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‘I can’t afford what I used to’: how the cost of living has changed viewing habits

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The UK inflation rate hit a 40-year high of 9.4% this week and economists warned of a potential increase to 12% by October 2022. With the average UK food bill rising by £454 a year, the cost of living crisis has led t...

‘Shopping is a nightmare’: how ADHD affects people’s spending habits

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For most of us, popping to the supermarket is a mundane chore but for Hannah Crawford it’s a task that can fill her with dread. “A supermarket is a nightmare,” says the 24-year-old, who describes going to buy food as ...

How to trick your brain into better eating habits

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Before diving in at a dinner party, my friend Lizzie always makes a point of asking the host to describe each dish they’ve made. It’s a way of acknowledging their efforts – but, according to food psychology, she could...

Sydneysiders avoiding CBD after Covid ‘reset’ on working habits

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Public transport use continues to lag across Sydney and trips to city offices and entertainment venues remain low, with average daily weekday trips still down 55% on pre-pandemic levels. Trips rose just 1% between Feb...

Ocado reports sales fall as shoppers resume pre-Covid buying habits

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Ocado said sales dropped in its first quarter as shoppers returned to pre-Covid buying habits, and warned it was difficult to predict what the impact on business would be of rising food prices coupled with the cost of...

Dutch torture container ‘shows cocaine users the consequences of their habits’

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The discovery of a soundproofed torture chamber believed to have been used by a narcotics gang should remind recreational cocaine users of the consequences of their habits, a Dutch public prosecutor has said. Koos Plo...

Adam Boulton: Sky News faces ‘existential’ crisis as TV habits change

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Adam Boulton has said Sky News faces “existential” questions about its future as it grapples with changing audience habits and the long-term funding necessary to keep an intensive 24-hour operation on the air. “I know...

The people who picked up new digital habits during the pandemic – and kept them

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Nearly two years ago, the dawn of Covid lockdowns forced us to contend with the prospect of solitude and self-reflection. Naturally, we rushed to find other stuff to do. Alongside the endless walks and compulsive baki...

Bread, wine, mind control: supermarkets could be using music to change our shopping habits

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For the conspiracy-minded who thought supermarkets were playing particular music to influence us to buy certain products – that is, more expensive ones – I can reveal that’s not the case in Australia. Yet. But the big...

Latest figures reveal how pandemic shaped UK radio listening habits

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When Rupert Murdoch launched Times Radio last summer, he was aiming to target the BBC and win over listeners who may have become disenchanted with the output on Radio 4 and Radio 5 live. Now, the station’s first liste...

‘I just want to go back to normality’: how repeated lockdowns changed our hair habits

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In the middle of Melbourne’s sixth lockdown, I decided I needed to do something about my hair. With the chances of restrictions easing looking less and less likely, I caved and ordered a tube of toner that my hairdres...

‘He drains my bad habits!’ Comedians on why they need an alter ego

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After an eventful 18 months away, Zach Zucker is back on a London stage, and making a mess of it. His hapless standup alter ego, Jack Tucker, dances into this trendy Dalston bar in an intriguingly damp suit, then stum...

Laundry against landfill: how green are your clothes-washing habits? – quiz

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Doing the laundry has many environmental implications. Take this quiz to find out how eco-friendly your washing isEcover is on a mission to liberate the value of our clothing by challenging the nation to wash wisely, ...

Has the pandemic changed our sleep habits? – podcast

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In the second of two episodes exploring our biological clocks, Linda Geddes speaks to Prof Till Roenneberg about how social restrictions during the pandemic have altered our sleep patterns and whether maintaining thes...

Tell us: how have your bra habits changed in the past year?

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There is no doubt that lockdown has shaken up the way we dress, and that goes for our underwear, too. Where once an underwired bra might have been something you wore unthinkingly almost daily, now many people are fres...

Tell us: have your hygiene habits changed during the pandemic?

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For some of us, the pandemic has led to changes in our personal hygiene routines. We would like to hear from readers whose habits have been altered – for better or worse. Has the lockdown affected how often you wash, ...

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