Autism and Me – By Aoife

I’ve felt different from other people for as long as I can remember. As a little girl, I had some quirks: I didn’t really play with other kids a lot, and I much preferred the company of myself or my twin sister. I was quiet and clumsy, and I was always away with the fairies.

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Period Poverty

What Is Period Poverty?

Periods are a normal bodily function, experienced by about half of the world’s population every month. And yet, we still struggle to be upfront and have open conversations about how they affect our lives. Period products, like pads and tampons, can be expensive and can put people under serious financial pressure. ‘Period poverty’ refers to

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Ramadan: An Insiders POV- By Eiman

From the 22nd of  March to the 21st of April this year, Muslims around the globe are supposedly starving themselves for 30 days straight in the name of Allah (God). I can without a shadow of a doubt, debunk this rumour. We don’t starve ourselves; we fast from sunrise to sunset for 30 days straight. No

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What to do if a friend unfollowed you

What Should You Do If A Friend Unfollowed You?

Navigating relationships of any kind can be difficult, especially online, where it seems that there are all these hidden rules and measures that you need to follow in order to maintain a friendship/relationship. So, what happens when one of these relationships goes wrong, and you find out that someone you love has just unfollowed you?

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The Ultimate Guide To Positive Risks

Here’s a secret, not everyone who appears to be confident feels it on the inside. It’s a lifelong skill, and it comes from focusing on who we are, and who we can be, rather than what everyone around us is doing. Q: So how do you get more confident?? A: Push yourself, just a little.

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Tips For Detoxing Your Social Media Feeds

Detox is a word many of us know, but for those of us who don’t, it’s all about removing something that is negative from our lives when it just doesn’t serve us anymore. This might be a social detox – removing people in your life whose vibes don’t align with yours anymore, a diet detox

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Nine Smart Things That Mary Robinson Once Said

In honour of Seachtain Na Gaeilge, we’d like to speak about one of the coolest Irish women we know of. Mary Robinson is one of the most inspirational women Ireland has ever known. She was one of the first to take an axe to a very thick and reinforced glass ceiling, tearing it down so

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Top 10 Random Acts of Kindness

The world can seem like a dark and scary place at times. I’m sure we are not the only people who wake up, check their phone, and sees bad news stories one after another. This negativity then impacts us for the day, whether we realise it or not. This post is not one of those

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Getting Braces Soon? Here’s What You Should Know

We’ve all heard the horror stories of having braces but here’s some factual information. Look, I’ve been there, the day I found out I had to get braces, I thought my life had ended. I was balling crying to my mam trying to figure out a plan where I could convince my Orthodontist that he

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The HPV Vaccine: A Comprehensive Guide

  You’ve probably heard the advertisements for the HPV vaccine on the radio in recent weeks. We asked our favourite Doc, Dr Sharon O’Donnell to explain it for us…   While there has been a lot of discussion about the HPV vaccine, the fact of the matter is that it will undoubtedly save lives and

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Is Transition Year Worth Doing?- By Abbie

This article was written by Abbie, one of our amazing Junior Ambassadors, or as we like to call them Jambo’s! Abbie has kindly written this article to share her experience of taking part in Transition Year. Hopefully, Abbie’s story makes the decision a bit easier for anyone out there who may be struggling on whether

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Environment helping

Small Changes To Help The Environment

  There has never been a more critical time to talk about our environment. With so much conversation around the topic, it can be very difficult to know how you can help by doing your part and where to start with it all. It can be extremely overwhelming, so the first thing to remember is

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Best study notes

How To Take The Best Study Notes

For some people taking notes and writing things down is the only way to really retain information. You could stare at your teacher scribbling away on a whiteboard all day, but none of what they’re talking about is going to sink in until you put pen to paper yourself. If you just read that paragraph

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Benefits Of Journaling For Improving Focus

Ah, journaling. Something we all know is really good for us. But, it can’t be just us that have tried to start a million different times, but we always seem to fall at the first hurdle. If you are like us, you sit there looking at a blank page thinking “what the heck am I

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Galentine's Day

Happy Galentine’s Day!

February, the month of love and chocolates, and apparently, the month of made-up holidays! Move over Valentine’s day, there’s a new ‘fake’ holiday in town and it’s called Galentine’s Day! While Valentines Day, February 14th, is a lovely way to celebrate your other half, in recent years this new phenomenon has come along that encourages gathering

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An Update From Our Founder

In the early hours of this morning, 1st February 2023, my sister Shona Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and in the very best of care of the team at St Vincent’s Hospital Dublin. This is an update I always knew I would have to write someday. I know that Shona’s name means so

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Are you being bullied? Here’s what we want you to know.

Bullying. It is something that should have been eradicated the moment it first reared its ugly face. Unfortunately, it still exists and probably will exist forever. The good news is, there are ways to get out of a situation where you are being bullied. If you find yourself in one of those situations here are

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Routines That are Damaging Your Brain

8 Habits That are Damaging Your Brain

Routines may be boring at times, but for some of us, they help us to plan and stop us from stressing too much about how our day is going to pan out. Also, our brains have, quite frankly, enough to be dealing with. All of those routines become habits, and some are good, but some

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