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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]