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Mums-to-be planning conception – around weather, weddings and work

Half of modern mums are meticulously planning the timing of their new arrival around weather, weddings and work commitments, a study has found. Researchers found the excitement of discovering a new baby is on the way has been replaced by an operation reminiscent of a military manoeuvre, involving times, dates and even locations. Among 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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Grating vegetables into food and hanging clothes to save ironing – mum’s list of clever ‘cheats’

The average mum relies on a string of clever ‘cheats’ to get by – including passing off bought cakes as their own, spraying furniture polish when visitors are on their way and bribing the kids to get ready for school, it has been revealed. Other common cheats include freezing food for later use, grating vegetables [...]


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Three quarters are stuck in Groundhog Day

Three quarters of Brits are living a Groundhog Day lifestyle – because they are ‘frightened of change’, a study has revealed. Researchers found as many as three quarters of us stick with the same hairstyle, the same hair colour and have the same thing for breakfast each and every day. They also have a favourite [...]


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One in four women are dieting – with their dog

One in four women have gone on a diet – with their DOG, according to new research. Six in ten dog owners have put their precious pooch on a diet, giving them portion control, exercise routines and even ‘flex days’ to help them shift the pounds. In fact, almost one in five women will have [...]


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‘Fakebooking’ – one third of a woman’s Facebook page is ‘spun’

One third of the content on the average woman’s Facebook page is ‘spun’, a new survey has revealed.  Millions of women now admit to editing and de-tagging pictures, changing ‘check-ins’ and sharing links that make them look intelligent or funny – even if they haven’t read them – to appear more interesting online. The results [...]


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The ultimate retirement Bucket List – getting a dog, starting an allotment, and seeing the Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights, buying a dog and travelling around the country by train are just some of the things on the average retiree’s bucket list. A survey of 2,000 people has revealed a top 50 list of all the ambitions people have for the years after they leave work. As well as hiking around [...]


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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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PPI calls, Candy Crush and roadworks – life’s biggest time wasters

Commuting, Candy Crush, and cleaning – now alongside PPI phone calls and automated telephone systems on the list of life’s biggest time wasters, a new survey has shown. Researchers identified a top 50 list of time wasters, ranging from situations people cannot control like traffic jams to self-inflicted ‘time wasting’ activities, like catching up on [...]


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Six winter weekends wasted because of horrible weather

The average Brit ‘wasted’ SIX weekends this winter – because they couldn’t be bothered to get dressed and venture out in the cold and rain. A study found as many as one in four of us decided to batten down the hatches and stay indoors on the rain-drenched winter weekends. It also emerged one in [...]


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