5 surprising health benefits of eating grapefruit

Will Reardon explains why you should add this sour superfruit to your daily diet.

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Living the good life needn’t overstretch your imagination

The popular East Cork ‘Good Living Day’ is back again this year — a celebration of mindful living combined with food stalls, healthy cooking demos, ...

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: Pressure of a romantic weekend puts me off

My husband and I have been married for eight years. He has recently booked us what he has called a romantic weekend away as a present. I absolutely love the idea ...

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It's My Life: Should you dump him now because he didn’t say it with chocolates or flowers?

THE best thing about Valentine’s Day is that it ended two days ago. The unfortunate thing about it, is that it happened at all, writes Tric Kearney.

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The Shape I’m In: Phil Coulter

By Irene FeighanWHEN Phil Coulter speaks it’s like listening to the ebb and flow of one of his majestic musical arrangements.

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Ruby Tandoh: From Bake Off to bake well

A NEW cookbook, by one of the most popular contestants on the Great British Bake Off (GBBO), has been heralded as a “revelation”.

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Ageing with Attitude: Thinking outside the box for your funeral

HER cousins in Carlow and Dublin asked her if she had “lost her marbles” when 80-year-old Joyce McCullough sent them pictures of her standing beside ...

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Working Life: Kieran O’Brien, Founder and CEO of Penny Medical

4.48amIt's like groundhog day!

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Operation Transformation’s Aoife Hearne on the fruit of a healthy lifestyle

AOIFE Hearne is full of the joys of raising a young family. The straight-talking dietician is mum to Dylan, three, and Alva, 20 months, and is expecting her third ...

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Taking baby steps: 10 changes to nutrition than can help aid conception

Dietitian Aoife Hearne on the importance of nutrition before conception.

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Love curling? This is why the Winter Olympic sport is amazing for your body

Strength, toning and heart-pounding drama. Trust us, there’s nothing easy about this strategic sport.

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Ultra-processed food can raise the cancer risks. Here's 5 of the worst to avoid

We look at some of the worst processed foods and what you can swap them for.

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This ancient Cypriot mountain village could hold the secret to stress-free living

One man’s mission to breathe new life into a decaying part of Cyprus has created a retreat beneficial to body and soul. Celia Paul visits Casale Panayiotis ...

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7 simple habits that are good for both you and the environment

As the war against plastic rages on, Liz Connor seeks out easy ways to live a more green lifestyle – and boost your own wellbeing in the process.

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Here’s why you should always use a refillable water bottle at the gym

Single-use plastic is destroying the environment, and your weekly HIIT session could be fuelling the problem.

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Forget the gym, here’s why indoor climbing might just be our new favourite workout

Will Moody takes a look at the increasing popularity of bouldering with pro-climber Louis Parkinson.

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Ask a counsellor: Am I too old to make a new life for myself?

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective on a woman who is struggling to meet new friends after a painful divorce.

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An art exhibition has opened in New York that’s dedicated to plus size models

The show stars two high profile curve models.

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5 wonderfully surprising health benefits of bananas

Whether eaten raw or mixed into a healthy smoothie, these potent fruits should be your go-to healthy snack says Liz Connor.

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5 ways colouring can help relieve stress

Zendaya has a ‘drawing station’ at her house to help with her mental health. Here’s why you should too.

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3 ways taking children to the theatre can boost their emotional development

Far more than just a fun treat, seeing live shows offers a host of benefits for kids and parents, as Lisa Salmon finds out.

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Ask an expert: Is it normal that my daughter’s in a relationship that’s entirely online?

A psychologist explains that online relationships can be the norm for younger generations – so long as social isolation isn’t an issue.

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Picture perfect: Chef and food writer Lilly Higgins on eating with your eyes

Lilly Higgins says she’s qualified in all aspects of her work and needs to stop doubting herself, writes Irene Feighan

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My girlfriend only enjoys sex when she initiates it

Sex advice with Suzi Godson

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Working Life: Prof Eric Masterson, surgeon

A day in the life of consultant orthopaedic surgeon Prof Eric Masterson

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Tric Kearney: 'I had no idea that at any time a Garda checkpoint could spring up and surprise you...'

