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Internet dating, blogging and Groupon on list of modern ‘hobbies’

Facebooking, Tweeting and surfing the web have been hailed as modern day hobbies – sounding the death knell for stamp collecting, train spotting and bird watching. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found pastimes have changed dramatically, with millions of Brits also now listing online dating and internet shopping among their ‘hobbies’. The poll also found [...]


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Is your man hiding? Check the garden or the bathroom…

The garden, the bathroom – and the local pub – have been named among a list of men’s favourite places. A study of 2,000 males found the most popular place to escape and gather their thoughts was the bedroom, with the study and the car also making the top ten. The report also found as [...]


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A tennis court, electric gates and a nanny – the modern day status symbols

Gone are the days of showing off a cordless phone, dishwasher and conservatory – symbols of success now include a high performance car, a nanny for the children and a swimming pool in the back garden, research has revealed. The study of 2,000 Brits shows just how much times have changed in the space of [...]


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Getting lucky – half still believe in superstitions like crossing fingers and dodging cracks in the pavement

Half of Brits believe old superstitions such as keeping your fingers crossed and not walking under ladders DO bring them good luck, a new survey has shown. Researchers, who carried out a detailed study among 2000 adults, found that over a third would describe themselves as ‘lucky’, and put their good fortune down to adhering [...]


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Men opt for the movie, while women pick the novel

Men are giving up on reading books – because they prefer to watch the big screen version instead, a study has revealed. Researchers found that being too busy, not enjoying reading and preferring to spend their spare time on the internet means men read fewer books, read more slowly and are less likely to finish [...]


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One in three are ’round-dodgers’

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One in three Brits admit to ‘dodging’ rounds in the pub, a study has revealed. Researchers found millions of drinkers admit to hiding in toilets, sneaking outside for a cigarette or even leaving the pub completely to get out of having to get some drinks in. Others owned up to claiming to have forgotten their [...]


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Women feel ‘invisible’ to opposite sex by 51

Women feel invisible to the opposite sex at the age of 51, it has been revealed. A detailed study of 2,000 women revealed a large percentage felt once they reached 51 they no longer received the level of attention they once used to. Many even went as far as to admit they felt ‘ignored’. The [...]


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Three quarters are stuck in Groundhog Day

Three quarters of Brits are living a Groundhog Day lifestyle – because they are ‘frightened of change’, a study has revealed. Researchers found as many as three quarters of us stick with the same hairstyle, the same hair colour and have the same thing for breakfast each and every day. They also have a favourite [...]


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The sea breeze, baking and fish and chips top list of nation’s favourite smells

The sea breeze, cut grass and pine trees are amongst the nation’s favourite smells, a new survey has found. The study of 2,000 detailed the 50 most commonly loved smells for Brits and found a tendency to choose scents that evoke nostalgia and remind them of particular places and people. A slice of the outdoors and [...]


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Women’s sexual confidence peaks at 31

Women reach a peak of sexual confidence at the age of 31, new research has revealed. Experts, who carried out a detailed study, found 31 to be the age when most women are experienced enough to be confident in their body shape and their sexual prowess. The study also found being in a loving, long-term [...]


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