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Meet Paul – the £26k earning, Man Utd supporting average Builder

The average builder earns £26,000, supports Manchester United – and is called Paul, it has been revealed. A study of 500 builders sought to profile the daily lives of Britain’s handiest men, with results showing they are most likely to have been married for ten years and drive 13,624 miles a year. They have at [...]


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One in three mums forced back into work – because partner’s income isn’t enough

One in three mums has been forced back into work – because their partner’s income simply doesn’t stretch far enough, a study has revealed. The research found that one in three has even had to cover up money worries from friends and family to avoid awkward or probing questions. A further one in five confess [...]


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One in six have a ‘second job’ to make ends meet

One in six Brits has a second job to make ends meet, new research has shown. A study, of 2,000 adults revealed the incredible extent to which many people are struggling to keep their heads above water. It found one in six workers – or around six million people – have taken on a second [...]


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Half have an ‘uneven’ work-life balance

One in two adults feels they have an uneven work-life balance, new research has shown. A study into the health and happiness of 2,000 men and women revealed four in ten were unable to describe themselves as happy, as working long hours, eating a poor diet and lack of sleep take a toll on their [...]


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One in five have missed job or grad scheme because of qualifications

One in six adults admit they are ‘embarrassed’ by their lack of education, research has revealed. A detailed report found 54% regret not working harder at school, and worry they will not reach the career highs they may well have done had they put in more effort. It also emerged that 47% have taken action [...]


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Majority of parents are ‘pushing’ children towards careers

Six in ten parents admit to trying to push their child down a particular career route, it has been revealed. Researchers found that parents are trying to influence their child’s career or education plans, with many admitting it’s to try and convince them to follow the path they wish they had taken. Other reasons for [...]


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Need a break from work? Wait until you’re 38…

If you’re considering taking a sabbatical from the stresses and strains of modern life, 38 is the ideal age to do it, a study has found. Researchers found as you approach your forties, this is the time when you are financially secure and established enough in your career that you can afford to take an [...]


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Secretly hating Secret Santa – one in five have ‘fallen out’ over a gift

One in five workers have fallen out with a colleague – over the office ‘Secret Santa’, it has been revealed. Researchers found that workers have been left ‘upset’ or ‘embarrassed’ after being handed an unsuitable or inappropriate gift by a colleague. And more than one in ten even went so far as to say they [...]


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‘Active’ holidays leave you less lazy when you get back to work

People who go on active holidays find it easier to get back into the swing of things than those who just lounge by the pool, a study has revealed. Researchers found that spending days relaxing on a sun lounger, doing nothing but sipping cocktails and reading books often mean longer is needed to get back [...]


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Families gets just 36 minutes of quality time together each day

The average family manages just 36 minutes of quality time together a day, new research has revealed. A study found that hectic work schedules and the sheer volume of domestic chores leave little time for family fun. Researchers also found that a typical family will find time for just 15 days out together every year. [...]


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