Mother’s Day texts on the rise

March 30, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

One in three mums will receive a text instead of a card this Mother’s Day, a survey revealed today Research revealed cards are very much a thing of the past amid the digital age and have been replaced by Facebook posts, tweets and text messages. Incredibly, one in six people said they weren’t going to…

Fake tan ‘the biggest beauty blooper’

Fake tan ‘the biggest beauty blooper’

March 22, 2011 | by | 1 Comment

The Biggest Beauty Blooper of the 21st Century was today named and shamed as excessive fake tan. The ‘tangoed’ look – favoured by the likes of Katie Price and Kerry Katona – emerged as the worst possible make-up faux pas in a study of 3,000 women. Heavily pencilled-in or dyed eyebrows like those belonging to…

Psychologist: children shouldn’t watch TV before bed

Psychologist: children shouldn’t watch TV before bed

February 21, 2011 | by | 8 Comments

Watching television before bedtime is bad for a child’s emotional and psychological development, an expert claimed today. Researchers who studied the habits of 3,000 children found two thirds of primary school age kids now watch an hour-and-a-half of television instead of reading before bed. Today child psychologist Dr Richard Woolfson, who runs workshops on child…

Survey reveals staff have no loyalty to their employer

Survey reveals staff have no loyalty to their employer

January 31, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

As transfer deadline day grips footballing fans across the country, a new study has found that a third of workers have no loyalty to their employer. A survey of 3,000 workers revealed the days of the long serving ‘company man’ are now a distant memory. Instead of staying with the same employer for years, almost…

Liverpool named UK’s most festive city

Liverpool named UK’s most festive city

December 17, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Liverpool was today named the Most Festive City in the UK. Researchers found Scousers have forked out a massive £306 on Christmas decorations – including lights, wreaths, inflatable Santas and even POLAR BEARS. A massive nine in 10 residents have outdoor lights whilst a quarter are displaying ‘Santa Stop Here’ signs. As well as Liverpudlians…

Remote control responsible for most Christmas family arguments

Remote control responsible for most Christmas family arguments

December 14, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The TV remote control causes more family arguments on Christmas Day than anything else, it has emerged. Rows over who is in charge of changing channels beat a host of other reasons for bust-ups on the big day, including cheating at board games, who washes up and Dad getting drunk. The second most common reason…

Home Alone voted greatest family Christmas movie

Home Alone voted greatest family Christmas movie

December 3, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Classic comedy Home Alone was today voted the greatest family Christmas movie of all time. The Oscar nominated film, in which Macaulay Culkin fends off idiotic burglars after his parents abandon him, beat animated classic It’s a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart to claim the title. The 1946 movie told the story of an angel…

Motorists spend eight months of their life in traffic

Motorists spend eight months of their life in traffic

November 22, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

British motorists will spend more than eight months of their life stuck in traffic jams, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found the average driver will spend five hours and 44 minutes behind the wheel each week – but an hour and 56 minutes of that is spent sitting in traffic. This adds up to just…

World’s most famous moustaches revealed

World’s most famous moustaches revealed

November 3, 2010 | by | 1 Comment

Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali’s moustache was today named the most famous ‘Tash of all time – beating WWF legend Hulk Hogan. The artist’s flamboyant and striking tash came top of the poll beating the wrestling star’s trademark blonde, handlebar moustache. Albert Einstein’s facial hair came in third place followed by German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche’s bushy…

Isn’t the Spanish Armada a dish? Schoolchildren’s nautical knowledge exposed

Isn’t the Spanish Armada a dish? Schoolchildren’s nautical knowledge exposed

October 20, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

British kids reckon the Spanish Armada is a national dish, Walter Raleigh invented the bicycle and James Cook was the captain of Starship Enterprise, according to research released today. The worrying stats emerged from a study of 2,000 schoolchildren which found most of them are clueless when it comes to nautical history. One in twenty…

Inspect the gadget: Brits spend nine hours a day fiddling with technology

Inspect the gadget: Brits spend nine hours a day fiddling with technology

October 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

The typical Briton now spends almost NINE HOURS a day fiddling with gadgets, it was revealed yesterday. Researchers found the average adult uses a computer for four hours a day, plus another hour and a half on a laptop. In addition they will also surf the web, text and use email or social media on…

BMW drivers are Britain’s angriest motorists

BMW drivers are Britain’s angriest motorists

October 12, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

BMW drivers were today named and shamed as Britain’s angriest motorists. Motorists who own the flashy German built cars are more likely to tailgate, flick the finger and speed than anyone else on the road, a poll revealed. More than half of all drivers said they had suffered a ‘bad experience’ at the hands of…

X Factor star Simon Cowell tops secret crush poll

October 11, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Mega-rich pop guru Simon Cowell has topped a poll of celebs women have a secret crush on. The X Factor judge, who bought a new Ferrari on Thursday to celebrate his 51st birthday, secured a third of the votes, beating Radio 1 jock Chris Moyles. Life On Mars star Phil Glenister was third and chat…

Britons exercising twice as much as they did 12 months ago

October 5, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Britain is on a mass health-kick with the average adult now doing twice as much exercise as they did 12 months ago, a study revealed today. The typical Brit enjoyed two fitness sessions a week, such as running, swimming, dancing or cycling this time last year – but now they are working out around four…

Stuck au van: Drivers of vans never let out at junctions

September 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Motorists are less likely to let vans pull out at junctions than any other vehicle, a study revealed today. While nine out of ten drivers regularly give the nod to cars waiting to join queueing traffic, one in three said they would ignore a white man van. Nearly half the drivers polled said they examined…

Dying ‘cheaper than it was a year ago’

September 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Dying is cheaper than it was a year ago, a study revealed today. An annual report showed in 2009 the average cost of death was £7,098 including cars, probate, flowers and other essentials. Now grieving families can expect to have to find around £6,801 – a drop of £297 – to bury or cremate a…

EastEnders is a dog’s favourite TV show

September 28, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

EastEnders is the favourite television programme of the nation’s dogs, a study revealed today. A poll of dog owners found pooches up and down Britain are more likely to settle down and enjoy the long-running BBC soap opera than any other show. The Dog Whisperer, X Factor and Crufts also emerged as programmes dogs will…