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Escape the cult of busy by working smarter rather than harder

Monday 12th March 2018 - Katie Byrne - Irish Independent

There was a time - and it wasn't that long ago - when the word 'productivity' was used to describe labour and output. It was a dull and mechanical management term that rarely passed the lips of the average worker. And it was certainly nothing to brag about. In recent years, however... Read more →

15 ways to get the most out of your doctor's appointment

Thursday 8th March 2018 - Ailin Quinlan - Irish independent

Amid reports of a fall-off in the number of family doctors in parts of the country, many GP clinics are busier, and more time-pressured than ever before - so how do you make the most of your consultation? We've talked to experienced GPs and the Irish Patients' Association to get some useful tips... Read more →

8 ailments your dentist can diagnose... just by looking in your mouth

Monday 5th March 2018 - Dr Victor Alapoint

Avoiding the dentist's drill is usually at the forefront of our minds when sitting in the waiting room. But did you know your dental health specialist can diagnose a number of different ailments - just by looking in your mouth? The colour of your gums, the texture of your tongue and the gaps bet... Read more →

15 Ways to boost your immune system

Friday 2nd March 2018 - Áilín Quinlan - Irish Independent

Áilín Quinlan asked the experts for their top tips to restore your sparkle. Leftover foods like re-cooked potato and re-heated rice are good for you. 1 There is no magic pill There's no easy solution to revitalising a flu-battered immune system, says dietitian Paula M... Read more →

10 ways to get the life you want

Wednesday 28th February 2018 - Mark Rhodes - Irish independent

Think it, write it down, believe in it... and make it happen, writes entrepeneur and author Mark Rhodes From deciding on how you would like your life to be at a certain point in the future, to making that dream a reality - here are the 10 steps you need to follow to take control of your destiny... Read more →

Endometriosis: Is radical surgery the answer?

Tuesday 27th February 2018 - Lena Dunham - Irish Independent

American actress Lena Dunham has revealed she's had her womb removed to cope with the pain of the condition. But is that a step too far for most women? Lena Dunham is no stranger to controversy and last week made headlines once again with the announcement that she had undergone a hysterectomy f... Read more →

Forever young: the secret to ageing well

Monday 26th February 2018 - Guy Kelly - Irish independent

Researchers spent years studying a group of people over 80 to find out what sets them apart. As their findings are published this week, Guy Kelly unlocks the mystery to a long, happy life. It's a question that's vexed humans since the Early Dynastic Period, but now it turns out Eric Idle gave u... Read more →

How to quit smoking - for good: Psychologist David Coleman on his own nicotine addiction

Monday 19th February 2018 - David Coleman - Irish Independent

Nobody wakes up one morning and, out of nowhere, stops smoking. Successfully giving up smoking takes a lot of thought, planning, effort and commitment. There is a lot of psychological research about change, about how we come to change, what motivates us to change, what makes us welcome ... Read more →

Getting more movement into your workday

Friday 16th February 2018 - Karl Henry - Irish Independent

To be honest, it is something I have been saying and thinking for years - if you spend your days trying to clock up 10,000 steps, you might want to pause and have a rethink. People have been following the catchy fitness goal of 10,000 steps to gauge their activity levels for a while now, but it'... Read more →

The rise of alternative water

Thursday 15th February 2018 - Tomé Morrissey-Swan - Irish Independent

The idea has been batted around for a while now, but the so-called 'sugar tax' on fizzy drinks will officially come into effect on April 6. The date was announced last week and will see a tax of 30c per litre added on to sweetened drinks with over 8g of sugar per 100ml in a bid to fight rising obe... Read more →