The Meghan effect: Keep your sparkle, just buy less

Can the Meghan effect make sustainable fashion cool for the crowd? Carolyn Moore says we can all learn how to shop better.

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Six things we learned at Music Minds event

Great music and gripes about Irish radio featured at the first incarnation of Doolin’s new festival, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Boyzone Farewell Tour: Gettin' the band back on the road

As the Boyzone Farewell tour kicks off tomorrow, Aileen C O’Reilly, who literally wrote the book on the band (Oh Boyz), recalls life on the road with the group ...

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Making Cents: Car insurance travelling in the right direction

There was some good news for motorists in the most recent CSO statistics, with insurance prices to December 2018 reported to have fallen 7% on the previous year, ...

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Online Lives: Cork teacher and travel blogger Ciara Mc Nally

Cork-born teacher Ciara Mc Nally was bitten by the travel bug at a young age.

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Appliance of science: Why does my voice sound so different when recorded?

Seven-year-old Cathal has noticed something that we all experience when we hear a recording of our own voice… that it sounds very different to how we normally ...

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Untying the Knot: How to divorce with love

Kate Gunn and her husband were determined that their break-up would be amicable, especially for the sake of their three children.

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Let’s hear it for the girls: New book celebrates Cork's Scoil Mhuire

A new book celebrates the pioneering educators who founded Cork’s Scoil Mhuire, writes Ellie O’Byrne, where past pupils include actress Fiona Shaw, knitwear ...

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Lindsay Woods: 'Considering Gwyneth herself is in ownership of one, she has had considerable bad luck with the topic of vaginas. The backlash has been swift'

GWYNETH PALTROW eats burgers and drinks whiskey. Or so we are led to believe by the inclusion of such an admission in a recent interview, writes Lindsay Woods.

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The Blue Book serving up success for 45 years

As the Blue Book turns 45, Marie Toft joins the women at the helm of Ireland’s country houses for afternoon tea.

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Life reduced to dots on a map: A look at the data Google collects

Look at the location data that Google has collected about you, and you’ll see yourself in a whole new way, writes NYT's John Herrman

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Ask Audrey: My son is identifying as a northside woman and wants to be called Holly Hill

Got a problem? Audrey has the answers.

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Learning Points: My wife is having a baby and I’m stressed at work

I’m a 35-year-old accountant in one of the top firms in Dublin. I have always managed work stress well.

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Read an excerpt of 'My Coney Island Baby' below

Read an excerpt from My Coney Island Baby, Billy O'Callaghan's New York-set novel below.

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Your guide to luxury - but affordable - spa experiences

Aileen Lee takes a look at the designers behind the spa experiences at three of Ireland’s leading hotels.

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Set to be a bridesmaid or a groomsman this year? Here’s your ultimate wedding party checklist!

Being asked to join a wedding party isn’t just an honour and a great day out; it also means stepping up and being there for your friend or sibling on the happiest, ...

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Turning 30: Regrets, advice and reflection from those who've hit the milestone

A decade of so much change, your twenties can offer new beginnings in myriad ways. But there are also regrets, particularly on reflection as the next decade looms, ...

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Tales from the road: Runners share their experiences

Thinking of taking up running for the new year?

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Making Cents: ‘Debt can be managed better with goal-setting’

Last week, Brendan Bartley of health and wellbeing consultants Spectrum Wellness offered advice for individuals and households on how to deal with post-Christmas ...

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Emojis: A punctuation replacement for the Digital Age?

R P O’Donnell on why punctuation is no ‘laughing matter

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Online Lives: Meet Emma Ratcliffe, the Dublin woman blogging from Spain

Emma Ratcliffe tells Denise O'Donoghue about blogging from sunny Spain

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Are you life-shaming the people around you and don't even realise it?

Ireland has changed for the better over the past years and referenda. And yet the gossip about one’s life choices endures. Why do we accept this? asks Anna ...

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January isn’t the right time to become a ‘New You’, as if the old you is a skin that you can shed like a snake. No, no

Forgive me for being Captain Obvious here, but my god, January is such a gloomy month.

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Lindsay Woods: There is no guide book to navigate grief. It is messy and uncomfortable

There is no guide book to navigate grief. It is messy and uncomfortable. It is uncomfortable to even write about it.

