Lifestyle

Minding your physical and mental health during the Christmas period

December 11, 2019

As the Christmas period vastly approaches, the horrific recurring thoughts of spending money and wondering where did that year go, can lead into a season that can be a stressful time for many people, leaving us to wonder, is Andy Williams correct in saying this is the “most wonderful time of the year!”

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Why deleting old social media posts is vital

December 11, 2019

If you’re in your early twenties, you’ve probably grown up with social media. We were just hitting teenage years when Facebook and Twitter were becoming popular. The memories of cringy teenage years are hard enough without having physical evidence of our green eyeshadow or our over gelled hair. 

Lifestyle

Is the flu vaccine worth it?

December 11, 2019

While there are far more pressing health issues and life concerns than the flu vaccine, many people may be surprised to learn how the vaccine affects them – and how it can help them.

Lifestyle

How and why ASMR went global

December 11, 2019

How did ASMR videos flood YouTube and manage to get a spotlight in the media? If you enjoy the sound of someone chewing loudly, whispering softly in your ear or tapping their nails against a table, then you will probably be a fan of ASMR.

Lifestyle

Christmas day in style vs a comfy pajama day

December 11, 2019

As Christmas is only around the corner, many people will participate in that last-minute scramble for presents. However,  it is not just presents for family and friends we have to worry about, but also what we’re going to wear. Many people will buy special outfits for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Stephen’s Day, but is there too much pressure to find the perfect outfit to be photographed in beside the Christmas tree?

Lifestyle

Online shopping algorithms and how they work

December 11, 2019

As Christmas approaches in the coming weeks, shopping centres can become far too crowded for most of us to handle, so online shopping is the next best option. But online shopping, while handy, can be quite dangerous too.

Lifestyle

Reminders for the winter months

November 27, 2019

Winter is cold. It’s a basic state of fact. But with the cold comes a mountain of consequences. Your skin will dry out, you will be drinking more hot drinks in an attempt to stay warm and those who sleep outside suffer the most. But there are a few small things everyone can do to make the long evenings and bitter cold nights not that bad.

Black Friday

Beware of Black Friday scams

November 27, 2019

Black Friday, is a 24-hour period of sheer overspending and panic, otherwise known as the beginning of the Christmas season.

Health

Body neutrality is the new body positivity

November 13, 2019

We live in a society where body positivity and self-love takes over our social media feeds every day. However, for some, accepting their bodies is simply not that easy, no matter how hard they try. While the term “Body Positivity” blew up in recent years and has been loved by many, there was still something missing in the concept for others, so much so that they turned to “Body Neutrality” instead. 

Lifestyle

VSCO girls are the latest trend taking over Instagram

November 13, 2019

Gone are the days of the Basic White Girl strutting around in her UGG boots sipping nonchalantly on her Starbucks pumpkin spiced latte. You probably remember her, in fact you might have even been her.  Well she’s old news now. In her place is the VSCO Girl with a scrunchy in her hair, her Birkenstocks on her feet and a Hydro Flask in hand for the world to see.

Food

The benefits of turmeric

November 13, 2019

Like many Asian spices, turmeric is also known to have many health benefits and has been used as a form of traditional medicine.

Lifestyle

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. 

Lifestyle

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. 

Lifestyle

Instagram removing cosmetic filters

November 13, 2019

It was all fun and games with dog ear filters, rainbows and love hearts, until cosmetic surgery filters crept in. Instagram has decided to get rid of all their augmented reality filters that can promote cosmetic surgery, as they fear it can impact negatively on people’s mental health. 

Lifestyle

Life after the end of a long relationship

November 13, 2019

Break ups are never easy and dealing with a break up after a long-term relationship, let’s say a year plus, can be a tedious, hurtful and lonely process but here is a quick walk through the whole ordeal

Lifestyle

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.

Articles

The TikTok takeover

October 30, 2019

Similar to Youtube, Tik Tok is an interactive app where you can connect with friends, comment on videos and follow other people.

Articles

The e-boy and e-girl culture

October 30, 2019

Typically, the e-girl will have heavy winged eyeliner, blush and clips in their dyed colourful or black hair.

Halloween

Best Halloween costume ideas for this spooky season

October 30, 2019

With spooky season just around the corner, there is plenty of competition with thinking outside the box. I am going to provide you with some ideas on where to buy the best  affordable halloween costumes as well as how to design one from your own wardrobe.

Lifestyle

Victoria’s Secret Inclusivity Model Campaign

October 30, 2019

Iconic fashion brand and lingerie chain Victoria Secret announced a number of fresh faced new models, including transgender and plus-size for their latest campaign just over a week ago. After a number of controversies surrounding derogatory statements made from the company’s former senior creative officer Ed Razek, the chain have transformed their image to include women of all shapes, sizes and backgrounds.