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Employees pulling more sickies due to sun

The recent heat wave in England has, somewhat coincidentally, seen the amount of workers taking impromptu sick days rise massively. ? A survey of 7000 employers showed that almost four out of five reported staff absences in the past few days. It would be difficult not to attribute this to…

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Does my bum look big in this? Good!

Feel conscious over the sze of your derriere? Fear no more ladies, it could be good for you. Researchers in the U.S. have found that a type of fat that accumulates around the hips and bottom may actually offer some protection against diabetes. They said subcutaneous fat, or fat that…

Couple adopt… a monkey

If you thought Britney Spears carrying her chihuahua in a handbag or Geri Halliwell accessorising herself with a shih tzu was weird, then what about the latest fad ? monkids? In a bid to fill the void after their children have flown the coop, parents are taking animal husbandry to…

Cut food colours from kids’ diets, say FSA

The Food Standards Agency Board (FSA) have called upon UK ministers to implement voluntary action by manufacturers to remove food colours by 2009. Following discussion about the effects that certain food colours have on children’s behaviour, it has been suggested that there be an EU wide phasing out of the…

Women are more trusting than men

New research has shown that women are more likely to reveal their passwords than men. The InfoSecurity Europe 2008 Social Engineering Survey,?showed that 72 per cent of women agreed they would disclose their password over the phone to someone who said they were from the IT department, as opposed to…

Renting now cheaper than the train

Buying a second home in the midst of the credit crunch may seem ludicrous to some, but it could actually save you money if you are a commuter. House prices in the capital have seen drastic price falls while rail fares in and out of the capital have rocketed tremendously…