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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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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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 🌈: What does being non-binary feel like?

Sometimes it’s like being invisible. Watching as eyes pass over you, or even stare through you, without ever focusing properly. Brushing your fingers over the spines of books that have magic and dragons but no one who feels like you. Scrolling through Netflix with much the same result. Filling out forms with two options: MALE

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: Top 10 Films for Queer Ladies

Pride is this weekend, and we have been taken over by Alana for this week, who will providing us with education and inspiration from the LGBT+ community. As we know, representation is important, so today she shares her top 10 movies for LGBT ladies x Closets are lonely places with lots of dark corners that

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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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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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YouTuber Keelin Moncreiff On Family Breakups

It was around Christmas time, my siblings and I were sitting at my kitchen table having your average Irish fry-up provided by Mum, who was 3 feet away in the kitchen cleaning up. My 11 or 12 year old little sister had naively asked if dad would be joining us on our summer holidays the next

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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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Diet Culture can go and Suck It: By Megan

Skinny teas, appetite suppressant lollipops, protein shakes, zero calorie noodles… aka money making strategies of corporations who benefit off our insecurities. It needs to stop. It saddens me to hear people talk about diets. I’m not shaming people who do, but I think they should be made aware about what it is they’re actually talking

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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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Remembering Kelly Catlin: By Amber

This is a beautiful post, written by Amber, which is very sad and features discussion on mental health and suicide… Kelly Catlin. Speak her name. Out loud. Will you remember it? You’ve likely heard of her death on the news, but that was over two months ago, and news moves fast, our lives moves faster,

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I’m Scared of Everything! By Libby

Libby is one of our young writers. She is afraid of lots of things. But she’s not afraid of curse words. Just a heads up… 😊😊😊 You know what? I’m fucking terrified. All of the time. In this article I’m going to be telling you all my own hot take on fear and bravery, exciting stuff

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What is Stigma?

We hear a lot about Stigma, especially in relation to mental health. But what exactly is it? According to www.seechange.ie, stigma: involves the use of negative labels to identify people as different. takes many forms from the unkind word, social exclusion to higher insurance premiums. results in the person feeling devalued and may lead them

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Ode to the girl I wish I was: By Libby

Ode to the girl I wish I was I am robot woman, humming the song of war I’ve been here before A million times and tries A million smiles and lies I don’t want to play games.   I am soldier woman, I have will power of steel And I don’t feel remorse for those I

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10 Rumi Quotes To Feed Your Soul

Very rarely do you check in to a Kardashian’s Instastory and not see a Rumi quote. No matter your mood, Rumi has a handy phrase to help you express it through the medium of social  media. But who is Rumi anyway? In the 13th century, Rumi was a wealthy nobleman and scholar, until he met

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Dear Shannon…. Keep Swimming 🐠

Dear Shannon, You’re 16 and I’m writing to you to you to give you a heads up.  There is a rough few years ahead. Being different is nothing to be ashamed of, but unfortunately you will learn this the hard way. Soon you will be mocked, taunted, pushed, and shoved.  A feeling of dread hangs

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