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It’s official: stuffing our faces with sugar-infused fast food and treats is not what makes us fat. The causes are in fact having the wrong friends, taking antibiotics and wearing wax raincoats

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We’ve legalised divorce, so why is our relationship with it still so awkward? And why do we punish couples who don’t succeed at love by making them wait four years to legally split?

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Who are the new priests in our society? They’re our writers, our therapists, or maybe even the stranger on the train

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The demise of the Presidents Club is a clear sign that it’s no longer socially acceptable to behave like a swine to women

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When someone drew a massive penis on the side of my car, it signalled the onset of my unexpected transition from carefree millennial to careworn adult

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Happiness isn’t a given - and the sooner we face up to that fact, the more likely it is we’ll find satisfaction in our lives

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The rich and famous are increasingly exploiting their kids on Instagram to further their careers. But non-celebrity parents should also be careful how they present their children on social media

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Christmas is our oldest version of forced fun – so, rather than beating yourself up for not being perfect at the game, lower your standards and accept that happiness is not necessarily guaranteed during the holiday season

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Content providers such as Netflix have spooky amounts of our data - and lately they’re getting a bit cheeky about it. Is it ‘funny’ to mock precisely 53 service users on Twitter for repeat-watching a sentimental Christmas movie? Or is it creepy?

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Criticising Ireland is part of improving our country – which is something Irish officialdom should realise, instead of demanding that everyone pulls on the green jersey

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Modern life is a whirl of complications, making one long for the old joy of social spontaneity – yet another relic of the non-digital age

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Many of the speakers at this month’s Challenging Misandry event may have issues worth publicly airing. It’s a shame they’re likely to get lost in what sounds like a attack on women and women’s rights, from a bunch of mostly men

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Mark Wahlberg may wish to be a shining example of Catholicism and turn his back on Boogie Nights, but it’s the day he led me a merry dance that still gives me the shivers

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Measured criticism is vital, but the art form is in grave danger. With its proponents often facing a barrage of abuse online and increasing pressure from so-called influencers, perhaps it’s time for reviewers to be more highly rated, rather than berated

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What Harvey Weinstein did is nothing new, but perhaps the extent of the abuse he carried out and the subsequent reportage will unmask similar characters, and prompt society to respond to such cases with deserved gravity