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This much I know: Musician Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh

I grew up surrounded by musicians. It was just what my family did.

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Tric Kearney: I closed my eyes and imagined what it would be like to climb into bed at night and sleep in such luxury

YOU know that old saying, ‘Out with the old and in with the new,’ well we truly embraced it in the run up to Christmas, ridding ourselves of useless ...

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Multigenerational living in Ireland: Going back to our roots

Elizabeth O'Neill talks to two families about multigenerational living.

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Millennial mothers discuss the pros and cons of starting a family in their 20s

Though advised by medics to start their family in their 20s, many women often feel judged for having children before establishing their career or going on a world ...

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Understanding what triggers your stress is key

Why is it that a people pleaser will nearly always burn out? asks Richard Hogan

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10 ways to get your child off Fortnite

Simply banning your children from playing

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Why are we all so obsessed with nostalgia?

Prudence Wade speaks to a psychologist to find out more.

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Is fidelity old school as - it appears - open relationships become more common?

Non monogamy is more common that you think, writes Rita de Brún. Shows like Wanderlust portray polyamory as a hedonistic trip of infinite highs. Why settle ...

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Time to let the pendulum swing your way, says Frankie Sheahan

For today and tomorrow, Frankie Sheahan has gathered some of the best business thinkers for his self-improvement summit in Dublin, says Marie Toft.

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Why not take a fresh look at your 2019 fitness regime

Ready to mix up your gym schedule? Here are the workout crazes you can look forward to trying in the new year, says Liz Connor.

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William Hartnell a Doctor for his time

On the day of the first Doctor Who’s 111th birthday, superfan Donal O’Keeffe looks back at the man who originated the iconic role — William Hartnell. ...

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Making Cents: Be smart and make financial planning a must-do task this year

After what seemed like a very long Christmas (Christmas Eve feels like a month ago) January is upon us. That brings positives, many people love the clean slate of ...

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Online Lives: Meet the blogger who documents her travels around Ireland

Cavan native Helen Leddy uses her blog, galavantingireland.com, to highlight her travels around Ireland.

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How one man's street tours were a path out of homelessness

Dublin’s streets became all too familiar for Derek Maguire after he became homeless — but now he’s back on his feet, using that knowledge as a ...

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Lindsay Woods: The lure of closing out the festive season in company of other women has grown on me

The comedown is real. I have not entered into such a state of mourning since the makers of Toblerone announced the ridiculous addition of ‘extra spacing’ ...

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This much I know: Singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke

From the moment I picked up the guitar, that was it.

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The ones to watch in 2019

They’re young, gifted and on the verge of making big breakthroughs in their careers. Esther McCarthy meets the new faces of 2019.

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Some of the best gadgets to watch out for in 2019

Heading towards the new year – and maybe a new you? Well, maybe the same you but with a few upgrades. From exercise to beauty and from gaming to gardening ...

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A name to watch in fashion at just 13 years old

Aged just 19, UCC student Paul McLauchlan has covered London Fashion Week a dozen times, and his work has been featured everywhere from Italian Vogue to The New ...

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5 winning behaviours students need for academic success

Getting good grades isn’t just about intelligence, it’s about using crucial study approaches. Two education experts tell Lisa Salmon more.

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Ask an expert: Will it harm my baby if I suck her dummy when she drops it?

An allergist tells Lisa Salmon why ‘cleaning’ a dummy with your own mouth could actually help prevent allergies.

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Laughter prescribed: Aoife’s Clown Doctors bringing joy to sick children

Following the death of their daughter, the Hendrick family began fundraising for clown doctors after they disappeared during the recession. Now, Aoife’s Clown ...

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Ask Audrey: 'Staying in a mobile home is like wearing a t-shirt saying I Love Youghal'

Audrey's been sorting out Cork people for ages...

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Join Peter Stringer at rehearsals for dancing with the Stars

Legend of Irish rugby, Peter Stringer and ‘Young Offenders’ star, Demi Isaac Oviawe, are flying the flag for Cork on ‘Dancing With the Stars’. ...

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Fingers at the ready: Susan O'Shea face up to her wrinkles

Susan O’Shea discovers that facial yoga isn’t an anti-ageing miracle — but that it does have its benefits.

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