Wednesday, August 23, 2017

25 signs you urgently need a holiday

PUTTING milk in the cupboard and cereal in the fridge? Entering a room and forgetting what you went in for? These are all key signs you need a break, according to new research. A study of 2,000 people revealed the...

Yetis, Elvis and bananas growing on trees: The 30 most commonly-believed myths

MILLIONS of Brits are firm believers in myths – from the workaday to the weird and wonderful, according to a new study. The most commonly-held misconception is that bananas grow on trees – they are plants. Second in the poll of...

10 things you probably didn’t know about Easter

EASTER is the Sunday that marks the end of the Holy Week, an event that commemorates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It’s heavily influenced by the Christian faith as it reminds believers to remember the last sacrifice...

The 50 greatest sporting moments of all time

LONDON 2012’s ‘Super Saturday’ has been named the Greatest Sporting Moment of all time, in a new poll. The heart-stopping August night in the Olympic stadium saw heptathlete Jessica Ennis-Hill, long jumper Greg Rutherford and distance runner Mo Farah all...

NATIONAL NO SMOKING DAY: 9 ways to avoid a catastrophe

TO mark National No Smoking Day today, Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has issued a reminder on the danger of lit cigarettes in the home. Home safety manager Neil Chamberlain said: “Unfortunately, it is far too easy to accidentally leave...

Fans vote for perfect 70s supergroup – plus the 70 best things about the...

FREDDIE Mercury on vocals, Eric Clapton on guitar, Paul McCartney on bass and Phil Collins on drums – not a bad little combo. That’s the dream line-up for the perfect 70s supergroup as voted for in a poll of 2,000...

The 50 secrets to lasting love

HOLDING hands into old age, laughing at your partner’s jokes even when you don’t find them funny and knowing when to bite your tongue — that’s true love, according to those who’ve experienced it the longest. A study of 2,000...

Trouble sleeping?: The 50 best ways to nod off

A DARK room, the sound of rain – and a game of cricket are most likely to send Brits to sleep, a study has found. The poll of 2,000 adults, commissioned by bedding giant Slumberdown, revealed the top 50 things...

The 10 greatest Christmas films of all time

THE festive edition of the Radio Times makes for grim reading. Long gone are the glory days of 30million viewers watching Del and Rodney’s Batman and Robin routine, Eric and Ernie singing in the rain, and Dirty Den serving...

Forget trigonometry: Here are the 30 things they should teach in school

ASSEMBLING flat pack furniture, jump-starting a car and wiring a plug are amongst the tasks Brits wish they’d been taught at school, it was revealed. A new study has revealed the top 30 responsibilities adults feel they would have been...

50 signs you’re a competitive mum

QUEUEING up to get the front seats for the school play, always winning the ‘mums race’ on sports day and producing ‘Bake Off’ standard cakes for the fair are just some of the ways competitive mums try to impress. A...

20 things that make the perfect partner: How many can you tick off?

THE perfect partner brings you tea in bed, makes you laugh more than anyone and won’t watch ahead on box-sets without you, says a new study. A survey of 2,000 adults found that as well as the big traits such...

The 100 greatest things of the last 30 years

THE World Wide Web, smart phones, online banking – and the Super Mario Brothers have been named among the greatest things from the past 30 years. Online shopping, WiFi, Google, digital cameras, text messaging, emailing and flat screen TV’s are...

Classic literature’s 15 greatest heroines

ELIZABETH Bennet, the charming and quick-witted protagonist from Jane Austin’s beloved Pride and Prejudice, has been crowned the nation’s all-time favourite classic literary heroine. Agatha Christie’s much-loved detective Miss Marple was runner-up, followed by the eponymous central character from Charlotte...

Best days of your life?: The 30 top memories from school

ONE in two British adults believes their school years were ‘the best days of their lives’. The survey delved into the life experiences of 2,000 adults to reveal the nation’s 30 most vivid school memories. Topping the list were school assemblies and competing in...