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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Guest Blog: On Insecurities

In two days Rachel will turn 18, and leave her childhood behind her. As she looks back on her teenage years, she thinks about the insecurities she struggled with and wrote this beautiful essay for us: I can still remember the moment it happened. The moment insecurities became a feature in my life. I had

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33 Things Fat Women Hear all the Time.

“I’m just worried about your health”  “Even your voice sounds fat” ” It never fails to amaze me how people think they have a right to comment on how others look, and to dictate how they should look.  Judgement is the scourge of females, and we are our own worst enemies at times. In this video shared 2

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Hello Heartbreak

Are you eating Ben and Jerrys straight from the tub and watching the Gilmore Girls in your peejays? Chances are your heart has just been broken. We feel you. If for one second you are thinking that its in any way because you’re not enough, or that you did anything wrong, STOP RIGHT THERE! Every single

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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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Staying Safe whilst out at night

It’s an unfortunate reality that we need to watch our backs when we’re out and about at night. Karen Buckleys death shocked all of us last year and incidents such as these are all too common. According to The Independent, the following are the 10 most important rules for protecting yourselves and each other when out

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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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When your Panic Attacks have No Chill :(

Alannah suffers from panic attacks. 18 months ago her Dad left and her family went through a very stressful time. As a result she sometimes has a couple of attacks in one week. We asked her to tell us what that feels like and this is what she told us… In the past 12 months

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Honour Killings in Pakistan

  Do you ever post pictures like this on Social Media? How about this? Too risque? Would your parents be annoyed? Maybe tell you to cool it a little? Would your younger brother feel compelled to drug you and then strangle you while you sleep, and prefer to deal with a murder charge than to

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New movies worth seeing.

The trailer for Disneys “Queen of Katwe” has just been released and it looks GOOD! The movie tells the true story of Phiona Mutesi, a young Ugandan girl who becomes world chess champion. Beautifully shot and including a breakout performance by Madina Nalwanga, this is one to be inspired by. Check out the trailer here:

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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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The end is nigh..

I love writing. Whether it’s a story or an opinion or a recollection of an experience I just love it. Sometimes I put my heart and soul into writing something I know no one will read and that’s how you know you do it for the joy. But when it comes to reaching an ending

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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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Why Sports is a Thing.

Short answer? This Every time I see it it makes me cry. In fact, every time I think about it I cry. Pretty much every Irish man woman and child watched Ireland defeat Italy last night. For some of these viewers, it was the first soccer match they’d watched this year. Others were die hard soccer

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How to break up with a friend without drama

So last week we talked about the signs that your friendship has gone bad, and we agreed that you would take a few days out to think about how you feel right? And now you’re back so obviously you’ve decided that this friendship has to end, which is a pity but there you have it. First of

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Sorry Not Sorry: Lena Dunham

If you haven’t read Lena’s essay about being sorry, now’s the time. It’ll make ya think … Sorry, Not Sorry: My Apology Addiction Beyonce’s “Lemonade” was a massive cultural event for a lot of profound reasons, not least of which because it gave women a melody to which they could sing the words “Sorry, I ain’t sorry,”

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