Monthly Archives: January 2017

5 Apps to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

By Evan Coughlan | January 20, 2017 | (2 Comments) | 1954
Can’t sleep won’t sleep, can’t sleep won’t sleep. Sorry that’s probably not helping. Let’s be honest, sleep is the best, and we as human beings need at least 8 hours of it a night, or else we start acting nuttier than a squirrel’s sh*t. Most people have no trouble nodding off at night, but there are those of us who struggle quite badly when it comes to catching those all-important z’s. Unfortunately, if you’re reading this article, it probably means you’re a bad sleeper, but ..

The Best of The January Transfer Window – Part 1

By Andy Leech | January 18, 2017 | (No) | 1314
The January transfer window can be a strange one. It’s often said that it’s near impossible to sign real quality during this window, but this isn’t always the case. Players like Nemanja Vidic, Gary Cahill, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez were all signed in January, and they didn’t do too badly. Oh and Andy Carroll. Big Andy. Did you see his goal the other day? Outrageous. Can I just write about Andy Carroll? No? Okay, moving on so. January can be a time when struggling sides look to re..

The Returning Irish Emigrant – What to Expect in 2017

By Andy Leech | January 17, 2017 | (No) | 2051
We Irish have a long tradition of emigration. For generations, we have abided by the old saying, “if you can’t stand the heat, find another kitchen. A kitchen that’s not as hot. A bigger kitchen. A kitchen where they all speak English, preferably”. While the emigrants of famine times were setting off on their journeys never to return again, that’s not the case for those who left when the recession hit during the late noughties. You had lads, whose only previous time on an aeroplane was..

A Blue Monday Survival Kit

By Aidan Clarke | January 16, 2017 | (No) | 1808
Well 2016 with all your twists, turns and gasp aloud moments, thank you; hardly. So how was that? Or rather what hell was that? The ascension of, love him or loathe him, The Donald. Our nearest and dearest next door neighbour deciding to abscond from the European Union whilst whipping up a kerfuffle of chaos, much love Brexit. At home there was the interminable period of no government, maybe not much of a complaint to some, and the arrival on the international stage of two lads from Skibbereen w..

How to Get Through an Irish Winter If You’re Single

By Annabel Hynes | January 14, 2017 | (No) | 1039
It seems to be a rule in Irish culture, that there is always at least one aunt or grandmother that will consistently make a good-natured enquiry about your relationship status above all else, even your job, health or whether you actually enjoyed their Christmas pudding. If you’re a single pringle that may or may not be ready to mingle just yet, this process can be utterly gruelling, especially at Winter time, so how do you endure it? Get Away From The Small Talk Altogether Avoiding the tractor..

5 of The Biggest Irish Music Festivals in 2017

By Alannah Kenny | January 13, 2017 | (No) | 2856
It’s that time again folks. A new year has arrived. Christmas is quickly becoming a distant memory and the January blues are in full swing. Summer is not too far away, however, and neither are the big music festivals that are going to help us battle through the tedium of 2017. Here are some of the best ones to look out for, this year, that are guaranteed to deliver some serious bang for your buck. 5) Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival The seventh instalment of the Forbidden Fruit festival return..

All You Need to Know About Wireless Headphones

By Evan Coughlan | January 12, 2017 | (2 Comments) | 1552
I believe it was the great philosopher, Mick Jagger, who said ‘You Can’t Always Get You Want’ and that is particularly true of wireless headphones, that is unless you’ve a few hundred quid stuffed under your mattress, of course. There’s no point in beating around the bush here, top quality wireless headphones are expensive, really expensive! Like any other form of technology today, your pair of wireless headphones will be either broken or out of style within a few years of purchasi..

How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health In 2017 – Part 1

By theSharpeUser | January 11, 2017 | (4 Comments) | 1998
In recent years we have seen great improvements in awareness around mental health, stress and depression. There’s lots of work to be done still but the stigma is slowly being cut through. So with that in mind and the new year kicking off we decided to team up with Josephine Lynch from The Mindfulness Centre  to get some simple insights from her on the small things you can do to take care of your mental health in 2017. Josephine has an M.A. Mindfulness-based Approaches (Bangor University..

10 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Year to Forget

By theSharpeUser | January 10, 2017 | (No) | 2583
The reasons as to why 2016 was a year to forget is a list as long as my arm, but after much consideration, I’ve managed to whittle it down to those ten occurrences that grabbed the most headlines, and here they are: Brexit The whole world obsessed about it and consumed it daily in the news on the run up to the vote, fearing the worst, if the yes vote won but alas, that’s exactly what happened. Following the June 23rd referendum, David Cameron’s handed in his resignation (which probably isn..

The Biggest Snubs of the Golden Globes 2017

By Darren Bates | January 9, 2017 | (One) | 2111
“La La Land” was the big winner from the 74th Golden Globe Awards, notching 7 wins and surpassing the record of 6 set by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978). But where there are winners, there are also losers! Here are some of the biggest, headline grabbing, upsets from last night’s Awards. Natalie Portman (Jackie) – Best Actress in a Drama (Film) Perhaps the biggest shock of the evening came in the form of Isabelle Huppert..

