Online and in the shops: Internet workshop

Did your child or grandchild get a tablet computer for Christmas and would you like to learn the basics? 

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Give your child a choice in what they wear

YOU ARE set for a family trip to an open farm and your daughter wants to wear a frilly, ankle-length princess dress. You think she’ll look ridiculous and tell her so.

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Parent trap: how to let go of your adult child

Can’t live with them, can’t live without them: increasing numbers of adult children still live at home. But the author of a new parenting guide tells Lisa Salmon why it’s best to let them go.

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The shape I’m in: Rachel Stevens

RACHEL STEVENS is reaching for the sky — yet again, says Irene Feighan.

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It’s never too late to find love of your life

Older men may still long for that one last fling, but they are more interested in love, friendship, and intimacy, writes Margaret Jennings.

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Information is power in fight against cancer

In Ireland about 200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer each year. A significant number of cases can be prevented by smear tests, offered by CervicalCheck for free for women aged 25 to 60.

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Working life: Professor Ronan O’Sullivan

6.45am
I’m up early to help with the babies.

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Dr Bernadette Carr answers your questions

Last month I had laryngitis which lasted about a week. Is there any way to avoid it and, if I do get another dose, what is the best way to treat it?

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Natural remedies for rashes

I have an ugly rash on my face, just at the lower corner, it gets very sore and itchy. I’ve tried all the over-the-counter creams to no avail. What do you suggest?

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Practice makes for perfect safe sex

I’m a recently divorced man in my early 50s. I never used condoms when I was younger, as my ex-wife was on the pill. 

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Suicide Aware launch new Amber Flag TV campaign with ’Love/Hate’ star

Suicide Aware have enlisted a Love/Hate actor to launch a new television campaign supporting their Amber Flag initiative.

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Fashion houses finally show awareness of an ageing population

FASHION is having a pro-ageing moment, following in the footsteps of its twin sister, the cosmetics industry, which upped the ante in promoting older women for their brands last year.

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Writer Ann Dowsett Johnston advises others on alcohol use

<B>Abi Jackson </b>says we are in denial about our excessive drinking.

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Working life: Ber Caulfield-Waugh

Ber Caulfield-Waugh describes her day working as a civil marriage registrar for the HSE.

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Health advice with Dr Bernadette Carr

Q. I have suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for a few years. I have improved through resting and good nutrition. Is there anything else I could take to get back to normal energy levels?

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Using sex to fill emotional void not healthy

While extreme clinginess and sexual dependency might be mistaken for love and lust in the early stages of a new relationship, over time these behaviours are more accurately interpreted, advises Suzi Godson.

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Megan Sheppard: Natural health

Q. My four-month-old baby seems to have a blocked nose. She is happy and doesn’t have a temperature or seem uncomfortable but I am worried. What should I do?

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Dave Kenny embraces the growing popularity of man hugs

Irishmen shied away from any touching beyond a handshake for fear of homophobia, until politicians and Continentals normalised the man hug, says Dave Kenny.

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Top 8 stocks to add to your meal

A HEARTY and nourishing bowl of soup at this time of year is easy to make, writes Roz Crowley.

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Shape I’m In: Alan Shatter, TD

AS GUEST chef, TD Alan Shatter worked 12 hours straight on the day The Restaurant was filmed. But this was small fry for the former Justice Minister.

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