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What kind of Brexit will Britain now ‘get done’ after Boris Johnson’s thumping election win?

Tom Quinn, University of Essex The Conservatives’ victory in the UK general election is at once a decisive moment of clarity and a harbinger of uncertainty. Prime minister Boris Johnson […]

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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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Let’s be clear about what ‘get Brexit done’ really means

Helen Parr, Keele University Boris Johnson has fought the 2019 UK election campaign on the slogan “get Brexit done”, promising to get his withdrawal agreement through parliament before Christmas and […]

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Social deprivation linked to changes in eating styles in early childhood

Jonathan Oscar/Shutterstock Alice Kininmonth, University of Leeds; Andrea Smith, UCL, and Clare Llewellyn, UCL Childhood obesity rates are high in the UK, but not all children are affected equally – […]

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Conservative promise of a hard Brexit would be worse for the UK economy than Labour’s radical spending plans

Economically speaking, Brexit is bad news. Shutterstock Nauro F. Campos, UCL The outcome of the UK’s 2019 general election will have lasting consequences. The stark difference in choice between the […]

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How important is turnout in a UK election? The recent actions of the parties give you a good idea

Shutterstock Christopher Kirkland, York St John University Britain is once again going to the polls – and encouraging people to vote may be as important this year as asking them […]

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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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How do you know when it’s time to break up? Here’s the research

Elnur/Shutterstock Veronica Lamarche, University of Essex Christmas may be a time of giving, but it’s also a peak time for break-ups. Facing the prospect of spending yet another festive season […]

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Sadfishing: frequently sharing deeply emotional posts online may be a sign of a deeper psychological issue

“Sadfishing” is when a person posts deeply emotional, personal content online in order to get attention or sympathy. Kostsov/Shutterstock Christopher Hand, Glasgow Caledonian University When Kendall Jenner recently shared a […]

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Deadly bugs found in nine out of ten makeup bags

Beauty blenders had the most germs. IVASHstudio/Shutterstock Amreen Bashir, Aston University We recently tested 467 makeup products, donated by people in the UK, for bacterial and fungal contamination and found […]

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