Monthly Archives: November 2016

7 Of The Best Netflix Documentaries To Watch In December

By theSharpeUser | November 29, 2016 | (No) | 806
1. 13th (2016) The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution mandates that slavery must be abolished – with the addendum that it will be allowed as the punishment for a crime. This starkly honest documentary from Selma director Ava DuVernay argues that the mass incarceration of black Americans and the utilisation of state rehabilitation centres as a moneymaking scheme has permitted slavery to continue, in what many would otherwise call ‘The Land of the Free’. There are clips o..

Are Unrealistic Beauty Standards Being Set For Women?

By theSharpeUser | November 28, 2016 | (No) | 845
It is no great secret that there has long been a history of women tying their self-worth to the attractiveness of their bodies. This female behavioural tic could be attributed to anything from holding overwhelming value in the opinions of the opposite sex, to following the culture one is born into, or even something trendier like the influence of media or societal expectations. Regardless, it’s something universal – women are judged harshly on their physical appearance, and initial impressio..

Running Shoes That Will Take You To The Next Level

By theSharpeUser | November 26, 2016 | (No) | 938
As with almost everything in life, over analysis and new technology have made buying running shoes far more complicated than it should be. Now you are looking at more than just the sign saying ‘running’ or ‘fitness’ and instead you are being broken into dozens of different sub sections to find the right pair. Here are the main criteria that you actually need to focus on. Know Your Distance When picking out your shoe, know which shoes work for which distance. You don’t want to be in the..

The Top 10 Instagram Fitness Freaks You Have To Follow

By Annabel Hynes | November 25, 2016 | (No) | 825
With so many people using Instagram for fitness there are a few standout accounts which are well worth checking out and following to make sure you get your daily does of fitness & food imagery and video content. These folks are the cream of the crop when it comes to following real fitness freaks. Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier that has been awarded gold and bronze Olympic medals, two World Championship gold medals and three silver medals, and four World Cup titl..

5 Alternatives to Coffee for When You Hit the Wall

By theSharpeUser | November 24, 2016 | (No) | 1016
Whether you’re not a massive coffee drinker to begin with or you are a self-professed coffee fiend looking for an alternative caffeine fix, there might be something on this list for you. These five options help boost energy levels naturally and effectively so if you find yourself hitting the dreaded wall, look into introducing one of the following into your diet. Green Tea In the winter months it is nice to have a warm cup of something so why not swap out your coffee fix for some green tea. It..

Irish Boozing – The Worst Generation Yet?

By theSharpeUser | November 22, 2016 | (No) | 465
Ireland has a very strange relationship with the drink. Have you ever seen the portrayal of the Irish in any foreign production that hasn’t involved pure alcoholism? Two of our most famous exports are Jameson whiskey and Guinness stout which doesn’t help the stereotyping. The Simpsons is a prime example of how the Irish are viewed around the world when it comes to alcohol. But have we gone too far? Is the latest generation the most reckless yet? In short, the answer is no however there are ..

How To Reduce Work Related Stress

By theSharpeUser | November 20, 2016 | (No) | 656
The workplace can be a source of major frustration and discomfort for many people. Depending on the job, the types of stressors can vary – although it’s a good bet that the levels are roughly the same for everyone. Whether it’s a testy boss, long hours or minimum wage that’s getting to you, we’ve assembled a list of advisory points that may bring you some peace as you bring home the bacon. Take A Break This may seem like an obvious one, but nobody can deny its efficiency. Breaks and lu..

Top Gadgets For This Christmas – Part 1

By Annabel Hynes | November 18, 2016 | (No) | 896
Juice Power Station 11200MAH – £29.95 Buy it here: Juice Power Station Christmas is a time for gifts, and in the modern age we live in, that means a great deal of shiny new iPads and smartphones being drained throughout Christmas Day. What a treat then, to have the Juice Power Station – a charging station that can power up to two devices at once. With its 2.4 amp charging port and 1 amp port, your tech will be ready to go in no time. This gadget is ideal for the person on-the-go, or for..

5 Wholesome Breakfasts That Will Kickstart Your Morning

By Annabel Hynes | November 17, 2016 | (No) | 684
Having a balanced breakfast can really help your health and energy levels as the day goes on. We’ve pulled together 5 possible options that you could try for yourself. Test them out and let us know which is your favourite one! Oatmeal porridge with milk, banana slices and a pinch of brown sugar, rye toast with low-fat butter and a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice The oats contain beta-glucan, a fibre that lowers cholesterol when eaten regularly. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids ..

Top 5 Irish Breakthrough Sports Stars Of 2016

By theSharpeUser | November 16, 2016 | (No) | 1070
It truly has been an exceptional week for Irish sport. The Irish rugby team produced a heroic effort and tamed the mighty All Blacks for the first time in 111 years, the national soccer team conquered Austria for the first time since 1963 to move top of their World Cup qualification group and our very own Conor McGregor became the first man in UFC history to be crowned a dual-weight world champion. With all of that it would be quite easy to forget about the rest of the stars that helped put Iris..

