Online Lives: Meet Evie Evans Nevin

Evie Evans Nevin is a former journalist who blogs about living with a genetic condition called Ehlers Danlos syndrome (EDS) on thezebramom.com, writes Denise O’Donoghue.

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How to cater for vegetarians this Christmas

Incorporating vegetarians into the dinner plans needn’t be a chore, writes Caomhan Keane.

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Tips on easing the seasonal stress from a mum of seven

Mum of seven, Jen Hogan, gives us her tried and tested tips for easing the pressure this Christmas.

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Irish DJs let us in on their 2017 musical hightlights

Some of the ace faces of the Irish scene tell Jonathan deBurca Butler about their musical highlights of 2017.

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Everyone's mad at Google - Sundar Pichai has to fix it

Everyone is mad at Google and CEO Sundar Pichai has to fix it. Mark Bergen and Brad Stone report

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Looking back on Christmas in the 1980s

Lindsay Woods remembers a Christmas that stood out in her childhood

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Can’t stop taking pictures of yourself? You might have ‘selfitis'

Selfitis, or the obsessive taking of selfies, appears to be a genuine condition, research suggests.

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Star Wars’ galactic economic conundrum: Poverty and slavery in advanced society

WITH the release of The Last Jedi, the internet is awash with conjecture, much of it couched in an argot that only a truly wonkish Star Wars fan could even begin to follow.

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Taste of festive cheer with Aoife Hearne

Mindful eating will help to keep your weight under control over Christmas, dietitian Aoife Hearne tells Ciara McDonnell

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The 12 drinks of Christmas - Top tipples for the festive season

Drinks enthusiast Bill Linnane shares his top tipples for the festive season, from craft beer to hard coffee

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Everything you need to know about decorating a tree for the first time

Decorating a Christmas tree for the first time? From history and family traditions to interior trends and home-made baubles, Caomhan Keane has all you need to know

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Learning Points: The ghost of Christmas past is always nostalgia

Nostalgia for Christmas past differs between the generations but that doesn’t lessen the magic for children - no matter what era they grow up in, writes Richard Hogan

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Not buying Irish at Christmas costs us dearly

Heading up north to save a few euro off the Christmas bill is extremely damaging to our still fragile economy and one economist has even described it as an act of betrayal, says Arlene Harris.

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No wee feat: Daniel back in the charts with new album this Christmas

A national treasure, the Donegal crooner has won the hearts of a new generation of millennials thanks to a mix of reality TV shows and quirky boiler ads, writes Caomhan Keane.

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Making Cents: Your home should never be left uninsured

Most Irish houses are a hive of activity at this time of year. From tidying and getting spare rooms ready for guests to putting up the Christmas decorations, this is a time when many of us are giving our homes some TLC.

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How to enjoy Christmas without piling on the pounds

Experts tell Ailin Quinlan how you can enjoy Christmas without piling on the pounds

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A heavy burden for such young shoulders caring for parents this Christmas

Thousands of Irish children will spend this Christmas looking after their parents, writes Ellie O’Byrne

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Online Lives: Benny Finlay - Auctioneer turned parenting blogger

Benny Finlay quit his job a year ago to become a stay-at-home dad. Today the former auctioneer blogs about his parenting experiences at daddypoppins.com.

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Appliance of Science: How do reindeers fly?

This question was sent in by seven-year-old Eoin, from Galway.

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Skellig Michael's star turn in Star Wars: The Last Jedi is 'the best advert for Ireland ever made'

It’s easy to see how magical Skellig Michael captured Hollywood’s imagination, writes John Daly.

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Simple steps can help you avoid that festive hangover

Avoid a hangover by taking steps before, during and after a night out, says Sharon Ní Chonchúir.

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All the jingle ladies: Making the most of the festive dating scene

There’s no need to join the elf on the shelf this Christmas, says Deirdre Reynolds, who talks to dating experts about finding a mate during the festive season.

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Santa’s helpers reach for the sky - how festive dads cope with demands of Christmas

With so many demands on their time, how do Christmas dads keep going during the festive season? Esther McCarthy talks to four celebrities about juggling it all. 

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I'm dreaming of a green Christmas

It’s time to re-think our Yule excesses. Ellie O’Byrne explains how we can have festive fun, without Christmas costing the earth.

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Ask Audrey: C’mere what’s the story with a one-night scoring pass?

Sorting out Cork people for ages.

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How to survive your first family Christmas apart

It’s December. The ubiquity of happy ads, TV jingles and shop fronts blasting out cloyingly songs of merriment and family happiness are impossible to avoid. 

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Going crackers at Christmas: How to ditch the festive season stress

Ciara McDonnell usually gets caught up in the stresses of the festive season. Can advice from a wellness coach turn it into a more enjoyable experience?

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There’s an entry point for everyone who wants to be a lady in red this season

It’s not just a trend, it’s a statement and there’s an entry point for everyone who wants to be a lady in red this season, says Carolyn Moore

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Making Cents: Switch your mortgage to avail of great savings

For those of us not lucky enough to be on a tracker mortgage, there has been some good news in the last couple of month, with many of the main providers reducing either fixed or variable rates, writes Grainne McGuinness

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Let it Glow, let it Glow, let it Glow: Behind the scenes at Cork's Christmas festival

Before the Glow Christmas experience opened in Cork at the weekend, Ellie O’Byrne went behind the scenes to see the preparations

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Nifty knitted knockers: Volunteers give women their confidence back through crochet

Olivia Kelleher meets volunteers who create hand-made prostheses for women who’ve had mastectomies

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Online Lives: Meet Gaeilgeoir and vegan Amy McColgan from greenleafygael.com

This week Denise O’Donoghue hears from Amy McColgan from Donegal, a blogger who is passionate about the Irish language and her vegan lifestyle.

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Irish knitwear is having a moment - here's some of the best on offer

Irish knitwear is having a moment. Carolyn Moore showcases the very best

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What woman wouldn’t be attracted to a sleep-deprived madman, wearing an aftershave called Vomit Pour l’Homme?

DEAR Women: Sorry to be the bearer of bad news at Christmas time, writes Pat Fitzpatrick.

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From strength to strength: Jake Gyllenhaal deserves the rave reviews for his latest role

Jake Gyllenhaal has already been tipped for an Oscar nomination for his performance in his latest movie, Stronger. He deserves the rave reviews, writes Will Lawrence

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Meet the new breed of Irish perfumers making bespoke, one off fragrances

Forget celebrity fragrances. These days women want bespoke, one off fragrances — enter the new breed of Irish perfumers, making scents that set their wearers apart, says Carolyn Moore

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Anthony Barry archive offers a look at life on Leeside in decades gone by

Thousands of Anthony Barry’s pictures have been donated to Cork archives. They offer a look at life on Leeside in decades gone by, writes Marjorie Brennan

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