Ask a counsellor: Are the family arguments making me depressed?

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her advice to a mum and wife at the end of her tether.

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Horsefly bites: How to tell when you’ve been bitten and what you should do to treat one

As horseflies sweep the UK, Liz Connor explains all you need to know about dealing with these blood-sucking insects.

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A model breastfed her baby on the catwalk and mums everywhere are loving it

Mara Martin wasn’t about to stop feeding her daughter when she had a fashion show to walk in, reports Katie Wright.

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Why you definitely shouldn’t be drinking baking soda for weightloss

Yes, it’s seriously something that some wellness bloggers are championing online.

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Loneliness is contagious – and here's how to beat it

Loneliness is a common condition affecting around one in three adults.

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Get the Love Island look – from Wes’ washboard abs and Georgia’s pert posterior

Liz Connor reveals top sculpting tips from nutrition and fitness experts.

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Does thinking you look fat affect how much money you earn?

Two things people often think about are money and their appearance. Past research has shown that there is a correlation between the two: People subjectively considered ...

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Lee Chin on constantly pushing himself and why he doesn't calorie count

Irene Feighan meets Wexford hurler Lee Chin.

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Cloaked in a hidden Ireland: Number of dementia sufferers is unknown

Because there is no register of patients and no coordinated system for diagnosing them, there is scant information on how much support they need, says Margaret Jennings. ...

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How parenting expert Dr Karp is helping new-borns to nod off by themselves

Ruth Margalit meets a doctor who has devoted his professional life to the treatment of infants, developing simple techniques to encourage them to sleep, and now ...

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From tiny seeds grow: Children growing their own veg more likely to be healthy eaters

Children who grow their own vegetables are more likely to foster an interest in science, improve their interpersonal skills, and eat healthier, says Kya DeLongchamps. ...

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Vigilance key for parents as children are most likely to drown in summer

Irene Long says summer is when children are most likely to drown — with boys twice as likely as girls — so parents must be vigilant.

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Tric Kearney: I could only imagine the delight when my scholar would return to smell them baking in the oven

DO you ever do something with the best of intentions only for it to go all wrong?

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Flatmate’s proximity is ruining my sex life

Suzi Godson offers some more relationship advice.

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Working life: Dr Bridget Kiely - Mobile Health and Screening Unit

Dr Bridget Kiely is GP lead at the Mobile Health and Screening Unit, Safetynet Primary Care

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In the shades: Why sunglasses are a necessity not an accessory

The sun is as damaging to our eyes as it is to our skin, so wear sunglasses that have the UV-protection guarantee, the CE Mark, says Deirdre Reynolds.

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10 money mistakes that could cost you this summer

Here’s how to avoid a holiday blunder leaving a dent in your bank balance.

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This is what time you should go bed if you want to look your best in the morning

Research reveals the ideal bedtime if you want to reap the benefits of beauty sleep, Katie Wright reports.

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Low levels of psychological distress linked to risk of chronic diseases

The results were published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Research.

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An open letter to all widowers everywhere

When you’re suddenly left behind, it can make you feel lonelier than ever – but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Claire Spreadbury.

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The best exercises to help combat 5 common health problems

Chronic health issues can be a big barrier to exercise – but being active can actually help keep aches, pain and low mood at bay. Lisa Salmon reports.

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Fasted workouts: What are they and are they good for losing weight?

Liz Connor finds out whether training on an empty stomach is really more effective than fuelling up before hitting the treadmill.

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Holiday coming up? Try these super-efficient work hacks to make sure you get out the door on time

Experts reveal their top tips so you can work, rest and play.

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This is why sunscreen gives you acne and what you can do about it

Katie Wright asks dermatology experts how to stay protected without getting spots.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘Why don’t women want to date me?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective to a single man who is unlucky in love.

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Inspired by Kylie Jenner’s new look? This is how lip fillers are removed

The youngest of the Kardashian clan is embracing her natural beauty.

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My boyfriend has some annoying bedroom habits

My new boyfriend has a few irritating habits in the bedroom, such as quite sloppily nibbling my earlobes, and it feels a bit like bad erotica. I’ve tried moving ...

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Tric Kearney: What is the purpose of flies? They seem to lack any intelligence at all

I FEEL lucky to be here today writing this, as as I’ve quite honestly nearly melted in the heatwave.

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Get behind a colon cure

Affecting more men than women, bowel cancer is one of the most common cancers in Ireland. But in most cases it can be successfully treated, writes Dr Phil Kieran

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Disappearing act: James Patrice on keeping his weight in check after Celebrity Operation Transformation

JAMES Patrice’s online video may be just 17-seconds long but it speaks volumes about his humour and his “never give a feck” attitude.

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Ask an expert: How can I get my baby to sleep through the night?

Baby sleep expert Charmian Mead reveals the four things you can do to help your newborn get a better night’s rest.

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Is it safe to wear make-up to the gym? 6 experts weigh in

Katie Wright asks beauty industry insiders for their answer to this frequently asked question.

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Talking heads: Conversation Salons coming to Cork

An initiative to counter the disconnect in society is bringing people together to chat about what matters to them, writesMargaret Jennings[

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Silver lining: Meet the 80-year-old who blogs about sexuality

From blogging about sex at 80 to travel for older people, Joyce Williams is challenging the way we view our later years, says Margaret Jennings

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Skin savers: Staying safe in the sun

With the heatwave of recent weeks, and cases of skin cancer set to soar in the next 20 years, it’s important to know how best to shield your body from the ...

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From Ruby Mae to Rebekah Vardy – this is how England’s World Cup WAGs stay in shape

Here’s how to achieve some of the most enviable physiques in football – and no, we’re not talking about the players.

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This is how to wean your phone-addict kids off apps like Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat

Tech addiction is a very real problem that parents should be aware of.

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Olympic cyclist Laura Kenny reveals why becoming a mother won’t stop her sporting career

The Gold medallist tells Gabrielle Fagan about how she balances motherhood and cycling.

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Stay cool during summer runs with heatwave-friendly workout gear

Liz Connor reveals all the kit you need to beat the heat.

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5 hacks to help ease chafing this summer

These are all things you can try at home, without having to spend lots of money on products.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘Why won’t my teenage son speak to me?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective to a mother who fears her well-meaning advice has pushed her son away.

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Basking in the heatwave? Here’s how to stay healthy in the sun

Avoid damaging your health with these top tips.

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People with depression use language differently – here's how to spot it

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything, writes Mohammed Al-Mosaiwi.

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Cheryl and Liam have split: Here’s how to navigate a break-up when young children are involved

As the couple, who have a one-year-old son, reveal their news, Prudence Wade talks to a relationship expert about tackling the tricky transition.

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Breastfeeding is not 'easy' – stop telling new mothers that it is

It’s difficult to talk about breastfeeding in a productive way right now, writes Amy Brown.

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Jade Jones: I trained like a Jedi to win Olympic golds and kids should try it too

Taekwondo star Jade Jones is encouraging children to get active with Jedi-inspired moves. Lisa Salmon finds out more.

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Ask an Expert: I’m pregnant – what is group B strep and how can I protect my baby from it?

This is how mums-to-be can find out if they are a carrier.

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Row for your health

Forget running and cycling — rowing offers a full body workout as well as scenery, craic, and friends. It’s time to get out on the water, writes Joe ...

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Step it out: Exercise your way to good cognitive health

Exercise of any sort — including a brisk walk — plays a big part in cognitive and physical health as we get older, writes Margaret Jennings.

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