Why you should follow the 60 second rule when washing your face, according to an expert

Why you should follow the 60 second rule when washing your face, according to an expert

Skincare guru Dr Raj Arora explains how this cleansing technique can make a big difference.

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Fitnesspreneur Zanna van Dijk on how she stays lean, strong and motivated to work out

Fitnesspreneur Zanna van Dijk on how she stays lean, strong and motivated to work out

The personal trainer, blogger and author shares her fitness secrets with Liz Connor.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘My husband got another woman pregnant – should I just leave him?’

Ask a counsellor: ‘My husband got another woman pregnant – should I just leave him?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers guidance to a woman whose husband’s affair is having ongoing consequences.

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This is what men and women can do to boost their chances of conception

When it comes to trying for a baby, lifestyle factors are more important than many of us think, says Lauren Taylor.

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Sexual healing: Her long tea breaks cools the moment

Sexual healing: Her long tea breaks cools the moment

Every day, I take my wife a cup of tea in bed. However, we sometimes make love in the mornings and she pauses to finish her cup before it goes cold.

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6 common suncare mistakes not to make this summer

6 common suncare mistakes not to make this summer

Katie Wright gets an expert’s advice on how to sunbathe safely.

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5 ways to make the most of a hot and sunny lunch break

5 ways to make the most of a hot and sunny lunch break

You can still enjoy the fantastic midweek weather, even if you’re living the 9-5 life.

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5 ways to get better abs – according to Lucy Mecklenburgh’s personal trainer Cecilia Harris

5 ways to get better abs – according to Lucy Mecklenburgh’s personal trainer Cecilia Harris

Newsflash: Crunches aren’t the best exercises for starting work on your six-pack. Liz Connor sources top tips for getting a toned tum for summer.

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Aoife Hearne: Focus on recovery not weight loss after childbirth

Aoife Hearne: Focus on recovery not weight loss after childbirth

It’s normal to want your body to return to its pre-pregnancy shape. But dietitian Aoife Hearne says recovery, not weight loss, should be the priority

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Ask Megan Sheppard: I’m 45 and have started to get the occasional hot flush.

Ask Megan Sheppard: I’m 45 and have started to get the occasional hot flush.

Peri-menopausal changes can begin anywhere from the age of 35 onwards as levels of progesterone and oestrogen typically begin to decline. Taking steps to support ...

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Track and play: Olympians Marian and Rob Heffernan on importance of keeping kids active

Track and play: Olympians Marian and Rob Heffernan on importance of keeping kids active

Physical activity is essential for children, Olympians Marian and Rob Heffernan tell Cliona Foley. They also believe sport does not always have to have a competitive ...

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A new social media platform has launched for people who want to talk about their mental health

A new social media platform has launched for people who want to talk about their mental health

Kinde provides a supportive digital community for managing issues like anxiety and depression, says Liz Connor.

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Proving fitness can be fun, The Body Camp has a new programme in Mallorca – here’s what to expect

Proving fitness can be fun, The Body Camp has a new programme in Mallorca – here’s what to expect

Ibiza’s famous ‘transformation’ retreat has opened with a new – slightly more relaxed – programme in Sencelles. Abi Jackson gives it ...

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Does waxing make facial hair regrowth worse?

Does waxing make facial hair regrowth worse?

My daughter has recently been asking about getting her upper lip waxed. She is 14, I don’t think she needs it and I’m worried it will make the hair regrowth ...

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I’ve lost my libido due to antidepressants

I’ve lost my libido due to antidepressants

I have been on antidepressants since I was 20. They have definitely helped with my mental health for the past eight years, but there is a downside: I have zero libido. ...

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What is chlorophyll water and should you be drinking it?

What is chlorophyll water and should you be drinking it?

It’s the latest green juice the wellness world is loving.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘How can I stop my mum from spoiling my daughter so much?’

Ask a counsellor: ‘How can I stop my mum from spoiling my daughter so much?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine tackles a very common dilemma – grandparents who are over-generous and say yes to everything!

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4 ways to get some much-needed relief from joint pain – without resorting to painkillers

4 ways to get some much-needed relief from joint pain – without resorting to painkillers

Liz Connor asks a pharmacist to share some simple solutions for banishing summertime aches and pains.

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This is what to do if your child gets stung this summer

This is what to do if your child gets stung this summer

Bug and insect bites can be troublesome things, but don’t let that ruin your kids’ playtime. Here’s how to soothe a sting.

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Weeding out smoking habit for sake of the kids

Weeding out smoking habit for sake of the kids

A campaign to discourage smokers from lighting up or vaping, particularly around children and other young people, was launched recently in Limerick.

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Megan Barton-Hanson and Tess Holliday launch Get Body Posi movement with a 4-step guide to self-love

Megan Barton-Hanson and Tess Holliday launch Get Body Posi movement with a 4-step guide to self-love

The celebs have teamed up with tanning brand Isle of Paradise on a new campaign.

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Balance essential when it comes to pregnancy diet

Balance essential when it comes to pregnancy diet

Dietitian Aoife Hearne offers advice on nutrition and wellbeing for expectant mums.

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Novel approach: Expand your lifespan by reading books

Novel approach: Expand your lifespan by reading books

Leafing through a tome for 3.5 hours a week can add almost two years to your life, researchers have found. Margaret Jennings talks to people aged over 50 about their ...

