Study Skills: Making the Most of Your Attention Span

Most people try to study smarter by being more productive. However sometimes trying to be more productive just isn’t enough. You only have a limited attention span you can spend studying each day – here’s a few simple tricks to help you get the most out of it. Your attention span is like an elastic

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ICYMI: When Your Panic Attacks Have No Chill

This post was originally shared abut 18 months ago. Having worked really hard, spoken to a professional, and with the support of her family and friends, Alannah is now doing really great. She’s in 1st year in college, having loads of fun and loving life, in spite of it all…. Alannah suffers from panic attacks.

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5 Ways to Up Your Feminist Game This Year

2017 was an big year for women all over the world. 2018 looks to be even bigger. Its all kicking off big style. Viva la revolution! In the US Trump’s presidency sparked discontent, discussion and protest. Conversations about consent and the language we use around sexual assault are taking place in classrooms, workplaces, and homes.

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Guest Post: Is The Beauty Industry Bad or Good?

The beauty industry gets a bad rap these days. But is it a good or a bad thing? We asked Gemma Fitzpatrick from the Beauty Boudoir to tell us what she thinks. Rather than write a guest post, she preferred to make a Vlog to share her view, and discuss the pro’s and the con’s.

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SoSue Speaks Out About Online Trolling and Bullying

We’ve all seen it, maybe even been a part of it. Read the comments section of any prominent website, or scroll through twitter for more than 5 minutes and you will see the absolute vitriol that some people think is suitable to post online. We all think that celebrities, bloggers, and anyone who has an

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The “Izzy’s Wheels” girls have hit the big time…

The following post was first shared in November 2016. when both Izzy’s Wheels and The Shona Project were just babies, both inspired by the relationship between two sisters. We are DELIRAH and EXIRAH to hear that the girls will be appearing on The Late Late Show tonight with our friend Ryan. In honour of that,

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My Favourite Science Books: By Dr Claire Murray

The hustle and bustle of Christmas can often feel a little overwhelming. Presents to be bought, projects to be finished, people to visit… To be honest at some point it can feel like a bit too much. To make matters worse, once we get through this we can all be a bit harsh on ourselves

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How the #TimesUp Campaign Means Business

Just before Christmas we told of how the “The Silence Breakers” had been named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year, having started to the #metoo campaign that encouraged thousands of women (and men) to demolish the wall of secrecy that existed in a male dominated and badly behaved Hollywood. But this was only the start,

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Your 2018 Manifesto

Happy new year everyone, we hope you had a great Christmas and are now full of energy for another year. We’ve heard lots of talk over the past few days about new years resolutions; losing a few pounds, getting that boyfriend, paying off that loan, studying 87 hours per week. We think these types of

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From All of Us, Merry Christmas 🌟🌟🌟🌟

This will be our last post of 2017, we’re shutting up shop to rest and recharge our batteries after what has been a really amazing year for all of us here at The Shona Project. Over the past 12 months we have spoken to thousands of girls at our workshops, and reached almost 100 thousand through

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All About Gratitude: By Niamh

I reckon the most common thing we are looking for in life is happiness.   With 2018 just around the corner and the buzz of the new year and all the resolutions that are supposed to go with it I wanted to share the best resolution I’ve ever made. I actually think it’s the only one

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20 Book Quotes from your Childhood to Feed your Soul

When you think about it, many of the things we read, watch and listen to as kids shape us into the people we become. Reading expands the minds and allows us access to other countries, cultures, times and people. We had a look back at some of our favourite kids books and found some amazing

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Books: Why I love “We Should All Be Feminists”, By Joy

Nothing brings more Joy to our friend Joy than books. Currently studying for her leaving cert, she has taken some time out to read some books and review them for us. First up, our all time favourite: “We should all be Feminists” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie…. This book had way more meaning than its 50

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15 Signs That your Friend is not Your Friend

You’ve been friends since pre-school. Your parents get on. She’s like family. You have matching friendship bracelets. She’s your bestie for life. Or is she? Unfortunately, friendships sometimes go bad, or run their course. Especially friends that we made when we were babies, because over time, you develop into very different people, and its just

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Lets Talk About Consent (Part One)

Elaine Byrnes is the go-to woman when it comes to talking about consent. Not only has Elaine done loads of research in the area she has also helped to put together a programme for college students AND is on her way to completing her PhD! She’s super smart and a really sound down to earth

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5 Ways to Snap Yourself out of a Stinky Mood

U OK HUN? We all have bad days, you woke up happy and then a couple of things happen one after another and all of a sudden your mood has taken a turn for the worse. The milk was off in your coco-pops, the bus was late and you left your homework on the kitchen

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5 Youtubers who are open about their Mental Health Struggles

Last week, we shared a post about the queen of Youtube, Melanie Murphy, AKA, the gift that just keeps giving. Whilst watching Melanie’s videos, we came across some other young Youtubers who are opening up conversations about mental health, and doing great work to take the stigma out of admitting to struggling from time to time.

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