Unconventional ways to reach 10,000 steps a day


Since the rise of activity trackers such as the eye-roll inducing Fitbit, there seems to be a general air among people that we have to reach that elusive 10,000 steps a day to have made that day worthwhile. While studies show that most people only reach half of that goal (oh, the shame), the health […]

Return of the ugly UGG


UGG boots are back with a bang, or a slouch rather. The infamous snug boot from our childhood has once again made its way back into the fashion world. I have to confess, in my ignorant youth I donned a pair of black (fake) UGGs. I paid around €12 for them. I now realise this […]

Uplifting celebrity stories to cleanse your palate


Hollywood (and seemingly every other industry) is finding out that no matter how well you hide the skeletons in the closet, they’ll eventually come tumbling out. The exposure of predatory men in power is satisfying, but it’s also hard to stomach. So, it’s nice when you are reminded that not every famous person is 100pc […]

New year, new me… sort of


Slurping on your second St. Stephen’s Day sandwich, gravy dripping down your dressing gown, it is not surprising when the veil of festivities is lifted, and we are faced with our own chinful reflection. Brains trick themselves into believing that a change is due – something radical must be done so that we appear to […]

The revival of Adidas

Image from Adidas website

Imagine yourself in a situation like this: It’s a typical college day in Galway. You wake up at 10:40am with high hopes that you’ll make your 11am lecture in the Concourse. Quickly, you strip out of your pyjamas and run to your wardrobe (or perhaps take half a step from your bed to your press […]

Confessions of a Provisional Driver

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“Don’t get too cocky, Aisling. Not every lesson will go well.” My mother’s words were quite prophetic. Days after returning from Sziget festival, lessons five and six were on the horizon. Not to exaggerate in any way, but after the week-long festival I was quite literally dying. I couldn’t breathe deeply, exhale quickly or giggle […]

Yellow Brick Road: Procrastination Station


It’s procrastination time again, as Hazel Doyle discusses in her latest ‘Yellow Brick Road’ column…

Hat’s Off: Keeping cool while staying hot

Hats Off

In this week’s Hat’s Off column, Órla Ryan gives us some much-needed tips on how to dress for the weather…

A day out for the Paddys

Chicago River is turned green for the occasion.

Paddy’s Day has passed us by but Joyce Fahy takes a look at what the Irish holiday and Paddys’ Day out means…

St. Paddy’s Day of our Childhood

Characters like these are very common on March 17th.

We all remember the days of making cards, badges and decorations in Primary School for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Áine O’Donnell tells her version of this memory…