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Summer lovin': Danger of getting an STI during festival season

Summer lovin': Danger of getting an STI during festival season

Festivals are an ideal setting for casual sex but how much do revellers know about sexually transmitted infections, asks Áilín Quinlan.

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Health check: Dr Phil Kieran and other medics on role of social media in medicine

Health check: Dr Phil Kieran and other medics on role of social media in medicine

What role can doctors play in the social media age? Four GPs share their views with Ciara McDonnell.

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TV's Ben Fogle: Why I want my children to go wild

TV's Ben Fogle: Why I want my children to go wild

Gabrielle Fagan catches up with the adventurer to discover why the great outdoors is more important than school, when it comes to parenting his kids.

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Video: This is how you can help the environment on a stand up paddleboard

Video: This is how you can help the environment on a stand up paddleboard

Organisation Plastic Patrol encourages people to pick up litter while doing something active.

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7 healthcare essentials you should always pack in your holiday suitcase

7 healthcare essentials you should always pack in your holiday suitcase

Liz Connor asks health experts to share their must-have items for your next sunny getaway.

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Sex advice: It’s impossible to compete with her vibrator

Sex advice: It’s impossible to compete with her vibrator

Please explain to me how a six-inch piece of vibrating plastic can make my partner of 15 years orgasm when no matter what I do I have never been able to. We are ...

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Natural health: My six-year-old daughter has eczema; I've developed golfer's elbow

Natural health: My six-year-old daughter has eczema; I've developed golfer's elbow

My six-year-old daughter has had a re-occurrence of eczema. Fortunately, it’s a mild outbreak but the skin at the back of her knees is particularly inflamed. ...

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Jennifer Rock, the Skin Nerd, picks her best dupes of her favourite celebrities.

Jennifer Rock, the Skin Nerd, picks her best dupes of her favourite celebrities.

One of my cardinal skin sins is buying a product simply because a celebrity has endorsed it.

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Six helpful tricks for getting kids to drink enough water in hot weather

Six helpful tricks for getting kids to drink enough water in hot weather

This week is set to be another hot one. Here are some handy tips for keeping your little ones hydrated in the sunshine.

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Betty O’Donovan, occupational health nurse, AbbVie, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork

Betty O’Donovan, occupational health nurse, AbbVie, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork

Betty O’Donovan, occupational health nurse, AbbVie, Carrigtwohill, Co Cork

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Child watch: New service protects babysitters and parents

Child watch: New service protects babysitters and parents

An online service matching parents with suitable child minders has been set up. But many mums and dads are not properly briefing them on what do in emergencies, ...

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Gut response: How to keep our digestive tract on track

Gut response: How to keep our digestive tract on track

Essential to healthy living, our digestive system tends to slow down as we age. Margaret Jennings looks at how to keep it in tip-top condition.

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PMT leaves me feeling low and tearful. Is there a natural remedy I could take?

PMT leaves me feeling low and tearful. Is there a natural remedy I could take?

Megan Sheppard shares her knowledge of PMT and cellulitis and recommendations on what to take.

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Baby preview: Prenatal testing under the microscope

Baby preview: Prenatal testing under the microscope

Pregnancy is often an anxious time, but in this country, mothers-to-be are offered a number of routine screening tests which can show whether they or their babies ...

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Move it or lose it: Exercise to beat cognitive decline

Move it or lose it: Exercise to beat cognitive decline

The number of people with dementia is set to double in the next 20 years, so the importance of physical activity in preventing memory loss cannot be over-stressed, ...

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John Dalton: 'After a quick shower and shave, I exchange WhatsApp messages with my family over breakfast'

John Dalton: 'After a quick shower and shave, I exchange WhatsApp messages with my family over breakfast'

John Dalton, professor of molecular parasitology, NUI Galway

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Ask a counsellor: ‘Why does my husband hate that our daughter’s dating a man going through divorce?’

Ask a counsellor: ‘Why does my husband hate that our daughter’s dating a man going through divorce?’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine advises a woman who thinks her husband is being ‘totally unreasonable’ about their daughter’s partner. ...

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Four of the most important post-workout stretches you should be doing ...

Four of the most important post-workout stretches you should be doing ...

Use this routine to relieve and relax tight muscles after exercise, says Liz Connor.

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The Skin Nerd: Rules for avoiding a post-festival breakout

The Skin Nerd: Rules for avoiding a post-festival breakout

And so festival season has officially begun, with two of “the big ones”, Body & Soul and Sea Sessions, having happened over the past weekend.

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Sex advice: Help! I can't find her G-spot

Sex advice: Help! I can't find her G-spot

I’ve been with my girlfriend for three years and I have not found her G-spot. It’s not for want of trying. I would really like to know once and for all: ...

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Underarm tactics: Meet the scientist on a mission to end body odour

Underarm tactics: Meet the scientist on a mission to end body odour

Dr Christopher Callewaert is on a mission to develop a probiotic deodorant, a revolutionary product that promises to banish smelly armpits. Are we taking the microbiome ...

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UL Video series: innovative programme offers support for siblings of children with ASD

UL Video series: innovative programme offers support for siblings of children with ASD

A special support programme in Limerick's Dooradoyle has been developed for siblings of children with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

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Go Home On Time Day: An expert advises a dad on how to improve his work-life balance

Go Home On Time Day: An expert advises a dad on how to improve his work-life balance

There might be a tough conversation with your line manager ahead….

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

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

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

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

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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