A Good Night’s sleep

Gillian Cooper
01/07/2015
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According to a new sleep app, British people are among the grumpiest in the world when they wake up in the morning. Along with Japan, South Korea and Singapore, we are getting poorer quality sleep than most of the 50 countries surveyed.
So why are we so prone to getting up on the wrong side of bed? Lack of a good night's sleep is one of the biggest factors.

Dig this! Gardening's good for body and mind

Gillian Cooper
13/03/2015
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We always knew gardening was good for us - to an extent. All that fresh air and sunshine is far better than being cooped up indoors all spring.
However, we were genuinely taken aback to discover this week that the physical activity associated with wielding a rake alone has the same toning impact as using a rowing machine at the gym.

Rising funeral costs put spotlight on life insurance benefits

Gillian Cooper
10/11/2014
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New research has found that 42% of Brits would struggle to cover the cost of a funeral.
The YouGov survey of 1,988 people who have lost a loved one in the past five years also found a large minority of respondents (22%) had been left with no financial provision for the funeral.

Five Ways to Save Money This Festive Season

Gillian Cooper
14/11/2014
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It's that time of year again: carols, crackers, oversized Cadbury's tins and, inevitably, cost. A recent survey from Morrisons found the average family spends an extra £165 in December alone.
Thankfully, this Christmas doesn't have to be the less-than-magical financial mess you've come to retrospectively dread, because we've come up with five jolly ways to enjoy it on the cheap.