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The perfect Mother-Daughter relationship – brutal honesty on shopping trips, regular calls and girly weekend breaks

The perfect daughter speaks to her mum every day, shares a love of soap operas and gets on well with all her mum’s friends, a new survey has found. Researchers revealed she will also take her dear old mum out for a girly lunch once a week and will always be available in an emergency. [...]


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Freshly cut grass, Vicks vapour rub and classroom chalk among most nostalgic smells

The smell of sun cream, bubble gum and fish and chips have been unveiled on the list of 40 scents which trigger nostalgic childhood memories of school days, holidays and loved ones. The study of 2,000 adults also found freshly mown grass, candy floss and rain on hot tarmac set the senses harking back to [...]


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Women want to be more daring – but worry what mum would say…

Half of women admit they would love to be ‘more daring’ – but worry ‘what mum would say’, a new study has revealed. Researchers found millions of females yearn to quit their job, take time out to travel or get a tattoo, but fear the backlash from the leading lady in their life. Others said [...]


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Crashing computers and phone calls at 4.59pm – biggest office bugbears

Being copied in to emails that don’t concern you and the phone ringing at one minute to five have been named as the biggest office bugbears, a study has revealed. Researchers revealed other common complaints of the nation’s work force include the air con making the office too cold, colleagues speaking loudly on the phone and [...]


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Noisy eating, second-guessing plotlines and hogging the remote – the worst TV habits

Constant questioning of plotlines, flicking channels and noisy eating have been unveiled as some of the most annoying TV habits. Viewers who answer phone calls or guess the ending also featured highly in the list of irritating traits in a TV companion, alongside hogging the remote control and forgetting to record your favourite show. The [...]


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MOT’ing the car and renewing passports top most hated ‘life-admin’ jobs

The average adult spends the equivalent of one week every year carrying out life admin tasks, research has revealed. Experts calculated the typical adult dedicates three hours a week to sorting family admin such as renewing insurances, paying credit card bills, switching utility companies and renewing passports. The study revealed MOT’ing the car was named [...]


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Sex a ‘hobby’ for one in five

Almost one in five Brits now regard sex as a hobby – unsurprisingly sounding the death knell for stamp collecting, train spotting and bird watching, research has found. 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 [...]


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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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