Life Hacks: Anna Geary on the pressure to look flawless

Striving to be perfect can be harmful and even lead to obsession, says lifestyle coach Anna Geary.

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Lindsay Woods: 'I was hinging my transition into functioning, upright, organised, and general pulled-togetherness on the purchase of a dodgy calendar from Tesco'

There’s a new buzzword doing the rounds — ‘busy’. Specifically, the type of busy where you have to tell everyone about it. Because, being ...

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Meet London Fashion Week’s 'pride and joy', Derry-born Jonathan Anderson

Rachel Marie Walsh meets Derry-born Jonathan Anderson, London Fashion Week’s “pride and joy”.

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Why we can’t get enough of Darren Kennedy’s grooming range

Is there anything Darren Kennedy can’t do? The stylist-turned-TV presenter-turned- dancer is now a beauty guru too, writes Carolyn Moore.

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Ask Audrey: What's the story with dying your pubes?

Sorting out Cork people for ages...

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Irish people living in US lockdowns and fearing for the lives of their children

Irish people living in the United States fear for the lives of their children, who are only armed with active shooter drills if a gunman targets their school. Some ...

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Grow, Cook, Eat, Repeat: We talk to Karen O’Donohoe and Michael Kelly about supermarket plastics

Karen O’Donohoe and Michael Kelly tell Ciara McDonnell what to expect from series two of Grow, Cook, Eat.

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Learning Points: Game, set, and match for toxic masculinity?

Toxic masculinity. Nothing has divided public opinion quite like this topic in recent times.

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Maketime for kids

As Benji Bennett marks the 10th anniversary of ‘Before You Sleep’, he continues to deliver a powerful message, writes Áilín Quinlan.

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A family in double trouble

Jordan Peele follows up ‘Get Out’ with the horror ‘Us’, about a family terrified by their doppelgangers, writes Georgia Humphreys.

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Am I too old for great sex with a new man?

I am a 65-year-old woman and I’ve started seeing a new man. He’s the same age. We are having fabulous sex, which has come as a delightful surprise to ...

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GameTech: Looted and booted for ‘Fortnite 8’

So, pirates finally came to Fortnite. The only surprise was how long it took.

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Blue Planet: Diving in for live show

The impact of Blue Planet II has been astonishing, writes Gemma Dunn.

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The mother of all gifts: Here are some ideas for how to treat your mum this Mother's Day

Esther N McCarthy offers some ideas for Mother’s Day treats, from luxury skincare products to vintage Champagne.

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Debate: Should you drink in front of your children?

Suzanne Harrington and Pat Fitzgerald debate whether or not you should drink in front of your children.

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Forget Brexit: Six holiday ideas in the UK that will keep your mind off politics

Staying in a castle may seem unattainably regal, but more than 60 UK castles have now lowered their drawbridges for members of the paying public.

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Making Cents: Making their day special without breaking the bank

It is only a matter of weeks before churchyards around Ireland will be filled with adorable children in white dresses or suits. With First Holy Communion season ...

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A growing awareness to grow, cook and eat

Karen O’Donohoe and Michael Kelly tell Ciara McDonnell what to expect from series two of Grow, Cook, Eat.

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Appliance of science: Why does it feel good to scratch an itch?

Lots of things can cause us to itch but there is one unanimous response to the sensation — scratching. There is nothing quite so satisfying as scratching an ...

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Ask John Paul: Men who share the Pope’s name on the big changes during their lifetime

40 Years after the visit of Pope John Paul II to Ireland, Pat Fitzpatrick looks back at that era and asks men who share the Pope’s name what they think of ...

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Online Lives: Stephen Palmer's blogs connect Irish people around the world

Two of Stephen Palmer’s three blogs are used to connect Irish people around the world.

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Lindsay Woods: I envisaged basking in her worldly sophistication

Let’s get the obvious out of the way; it’s called St Patrick’s Day. Paddy’s Day is also acceptable. What it is never called is, Patty’s ...

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I often wonder why people find it so difficult to believe how prevalent sexual violence is

THIS week, I watched Leaving Neverland, the documentary about James Safechuck and Wade Robson, who allege that when they were children they were sexually molested ...

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St Patrick’s Day is never Patty’s Day. Who even is Patty?

Let’s get the obvious out of the way; it’s called St Patrick’s Day. Paddy’s Day is also acceptable. What it is never called is, Patty’s ...

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Is it time to leave St Patrick’s Day to America and find an authentic Irish holiday?

