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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.

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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.

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Are the Irish a happy nation?

March 15, 2020

The survey, which is carried out by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network surveys 156 countries worldwide on how their citizens view their own personal happiness levels. From this, a report is formed which ranks each country following the feedback from the survey.

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Sugar baby culture in Dublin rising

March 1, 2020

Dublin colleges and universities account for the top five fastest growing sugar baby schools in Ireland, according to annual rankings from a US based dating website.

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Sexual health and the infamous UTI

February 16, 2020

UTIs or urinary tract infections are infections in any part of your urinary system, they can be extremely common and can cause frequent and painful urination.

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Post graduation depression

February 16, 2020

Graduating symbolises a leap into adulthood and sometimes the reality graduates have to deal with can be disappointing.

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Best equipment to invest in for vlogging

February 5, 2020

If you are new to the vlogging game, a simple smartphone would suffice for the more basic elements of vlogging. But if you are planning on taking things a little more serious, without the proper gear, it is difficult to provide the quality of video that people have come to expect from serious vlogging. 

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Powerful Irish women in the film industry

February 5, 2020

Arguably Ireland’s most successful actor/actress, dominating the Hollywood scene, is 25 year-old Saoirse Ronan. She’s the second-youngest four-time Oscar nominee ever and her recent role in Greta Gerwig’s Little Women will undoubtedly cement her name as one of the greats

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Wanderlust: Transylvania, Romania at Halloween

February 5, 2020

So when my mother said she wanted to book a trip to Transylvania in Romania for the Halloween break last Autumn I was intrigued to say the least. On some level I knew Transylvania was a real place but it’s not something I’d ever really thought much into. My knowledge of the place was synonymous with Transylvania stereotypes – spooky castles, graveyards, vampires and bats flying around, you know the ones.

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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.