Tric Kearney shares the things she learned when she began driving

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Should you celebrate Valentine's Day as a family?

Andrea Mara asks if Valentine’s Day should be exclusively for parents to nurture their relationship or if it should also involve their children

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This is how to get your hands on Gymshark’s sold-out ombre leggings

The leggings have been out for less than a week and already there’s a huge waitlist to buy them.

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Everything you need to know about spotting the signs of stroke, and how to reduce your risk

As figures reveal more and more middle-aged people are being affected, Liz Connor finds out how we can all improve our stroke awareness.

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8 expert tips you need to know before running your first marathon

With a few months to go until the London Marathon, Liz Connor talks to the pros about nailing your training and race-day strategy.

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5 reasons why boxing is the ultimate workout for your body and mind

Liz Connor finds out why this combat sport is a great way to sweat out your pent up aggression and punch up your workout routine.

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6 tips to avoid getting ill during the cold week ahead

As the weather gets chillier, here’s how to keep the flu virus at bay.

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World Cancer Day: Writer reveals what it’s like to discover you have the BRCA2 breast cancer gene

Clarissa Foster explains why she penned a novel to raise awareness for BRCA2 gene mutation carriers.

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Gym mummy: Working out during pregnancy

Irene Long looks at the many benefits that come with exercising during pregnancy.

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Working life:  Noelle Ryan, founder of Oesophageal Cancer Fund

I’m an early riser — usually the first to leave the house for the gym or to walk the dog. Exercise energises me for the day.

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Follow the leader: Nutrition coach Aisling FitzGibbon

Nutrition coach Aisling FitzGibbon turned her health around by changing her eating habits, which started with a detox diet, writes Clodagh Finn.

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Pillar of strength: BBC's Doctor in the House, Rangan Chatterjee

DR RANGAN Chatterjee believes in walking the talk and so do his children. His seven-year-old son and five-year-old daughter literally follow in the footsteps of ...

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It's good to connect: New touch therapy relieves pain

Movement aids the web of tissue that holds our bones and organs together, and looking after it can help manage conditions like osteoarthritis, writes Margaret Jennings. ...

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Tric Kearney: 'We don't have a great track record with check-in...'

THIS weekend yer man and I are jetting off to a foreign city for a few days. It was a complete surprise, given to us by our children as a Christmas gift. No doubt ...

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: 'I need music to get turned on'

Suzi Godson offers up some relationship advice.

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Mirror mirror: Facing up to body dysmorphic disorder in children

Body dysmorphic disorder is on the rise among children, many of whom are influenced by the edited pictures they see on social media.

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Ask a counsellor: Dealing with an overly critical mother

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers her perspective on a daughter struggling to cope with her overly-critical mother.

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Does having a ‘gym enemy’ push you further?

A bit of friendly competition can help you to wield a sledge hammer, flip a tyre and break down your endurance barricades, finds Liz Connor.

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Don’t have nightmares: People share the creepiest things kids have said to them

These tales make the boy from The Sixth Sense look normal.

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Waterford hurler Jamie Barron: ’I think I’m happy go lucky’

HURLING manager Derek McGrath once described Jamie Barron as a “free spirit”. On reflection, it’s a description the top player agrees with.

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Baby on board: Is there any safe alcohol limit during pregnancy?

Research reveals that almost eight in 10 Irish mums drank alcohol while they were pregnant, writesÁilín Quinlan

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Sex advice with Suzi Godson: My new man likes sexting more than sex

Suzi Godson is back helping another reader with a relationship issue.

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Working life: Dr Paul Kavanagh: director of public health medicine, HSE North East

Dr Paul Kavanaghis thedirector of public health medicine, HSE North East and public health adviser to the HSE Tobacco Free Ireland Programme

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New insight: Virtual reality embraces the world of patients

The limitations and frustrations of those with sight and hearing problems can now bebetter understoodthanks to a virtual reality headset, saysMargaret Jennings

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Too close for comfort? Debate on bed sharing with baby continues

Just because Kourtney Kardashian does it, doesn’t mean you should too. Attachmentparenting,and bed sharingin particularhas its critics, writesSharon Ní ...

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