Why do we read?
  • Books
  • February 1, 2015, 11:09

(...) conjures, the mire of human desire, anguish and beauty. We read to send us to sleep dreaming of different(...)

(...) global beauty brand Radical Skincare, an LA-based luxury line that is now available in 800 stores in 15(...)

Moisturising before bed is far preferable. As your body temperature increases during sleep, products have a better rate of absorption and any stickiness or residue can be washed off during the morning’s shower

Winter is hard on the body. The first whisper of summer may have us all whipping out the wax strips and body lotions but by winter, neglect will ha(...)

Manchester United  manager Louis van Gaal: “We have a lot of attractive players but we have to score more goals.” Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

(...) to take but that’s football.“As José Mourinho has just said, the beauty of the game lies in the fact(...)

Miley Cyrus: ‘I had kind of bad skin when I was younger and that was always my insecurity. I would get overwhelmed and try everything. If it had ‘acne’ on it, I’d be like, “Yup, I’m going to put that on my face”.’ Photograph: Michael Bruckner/Wire Image courtesy of Mac. Miley Cyrus is wearing Ashish

A few things are troubling me when I turn up at the LA studio where I am scheduled to interview Miley Cyrus about her collaboration with make-up br(...)

Claire Kilroy: ‘Writing set in Irish rural environments has suddenly become fun after years of it being about men who couldn’t love and lonely women. I think Kevin Barry has had a major influence and it’s the best thing that’s happened.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Dr Seuss, and Black Beauty by Anna Sewell And what is your favourite book or books now? Lolita by(...)

“The nature of the work is very physical”, roof thatcher, Kyran O’Grady, Knockrobin, Wicklow. Photograph: Garry O’Neill 3:03

(...) expensive than a slated roof and requires more upkeep? “They are fascinated by its aesthetic beauty and(...)

Christian Eriksen of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates scoring from a free kick during the Capital One Cup Semi-Final Second Leg match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at Bramall Lane. Photograph Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

(...)-half goal, direct from a free-kick, was a thing of beauty and it was the same player who provided the game(...)

Westmeath’s Kieran Martin bagged a fortunate goal for Athlone IT in Sigerson Cup victory. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

(...) points including one beauty from distance.Athlone IT: M Langtry; E Kerins, S Flynn, D Farrell; J Donohue(...)

The jury at  Clare Coroner’s Court in Ennis has recommended extra warnings for  tourists to drive on the correct side of the road  after hearing  details of a horrific crash that claimed two lives near the Cliffs of Moher last summer. File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

(...) summer.The collision of two motorbikes just after 6.30pm near the beauty spot on June 5th resulted in an(...)