Only one in three of us bother to introduce ourselves to our neighbours when we move because we're 'too busy'One in five have only met neighbours to ask to take parcels or water plants One quarter of people do not know the names of the people living next door By Emily Davies PUBLISHED: 17:57 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 18:08 GMT, 10 March 2013 Some people feel 'too nervous' to get to know their neighbours, while others are too busy Only one in three Brits bothers introducing themselves to their neighbours when moving into a new home, it emerged today. Researchers found a large percentage of us are ‘too busy’ to make ourselves known to those who live nearest to us, while others fear they will ‘have nothing in common’.
One in seven women admits binning their man's old clothes without telling him (even though they have 16 items in the wardrobe they never wear)Survey finds 11 per cent of women say a clothes clear out is better than sexBritish Heart Foundation survey is aimed at encouraging clothes donations33 per cent hang onto clothes because they remind them of a better timeBut a quarter of Brits have been prompted into a clear out after a break-up By Daily Mail Reporter PUBLISHED: 00:26 GMT, 4 March 2013 | UPDATED: 04:52 GMT, 4 March 2013 Hoarders: Women typically harbour 16 items of clothing the never wear, a survey has found Women typically harbour 16 items of clothing they never wear – yet throw out their partner's clothes without telling them, according to research.
A heatwave, the return of the Beckhams and the end of X Factor: What the great British public predicts will happen in 2013Top predictions for 2013 from UK public released by researchersMany Brits think X Factor will get the chop and Murray will win Wimbledon Grimmer predictions include another bank scandal, NHS strikes and the collapse of the Liberal-Conservative coalition | UPDATED: 13:57 GMT, 13 December 2012 Britain will swelter in a heatwave next summer, the Beckhams will move back to the UK for good and X Factor will finally call it a day, according to the public's predictions for 2013. Less optimistically, a number of people foresee nations leaving the EU, a leading bank prosecuted for fraud and the NHS crippled by strikes. Research company Opinium asked 2,012 adults what they thought might happen in 2013, ranging from economic and political issues to sporting and showbiz ones.
Fifth of over-30s have never swum in the sea while 13% have never travelled by plane | UPDATED: 02:06 GMT, 13 December 2012 They are among the best experiences in the world but it turns out thousands of stay-at-home Brits have never enjoyed them.
Don't bring bad wine to a party and avoid 'tourist clothes': For English women in France, how to be the perfect madameCodes and taboos of French living explained in new bookLearn simple French, don't wear tracksuits and greet all your colleaguesYou can say no to foie gras – but not because you care about the animals | UPDATED: 08:15 GMT, 29 November 2012 Tips: Graldine Lepre teaches British ladies how to be a French mademoiselle With their reputation for being perfectly preened, primped and poised at all times, it’s no wonder French women tend to intimidate the British. But according to one, the Gallic approach to life can be learned – just as long as you’re not too bothered about being punctual.