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Saturday 25 January, 2014

Column: ‘Mindfulness’ sounds like a lovely concept… so how the hell do you do it?

Haven’t you heard? 2014 will be “the year of mindful living”. But, asks Molly Garboden, how does one achieve this peaceful outlook, swanning through sunlit rooms furnished in white wicker and mauve?

Sunday 10 November, 2013

Column: Why is so much importance attached to engagement rings?

Amid all the life decisions, excitement about the future, and plans for a wedding, there’s one very small detail to which far too many people attach an incredible amount of significance: the engagement ring.

Sunday 27 October, 2013

Column: Is online dating keeping us from settling down?

Is settling down – whether that’s in matrimony or simply committing to someone you love – becoming another casualty of society’s increasing need for instant gratification?

Saturday 19 October, 2013

Column: Do you 'compartmentalise' your life on social media?

Is Facebook for friends and Twitter for the truth? Molly Garboden writes about how showing different sides to yourself to different people is a trick as old as time.

Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Column: US alcohol companies are proposing nutrition labels for booze, should we follow suit?

US alcohol manufacturers might soon reveal calorie content and other nutritional information on bottles and cans, should Ireland do likewise? asks Molly Garboden.

Sunday 24 March, 2013

Column: Ladies, can we please get over this old-fashioned obsession with older men?

A recent study claiming that men should ideally be “four years and four months older” than their female companions reveals laughably antiquated views about relationships, writes Molly Garboden.

Sunday 19 August, 2012

Column: Getting married will change my life… but no plastic willies, thanks

Marriage today isn’t like it was for our parents, writes Molly Garboden, who is currently looking forward to her own.