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Escape rooms rising in popularity

November 13, 2019

Escape rooms are a relatively new concept that only rose to prominence in that last five years, but now in Ireland, there are over 20 escape rooms on offer, with at least six in Dublin alone. 

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Religion and young people in a modern world

November 13, 2019

Kanye West has recently switched his attention from the red hat wearing leader of the “Free” World to a different kind of controversial figurehead, God. 

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Being HPV aware can save lives

October 30, 2019

The human papiloma virus (HPV) vaccine is now administered free of charge for both boys and girls in their first year of secondary school.

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The importance of understanding a friend’s disability or illness

October 30, 2019

Chronic disabilities and illnesses hold an emotional weight that only those who have come into direct contact with these conditions can understand. While many have made note of the effects which these conditions have on the lives of the people surrounding the affected individual, it can not be understated that the life of the sufferer is still the life most deeply affected.

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Ditching fast fashion

October 16, 2019

People are becoming more and more aware of the effects that fast fashion has on our environment. What does fast fashion really mean though?

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Anxiety on the rise

October 16, 2019

It is completely normal to be anxious or worried about events that will happen in the future, however, if these feelings become constant and cause significant stress, then it could be considered a serious mental illness.

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Time to talk about men’s body image

October 16, 2019

It’s a common misconception that men don’t suffer the same amount of pressures as women do when it comes to body image. Men and boys are expected to be tall, strong and have muscles, these expectations can be a huge burden to men of all ages.  

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Stigma still surrounds a HIV diagnosis

October 2, 2019

People with HIV on the proper medication can and do live totally normal lives – and they can also have normal sex lives. In an attempt to make this more well known, the U = U campaign was started.

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Jesy Nelson on body confidence

October 2, 2019

The public came together on Twitter to give support to Jesy Nelson after the documentary “Odd One Out” aired on BBC One on Thursday the 12th of September.

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Vegan Month

October 2, 2019

Let ‘s get one thing straight, going vegan was difficult for a person who likes her steak done rare and bloody, a carnivore through and through. So why go Vegan for the month?

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Lush Shutdown with Greta Thunberg

October 2, 2019

On September 20th Lush shut down its entire operations — factories, headquarters, and e-commerce — to mobilize more than 5,000 employees and take to the streets to demand action.

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Life with less clutter

April 15, 2019

Waking up in a clean room already makes you feel like you’ve started out the day on the right foot. It’s time to get the big yellow skip out, and start getting rid of things that don’t ‘spark joy’ .

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Modern dating modern woes

April 3, 2019

It is a free app but it also has features that you can pay for such as Bumble Boost, which unlocks the ability to swipe through profiles that have already liked you. Bumble has two other modes, which you can switch to called BFF, where you can make friends with people of the same sex and Bumble Bizz, which allows you to network.

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Immediate environmental activism

April 3, 2019

The Environmental Working Group found that red meat is responsible for 10 to 40 times as many greenhouse emissions as common vegetables and grains. If the grain fed to livestock was fed to people then 800 million people could be fed.

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Get your gonorrhoea gone-horroea

April 3, 2019

Genital herpes is a viral infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). There are two HSV types – type one and type two. The two viruses are similar and both can cause ulcers and blisters. Genital herpes is common in Ireland and is mostly diagnosed in young women 81% were female in 2017.

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Conforming to contouring?

April 3, 2019

If makeup was acceptable as a type of self-expression why do so many feel the need to cover up scarring and acne for work or for college?

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Influencer fashion

April 3, 2019

When influencers are aligned with the right audience and brand, it can contribute to an incredibly successful digital marketing campaign

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Tailoring for tattoos

April 3, 2019

Tattoos are essentially pieces of jewellery that you can’t take off so it’s important that the colour and style of your clothes compliments your body art.

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The end of an era

April 3, 2019

It’s a bittersweet time where the scent of a certain perfume can make us feel nostalgic about our first-time surviving Coppers, or the clanking of plates in the canteen reminds us of the day we were confident enough to ask Genevieve the lunch lady for some extra gravy on our stuffing.

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Time-out for animal testing in China

April 3, 2019

The widely criticised animal testing for cosmetic products produced and sold in China will no longer be required after June 30, said Chinese agency Gansu Province National Medical Products Association.