Lifestyle

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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Turn and face the strange

October 14, 2020

Our whole species was brought into being after millennia upon millennia of evolution. Adapting to changes in our surroundings, while difficult for the modern-day homosapien, is a skill that is embedded in our genetic history. 

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Why you should use SPF all year round

October 14, 2020

Sunscreen appeared on the market in the 60s even though early forms like “Coppertone Suntan Cream” had existed since 1938. The “Coppertone girl” helped to popularise sun protection in the 50s. (Three-year old Jodie Foster kicked off her acting career in a Coppertone commercial.)

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s tips for clean sleeping

October 14, 2020

Gwyneth Paltrow, actress, businesswoman and author, is a vocal advocate for the concept of “clean sleeping.” The idea behind this trend is essentially making it your goal to get at least eight hours of quality sleep every night.

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When motherhood isn’t the mission

September 24, 2020

Historically, having children soon after marriage was a box to be ticked for women to feel at one with the female community, and to feel as though they were upholding their duty.

Health

Do we really need vitamin shots and IV drips

September 22, 2020

Celebrities such as Chrissy Teigen , Kendall Jenner and Miley Cyrus have been often seen getting a quick fix of vitamins through injections and iv drips  that are meant to boost your energy levels, help with hangovers, strengthen your immune system, make your skin glow and even help you lose weight.

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We need to re-evaluate how we greet our Aunt Flo

August 22, 2020

The recent expulsion of the Tampax advertisement from Irish television has triggered a wave of national debate surrounding the stigmatised, euphemised natural occurrence that is periods.

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How to boost your metabolism

April 15, 2020

The higher the rate is, the more calories you will burn so here are some excellent ways to boost your metabolism.

Lifestyle

A guide for Interrailing around Europe

April 14, 2020

This was a trip that was truly the time of my life where adventure knew no bounds, and each day brought new excitement, laughter and memories that will last a lifetime, this was interrailing 18’.

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OnlyFans: What is it and can it be dangerous

April 13, 2020

The idea of female nudity instead became associated with sin and shame, a one-way, non-refundable ticket out of The Garden of Eden. It may be acceptable for Adam and Eve to be depicted as naked in the Story of Creation but the taboos of nudity and partial nudity are topics that still create controversy in the 21st century world of Instagram.

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Concerns over security of Houseparty app

April 13, 2020

Naturally, the nation seems to have turned to websites, apps and extensions that allow us to hang out with our friends from the comfort of our own homes. One such app is Houseparty, who market themselves as “the face to face social network.”

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The controversy of the Church of Scientology and where it is now

March 15, 2020

Scientology was invented by L. Ron Hubbard in 1952 and according to The Church of Scientology’s official Irish website, it is “ a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the supreme being.”

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Coronavirus and climate change

March 15, 2020

Following recent images published by NASA showing the huge decrease in nitrogen and carbon being released into the atmosphere, experts believe that the reduction in industry as a result of the coronavirus outbreak is beneficial for climate change.