Shopping Excuses

‘I haven’t bought anything for ages’ and ‘I deserve this’ are the top excuses used by guilty women after a shopping spree, it emerged yesterday. A third of shoppers use a pre-prepared list of excuses to justify their spending to their partners – ‘It’s a bargain’, ‘I need this to cheer me up’ and ‘it…

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Secret snackers

One in three women admit snacking in secret, a study revealed yesterday. Embarrassment about the type of food they eat, as well as the amount of snacks they consume means 33 per cent enjoy a quiet pick-me-up when no-one else is watching. And two thirds of those even keep their snacks a secret from their…

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Personality over Qualifications

Employers now place personal attributes above the importance of a degree among potential job candidates, it emerged yesterday . Research carried out among 2,000 business decision makers found most now believe a degree is ‘a given’ and so judge applicants on a string of key personality traits rather than qualifications. Characteristics such as confidence, leadership…

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Pocket Money Patterns

Frugal parents are encouraging their children to work for their pocket money rather than handing it over for doing nothing, it emerged yesterday. Research revealed the days of kids being presented with a weekly hand-out have been replaced by a more modern PAYE style system. A study found more than half of parents now price…

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Cockney Slang is Out

Cockney rhyming slang is dying out, a study revealed yesterday. It may be hard to Adam and Eve, but the rhyming language so strongly associated with the nation’s capital is losing its place in modern speech. The research, which was commissioned by the Museum of London, tested the British public on their knowledge of the…

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Changing Tastes

Mineral water, olives and pro-biotic drinks have taken over from lard, fish paste and liver as British fridge staples, it emerged yesterday. A healthier approach to life has also seen dripping, kidneys and black pudding disappear to be replaced by curry paste, hummus and pre-prepared bags of salad. It also emerged marmalade and preserves have…

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Britain Loves Cleaning

MORE than a third of women have admitted that they secretly like cleaning, a study has revealed. Although most would never tell their partners the majority admitted to getting excited when certain things needed doing around the house; they got a huge amount of satisfaction from making sure their home was spic and span. Women…

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Top 20 things British people miss when away

British holidaymakers start to miss home four days and 14 hours into their sunshine break, a study revealed yesterday. Researchers found a yearning for popular television shows, home cooking and the perfect cup of tea leads our thoughts drifting back to Britain. Drinking tap water without worrying was a huge miss for 40 per cent…

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Top 20 British Priorities

Millions of Brits are more worried about having ‘beer money’ than saving for a pension, research revealed yesterday. The ‘live for today’ attitude also extends to many of us placing a good social life, being slim and yearly holidays above saving for the future . The worrying trend emerged in a ‘Priority Report’ published by…

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