The history of eyelashes: The tiny hairs that hold huge sway in the beauty industry

Our obsession with long, luscious lashes is nothing new – in fact, it’s been fluttering on for centuries. By Luke Rix-Standing.

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Food for all: How a Cork community garden is leading by example

Tucked into a maze of terraced houses, parks, sports areas and clubs, an oasis of calm, colour, and fragrances, a world of food has been created.

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As a 10-year-old girl climbs El Capitan – 7 reasons to get into climbing, whatever your age

No matter how slow or steep the hill, climbing is good for the mind, body and soul, says Sam Wylie-Harris.

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How boxing class has helped this cancer survivor keep fighting fit

Margaret Jennings meets cancer survivor Jennifer Sweeney, who describes how a one-to-one fitness class helps to keep her fighting fit aged 74.

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Learner Dad: 'It’s not unusual for someone to go home in a different pants to the one they arrived in'

WHAT did people do before play-dates? From what I can remember, this is how it played out in our house.

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Skin Nerd: The pros and cons of moisturisers and serums

Skin Nerd:: THE classic ‘cleanse, tone, moisturise’ skincare routine has been drilled into us since we’ve been able to spell the word ‘beauty’. ...

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Ask a counsellor: ‘My mother’s become so high maintenance since moving closer – what should I do?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman whose widowed mother’s behaviour is starting to take its toll.

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Appliance of science: Why does your stomach rumble?

Some say it’s a sign of hunger or an upset stomach, but regardless of what causes it, we are all familiar with the odd sounds our stomachs can make, writes ...

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Food to grow: Junior lessons in nutrition

Helen O'Callaghan looks at a project to teach children all about plants.

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Are you washing your hair wrong? Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner seem to think so

We ask a dermatologist whether or not you should leave your conditioner in while you wash your body.

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Sex advice: I'm worried she's not satisfied

Sex advice with Suzi Godson.

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How to out-smart hay fever this summer

Nobody wants to sniffle their way through dinner dates and work meetings. Liz Connor finds key hay fever triggers – and their solutions.

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Deep freeze: Understanding the perma frost that is frozen shoulder

It’s a painful and limiting condition that can take up to three years to heal if left untreated. So what can you do? Margaret Jennings finds out.

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Toy story: The importance of play in your child’s life

Play is fundamental to children’s whole development and parents need to be involved, writes Helen O’Callaghan.

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What is Parkinson’s disease?

Star of The Chase, Paul Sinha, has been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, he has announced.

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Solo dads: Stephen Teap and other fathers on being a lone parent

Arlene Harris talks to three men about their delight in being parents to growing children and how they deal with the difficulties of single or sole fatherhood.

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Pat Fitzpatrick: 'Knowing that every mom was making a video of my race shame didn't help one bit'

"I MIGHT give sports day a miss next year."

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Mind kind: Supporting your child during difficult times

Helping your child to deal with adversity is key when it comes to developing life skills and happiness. Áilín Quinlan looks at tools parents can use ...

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Habit forming: Why Cork's Orla Finn is a creature of habit

When management consultant Stephen Covey wrote the international bestselling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, he could have devoted a chapter to Cork ...

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Bounce zone: How children can have fun safely

Teach children how to have fun safely, says Helen O’Callaghan

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The Skin Nerd: I want to look younger faster, is botox the answer?

What is your opinion on mesotherapy and botox?

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Children often misread fear in dogs – making a bite more likely

We sometimes forget that dogs can still present a risk.

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UL Video series: Period poverty in Ireland is a hidden but very much present problem

It’s one of the most hidden forms of poverty that is very much present in Ireland, affecting thousands of people across the country on a daily basis.

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: He won’t stop talking during sex

Suzi Godson offers advice to the girlfriend of a man who likes to chat during foreplay and sex

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UL video series: The signing system giving those with intellectual disabilities a helping 'Lámh'

You may have seen glimpses of a hybrid Irish Sign language pop-up on Instagram, however the fringe communication system Lámh, used by people with intellectual ...

