Product Watch: Skincare acids not as scary as they seem

Skincare acids, once a part of salon treatments, are now here to stay in cleansers, make-up, and sun protection, but they are not as scary as they might appear, ...

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Everything you need to know about A-beauty, the Aussie skincare trend taking over

It’s all about natural, local ingredients and minimal fuss.

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What is moringa? The new superfood could help beat stress and fatigue

It’s nicknamed ‘the miracle tree’.

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From Kim Kardashian to Alicia Keys: Five celebs spreading skin positivity

Public figures can do much to break the stigma around certain conditions.

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Eyes wide open - Elaine Crowley on her battle with sleep

IN our always-on lives all too often one of the first casualties is sleep. For TV presenter Elaine Crowley, it’s a constant challenge. “I have awful ...

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Are people right to criticise Kylie Jenner’s new walnut face scrub?

The young billionaire has a new skincare line coming out, so we ask the experts whether one particular product warrants all the fuss.

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Lucy Mecklenburgh’s top tips for staying fit, healthy and motivated during summer

The reality star-turned-fitness guru talks to Liz Connor about keeping up with her regime during beach and barbecue season.

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10 things everybody should know about their pelvic floor

Jane Simpson, author of The Pelvic Floor Bible, tells Lisa Salmon about her mission to get us all to tighten up and regain control of our bladders.

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Games of Thrones' Jerome Flynn: ‘Meditation has been a life-changer for me’

Game Of Thrones’ Jerome Flynn talks to Gabrielle Fagan about fame take-two, the importance of community and working with causes close to his heart.

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Lee Ridley: ‘I think some people see my disability, rather than see who I actually am’

As his memoir is published, comedian and Britain’s Got Talent winner Lee Ridley talks to Hannah Stephenson about life, laughs and loneliness.

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Spot the signs of meningitis

It is vital to know symptoms, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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Lemon balm tea will add zing to life

As exam time looms, Fiann Ó Nualláin highlights a plant said to lift the mood and ease stress.

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Only in our 20s — but he’s scheduling time for sex

I’m 27 and I’ve been with my boyfriend for two years. Our sex life has started to drop off a bit. To fix this, he has started scheduling sex. He’s ...

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5 badass female fighters on Instagram to inspire your workout

Who said boxing and martial arts were just for the boys?

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Why this men’s make-up brand is getting dragged for being called ‘War Paint’

Some people on Twitter think the advert subscribes to gender stereotypes.

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Ready, steady, go: Get set for the marathon

Ahead of the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon, Rena Buckley offers key advice for participants:

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Write stuff: Growing trend among older people to self-publish

You don’t need to have a creative bone in your body to write a tome, says printer Frank Kelly who offers an accessible self-publishing service.

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6 ways to change up your beauty routine for summer

Hotter weather generally means smudged make-up, unless you act accordingly. Prudence Wade reveals the seasonal regime tweaks you need to think about.

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GAA star Rena Buckley on work, love and levelling the playing pitch for women

One of the country’s most decorated sports stars talks to Donal O’Keeffe about life off the pitch — and what it feels like to be a modern-day work ...

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Class action: Primary schools go all out to get the Green Flag

Some 4,000 schools across the country are taking part in a seven-step initiative to help environmental management and raise awareness, writes Áilín ...

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Buillding self esteem: Dr Harry Barry on the common mistake parents are making

Forget about building your child’s self-esteem, “it’s for the birds”, says Dr Harry Barry.

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Long live life: Dr Eva Orsmond on how to slow down your biological clock

We can’t hold back the years, but a good diet and exercise can hugely improve your quality of life, Dr Eva Orsmond tells Arlene Harris.

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Derval.ie teams up with Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon

To celebrate the Irish Examiner’s title sponsorship of this year’s Cork City Marathon, world champion and Irish Examiner columnist Derval O’Rourke ...

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The Skin Nerd: Products that won't have you spending like Beckham

What is it about Victoria Beckham that makes her such a beauty icon exactly?

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Are standing desks actually worth using?

Many of us feel we should try them, but is a standing desk really the antidote to office-worker health hazards?

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Girls allowed: Making STEM subjects gender free

Helen O’Callaghan reports on moves to get more girls coding.

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Bryony Gordon: ‘You don’t need a degree in social media to empathise with your teenager’

Bestselling author and journalist Bryony Gordon talks about teenage angst, body image and how to like yourself in her first book for teens.

