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Raven Master and Swan Marker – some of Britain’s most unusual jobs

Experts have revealed a list of the most unusual jobs in Britain – with raven master, swan marker and tea tester all making the top ten. The bizarre roles, many of which have existed for hundreds of years, emerged following research into the weird and wonderful nature of modern employment in Britain. Other odd jobs [...]


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Dad’s the ‘fun one’ – and mum doesn’t approve

Millions of mums reckon they get a raw deal – because dad gets a hero’s welcome as soon as he walks through the door, new research has shown. Researchers found a large percentage of mums are left down in the dumps when, after a long day caring for the kids and laying down the law, [...]


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Steve Jobs honoured among ‘Greatest Ever Americans’

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been honored on a list of the Greatest Ever Americans alongside Jennifer Aniston, Elvis Presley – and Miley Cyrus. Jobs masterminded a global tech revolution with devices such as the iPod, iPad and iPhone before losing his battle with pancreatic cancer in October 2011 at the age of 56. Other [...]


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Five dates, three movies and five phone-calls – before a woman takes things to the bedroom

The average single girl is not prepared to have sex with a new partner until the fifth date, new research has revealed. A study carried out among 2,000 adults – split 50/50 between male and female – found the typical woman will enjoy four dates to judge the suitability of a potential new boyfriend.  It [...]


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Green with envy – 40% of gardens are ‘inspired’ by the neighbours

Experts have unveiled the secret inspiration behind Britain’s gardens – a peep over next door’s fence. A study of 2,000 homeowners found a large percentage of us admit jealousy over a neighbour’s well-manicured lawns and flowerbeds. Results also show the envy regularly spills over and ends up with a trip to the garden centre to [...]


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Buying a dog, giving up alcohol and banning social media – ways to save an ailing relationship

Quitting Facebook, ditching ‘unsuitable’ friends – and buying a dog – have been hailed as the best ways to save an ailing relationship. Researchers, who polled 2,000 Brits, found it often takes much more than a hug and a kiss to patch up a partnership after a nasty bust-up or rocky patch. The study discovered [...]


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Wayne, Liam and Ryan names of biggest love rats

Men called Wayne, Liam and Ryan are mostly likely to cheat on their partners, it has been revealed. A study of 2,000 women looked at their experiences with men in the past and saw Wayne ranked as the least trustworthy name when it comes to love. Liam, Ryan and Matt followed close behind in the [...]


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The Mum-line – women spend two months of their life chatting to mum on the phone

The average woman will spend the equivalent of two months of her life chatting on the phone – to her mum, a new study and infographic has revealed. Researchers found that women make an average of three calls a week to their mum, with each conversation lasting just over 16 minutes. That’s a total of [...]


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Singletons spend £1,536 more a year than coupled-up Brits

Singletons spend more on vanity products and clothes than those of us in relationships do, a new study has found. The study of 2,000 adults found marked differences in personal spending between those in couples and those who are yet to find love. As well as shelling out more on items to make them look [...]


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On the floor, in the sink, or on a pet – weirdest places our pancakes have landed

One in four Brits officially can’t toss a pancake, a study has revealed. Researchers found millions of adults struggle to flip their pancake each year, with many claiming their attempts often get stuck to the ceiling, land on the floor or even on a nearby pet. A third even do all they can to avoid [...]


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