‘Nominating a legacy contact is harder than it looks, not least because of its brutal implication. The simple fact that it exists at all is a stark reminder that life is finite. Which is such a bummer. Facebook isn’t the place to go to learn that you’re going to die.’ Photograph: Getty Images

As a man in my mid-30s in the year 2015, I spend the bulk of my life diligently and repeatedly carrying out one simple task – ignoring the prospect of(...)

Cutting hair at Sam’s Barber’s on Ormond Quay in Dublin 3:42

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For advertisers, time is money in a quite fundamental way. Brands buy time from broadcast and online media owners, and they do so in standardised chunks

The concept of finite time is something with which we all must grapple in life, whether you’re stuck in a sealed editing suite whittling down the worl(...)

Rory McIlroy is almost certain to miss the British Open after rupturing ankle ligaments. Photograph: PA

Defending champion Rory McIlroy is a major doubt for next week’s Open Championship after suffering a serious ankle injury playing football. The Europe(...)

There was once a time when English language experts feared that text speak was signalling the demise of the English language. By text speak, we mean p(...)

 Taylor Swift performs live on stage. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images

In an age of depressed record sales, her albums sell by the millions. Her tours fill arenas around the world. And a complimentary tweet to her nearly (...)

In a data set recording more than one million users’ credit card transactions for three months, researchers were able to identify 91 per cent of people’s identities. Photograph: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files

In case you weren’t paranoid enough, this one will help: research conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has shown that just fou(...)

Lily Allen has suffered minor burns following a gas explosion in her caravan while on holidays. The 30-year-old mother-of-two shared pictures of her s(...)

Six Irish students have been confirmed dead in Berkeley California. They are (clockwise from top left): Eimear Walsh (21), Olivia Burke (21), Ashley Donohoe (22), Lorcán Miller (21), Niccolai Schuster (21) and Eoghan Culligan (21). 2:41

Eimear Walsh (21) Eimear Walsh, a medicine student at UCD, has a brother named Robert. She had listed her spoken languages on Facebook as English, Iri(...)