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New research suggests protective face masks make wearers look more attractive.

Face masks ‘make wearers look more attractive’, study suggests

Face masks.

Two words that have prompted furious debate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The discussion just isn’t going away – and now Cardiff University experts have discovered a surprising new reason to mask up.

They have published new research which suggests protective face masks make wearers look more attractive.

Their study, published in the journal...

Find a healthy work/life balance now we are back to WFH

WFH again? 7 tips to strike a better work/life balance & avoid 'burn out'

Events of the past two years have blurred the lines between a balanced work and home life more than ever before, with the pandemic causing many remote workers to experience burnout and anxiety due to an inability to ‘switch off’.

For those working from home and worried about the struggle of finding a healthy work/life balance, the team at performance marketing platform affise have...

During the first year of the pandemic year, 2020, we spent £14.4 million on furniture.

Pandemic inspires 40% of UK population to spend more money on furniture

Research from Manor Interiors , the expert in build-to-rent furnishing solutions, reveals that, while the pandemic resulted in people spending less money on furniture for the home, it still accounts for almost half of the average annual household upkeep bill.

During the first year of the pandemic year, 2020, we spent £14.4 million on furniture. This marks a decline of 1.3% compared...

Governments must develop effective strategies to identify and control new risks

Policymakers must prepare for pandemics as if readying for war

Politicians and businesses must treat pandemics as if their country is preparing for war – they are too focused on the current pandemic and not paying enough attention to developing strategies to lessen the impact of the next one, researchers reveal.

Governments must develop effective strategies to identify and control new risks – examining the roles played by citizens and the...

Holidays taken during term time in September were on average £418 cheaper

Two thirds of parents would take children out of school for holiday abroad

Research by currency expert FairFX has revealed family holidays taken during term time in September were on average £418 cheaper compared to the same trips during the summer school break1.

As part of its investigation, FairFX also explored how open British parents are to taking their children out of school for a holiday and found almost two thirds (63%) would let their kids skip...

The pandemic has given people a greater appreciation of the landscapes farmers provide

Public grateful for benefits countryside visits bring to mental and physical health

The pandemic has given people a greater appreciation of the landscapes farmers provide, with 71% of people saying they feel fortunate to be able to access the British countryside a new survey has found.

More than 2,000 UK adults were interviewed by Savanta Comres on their post-pandemic habits, with more than half (53%) now more likely to seek out leisure and tourism in the UK...

hoo’s latest campaign is to champion the British seaside this summer

Covid has set the Great British seaside resurgence in motion

Research by hotel booking platform, h oo , has highlighted how Covid has impacted the great British seaside and how a growing trend for staycations in the face of foreign travel uncertainty could help it bounce back to its former glory.

The British seaside has long lost the glamorous allure that it had back in the 50s and 60s, and while it helped contribute to an estimated domestic...

12% of respondents said they will never have guests to stay overnight again.

1 in 5 Brits don’t enjoy having their in-laws stay over

As the rules around overnight stays have now changed, but are people ready to welcome guests back into their homes?

A new report on the state of home hosting in the UK, from Swyft has found that 39% of Brits plan to have guests stay the night in their home once lockdown restrictions ease, with 13% already having visits planned.

However, not everyone is keen to jump back into...

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may cause people to struggle with reintegrating back into daily life

Covid-19 anxiety syndrome may stop people from returning to normal living

‘Covid-19 anxiety syndrome’ may  cause  a significant number  of people to struggle with reintegrating back into daily life  as UK society returns to normal after the pandemic, says new research by London South Bank University (LSBU), in partnership with Kingston University. 

The research findings show that one in five of the 286 UK-based survey participants scored highly on the...

60% of Brits are feeling unhappy more occasionally since the start of the pandemi

The top 10 things that make Brits truly happy

Have you been feeling sad over the past few months? Well, you’re not alone, as nearly 60% of Brits are feeling unhappy more occasionally since the start of the pandemic*. Whilst lockdown has meant there there are many things we are restricted from doing that we love and make us happy, there are still some lovely things that cheer us up.

Fasthosts surveyed the British public to find...

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