Lindsay Woods: 'Considering Gwyneth herself is in ownership of one, she has had considerable bad luck with the topic of vaginas. The backlash has been swift'

GWYNETH PALTROW eats burgers and drinks whiskey. Or so we are led to believe by the inclusion of such an admission in a recent interview, writes Lindsay Woods.

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The Blue Book serving up success for 45 years

As the Blue Book turns 45, Marie Toft joins the women at the helm of Ireland’s country houses for afternoon tea.

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Life reduced to dots on a map: A look at the data Google collects

Look at the location data that Google has collected about you, and you’ll see yourself in a whole new way, writes NYT's John Herrman

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Trend of the week: A salute to simplicity

Start a new style slate with a salute to simplicity, says Annmarie O'Connor.

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Louis Vuitton debuted fibre-optic bags and the internet is obsessed

The rainbow bags were unveiled on the catwalk at Men’s Paris Fashion Week.

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4 boots trends that are going to be everywhere this year

Step into 2019 in style, says Katie Wright.

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Zero Waste Challenge: Darina Allen has the perfect recipes to make leftovers a thing of the past

Want to start a Zero Food Waste challenge in your home? Darina Allen has all you know to know – leftovers will be a thing of the past.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

Annual RNLI fundraiser, The Ballycotton Lifeboat Gala Dinner (February 1) at Ballymaloe House, this year kicks up its heels with a Moulin Rouge theme, including ...

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Michelle Darmody: Baking cosy breakfasts to keep the cold weather at bay

AS January slips by there tends to be nights in, on the couch, in our house. This allows for earlier rising on weekend mornings and more time to laze over a long, ...

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What’s better for your health – sleeping naked or in pyjamas?

A doctor tells Prudence Wade if you should ditch your jammies or not.

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What actually happens to your hair if you don’t wash it?

Game Of Thrones actor Sophie Turner found out the implications first-hand.

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Ask an expert: Why should I read aloud to my children?

Author Meghan Cox Gurdon explains why story time is so beneficial.

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From fragrance to framing: Here's some simple styling tips for your home

With the start of another year some simple styling tips can vamp up home interior décor without too much effort, from fragrance to framing and introducing ...

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Get smart about your bathroom with these app-based ecosystems

What’s there to loos? Kya deLongchamps soaks up some new ideas, from drone mirrors to flash flushes

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Wish List: Some delightfully eclectic products we need in our lives

From scented-candle delights to stylish corner couches and dinosaur lunch boxes, Esther N McCarthy peruses an eclectic range of products.

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Hidden heartlands: Ireland’s best inland getaways

Building on the success of the Wild Atlantic Way, the Hidden Heartlands showcase the very best our inland counties have to offer, writes Ciara McDonnell.

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From the Eiffel Tower to the Berlin Wall: The anniversaries to travel for in 2019

From the Eiffel Tower at 130, to 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Suzanne Harrington rounds up the milestones worth travelling for.

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New direct flights from Cork to Dubrovnik start this year - here’s what to see and do in the city

There is much to experience in Dubrovnik. Jane Foster gives the low-down on the city’s most incredible things to do, as Aer Lingus prepares to launch direct ...

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A strange stripe of super-star with daringly uncommercial music

James Blake is a strange stripe of super-star. His music – a protean post-pop vacuum frozen in autotune– is daringly uncommercial.

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Young man of substance: The real Nic Sheff from Beautiful Boy

Nic Sheff got addicted to crystal meth when he was a teen. New film ‘Beautiful Boy’ shows how his father helped him overcome years of drug abuse. He ...

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Artist Willy Vlautin: Thrilled (and lucky) to be back in town

Willy Vlautin is glad to be returning to Ireland for Ballincollig Winter Music Festival. First, The Delines just had to get over a major accident for their singer, ...

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How some home truths can help save the planet

By nurturing our gardens and ‘rewilding’ our own spaces, we can help save the planet, says Peter Dowdall.

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Fixing leeks in the cold snap

Chilly weather can sweeten or mellow some winter vegetables, writes Fiann Ó Nualláin.

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Stringy scale insect ‘first new garden pest of 2019’

The Royal Horticultural Society says it is not thought to cause any problems for the host plant beyond the way it looks.

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