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Chasing Status – iPads, a 50 inch TV and a cleaner are the modern day status symbols

An iPad, convertible car, 50 inch TV – and a cleaner have been hailed as modern day status symbols. Researchers revealed the eclectic mix of items in a poll of 2,000 adults to find out how we judge success and wealth today. The report found that as well as the car you drive and house [...]


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Posted by Ben Harrow

Secret to a happy marriage

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Taking two holidays a year, having a meaningful conversation twice a week and cuddling 11 times in a fortnight are key to a happy marriage; it was revealed yesterday. A study of 2,000 happily married couples by Headwater Holidays has identified the main ingredients for a successful future together. It shows husband and wife benefit [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Come in number 1

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Racehorses carrying the No1 cloth win more races than any other nag, new figures revealed yesterday. A detailed analysis of results from 9,500 races in the UK during 2010 revealed No1 wins on 15 per cent of occasions. It also emerged there is no such thing as a lucky No 7, with the hapless horse [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Home sweet home

Home sweet home

A rural retreat with close access to a corner shop, post office and pub is the nation’s idea of the perfect home, a study has revealed. The findings emerged in a study of 2,000 homeowners, and shows the average person would be happy with a detached new build surrounded by half an acre of land. [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Racehorse valued at £100 million

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A British racehorse yesterday became the first nag in history to be valued at a  staggering £100million. Frankel, a three year old bay colt, has won all eight of his flat races and is the hot favourite for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot next weekend. But his incredible valuation – which is said [...]


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Posted by James Coleman

Happiness versus success

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British parents would rather their children grew up to be happy than successful, according to a new survey. Given the choice between a glittering career and a future filled with happiness, parents choose contentment for their offspring every time. More than half of parents polled simply aren’t concerned how academic their children are at all – as [...]


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Posted by Dan Drage

Nepotism still rife

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Eleven million Brits have landed a job through a friend or family member –provoking the question ‘Is who you know more important than what you know?’ New research has revealed one in three people are either working with a relative who gave them the role, or in a position which a family member helped them [...]


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Posted by Dan Drage

What’s the meaning of success?

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‘Success’ is tying the knot, driving a car worth £34,000 or earning £50,000 a year, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found Brits consider they have ‘made it’ once they have had kids, earn more than their parents did or have a house valued at £250,000. They may also enjoy jetting off on a week’s summer [...]


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Posted by Dan Drage

Secret desires split sexes

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A holiday home in Tuscany, a Tiffany diamond ring and a personal trainer are just some of the things women wish they could have; it was revealed yesterday. The findings emerged from a poll of 3,000 people by EuroMillions which asked ‘What would you buy if you won the jackpot?’ The men’s list included a [...]


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Posted by Dan Drage

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