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Celebrity low-carb diets 'take years off your life'

Thursday 23rd August 2018 - Sarah Knapton - The Irish Independent

Eating a diet low in carbohydrates could mean you die younger, a 25-year study has suggested. Food plans which replace carbs with protein and fat, such as the Ketogenic or Atkins diets, have gained popularity, and been endorsed by celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Kim Kardashian. But re... Read more →

The 10/10/10 rule: Tried and tested ways to make smarter decisions

Monday 20th August 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

Whether it's a career move or a relationship dilemma, we all face tough decisions from time to time. Decisions are hard because we fear making a mistake and living with the regret afterwards. What makes them even harder is our tendency to focus on the outcome rather than the process. The next... Read more →

10 health hacks for a longer and fitter life

Friday 17th August 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

Welcome to my new series on improving your health, which is all about tips for a longer life. This one comes after so many requests over the last few weeks on my Instagram page on healthy ageing. Over the next three weeks I want to bring you advice on how to do just that: live healthier and age he... Read more →

It sculpts the body, relieves stress and has a host of A-list fans... why the humble hill walk is having a moment

Friday 17th August 2018 - Jessica Salter - The Irish Independent

Cast aside fusty images of tatty cagoules and shorts with cargo pockets. Hiking is the fitness trend du jour with celebs like Reese Witherspoon, Kate Hudson and Jennifer Garner boasting about its heart-pumping, bum-sculpting and mind-clearing benefits. "By 2019, hiking is likely to replace yo... Read more →

Leaving Certificate 2018: Six students celebrating eight H1s as more pupils achieve top grades

Wednesday 15th August 2018 - Katherine Donnelly - The Irish Independent

Leaving Cert students are aiming higher and are rewarded today with a jump in the numbers achieving the highest grade in a subject. As more than 57,000 candidates receive their results, a breakdown of the data shows 7,490 students were awarded at least one H1 - a mark of between 90pc and 100p... Read more →

Irish scientists discover link between excessive belly fat and dementia

Friday 10th August 2018 - Kirsty Blake Knox - The Irish Independent

Excessive belly fat has been linked to an increased likelihood of cognitive impairment and dementia. A groundbreaking study of 5,000 Irish individuals has found the measure of belly fat in adults over the age of 60 is linked with cognitive impairment. These findings are cause for concern as ... Read more →

Patricia Casey: Why laughter really is the best medicine. Laugh until your sides ache and tears run down your face

Friday 10th August 2018 - Ardal O'Hanlon - The Irish Independent

As you read this, I am in Edinburgh at the festivals. The International, Fringe and Tattoo festivals, have just begun and the book festival begins next week. The Fringe is probably the best known and people think of it as a comedy festival, but it also comprises drama and music in all its forms, a... Read more →

The top Irish hotels and businesses keeping their own bees on their roofs

Friday 10th August 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

In Myrtleville, Co Cork, Mark Riordan has come up with a novel way of operating the beehives that he keeps on his family farm. His background is in tech, but as part of a master’s degree in organic horticulture at UCC, he wrote a thesis on commercial beekeeping and genetics, and became hooke... Read more →

Are smartphones killing the art of conversation?

Thursday 9th August 2018 - Chris Graham - The Irish Independent

We are apparently talking less. That is the takeaway from a landmark report that found people are speaking to others less on their mobile phones for the first time ever. British communications regulator Ofcom, which compiled the report, says the popularity of messaging services such as WhatsA... Read more →

The top Irish hotels and businesses keeping their own bees on their roofs

Tuesday 7th August 2018 - The Irish Independent - The Irish Independent

In Myrtleville, Co Cork, Mark Riordan has come up with a novel way of operating the beehives that he keeps on his family farm. His background is in tech, but as part of a master’s degree in organic horticulture at UCC, he wrote a thesis on commercial beekeeping and genetics, and became hooke... Read more →