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From The42 8 of the most common exercise and nutrition myths to avoid in 2017 Mythbusters

8 of the most common exercise and nutrition myths to avoid in 2017

‘Everyone in fitness is trying to sell you something, nobody is trying to sell you the truth,’ writes personal trainer James Hanley.

Julien Mercille: 'From a progressive perspective, Obama's record is less than impressive'

Barack Obama’s contributions to the economy and health care were positive but his list of failures is longer, writes Julien Mercille.

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# column - Yesterday’s News

VIDEO: 'I'll never catcall, I'll treat and respect and help create an Ireland that will stand in awe of all mná'

Heartbreak is a powerful, new Irish short from writer Emmet Kirwan and director Dave Tynan.

Opinion: Theresa May seems to be saying 'Give me the deal I want or the 64 million Brits get it'

The ultimate shape of Brexit will only emerge in 2018 and beyond, despite Theresa May’s current posturing, writes Dr Declan Jordan.

# column - Monday 16 January, 2017

Relationship blues: How to ensure you don't become another January divorce statistic

January is when divorce solicitors enjoy a surge in business. Dr Ray O’Neill puts the New Year blues into perspective for couples.

Humanless libraries and driverless cars: 'We will live to regret them'

The Declaration of Amsterdam, which commits EU support for driverless vehicles, may have been endorsed by Transport Ministers last April, writes Eric Nolan.

# column - Sunday 15 January, 2017

Living with albinism: 'I can't go into town without someone pointing or laughing at me'

All people with albinism are subjected to prejudice, but it is devastating to be rejected at job interviews too, writes Sinead McManus.

Trivialities of the 'reformed' Seanad: 'Senators talking about All-Ireland tickets and seagulls'

Voters chose by a narrow margin in a referendum in 2013 to retain the Seanad. It’s unlikely they are happy with that decision, writes Senator Gerard P Craughwell.

'Listening to Trump voters, I am surprised, disappointed, bewildered, fascinated and enlightened'

In overlooking certain perspectives, the media is committing its gravest error in this undeniably frightening time of political upheaval, writes Larry Donnelly.

# column - Saturday 14 January, 2017

'Vladimir Putin, such a vastly overrated leader': 'We are one tweet away from bad relations'

It’s easy to see why Russia has been pro-Trump but that could quickly turn sour, writes Neil Robinson.

Garden Guru: GIYing your own ingredients for hummus and beetroot burgers

Forget about the stuff you buy in tins. Fresh beetroot from the garden is much tastier and jam-packed with health-giving properties, writes Michael Kelly.

'We left Ibrahim with a promise we would do everything to bring him home'

Paul Murphy was one of eight TDs who visited Ibrahim Halawa in Egypt during the week.

# column - Friday 13 January, 2017

From The42 Mind games: 4 ways to help you develop the mindset of a champion Column

Mind games: 4 ways to help you develop the mindset of a champion

Life coach Sarah Doyle on the importance of having the right mindset to exercise and fitness.

A living kidney donor writes: 'We need to encourage more donors – living or deceased'

Living donor kidney transplants are growing in number here. Donors can be family members, friends or even altruistic donors, writes Enda Fanning.

# column - Thursday 12 January, 2017

From The42 Getting mobile: These 4 stretches will give you the best 'bang for your buck' Column

Getting mobile: These 4 stretches will give you the best 'bang for your buck'

Incorporate these exercises into your fitness regime and you’ll soon see the benefits, writes Sarah Cremen

We need to upgrade democracy: 'Our world is steered by whims of a small minority'

We already take to social media to voice our opinion on whatever’s happening. Digital democracy would make everybody’s opinion count, writes Jonathan Victory.

# column - Wednesday 11 January, 2017

Operation Transformation diary: 'I can actually go into clothes shops now and buy clothes I want to wear'

Lucy Dillon was an Operation Transformation leader last year. She’ll be writing her weightloss diary for us over the coming weeks and motivating us to stay on track.

# column - Tuesday 10 January, 2017

'Apollo House was about much more than 35 people in one building'

This country needs a lot more people to say enough is enough, and on many more issues than homelessness, writes Frankie Gaffney.

From The42 The pros and cons of commercial gyms v personal trainers Finding The Right Path This post contains videos

The pros and cons of commercial gyms v personal trainers

Before diving in and signing up for the cheapest option, figure out what would work best for you, writes David Last.

An Irish nurse: 'I began to hate my job. I questioned my career. There were days when I came home crying'

A former public sector nurse highlights the challenging working conditions she and her colleagues endured as they cared for patients.

