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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When to break up with a friend…

So you’ve known her all your life. You’ve had so many sleepovers your parents haven’t seen you apart in years, cried together when One Direction broke up  and  watched every episode of Pretty Little Liars together. But lately you have grown apart and you really feel that your friendship is more hard work than it used

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Squad Goals: Granuaile

Okay, full disclosure, Grace O’Malley or Granualie, has been dead for 600 years, so the likely hood of you getting to hang out with her anytime soon are pretty slim. But this is one of the coolest women to ever grace our shores, and we don’t hear about her as much as we should. Yeah,

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Never say Never

If you want to figure someone out quickly, tell them that they can’t do something and see how they react. Gabi Schull had cancer as a young child and as a result part of her leg was removed. The doctors took the lower part of her leg, turned it backwards and reattached it to her

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Squad Goals: Lena Dunham

Yeah, it’s kind of an obvious one. But who doesn’t love Lena Dunham? Lena’s alter ego Hannah Horvath is so narcissistic, self-obsessed and precious that it’s hard to separate her from Lena Dunham herself. But this just goes to show how amazing  a writer, actress and director she is. Here she talks about her size and

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Eating Disorders, how to help

Up to 200,000 people in Ireland are reported to have an eating disorder, causing up to 80 deaths per year. You would struggle to find any female who says that they are happy with their body as we, by our nature, focus on the bad, and not on the good. We compare ourselves to others

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The weight of secrets

So we’ve all heard the term “coming out” and we know that it refers to someone from the LGBT community telling their friends and family the truth about themselves. We’ve all heard the good and the bad stories; parents who say they always knew and those who refuse to accept the facts and the relationships that

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What the actual fudge?

Discovery magazine, which aims to “give girls age eight and up the advice, encouragement and inspiration they need to get through those difficult pre-teen years”, is in really, really big trouble this week. Take a look why… This sh-mag, is basically telling 8-13 year olds that their body shape is something they should be worrying

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