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Dublin: 9 °C Monday 27 April, 2015

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# column - Today’s News

‘What about the children?’ As one of the children in question, I say a No vote will hurt us

There will be children who pass ‘Vote No’ posters on their way to and from school and wonder why these strangers seem to hate their families.

# column - Yesterday’s News

Minding your Mental Health: advice and tips for teens and their parents

Teenagers are exposed to and experience a range of challenges which can have significant and adverse effects on their mental wellbeing.

One Pennsylvania shop charges women less than men for goods – here’s why Opinion This post contains images

One Pennsylvania shop charges women less than men for goods – here’s why

Our idea was simple: each item would have two price tags, one for men and one for women. And the women’s price would always be 76% less.

Office space and the open-plan era: what really works?

But in a world made up of introverts, extroverts and, indeed, ambiverts how are companies accommodating for all?

# column - Saturday 25 April, 2015

How the language we choose can help combat violence against women

Language matters – none of us are perfect human beings and we all fall prey to our unconscious prejudices that we absorb from our environment.

Fancy growing your own food? Check out these tips (and an irresistible recipe)

It’s time to put food-growing back at the centre of Irish communities.

To stop drownings, Europe should ferry across migrants itself

I am a believer in tight border security, but I cannot turn a blind eye wanton waste of life in the Mediterranean.

# column - Friday 24 April, 2015

The 6 types of people you’ll meet at your school reunion ( …which one are you?)

As I prepare for the surreal experience of my 20 year school reunion, I can’t help but wonder what surprises will meet me…

From The42 ‘Ruud Dokter must be strong and stick to the mantra ‘the best, with the best, against the best” Youth Development

‘Ruud Dokter must be strong and stick to the mantra ‘the best, with the best, against the best”

John O’Sullivan looks ahead at what the new National U17 League will bring to Irish football.

The Tipperary anthropologist nicknamed ‘grandmother’ by Indigenous Australians

Today considered quite a controversial figure in anthropology, Daisy May Bates dedicated her life’s work to observing the native people of Australia.

Armenia remembers its genocide, but struggles to keep up with the Kardashians

The Kardashians have helped to make today’s commemorations newsworthy – but, after the circus, Armenia will continue to suffer from miserable poverty.

# column - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn’t urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# column - Wednesday 22 April, 2015

More fascinating than fiction: The women codebreakers of WWII

A closer look at the women cryptographers who were instrumental in the Allied war effort against the Nazis.

From The42 ‘Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite’ – John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42 Expert View

‘Ais Daly is among the UFC strawweight elite’ – John Kavanagh writes exclusively for The42

The latest column from Ireland’s top mixed martial arts coach.

I’m a cynic by nature but I was surprised by how mindfulness helped me

Mindfulness is not about feeling better, it’s about being better at feeling. Without a doubt it has helped me to take charge of my emotions.

# column - Tuesday 21 April, 2015

I feed my children when they’re hungry. Parents in direct provision don’t have that choice.

Parents in direct provision have so few ways in which they can model healthy, productive adulthood for their children.

# column - Monday 20 April, 2015

We need to stop the glorification of busy

Nowadays it’s almost as if it has become a competition as to who can be the busiest – but being overworked is not a virtue.

Our bodies are amazing, why don’t we give them the love they deserve?

Like so many women and men, I wasted time hating my shape and trying to change it. Then I realised what an incredible, beautiful machine my body is.

# column - Sunday 19 April, 2015

We have qualified psychologists eager to work – so why are waiting lists so long?

Why are counselling psychologists deemed ineligible to work in certain areas of mental health treatment when they have been trained to do so?

If Irish politicians are incompetent, can we really plead ignorance?

In a country where few TDs would dare miss a funeral, do we really have a closer connection with our representatives… or do we just make them work harder at fooling us?

How do you get over your first love when it was your first job?

I didn’t realise how much of my identity was wrapped up in my job. I loved it. Then a workplace accident forced me to redirect my life.

# column - Saturday 18 April, 2015

My experience as a mother is why I’m fighting for a Yes vote

I have two children. For one of them a simple model of a happy life is currently unobtainable. Being gay, my son is denied a right his older sister takes for granted.

Beautiful Beetroot: delicious, nutritious and (most importantly) easy to grow

Beetroot, why do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

The Yes campaign excludes those with reservations about same sex marriage

The fact is that some voters have reservations about gay couples adopting children, therefore genuine engagement on this issue is needed.

# column - Friday 17 April, 2015

I hope the next generation will know no such thing as ‘gay marriage’ – but just ‘marriage’

I want to live my life openly and freely and not to let me sexuality define me. I am not straight, I am not gay – I am a man.

From The42 The League of Ireland needs to focus on bringing home players like Damien Duff Duff Love

The League of Ireland needs to focus on bringing home players like Damien Duff

In his latest column, John O’Sullivan argues we should adopt something of an MLS approach to player recruitment.

Urban Greening: The simple step we can take to beautifully transform our lives

If you live in a city and spend your time working indoors then you need to get more plants into your life.

# column - Thursday 16 April, 2015

Column: Irish politicians are campaigning in the Dark Ages

While politics in Ireland are still centred around the parish pump, in the US and UK social media has transformed how politicos engage with the public, writes Paul Allen.

Bored of your job? Don’t jump ship before figuring out why

When people get fed up of the same thing over and over again, a knee-jerk reaction is to look elsewhere. But that could be a mistake.

# column - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

What is the point of the upcoming referendum? (No, not the one you’re thinking of)

On 22 May we’ll be asked to vote on same sex marriage… and also about lowering the age of eligibility for presidential candidates. Why is the latter is a priority?

One in five Irish children go to school or bed hungry. This has to stop.

Because of the recession, many families are still struggling to put food on the table.

# column - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

‘Public health’ initiatives by the drinks industry do not work and should not be allowed

Commercial interests have no place in public health, writes addiction counsellor Rolande Anderson.

Am I alone in Mummy Martyr stakes? (Why are parents so bad at looking after themselves?)

Whether it’s standards, expectations, or good old-fashioned Irish Catholic guilt, most parents are guilty of putting their kids’ needs ahead of their own.

From The42 Bollocks and brains – Can Simeone make the big leap with Atletico? Battle Of Madrid

Bollocks and brains – Can Simeone make the big leap with Atletico?

TV3′s Tommy Martin wonders if Diego Simeone’s macho magic can take the Spanish champions to even greater heights.

# column - Monday 13 April, 2015

Does Sydney have the solution to Dublin’s public drug-taking problem?

Sometimes difficult problems require courageous action.

‘I had the family I had always dreamed of, but I was plagued with self-loathing’

Postnatal depression affected me so badly I couldn’t leave the house, but I reached out for help – and it’s the best thing I’ve ever done.

Beautiful weather? Get out and spend some time in the vegetable patch

This week’s tips for Grow It Yourself-ers: onions, shallots and sowing peas.

# column - Sunday 12 April, 2015

‘Taking an unpaid position is a choice, but it’s certainly not an easy one’

I’m about to embark on an unpaid internship in the hopes that it will give me an edge in a competitive industry – but saying goodbye to a weekly paycheque isn’t easy.

What it’s like to have schizophrenia: an anonymous story

I’ve been dealing with schizophrenia for as long as I can remember, but was never correctly medicated for it until seven months ago.

A plea to my generation: as property prices rise again, proceed with caution

It is now that millennials’ supposed thirst for life experiences over amassing assets is going to be tested.

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