Letter to my 18 year old self: By Kat

Dear 18 Year Old Kat, Everything got better. You’ll discover many things in your final year of secondary school. You’ll drink for the first time, kiss people, go to house parties and spend Saturdays wandering around the city. You’ll also fight with people, and fail class tests and feel low, but I promise it get’s

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Guest Post: Depression is not a fashion statement

From Johnny Depp and Kurt Cobain to Emma Stone and Ellie Goudling, people are dealing with mental illnesses. Mental illness isn’t new, it didn’t develop last week and spread rapidly like the plague. It’s been there since the beginning of time people just weren’t allowed to say anything about it. Anxiety can affect anyone even

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Louise McSharry: ultimate girl crush

In case you don’t already know, DJ, author and all round legend Louise McSharry is the dream best friend you didn’t know you needed. If you follow her on Instagram, you already feel like you know her. You’ve seen her funny, confident and oh so glamourous but you’ve also seen her sweaty, sleep deprived and

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Katie McGloin: Teen Entrepreneur of the year

Enterprise ˈɛntəprʌɪz/ Noun 1. · a project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one.   My experience with enterprise began in my first year of secondary school. When I arrived in Magh Éne College, we began ‘tasters’ of subjects that we had the option of undertaking as part of our Junior Certificate curriculum. I

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Guest Post: Know yourself, and be yourself x

The last time we met Abigail she was learning to deal with her mental health issues, and discovered that talking and being open about how she feels is the first step. We checked in with her again and she’s doing really well. Here’s her update x Putting myself first has always been hard for me

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6 Legends who failed at education but succeeded at life

“Never let schooling interfere with the tech startup you’re running out of your bedroom.” – Marie Curie Okay, fair enough, she never said that, but she may or may not have been thinking it. Its true though, when it comes to learning, and becoming your best self, formal education is not always the best way

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How to deal with death and other S**t: By Nic

There is no such thing as a guide on “How to deal with Death and life’s other s**t” but sometimes I really, really wish there was. There is no written set of rules, for everyone it’s different. Some people never talk about it, never deal with it and continue a life of pain and sorrow.

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Whats the craic with Taylor Swift this week?

Love her or not, Taylor Swift has become a hero for women everywhere this week with her handling of the recent alleged groping case that was brought against her by Colorado disc jockey David Mueller. The alleged incident happened at a meet-and-greet for fans. Mueller and his girlfriend, Shannon Melcher posed for a photo with Taylor

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Is your phone ruining your life?

According to the real smart science people, our generation is on the verge of a mental-health crisis. If we’re honest, we can all sense it, people, and especially girls, are struggling.  A recent study by Jean M Twenge published in The Atlantic  really gave us something to think about. Its a long read, so here’s the

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Dude has opinion about women in sport… Yawn.

Yesterday, as the Womens Rugby World Cup kicked off in Dublin, former Ireland International David Corkery shared some opinions on his Facebook page about whether or not women should play the sport in the first place. In the very long post (read it below) David raised some concerns which he acknowledged would probably bring some

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Some thoughts on kindness

So I have this friend. She is kind, quirky, super smart and really really funny. We have never met in person. My friend doesn’t feel comfortable going out, and instead is her true self online, where people can’t see her, or judge her, or be cruel to her. My friend is a transexual, who struggles

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Guest Post: Too fat for summer

My hair is frizzier than ever, my jumper collection has been packed away and the sun is shining. It looks like summer has finally arrived on the little island of Ireland! I am so excited to go to outdoor cinemas, to eat ice cream by the sea and to laze about in the garden with

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All those Instagram followers, but how many friends?

1000 followers and 700 Facebook friends, but who can you call? I’m not good at making friends, I think it’s to do with My Black Dog. I tend to shut people out or I take a long time to open up and let people in. Something I’m sure of is my family. There’s four girls in

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Guest Post: Why True Friends are Precious

We love getting emails from you about your  own stories, sometimes just getting it off your chest is half the battle. Here, Rosy tells us how she got through a really tough time by having someone to lean on. One true friend is worth 10 acquaintances. Thanks for sharing Rosy 💜 My story began when I

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I won’t give you my name but I’m here to tell my story…

Last week we received this anonymous letter from a very brave soldier who has been through the wars, but survived. We were blown away by her candid words about her struggles. Traumas in early life are never easy to let go of and we can carry the weight of our past around with us like

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Hello Fears!

Spiders. Clowns. Music festival portaloos (it’s all ahead of you). We all dabble in fear every now and again and it’s totally normal in low doses. Michelle Poler – a self-confessed fearaholic – moved to New York and decided to tackle her (many) fears head on. She took 100 days out of her life to

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“To the bone” A review: by Megan

‘ “I’m sorry I’m not a person anymore, I’m a problem, and it’s my fault” When I saw the trailer for ‘To the Bone’ for the first time, I was honestly very worried for its release, as seeing only a few clips from the film sparked a trigger reaction. For those who have not heard

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PLL’s Troian shares her mental illness struggles

We love PLL as much as the next girl, and Troian Bellisario, aka Spencer, has always been our favourite. In a recent letter published on Lena Dunham’s Lenny website, Troian has shared her experience with mental issues. Crippled with a fear of disappointing others or letting people down, the now 31 year old also had

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