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BUY

1Whiskey

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!

2

Chicken

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.

3

Puppy pat­ting

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...

SELL

1

Bold in­te­ri­ors

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.

2

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!

3

Spec­ta­cles

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.

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