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Women like to age gracefully like Helen Mirren

Dame Helen Mirren has been revealed as the celebrity, which many women hope to emulate when they are older, a poll has revealed.

world Updated: Mar 09, 2013 00:04 IST

Dame Helen Mirren has been revealed as the celebrity, which many women hope to emulate when they are older, a poll has revealed.

The 67-year-old actress is well-known for her sophisticated style and growing old gracefully. The news comes as a new survey shows that women become their most style confident at the age of 45.

According to research carried out by, almost 50% of the women aged 45 or over, described themselves as confident shoppers, who are able to comfortably pick out clothes that suit their body shape.

Men describe ideal spouse as one who does housework
London: When it comes to the perfect partner, what most men want is a woman who can do the housework.

A survey of 1,000 men by revealed that more than 60% males are looking for a “family-minded” home maker, whose cooking and cleaning skills are more important than her looks, the Daily Express reported.

Meanwhile, a separate study revealed British women are the laziest and least fit in Europe.

One in five admitted that they never do any exercise, according to the World Heart Federation. ANI

Hillary would beat Republicans if polls held today
Washington: If the 2016 presidential elections were held today, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton will top any of several top-tier possible Republican candidates, including New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, a new poll has found.

The Quinnipiac Poll found that Clinton bests Christie 45% to 37%, and trumps senator Marco Rubio 50% to 34% and Republican Paul Ryan, 50% to 38%.

In a statement, Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said that Clinton would start a 2016 presidential campaign with enormous advantages.

He added that the former secretary of state was obviously the best known and her years in the spotlight allowed her to create a good impression. ANI

Hollande wants longer paternity leave for men
Paris: France’s president is proposing legislation to get more dads on paternity leave and moms back to work faster.

Francois Hollande, a never-married father of four, also wants more state aid for single parents whose partners fail to pay child support.

Hollande linked the proposals to International Women’s Day on Friday. Hollande has made a point of promoting women’s rights, naming an equal rights minister and making half of his Cabinet female. AP

First Published: Mar 09, 2013 00:02 IST