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10 Things Students Should Do When Going to Open Days

By Zuzanna Piasek April 16, 2018 (No)
College is a time when you get to experience so many new things and have some of the best years of your life. Choosing what one you want to put down on your CAO however, isn’t quite a walk in the park. Constant ads are constantly put in your face about which college is truly the best. Today, we’re going to make it a little easier for you to choose what suits you and help you to look out for what is important. There are hundreds of open days due to take place around Ireland over the next few weeks, pick up a few of our tips to make sure […]

The Best Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

By Amy Meegan April 11, 2018 (No)
From 2013 to 2016, the global plant-based milk market grew by 35%. By 2024, this market’s expected to be worth approximately $6.4 billion. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love almond milk cappuccinos and coconut milk hot chocolates. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth 156 times the milk alternatives market. No fear of the cows being put out of work just yet. Of course most of you know that plant-based milks are vegan-friendly and are suitable for those who’re lactose intolerance or have a milk protein allergy. But from a health and nutrition perspective, why choose one milk alternative over the […]

Cool Watches to Wear in 2018

By theSharpeUser April 3, 2018 (No)
As time already begins to gather speed throughout 2018, let’s take a minute to look at some of the coolest watches to have this year. Watches have become such a vital part of fashion over centuries incorporating a ‘cool, slick look’. They are now easily usable for any activity whether it be in a sport or at a social event or just for casual wear , the options are limitless. Let’s break them down and take a look at some of the newcomer watches , the classic watches, and of course, the smart watches. The Newcomers Basin MVMT This is a stylish watch that shouldn’t break the bank. Well that […]

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Carlow

By Dean Fitzgerald April 2, 2018 (No)
Often an underestimated and forgotten county, Carlow has ground away year after year in the south east of Ireland. It’s a place that fights to be known for more than the colourful GAA jerseys that The Barrowsiders wear. Not many people know about what Carlow holds, and the kinds of activities available to take part in around the county. Luckily for those of you interested (which since you’re reading you must be), Carlow has a few hidden gems for everyone to take in, especially for families. Here are a few examples of some of the very best Carlow as to offer. But first, we have some honourable mentions: Carlow County […]

Great Pranks You Can Pull on April Fool’s Day

By Tahlia Peppard March 30, 2018 (No)
As I’m sure most of you are aware, April Fool’s Day falls on Easter Sunday this year and the general consensus from most people is that it’s just plain ironic. So in case you’ve been living under a rock, I will briefly explain the idea of April Fool’s. It’s a day when people go around playing pranks on one another and the victim of the prank is known as the April Fools. Toothpaste Oreo For this first prank, you have to be super prepared and really sell what you’re offering. It’s really simple; buy a pack of Oreo’s and gentle open them up, without breaking them and scrape off the white […]

7 Must Watch TV Shows This Easter

By Zuzanna Piasek March 29, 2018 (No)
What better way to relax than by enjoying some top quality TV show as the Easter holidays roll in. You’re kicking back, loving the well earned time off and just waiting for a certain Bunny to drop off its Easter Eggs to munch on! So, if you are on the hunt for some new shows, we’ve got you covered with seven that you have to try out this Easter. There’s nothing wrong with a good quality binge if you’re on holidays, right? 1. Derry Girls Let’s start off with a classic that has been well talked about since it’s launch in January. Derry Girls is a sitcom, predominately with an […]

The Fashion Idiots Guide to Man Shopping in Dublin

By Niamh Murray March 25, 2018 (No)
Shopping and men? Two things that don’t go as well together as Kim and Kanye. It can be extremely daunting for some fashion struggling males out there trying to find your ‘style’ and what suits ‘you’. The men’s Fashion industry has expanded in the past couple of decades with the more modern men being interested in their fashion appearance. This also includes a greater selection and variety in High Street Stores and online retailers. In my opinion, with the goods so readily available nowadays, no man has an excuse to not dress fashionably. Shopping Plan Tips Don’t fret though, Niamh is here to be your fashion Fairy Godmother, giving tips […]

