Benjamin Franklin wanted the turkey to be the US’s national bird. He described the bald eagle as a “bird of bad moral character”. Photograph: Larry W Smith/ EPA

(...) not get his living honestly,” Franklin wrote, calling the bird lazy and a “rank coward” and accusing(...)

Denis Cowap, Mariana Varvara and her baby Luca, and Stuart Comerford after collecting food parcels from the Capuchin Day Centre, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tiger,” says Alan Bailey, the centre manager, a light-hearted retired garda who now “works for a living(...)

Richard Barrett, left, had a stroke while driving a council truck, but his colleague, Paul Treacy, responded quickly to the situation.  Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

(...) a unique opportunity to share incredible stories of unsung stroke heroes living in every corner of(...)

Volunteer Yvonne Byrne delivering food to Selina Hall at her home in Ballyfermot in west Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan.

(...) easier”, says Selina Hall, a mother-of-four living in the Crawford area of Ballyfermot, west Dublin. “It(...)

Chicken and walnut salad with gypsy salad. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

(...) you’ve been living under a stone somewhere, everyone knows that sugar isn’t good for you, partly(...)

For the child to develop properly, the relationship with the primary carer is important. Photograph: Thinkstock

(...) relationships with care-givers. He described infant mental health clinically as “the healthy social and(...)

It’s worth remembering some vitamins and minerals pose risks in large quantities

There is a dizzying array of supplements on our shelves, promising to contribute to healthy(...)

Extra virgin is the highest quality olive oil, and consequently the most expensive. It comes from the first press of healthy olives, and has a maximum acidity of 0.8 per cent. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) that is seen as key to healthy living and the Mediterranean diet, has long been a favourite object of(...)

A Fine Gael senator wants to limit the access children have to unhealthy food during school hours.

(...) 2013 recognise the important role of planning in “promoting and facilitating active and healthy living(...)

The survey shows the number of Irish people with a smartphone has almost doubled in the last three years.

(...) among 16- to 24-year-olds, according to a new state of the tech nation survey. The Connected Living(...)