Dr James Barry: The woman who lived as a man.

As she prepared the body of one of the most respected doctors of the 19th century, a charwoman, made a discovery that would shock and embarrass the medical profession. Dr James Barry was in, fact, a girl. During a time when women were barred from attending medical school, Margaret Bulkley, aged 14, from Co Cork,

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Sia’s new video will make you cry.

Sia has just released the video for her new single, “The Greatest,” which features Kendrick Lamar, which is apparantly a tribute to the victims of the shooting which took place in Pulse Nightclub, Orlando earlier this year. Directed by Sia and Daniel Askill and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, the video stars Maddie Ziegler, who we

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Urgent: You HAVE to watch this Kenzo ad!

A perfume ad is a perfume ad, am I right? A pretty lady runs through a meadow/jungle/abandoned city pouting at the camera while wisps of her hair float softly around her perfect face. A man in a suit/white shirt/linen trouser combo/ his scunders sees her from afar and is instantly transfixed by her. Their eyes meet. It’s

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Selena Takes Time to Look after her Mental Health

Yesterday, Selena Gomez announced that she will be taking a break from her career to take the time to focus on her mental health. In October 2015, Selena told her fans that she had been diagnosed with Lupus and was undergoing chemotherapy, saying at the time: Thank you to all my fans for your support. You

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Katie Laffan, Ready for the Picnic

Katie Laffan arrived with a bang on the music scene two years ago aged 17 when she appeared on the cover of the special ‘Big Break’ issue of Hot Press. Currently preparing to play at this years Electric Picnic, Katie had a chat with us about her music and prepared us a playlist of her favourite songs. Do

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ICYMI: Kellie O’Farrell, Burns Survivor

Some years ago, I watched a really touching documentary about Kellie O’Farrell, a young Longford girl, who had survived a fire when she was two, which resulted in most of her body being covered in substantial burns. Her story has stayed with me ever since, and this week I was delighted when she agreed to

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Meet our experts….

Luckily for us, we have some top notch help at hand to help us find the best advice.  These people deal with teen issues every day and there is no issue they haven’t seen before. Unfortunately, our experts are unable to offer specific advice on individual cases, but they are happy to talk about general

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Sorcha Richardson: An Irish songbird in NY

Dublin born Sorcha Richardson moved to New York in 2009 to study in The New School, a progressive edge arts college. This week, Sorcha is releasing some of her new music, and shared her new song, Walk Away with us, have a listen here: Sorcha, tell us about you the relationship you had with music growing

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Paralegend: Hayley Fitzsimons

  Hayley Fitzsimons may have shorter legs than you or I, but she’s well able to kick the world up the arse with them. Those legs have taken Hayley to America, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Dubai, Qatar and the UK. In her first year major competition in the Czech Republic in  2012, she took home gold in the

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Guest Post: I’m a Big Girl, and I’m Fine with That.

Clodagh wrote this post for us about making peace with how she looks… For as long as I can remember, I’ve been the way I am. Seems like a pretty vague statement. But it’s true… what is that way? FAT. F. A. T. Fat… I’ve heard every joke I can think of from bullies, all my life. I’ve

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Squad Goals: Rachel Bloom

If you haven’t seen ‘Crazy Ex Girlfriend’ yet, do so immediately. Its 736 different kinds of funny. And Rachel is the shows lead actress, writer and co-creator. And, this year she took home a Golden Globe and a Critics Choice award for her amazing performance. This week, Rachel shared the depressing reality of trying to make

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Katie Taylor: Always an Irish Hero

We were all shocked to hear that Katie Taylor has been knocked out of the Olympic’s today by Finland’s Mira Potkonen, after losing 37 points to 39. Her devastation and shock is clear in this RTE interview. Katie takes some time to compose herself before saying, “It’s very disappointing. It’s been a very tough year.

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Yusra Mardini. The refugee girl making waves at the Olympics

When watching the Olympics we all love to find an underdog we can get behind, and everyone loves a good back story. Well, this one  is a doozy. 18 year old Yusra Mardini is one of 10 refugee Olympians  competing this year. While competing in the Olympics might seem like the biggest challenge any individual

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1900’s Anti women’s Rights Posters- Hilarious!

They would never get away with it these days, but that just makes these pictures all the more absurd and hilarious today. These propaganda posters warned men about the dangers of allowing women to have equal rights.Suffragettes fought and gave their lives so we could vote today. Read more about them here. Click through the

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You think your Grandma is cool? That’s cute.

Baddie Winkle, or Helen Van Winkle, is 88 years old and has more followers on Instagram than all our Grandmothers put together. Cosmopolitan has even celebrated her as one of the internet’s most fascinating picks. I mean… SOOOO sorry I haven’t been posting that much lately 🙁 I recently found out I have arthritis and

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Jen Hits back.

Firstly Jennifer Aniston is, and always has been, the queen of everything 👸👸👸👸👸. Secondly, just while we’re on the subject, they may have been on a break but it still wasn’t cool or unacceptable. You know what you did Ross! Anyway, recently, as Jenifer was on holidays with her husband, this picture went viral and the media

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A poem for Istanbul

When a bomb goes off in Paris, its is no more devastating than  one which goes off in Baghdad. A photo of a group of Muslims teenagers ravaged by war should be no less heartbreaking than one of a group of white teens after a bomb in a French nightclub. Yet the media sensationalises incidents in

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10 books every badass girl should read.

‘Emma’ by Jane Austen Jane Austen herself was pretty badass, and she created a whole host of feisty female leads who don’t need a man to make them happy. (Sure, they all get married at the end, but they were doing just fine on their own.) It was a real challenge to pick just one Austen

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