Lifestyle

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Food

The truth behind palm oil

August 21, 2020

When it comes to looking at options for cooking oils, palm oil is the most controversial for environmental and health reasons.

Lifestyle

The ancient art of Chakra Meditation

July 21, 2020

In our fast-paced lives we are constantly looking for new ways to slow down and incorporate more peace and stillness into our everyday routines. It may be through Yoga, Pilates or Chakra meditation.Chakra means wheel or cycle and is a wheel like energy that connects the body to the soul.

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Black Lives Matter Movement through the eyes of a black student in Ireland

June 21, 2020

As the Black Lives Matter movement makes its way around the world, we have to realise that racism is prevalent in our own society and take a look at how we can change ourselves in order for greater change to happen. No matter what age, race or social class we have to acknowledge that racism exists and that we all should try to understand and listen to the stories and experiences of people who suffer because of it.

Lifestyle

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’.

Lifestyle

Why our eating habits are changing during quarantine

April 13, 2020

Now these “demons” per say aren’t as life threatening or altering as they sound, but finally sorting out your wardrobe after 6 months is not an easy task. Other tasks include resisting the urge to bite your nails, finally throwing old schoolbooks away and not posting on social media every 0.2 seconds. However the biggest task of all is choosing not to live out of your fridge.

Lifestyle

How to exercise at home during quarantine

April 13, 2020

The endlessness of this lockdown seems to make the days fly by and Netflix or Disney+ turn into a daily trap. However, a great way to break up the days is to introduce some sort of exercise regime.

Lifestyle

A look into Hasidic Judaism

April 13, 2020

The religion was founded by rabbi Israel Ben Elizier and originated in Ukraine. There are a number of denominations within Judaism which include: Reform, Conservative, Orthodox and Reconstructionist. Hasidic Judaism is a subset of Orthodox Judaism.

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Irish brands that are combating the Coronavirus pandemic

April 13, 2020

A number of Irish companies are donating food to our frontline workers or vulnerable people forced to cocoon. Fulfil Nutrition who make the Fulfil protein bars have donated 16,000 bars to help “fuel the frontline” as well as giving generously to some influencers’ giveaways. 

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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.

Lifestyle

How to make money from decluttering your home

April 13, 2020

Maybe you found your old Nintendo from your childhood or discovered an album of cute baby photographs, or you could be left with a pile of things that you don’t really want or need and have decided that it’s time to let them go.

Food

Is healthy food really more expensive than junk food

April 13, 2020

Cheap and unhealthy food is a quick way out for many students, it’s a low fuss, no effort means of getting fed. However, this can lead to poor eating habits and diets that are high in calories, fat and sugar, but low in nutrients that are found in fresh fruit and vegetables. 

Lifestyle

Rihanna makes history by wearing first ever durag on cover of Vogue

April 13, 2020

The durag’s origin dates back to the 19th century, when poor black labourers and slaves needed something to tie their hair back while they worked. Around the 1930’s during the Great Depression and the Harlem Renaissance, African Americans discovered they could also use this headwear to maintain difficult hairstyles.

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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.”

Lifestyle

The disadvantages to working from home

March 31, 2020

According to the 2017 study by Regus, 48 percent reported that children or family demanding attention was the biggest issue when working at home. It can be particularly confusing for children, as your physical presence no longer means access. They may not understand that you have to remain detached and focused on work.

Lifestyle

Best walking trails in Ireland

March 31, 2020

Different counties offer different terrain and scenery, whether you are searching for a challenging hike or a serene stroll, there’s an idyllic walking trail to suit everyone’s needs. 

Lifestyle

The best budget European tour

March 30, 2020

One easy way of travelling to four of the cheapest destinations in Europe is starting with Croatia then to Hungary, Slovakia and finishing with the Czech Republic. All four destinations can be enjoyed with a budget of around €50 to €70 a day.

Lifestyle

Inventive ways in occupying ourselves during isolation

March 29, 2020

Self isolation is hard. Humans naturally crave interaction with others so it’s only a matter of time before loneliness sets in. However, there are things you can do to create a home that repels loneliness and activities that will make you feel more connected to your friends and yourself than ever.