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# life - Thursday 1 May, 2014

We're almost as fond of marriage as we were in 1864 (and we're rather less likely to die)
# Good News Everyone
# Good News Everyone

We're almost as fond of marriage as we were in 1864 (and we're rather less likely to die)

May 1st 2014, 7:15 AM 9,718 Views 6 Comments

Details of deaths, births and marriages recorded in Ireland from 150 years ago are now available to view online…

# life - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Redditors sum up their lives in just one bleak gif
# Giflife
From The Daily Edge
# Giflife

Redditors sum up their lives in just one bleak gif

Apr 22nd 2014, 8:30 PM 6,029 Views 2 Comments

Yep. Pretty much sums it up…

# life - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Low life expectancy for males who drop-out after the Junior Cert
# Stay In School
# Stay In School

Low life expectancy for males who drop-out after the Junior Cert

Apr 10th 2014, 4:29 PM 9,128 Views 34 Comments

The ESRI found a big gap between the life expectancy at age 20 and 35 for those with the lowest level of education and those with higher accolades.

# life - Monday 7 April, 2014

In Pictures: Peaches Geldof - mother, wife and daughter
# RIP
# RIP

In Pictures: Peaches Geldof - mother, wife and daughter

Apr 7th 2014, 9:30 PM 49,201 Views 19 Comments

The young mother of two boys was pronounced dead in her home today.

# life - Friday 21 March, 2014

Column: Why are we compelled to search for life on other planets?
# Black Sky Thinking
# Black Sky Thinking

Column: Why are we compelled to search for life on other planets?

Mar 21st 2014, 7:30 PM 18 Views 77 Comments

From the X-Files to the Men in Black, the alien occupies a unique place in pop culture, linked to widespread paranoia at the technological complexity of our age, writes Clare Taylor.

# life - Thursday 27 February, 2014

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance
# Savings
# Savings

'Small differences' can help you save up to €5,600 on life insurance

Feb 27th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,645 Views 6 Comments

The National Consumer Agency compared four different companies to see how much could be saved – here’s what it found.

# life - Sunday 16 February, 2014

We went speed-dating in Valentine’s week. Here’s another 7 things we learned…
# Her Take
# Her Take

We went speed-dating in Valentine’s week. Here’s another 7 things we learned…

Feb 16th 2014, 9:15 AM 18,406 Views 21 Comments

Deep breaths.

# life - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

10 life skills technology has stolen from you
# As Time Goes By
From The Daily Edge
# As Time Goes By

10 life skills technology has stolen from you

Feb 11th 2014, 9:30 PM 58,223 Views 67 Comments

The question is, do we care?

# life - Friday 7 February, 2014

7 solid pieces of life advice from Matt Damon's Reddit AMA
# Matt Damon
From The Daily Edge
# Matt Damon

7 solid pieces of life advice from Matt Damon's Reddit AMA

Feb 7th 2014, 4:31 PM 4,253 Views 1 Comment

Matt really took his Ask Me Anything quite seriously.

# life - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Meet the (almost) 100-year-old farming granny who lives the simple life
# Simple Life
# Simple Life

Meet the (almost) 100-year-old farming granny who lives the simple life

Dec 15th 2013, 10:15 AM 42,517 Views 39 Comments

Molly Brannigan – who turns 100 in two weeks – is the matriarch of Rodeen Meat and Poultry, and her no-frills attitude to life could teach us all a thing or two.

# life - Friday 6 December, 2013

13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012
# Life Sentence
# Life Sentence

13 life sentence prisoners were recalled to prison between 2001-2012

Dec 6th 2013, 7:45 AM 11,602 Views 38 Comments

The thirteen prisoners had been released from prison early.

# life - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Thousands gather to remember loved ones lost to suicide
# Console
# Console

Thousands gather to remember loved ones lost to suicide

Dec 1st 2013, 5:55 PM 9,333 Views 8 Comments

Console held six special Celebration of Light events around the country today.

# life - Monday 25 November, 2013

Dad captures the first year of his premature baby's life in heartwarming video
# Feelings
From The Daily Edge
# Feelings

Dad captures the first year of his premature baby's life in heartwarming video

Nov 25th 2013, 10:30 PM 3,744 Views 4 Comments

Baby Ward was born three and a half months premature.

