Protestants 'work harder' and their mental wellbeing is more affected when they are unemployedPeople in Protestant countries feel guilty about time off150,000 people in 82 countries quizzed Findings suggest economic downturn hit Britain harderJoblessness more likely to lead to depression By Paul Bentley PUBLISHED: 00:34 GMT, 8 April 2013 | UPDATED: 01:44 GMT, 8 April 2013 People in Protestant countries work harder because they feel guiltier about taking time off, a study has found. And while unemployment generally makes all people unhappy, it is twice as likely seriously to affect the mental wellbeing of Protestants as those of other denominations.
Migrants handed 1m a week for children back home as thousands of British families are stripped of THEIR child benefitCash is awarded despite the children living in another countryCritics blast taxpayer cash going to dependents in countries like PolandSituation will worsen when Romanians and Bulgarians allowed UK jobs By James Slack PUBLISHED: 00:03 GMT, 4 February 2013 | UPDATED: 08:04 GMT, 4 February 2013 Cash migration: The money is sent to families in Poland, Ireland, France, Slovakia and many other nations Britain is giving EU immigrants 1million a week in handouts for children who live abroad. The payments include child benefit – which was stripped from more than one million British families last month. The bill is likely to rise still further when Romanians and Bulgarians get free access to the UK jobs market on January 1.
Thousands of Bulgarians and Romanians 'plan to flood UK in 2014' as employment restrictions relax By Nick Craven and George Arbuthnott PUBLISHED: 01:25 GMT, 27 January 2013 | UPDATED: 04:09 GMT, 27 January 2013 Hordes of Romanians and Bulgarians are already preparing to head for Britain in search of work, according to a Mail on Sunday investigation. Employment restrictions will be relaxed on December 31, and the UK will throw open its Jobcentres and benefit offices to what pressure group Migration Watch predicts could be as many as 70,000 people a year for the next five years. The Government refuses to reveal its own estimates and the authorities in Romania and Bulgaria are sceptical of Migration Watch figures, but have not compiled their own
Solicitors 'ran immigration scam arranging thousands of sham marriages by submitting touching love stories about couples who'd only just met'Gang arranged for brides or husbands from EU to marry non EU individualsAt one stage several EU citizens a day were flown in from Eastern EuropeThey were housed in London before going to various registry offices By Tom Kelly PUBLISHED: 16:18 GMT, 11 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:39 GMT, 11 January 2013 A law firm invented scores of 'touching' love stories about foreign couples to convince immigration authorities that their sham marriages were real, a court heard yesterday.
'Europe will fail if struggling countries cannot leave euro', warns grandson of man behind the EUStephan Werhahn has quit the pro-euro Christian Democratic UnionHe is standing as a candidate for a eurosceptic partyClaims German bailout policies do not honour his grandfather's views | UPDATED: 18:24 GMT, 26 December 2012 The grandson of a statesman seen as the architect of the EU has warned that 'Europe will fail' if debt-stricken countries are forced to stick with the euro. Stephan Werhahn quit the Christian Democratic Union, which was founded by his grandfather Konrad Adenauer, to switch to a eurosceptic party.
One in ten elderly forced to sell or downsize their home to make ends meetStaggering amount of people forced to sell their property to make ends meetBritons are also pushing back the age they expect to retire PUBLISHED: 23:37 GMT, 25 December 2012 | UPDATED: 23:37 GMT, 25 December 2012 One in ten pensioners in Britain has sold or downsized their home to help make ends meet, according to research. Cash-strapped Britons are reassessing their retirement plans because of the state of the economy, according to a survey of 1,000 adults in 12 European countries, which found that more people in this country are planning to use their property to fund their pension than in most other European nations. They are also reconsidering the age at which they will stop working, with an average delay of five years
Anyone for crap eggs with a side of nausea sauce Hilarious mistranslated menu items that will definitely not whet your appetite | UPDATED: 04:10 GMT, 25 December 2012 Who’s in the mood for some crap eggs with bamboo flavor How about some half grilled chicken & herpes or the car hit cheese bacon mushroom face Below are 15 hilarious menu items, mostly from East Asian countries, that got lost in translation. The photos of the funny food items are courtesy of BusinessPundit.com. Laugh as you scroll down and try not to lose your lunch thinking about them too hard.
Britain spending more on benefits than Scandinavians with 7 out of 10 children living in a home receiving handoutsAround 2.1 million children live in a home where no adult is workingLess-well off have become enslaved to state benefits, study says | UPDATED: 22:10 GMT, 21 December 2012 Britain pays out more on welfare than high spending social democratic nations in Scandinavia, according to a think-tank. Nearly seven out of ten children now live in a home that receives at least one cash handout other than child benefit, says the hard-hitting study by the Institute for Economic Affairs. And some 17 per cent of children – around 2.1 million – live in a home where no adult is working ‘easily the highest rate in Europe’.
Copying CDs to iPods to be made legal as Britain vows to block Europe's 'iTax' on all music gadgetsCopyright law shake-up to make it easier to transfer files between devicesiPod and e-book users will not be criminalised if copy is for personal useRecord companies will not be able to block song parodies | UPDATED: 20:55 GMT, 20 December 2012 Music users who copy CDs to iPods and laptops will no longer be treated as criminals under a major shake-up of copyright laws. The government has also ruled out imposing an ‘iTax’ on all music storage devices, despite being levied across much of Europe. And record companies will no longer be able to block parodies of songs by their biggest artists, clearing the way for spoof videos to go viral
Latin America is world’s happiest region… with Panama and Paraguay boasting the planet’s most cheerful people | UPDATED: 22:02 GMT, 20 December 2012 As the richest country in the world, you'd expect that Qatar would also be the happiest. And you'd also expect Japanese people to be extremely positive, seeing as though they have the highest life expectancy. But clearly wealth and good health do not guarantee happiness after both countries failed to make the top ten most positive countries