Lifestyle

The history of feminism in Ireland

December 11, 2019

Feminism in Ireland can be identified from the early 1900’s. In 1918, women could only vote at the age of 30 and only if they have property or university qualifications but men were allowed to vote at the age of 21 with no qualifications.

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Minding your physical and mental health during the Christmas period

December 11, 2019

As the Christmas period vastly approaches, the horrific recurring thoughts of spending money and wondering where did that year go, can lead into a season that can be a stressful time for many people, leaving us to wonder, is Andy Williams correct in saying this is the “most wonderful time of the year!”

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Ways to ring in the new year

December 11, 2019

As the end of the year looms closer, celebration ideas are tough to choose from especially when going into town is such a norm nowadays.

Lifestyle

Why deleting old social media posts is vital

December 11, 2019

If you’re in your early twenties, you’ve probably grown up with social media. We were just hitting teenage years when Facebook and Twitter were becoming popular. The memories of cringy teenage years are hard enough without having physical evidence of our green eyeshadow or our over gelled hair. 

Lifestyle

Is the flu vaccine worth it?

December 11, 2019

While there are far more pressing health issues and life concerns than the flu vaccine, many people may be surprised to learn how the vaccine affects them – and how it can help them.

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How and why ASMR went global

December 11, 2019

How did ASMR videos flood YouTube and manage to get a spotlight in the media? If you enjoy the sound of someone chewing loudly, whispering softly in your ear or tapping their nails against a table, then you will probably be a fan of ASMR.

Lifestyle

Christmas day in style vs a comfy pajama day

December 11, 2019

As Christmas is only around the corner, many people will participate in that last-minute scramble for presents. However,  it is not just presents for family and friends we have to worry about, but also what we’re going to wear. Many people will buy special outfits for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day, but is there too much pressure to find the perfect outfit to be photographed in beside the Christmas tree?

Lifestyle

The latest piercing trends

December 11, 2019

Piercings can be these amazing little things if you want to start decorating your body, without the permanent commitment of a tattoo. Not only are there some gorgeous pieces of jewellery that you can buy to make your normal piercings look amazing, but you can also get some unique piercings that stand out by themselves. 

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Online shopping algorithms and how they work

December 11, 2019

As Christmas approaches in the coming weeks, shopping centres can become far too crowded for most of us to handle, so online shopping is the next best option. But online shopping, while handy, can be quite dangerous too.

Lifestyle

Best Christmas markets in Europe

December 11, 2019

The countdown to Christmas is on and if there’s one thing we all love is Christmas markets. When deciding on a destination for a Christmas break away, there’s a lot of planning and factors to take into consideration.

Lifestyle

The reality of a shopping addiction

November 27, 2019

Knocklyon House, or The Rutland Centre, is a treatment centre for addictions. The centre, while used to the classic addictions of alcohol, drugs, gambling, and eating disorders, has now become no stranger to clients facing the problem of compulsive shopping.

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The highs and lows of retail therapy

November 27, 2019

Have you ever gotten so angry or upset that in a blinding blur you end up with two brown paper Penney’s bag clenched in your fists? Same. 

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Reminders for the winter months

November 27, 2019

Winter is cold. It’s a basic state of fact. But with the cold comes a mountain of consequences. Your skin will dry out, you will be drinking more hot drinks in an attempt to stay warm and those who sleep outside suffer the most. But there are a few small things everyone can do to make the long evenings and bitter cold nights not that bad.

Black Friday

Beware of Black Friday scams

November 27, 2019

Black Friday, is a 24-hour period of sheer overspending and panic, otherwise known as the beginning of the Christmas season.

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Fashion over comfort

November 27, 2019

With the athleisure trend being around in fashion for a few years now, people are proving it’s possible to mix fashion with comfort, however some still refuse to go along with it.

Food

Grub Guide: Sova Vegan Butcher

November 27, 2019

One wouldn’t often hear the words “butcher” and “vegan” in the same sentence, but just off Camden Street, on Pleasants Street, in a plain-faced building, is Sova Vegan Butcher.

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The McDonald’s wage debate

November 27, 2019

McDonald’s staff across the UK recently went on strike demanding a pay rise, as they are struggling to survive on their current wage.

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Ways to help period pain

November 27, 2019

Approximately three quarters of young women suffer from painful or uncomfortable periods in Ireland according to the HSE.

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Using dark humour to get through college

November 27, 2019

Whether we’ve been having a bad day and have said it as a form of relief, humour or just having heard it in passing, we have all experienced the phrase “I want to die,” but seldom do we ever really mean it.

Health

Body neutrality is the new body positivity

November 13, 2019

We live in a society where body positivity and self-love takes over our social media feeds every day. However, for some, accepting their bodies is simply not that easy, no matter how hard they try. While the term “Body Positivity” blew up in recent years and has been loved by many, there was still something missing in the concept for others, so much so that they turned to “Body Neutrality” instead. 

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VSCO girls are the latest trend taking over Instagram

November 13, 2019

Gone are the days of the Basic White Girl strutting around in her UGG boots sipping nonchalantly on her Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte. You probably remember her, in fact you might have even been her.  Well she’s old news now. In her place is the VSCO Girl with a scrunchy in her hair, her Birkenstocks on her feet and a Hydro Flask in hand for the world to see.

Food

The benefits of turmeric

November 13, 2019

Like many Asian spices, turmeric is also known to have many health benefits and has been used as a form of traditional medicine.