I’d like a fling but have no idea where to start

I’m 45. My husband and I divorced three years ago and I’d like to start dating again. We were married for 15 years and I know that a lot has changed ...

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Is there a ‘fast’ way to get in top shape?

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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Building bonds: The family that plays together, stay together

Helen O’Callaghan reports on the connections between physical activity and a sense of togetherness as a family.

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Ask an expert: What foods should I give my weaning baby?

Young Gums blogger and Insta-mum, Beth Bentley, says making the switch to solids can be fun and simple. By Lisa Salmon.

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Here’s how you can get Dua Lipa’s rock hard abs

The 22-year-old is insanely good at core exercises.

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Green giant: Top amateur golfer Peter O'Keeffe on why he loves his food

IT’S no surprise to hear that top amateur golfer Peter O’Keeffe loves his food. For starters he’s a skyscraper, 6ft 5in and weighs in at 110kg.

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Eating for two: Why pregnant women must add iodine to their diet

THANKS to years of public health campaigns, it is now well known that taking folic acid during pregnancy helps to reduce neural-tube defects in babies. Why then ...

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Home battles: Managing angry children

Margaret Jennings finds abuse of parents by their children is on the increase, but hope exists in the form of anon-violence resistance programme developed to tackle ...

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In the frame: New app for sharing special memories with the people who matter most

Owen McNeir has created a social network dedicated to encouraging older people to share their life stories, reports Margaret Jennings

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Beach ready: Bünda workout for your rear

Forget your tum this summer. For best results, focus on achieving a wonderful taut bum, says Peta Bee

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Sweet nothings: Can a very low-calorie diet reverse type 2 diabetes?

A medically supervised low-calorie diet is proving to be successful at reversing type 2 diabetes, but is it the answer for all patients, asks Áilín ...

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Health, fitness and steroid abuse

ONE of the most striking aspects I’ve noticed about working with teenagers in schools over the last 18 years is the sheer level of determination and commitment ...

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Why vertical training is the best new addition to your workout

Personal trainer David Jordan gives us his favourite exercises that use the wall.

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How to avoid jet lag when you’re flying long-haul

Say goodbye to time-zone tiredness with these expert tips, says Liz Connor.

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12 infuriating human body ‘glitches’ that everyone experiences

The little mistakes your body experiences that makes you feel like you’re in a ‘glitchy’ computer game.

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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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