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Parents admit that tackling numbers puts them in a spin

Two thirds of parents admit they’re bottom of the class when trying to help out with school homework dished out to their kids, it recently emerged.    The study of 2,000 parents, which was commissioned by Aviva, revealed parents fall short when it comes to classroom classics like maths and science, leaving them feeling red-faced when they’re not able to help. The research was commissioned to launch the Tackling Numbers programme in partnership with Premiership Rugby, aimed at improving children’s confidence in numeracy skills.

Add Energy Efficiency to your New Year’s Resolutions this year

Wondering what to add to your New Year’s Resolutions list? Why not save money and help the environment by making an extra effort to become more energy efficient during 2015? To help you to achieve your energy saving goal, - the energy saving experts - have put together some simple tips that will help you be more energy efficient and significantly decrease your monthly energy bills…

If you’re worried about having a great start to 2015, it might be worth paying heed to these oddball superstitions…

According to some cultures and traditions, there are some very strange ways to guarantee a happy and successful New Year. On-demand laundry service ZipJet has unearthed these top 10 superstitions to abide by - all of which will, supposedly, help you to avoid bad luck in 2015.

Parents urged to consider devastating consequences of child abduction

With the Christmas school holidays fast approaching, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and Reunite are raising awareness of international parental child abduction and urging any parent considering abducting their child to think through the devastating consequences for all involved.  On this issue our message is clear: abducting a child overseas is never the right answer, and it can create lasting damage to all involved.

Women more likely to suffer Christmas trolley rage

Women are twice as likely to suffer from trolley rage this Christmas because they’re shopping on an empty stomach, new research shows.  A study of over 2,000 people revealed that 1 in 5 women said that feeling hungry made them feel angry, compared to 1 in 10 men   The study, by malt loaf makers Soreen, backs up claims that low levels of blood sugar can cause the most rational people to lose their ability to think clearly, and that hunger pangs can significantly increase feelings of irritation and anger, particularly for women.

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