Emer McLysaght: We’re all thumbs when it comes to recognising a bad emoji
You’ll cry laughing when you realise that the humble thumbs up is diverting attention away from the more egregious emojis in our repertoire
A few things made my heart sing this week: the transition into February and the flurry of St Brigid’s Cross-making across the country as people grasped at any activity at all that wasn’t AFW (Another F***ing Walk); the sight of a fully bloomed flower on my neighbour’s tree which is still festooned with Christmas lights; and the dogged commitment to trolling Stephen Donnelly on Twitter with the thumbs up emoji....
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Andrea Cleary: Don’t fall for the long con of 80 hours a week
Our bosses want us to work longer and longer shifts – and why wouldn’t they? Which makes it all the more important that we stand firm and resist
Séamas O’Reilly: What happens when the male gaze gets turned on itself?
Men are feeling more pressure than ever to achieve unattainable looks, but women have been graded and degraded on their appearance for centuries. It’s time for us all to go easy on ourselves
Deirdre Heenan: The DUP, not Brexit, has left angry loyalists in a tailspin
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