Algebra for life? Hardly….

We all learn algebra in school, and some of us wonder what use it serves for our life. Pythagoras’ theorem is cute, sure, but when will we ever actually need it? Well, here’s an equation which we think actually holds the key to life. E + R = O There it is! Simple really. Here’s

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Glee’s Most Emosh Tearjerkers 😢😢😢

If you’re a fan of music, a fan of emotions and a fan of diversity and inclusion, you’re probably already half way through the six seasons of Glee which landed on Netflix recently. The TV show, which launched in 2009 really changed the face of TV in terms of representation, and some of the musical

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Do You Like Likes Too Much?

We don’t know when or how it happened, it kinda snuck up on us. Life used to be about living wild and free, pursuing freedom, happiness, love and contentment. Now its pretty much all about pursuing those likes. Did you ever hear the saying, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does

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Therapy…what you need to know: By Niamh

Having recently attended my first personal therapy session, I wanted to share with all you lovely ladies and let anyone know who is struggling that it’s ok not to be ok (cliché) and that reaching out for help is really brave! This post isn’t going to be about me and my first therapy session. It’s

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What is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a type of abusive behaviour where a person uses subtle and not-so subtle mind control techniques to make another doubt their own reality and feel that they cannot trust their own perceptions. It takes its name from a 1938 play (and its film adaptations) called Gaslight, where a charming husband slowly makes his new

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How To Recover From Heartbreak 💔💔

Ah love, what a dose. When its good its good, and when its bad it sucks. Bess Myerson said… “to fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” We’ve all been there Bess, keep the faith. If you’re currently nursing a broken heart, we know how much you

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈🌈🌈 Are You What You Wear? By Katie

Clothes. We use clothes to express ourselves. There is also reason to believe that what we wear and, whether or not we feel comfortable in what we wear contributes to our overall mood, expression and mental health. Scientists call this phenomenon ‘enclothed cognition’. On average, it takes someone about 7 seconds to form an impression

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: A chat through transition with Alexandra Day

A large part of the LGBTQ* community but one that is often silenced is the ever-growing transgender community, or trans for short. Trans people often face more oppression that other members of the community with threats of sexual assault and physical violence looming over the very existence of these people. The often unaccepting social atmosphere

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Hey, Its okay to be fragile: By Megan

  I’m not gonna lie, I’m kinda glad May is over. Not because it is now officially summer, exams are over and the weather’s getting better. But because May was Mental Health Awareness Month. Me saying this sounds quite hypocritical; I like to spread awareness on mental health issues and have done so for the

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I Survived The Leaving Cert! By Katie

Since 12:30 on Thursday 13th June, the birds started singing and the sun began to shine once again for me. My very last leaving cert exam had finished (I hope!). As I walked out of the school doors one last time, I felt an immense weight being lifted from my shoulders. I consider myself quite

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Is Online Counselling Right for Me?

Do you think you might need to speak to someone about your mental health? Today, we hear from Lorraine Hackett, who is a counsellor with My Mind about what options are available… Counselling (and psychotherapy, which is longer term and more in-depth, but similar to counselling) is a good step if you feel that you

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Lesbian Is My Label, Not My Box: By Isobel

Burst down these closet doors once and for all, and stand up and start to fight – Harvey Milk  Ladies, gents and non-binary friends, welcome to the gayest article you may ever read. It is pride month, and as such I am currently basking in the rainbow-hued light that June seems to emit. My name is Isobel Tiernan, I am sixteen

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What’s a ‘Normal’ Family Anyway?

If you follow us on Instagram (and why wouldn’t you?) you’ll know that we’ve been having serious chats over there lately about what “Normal” families look like, and hearing stories from readers whose family dynamic has changed over the years, or who don’t have the traditional “Mom and Dad” set up. Human science describes a

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When Music Send The Wrong Message: By Daisy

The music industry is a complex, diverse place. Women in the music industry are often seen as strong, as powerful, and as just plain badass. But recently, I’ve seen a new wave of music and songs by female artists that glorify and glamorise abusive relationships. These songs paint these women as submissive, and as powerless.

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Ramadan: An Insiders POV: By Eiman

From the 6th of May to the 3rd of June 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.

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Look How Far I’ve Come: By Libby

Dear Reader, I don’t care who you are. For all I know, you’re a 44 year old man trying to figure out what’s going on in his daughter’s head. Or perhaps you’ve finished your exams and you’re anxious about your results. As I said before, I don’t care. Because that’s not what’s important. What’s important,

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How To Be Truly Supportive

Its so hard to be supportive to a friend who is struggling. Sometimes, despite our best intentions, we put our big old foot in our bigger old mouths. Its so easy to roll out the same old clichés time and time again. Telling someone who is having a dark day to just “Be Positive” is

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How To Get Yourself a Summer Job

Summa is coming, and your parents pockets are only so deep, so its time to find yourself a job. But how do you make that happen when you have no experience? Tip 1: Don’t get your Mammy to go around the town handing out CV’s. Every time a Mammy hands in a CV it goes straight into

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