The Daily Populous

Sunday December 22nd, 2019 evening edition

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Hundreds of products including bread, breakfast cereal and chocolate bars have decreased in size, leaving shoppers with stealth price rises.

A number size changes have attracted attention, particularly the increase in the triangle gaps of Toblerone bars in 2016 by Mondelez International.

The confectionary company has since backtracked and announced Toblerones would revert to their original shape.

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Mars shrank its Maltesers, M&Ms and Minstrels by up to 15 per cent while McVities Jaffa Cakes are around 10 per cent lighter, but prices have remained unchanged.

Manufacturers faced rising input costs as the pound fell sharply in the days following the referendum.

The bread and cereal category saw the most size changes with 36 reductions and 18 increases, the ONS said. »

Genes and family are biggest predictor of academic success, study suggests

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The study, led by the University of York, found that parents’ socioeconomic status and children’s inherited DNA differences are powerful predictors of educational achievement.

However, the research suggests that having the genes for school success is not as beneficial as having parents who are highly educated and wealthy.

Meanwhile, only 21% of children from families with low socioeconomic status and low genetic propensity carried on into higher education. »

Kentucky will accept refugees, governor tells Trump administration

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) says his state will continue to welcome refugees months after an executive order issued by the Trump administration allowed states to turn them away.

The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by UANI — Sparks fly at last Democratic debate of the year MORE last week.

“Kentucky has welcomed refugees for well over three decades,” he reportedly stated in the letter. »

Radiohead Puts Every Official Album on YouTube, Making Them All Free to Stream

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Maybe it's fair to say some of those people have been humming Radiohead songs since the band’s debut, Pablo Honey, in 1992.

Now you can stream all of those albums on YouTube, from Pablo Honey to 2016’s Moon Shaped Pool.

The 10 Most Depressing Radiohead Songs According to Data Science: Hear the Songs That Ranked Highest in a Researcher’s “Gloom Index”. »