Midlife turbulence a chance for change

Midlife turbulence a chance for change

A mid-life crisis can happen to anyone, particularly those who feel they are on a treadmill of obligation when all they want is a feeling of freedom, writes Rita ...

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Parents for the Planet: ‘Kids are angry at what has happened to the Earth’

Parents for the Planet: ‘Kids are angry at what has happened to the Earth’

As a new mum, I wasn’t prepared for parenthood. Nobody is. There are so few things you can control.

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Isle be back: The luxury of buying your own private island

Isle be back: The luxury of buying your own private island

No man is an island. And only the privileged get the deeds to their very own isle. Sometimes the purchase is the goal. Then once the high wears off, it’s time ...

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It will end in tiers: How big wedding expense can hint trouble lies ahead

It will end in tiers: How big wedding expense can hint trouble lies ahead

Wedding watchers tell Rita de Brún how big expense and bad behaviour with the wedding cake can hint that trouble lies ahead

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From knitting to shamanism: Celebrities and their pastimes

From knitting to shamanism: Celebrities and their pastimes

Whether it’s a passion for knitting or shamanism that reels them in, how public figures spend their free-time is revelatory of their inner psyches, writes ...

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