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The video went viral

March 5, 2014

What makes a video go viral? The College View looks at the ins and outs of what videos capture people’s imagination.

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The race to cure spinal damage

February 19, 2014

The Kerry marathon linking-in with marathons across 34 countries around the world raising funds to cure spinal cord injuries.

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The Christmas creep

December 18, 2013

Retailers are starting Christmas earlier every year, but does the ‘Christmas creep’ bring festive cheer for consumers?

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How much do you love your phone?

December 4, 2013

How much do you rely on your phone? Aoife Bennett looks at the ever growing relationship between ourselves and technology.

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TD: Tweeting Daily

November 20, 2013

We all use Twitter, but which politicians are the best at handling 140 characters?

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Money matters: from cattle to coins

March 29, 2013

Abba told us that money must be funny in a rich man’s world. But money isn’t all that funny. Abba was wrong. The Swedish lied to us. The definition of money is “anything accepted by

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Sink or Swim? A man survives.

March 20, 2013

Sean O’Donoghue was 27 when he nearly drowned. Over 100 feet below the surface of the water, in the black of the North Sea, water began to stream into Sean’s diving helmet, slowly filling it

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Supermacs, Goats and Pagans: All in a St Patrick’s Day

March 20, 2013

St Patrick’s Day is weird. One: because it’s somehow compulsory and two: because it makes you think that Irish people reproduce like flowers rather than people. Thousands are Irish for March. But where did they

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Blame it on the Weatherman

March 20, 2013

Ireland, probably one of the only countries to experience the four seasons in one day, with of course the exception of our sunshine state: Wexford. Monday, March 11 2013 highlighted the ostentatious weather we so

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What it looks like from behind the bar

March 6, 2013

Working in bars can be great, because let’s face it, people always provide more entertainment when they’re drunk. And when things are quiet behind the bar there’s nothing better than watching drunks go about their

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Will seeing the damage stop smokers?

February 20, 2013

World Cancer Day, on Monday February 4th, ironically coincided with the launch of graphic pictures depicting diseased lungs and mouths on Irish smoking packets. According to Cancer Research UK, smoking causes more than four in

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Looking in the magic mirror, what do you see?

February 20, 2013

You stand in front of the mirror. Probably naked – who knows. And you think “Yeah this is me, I got this.” But no, you don’t got this, or rather, you have not got this.

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Does DCU do… dietary needs?

February 20, 2013

When the ‘horse burger’ scandal came to light recently, it prompted people to think harder about and pay more attention to what they were eating. For some people, however, this is a daily routine. For

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Students and drug culture

February 20, 2013

We all know that when it comes to the booze, us Irish have an intrinsic and well documented love affair with the ‘few scoops’. However, when it comes to illegal drugs it seems that we

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Women can have the last laugh

February 20, 2013

“You’re very funny for a girl.” If I had a euro for every time I’ve heard that phrase I’d have enough money to afford a sex change in order to be accepted as humorous. The

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The science behind…stress

February 20, 2013

As hard as we might try to forget the bad times, our brain doesn’t have a built-in delete feature. There are a special set of structures in the brain for emotions and memories.  Here, a part

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Death by heartbreak: fact or fiction?

February 14, 2013

Dying of a broken heart – words normally reserved for poets, romantics and the pages of 1930s Mills and Boon novels are now featuring in medical research journals all over the world. Heart specialists and

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Should we allow rural drink-driving?

February 6, 2013

Rural isolation has been on the media agenda for quite a few months now. A rise in suicides and depression awoke a general concern in the population. Being mindful of your mental health is now

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Battling the odds

February 6, 2013

Ann Brady is a happily-married mother of two boys from Greystones, County Dublin, her eldest son, Harry, is in fifth class in primary school and on the surface he looks just like any other happy