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Monthly Archives: November 2016

7 Of The Best Netflix Documentaries To Watch In December

By theSharpeUser | November 29, 2016 | (No) | 806
1. 13th (2016) The Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution mandates that slavery must be abolished – with the addendum that it will be allowed as the punishment for a crime. This starkly honest documentary from Selma director Ava DuVernay argues that the mass incarceration of black Americans and the utilisation of state rehabilitation centres as a moneymaking scheme has permitted slavery to continue, in what many would otherwise call ‘The Land of the Free’. There are clips o..

Are Unrealistic Beauty Standards Being Set For Women?

By theSharpeUser | November 28, 2016 | (No) | 845
It is no great secret that there has long been a history of women tying their self-worth to the attractiveness of their bodies. This female behavioural tic could be attributed to anything from holding overwhelming value in the opinions of the opposite sex, to following the culture one is born into, or even something trendier like the influence of media or societal expectations. Regardless, it’s something universal – women are judged harshly on their physical appearance, and initial impressio..

Running Shoes That Will Take You To The Next Level

By theSharpeUser | November 26, 2016 | (No) | 938
As with almost everything in life, over analysis and new technology have made buying running shoes far more complicated than it should be. Now you are looking at more than just the sign saying ‘running’ or ‘fitness’ and instead you are being broken into dozens of different sub sections to find the right pair. Here are the main criteria that you actually need to focus on. Know Your Distance When picking out your shoe, know which shoes work for which distance. You don’t want to be in the..

The Top 10 Instagram Fitness Freaks You Have To Follow

By Annabel Hynes | November 25, 2016 | (No) | 825
With so many people using Instagram for fitness there are a few standout accounts which are well worth checking out and following to make sure you get your daily does of fitness & food imagery and video content. These folks are the cream of the crop when it comes to following real fitness freaks. Lindsey Vonn (@lindseyvonn) Lindsey Vonn is a downhill skier that has been awarded gold and bronze Olympic medals, two World Championship gold medals and three silver medals, and four World Cup titl..

5 Alternatives to Coffee for When You Hit the Wall

By theSharpeUser | November 24, 2016 | (No) | 1016
Whether you’re not a massive coffee drinker to begin with or you are a self-professed coffee fiend looking for an alternative caffeine fix, there might be something on this list for you. These five options help boost energy levels naturally and effectively so if you find yourself hitting the dreaded wall, look into introducing one of the following into your diet. Green Tea In the winter months it is nice to have a warm cup of something so why not swap out your coffee fix for some green tea. It..

Irish Boozing – The Worst Generation Yet?

By theSharpeUser | November 22, 2016 | (No) | 465
Ireland has a very strange relationship with the drink. Have you ever seen the portrayal of the Irish in any foreign production that hasn’t involved pure alcoholism? Two of our most famous exports are Jameson whiskey and Guinness stout which doesn’t help the stereotyping. The Simpsons is a prime example of how the Irish are viewed around the world when it comes to alcohol. But have we gone too far? Is the latest generation the most reckless yet? In short, the answer is no however there are ..

How To Reduce Work Related Stress

By theSharpeUser | November 20, 2016 | (No) | 656
The workplace can be a source of major frustration and discomfort for many people. Depending on the job, the types of stressors can vary – although it’s a good bet that the levels are roughly the same for everyone. Whether it’s a testy boss, long hours or minimum wage that’s getting to you, we’ve assembled a list of advisory points that may bring you some peace as you bring home the bacon. Take A Break This may seem like an obvious one, but nobody can deny its efficiency. Breaks and lu..

Top Gadgets For This Christmas – Part 1

By Annabel Hynes | November 18, 2016 | (No) | 896
Juice Power Station 11200MAH – £29.95 Buy it here: Juice Power Station Christmas is a time for gifts, and in the modern age we live in, that means a great deal of shiny new iPads and smartphones being drained throughout Christmas Day. What a treat then, to have the Juice Power Station – a charging station that can power up to two devices at once. With its 2.4 amp charging port and 1 amp port, your tech will be ready to go in no time. This gadget is ideal for the person on-the-go, or for..

5 Wholesome Breakfasts That Will Kickstart Your Morning

By Annabel Hynes | November 17, 2016 | (No) | 684
Having a balanced breakfast can really help your health and energy levels as the day goes on. We’ve pulled together 5 possible options that you could try for yourself. Test them out and let us know which is your favourite one! Oatmeal porridge with milk, banana slices and a pinch of brown sugar, rye toast with low-fat butter and a glass of freshly-squeezed orange juice The oats contain beta-glucan, a fibre that lowers cholesterol when eaten regularly. They also contain omega-3 fatty acids ..

Top 5 Irish Breakthrough Sports Stars Of 2016

By theSharpeUser | November 16, 2016 | (No) | 1070
It truly has been an exceptional week for Irish sport. The Irish rugby team produced a heroic effort and tamed the mighty All Blacks for the first time in 111 years, the national soccer team conquered Austria for the first time since 1963 to move top of their World Cup qualification group and our very own Conor McGregor became the first man in UFC history to be crowned a dual-weight world champion. With all of that it would be quite easy to forget about the rest of the stars that helped put Iris..

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