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Chocolate, clean sheets and a cuddle – life’s little pleasures

Clean bed sheets, a cuddle with a partner and booking a holiday are among a list of the 50 most pleasurable things in life, a new study has revealed. Christmas dinners, chocolate and someone saying ‘I love you’ also made the list, as did country walks, catching up with old friends and getting a compliment. [...]


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TV and computer games replacing normal play for children as young as 5

Traditional childhood games like cowboys and Indians and dressing-up are dead and buried – and have been replaced by hours spent on Mario Kart and Sonic, according to research. A study carried out among 1,269 children aged five to 11 found only a quarter still amuse themselves with traditional games such as dressing up as [...]


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Men happier in retirement than women, more financially secure

It’s official – men are happier in their retirement than women. A new study has explored all aspects of retirement and found that for men, the twilight years are amongst the best of their life. Men thoroughly enjoy getting their teeth into new hobbies and interests, and are happy to spend time chilling out at [...]


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Children playing outside just half as much as their parents

Modern children spend just half the time playing outdoors than their parents did when they were young, a study has revealed. Researchers found today’s kids are more inclined to stay indoors and watch television, play computer games and in some cases, even do their homework, rather than go outside to play. The figures show during [...]


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Retirees are rediscovering their youth (and are fitter now than in their 20s)

The average retiree enjoys three holidays a year – and is fitter than they were while working, research has revealed. Experts found that far from adopting a ‘One Foot in the Grave’ attitude, most pensioners are ignoring traditional retirement expectations and  rediscovering their youth instead. The statistics revealed over half of those polled are now [...]


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A nation of kidults- our colouring, cuddly toy-loving and kids TV-watching parents

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Britain has become a nation of ‘kidults’ – adults obsessed with childish pastimes such as playing computer games and spending hours on Facebook. Researchers found that 57% of the population admit they are ‘immature’ and would rather partake in hobbies more commonly associated with the younger generation and their own children. Indeed, British adults would [...]


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Leisurely Pursuits- A country stroll tops the list of favourite pastimes

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Walking in the countryside is Britain’s best loved pastime, even beating the likes of Facebook, a study has revealed. Research carried out among 2,000 adults found a country stroll was voted ahead of eating out and reading a book in the garden to claim top spot. Enjoying a pint in the pub came fourth in [...]


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Inspired Offspring- half of children pushed to live their parents dreams

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Millions of parents admit they live their life vicariously through their children by encouraging them to hit the highs in sports and hobbies which they never achieved, as researchers have found that nearly half of parents have encouraged their offspring to go down a certain path in life because it was something they were keen [...]


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Square Eyed Summer- Kids spend 12 days in front of a screen over summer holidays

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The average child will spend a staggering 143 hours and 36 minutes of the summer holidays staring at a screen, a study has revealed. Playing computer games, watching television and playing games on phones or other consoles mean very few children will have been out and about in Britain’s parks this summer. Instead, they’ll be [...]


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Hot off the press- ‘mummy porn’ revamps of classic novels set to shock readers

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Shockingly, a string of classic novels such as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Sherlock Holmes have been given a controversial Fifty Shades of Grey-style makeover to capitalise on the boom in sales of ‘mummy porn’. Literary purists will be horrified by British publishing house Total E-Bound‘s adaptation of the timeless tomes which will now [...]


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