# column - Monday 9 January, 2017

Opinion: 'Brexit and a weak economy mean that Northern Ireland has little time to be stuck in neutral'

It’s game over for the current Executive just six months after the Assembly election, writes Dr David McCann.

From The42 The Redzone: Does a mild card weekend mean we need more or less playoff teams? Opinion This post contains a poll

The Redzone: Does a mild card weekend mean we need more or less playoff teams?

Roger Goodell wants more teams in the postseason, but is it a good idea?

# column - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Endometriosis: 'It's the kind of pain that takes the breath from you and makes you fall to your knees'

Endo is the abnormal growth of endometrial cells. The pain can be relentless and there is no cure, writes Julie Ronaghan.

Debate: Should Twitter do more to protect its users from trolls?

While calling out abusive trolls, author and feminist Lindy West said the real reason she’s leaving Twitter is because Twitter itself refused to do anything substantial to protect its users.

# column - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Gardening guru: January to-do list plus a delicious recipe for buttery colcannon GIY

Gardening guru: January to-do list plus a delicious recipe for buttery colcannon

January does not seem like the typical month for gardening, but there are actually several things you can do in the garden now, writes Michael Kelly.

An ED Consultant on the trolley crisis: 'There are solutions and they are multifactorial'

So far 2017 has been another year of chaos, morbidity and mortality with a continuation of the trolley crisis, writes ED Consultant Dr Jim Gray.

# column - Friday 6 January, 2017

Nollaig na mBan 2017: 'Do we trust Irish women to make the best decisions for themselves in pregnancy?'

On Nollaig na mBan, a day when traditionally women celebrate their Christmas, 12 women are travelling abroad for healthcare that is unavailable to them here, writes Orla O’Connor.

# column - Thursday 5 January, 2017

Children online: 'Is 13 the appropriate age for digital consent?'

The increase in technology being given at Christmas means it’s important to ensure the Internet is a safe place for kids, writes Avril Ronan.

# column - Wednesday 4 January, 2017

Be a better shopper: Fast fashion kills people, animals and our environment

Our addiction to ‘fast fashion’ is having a detrimental impact on the environment, animal welfare and human rights, writes Siobhan O’Brien-Selway.

# column - Tuesday 3 January, 2017

From The42 Checklist: 8 things you need to do this January before embarking on your fitness journey Resolutions

Checklist: 8 things you need to do this January before embarking on your fitness journey

It’s important not to dive in at the deep end if you want to achieve long-term goals, writes David Last.

# column - Monday 2 January, 2017

Fitness truths: 'Exercise might be uncomfortable, overwhelming. It's supposed to be'

Change your attitude – and even the goals themselves – to achieve real results. Here’s some advice from fitness expert Carl Cautley.

# column - Sunday 1 January, 2017

Life Coach: 2017 is the year for you. Ditch your old-but-comfy habits

2017 could be the year you make a new start, develop new habits, plan something new or just start thinking about options for the future, writes Derval Chambers Petit.

New Year's Resolutions: 'Forever chasing a whole new us isn’t self-help, it’s self-harm'

Forget unrealistic goals and just be nicer to yourself and others in 2017, writes Lorraine Courtney.

# column - Saturday 31 December, 2016

The diet is dead: 'Many of us spend far too long feeling unhappy with our bodies'

According to research most of us gain back any weight lost while dieting. Here are some food resolutions you can keep, writes Karina Melvin.

GIY: For first-time vegetable growers, leeks are an easy and tasty option

Leeks are so commonplace and familiar that it’s all too easy to forget just how versatile they are, writes Michael Kelly.

The Top 20: What was the ‘biggest thing’ to happen in 2016?

A countdown of the top 20 ‘biggest things’ that happened this year, according to Irish people.

# column - Thursday 29 December, 2016

Opinion: People living in rural Ireland cannot blame Dublin for the empty towns and villages

Rural Ireland needs strong villages and towns, writes urban planner Shay Kelleher – but for this to work, their people need to return and live in them.

'Marry me, so we don’t break up': The political proposals of 2016 that got it all wrong

Like any good proposal, a political campaign must give voters a sense of hope that things in the future will be wonderful, writes Eoghan McDermott.

# column - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Syria's proxy war: 'The Irish government must call in the US and Russian ambassadors'

The Syrian conflict can be solved but it will be by peacemaking, not more war, writes Jim Roche.

Irish in London: ‘Brexit and Trump made me feel less welcome in the UK’

2016 was like some cosmic prank but the spike in hate crime after Brexit and Trump is very worrying, writes Ruairi O’Grady.

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