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Food to go: Meal prep companies are on the up and up

A growing number of companies are supplying a market for customers seeking healthy meals but who lack the time to buy or cook food, writes Sharon Ní Conchúir. ...

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In full groom: Growing pressure on men to measure up to Love Island stars

With Love Island promoting the perfect, groomed body, Deirdre Reynolds looks at the growing pressure on men to look their Instagram best

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Everyone from Cheryl to Tracee Ellis Ross loves it, but what is the Tracy Anderson Method?

It’s a workout which focuses on the small muscles, and will really get you sweating.

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5 things to do in the morning to deal with nerves if your family is in the midst of exam season

Some basic tips for those crucial hours.

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Wild ways: Grow your own medicinal herbs

HERE’S one very simple way to give yourself a summer health boost — grow parsley in a pot on your kitchen windowsill, writes Clodagh Finn.

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Appy feet: New app helps to build exercise into everyday life

Helen O’Callaghan hears about a new fitness app.

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Sex advice: I keep having sex with my ex

I broke up with my boyfriend six months ago...The trouble is, we keep ending up in bed together.

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The Skin Nerd: Skin goals- Pharrell William's fountain of youth

Music mogul he may be but my fascination with Pharrell Williams has a lot more to do with the fact that he appears not to have aged at all.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘My dad’s always been a closed book – how can I get him to talk about his health?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a student who has never felt able to communicate openly with their father.

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Surviving through the summer, from hay fever to ear problems

“The key to surviving summer is prevention,” says Dr Trish Ryan, a GP from Elmwood Medical Practice in Grange, Cork.

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On song: Singer Karen Underwood rediscovers the joy of living in music

Ageing has graced the singer with a positive attitude, along with music and performing, which provided salvation during a difficult time, writes Margaret Jennings

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Testing times: Stress management during the exams - for students and parents

The Leaving Cert is a stressful time for most students. Experts tell Arlene Harris how parents can best respond if their child’s exams don’t go according ...

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As Anthony Joshua gets set to fight Andy Ruiz Jr – 5 things to know before taking your first boxing class

The 29-year-old will defend his title of undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in New York.

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Not everyone is convinced Kylie Jenner knows how to wash her face properly, so how should you do it?

You should be doing it twice a day, and technique really is everything.

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6 tips to help children feel more confident in the water this summer

As Disney launches a Family Fun Swim programme, Lisa Salmon finds out how parents can encourage kids to fall in love with swimming.

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5 expert tips to stop money becoming a burden on your relationship

From secret spending to imbalanced power, finances can be an issue for many couples. Here’s how to be a better money match.

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5 ways to get fuller-looking eyebrows, according to experts

Bold brows are still very much on trend, but what if you’ve been cursed with sparse arches? Here’s what to do.

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Mindful moments: Meet the doctor who meditated every day for a year

A former self-described Zen failure, psychiatrist Dr Brendan Kelly resolved to meditate for 15 minutes every day. He shares the results of clearing the mind and ...

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Fighting fit: The growing appeal of boxing

As Olympian Michael Carruth prepares to fight for charity, Deirdre Reynolds looks at the growing appeal of boxing

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Climate action: Meet the young doctors who want to save the planet

Young Irish doctors are working together to raise awareness on how the environment impacts our health, says Helen O’Callaghan

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‘Burnout syndrome’ officially recognised as a medical condition – here’s what you need to know

Yep, it’s a real thing. Even the World Health Organisation says so.

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The Skin Nerd: Have fun in the sun, but keep your skin safe too

Our two weeks of Irish summer are something that we all look forward to.

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Limiting screen use is not the way to tackle teenage sleep problems – how to browse healthily at night

Both in Europe and the US, more than 90% of adolescents have their faces buried in screens before bed, write Heather Cleland Woods and Holly Scott.

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Baby’s bath a big experience

Bathing helps development of tots, says Helen O’Callaghan

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What exactly is a cleft lip and palate – and how do you treat it?

Cleft lip and palate is relatively common but do you know what it actually means? Liz Connor finds out more.

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