RP O’Donnell left America to make West Cork home. As he marks another Patrick’s Day here, he’s convinced we should leave the parades to the diaspora. ...

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Tee up a tea treat for two at the best locations this Mother's Day

Afternoon tea is a trend that's not going away. Esther N McCarthy rounds up the best packages to enjoy this Mother's Day.

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The best places to celebrate St Patrick’s Day around the world

From New York to Budapest, you can celebrate St Patrick’s Day almost anywhere in the world. Ciara McDonnell helps you get planning for next year

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If the dress fits: Anna Geary on the pitfalls of shedding for the wedding

It’s important not to bow to social pressure to look thin, says lifestyle coach Anna Geary

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Tric Kearney: I wobbled away in need of a sit down. As life returned to my muscles, I vowed never again. It was time to move on

THERE’S always something lovely about a Friday, but today is an even more glorious Friday as it heralds St Patrick’s weekend and with it my birthday.

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Giving back: Leinster’s Ross Byrne on supporting the Simon Community

AS a boy Ross Byrne was rarely seen without a rugby ball in his hand. Being motivated to play was never an issue for the Dubliner since he first took up the sport ...

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Are you getting enough zzz? Tips for getting back to sleep better

It feels like everyone could do with more sleep. To mark National Sleep Day, Pat Fitzpatrick outlines what works for him and looks at ways for getting back to sleep ...

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Waxing lyrical: Candles are ideal way to light up her life on Mother's Day

Candles are a luxury but anything that lights up your life and is not a screen has to be a good thing, says Rachel Marie Walsh

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Picture of perfection: Cleanfulencers, the latest social media trend, are here to help

By posting endless images of sparkling homes, ‘cleanfluencers’ are building a growing following. But what happens if your own place doesn’t scrub ...

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Cork poet clearing the path to creative output

Poet Mary Noonan whose second collection, Stone Girl, has just been published, says that working as a lecturer in UCC’s French Department, means that she has ...

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A Question of Taste: Kay Harte, Farmgate cafe

Kay Harte is proprietor of the Farmgate Cafe at the English Market in Cork.

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The Professional Worrier: How to manage anxiety and home and at work

Frances Gleeson talks to Stewart Geddes about his new book, The Professional Worrier, and finds out how to manage anxiety at home and at work

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A river runs through it: A tale of love in Cork City

Former UCC lecturer Derry Cotter has written Leeside Story, a tale of love in Cork city, says Colette Sheridan.

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It’s in your best interest to figure out credit card rates

A recent survey suggested Irish people don’t understand how their credit cards work, certainly not as well as they ideally should.

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Feminism works like a charm: Rose McGowan on supporting female filmmakers

Actor-turned-activist Rose McGowan talks to Prudence Wade about supporting female filmmakers and how she’s been represented in the media

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Want to entertain the kids this bank holiday weekend? Explorium could be the answer

Dublin’s new science museum may not be cheap, but it provides a great day out, writes Vickie Maye.

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John Creedon in Guatemala: 'Justice delayed is justice denied'

RTÉ broadcaster John Creedon recently travelled to Guatemala to see the work of Trócaire ahead of the development agency’s annual Lenten campaign ...

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Online Lives: Travel and lifestyle blogger Melanie May

Dublin-based freelance journalist and blogger Melanie May says blogging is a job she loves.

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Lindsay Woods: I have never been one to shy away from milestones in relation to age

I have never been one to shy away from milestones in relation to age. I viewed turning 20 as finally being able to shed the demoralising teen tag. Thirteen is fine: ...

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5 everyday feminist things you should try this International Women’s Day

If you haven’t tried patriarchy chicken, now’s your chance.

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Why we need to stop publicly shaming famous women online

On International Women’s Day, Prudence Wade wants people to stop publicly slating the likes of the Kardashians.

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'My niece did a degree in Gender Studies - her father cried for three months'

I’m part of a very exclusive group on WhatsApp called Montenotte Women in Volvos Who Only Eat Vegan Food Made by Rich Protestants. #Elite.

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Ireland’s most successful women share their experience of gender balance

This International Women’s Day, the theme is Balance For Better. Some of Ireland’s most successful women share their experience of gender balance with ...

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The feedback Emma Hannigan’s editor was never able to give

Ciara Doorley was Emma Hannigan’s editor for nine years. The author passed away before the publishing house was able to give feedback on her final novel, ‘The ...

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Ryan's Daughter: The film that changed Ireland

John Daly recalls the impact on a corner of Co Kerry fifty years ago when Hollywood arrived in the shape of ‘Ryan’s Daughter’

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