‘Girls as young as 14 and 15 are waxing the hair off their arms, and every other part of their bodies. To be hairy isn’t womanly.’ Photograph: Dimas Ardian/Getty Images

Summer. Exposed flesh. Human hair must be banished. Discarded hair is clogging drains and sticking to wax strips everywhere. Brazilian or bush? No (...)

School’s out soon and it can be a long summer for teenaged girls. Avoid those fake-tan disasters and moans of “I’m bored” – give your daughter a tr(...)

This year’s Irish Times supplement of new writing by children and young adults is the fifth edition of this award-winning publication. Once again, (...)

What are you going to do with the rest of your life? It’s a question that preoccupies women as nests empty. Lise-Ann McLoughlin, Fair City acto(...)

Duke Special: ‘One friend recalled that he had an awkward habit that could cause social embarrassment. It could nearly be called a psychic tick’

My Obituary is a new column, launched today, in which people are given the chance to write their own obituaries while they are still alive. Some ma(...)

Emer O’Toole: ‘Because I see sexuality as a spectrum, defining myself as gay, straight or bisexual is not the way to describe my sexuality.’ Photograph: Meera Paleja

Before “gay” there was “queer”. “Queer” is a word that I grew up knowing as a playground insult, although it was one I detested and never used, sin(...)

Getting married in a “little white chapel” or a “big red barn” no longer requires a trip to the States. A Co Mayo company will erect a traditional (...)

Crashed Ice, the “world series” of downhill ice-skating will take place on a specially-built ice “assault” course in front of Stormont in Belfast, on (...)

A great free day out in the West for Lego-mad young people aged 9 to 17- and their Lego-mad parents and teachers- is to be had at the Radisson Blu (...)

 Attending the Be Your Best workshop in the Irish Times  were (from left): Angus Ridgway, Potentialife;  blind adventurer Mark Pollock, and Paddy Cosgrave, Web Summit founder.   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A group of Ireland’s business leaders gathered at The Irish Times to have their neural pathways realigned under the guidance of a Harvard behavioural(...)