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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.

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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. 

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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.

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The beliefs of Islam

March 29, 2020

Allah is God and is viewed as both the creator and the restorer of the world. The word of Allah is known through the sacred test which is the Qur’an, which is the equivalent to the Bible for Christians. Allah delivered the scriptures to Muhammad, his messenger and Muhammad is believed to be the last of the prophets (Adam, Abraham, Moses, Noah, Solomon, Jesus).

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Self care routines perfect for relaxing after stress filled days

March 29, 2020

It’s important to take good care of your body, both physically and mentally every day, not just when you’re feeling sick. Learning how to eat right, exercise regularly and take time-out when you need it are the main aspects of self-care and can help you stay healthy and less stressed.

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Must have gadgets for tech lovers

March 27, 2020

For tech lovers, the search for the next great gadget can be a difficult task. With so many variations of similar products, and an almost never ending stream of gadgets constantly flooding the market, it’s hard to pinpoint that perfect piece of tech you’re after. 

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When boredom strikes: Best board games for your mental health

March 27, 2020

As the Coronavirus pandemic takes over the world and most of the country is forced to stay at home, boredom is the new reality. Social distancing has cancelled or closed almost all of our sources of entertainment. So how can you keep yourself and the family amused this period?

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Best recipes for batch cooking

March 27, 2020

During this unprecedented and challenging time, we must make everything as easy as we can for ourselves. I have found 4 nutritious and delicious batch recipes to fill your freezer with during the worrying times ahead.

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What you can do to support Irish businesses

March 27, 2020

Showing this support is something that can be done in many ways and it cannot be overstressed that in this circumstance, even the smallest act of kindness and buying from the local shop, can hugely help all involved.
When normality finally begins to return, it’s important to remember our local businesses and give back as much as we can. Here are just a few ways on how you can go about doing so.

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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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Pretty Little Thing ad banned for being “overly sexualised”

March 15, 2020

There is an extremely thin line between what is deemed as popular culture and what is seen as degrading, as is the line between creating a clever marketing idea and causing offense. The age old marketing 101 phrase “sex sells” may come to mind. This is a tool that has been widely used since the 1950’s. This was when the focus changed from featuring women as domestic goddesses and great mothers in an effort to sell products to presenting the public with a different, more independent kind of woman. 

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The impacts of fashion pressure

March 15, 2020

Fashion pressure might not seem like a serious concern because of everything going on in the world right now, but it has negative impacts that have been happening for centuries and it’s still happening today. Each season there is something new and trendy that everybody seems to be wearing and naturally, we want it too. Especially in teenagers and young adults, who are still trying to find their fashion sense and personal identities, fashion pressure is most often seen. With the amount of affordable shops following trends of much more expensive ones, some people feel that there is no excuse not to look trendy as you don’t have to spend a fortune.

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The Covid-19 threat and how to keep our immune system in top form

March 15, 2020

As the coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the country, basic hygiene and reducing our time in large public spaces can reduce our risk of catching the virus.

While the Health Service Executive (HSE) is continuously advising us that our risk of contracting the virus is low and we need not worry, we may be more susceptible to picking it up than we know.

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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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Best way to spend St Patrick’s Day this year

March 15, 2020

So – just like many cities, towns or villages in Ireland – America loves a giant parade for St. Patrick’s day. If the hope is to see a true appreciation for Irish heritage, Chicago is one of the places to be. They even go as far to dye their river green with 45 pounds of dye in preparation for the big day, which they have been doing since 1962. Alongside Chicago, Boston  and New York city are well known for their Irish roots and offers its residents and visitors great parades. 

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Why we still need to call ourselves feminists

March 15, 2020

In sharp contrast to Woolf’s observation of a woman’s role in history, women now have the ability to vote, voice their thoughts, follow their career goals and live as equals to their male counterparts more than ever before. But in spite of all of these things women are still very often subjected to double standards and expectations still looming from Woolf’s time.

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The effects of exercise on mental health

March 15, 2020

Exercise is not just about improving your physique or losing weight. People who regularly exercise tend to do so because it gives them a sense of well-being and is scientifically proven to improve your mental health.

Regular exercise can have a positive impact on depression, anxiety and more. It also relieves stress, improves memory, helps you sleep better and boosts your energy, making you feel better throughout the long college day.

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Being alcohol free in university

March 1, 2020

The word “challenge” comes to mind when thinking about the proposition of going “alcohol free” whilst studying at university. 

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The importance of reusing old clothes after the Victoria Secret dumping scandal

March 1, 2020

According to the Waste and Resources Action Programme, 300,000 tonnes of clothing were sent to landfill in the UK in 2016. It takes about 80 years for clothes to break down in landfills.

With ‘fast-fashion’ at an all-time high, the fashion industry has come under fire for generating significant levels of waste every season. The fashion industry is the second largest polluter of clean water globally after agriculture. It also produces 10 percent of the world’s emissions.

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Our energy drink craze

March 1, 2020

While energy drinks can definitely give us the kick that we need to get through the working day, whether it’s an eight hour shift or a tough assignment.

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The viral power of memes

March 1, 2020

On the surface memes may seem like nothing more than mindless diversions. In reality they are powerful units full of cultural and generational wealth, that can be used to promote politics, companies and numerous agendas.

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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.