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Toddlers’ Self-Control Key to Their Future 2011-01-26

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It’s worrying news for any parent who’s struggled with a headstrong young child, but scientists claim that children who have low levels of self-control at age three are more likely to have health and money problems and a criminal record by the age of 32, regardless of background and IQ. (more…)

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Alcohol Drinkers Live Longer 2011-01-24

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A newly released study shows that regular drinkers are less likely to die prematurely than people who have never indulged in alcohol. Time reports that abstaining from alcohol altogether can lead to a shorter life than consistent, moderate drinking. (more…)

Attractiveness linked to Health and Cleanliness 2010-12-13

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When it comes to partners, men often find women’s taste fickle and unfathomable, but ladies may not be entirely to blame; a growing body of research suggests that their preference for certain types of male physiognomy may be swayed by things beyond their conscious control—like prevalence of disease or crime—and in predictable ways. (more…)

A Decade to Economic Recovery? 2010-11-28

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Scotland’s economy will avoid a double-dip recession —  but full recovery will not be achieved for a decade, according to  leading economic forecaster, ‘The Ernst & Young Scottish Item Club’, who have predicted growth of 1.1 per cent this year and 2.2 per cent in 2011. (more…)

UK Growth at 9-Year High 2010-09-29

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The economy grew at its fastest pace in nine years in the second quarter of 2010 and growth in the first three months of the year was revised slightly higher, according to ‘The Office for National Statistics‘ (The ONS) on 2010-09-28.

The economy has bounced back strongly from its deepest recession since World War Two.

The ONS said gross domestic product grew 1.2 per cent in the three months to 2010-06, confirming an estimate published 2010-08 and in line with economists’ forecasts. (more…)

France Is Best Place in Europe 2010-09-23

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The UK no longer enjoys the highest net household income in the continent; last year it was 10 000 GBP above the European average, whereas now it is just 2 314 GBP ahead, slipping below Ireland, The Netherlands and Denmark. (more…)

Cheapest & Most Expensive Holiday Destinations 2010-06-12

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A new study has revealed that France is the most expensive country to go to on holiday, despite the public’s perception that it is cheaper to visit than Dubai, Japan and the Nordic countries.

The research by flight comparison website Skyscanner.net looked at the cost of various items including a coffee, a beer, a meal, accommodation and car hire in 30 different destinations. (more…)

Almost All Scots are Unhealthy 2010-06-12

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Almost the entire adult population of Scotland are likely to be either cigarette smokers, heavy drinkers, physically inactive, overweight or have a poor diet, according to a study published on Friday.

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2010 Quality of Living Survey Results 2010-05-26

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London is the only UK city to have been ranked in a global top 50 for quality of living, but comes in at a lowly 39th spot, a new survey has suggested.

The study was based on factors including crime, political stability, hospitals, transport, food and drink, leisure, climate and personal freedom.

‘The Mercer Quality Of Living Ranking’ assesses 221 cities to help governments and firms place staff on assignments.

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Hosting Olympics May Have No Benefits 2010-05-20

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The health and economic benefits claimed by cities hosting the Olympics or other major sporting events are unproven, according to researchers. (more…)