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Parents increasingly using iPads and smartphones to calm down screaming children, study reveals


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4 Mar 2016

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Gadgets such as iPads and smartphones are replacing dummies as the item used by parents to calm down their children, a new study suggests. 

 

The more troublesome the child, the more parents will rely on modern technology to act as a pacifier, say the scientists behind the study.  ...

Who wants to stay the night in a Van Gogh painting?


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26 Feb 2016

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If you’re an art lover, you can now have the chance to step into one of Vincent Van Gogh’s most famous paintings, after an Airbnb room was created to look like it.

 

The bedroom has been designed to recreate the masterpiece Bedroom in Arles and was created ahead of the launch of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Van Gogh’s Bedrooms exhibition....

Parents struggling to tear their kids away from technology


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11 Jan 2016

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Parents are finding it easier to get their kids to do their homework and eat healthily than to get them to turn off their gadgets, according to new research from charity Action for Children.

 

Asked in a poll which behaviour they found most difficult to control in their children, ‘limiting technology based activities’ topped the list with 23%, followed by healthy eating (19%) and getting them to go to sleep (18%)....

90ft long ‘sky pool’ in Nine Elms is world’s first!


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4 Sep 2015

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A 90ft-long pool known as the ‘sky pool’ which floats in the air is the latest attraction at the new riverside district Nine Elms.

 

The pool is located at a 2,000 home complex called Embassy Gardens and has been described as a ‘world first.’...

Where in the UK are you most likely to walk to work?


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1 Sep 2015

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One in three workers in the South East travel to work by train, whilst a similar number in Manchester travel by bus, while Cambridge has most cycling commuters, new research has revealed.

 

The study of postcodes by the Royal Mail suggested that residents in the Scottish border town Cockburnspath have the furthest commute at an average of 24 miles each way a day, while the shortest are in Kirkwall and Aberdeen at 3.9 miles....