In the frame: Older women against Photoshopping

Views on airbrushing — as with the ubiquitous self-editing apps used widely on social media — illustrate how rife ageist attitudes are, says Margaret Jennings.

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Eurovision winner Niamh Kavanagh on finding her voice again after surgery

Before Niamh Kavanagh underwent surgery on January 31 for an ongoing problem with her thyroid, she sounded as if she was asthmatic, writes Irene Feighan

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Father of five sports-mad kids on the importance of leading by example

If you want your children to exercise it’s important to lead by example, writes Arlene Harris.

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Tric Kearney buckles up for a white-knuckle ride with her learner driver child

What is it about other parents that makes them delight in forewarning the parents of younger children of the woes which lie ahead? writes Tric Kearney

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Mind your head, dads: Fathers need to take better care of their mental health

Becoming a dad is hard — here Pat Fitzpatrick shares what helped him take the edge off

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Five successful Irish women on the secrets of the early risers

It pays to have a strong start to your day. Five successful women share their morning routines with Esther McCarthy

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Half Hour Hero: Roz Purcell's new book offers real food — fast

A proper food fan with an appetite to match, Roz Purcell tells Clodagh Finn about her new labour of love, a book of recipes that are as quick easy as they are delicious

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The shape I'm in - Tommy Bowe

Irene Feighan talks to Ireland and Ulster rugby star Tommy Bowe about his health, diet and guilty pleasures.

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Leave preconceptions at home and a blind date can be perfect

Being set up for a date can work, if you leave your preconceptions at home, writes Deirdre Reynolds

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Margaret Rooke's new book a fresh and invigorating take on dyslexia

Margaret Rooke discusses her new book, ‘Dyslexia is my Superpower’, with Catherine Shanahan.

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For families with sick children, Ronald McDonald House is a lifesaver

Ronald McDonald House is a gift to parents, writes Helen O’Callaghan

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Ageing with attitude: Gardening is good for the body and the mind

Gardening is a refuge, relaxation, a creative endeavour, and good for the body as well as the mind, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Steps to save your back from the damage done by long hours at a desk

Desk-bound workers need to get up and move to stay healthy and ache-free, writes Abi Jackson.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Be aware of changes in your sex hormones

Suzi Godson answers your questions and offers some sex advice. 

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Tree vs teeth: Recovering an adult tooth proves a costly chain of events

Lughaidh, 11, was driving a go-kart when it smashed into a tree and lost an adult front tooth. Luckily, it was recovered but the chain of events will prove costly, writes his mum, Catherine Shanahan.

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Your five-step way of tackling the addiction monster

Dr Hugh Quigley has a five-step way of tackling a substance dependency, writes Lisa Salmon.

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What should my baby be eating?

Sharon Ní Chonchúir outlines the importance of a varied diet —and the right foods — for babies and toddlers.   

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Your baby steps to exercise, post-baby

Want to stretch, drop the pounds, and ditch the excuses? Take a fitness class to boost your body and help you bond with junior, says pre/post-natal instructor Sarah Ivory.

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Let's talk male infertility

It’s widely known that male infertility is on the rise but men often respond to the news with shock, anger and sorrow, says Áilín Quinlan.        

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Grandparents are in high demand as childminders

Experienced and flexible, grandparents are in high demand as childminders. It’s a win-win role that can add years to their lives, says Margaret Jennings.

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12 ways to improve the ‘Me, Now’ generation's emotional development

Too much screen time is affecting emotional development. A psychologist gives Lisa Salmon tips on how to improve it.  

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Tips for getting your body ready for a baby

Three in five Irish women are worried that they won’t be able to conceive, yet less than half of those planning a baby make diet and lifestyle changes, writes Clodagh Finn

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Tips on beating those back to school bugs

Lisa Salmon talks to a GP about the common illnesses children can catch at school and gets tips on how to reduce the risk of infection. 

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Maia Dunphy gives her best 'parenting advice'

New mums need support, finds a new survey. But don’t look to Maia Dunphy for advice, says Carolyn Moore.

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Road to hope: Running to boost your mental health

Running isn’t just good for physical fitness, it also helps to combat the ill effects of anxiety and depression, says Clodagh Finn

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Shape I'm In: Aonghus McAnally on his Christy Hennessy tribute tour

Aonghus McAnally is about to go on a nationwide tour in memory of Christy Hennessy, the man and his music, writes Irene Feighan.

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How to beat autumn colds and flu

Worried your health will suffer now summer’s over? Take action now to keep well when the cold months hit, says Abi Jackson

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Forget calorie counting: Healthy food habits for your child

Two experts tell Sharon Ní Chonchúir how parents can ensure a healthy diet for their child. Watching portion size and the treats are both key

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Making waves: 50-plus Dymphna is now a Masters' Champion swimmer

For about 20 years, this swimmer didn’t venture into a pool, but after her children were raised, she went back and is now making big waves, says Margaret Jennings

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