Yubo concerns, Time to get happy, TCD to open up

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Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

Stan & Ollie follows the comedians’ final years. How closely does it match the reality?

 

Young people using Yubo – a social network dubbed “Tinder for teens” – may be jeopardising their privacy and leaving themselves at risk , according to a new study, writes Carl O’Brien.

Mothers are the single biggest influence on students choosing their career options even though they may be out of touch with developments in work and education, a conference has heard. Read more here.

Now that you’re feeling decidedly more relaxed and ethical, it’s time to get happy . . . through science. Marie Boran writes how a UC Berkeley centre offers a guide to boosting resilience and dealing with mean people. Read more here.

For hundreds of years, Trinity College Dublin has appeared to many Dubliners as an imposing, high-walled institution they dared not enter. Read more here.

Can I teach in an Irish classroom even though I qualified abroad? Brian Mooney looks at the options available.

Donald Clarke looks at six of the best movies to see at the cinema this weekend. Read more here.

When a Laurel and Hardy film came on television my grandad Freddie Elcock would sit me on his knee and point excitedly at the screen. “There he is,” he’d say. “Stan Laurel. My old pal Stan.” Stephen Dixon reports.

In the spring of 1987 Gary Hart was the hands-down front-runner to be the Democratic Party’s nominee in following year’s US presidential campaign. Tara Brady on the sex scandal that changed American politics.