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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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The golden rules of modern day phone etiquette

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Avoiding writing in caps, not putting less kisses than the other person and not checking your phone at the table have been revealed as golden rules of phone etiquette. Tweeting in church and being on your phone while being served at a checkout were included in the list of no-nos. Overuse of smileys, abbreviations and [...]


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Good news by phone, bad by text – modern day communication habits

Brits deliver good news over the phone but are three times more likely to text if it’s bad, new research has shown. A study into the modern day communication habits of 2,000 people highlighted the tendency to hide behind technology if delivering difficult or gloomy news. In fact, a quarter would prefer to send condolences [...]


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It’s official – dad rules the remote

Dads are officially in charge of the remote control, research has revealed. A study showed dads are both the first to hit the sofa in the evening and are the one who gets to decide what shows will form the night’s viewing. Researchers found dads rule the remote in as many as seven out ten [...]


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Home Alone voted best Christmas movie ever

Home Alone has been named as the number one Christmas film of all time, a new survey has shown. The 1990 family favourite sees Macaulay Culkin as the inventive youngster left to defend the family home from two hapless crooks. And the antics of Kevin McCallister beat traditional golden oldies It’s a Wonderful Life and [...]


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Love Actually voted perfect first date movie – The Exorcist voted the worst

Love Actually has been hailed as the perfect first date movie – while The Exorcist was named as the worst, according to new research. The 2003 classic, which starred Hugh Grant, Colin Firth and Keira Knightley, beat other popular rom-coms such as Notting Hill to claim the title. By contrast, the horrific, blood-spattered Exorcist film [...]


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Almost half of parents have found ‘inappropriate content’ on child’s smartphone

Seven in ten parents feel their children need more protection when going online, research has revealed. While six in ten parents say mobile phones are a crucial part of communicating as a family, the same number worry about the content their child is exposed to via their smartphone. Pornography and violent material are the leading [...]


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Mobile life – iPhone users are image conscious, Blackberry users earn the most

iPhone owners are more vain and spend more on clothes and grooming than those who have BlackBerrys, it has been revealed. A lifestyle study of 2,000 smartphone users found people with an iPhone are more image conscious and generally rate themselves more attractive than those with other handsets. But BlackBerry owners, however, are busier, send [...]


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