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Sales have increased twenty-fold in the last three years'... Ireland is falling in love with a new tipple

Wednesday 24th October 2018 - Geraldine Gittens - The Irish Independent

Hollywood stars like Jennifer Aniston and Katy Perry, and model Miranda Kerr, have long touted its benefits. Now, apple cider vinegar sales are booming in Ireland, according to supermarkets and health food shops. Many believe that taking a shot of apple cider vinegar - diluted in water, sala... Read more →

Being a mother makes you a lot more empathetic towards other mothers and children' - Marissa Carter on a life-changing trip to Guinea-Bissau

Monday 22nd October 2018 - Marissa Carter

I don’t think you can prepare yourself really for seeing poverty of this scale. If you’re born a girl in a developing country, you’re more likely to be married off as a child, to not go to school, to live in poverty, to suffer violence or abuse simply because you’re a ... Read more →

Creating some calm: 10 ways to brighten your day and avoid burnout In a world where we seem to be always on the verge of burnout, journalist and editor Ailbhe Malone shares her tips on creating some calm

Monday 22nd October 2018 - Ailbhe Malone - The Irish Independent

My life went on a tiring, anxious way for the better part of 28 years, until I started treatment for a generalised anxiety disorder. When I finally began treatment, I found the process of getting better overwhelming. For so long I had put myself at the bottom of the priority list, and it was all t... Read more →

Why we're still afraid to embrace fatherhood and papoose-wearing dads Piers Morgan ridiculed a papoose-wearing Daniel Craig this week and sparked a furious debate about modern gender roles. Tanya Sweeney reports

Monday 22nd October 2018 - Tanya Sweeney - The Irish Independent

What are the chances that the manufacturers of slings, baby wraps and papooses had no idea on Monday morning that they were about to become the centre of global attention? Yet when all-round firestarter Piers Morgan gets involved, the results are going to be seismic. He's rarely stuck for a p... Read more →

Not to be sneezed at: Kleenex to ditch 'Mansize' tissues name after sexism complaints

Friday 19th October 2018 - Katie Morley - The Irish Independent

After more than sixty years, Kleenex is phasing out the Mansize tissues name following complaints by consumers that the brand name was sexist. The company is deciding instead to call the disposable handkerchiefs "Extra Large" tissues.  Kimberly-Clark, which owns Kleenex, said it succumb... Read more →

You can't let cancer consume your life - I just finished the Camino trek for the third time

Friday 19th October 2018 - Eilish O Regan - The Irish Independent

Dublin mother-of-two Bernie Walsh is among nearly one in three breast cancer patients in Ireland who have been told their cancer has returned. But her inspirational call-to-action to other women with metastatic breast cancer, which cannot be cured, is to not let it rule your life. Bernie (58... Read more →

How keeping the windows clean and curtains open could stop you getting sick

Friday 19th October 2018 - The Irish Independent

It is a simple strategy for staying healthy, but a new study has found that allowing sunlight to stream in through windows could kill bacteria that live in dust. Researchers at the University of Oregon found that in dark rooms 12 per cent of bacteria on average were alive and able to reproduc... Read more →

Your motivation will start to waver... Five tips to help you keep going

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Karl Henry - The Irish Independent

The dreaded plateau. Probably the single biggest reason that people fall off the wagon when trying to get healthy. In the first few weeks of exercising and eating well, you will see big results. Results that motivate you to keep going. Weight-loss, inch-loss and an increase in fitness are all supe... Read more →

How to travel safely when you're pregnant

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Maria Lally - The Irish Independent

In the early weeks of her pregnancy with Prince George, the Duchess of Cambridge had to hurriedly announce the news after she was hospitalised with hyperemesis gravidarum, a severe form of morning sickness that left her bed-bound for weeks. Compare that to her new sister-in-law the Duchess of... Read more →

How to cope in an empty nest and find the silver lining

Thursday 18th October 2018 - Claire Ronan - The Irish Independent

After years of taking care of their children's everyday needs, waving them off to college can leave parents bereft. Tanya Sweeney hears why leaving home is hard on everyone - but there can be a silver lining With the start of a new college year comes a pivotal moment that most Irish parents dread... Read more →