A self-confessed shopaholic tries to give up buying clothes for a month

What happens when a self-confessed shopaholic tries to give up buying clothes for a month? Roisín Burke gives it her best shot, with mixed results

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LauraLynn provide numerous services to families and support that is 'absolutely fantastic'

5-year-old Jamie Murray faces terrifying health scares every day. His mum Helena tells Ellie O’Byrne why every moment matters as they care for their son

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Lorraine Kelly never felt better as she heads for 60

Lorraine Kelly tells Gabrielle Fagan how her health regime is helping her beat back the years and kick middle-age into touch and how she plans to never retire

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Exploring synaesthesia - see sounds, taste colours, smell words

Few of us had heard of synaesthesia until Lorde announced she has sees colours whenever she hears a musical note. Naomi Lavelle explores the phenomenon

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Making Cents: Why we need to eliminate waste from food budgets

Gráinne McGuinness offers the latest consumer advice, this week looking at how to eliminate waste and save money in your food shop. 

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Pre-eclampsia - the condition that kills 100,000 pregnant women and 500,000 babies every year globally

The first ever World Pre-eclampsia Day takes place today, highlighting a condition that kills 100,000 pregnant women and 500,000 babies every year globally, writes Ailin Quinlan

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Why does almost every female character on TV have the same perfect locks?

Hero or villain, black or white, gay or straight — why does almost every female character on TV have the same perfect locks? asks Emily Witt

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Appliance of science: Why do we lie?

We Irish can be great for enhancing a tale. As natural storytellers there is nothing wrong with a little embellishment, is there? But what is the difference between a little exaggeration and a full blown lie?

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Runner of the Week: Professor George Shorten

Professor George Shorten will be running the Cork City Marathon for a cause close to his heart.

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This much I know - Robin Gill, Chef

In conversation with Hilary Fennell

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If aliens exist we might not be smart enough to find them

Our current scientific methods could be holding us back from contacting life forms who may already be here, writes Rita de Brún

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New book could be the perfect answer to relationship and parenting woes

Jancee Dunn’s new book, How Not To Hate Your Husband After Kids, could be the practical relationship and parenting bible we’ve been missing, writes Suzanne Harrington

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Will banning of bad language be a curse for pubs?

English brewery Sam Smith’s will no longer tolerate swearing on its premises, not from customers or staff. It remains to be seen if this will affect sales, says Jonathan deBurca Butler

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Why a granny might be the perfect au pair

Meet the mum who found the perfect childcare solution – a granny au pair. Helen O’Callaghan reports

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Looking into your eyes for a view of your health

Can your eyes really reveal your physical and emotional health? According to iridology they can. A very sceptical Suzanne Harrington puts it to the test

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Grooming goes mainstream for Irish men

Caomhan Keane decides it’s time to look after his skin, but he doesn’t know his serums from his scrubs. He talks to the experts

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Getting away from it all - with a family of nine?

Going on your first ever family holiday abroad can be stressful enough at the best of times - but what about when you are packing and planning for a family of nine? Jen Hogan tells all.

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Some of Ireland's unpaid heroes explain why they spend their time volunteering

Today marks the beginning of National Volunteering Week. Ellie O’Byrne pays tribute to our unpaid heroes.

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Runner of the Week: Paschal Sheehy - 'I’m not running to be competitive'

Each week Denise O’Donoghue profiles one of the runners taking part in the Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon this June.

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Appliance of Science: Why do we need to hydrate so much?

This week Dr Naomi Lavelle answers your questions on the super important H2O.

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Cork ready for pawsitive thinking

A quirky event for all the family, including beloved dogs, is a chance to celebrate all things canine, says Helen O’Callaghan

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Forget Wonder Woman - We need more real-life heroines

Still reeling from the decision to make Wonder Woman a UN ambassador for gender equality, Suzanne Harrington pays tribute to the real wonder women of our time.

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Ballymaloe Litfest: The little fest that could

Litfest is entering its fifth year – and there’s a lot to celebrate, says Joe McNamee.

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Something for the weekend...

Race to the Finish

Killarney Races kicks off its summer racing season tomorrow offering three days of national hunt cards on Sunday and Monday, while Tuesday is devoted to flat racing.

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Weekend loves: This week's must do, see and buy

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Can’t afford the handbag? Not to worry. Here’s the next best thing.

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This much I know: Designer Mary Grant

I am at my happiest when I am doing something creative.

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Meet the people who live on Ireland's waterways

Floating the idea that you can live on Ireland’s waterways might not be as strange as it sounds. Rita de Brún meets some of our barge people

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The human jobs that could never be replaced by robots

In our automated society, there are still some jobs that can never be done by a machine, writes Rita de Brún

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Spoiling tactics are no good for kids in long run

Gordon Ramsay says he doesn’t treat his children to the trappings of wealth – but is he right to travel first class while they go economy, asks Arlene Harris

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How giving up meat could save the world

Turning your back on tucking into other creatures is not simply the morally correct choice, it could also go a long way to saving the world says Suzanne Harrington

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Cycle the Giro with a holiday on the South Tyrol

At the start of this month, cyclists competed in the 100th Giro d’Italia race. Ben Mitchell gets in on the action by tackling part of the course on a bike holiday through the South Tyrol

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Making cents: A will gives you control of life after your death

It is advisable to make a will, particularly at certain stages of life, such as when marrying, divorcing, or becoming a parent.

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Dennis Quaid: I can be a really embarrassing dad if I want to be

Eighties pin-up Dennis Quaid’s latest role is in the feelgood A Dog’s Purpose. He talks to Ella Walker about past lives, being an embarrassing dad and why dogs really are man’s best friend.

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What HBO's Girls taught us about female friendship

Lena Dunham’s thoughtful take on the present generation of young women offers a warts and all portrait of modern life, says Paula Burns.

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Runner of the week: Róisín Burke

Róisín Burke, 29, from Limerick will be taking part in the half marathon at next month’s Cork City Marathon.

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Something for the weekend...

1. Eat Fit
Joe Wicks, the man behind the Lean In 15 phenomenon; healthy eating enthusiasts The Happy Pear; and John Kavanagh, coach to Conor McGregor will all be taking part in this weekend’s WellFest 2017 in Dublin’s Herbert Park. 

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Weekend loves: This week's must do, see and buy

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MAC’s ready for summer if its latest Fruity Juicy line is anything to go by.

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