Stepping out of the shade: Choose colour for this years festive partywear

Forget ‘The Little Black Dress’ – partywear this festive season is all about colour, writes Carolyn Moore

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Girls of tomorrow: iWish conference inspires young women to pursue STEM careers

Now in its fourth year, the annual iWish conference inspires young women to pursue careers in STEM, writes Ciara McDonnell

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Making Cents: Prepare financially now for mortgage hunting in 2019

Consumer advice with Gráinne McGuinness

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Strictly Come Dancing: 7 backstage beauty secrets from Tess Daly’s make-up artist

Katie Wright gets all the goss from the make-up chair.

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This might be the secret message behind Michelle Obama’s love of wearing white

How can you not admire Michelle Obama? Ever graceful, thoughtful and intelligent, the lawyer and wife of former president Barack Obama appeared at the Southbank ...

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Neon dreams and meme clothing: These are the 10 biggest fashion trends from 2018

Online fashion retailer Lyst has compiled the list.

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5 Christmas foods that go back further than you think – and 1 that doesn’t

We don’t choose our festive feast – tradition chooses for us.

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Hate sprouts? You might change your mind if you grow your own

Once the scourge of Christmas dinner, it’s time to give sprouts some garden-based TLC, says Hannah Stephenson.

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The Menu: Food news with Joe McNamee

FoodCloud Hubs is an internationally acclaimed-Irish social enterprise that has pioneered the redistribution of surplus or ‘waste’ food from retailers ...

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Modern Family star Sarah Hyland has kidney dysplasia: What to know about the condition

The star said a second kidney transplant left her ‘contemplating suicide’.

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6 natural hangover remedies to save you the morning after the office Christmas party

Tackle headaches, nausea and general malaise with these top tips from health experts, says Max Freeman-Mills.

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Ask a counsellor: ‘My wife’s new friend has made working from home a challenge’

Columnist and trained counsellor Fiona Caine offers advice to a man whose home-working set-up is probably going to need to adapt…

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Christmas visitors, log fires and central heating overload – how will your houseplants survive?

The festive season can be a horror for indoor foliage. But some tougher types can withstand the chaos, says Hannah Stephenson.

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Sleep tight, baby: A bed system you can use from birth to 10 years old

Design aspirations for the nursery are a pricey business but offer value if the long-term needs of the child are considered. Carol O’Callaghan checks out a ...

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Wish List: Festive stocking choices for Christmas shoppers

From a showcase of Irish arts and crafts, to a Santa snowglobe or a luxurious speaker, shoppers have plenty of choice to fill their festive stocking, writes Esther ...

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Silent Night turns 200: Celebrating a classic Christmas carol in Salzburg

As Silent Night turns 200, Barbara Scully unwraps the story behind the Christmas carol in Austria.

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Seven perfect places for you to take a ‘Twixmas’ break

It’s time to plan ‘Twixmas’, your sneaky short break between Christmas and New Year.

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5 of the world’s most idyllic islands to blow away winter blues

According to Google, early December is the most popular time to search for holiday inspiration. Sarah Marshall shares some island escapes to consider.

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Child’s love for Mary Poppins: UK children's Laureate breaks down the iconic nanny's reboot

As everyone’s favourite nanny returns to screens, UK children’s laureate Lauren Child talks to Hannah Stephenson about the iconic character’s reboot ...

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Irish sci-fi blasts off: Tramp Press launches anthology of science fiction stories

An anthology of science fiction stories, dating as far back as the 1830s, has launched on Tramp Press, writes Marjorie Brennan

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Theatre review: Aladdin panto - Cork Opera House

Going to the panto in 2018, in the midst of a gender-centric, #metoo-conscious, politically correct audience has its advantages. With three sons, one takes every ...

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Who are the top dogs among hyenas?

The ‘battle of the sexes’ is human, but do other species engage in it?

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Celebrate the pine marten

Pine martens have rich, brown fur; rounded ears and long, bushy tails. They eat a wide variety of food, including mice and rats, fruit, birds, insects and carrion.

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Beauty and miraculous evolution of avian flight

How extraordinary it is that a creature only minutes hatched from an egg can take to the air.

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