Keeping your windows shut all day will allow chemicals and allergens to build up inside. Photograph: iStock

1. Open your windows It is an obvious solution, but it works. “Fresh air isn’t the enemy. Open your windows,” says Dr Appelles Econs, an allergy spec(...)

If you are living in a coronavirus-affected region, and thinking of planning a sex party: don’t. Photograph: Nikada/E+/iStock/Getty

As offices, schools and public buildings close around the world, the organisers of two US orgies are planning to push on with their events – despite t(...)

IDA Ireland’s chief executive Martin Shanahan has joined the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School. Photograph:   Dara Mac Donaill

IDA Ireland’s chief executive, Martin Shanahan, has joined the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School for a five-year appointment as an adjunct (...)

The Tinder April Fools spoof story

April Fools has come and gone, bringing with it “amusing” spoof stories, including the Drone Dog Walker and Tinder’s new height verification badge. Th(...)

April fool techniques overlap with those of fake news.

April Fools’ Day has come and gone, bringing with it “amusing” spoof stories including the Drone Dog Walker and Tinder’s new height verification badge(...)

We have a psychological need for power, fun, freedom and belonging. When we miss out on any of these for too long we begin to wilt.

For years he had looked forward to “getting out of this effing place for good”. While many people fear retirement, he was impatient for its arrival. H(...)

Visitors read signs posted in the dense woods of the Aokigahara forest in Japan.YouTube says it has removed blogger Logan Paul’s channels from Google Preferred. Photograph: Atsushi Tsukada/AP Photo

On December 31st, YouTube celebrity Logan Paul posted a video to his hugely popular channel from a trip to the Aokigahara forest in japan. Also known (...)

‘Bitcoin provides freedom over one’s assets, but at the same time it no longer provides the security that traditional regulated financial institutions provide’

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin’s blockchain technology is attractive for several reasons – including decentralisation, pseudo-anonymity and its lack of regula(...)

I use swear words to punctuate sentences the way others use commas, offering as it does a sort of mid-sentence breather. Photograph: iStock

Picture in your mind’s eye the disdain and disappointment on a puppy trainer’s face when their tiny charge misses the newspaper by a good few inches. (...)

Due to end on December 31st, vehicle registration tax (VRT) reliefs will be extended for five more years for electric cars and two more years for hybrids

Tax relief for hybrid and electric cars has been extended in Budget 2017. Due to end on December 31st this year, the vehicle registration tax (VRT) re(...)

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