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What are Stress Relieving Mechanisms During Exam Season?

April 13, 2022

Managing our well-being effectively helps to reduce stress, worry and anxiety that may be taking over our lives negatively.  For college students, exam season is one of the most stressful situations to experience. To overcome

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The Return Of The Messy Girl Aesthetic 

April 13, 2022

The definition and understanding of aesthetics has undergone significant transformation in recent years. The term originally referred to beauty and the appreciation of beauty. However, contemporary perception consists of visuals reminiscent of film, television, books

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Skincare: Why routine and consistency is key

March 23, 2022

Double cleansing is becoming a more common method by many skin experts and dermatologists. It helps to remove any debris that has accumulated throughout the day. An example of a cleanser recommended by Rock is Biofresh for dehydrated skin or Galinee for oily or normal skin types. She recommends a soothing cleanser first followed by exfoliating cleanser afterwards.

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The art of practising gratitude

March 9, 2022

Practicing gratitude not only has a psychological effect but also benefits an individual physically and socially. The social benefits are particularly important as gratitude is a social emotion, according to Robert Emmons, who has been studying the psychology of gratitude for over a decade.

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Roaccutane: Is it the miracle acne cure?

March 9, 2022

This ‘miracle cure’ is called Isotretinoin, or Roaccutane, as its more commonly recognised. Roaccutane has been described as a controversial form of acne medication by many dermatologists and medical professionals across the world as it has a range of reported side effects.  

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March marks Anti-Racism Month in Ireland

March 9, 2022

INAR also noted that they will be launching another report on racism on the 21st of March 2022, stating that they are “poised to lead Ireland in the fight against racism into the 2020s”.

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Euphoria’s style symbols sweeps our feeds yet again

February 16, 2022

This season of the dark high school drama sees Alexa Demi’s character, Maddy, wearing a lilac two piece and a tiny bag more fit for a club than for carrying school supplies, which prompted a series of memes about the outfits on the show being less than practical.

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Valentines is out, Galentines is in

February 13, 2022

The idea first proposed by Knope in 2010 has since taken a hold on women throughout the world and has now become mainstream; and what is more beautiful and empowering than women celebrating women?

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Dyson Airwrap: Worth the investment or just excellently marketed? 

February 2, 2022

The latest hairstyling trend has been dubbed “the PS5’s girl version”. The Dyson Airwrap, with its futuristic design, wraps your hair instantly and “creates voluminous curls and waves without extreme heat” according to its website. But is it worth the hype?

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Why Kombucha is the go-to beverage for your gut

February 2, 2022

Kombucha, a fermented tea known for its properties that benefit gut health, is a drink that has become more popular in recent years. But just what is kombucha, and why does it warrant pride of place on the weekly shopping list?

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Men’s violence against women needs to end, organisations say

February 2, 2022

Femicide is the killing of women and girls by men, precisely because of their gender. Women’s Aid state that “femicide is both a cause and a result of gender inequality and discrimination, both of which are root causes of all violence against women”.

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UK start-up challenges menstrual waste

February 2, 2022

Planera’s flushable pad degrades within 30 days and turns into clean water, biogas and fertiliser, compared to regular, plastic pads which can take 500 years to decompose.

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Return of the noughties

January 24, 2022

The chokehold that the nineties, noughties and even 2010 fashion trends have on us is going to be echoed well into 2022.

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Bodywhys expresses concern over Operation Transformation return

January 5, 2022

The Eating Disorder Association of Ireland, Bodywhys, said in a statement this week that it recognises the “great deal of correspondence and concerns” that it has received since the announcement of the RTÉ staple’s return, adding that the programme is “triggering” for viewers, in particular those who live with an eating disorder.

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Fashion is “no exception” to the circular economy

December 15, 2021

In June, Remake Our World, a non-profit organisation promoting conscious and ethical fashion consumption, created a pledge for people to sign, which would commit them to buying no new clothes for 90 days. By the petition’s end, 1, 297 people had successfully completed it, with the benefits extending far beyond the individual; over 26,000 pounds of garment waste was prevented from reaching landfill, while over 18 million gallons of water was saved.

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DCU to provide free sanitary products to students

November 10, 2021

“Period poverty affects more women in our communities than we realise…it is ridiculous that period poverty exists in Ireland in this day and age it is so wrong that in 2021 people are thanking you for getting them pads,”Claire Hunt from Period Poverty Ireland said.

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Tarot cards: A guide for beginners

November 10, 2021

“A word of advice for anyone looking to start a spiritual path is; be patient. It’s definitely not something that happens overnight. It takes a lot of time, self-care and self-awareness. However, when something finally clicks with you it is such an amazing feeling,” Kelly said.

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A guide to life coaching

October 27, 2021

Life coach and motivational speaker of 15 years Mark Fennell @markfennell.ie on Instagram defined life coaching as “discovering your full potential in life”.