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Spending money to save time may increase life satisfaction: Study

Money can’t buy love, but who says it can’t buy happiness? Spending money on time-saving services may result in greater life satisfaction, according to a new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. An international team of researchers surveyed more than 6,000 men and women across the United States, Canada, Denmark and the Netherlands about their spending habits. Those in the study who spent money on services to buy time –- by paying other people to do the cleaning or cooking, for example –- reported…

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Electricity shake-up could save consumers 'up to £40bn'

Consumers in the UK could save billions of pounds thanks to major changes in the way electricity is made, used and stored, the government has said. New rules will make it easier for people to generate their own power with solar panels, store it in batteries and sell it to the National Grid. If they work, consumers will save £17bn to £40bn by 2050, according to the government and energy regulator Ofgem. The rules are due to come into effect over the next year. They will reduce costs for someone…

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Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?

A little over a year before Bozoma Saint John became the first chief brand officer at Uber, the transportation company’s best hope to rehabilitate its tarnished image, she hailed a ride from the Four Seasons hotel in Austin, Tex., to a nearby business dinner. What pulled up was a wreck. “Hey, nothing’s going to happen to me in this car, right?” Ms. Saint John said half-jokingly to the driver. “You can drive, right?” She expected him to banter back. Instead, he told her that a group of taxi drivers at…

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Daniel Sturridge must change his attitude to save his Liverpool career, insists Anfield legend Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness has urged Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to improve his attitude or risk ruining his last chance at a top club. Once the Reds’ main man up front, Sturridge’s role at the club is now unclear after steadily falling down the pecking order under Jurgen Klopp. The 27-year-old made 20 Premier League appearances last season, but only seven of those were starts, and he scored just three league goals as he continued to struggle with fitness. Liverpool legend Souness joined talkSPORT on Wednesday to talk about the club’s transfer…

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'Cook must try to emulate Atherton' to save England in second Test

Alastair Cook must emulate a legendary innings by Michael Atherton if England are to save the second Test against South Africa, says Michael Vaughan. England were set 474 to win at Trent Bridge with two days of the match left. Atherton batted 10 hours 43 minutes for 185 not out to earn England a draw in South Africa 22 years ago. “England need Alastair Cook to play one of the great innings like Atherton did in Johannesburg in 1995,” said former England captain Vaughan. “We just want to see some…

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Surgeons perform C-section and open-heart surgery to save mom and baby

In any emergency medical procedure, doctors are quick to make a plan and jump into action. But for the medical staff at one North Carolina hospital, a pregnant woman with a severe heart condition presented a never-before seen case. Danielle Gaither, 31, suffers from Marfan Syndrome, an inherited connective tissue disorder that can cause heart conditions. On February 21, Gaither was rushed to Carolinas Medical Center, a level one trauma center, with a severe tear in her aorta and her body was shutting down. “As soon as we got the…

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Topshop closes underperforming stores in bid to save Australian operation

The administrators for the failed Topshop franchise in Australia are closing five of its nine stand-alone stores in a bid to save the local arm of the UK fast-fashion retailer. Stores at Chatswood and Miranda shopping centres in NSW, Highpoint in Melbourne, and Perth have closed in the past two weeks. The Topshop store on Chapel Street, South Yarra, which is due to close.  Photo: Melissa Singer But the closure expected to send the biggest shockwaves through the broader retail industry is in Chapel Street, in Melbourne’s South Yarra, which…

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