Weekend loves: This week’s must do, see & buy

 

Mark your diaries for Global Wellness Day on June 11.

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This much I know: Máiréad Ní Mhaonaigh, musician

Music takes you somewhere else. It has a quality that elevates you to a higher plane.

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It’s incredibly disturbing how we have learned to internalise sexist behaviour and blame ourselves

A few weeks ago, I sent the following tweet: “Gals, what’s your go-to fake name for dealing with overly persistent men in nightclubs? Mine is Sarah.”

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Almost famous: Mark Hayes on making it it LA

When Mark Hayes moved from Cork to LA for fame and fortune, he ended up on the same football team as Robbie Williams. So he had the celebrity friends - but no sitcom. Here he writes about trying to make it in Hollywood. His latest coup? A comedy.

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VIDEO: How much would you pay to save your pet?

We now expect the latest medical treatments for our pets. But what about the cost, asks Sharon Ní Chonchúir.

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How moving to Toronto helped me to drink less

You can take the boy out of Ireland, but it takes a while to take the booze out of the boy, writes Eoin Weldon

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New campaign hopes to tackle chronic pain through communication

A new campaign hopes to  tackle chronic pain as more than half of sufferers find it difficult to
describe their symptoms, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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The best comfy-but-chic clothes to wear while travelling

This is your captain, Paula Burns, speaking. As we’re swapping the catwalk for the runway, check you have comfy-but-chic travel attire, from aviator’s jacket to retro shirts, and of course sunnies to puzzle the paparazzi. Enjoy the flight

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Turn off your phone and go to sleep early tonight - you'll thank yourself tomorrow

Convincing yourself to put away the smartphone and heading to bed is difficult for adults who see the late evening as me-time, says Andrea Mara

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Cecelia Ahern's young adult novel Flawed tackles our obsession with appearance

Cecelia Ahern’s first young adult novel tackles our obsession with image and appearance, which Ahern says has become too pervasive, writes Colette Sheridan 

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Meet the women dominating social media in business

Many social media platforms are dominated by women as a special business seminar will celebrate, Ailin Quinlan reports

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Irish Examiner Cork City Marathon Runner of the week: Chris Mcgrath

Each week we profile one of the runners taking part in the ‘Irish Examiner’ Cork City Marathon this June

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Leaving Cert tests character and sense of self

In this penultimate piece, I thought I’d let the world know a little bit about how it feels to be a Leaving Cert student in the sunny month of May. It’s certainly colourful.

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This much I know: Sonya Lennon, fashion designer

Even as a kid, fashion was a thing for me.

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When I was 21 I would rather have died than get fat

I had a flashback recently. I am 21 and I am in the local Centra near the damp, messy house we rented when I was at university.

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5 things to do for the weekend ahead...

1. It’s Good to Talk
A mental health fair takes place today in St Patrick’s University Hospital, James’ Street, Dublin 8 from 11am to 4pm. 

 

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

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First they brought us Irelandopedia, a book that gave kids all they needed to know about Ireland. 

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The Raingod’s Green, Dark as Passion: A recollection of Cork in the 1990s

KEVIN BARRY dips into his marshy memories of the Cork he knew in the 1990s: an affable city of damp flats, class-based cliques and potent hashish

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