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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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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Great Start for Ireland in Women’s Rugby World Cup

Ireland 19- Australia 17 Our women got off to a great start last night in the Rugby World cup, beating Australia by two points. The team have played only 5 games in the past 3 years, but every single player on our squad worked hard tirelessly and constantly for the entire game, proving to the

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Chloe Moretz on Body Shaming

Chloe Grace Moretz has been on our screens since the age of 7, appearing in movies such as Kick Ass, Hugo and Carrie, so its not really surprising to see her listed in Variety’s 2017 Power of Young Hollywood issue. Still though, it seems that no matter how high up the ladder you climb as

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Guest Post: How to catch the travel bug

I go wherever the wind takes me. At least that’s what I tell people when they ask me why I left New Zealand and came to Ireland. New Zealand is an amazing place. Beautiful, with an endless array of awesome, extreme things to do (think bungee jumping and zorbing – both invented in New Zealand).

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WHO RUN THE WORLD? (UM…)

There’s been a lot of talk this week about gender gaps. The Global Gender Gap Report 2016 is basically a big leaderboard for countries, comparing how equally they treat men and women across things like income, political power, health and education. We downloaded it to find out the facts… …we quickly discovered there were 384 pages

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Be A Tiger. Earn Your Stripes

So there you are… minding your own business… growing up. Accumulating an acceptable number of friends and average number of likes across your many social media accounts. Generally avoiding embarrassing haircuts and dodgy schoolyard incidents. When all of a sudden one day you look in the mirror and discover zebra-like pink and purple stripes breaking

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#DoYouStories

What lies beneath you may never know, Please take your seats to my one woman show. If I wear enough make up does it hide the pain? So scared to take it off, the layers of guilt and shame. It’s hard to take off the mask when you’ve worn it for so long, Terrified of

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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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10 ways to slay at being a girl

We caught up with marketing guru, cat-lover and all-time legend Tracey. Here are her top 10 nuggets of wisdom to steer you toward greatness. She calls it ‘advice from an ageing expert who made all the mistakes so you don’t have to’. Remember – you are your own biggest critic. That patch of hair that

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“She drives like nobody’s business”

When we heard that a 79-year-old lady had just become the world’s oldest Formula 1 racing driver we were more than a little excited. When we found out she was Irish we nearly pee-ed our pants. Listening to how Rosemary Smith defied all odds to become a female racing driver at a time when that

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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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Alana’s short film is a tribute to those who came before us…

Here in Ireland we don’t have to look back too far to see how unkind history has been to us. Specifically, Ireland has never had much tolerance for women who “make mistakes” and the young unwed mother has, and still does, carry shame and disgust for those who still believe that the appearance of piety

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The new Dr Who is a Woman!!!

History was made yesterday, when the aaaahm-az-ing Jodie Whittaker was unveiled as the 13th Dr. Who. We knew the 54 year old show was planning to shake things up a bit, but we never would have guessed that Jodie would have made it. Needless to say though, we’re totally into it. Knowing that some die

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Here’s 1000 Frida Kahlo lookalikes to hurt your eyeballs

This right here ⬆️ is actual Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican artist and feminist icon. Born in 1907, Frida was severely injured in a Bus accident, and started painting self portraits  while recovering. A passionate feminist, her face and impressive unibrow are instantly recognisable, and even Beyonce has been known to steal her look on occasion. Last

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