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20 million Brits still scared of the dark

Dark Sunset

Four in 10 British adults are still scared of the dark, research has revealed. This means the equivalent of 19.7 million adults up and down the UK will cower under the bedcovers rather than get up in the middle of the night. Watching a scary movie, being home alone and hearing strange noises in the [...]


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Brits make unhealthy choices

Alcohol

Four in ten Brits reckon they are healthy – but in reality are couch potatoes, a shock report revealed yesterday. Researchers found that despite best efforts, so called “healthy” adults snack on crisps, drink too much and munch on takeaways and ready meals each week from the comfort of their sofa. They are also glued [...]


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Tech-fuelled reading binge

Kindle

Tech savvy Brits downloaded twice as many books to read on holiday this year than those that still read hardbacks and paperbacks, new research has shown. Those that own an e-reader, such as an iPad or a Kindle, downloaded more than five books to read compared to someone that didn’t have an e-reader, who took [...]


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Parents preach vocational path

Gove

A quarter of British parents are actively discouraging their children from going to University – due to the hike in tuition fees, according to new research. The shock findings emerged in a poll of 1,000 parents of kids aged 13 to 18 – and shows 88 per cent consider the new costs announced by the [...]


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Hotel bed test bonanza

Bed Tester 2

Bubbly Natalie Thomas goes to work every day with a spring in her step – thanks to her job as a hotel bed tester. Strawberry blonde Natalie, 39, heads up a team of ten ‘bouncers’ whose job it is to ensure the quality of 46,000 beds for budget chain Premier Inn. The thousands of mattresses [...]


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Old fashioned values prevail

Kitchen

A WOMAN’S cooking ability improves dramatically after she moves in with her partner as she happily takes on the traditional female household role a new study has shown. Research shows that three quarters of women not only cook more but are better at it than when they are single. Nearly three quarters of women think [...]


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Eco-measures on back burner

Earth

Nearly half of company bosses believe their company is NOT eco-friendly, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found that despite the majority of business owners trying to take steps to reduce their carbon output, millions still reckon it’s too costly, time consuming and impractical. A ‘can’t be bothered’ attitude, lack of knowledge and ‘other priorities’ were [...]


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Cost of being dumped

nail polish

The average single female spends £500 on reinventing herself after being dumped, it was revealed yesterday. The findings emerged in a new study, commissioned by Superdrug, of 2,000 women who have found themselves picking up the pieces after a boyfriend decided enough was enough. More than half of those polled admitted they had at some [...]


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Neighbours become good friends

Neighbours

The average Brit counts four neighbours amongst their friends, a report revealed yesterday. Researchers who studied modern friendships, based on face-to-face relationships rather than online acquaintances, found we typically have 26 close friends. And almost one in five of those are people who live in or close to our street, close or cul-de-sac. The study [...]


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Men duck DIY duties

Tools

Four out of ten blokes would rather employ a tradesman than attempt basic DIY jobs, it was revealed yesterday. The study of 2,000 men found most lack the ability to carry out straightforward tasks such as tiling walls, fitting a carpet or changing taps. Incredibly, 47 per cent of men admitted they didn’t know how [...]


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