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Drivers face hefty fines and licence points for saying ‘thank you’ and other common habits

With major new Highway Code changes introduced earlier this year, drivers have a renewed focus on the rules of the road. But many may be unaware of the laws they could be breaking every day and how they can avoid hefty fines. Saying thank you Motorists normally raise their hand above the steering wheel to […]

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UK

POLL: Have you changed your water habits to get through the drought and hosepipe ban?

The nation is facing its driest conditions since 1976 and officials are preparing to declare a drought in August if the months of low rainfall continue. England last experienced a drought in the summer of 2018. The National Drought Group (NDG) met on Tuesday, July 26, and since then, the Environment Agency and water companies […]

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Automotive

Drivers warned of common summer habits that could land them with £5,000 fines

As exciting as the hot weather is, it is vital that drivers do not take their feet off the break when it comes to road safety. This is because there are a number of commonly practiced driving habits that could land motorists with £5,000 fines in certain circumstances. With that in mind, National Scrap Car […]

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Business

Cash-strapped but still trying to keep up with the Kardashians: How social media drives bad spending habits

Prostock-Studio | Getty Images It only takes a quick scroll through Instagram to see how many people are on vacation right now, going to concerts and enjoying amazing meals out. To be sure, “revenge tourism” — and “revenge spending” more broadly — has been surging, at least as far as social media is concerned. At […]

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Health

The seven heathy habits that can HALVE the risk of a stroke – Research

They include stopping smoking, being active, eating better, losing weight and maintaining normal blood pressure. The final two are controlling cholesterol and reducing blood sugar. Dubbed “Life’s Simple Seven”, they also protect against heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Prof Myriam Fornage, of Texas University, said: “Our study confirmed modifying lifestyle risk factors can offset a genetic […]

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Finance

Smart meter user saves £30 a month on energy bills with ‘sensible’ habits

Ava Kelly, from Tamworth, had her smart meter installed around two years ago, and she checks the device five or six times a day. She said it has been a huge help as she’s become more aware of how much her appliances costs. She told Express.co.uk: “I’ve looked back at my bills – it makes […]

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Business

These pandemic snacking and drinking habits are here to stay, candy and booze companies say

People visit the M&M store in Times Square on July in New York City. Spencer Platt | Getty Images The Covid-19 pandemic significantly changed consumer behavior from where they shopped to what they bought. That was felt throughout the snacks and spirits industries and some of those habits have hung on, senior executives from Beam […]

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Business

Amazon Prime Day shoppers buy up diapers, snacks as inflation shifts consumer habits

Instant Pots and Roombas are typically hot selling items during Amazon’s Prime Day event. But this year, consumers were more interested in dishwasher pods, diapers and snacks. Looking at some of the most popular items items during Amazon’s two day discount event, which wrapped late on Wednesday, provides a window into how record high inflation […]

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Health

‘More harm than good’ 4 habits making your sensitive teeth worse – how to avoid tooth pain

Sensitive teeth can occur for a number of reasons, but most often occur when the protective enamel on a tooth’s surface has been exposed. Most people may begin to notice sensitivity when eating certain foods or drinks, such as cold, sour or sweet things. This can cause make you wince from time to time or […]

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Automotive

Fuel-saving hacks: Motorists told to change habits to boost fuel efficiency

Motorists across the UK have been dealing with steadily rising fuel prices since the start of the year, with experts estimating where prices could reach. Data from the RAC makes for grim reading for drivers, with average petrol prices hitting 191.25p per litre and diesel less than a penny away from being £2 a litre. Compared […]