# life - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Column: ‘I was a regular teen who has unfortunately dealt a harder life than most’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘I was a regular teen who has unfortunately dealt a harder life than most’

Nov 23rd 2013, 7:00 PM 6,191 Views 27 Comments

Niamh n Ruarí was diagnosed with a disease that affects one in every 200,000 people, but is determined to re-educate society on the perceptions they have of those who are physically less fortunate.

Column: Losing our religion – what thirtysomethings believe in now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Losing our religion – what thirtysomethings believe in now

Nov 23rd 2013, 12:00 PM 29 Views 108 Comments

If we haven’t got God to fall back on what does this generation believe in now? Kate Bellamy takes a lighthearted look at what people follow today.

# life - Saturday 16 November, 2013

GOAL labels international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace
# Aid
# Aid

GOAL labels international response to Typhoon Haiyan a disgrace

Nov 16th 2013, 2:08 PM 7,542 Views 35 Comments

CEO of GOAL, Barry Andrews said the international effort to respond to the Typhoon Haiyan disaster in the Philippines is completely inadequate.

# life - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Byrne: Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity
# Dignity Fund
# Dignity Fund

Byrne: Help people in Irish hospitals die with dignity

Nov 13th 2013, 8:00 AM 6,737 Views 14 Comments

The Hollywood star was speaking at the launch of the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Design and Dignity Fund in the USA.

# life - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII
# WWII
# WWII

TV documentary reveals the stories of Irishmen who fought for the British in WWII

Nov 12th 2013, 7:30 AM 10,931 Views 83 Comments

The RTE programme reveals first hand accounts from the men who fought against the Germans in the Second World War.

NUIG recruiting participants aged 64 and over to test system that detects falls
# Accident And Injury
# Accident And Injury

NUIG recruiting participants aged 64 and over to test system that detects falls

Nov 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,926 Views 13 Comments

The portable fall detector incorporates accelerometers which are capable of running complex falls detection algorithms.

# life - Monday 4 November, 2013

8 revolting things you're forced to confront in your everyday life
# Yuck
From The Daily Edge
# Yuck

8 revolting things you're forced to confront in your everyday life

Nov 4th 2013, 9:30 PM 43,364 Views 88 Comments

Why God, why?

# life - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Dublin woman celebrates her 80th birthday by getting a tattoo... of sweet peas
# YOLO
# YOLO

Dublin woman celebrates her 80th birthday by getting a tattoo... of sweet peas

Oct 27th 2013, 1:55 PM 28,245 Views 50 Comments

Nora McLoughlin said her reason for getting it is simple: life is for living.

# life - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today
# Working Hours
# Working Hours

Talks between the IMO and HSE resume today

Oct 15th 2013, 8:30 AM 2,063 Views 9 Comments

Last week, the IMO said progress had been made in the talks.

# life - Sunday 13 October, 2013

Marc Wilson: 'Germany match was one of the toughest games I've played in my life'
# Reflection
From The42
# Reflection

Marc Wilson: 'Germany match was one of the toughest games I've played in my life'

Oct 13th 2013, 8:15 AM 1,936 Views 1 Comment

The Stoke star admitted his team “couldn’t get a foothold in the game”.

# life - Thursday 26 September, 2013

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Do you think the law should be changed to allow for assisted suicide?

Sep 26th 2013, 9:23 AM 12,752 Views 174 Comments

A man in Canada recorded a video eight days before he died asking for the laws on assisted suicide to be changed – what’s your view?

# life - Sunday 8 September, 2013

Cats and boxes: The great love affair of our time
# Box Life
From The Daily Edge
# Box Life

Cats and boxes: The great love affair of our time

Sep 8th 2013, 11:00 AM 2,559 Views 3 Comments

Let us try to understand.

# life - Thursday 5 September, 2013

Suicide rate amongst young people in Ireland fourth highest in EU
# Suicide Report
# Suicide Report

Suicide rate amongst young people in Ireland fourth highest in EU

Sep 5th 2013, 5:32 PM 19,643 Views 53 Comments

Young men aged 20-24 are most at risk. 42 per cent of those who took their own lives in 2010 – the latest year covered by CSO stats – were aged under 40.

