Fall into autumn with these great fashion trends

As autumn/winter collections begin to appear, here’s Carolyn Moore’s guide to the key buys that will instantly update your look.

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Social media giant faces up to gaming

FOR most of us, Facebook is the place we go to see other people climb mountains and have children. 

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Studies must come first when juggling college work and employment

Scrimping and saving is part of the student experience, writes Sharon Ní Chonchúir. But always put your college course before a part-time job.

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Weak sterling a savings opportunity for online shoppers

Carolyn Moore says online shoppers save even more by changing currency, and tries it out on a must-have bomber jacket

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We meet up with some mums who work from home

Why do people believe that mums who work from home aren’t really working at all, asks Andrea Mara

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Comedian Amy Schumer makes Joan Rivers look like a Stepford wife

You’d want Amy to be your friend. She’d have your back. And under the humour is clear intent. 

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This much I know: Sandra Oman, musician

"The best advice I ever got is to try to live in the moment. The past is gone, we can’t get it back."

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Something for the weekend...

1. Red is the Colour
Red heads from all over the world are flocking to the seaside village of Crosshaven in Cork this weekend for the 7th annual Redhead Convention. 

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To be a Rose was to have made it in life

Why do they insist on providing male escorts? Why do they think a woman in her twenties would need to be chaperoned?

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

USE THIS
We were sceptical too. A plug in hairbrush that can do the frizz-free job of a straightener?

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5 high-profile people look back on their first day at school

Starting school can be one of the most traumatic or exciting events in a young life. Arlene Harris talks to some well-known faces about their first day in class.

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This is why more girls need to take up STEM subjects in school

There is no such thing as the ‘male brain’ or ‘female brain’, yet there is still a gender disparity in take up of STEM subjects, writes Michelle Murphy

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An imaginary friend can be a friend to back your child up

Back in the day, having an imaginary friend was seen as problematic. Today it is viewed as cute, an imaginative and creative part of normal development, says Gwen Loughman

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Think your first job was embarrassing? At least it wasn't caught on camera...

Had a shameful job in a former life? Get over it. As Caroline Delaney points out, actors and directors have mortifying CVs too - but theirs will live forever on YouTube

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Yarn spinning is seeing a revival on a remote West Cork peninsula

The traditional and ancient craft of yarn spinning is undergoing a resurgence on the Sheep’s Head Peninsula, writes Áilín Quinlan

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Project sows a path of hope for Down syndrome adults

Helen O’Callaghan looks at an innovative horticulture project which aims to give work experience to people who have Down syndrome

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Get smart with a hi-tech home by connecting to the 'internet of things'

Lighting, heating and entertainment systems are just the start of it as David Gilbert shows how to connect up your home to ‘the internet of things’

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MAKING CENTS: Coping with the costs of college is a skill in itself

Leaving Certificate students get their results tomorrow and, for many, it marks the start of an exciting new chapter in their studies.

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LISTEN: These are the songs that defined the summers of our past

Nothing is as sweet as that song that captures the season forever, writes Olivia Kelleher

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