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Monthly Archives: January 2017

5 Apps to Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep

By Evan Coughlan | January 20, 2017 | (2 Comments) | 1954
Can’t sleep won’t sleep, can’t sleep won’t sleep. Sorry that’s probably not helping. Let’s be honest, sleep is the best, and we as human beings need at least 8 hours of it a night, or else we start acting nuttier than a squirrel’s sh*t. Most people have no trouble nodding off at night, but there are those of us who struggle quite badly when it comes to catching those all-important z’s. Unfortunately, if you’re reading this article, it probably means you’re a bad sleeper, but ..

The Best of The January Transfer Window – Part 1

By Andy Leech | January 18, 2017 | (No) | 1314
The January transfer window can be a strange one. It’s often said that it’s near impossible to sign real quality during this window, but this isn’t always the case. Players like Nemanja Vidic, Gary Cahill, Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez were all signed in January, and they didn’t do too badly. Oh and Andy Carroll. Big Andy. Did you see his goal the other day? Outrageous. Can I just write about Andy Carroll? No? Okay, moving on so. January can be a time when struggling sides look to re..

The Returning Irish Emigrant – What to Expect in 2017

By Andy Leech | January 17, 2017 | (No) | 2051
We Irish have a long tradition of emigration. For generations, we have abided by the old saying, “if you can’t stand the heat, find another kitchen. A kitchen that’s not as hot. A bigger kitchen. A kitchen where they all speak English, preferably”. While the emigrants of famine times were setting off on their journeys never to return again, that’s not the case for those who left when the recession hit during the late noughties. You had lads, whose only previous time on an aeroplane was..

A Blue Monday Survival Kit

By Aidan Clarke | January 16, 2017 | (No) | 1808
Well 2016 with all your twists, turns and gasp aloud moments, thank you; hardly. So how was that? Or rather what hell was that? The ascension of, love him or loathe him, The Donald. Our nearest and dearest next door neighbour deciding to abscond from the European Union whilst whipping up a kerfuffle of chaos, much love Brexit. At home there was the interminable period of no government, maybe not much of a complaint to some, and the arrival on the international stage of two lads from Skibbereen w..

How to Get Through an Irish Winter If You’re Single

By Annabel Hynes | January 14, 2017 | (No) | 1039
It seems to be a rule in Irish culture, that there is always at least one aunt or grandmother that will consistently make a good-natured enquiry about your relationship status above all else, even your job, health or whether you actually enjoyed their Christmas pudding. If you’re a single pringle that may or may not be ready to mingle just yet, this process can be utterly gruelling, especially at Winter time, so how do you endure it? Get Away From The Small Talk Altogether Avoiding the tractor..

5 of The Biggest Irish Music Festivals in 2017

By Alannah Kenny | January 13, 2017 | (No) | 2856
It’s that time again folks. A new year has arrived. Christmas is quickly becoming a distant memory and the January blues are in full swing. Summer is not too far away, however, and neither are the big music festivals that are going to help us battle through the tedium of 2017. Here are some of the best ones to look out for, this year, that are guaranteed to deliver some serious bang for your buck. 5) Bulmers Forbidden Fruit Festival The seventh instalment of the Forbidden Fruit festival return..

All You Need to Know About Wireless Headphones

By Evan Coughlan | January 12, 2017 | (2 Comments) | 1552
I believe it was the great philosopher, Mick Jagger, who said ‘You Can’t Always Get You Want’ and that is particularly true of wireless headphones, that is unless you’ve a few hundred quid stuffed under your mattress, of course. There’s no point in beating around the bush here, top quality wireless headphones are expensive, really expensive! Like any other form of technology today, your pair of wireless headphones will be either broken or out of style within a few years of purchasi..

How To Take Care Of Your Mental Health In 2017 – Part 1

By theSharpeUser | January 11, 2017 | (4 Comments) | 1998
In recent years we have seen great improvements in awareness around mental health, stress and depression. There’s lots of work to be done still but the stigma is slowly being cut through. So with that in mind and the new year kicking off we decided to team up with Josephine Lynch from The Mindfulness Centre  to get some simple insights from her on the small things you can do to take care of your mental health in 2017. Josephine has an M.A. Mindfulness-based Approaches (Bangor University..

10 Reasons Why 2016 Was a Year to Forget

By theSharpeUser | January 10, 2017 | (No) | 2583
The reasons as to why 2016 was a year to forget is a list as long as my arm, but after much consideration, I’ve managed to whittle it down to those ten occurrences that grabbed the most headlines, and here they are: Brexit The whole world obsessed about it and consumed it daily in the news on the run up to the vote, fearing the worst, if the yes vote won but alas, that’s exactly what happened. Following the June 23rd referendum, David Cameron’s handed in his resignation (which probably isn..

The Biggest Snubs of the Golden Globes 2017

By Darren Bates | January 9, 2017 | (One) | 2111
“La La Land” was the big winner from the 74th Golden Globe Awards, notching 7 wins and surpassing the record of 6 set by “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” (1975) and “Midnight Express” (1978). But where there are winners, there are also losers! Here are some of the biggest, headline grabbing, upsets from last night’s Awards. Natalie Portman (Jackie) – Best Actress in a Drama (Film) Perhaps the biggest shock of the evening came in the form of Isabelle Huppert..

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