How to Enjoy a Sober St. Patrick’s Day

By Dean Fitzgerald March 16, 2018 (No)
It’s the day everyone around the world celebrates being Irish, without seeing the irony of that situation whatsoever. People everywhere suddenly have a family tree at the ready to explain how a distant relative from eight generations ago was actually a friend of the cousin of a girl from Ireland, and that totally makes sense. They then shout ‘top o’ the morning to ya’ in an accent that Saturday Night Live would be proud of. All of this before skulling a rake of Guinness in your best oversized green hat. Sounds a bit mad doesn’t it. In the furore of St. Patrick’s Day, drink seems to have become the number […]

How To Get Rid Of Man Boobs

By Stephen Kierans March 6, 2018 (No)
The term “man boobs” refers to excess fat stored in the chest area. It is a common fitness problem amongst many middle aged men who have chosen the sofa and pints in recent years over exercise and a healthy diet. The good news is this is easily fixable. I am going to give you three tips to banish those man boobs and turn them into gladiator pecs. The 100 Challenge The 100 challenge is a very easy home workout designed to build up strength in the chosen muscle group you train. In this instance, we will be doing push ups working on the chest muscles. The objective is to do […]

Ways To Boost Your Immune System In Cold Weather

By Amy Meegan March 3, 2018 (No)
Who’d have thought!? It’s the beginning of March, there’s a good foot of snow outside and the country has come to a stand-still as a result. Storm Emma and the Beast from the East have truly challenged the people of Ireland. The common challenge for us all will be the pressure this dramatic fall in temperature may have on our health. To keep our immune system in check we’re often advised to take a multi-vitamin, but did you know that many of the foods we cook with every day can possess immune-boosting properties? So, if your local chemist is closed, give some of these home remedies a try. Garlic The […]

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10 Things Students Should Do When Going to Open Days

By Zuzanna Piasek April 16, 2018 (No)
College is a time when you get to experience so many new things and have some of the best years of your life. Choosing what one you want to put down on your CAO however, isn’t quite a walk in the park. Constant ads are constantly put in your face about which college is truly the best. Today, we’re going to make it a little easier for you to choose what suits you and help you to look out for what is important. There are hundreds of open days due to take place around Ireland over the next few weeks, pick up a few of our tips to make sure […]

The Best Vegan-Friendly Alternatives To Cow’s Milk

By Amy Meegan April 11, 2018 (No)
From 2013 to 2016, the global plant-based milk market grew by 35%. By 2024, this market’s expected to be worth approximately $6.4 billion. Are you contributing to the growth of this market? I sure am! I love almond milk cappuccinos and coconut milk hot chocolates. Nonetheless, the global dairy market is still worth 156 times the milk alternatives market. No fear of the cows being put out of work just yet. Of course most of you know that plant-based milks are vegan-friendly and are suitable for those who’re lactose intolerance or have a milk protein allergy. But from a health and nutrition perspective, why choose one milk alternative over the […]

Cool Watches to Wear in 2018

By theSharpeUser April 3, 2018 (No)
As time already begins to gather speed throughout 2018, let’s take a minute to look at some of the coolest watches to have this year. Watches have become such a vital part of fashion over centuries incorporating a ‘cool, slick look’. They are now easily usable for any activity whether it be in a sport or at a social event or just for casual wear , the options are limitless. Let’s break them down and take a look at some of the newcomer watches , the classic watches, and of course, the smart watches. The Newcomers Basin MVMT This is a stylish watch that shouldn’t break the bank. Well that […]

Fun Family Friendly Activities to do in Carlow

By Dean Fitzgerald April 2, 2018 (No)
Often an underestimated and forgotten county, Carlow has ground away year after year in the south east of Ireland. It’s a place that fights to be known for more than the colourful GAA jerseys that The Barrowsiders wear. Not many people know about what Carlow holds, and the kinds of activities available to take part in around the county. Luckily for those of you interested (which since you’re reading you must be), Carlow has a few hidden gems for everyone to take in, especially for families. Here are a few examples of some of the very best Carlow as to offer. But first, we have some honourable mentions: Carlow County […]

