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Revealed: The top 30 priorities Brits look for in a home

Revealed: The top 30 priorities Brits look for in a home

The number of bedrooms, a speedy internet connection – and being close to a pub are among the top priorities Brits look for in a new home. Researchers polling 2,000 homeowners and renters found a spacious living room is more important than a modern kitchen while local shops are a bigger priority than storage space. […]

Half of Brits still unconvinced by electric cars – despite growing environmental concerns

Half of Brits still unconvinced by electric cars – despite growing environmental concerns

More than eight in ten (86 per cent) Brits have altered their behaviour in the last five years to help reduce their impact on the planet, according to a new study. However, the research – commissioned by Lex Autolease, the UK’s leading vehicle leasing provider – found that less than half of those who drive […]

Millions of Brits are clueless about the cosmos above their heads

Millions of Brits are clueless about the cosmos above their heads

Millions of Brits are clueless about the cosmos above their heads. A survey of 3,000 adults found more than half don’t know our galaxy is called the Milky Way, with 17 per cent believing the entire galaxy is called ‘Earth’. In addition, one in five believe the Sun is a planet, and 68 per cent […]

This Week’s Must Read: True-Life Walter by Steven Romain.

This Week’s Must Read: True-Life Walter by Steven Romain.

A thoughtful and memorable enquiry into the meaning of identity, race and class, True-Life Walter is a philosophical work of literary fiction that scrutinises modern life and finds something far more magical and timeless lurking beneath. In recent years there has been much discussion in society about an anxiety epidemic sweeping not just the UK […]

Puzzle: Can you spot the hidden security risks?

Puzzle: Can you spot the hidden security risks?

Can you beat a burglar and spot the signs that no one is home? This mind-bending puzzle is the latest brainteaser to sweep the internet, but can you pick out the 11 clues that the residents of this house have gone on holiday? At first glance, this seemingly typical suburban home doesn’t appear any different […]

5G, AI, robotics and drones are set to transform winter sports holidays

5G, AI, robotics and drones are set to transform winter sports holidays

With technological advancements accelerating in all walks of life in recent years, it’s no different for the travel industry.  When it comes to the experience of skiing and snowboarding on a holiday, in the 2020s and beyond, we should expect voice activated equipment such as skis boots fastening, tightening, or adjusting their friction by voice command […]

Unproductive Brits ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email.

Unproductive Brits ‘waste’ the equivalent of 30 WORKING DAYS a year on their office email.

A study of 2,000 office workers found they typically spend around two hours each day browsing their inbox. However, around half of this time is wasted by accidentally re-reading messages, needlessly checking for updates and sending emails to colleagues when it is easier to speak to them face-to-face. As a result, around five hours per […]

Almost half of adults would ‘never’ have sex during a woman’s ‘time of the month’, a study has found

Almost half of adults would ‘never’ have sex during a woman’s ‘time of the month’, a study has found

Embarrassment, worries about the mess and even fears that it’s more likely to lead to pregnancy or STIs mean many avoid being intimate with a loved one while they are menstruating. More than one in four even went as far as to say it’s ‘disgusting’. However, the study found men are happier to have sex […]

Adults believe a child’s natural instinct to care for others changes at the age of 11.

Adults believe a child’s natural instinct to care for others changes at the age of 11.

A study of 1,000 adults and 1,000 children found that becoming more aware of social norms, acting less on instinct and being preoccupied with phones means kindness diminishes as we age. While 67 per cent of adults wouldn’t consider sharing their food with others, 43 per cent of children would happily hand over some to […]

Amazon Unveils Shortlist for £20,000 UK Kindle Storyteller Award 2019.

Amazon Unveils Shortlist for £20,000 UK Kindle Storyteller Award 2019.

The shortlist for a prestigious literary award has been unveiled by Amazon as entrants vie for £20,000 in cash as well as a dedicated marketing campaign to promote their book. The UK Kindle Storyteller Award shortlist features five independently published authors from across the country who will go head-to-head to win the coveted prize. Readers […]