Lifestyle

Recognising Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

December 9, 2020

OCD isn’t as plain and simple as joking about an unlevel shelf that you want to fix. As with other mental disorders, you should not be acting as if they are something that doesn’t truly affect real people.

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Are salt lamps worth the hype?

December 9, 2020

It’s easy to see why Himalayan salt lamps have become a popular decorative staple to have in your home. Made from the pink rock salt carved from the Khewra Salt Mine in Pakistan, the lamps not only stand out for their unique appearance, but when lit, they emit an ambient, reddish-pink glow that makes any room feel warm and cosy.

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Your guide to a ‘green’ Christmas in 2020

December 9, 2020

Taking our consumption down a notch, doing more to be environmentally aware and shopping locally will not make your Christmas any less glamorous, but it does have the extra bonus of a lower carbon footprint.

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“Shy Di” to fashion’s favourite – the evolution of Princess Diana’s style

December 9, 2020

From epochal ball gowns to iconic athleisure wear, throughout her public life Diana’s wardrobe captivated the world’s attention. Portraying such a paragon of fashion is no easy feat, nor is recreating her style. Yet these were the mammoth challenges Emma Corrin and costume designer Amy Roberts found themselves tasked with in the latest season of The Crown. 

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Why you should start eating seasonally

December 9, 2020

Supermarkets are always packed with a variety of produce from all around the world and at odd times you might notice something different, but it’s easy to forget when and how our food grows.

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Finding your creative outlet during lockdown

December 9, 2020

Art is one way to find a new freedom. At least that’s what Ellen Moriarty, a second year nursing student felt when she picked up the paintbrush for the first time since secondary school during lockdown.

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The student handbook to a Christmas hamper

December 9, 2020

Assignments are due, exams are looming and the last thing you want to do is spend what little money you have on mounds of Christmas presents. The best solution to this? A homemade Christmas hamper.

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Climate grief: Mourning for our planet

November 25, 2020

There’s a sense of impending doom on the youth, their lives will be directly affected by the climate crisis and the older generations and those in power are appearing to do little about it.

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The art of Feng Shui

November 25, 2020

To break it down “feng” means wind and “shui” means water. In Chinese culture, water and wind are associated with good health and so, feng shui came to mean good fortune.

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The perfect chocolate biscuit cake recipe for a cosy night in

November 11, 2020

If you are in the mood for a delicious “no fuss, no bake” dessert that is so easy to make that “anyone can master” it, then try this chocolate biscuit cake recipe from Donal Skehan’s latest TV Show Donal’s Family Food in Minutes

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Lockdown like never before

November 11, 2020

Despite the rampant uncertainty surrounding the country about whether or not we will be able to curb this virus for a second time, we are in a better position than we were in the first lockdown according to Mairead Twohig, Quality and Patient Safety Officer in the HSE.

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The dismissed dangers of UV lights in nail salons

November 11, 2020

There’s no better feeling than getting a fresh manicure from a salon, that high gloss shine and vibrant, neat finish. For many of us, we just go to our favourite nail artist every now and

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Why you should be drinking more ginger tea

November 11, 2020

Ginger is native to China and has been used for cooking and medical purposes for centuries. It was introduced in Europe much later and was mostly used as a culinary spice. Now, it gained its phenomenal popularity due to its many benefits.

Food

Making the transition to Veganism

November 11, 2020

Starting off on a vegan diet can be considered the hardest part, as prepping for a lifestyle change can take a lot of work and research, especially when it comes to dramatically altering your diet.

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Curbing the “maskne” epidemic

November 11, 2020

From online searches for banana bread recipes soaring in March, to people grappling with the newly coined phrase “the new normal”, we appear increasingly receptive to these new Covid-19 formulations. “Maskne”, however, was not embraced in the same welcoming manner.

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How to take care of your mental health during COVID-19

October 28, 2020

Whether you’re feeling stressed because of online lectures, anxious about COVID-19 or missing a decent gin and tonic, not to mention your friends, taking the time to look out for your mental health has never been more important.

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Socially distant but not disconnected

October 28, 2020

Although it wouldn’t be possible to meet up with loved ones during quarantine, being socially distant doesn’t mean you have to be socially disconnected. Studies have shown that having supportive relationships (whether platonic or romantic) have a long term impact on not only your mental health, but also your physical wellbeing. 

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The best brands for plus size clothing

October 28, 2020

Even the Queen of R&B has set up her own inclusive lingerie line which caters to plus size men and women. She was recently praised for featuring plus size model Steven G for the launch of the latest Savage x Fenty collection.

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Best brands for plus size clothing

October 28, 2020

If you’re on the curvy side, you may feel that a lot of brands aren’t targeting you and providing for the plus size demographic. However, there are many brandsthat are becoming more diverse and size-inclusive.

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Why we should all convert to menstrual cups

October 28, 2020

A menstrual cup is a reusable period product. It is a small, flexible cup made of silicone that you pop up there (similar to a tampon). While the cup is in it catches and collects your period.