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An hour’s the limit for happy smartphone-addicted teens

An hour’s the limit for happy smartphone-addicted teens

Teenagers who are constantly glued to their smartphones or tablets are more unhappy than those who go and do something else, a new study found. Those aged 13 to 18 who spend the most time whiling away their time playing computer games, on social media, texting or video chatting were less happy than those who […]

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White van man ditching junk food for exercise – and salad

White van man ditching junk food for exercise – and salad

Britain’s van drivers are ditching their stereotypical lifestyle in favour of healthy eating and regular trips to the gym, a study has found. White van man has traditionally been labelled as junk food-loving and exercise-shy, but many are now found tucking into a healthy lunch and heading to the gym at the end of the […]

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Don’t waste your time taking antioxidant supplements after exercise

Don’t waste your time taking antioxidant supplements after exercise

Mayur Ranchordas, Sheffield Hallam University The antioxidant market is big business and millions of pounds are spent every year on antioxidant supplements – such as vitamin A, C and E – as well as fruit and vegetable extracts and juices. Antioxidants are so popular – particularly among people who do a lot of exercise – […]

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Study maps food poverty across England to see where food banks are needed

Study maps food poverty across England to see where food banks are needed

Dianna Smith, University of Southampton and Claire Thompson, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Statistics from food banks across England show a frightening rise in the number of people using their services, meaning that more and more people don’t have enough money to feed themselves. Between April 1, 2016 and March 31, 2017, the […]

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Netflix’s Altered Carbon is Blade Runner meets Demolition Man

Netflix’s Altered Carbon is Blade Runner meets Demolition Man

In the far-future of a Californian city, looming neon skyscrapers tower above a seedy, rain-soaked underbelly, where pushers and prostitutes stalk the alleyways alongside scar-faced assassins. It is against this Blade Runner-esque backdrop that ambitious new Netflix series Altered Carbon – based on Richard K Morgan’s cyberpunk novel – pitches its head-spinning concept. This is a world […]

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The history of haggis: is Scotland’s national dish really Scottish?

The history of haggis: is Scotland’s national dish really Scottish?

Love it or loathe it, haggis is firmly established as Scotland’s national dish – to the extent that it has become an indelible part of the nation’s cultural identity, along with whisky, bagpipes and shortbread. The savoury meat pudding – consisting of sheep’s offal (most commonly lungs) mixed with suet, oatmeal, onion and spices, then […]

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15 of the best signs from the Women’s March 2018

15 of the best signs from the Women’s March 2018

A year on from the defiant and worldwide Women’s Marches of 2017, hundreds of thousands of people came together around the globe this weekend to protest together for women’s rights. As always, photos and videos from the various marches show a wealth of clever and inspiring homemade protest signs bobbing around in the crowds. From […]

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Just 42 people have as much wealth as half of the world, says Oxfam

Just 42 people have as much wealth as half of the world, says Oxfam

A report produced by  Oxfam has claimed that the 42 richest individuals in the world have as much wealth as the poorest half of the world. The figure is down from the 61 individuals estimated in the equivalent 2016 report. The figures also suggest that 0% of the wealth created in 2017 went to the […]

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A third of UK workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

A third of UK workers don’t understand their annual leave policy – so make sure you do

We might be in the midst of winter and planning our escape to sunnier climates, but a recent report has revealed that a third (33 per cent) of British workers don’t actually understand their annual leave policy, according to latest research from online recruitment firm, Totaljobs. But not knowing exactly what you’re entitled to is […]

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Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Revolutionary new Amazon supermarket has no checkouts and no staff

Amazon have welcomed the public into their first supermarket in Seattle, USA, more than a year after opening the space to employees for testing purposes. The revolutionary shop doesn’t require customers to use any checkouts whatsoever, manned or self-service. Shoppers don’t even need to scan their chosen items in any way to pay for them. Before […]

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