Well, Kirsty, mine is in the shed!

Domestic appliance repair company Go-Assist.co.uk has asked 2,000 British men and women where their washing machine is kept.  The question comes just days after property presenter Kirstie Allsopp caused a heated debate on Twitter when responding to a post from an American journalist confused with the location of this appliance in some […]

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What to look for when choosing a good care home

How to identify a good care home. via shutterstock.com Claire Goodman, University of Hertfordshire Although four out of five adult care homes in England evaluated in a recent report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) were found to provide good care, it is the shocking reports of resident abuse, medication […]

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Women’s Euro 2017 football preview – all you need to know

Helen Owton, The Open University As the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup draws towards its conclusion, the summer of women’s sport takes to the football pitch with the UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 competition getting underway on July 16. It will be the 12th women’s Euro tournament and is hosted by […]

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The real reason you can’t quit Facebook? Maybe it’s because you can judge your friends

Shutterstock Philip Seargeant, The Open University and Caroline Tagg, The Open University Facebook recently announced that it now has over 2 billion monthly users. This makes its “population” larger than that of China, the US, Mexico and Japan combined. Its popularity, and with it the influence it has in society, […]

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The numbers show that marriage does make men fatter

Does my BMI look big in this? Shutterstock Joanna Syrda, University of Bath Wedding vows traditionally account for the possibility of bumps in the road ahead. For richer for poorer is an admirable sentiment. But they rarely mention a couple’s changing fortunes when it comes to body mass index (BMI). […]

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Getting fit and getting injured

I’m sure this doesn’t apply to any local gyms but it seems that people are sustaining injuries getting fit, and the personal accident claim solicitors are ready and waiting to file claims. Read on (comments welcome):  Almost half of Brits have injured themselves in a desperate bid to shed the […]

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