Great Pranks You Can Pull on April Fool’s Day

By Tahlia Peppard March 30, 2018 (No)
As I’m sure most of you are aware, April Fool’s Day falls on Easter Sunday this year and the general consensus from most people is that it’s just plain ironic. So in case you’ve been living under a rock, I will briefly explain the idea of April Fool’s. It’s a day when people go around playing pranks on one another and the victim of the prank is known as the April Fools. Toothpaste Oreo For this first prank, you have to be super prepared and really sell what you’re offering. It’s really simple; buy a pack of Oreo’s and gentle open them up, without breaking them and scrape off the white […]

7 Must Watch TV Shows This Easter

By Zuzanna Piasek March 29, 2018 (No)
What better way to relax than by enjoying some top quality TV show as the Easter holidays roll in. You’re kicking back, loving the well earned time off and just waiting for a certain Bunny to drop off its Easter Eggs to munch on! So, if you are on the hunt for some new shows, we’ve got you covered with seven that you have to try out this Easter. There’s nothing wrong with a good quality binge if you’re on holidays, right? 1. Derry Girls Let’s start off with a classic that has been well talked about since it’s launch in January. Derry Girls is a sitcom, predominately with an […]

The Fashion Idiots Guide to Man Shopping in Dublin

By Niamh Murray March 25, 2018 (No)
Shopping and men? Two things that don’t go as well together as Kim and Kanye. It can be extremely daunting for some fashion struggling males out there trying to find your ‘style’ and what suits ‘you’. The men’s Fashion industry has expanded in the past couple of decades with the more modern men being interested in their fashion appearance. This also includes a greater selection and variety in High Street Stores and online retailers. In my opinion, with the goods so readily available nowadays, no man has an excuse to not dress fashionably. Shopping Plan Tips Don’t fret though, Niamh is here to be your fashion Fairy Godmother, giving tips […]

How to Enjoy a Sober St. Patrick’s Day

By Dean Fitzgerald March 16, 2018 (No)
It’s the day everyone around the world celebrates being Irish, without seeing the irony of that situation whatsoever. People everywhere suddenly have a family tree at the ready to explain how a distant relative from eight generations ago was actually a friend of the cousin of a girl from Ireland, and that totally makes sense. They then shout ‘top o’ the morning to ya’ in an accent that Saturday Night Live would be proud of. All of this before skulling a rake of Guinness in your best oversized green hat. Sounds a bit mad doesn’t it. In the furore of St. Patrick’s Day, drink seems to have become the number […]

How To Get Rid Of Man Boobs

By Stephen Kierans March 6, 2018 (No)
The term “man boobs” refers to excess fat stored in the chest area. It is a common fitness problem amongst many middle aged men who have chosen the sofa and pints in recent years over exercise and a healthy diet. The good news is this is easily fixable. I am going to give you three tips to banish those man boobs and turn them into gladiator pecs. The 100 Challenge The 100 challenge is a very easy home workout designed to build up strength in the chosen muscle group you train. In this instance, we will be doing push ups working on the chest muscles. The objective is to do […]

Ways To Boost Your Immune System In Cold Weather

By Amy Meegan March 3, 2018 (No)
Who’d have thought!? It’s the beginning of March, there’s a good foot of snow outside and the country has come to a stand-still as a result. Storm Emma and the Beast from the East have truly challenged the people of Ireland. The common challenge for us all will be the pressure this dramatic fall in temperature may have on our health. To keep our immune system in check we’re often advised to take a multi-vitamin, but did you know that many of the foods we cook with every day can possess immune-boosting properties? So, if your local chemist is closed, give some of these home remedies a try. Garlic The […]

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