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Over 65s have lent £1.2 billion to loved ones in the past 12 months

Some people are turning to their elders to cover the cost of holidays, nights out and other expenses, according to a new study from Gocompare.com.

What to get your friend for Christmas who has everything?

Christmas is the time of year for spreading good cheer and buying presents for loved ones, and as families come together from all over the world for those precious few days or weeks in December, it really is a special time for all.

Cuddles come top when it comes to the little things that cheer us up

Cuddles come top when it comes to the little things that cheer us up

Modern men now enjoy a cheeky cuddle as much as women do, new research has revealed. A detailed study found far from being macho characters who hide their feelings, most men are now happy to admit they frequently need a cuddle amid their busy lifestyles and hectic work schedules.

Sex and the sickie

Half of Brits (49 per cent) will avoid kissing their partner when they have a cold, while one in three (32 per cent) will say no to more ‘intimate’ situations - according to a new survey of 2,500 UK adults by leading cough brand Covonia.

How to be the best housemate at uni

How to be the best housemate at uni

It’s a few weeks into your first term at university, and there’s no doubt you’re loving every minute of it.

Two thirds of parents admit to ‘snooping’ on children’s online and mobile activity

One in five parents have been ‘shocked’ by content they have discovered on their children’s emails, texts or Facebook account, a new report has found.

Being a mum means a 57-hour week - on top of a career

Being a mum means a 57-hour week - on top of a career

Being a mum IS a full-time job, it has emerged – after a study found the average mother devotes a staggering 57 hours a week to tasks such as cooking, cleaning, washing and playing nurse to the family. The research found that typically a mum carries out 34 tasks per day, a grand total of 238 each week.

Families set to spend over £600 million on days out this half-term

Parents will spend £86 per family on days out this October half-term according to research from American Express.

Parents embarrass children twice a day

Parents embarrass children twice a day

Parents embarrass their children 14 times a week, a study has revealed. Researchers found that the average youngster is left red-faced twice a day by their parents’ comments, fashion sense and even the car they drive.

Women prefer a day off with their girlfriends over their other half

Women prefer a day off with their girlfriends over their other half

Four in ten women would rather spend time with their girlfriends than their husbands, it has been revealed. Researchers found that most women would prefer to spend a day off with their best friend as they are more fun and more likely to enjoy a good gossip.

Two thirds of parents feel ‘under pressure’ to hit baby milestones

Millions of British mums feel under pressure to ensure their child reaches certain milestones ‘on time’, new research has shown.

Green weddings the new match for romance in Aruba

Green weddings the new match for romance in Aruba

White weddings remain a strong tradition but couples planning an overseas ceremony or honeymoon can go green in the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.

Children more daring diners than parents

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to injecting a bit of adventure into mealtimes? We’ve long been known as a nation who loves British favourites, from beans on toast to fish fingers, but new research by Walt Disney World Resort in Florida shows that two thirds of UK kids crave more adventurous food and expect a bit more magic during their mealtimes.

For love or money?

More than 11 million Britons (23%) have lent a family member or friend money unexpectedly - with one in ten (11%) having done so in the past twelve months, according to figures released from Bright Grey's annual Financial Safety Net report.

The ‘dream’ honeymoon now features ‘adrenaline-fuelled activities’

The traditional romantic beach honeymoon is becoming a thing of the past, with newlyweds now seeking a mix of relaxation – and adrenaline-fuelled activities, it has emerged.