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Experiences aren’t always better for the planet than products – here’s how to make memories sustainably

You don’t have to climb a mountain to feel fulfilled. Pascal Habermann/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Brendan Canavan, University of Huddersfield In the age of FOMO (fear of missing out) and YOLO […]

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The cost puts people off servicing their cars

Half of UK drivers (47%) worry about having to pay for unexpected car repairs when they get their vehicles serviced, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 drivers for RAC […]

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Why it can be hard to stop eating even when you’re full: Some foods may be designed that way

Bet you can’t eat just one. tlindsayg/Shutterstock Tera Fazzino, University of Kansas and Kaitlyn Rohde, University of Kansas All foods are not created equal. Most are palatable, or tasty to […]

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How to find the most sustainable and long-lasting children’s toys

freestocks.org/Unsplash, CC BY-SA Matthew Watkins, Nottingham Trent University Think about the way plastic pollution has been reported in recent years and you’re probably picturing plastic packaging, films and microfibres. But […]

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Problems with parcels cost consumers at least £85 million a year

As many Black Friday and Cyber Monday deliveries arrive this week and Christmas shopping ramps up, Citizens Advice has found problems with parcels affect over half (59%) of those who […]

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Four months of reductions in UK petrol prices

  Since the beginning of August (5 August – 129.24p), the average price of petrol across all UK forecourts has dropped by 3.31p a litre. The diesel reduction was a […]

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People spend more time shopping online than socialising

We seem to be getting sadder and sadder! • New study reveals we spend 16 hours a week, or 832 hours a year, researching things to buy online • 1 […]

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Thank fungi for cheese, wine and beer this holiday season

These foods are all dependent on microorganisms for their distinctive flavor. margouillat photo/Shutterstock.com Antonis Rokas, Vanderbilt University It’s hard to imagine a holiday table without bread, meat, vegetables, wine, beer […]

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RAC launches child seat

The RAC has launched its first-ever branded child car seat with a view to bringing the trust associated with its name in the world of driving to the parent and […]

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Is this the last John Lewis Christmas ad?

John Lewis and Waitrose have launched their first joint Christmas advert, telling the story of a little girl and her dragon friend Edgar. John Lewis & Partners Griff Round, Keele […]

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