# life - Saturday 24 August, 2013

Food hacks that will make your life so much easier
# Easy Peasy
# Easy Peasy

Food hacks that will make your life so much easier

Aug 24th 2013, 5:00 PM 30,206 Views 44 Comments

Testing if an avocado is ripe; separating the yolk from the white of the egg; cutting an onion without crying; using ice to chill wine. Simples.

# life - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Column: How I live my life with Motor Neurone Disease
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How I live my life with Motor Neurone Disease

Aug 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 2,310 Views 13 Comments

Three years ago, Karl Hughes was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, but he says it’s encouraged him to keep a positive mental attitude and to appreciate the time you have with your loved ones.

# life - Tuesday 6 August, 2013

Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: How did we surrender our liberty and become voluntary slaves?

Aug 6th 2013, 7:30 PM 185 Views 69 Comments

We sold our freedom long ago when we accepted mountainous debt in search of power and status, writes Steve Bonham. The lesson? Avoid committing to things that make us dependent upon the whims of others.

12 examples of Gardaí being sound at music festivals
# Have You Drink Taken
From The Daily Edge
# Have You Drink Taken

12 examples of Gardaí being sound at music festivals

Aug 6th 2013, 1:00 PM 61,288 Views 65 Comments

Nothing like a hi-vis jacket to get someone in the mood for dancing.

# life - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Pope urges Irish Catholics to 'recognise the inestimable value of all human life'
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope urges Irish Catholics to 'recognise the inestimable value of all human life'

Jul 16th 2013, 6:34 PM 6,783 Views 150 Comments

The Pope was speaking ahead of the Catholic Church’s annual ‘Day For Life’.

# life - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Column: Why do we comfort eat?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Why do we comfort eat?

Jul 6th 2013, 7:00 PM 1,425 Views 21 Comments

Increasing numbers of people are reaching for chocolate and crisps in response to stress, sadness or boredom – but what is making us become emotional eaters? asks Roisin Finnegan.

# life - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'

Jul 3rd 2013, 5:30 PM 15 Views 9 Comments

After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.

# life - Saturday 29 June, 2013

Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Unable to find work in Ireland, I had no choice but to leave

Jun 29th 2013, 7:00 PM 1,388 Views 98 Comments

I was offered a job abroad and even though I had no family or friends there, I had to take it, writes Seanán Ó Coistín.

# life - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Humans might never have existed if it wasn't for falling meteorites
# Made Of Stars
# Made Of Stars

Humans might never have existed if it wasn't for falling meteorites

Jun 9th 2013, 9:15 AM 9,378 Views 154 Comments

A new study suggests that the phosphorus needed to kickstart organic life came to this planet on meteorites.

# life - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Column: What do you want to do with your life?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: What do you want to do with your life?

May 28th 2013, 7:00 AM 71 Views 22 Comments

Life is complicated and has a lot of choices, writes Fergus McCarthy who has some advice for this year’s Leaving Certificate students who have it all ahead of them.

# life - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Extract: If we want to get more done, we need to start a war with our televisions
# Read Me
# Read Me

Extract: If we want to get more done, we need to start a war with our televisions

May 22nd 2013, 7:30 PM 126 Views 29 Comments

Watching television eats up your valuable time when you could be doing so much more with your life. It’s time to wrestle control back from that box in the corner of the living room, writes Ruth Field.

# life - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth
# Planet Earth
# Planet Earth

Billion-year-old water discovered in Canada could give clues to early life on Earth

May 16th 2013, 10:13 AM 15,416 Views 91 Comments

Life-giving chemicals have been discovered in isolated water believed to be 1.5 billion years old, raising hopes of scientists finding surviving microscopic organisms from a prehistoric age.

# life - Monday 13 May, 2013

8 of the worst moments from an average day in your life
# Hard Times
From The Daily Edge
# Hard Times

8 of the worst moments from an average day in your life

May 13th 2013, 3:31 PM 4,961 Views 2 Comments

Illustrated by terribly sad cats.

# life - Saturday 27 April, 2013

Column: Does age really matter in a relationship?
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: Does age really matter in a relationship?

Apr 27th 2013, 7:00 PM 2,430 Views 96 Comments

While an age difference doesn’t matter initially it can eventually cause problems, writes Tony Moore, who says being in different stages in our lives can be difficult to deal with.