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The top 10 things getting in the way of quality time with your kids

The top 10 things getting in the way of quality time with your kids

Parents spend more time taking care of the household chores than they do playing with their children, a study has found.

What does Christmas look like in 2050? New graphic gives us a glimpse into the future

Last year we spent an average of £596 on Christmas presents, consumed around 10 million turkeys and munched our way through 10,000 mince pies!

What is probate and how is it granted?

What is probate and how is it granted?

If you have recently lost a loved one, then probate is probably a term that you've heard a few times during this stressful and traumatic time.

The top 20 white lies all parents tell their kids

The top 20 white lies all parents tell their kids

“Father Christmas is watching you,” “Carrots will make you see in the dark” and “Your pet has gone to live on a farm” are among the top white lies parents tell their kids.

Online dating for people of all ages

Online dating for people of all ages

As the internet takes over various parts of day to day life, it is no surprise that more and more people are looking for love online across all age groups.

How to make employees feel valued in the workplace

We all know that a happy workforce means a more productive workforce. So how can we make sure our employees are feeling valued?

Women expect Mr Right to spend over £1,000 on engagement ring

Women expect Mr Right to spend over £1,000 on engagement ring

The average woman expects her wedding proposal to be at a landmark in her home city, with a dazzling ring costing £1013, according to new research.

Brits willing to pay for the return of ‘priceless’ childhood toys

Toys have been named the most memorable aspect of childhood by one in 10 Brits, while two thirds (64%) admit they'd be willing to cough up the cash if it meant their safe return.

The rise of the female breadwinner

There are currently 14.53 million women in work in the UK, the joint highest level since records began in 1971.

Over half of parents say that families are not as close as they used to be

Over half of parents say that families are not as close as they used to be

Speaking at ITV’s ‘Family Planning’ event, Mintel’s Senior Trends Consultant Richard Cope reveals new research which shows parents believe family ties in the UK have reached a new low, with many struggling to find the time or money to spend on family activities.

Wedding bells ‘ring up’

Research from Sainsbury’s Bank into the cost of a wedding has revealed that couples who have married in the past five years claim to have spent on average £13,200 on their wedding, and those younger hitchers aged between 18-34, who are more likely to be first-timers are spending an average of £21,109.

Kids spend just 8 hours a week playing outdoors

Kids spend just 8 hours a week playing outdoors

Children are spending just eight hours a week playing outside – compared to the two days their grandparents enjoyed in the great outdoors, a new study reveals.

Playground pressure sees parents spend nearly £350 to kit the kids out for school

Parents’ purses may have taken a hit over the recent school holidays, but there is now one more cost to plan for.

Peer pressure costing parents £6 billion a year

Nearly half of parents (48%) feel compelled to make ‘peer-pressured parental purchases’ for their children such as smartphones, fashionable clothing and expensive parties, according to research from Sainsbury’s Bank.

Brits value their photos and videos more than their car

Brits value their photos and videos more than their car

A third of Brits value their digital photos and videos more than their car, according to new research.