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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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Having a dog is great – for your social life

Having a dog is good for your social life, adding an average of three friends to your social circle, according to new research. The findings emerged from a detailed study carried out among 1500 dog owners, which discovered sharing casual greetings, anecdotes and tips on canine care on the daily walk opens new doors socially. The [...]


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Girlfriends > Husband – women prefer a day off with their girlfriends over their other half

Four in ten women would rather spend time with their girlfriends than their husbands, it has been revealed. Researchers found that most women would prefer to spend a day off with their best friend as they are more fun and more likely to enjoy a good gossip. A brutal 46% of females simply said women [...]


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Shopping with friends is great for your wardrobe – but terrible for your bank balance

Shopping with friends is great for your wardrobe – but terrible for your bank balance, a new study has revealed. Experts found 62% of women who trawl the shops with a female friend will spend more money than those who venture to the high street on their own. In fact, girls tend to fork out [...]


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Night in beats a night out for women dodging queues and ducking the weather

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Modern women enjoy a night in even more than a night out – and even dress up for the occasion, it has been revealed. Researchers, who asked 2,000 women under the age of 40 to rate aspects of nights in and nights out, found an increasing trend towards eventful evenings spent at home. The results [...]


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Buddying-up abroad- 70% of Brits are ‘friends’ with people in other countries

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A massive seven in ten Brits are now ‘friends’ with someone who is living outside of the UK, a survey has found. Better technologies and cheaper call have led to the average Brit having friends or relatives in three separate countries, with Australia, the USA and Canada the most common. One in ten Brits even [...]


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Men now nattering on the phone for hours, as women shift to social media

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Men are surprisingly better at speaking to their friends, while women are now shifting towards social media, a study has revealed. The cliche is that women love spending hours on the phone chatting to friends- but this stereotype has been turned on its head, after researchers found men are better at keeping in touch, especially [...]


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Friendly Competition- exercising with mates more effective than exercising alone

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It’s official – exercising with friends is better than exercising alone, according to new research. With friends, findings show that we’ll work harder, last longer and burn more calories than we would alone. The findings emerged in a study of 1,000 women, comparing the habits of those who prefer to go solo and those who [...]


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House’mates’- girls make the best housemates (despite being BY FAR the most argumentative)

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It’s official- it’s the girls that make the best housemates. A study of 2,000 house sharing Brits found that girls narrowly edge the vote when it comes to making home-life heavenly. However, a massive 42% think that girls are the most argumentative- only 6% thought it was guys that stir up trouble. The study also [...]


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The top 20 arguments for House’mates’

Leaving washing-up in the sink, pinching food and not paying their share of the bills have been named as the most common rows between housemates, research has revealed. A study of 2,000 people who share a home with friends or housemates revealed the top 20 biggest complaints spurred by living with friends and strangers – [...]


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