Instagram Likes are gone?

Instagram likes are gone, but is that really a good thing? My guess is probably yes. I for one, love Instagram, and I also love- you guessed it- attention on social media. Don’t we all? Instagram can be a wonderful way to share pictures, updates, statuses, business ventures or share ideas, creativity or information. But

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9 Home Truths You Probably Need To Hear

The truth hurts honey! Much as our friends and family tell us we are wonderful perfect humans, the truth is that many of us could do with hearing a little home truth every now and again. When thinking about who you are, the type of person you want to become and how you want people

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Oprah’s Amazing Racism Experiment

Over 27 years ago Oprah conducted an experiment about racism with her audience that was so powerful, its still being talked about today. As the Oprah team ushered the 300 audience members into the studio, they secretely divided them into two groups based on their eye colour. Those with blue eyes were put into one

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How To Make Your Life Beautiful: By Libby

My love you could make your life so beautiful. Its very simple. A cup of tea in your pyjamas outside every morning. Cover your walls in art work. Go down to the river as often as you can. Keep your room clean and make sure you have lots of candles lighting. Throw away anything that

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5 Irish Podcasts That Will Help You Win At Life.

They said podcasts would never become a thing. They were wrong. Podcasts are brilliant. They are free, they are portable, and they provide you with everything you need from information, advice, entertainment and education. There are approximately 545,456,534 podcasts our there so finding them is not the problem, its wading through the mediocre ones to

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Why “Brown Skin Girl” is breaking the internet.

Last week, Beyoncé blessed us with her new album “The Lion King: The Gift”, and for a hot minute we thought “Spirit” was going to be the breakout hit. Over the past few days, however, “Brown Skin Girl” seems to have caused quite the frenzy on the internet, and rightly so. The song, which features

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Talking Body Positivity: with Sarah Tyrell

As girls, it feels like we are pre-conditioned to be incredibly hard on ourselves. The pressure to be better is exhausting, and we are bombarded with thousands of images every day of people whose relationships, jobs, homes and bodies are “perfect”. Instagram is a great way to keep up with the world around us, but

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Algebra for life? Hardly….

We all learn algebra in school, and some of us wonder what use it serves for our life. Pythagoras’ theorem is cute, sure, but when will we ever actually need it? Well, here’s an equation which we think actually holds the key to life. E + R = O There it is! Simple really. Here’s

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Glee’s Most Emosh Tearjerkers 😢😢😢

If you’re a fan of music, a fan of emotions and a fan of diversity and inclusion, you’re probably already half way through the six seasons of Glee which landed on Netflix recently. The TV show, which launched in 2009 really changed the face of TV in terms of representation, and some of the musical

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Do You Like Likes Too Much?

We don’t know when or how it happened, it kinda snuck up on us. Life used to be about living wild and free, pursuing freedom, happiness, love and contentment. Now its pretty much all about pursuing those likes. Did you ever hear the saying, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does

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‘Little Big Lies’, My Thoughts: By Libby

I don’t know about you guys but I’ve recently gotten hooked on the show Big Little Lies, which follows the lives of seemingly perfect mothers and their families. I really wanted to write about this show for The Shona Project because I think there’s so many messages that we, as girls, can take from it.

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Therapy…what you need to know: By Niamh

Having recently attended my first personal therapy session, I wanted to share with all you lovely ladies and let anyone know who is struggling that it’s ok not to be ok (cliché) and that reaching out for help is really brave! This post isn’t going to be about me and my first therapy session. It’s

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What is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting is a type of abusive behaviour where a person uses subtle and not-so subtle mind control techniques to make another doubt their own reality and feel that they cannot trust their own perceptions. It takes its name from a 1938 play (and its film adaptations) called Gaslight, where a charming husband slowly makes his new

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How To Recover From Heartbreak 💔💔

Ah love, what a dose. When its good its good, and when its bad it sucks. Bess Myerson said… “to fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” We’ve all been there Bess, keep the faith. If you’re currently nursing a broken heart, we know how much you

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈🌈🌈 Are You What You Wear? By Katie

Clothes. We use clothes to express ourselves. There is also reason to believe that what we wear and, whether or not we feel comfortable in what we wear contributes to our overall mood, expression and mental health. Scientists call this phenomenon ‘enclothed cognition’. On average, it takes someone about 7 seconds to form an impression

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: 8 Shows with kickass Queer Lady Representation

Admittedly, I’m not much of a TV lover, it’s a lot of commitment, I’m impatient and would much prefer to watch ten films rather than a TV series. But alas, TV in the last few years has had some quality representation of the WLW variety. Here are some of my top picks: Supergirl (CW/DC Comics:

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: A chat through transition with Alexandra Day

A large part of the LGBTQ* community but one that is often silenced is the ever-growing transgender community, or trans for short. Trans people often face more oppression that other members of the community with threats of sexual assault and physical violence looming over the very existence of these people. The often unaccepting social atmosphere

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PRIDE WEEK 🌈: What does being non-binary feel like?

Sometimes it’s like being invisible. Watching as eyes pass over you, or even stare through you, without ever focusing properly. Brushing your fingers over the spines of books that have magic and dragons but no one who feels like you. Scrolling through Netflix with much the same result. Filling out forms with two options: MALE

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