Nadine Oregan, Magazine /

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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

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Tom Petty's brilliant songs captured the confusion and pain, as well as the joy, of living. They were, as his daughter said this week, 'real American art'

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Overworked? Over-tired? Overwhelmed? Why not take Morrissey’s advice and hit the snooze button, as it could lead to a major change in wellbeing

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George Hook’s inappropriate musings on rape are part of a larger pattern: the more outrageous a media personality’s views and behaviour, the more successful they become

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The Department of Education is depriving students of a key learning opportunity: to fail

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The hysteria surrounding Imelda May’s decision to skip an English music festival to sing at the McGregor fight was as hair-raising as her former quiff