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Prom season means competition – between mums

The nation’s mums are sharpening their competitive claws – as Prom season looms for high school pupils around the country, it has been revealed. The extravagant end of school bashes began to filter across to the UK after featuring in huge US film and telly shows such as Mean Girls and High School Musical. And [...]


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£14,000 – the lifetime spend on a woman’s hair

The average woman will spend more than £14,000 on her hair in a lifetime, a new study has revealed. Researchers found that trips to the hairdressers, grooming products and styling accessories will set a woman back around £37 a month. Over the course of the year, this adds up to just over £439 – or [...]


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Four hours, one cup of posh coffee and £117.32 spent – the perfect shopping trip

The perfect shopping trip involves a four hour trawl around stores, one cup of posh coffee and a cake – and a modest £117.32 dent in the bank balance, it has been revealed. Researchers, who polled 2,000 women who are regular shoppers, also found the ideal expedition to the local shopping centre would include a [...]


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Men last just 26 minutes before boredom hits while shopping with their other half

Women beware – the average bloke gets bored just 26 minutes into a day at the shops, a study has revealed. Researchers found that hot shops and partners who go into the same store several times over mean men are ready to head home less than half an hour after arriving at a shopping centre. [...]


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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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Men vs. Women online- women spend time shopping, men stick to news or NSFW

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Women are still more likely to go online for Facebook or online shopping- while men lean towards news, Twitter and porn, research has shown. A study of 2,000 people’s internet use compared the online habits of the sexes, and found that men clock up over 19 hours a week online – more than 42 solid [...]


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Judgement Day- when it comes to Christmas shopping, at least

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Forget the 21st, it’s judgement day today- at least when it comes to Christmas shopping. Today is the day when millions of Brits will be hit by an attack of festive panic – because they have done little or no Christmas shopping. With just five days to go until the 25th and even the next [...]


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The Christmas Shopping List- batteries, Sellotape and crackers top list of forgotten Christmas items

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Batteries, Sellotape and crackers have topped the list of the most commonly forgotten items at Christmas, research has shown. The study also reminded us that brandy, gravy and napkins also escape many of us by the time the day of festivities is upon us. Running out of gift tags is commonplace, while pigs in blankets, [...]


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Christmas Controversy- men are officially the best Christmas shoppers

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Men are officially the best Christmas shoppers, research has shown. A study of 2,000 Brits pitted the genders against one another to discover who has the best approach when it comes to bagging the goods. And men it was who emerged as the winners, with 30% regularly getting all of their Christmas shopping completed in [...]


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An hour a day Christmas shopping… at work?

Slightly cheeky ‘multi-tasking’ Brits will conduct much of their Christmas shopping from their desks, research has revealed. On average,  we’re spending at least one hour a day buying and researching gifts for friends and family without even leaving the office. Two thirds of those polled class a bit of Christmas shopping as a break from [...]


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