New year you

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Stop smoking, drink less, do more sport… Yeah, done those (well, not done them). These are five ways to really improve the rest of your life

1 WEAR MORE RED

Psychologists have determined that people are more attractive in photographs with a red frame. Unlucky in love? A couple of items of red clothing will help. A pair of scarlet-hued boxers, at the very least.

2 HAVE SEX FOUR TIMES A WEEK

A Greek study has shown that people who have sex at least four times a week earn three per cent more than those who only do it once. Or only want it once. Or only can have it once.

A Greek study has shown that people who have sex at least four times a week earn three per cent more than those who only do it once.

3 DON’T GET PROMOTED

If you do more than your job requires of you, you’ll move up the career ladder – until you reach the rung that’s beyond you. Or so says the Peter Principle, and many a boss is living proof of the fact.

4 PROCRASTINATE PROPERLY

Do you like putting things off? Scientists have discovered that’s no bad thing. People who consciously put things off deal better with pressure and surf the adrenalin wave.

5 DON’T GO ON GUT INSTINCT

Intuition is misleading because we can’t rely on our environment. So only make considered decisions. Nobel Prize-winner Daniel Kahneman has thought long and hard about it.

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