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Supermarket Steep: Half of Brits would be financially struggling if the cost of everyday items rose at the same rate as houses

Supermarket Steep: Half of Brits would be financially struggling if the cost of everyday items rose at the same rate as houses

Over half of Brits would struggle financially if the cost of our weekly shop was to rise at the same rate as house prices according to a new study. The research, carried out by Property Rescue, found that the 46% inflation rate on house prices since 2006 would mean that a third of the nation […]

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Eight in ten Brits struggle to “switch off” at bedtime

Eight in ten Brits struggle to “switch off” at bedtime

One in three Brits are so stressed at work they have checked their emails in the middle of the night, a study has found. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found 79 per cent struggle to switch off at bedtime and leave the stress of work and their daily life behind them. Six in 10 even […]

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Catalonia reveals its diverse culture as tourism to the region hits all time high

Catalonia reveals its diverse culture as tourism to the region hits all time high

The region of Catalonia, located in the north east of Spain, is inviting tourists to discover the rich cultural heritage it has to offer after welcoming 19 million visitors last year. Whilst Spain’s tourism hot spots are well documented, surrounding areas within the Catalonian region are often overlooked in favour of its historic capital city, […]

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Women step away from traditional bikini hair styles

Women step away from traditional bikini hair styles

‘Short back and sides’ and ’minimalist’ are among the weird and wonderful names women are using to describe the styles of their bikini lines, a study has found. Researchers found women are ‘personalising’ their styles amid confusion over exactly what traditional styles such as a ‘Brazilian’ actually looks like. Other terms women find baffling are […]

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One company’s tireless innovation of the sleep industry

One company’s tireless innovation of the sleep industry

Buying a mattress in 2018 is a very different experience to what it was just a few years ago. Bed showrooms were full to bursting with hundreds of apparently identical mattresses at vastly different prices, leaving most consumers wondering how on earth to choose the right one for their needs. And what are their needs […]

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This is the age when men hit their style ‘prime’

This is the age when men hit their style ‘prime’

Men hit their style ‘prime’ at the age of 30, a study has found. After years of experimenting with their clothes and facial hair, men finally find a look they feel confident in after reaching the milestone age. The journey to the style peak will see the average bloke try three different facial hair styles, […]

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Celebrate Great British Beef Week with quick simple recipes for all the family

Celebrate Great British Beef Week with quick simple recipes for all the family

From quick curries to fiery steaks and delicious pastas, beef remains one of the nation’s favourite meats.  In celebration of Great British Beef Week – which takes place between Monday 23rd April and Monday 30th April – we’re encouraging you to cook these delicious and nutritious recipes at home. Organised by Ladies in Beef, this […]

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Brits “increasingly afraid” to show their national pride

Brits “increasingly afraid” to show their national pride

Patriotic Brits are increasingly afraid to show their national pride in public for fear of ridicule or abuse, a study found. Research revealed many believe national pride is on the wane, with younger generations placing less importance on patriotism than ever before. And one in four believe we are currently living in the least patriotic […]

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These are the signs that you are getting old

These are the signs that you are getting old

Forgetting people’s names, groaning when you bend down and falling asleep in front of the TV are among the signs you’re getting old, according to research. A poll of 2,000 adults also found needing an afternoon nap, finding it tricky to sit cross-legged and choosing comfort over style are indicators you’re getting on a bit. […]

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Revealed: The top 30 challenges about starting a business

Revealed: The top 30 challenges about starting a business

Maintaining a social life, taking time off for holidays and dating are among the hardest things about starting your own business, a study found. Establishing your business in the marketplace, working weekends and believing in yourself also appeared among the challenges when finally making the decision to ‘go out on your own’. The fear of […]

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Brits are stuck in a rut when it comes to meal times

Brits are stuck in a rut when it comes to meal times

Six in ten Brits are eating the same foods every day, a study has found. A study of 2,000 adults revealed not wanting to stray from what they like, a lack of time to be more adventurous and being a fussy eater means many of us eat identical meals and snacks on a loop. One […]

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Brits have no time to relax, new research reveals

Brits have no time to relax, new research reveals

One in four Brits claim they have ‘no time to relax’ – a study has found. Long working hours, struggling to switch off at the end of the day and hectic family lives mean millions often have days where they get no down time at all. One in four even went as far as to […]

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Parents “too busy” for family days out

Parents “too busy” for family days out

Parents yearn for more family days out – but are simply too busy to find the time, a study has found. Research revealed being busy doing chores, kids not wanting to do the same things and mum and dad having to work late are just some of the reasons families don’t get enough time together. […]

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Tiny travelers take charge in Merry Hill travel agents

Tiny travelers take charge in Merry Hill travel agents

Would you let your children to book your family holiday for you? New research suggests UK kids crave more responsibility over the family holiday, and Marella Cruises are giving them the chance. Today, Marella Cruises put adventure-craving youngsters in charge of a desk at their Merry Hill store, as recent research from the cruise company reveals that tiny-travelers really […]

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Japan’s best kept hidden secrets unveiled as tourism to country reaches all time high

Japan’s best kept hidden secrets unveiled as tourism to country reaches all time high

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) has launched a new campaign “Enjoy my Japan” after new figures reveal tourism to the country has increased by 3.5 times in the past five years. Whilst Japan’s tourism hot spots are well documented, the new campaign reflects the country’s rich culture, providing never before shared information on the country’s […]

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Bad eyesight leading to middle-aged Brits developing “long-arm syndrome”

