How to be a Good Friend to Someone who’s Struggling

We’ve been following RTE’s youth mental health initiative this week and are super impressed with all the amazing materials they have made (just follow #RTEBigPic for more). Loveliest of all is how positive the conversations have been about what is traditionally a dark and sad conversation. The messages are hopefull and honest, which is exactly

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The Instagram Account You Should Definitely be Following…

This week RTE have a really special campaign to promote youth mental health. On Sunday they unveiled a beautiful piece of Joe Caslin artwork on the side of the RTE building. We’ve heard frank chats across their radio programmes from Joanne McNally, Bressie and others, and there is lots more to come, including a chat

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Kelly’s Therapy Diary: Part 3

I had my 4th session with Pat today. He had well bad coffee breath, it was knockin’ me sick!  I was a bit tired an’ all cos mam had the telly up way too high watchin’ Game of Thrones so I couldn’t fall asleep proper. Daft bint! Anyway, I went in to Pat as usual,

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The Girl Who Made Periods Cute…

Nobody likes talking about periods. Period. They may not be fun, but they’re for sure nothing to be ashamed of. And the more we talk about them, the more empowered we are to deal with issues such as menstruation. Californian artist, Annie Wong wanted to shift the stigma and turn periods into something positive, and

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Calling All Future Rock Stars!

Calling all Rockers!! Our good friends at Girls Rock Dublin do great work to encourage girls to empower themselves through music. Each year they run an amazing summer camp, which allows the next Joan Jett or Alanis Morissette to learn from the best Ireland has to offer.  Girls Rock are basically our cooler, edgier friend who

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Kesha Celebrates LGBT Love in her New Video

You guys know how much we love Kesha. We have mentioned it once or twice. For her new music video ” “I Need a Woman to Love Me,” Kesha, who has been an ally of the LGBT community since forever, actually legally officiated a lesbian wedding. The couple; Lindsay and Dani had a beautiful day filled

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How to Upgrade Your Convo Game

Conversations…… uurgh. When it comes to actually talking to other humans in real life, most of us would rather stick needles in our eyeballs. But having decent chat game is a really important life skill for getting ahead in life. Being able to really engage with others is vital when it comes to getting jobs,

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Book Club: The Colour Purple

Last month our book club chose ‘The Color Purple’ by Alice Walker to be the first book that we read. We chose it because it seemed perfect to bring us together and discuss the storyline along with the fact that we were all kinda looking for something inspiring. It is also extremely talked about when

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Calling all Budding Entrepreneurs!!!

Hey, do you have a head for business or an idea for a product that you’d like to explore some day? Why not start now? Katie McGloin is a Shona ambassador with more accolades and awards than most of the adults we know. At 15, she started KT Clothing, a gender neutral clothing line for

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This Kid…. ❤️

Yesterday in the US, tens of thousands of young people marched to demand stricter gun control. The speeches were all eloquent, heartfelt and unyielding, but without a doubt the star of the day was nine year old Yolanda Renee King. Yolanda, who is the Grandaughter of Martin Luther King, took to the stage with Parkland

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The Amazing Story of Maya Angelou: Streetcar Conductor.

Maya Angelou has had a profound effect on so many of us. Her poems, songs, books and speeches have lifted the hearts and minds of so many. Oprah herself considered Maya to be a mentor and called her “Mother”. Before Maya passed away in 2014 aged 86, she told Oprah the amazing story of how

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Meet The World’s Best Teacher

Meet Andria Zafirakou, who is now officially the best teacher in the world. Andria, or Ms Zafirakou to me and you, beat 300,000 applicants from all over the world to win the World Teacher Prize, and €1 million in prize money. Andria is an arts teacher at Alperton Community School in a deprived area in London,

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Jameela Jamil Wants To Know What You Weigh??

If you watch “The Good Place” on Netflix, you will already be familiar withe the be-oootiful and talented Jameela Jamil. The English actress, presenter and model has just launched a unique Instagram account called “I Weigh” after a post she shared on her personal account last month was applauded by pretty much everyone who saw

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On Ugly Girls

Ugly girls are a bit like unicorns and the troll that lives under your bed in that they only exist in our minds. Do you only take pics on Snapchat because you are horrified at the thought of sharing an unfiltered selfie? Do you think all of your friends are way prettier than you? Are

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Students in the US Walkout of School to Protest Against Gun Laws

Today marks one month since the horrendous shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, and as a mark of remembrance and protest, thousands of students and teachers began walking out of the classrooms as part of the #Enough! National School Walkout. They protested for 17 minutes, and each minute represented one of the lives that

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Stuck for Words? Here are some Good Conversation Starters

Are you allergic to small talk? Do those awkward silences feel like they last for ten years and make you want to pull off your own ears? Does your brain start throwing random suggestions at you of things to say, each more ridiculous than the last? Part of becoming a social butterfly is knowing how

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How you Know its Time to Break up With your BFF 😞

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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Why Frances McDormand’s Oscar Speech Won the Entire Oscars

Frances McDormand’s Oscars acceptance speech just further proved how much of a legend she truly is. When the Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri actress took the stage to accept the award for best actress, she began her speech looking like she was so overwhelmed she was about to spout illegible nonsense, but oh lord did she pull

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