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Trendy bendy: Older people sign up for Pilates classes

Pilates is much more than just another exercise regimen. The trendy bendy movement provides many health benefits, writes Margaret Jennings

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Dad’s the word: Fathers and paternity leave

Parental Leave will offer fathers a chance to spend more time at home with their newborns. But it comes at an expense for many, says Helen O’Callaghan.

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How to manage being a green parent without being a mean parent

When I was in my teens and 20 living in Canada I was active with groups who were raising money for various environmental projects.

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Cleaning up their act: What exactly does clean beauty mean?

What exactly does ‘clean beauty’ mean? Rachel Marie Walsh reveals the ingredients to avoid – and the best brands to know.

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Thinking of hiring a cleaner? Here’s what you need to know

As more and more people are calling in the professionals to tackle those household chores, Lisa Salmon dusts down some expert tips and insights.

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Apparently there’s still a stigma attached to being a stay-at-home dad – we ask one what it’s like

As research shows fewer dads are giving up work to look after the kids, a full-time father discusses the challenges he faces every single day.

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The Skin Nerd: Skip-care will help you to work smarter, not harder

It is no surprise that the contemporary beauty industry often follows whatever Korea is doing, and the concept of “skip-care” will not be an exception ...

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This €399 massage gadget is the post-exercise pain reliever that you never knew you needed

Liz Connor tries out the Theragun, a new recovery gadget that claims banish the discomfort you feel the day after lifting heavy and sweating hard.

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‘I had perinatal mental illness like so many new mums,’ says TV presenter Anna Williamson

To mark Maternal Mental Health Matters Awareness Week, the Celebs Go Dating star talks frankly about struggling as a new mum.

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Parkinson's: four unusual signs you may be at risk

Changes in bowel habits occur up to 20 years before the onset of Parkinson's, write Patrick Lewis and Alastair Noyce

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Sex advice: He keeps staring at me during sex

"I've just started dating a great guy. However, during sex he stares at me, unblinking, really intensely. It's so off-putting. I just shut my eyes, but whenever ...

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Film poem shows energy involved in the art of ageing

Artist Collette Nolan and poet Gerry Murphy led community workshops in Cork’s Glucksman gallery that resulted in a film poem, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Grow your greens for mental health

A FEW months after Caitriona Kelly’s father died, she got an overwhelming urge to grow tomatoes just as he had done.

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The Shape I'm In: Ireland rugby star Megan Williams

WHEN she’s not playing rugby for Ireland, top sportswoman Megan Williams enjoys her job as physical activities co-ordinator in a Dublin secondary school, mixing ...

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Do you risk losing key nutrients by switching from milk to non-dairy alternatives?

Once we sloshed cow’s milk over our cereal but now it’s all about choice. But do we risk losing key nutrients by switching to non-dairy options, asks ...

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Fishing for soul: The benefits of reconnecting with nature

Angling can make you a happier, healthier person. Helen O’Callaghan looks at the benefits of getting into a river and reconnecting with nature

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Pat Fitzpatrick on parenting: 'Imagine if I could check CCTV my phone and discover what really went on'

I GREW up on You are the Ref. The cartoon strip in Shoot (and later The Guardian) showed a tricky scenario on a soccer pitch, and asked you what decision the referee ...

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Sex advice: Why does my lovely boyfriend use porn during sex?

My boyfriend likes to watch porn before (and sometimes during) sex. He’s so considerate and lovely in all other ways that I find it puzzling. I definitely ...

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Finding the cure: Immunotherapy offers hope to children battling cancer

Helen O’Callaghan talks to two leading doctors who are driven to find targeted therapies with minimum long-term toxicities to treat childhood cancer.

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Working life with Dr Angie Brown

Dr Angie Brown, Irish Heart Foundation (IHF) medical director and consultant cardiologist at the Bon Secours Hospital, Beacon Hospital and Hermitage Clinic.

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Going Solo: A single mum reveals the joy and sadness of choosing to have children without a father

Single mum Genevieve Roberts tells Lisa Salmon why she chose a sperm donor to father her beloved daughter and her unborn baby.

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Parkinson's: four unusual signs you may be at risk

Do you move around a lot during your sleep? Or have you lost your sense of smell? New insights into Parkinson’s disease suggest that these might be the early ...

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5 ways to improve your family’s eating habits on holiday

It’s easy to fall into bad eating habits abroad – especially when travelling with children. Thomas Cook share tips on how eat healthy when away.

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