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Everything You Need To Know About Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin

By Amy Meegan May 5, 2018 (No)
Often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin”, vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that we can get from certain foods and sunlight. Vitamin D is required to help the body absorb calcium and phosphorus from the digestive system. Calcium and phosphorus are important minerals for the maintenance of normal bones and teeth. Why’s It Called The Sunshine Vitamin? Vitamin D is known as “the sunshine vitamin” because is synthesised by the body when the skin is exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays.  In Ireland, the sun’s rays are only strong enough from April through to September for our skin to be able to produce vitamin D. For the remaining […]

How To Know When Your Partner’s Not Interested Anymore

By Dean Fitzgerald July 31, 2017 (No)
The crushing blow of knowing that someone who you care about and have strong feelings for (maybe even love), doesn’t feel the same way about you anymore is a real slap in the face. It begins with a suspicion which slowly but surely festers into paranoia, and a sense that everything you do is off-putting or annoying to them. Of course, this isn’t always the case, but when you sense that your partner has lost interest in you and your relationship, the signs begin to reveal themselves gradually. Without a doubt, there are some tell-tale red flags that may be lost in their subtlety. If you see these signs, then […]

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

By theSharpeUser January 11, 2017 (4 Comments)
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) and has been teaching mindfulness and pro active approaches to taking care of your mental health for over 12 years. Advice From The Pros Believe it […]

Do Students Have a Bad Reputation When It Comes to Alcohol?

By theSharpeUser December 27, 2016 (No)
Although alcohol consumption usually begins before students arrive at college, pressure to misuse alcohol is often intensified when students start third level education. With college comes a new sense of freedom, a lack of parental intervention and a whole host of fresh faces. This new-found sense of freedom can dramatically increase alcohol consumption because students are independent with unlimited freedom of choice. They no longer have to creep into their homes intoxicated, trying not to make noise or wake Mammy and Daddy at 3am. Drink is everywhere! The vast majority of socialising during the student years revolves around alcohol. Whether it be a mid-week catch up in the college bar […]

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