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Selfie-Esteem: Young Brits spend over five hours a week taking selfies

The average 16-25 year old woman spends over FIVE HOURS a week taking selfies, new research has shown. A study asking 2,000 women about their self-image found those in the younger age bracket to be the worst offenders for taking constant photographs of themselves. Over half confessed they take selfies frequently, with the average snap-rate [...]


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The Perfect Shopping Trip

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NEWS COPY  The perfect shopping trip involves a four hour trawl around stores, a cup of posh coffee and a flapjack – and a modest £131 dent in the bank balance, it emerged yesterday. Researchers who polled 2,000 Brits who shop regularly also found the ideal shopping expedition would include leaving home at 10am for [...]


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Posted by Jack Peat

Brits Struggle to Quit Social Media

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NEWS COPY The study into modern friendship, commissioned by Thomas J Fudge’s Remarkable Bakery, also revealed the majority of Brits (58 per cent) think that social media has a negative impact on their friendships, with nearly two thirds fearing their friendships are becoming more superficial. Researchers who asked 2,000 adults about their online habits found 45 per cent [...]


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Modern LIfe’s Top 50 Misconceptions

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Experts yesterday revealed a list of modern life’s top 50 misconceptions – including the mistaken belief coffee is made from beans and chameleons change colour to match their surroundings. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! London compiled the list of ‘faux facts’, many of which are passed round daily, and explains coffee is actually made from [...]


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Britain’s most common lunches

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The humble cheese sandwich is the most popular workday lunch in Britain, new research reveals. A study into the lunchtime eating habits of 2,000 office workers found three in ten tuck into EXACTLY the same thing for lunch each work day. The results showed 32 per cent eat an identical lunch every day and have [...]


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Facebook Votes Con/UKIP Coalition

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NEWS COPY If Facebook likes were seats in this year’s General Election the result would be a Conservative UKIP coalition, new research has found, but Twitter follows would equate to a Labour coalition with the Greens and SNP. By taking six UK political parties into consideration and equating their percentage share of Facebook and Twitter [...]


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Alan Turing’s Enigma Calculations go to Auction

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NEWS COPY – WITH PICTURES A notebook revealing Alan Turing’s mind-boggling calculations as he battled to crack the Enigma code during World War II is expected to fetch #600,000 at auction. The book – which has never been seen in public before – dates from 1942 when he was working at Bletchley Park to break the [...]


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Time-consuming decision of the average Brit

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The average Brit takes 10 minutes to make an everyday decision, a study has revealed. Researchers found instead of immediately deciding what to have for lunch, how to spend money or what to wear, most people will consider all of their options before making up their minds. Deciding which film to watch takes an average [...]


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Boring Brits Told to Spice up their Lives

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NEWS COPY Four in ten Brits have been told they’re boring on at least one occasion, new research has revealed, with London home to the most boring population in the country. Rather than white water rafting, swimming with sharks or hand-gliding, most Brits consider getting an unplanned takeaway as their idea of risk-taking. The study, [...]


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Facebook Campaign to Find Owner of Long Lost Ring

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NEWS COPY A Facebook campaign to find the owner of a gold ring has been initiated after a holidayer in Bali found an engraved ring on a beach. The campaign, which has already been shared more than 4,500 times, looks to locate the owner using the family crest on the front of the ring and [...]


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