5 Life Lessons I learned From Vicky Phelan

Vicky Phelan is a hero. There is no doubt about that. What she has done for the women of Ireland, at a time when she would have been well within her rights to put herself and her own health first, can never be acknowledged enough. She has, and will continue to, save lives. Over the

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Mindy Kaling’s Excellent Pep Talk

Mindy Kaling is just the bomb. Having started her career as a writer on the American Office, Mindy then wrote and produced her very own TV show and is now starring in the number one box office movie, Ocean’s 8 (have you seen it? its epic). Mindy has never been afraid to stand up and

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How to Deal With Arguing Parents…

We all think that everyone else has the perfect family, and that ours are the only ones who are completely dysfunctional. When we visit our friends homes, their parents are sweetness and light, the house is always clean, and they are loving to each other. NEWSFLASH: ITS A FACADE! Every family has its ups and

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Sinead Burke Continues to Nail Just about Everything She Does..

There she is now, our Sinead. We have long been fans of Sinead Burke. Activist, Academic, Ted Talker, Room Stealer, Fashionista. She really is a national treasure. We knew this all along, and now the fashion industry has taken notice. Sinead has firmly planted her feet in the world of the movers and shakers. Yesterday

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Ireland Repealed the 8th: What does this mean for us?

This weekend was a big one in Ireland. Following weeks, months and years of demand, discussion and very heated debate, the 8th amendment to our constitution was repealed. Record numbers turned out all over Ireland, many of whom were voting for the first time and history was made with a landslide win for the Yes

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Is Period Poverty Really a Thing in Ireland?

Every day, all across Ireland, people are struggling to make ends meet. “Period Poverty” is a huge issue for women and girls, who sometimes have to make a choice between buying a meal, or buying sanitary products. So many of us take these items for granted, but in the UK, 137,700 girls missed school in

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The Irish Teacher You wish You Had…

Yesterday, on Ryan Tubridy’s radio show, Ryan read the sweetest letter, written by a teacher to her students ahead of year end exams. The students were due to sit a Maths test, and Miss Lynch wanted them to realise that there is more to life than exams and education, there’s also kindness, friendship and laughter.

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Jessie J’s new video celebrates all our heavenly bodies 👸

Has anyone noticed a huge change in women’s music over the last few years? Gone are the days where songs were featured broken hearted girls, or lost and lonely princesses waiting for their prince to arrive and rescue them. These days female music is all about empowering ourselves and each other, setting standards for ourselves,

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Amal Clooney On Courage

If you’re ever stuck for a little inspiration and a good pep talk, make a cup of tea and google “commencement speech”. At this time every year, American colleges invite the worlds most over achieving over-achievers to inspire those who are about to enter the big bad world, degree and CV in hand. In Vanderbilt

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Why rejection really sucks, and how to get over it…

If you’ve ever been rejected in any way, you know how much it sucks. The boy you like says “its not you its me”, they give the job to someone else, a friend turns their back on you, we’ve all been there. But why does it hurt so bad? According to Psychologists, rejection is felt

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Why are these women protesting at Cannes?

This is a pretty powerful image when you consider what these women represent. At the Cannes Film Festival, over the weekend, 82 women marched up the red carpet to protest against the gender inequality that exists, not just at Cannes, but within the film industry and, lets call a spade a spade, many other industries

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You Should really be dancing RN. Here’s why…

Whether its a beautifully controlled rendition of Swan Lake in front of an audience or a good old twerk to a bit of Nikki Minaj in your bedroom, there are so many reasons why Dance is good for you. You don’t have to be good at it to reap the benefits. You just have to

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Meet Akashinga: the All Female Anti-Poaching Warrior Squad

The International Anti-Poaching Federation (IAPF) is an amazing organisation that has found new, progressive ways to protect endangered species from  poachers in many areas across the world. They recently launched a project called “Akashanga” which means “the brave ones”. The project equips and empowers women to protect the wilderness areas, instead of relying on trophy

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A letter to my younger self: By Kat

Dear 18 Year Old Kat, Everything got better. You’ll discover many things in your final year of secondary school. You’ll drink for the first time, kiss people, go to house parties and spend Saturdays wandering around the city. You’ll also fight with people, and fail class tests and feel low, but I promise it get’s

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How to breathe through anxiety and stress…

The world is full of self help books, meditation, hypnosis and other big ideas which are supposed to help you remain calm, deal with stress or handle anxiety. But there’s one super simple trick that you can do anywhere at any time which will make a difference when your head is spinning and its all

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What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?

What a stoopid question. How many times were you asked this question before you could tie your own shoelaces? And what was your answer? As little girls our options were pretty limited; a nurse, a teacher, a vet… Hands up if you ever answered, “Well Auntie Bridín, my interest in the erosion of the polar

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Guest Post: How to cope with Cyberbullies

What people say about you is none of your business Sometimes we can get very upset about what someone has said about us or called us. But we don’t need to. If someone calls you a name behind your back or on social media this should always be taken with a pinch of salt as it

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