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What’s hot and what’s not this week
Sales of Irish whiskey around the world are booming, with imports to the American market alone up 400 per cent in the last decade and 22 per cent in 2012. We’ll drink to that!
Thanks to the horsemeat scandal, retailers are predicting poultry will pip beefburgers as our favourite barbecue food this summer. If we ever get the barbies out, of course.
It sounds barking, but Aberdeen University has now adopted the US fad for puppy rooms, where students can stroke dogs to relax before exams. Will doggy de-stressing catch on over here? Well, we all need some woof love...
Poor old Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen will be tearing his hair out – 80 per cent of people recently surveyed now have every wall in their home painted cream or white because they’re ‘scared’ of livening them up with a splash of colour.
The day of rest
Sunday is now the busiest day for one in 10 of us, and we each do an average of 15 chores left over from the week, says a survey. Roll on Monday!
Eye, eye, glasses may be a thing of the past soon! Scientists have developed a new contact lens that’s worn overnight and works like a teeth brace to correct long-sightedness.