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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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 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.