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Flexible workers are more productive and take less leave than nine-to-fivers

Flexible workers are more productive and take less leave than nine-to-fivers

Staff who are offered flexible working reckon they are more productive and take less leave than their ‘nine to five’ colleagues, according to research. A study compared the productivity of 1,500 workers who set their own hours or working location against 500 who are not. Flexible workers reckon they work more effectively than those working […]

Battery Strife Hits Brits at 2pm

Battery Strife Hits Brits at 2pm

61% of Brits admit they run out of phone battery EVERY DAY: leaving them stranded, lost or standing up their mates In an age of connection, a lack of phone battery can be jarring with 6 in 10 saying it triggers a negative emotion New research has pinpointed 2pm as the exact time by which […]

Must Read: Innocent Bystander by C.A. Asbrey

Must Read: Innocent Bystander by C.A. Asbrey

The lawless Wild West marked a unique and fascinating period in US history that inspired countless Hollywood movies and created legends from gunslingers, bounty hunters and liquor-drinking cowboys. Now a new book, out this week, sheds fresh light on the American Frontier and on the female detectives who brought the outlaws to justice. Lucy Bryson […]

1,386 gifts, 1,008 sprouts and over 20,000 miles to travel home for Christmas: New research reveals a lifetime of UK holiday habits

1,386 gifts, 1,008 sprouts and over 20,000 miles to travel home for Christmas: New research reveals a lifetime of UK holiday habits

With the Christmas countdown well and truly on, Amazon has revealed that on average, each Brit spends 882 hours (more than 36 days) purchasing 1,386 presents across a lifetime, according to a study commissioned to mark the launch of the Christmas Shop and Gift Finder on Amazon.co.uk. Across the average adult lifetime, Brits will receive […]

Book Review: Whitebeard by M.C.D. Etheridge

Book Review: Whitebeard by M.C.D. Etheridge

Shiver me timbers, Santa was a pirate? M.C.D. Etheridge’s brilliant new children’s book is more than just shipshape and Bristol fashion – it’s an arrr-mazing tale of adventure and derring-do, finds Lucy Bryson. Once upon a time, long before the red suit and sack, the man children everywhere call Father Christmas was known by a […]

Behold, Frankencar: This is what the British public think the ultimate ‘resurrected’ car would look like

Behold, Frankencar: This is what the British public think the ultimate ‘resurrected’ car would look like

The body of the retro 1933 Ford Vicky, the iconic scissor doors of the 1985 Lamborghini Diablo, the rear lights of the classic 1955 Ford Thunderbird and the spoiler from the 1973 Plymouth Duster, this is the ‘Frankencar’. Webuyanycar.com is celebrating the haunting holiday by virtually resurrecting discontinued cars and stitching their parts together to […]

Revealed: The top 10 coffee cities in the UK

Revealed: The top 10 coffee cities in the UK

The average Brit will guzzle down 676 cups of coffee a year, a study has found , with Newcastle coming out as the top coffee city in the UK. Research into the nation’s coffee-drinking habits has revealed the extent of the nation’s caffeine craving with the average adult sipping from 10 cups of instant coffee […]

Amazon looks back at the nation’s most loved products to mark its 20th anniversary

Amazon looks back at the nation’s most loved products to mark its 20th anniversary

Ed Sheeran’s X, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and The Da Vinci Code have been voted the best album, film and book respectively of the last 20 years, according to a poll of the nation commissioned by Amazon UK to mark its 20th anniversary. Recent pop hits topped the charts with Ed Sheeran’s album […]

British home owners admit they steal design tips from their neighbours

British home owners admit they steal design tips from their neighbours

Millions of homeowners admit they steal design tips from their neighbours, according to research. A study of 2,000 UK adults found one fifth scour friends and neighbour’s homes for inspiration at social gatherings and dinner parties. Nearly half have even made a new purchase, or considered making one, after being inspired by furnishings in a […]

These are the top 25 questions that drive Brits mad

These are the top 25 questions that drive Brits mad

‘Did I lock the front door’, ‘do I have my phone’ and ‘have I paid the bills’ are among the top 25 questions that drive Brits mad, a study has found. A poll of 2000 adults found almost nine in 10 have spent their days wondering if they turned things off, picked up important items […]