Bad eyesight leading to middle-aged Brits developing “long-arm syndrome”

A worrying number of middle-aged Brits have such bad eyesight they rely on ‘long-arm syndrome’ to see phone and tablet screens clearly. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults aged 45 plus found just under four in 10 have to resort to holding their device at arm’s length to focus their eyes properly. Long-sightedness – which becomes […]

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Research reveals children form opinions on the job roles available to them at a very young age

Research reveals children form opinions on the job roles available to them at a very young age

Many schoolchildren don’t think women can be builders, footballers or lorry drivers, according to a survey. Researchers who polled 1,000 boys and girls aged four to eight found many have already formed an opinion on the careers available to different genders. When asked which jobs are for boys, 40 per cent of children polled said […]

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The Inspirational Women of Latitude Festival

The Inspirational Women of Latitude Festival

The Latitude Festival line-up is jam-packed with inspiring women from all walks of life — among them musicians, comedians, artists, writers, activists and performers. To mark International Women’s Day today (8 March 2018) Latitude Festival celebrates these inspirational women. Latitude music headliners and Grammy Award-winning recording artist, songwriter, and visual artist Solange Knowles received the Harvard […]

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The average first-time buyer is now seven years older than in 1960

The average first-time buyer is now seven years older than in 1960

The average first-time buyer is now seven years older than in 1960 and needs to save around £20,000 to be able to buy a home, a study has found. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults found a huge difference in the profile of someone buying their first home through the generations. Today, first-time buyers will be […]

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Research reveals the formula for a perfect film

Research reveals the formula for a perfect film

The perfect film features two car chases, three fight scenes and two twists, according to research. The ultimate blockbuster would also include two romantic moments, two villains and be exactly two hours long. Movie lovers also expect the lead character to be introduced after supporting characters and have a soundtrack inspired by the compositions in […]

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Brits need £5.4 to afford everything on their lottery wishlist

Brits need £5.4 to afford everything on their lottery wishlist

Everyone dreams of a lottery win – and realistic Brits reckon a £5.4m windfall would be ‘just enough’, according to a poll. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found most reckon they would need to bag £5,402,013.03 in order to cover the cost of their most-desired aspirational items. Buying a flashy holiday home, paying […]

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Health app revolutionises the lives of vulnerable people in Kenya

Health app revolutionises the lives of vulnerable people in Kenya

An app is revolutionising the lives of vulnerable people in Kenya by helping them manage the burden of unexpected medical costs. Single mums and elderly people are signing up to the mobile health wallet service M-TIBA, which allows individuals to send, save and spend funds for their medical treatments. Prior to its development, the severe […]

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Smiliest and grumpiest places in the UK revealed

Smiliest and grumpiest places in the UK revealed

Worcester is the smile capital of the UK, it has emerged. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found folk in the city grin 27 times a week on average. That’s 10 more times than the national average of 17 times a week, and 15 more than Edinburgh, who manage just 12 smiles a week. […]

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Brits have revealed exactly how they take their tea

Brits have revealed exactly how they take their tea

From deepest darkest brown to the milkiest beige, Brits have revealed exactly how they like their tea. Researchers who carried out a comp-tea-hensive study found 33 per cent have gone to the dark side of the brew, while one in four prefer a lighter shade. Overall the majority generally favour a darker tone than a […]

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Iceland launches new children’s food range

Iceland launches new children’s food range

Iceland has launched Hungry Heroes; a new range of freshly made, nutritionally balanced children’s meals. Developed with the aim of showcasing the importance of fruit and vegetables, the range heroes rather than hides them. With absolutely no added sugar, additives, preservatives or ‘baddies’, the range is unlike any other on the market – the meals […]

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New app connects partially sighted people to remote operators who guide them through day-to-day tasks

New app connects partially sighted people to remote operators who guide them through day-to-day tasks

A new app has been developed that connects blind and partially sighted people with “remote operators” to guide them through day-to-day tasks. The revolutionary mobile tech claims to give people the power of sight by connecting them via a camera to a remote sighted agent who can describe what is going on around them. A […]

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85% of Brits want to buy home-grown to support the economy 

85% of Brits want to buy home-grown to support the economy 

A recent study has found that UK consumers are becoming more patriotic in their purchases – with more than 85 per cent saying they buy home-grown to support the British economy, and to maintain the nation’s famous green rolling countryside. The research of 1,000 parents and 1,000 children by Crosse & Blackwell found that the […]

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‘The Beast’, ‘Muscles’ and ‘Scarlett O’Cara’ – The weird names British blokes give their cars

‘The Beast’, ‘Muscles’ and ‘Scarlett O’Cara’ – The weird names British blokes give their cars

One in eight male motorists have a pet name for their cars – with Scarlett O’Cara, Ford Fiasco and Matt CAR-dle among the more bizarre monikers. Researchers who carried out a detailed study found other unusual names include ‘the Purple People-Eater’, ‘Sexy Bob the 4th’ and ‘The Beast’. It also emerged around one in five […]

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The Nation’s Favourite Egghead Revealed

The Nation’s Favourite Egghead Revealed

Sir David Attenborough has been named the nation’s favourite egghead. The 91-year-old Blue Planet narrator and veteran broadcaster beat QI presenter Stephen Fry and actor and actress and activist Emma Watson to claim top spot. D:Ream keyboardist and scientist Professor Brian Cox came fourth while Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch was fifth. Revolutionary physicist Stephen Hawking […]

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