Lifestyle

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.

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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. 

Inspirations

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.