‘Deactivation caused small but significant improvements in well-being, and in particular in self-reported happiness, life satisfaction, depression, and anxiety.’ Photograph: Reuters

What happens if you give up Facebook for a month? As it turns out, the effects are scientifically measurable. Researchers at Stanford and New York Un(...)

Would you take a blood test that predicted what year you will die?

Offering a medical prognosis has always been a nuanced business. Especially when it comes to that difficult question: “How long have I got, doc?” We (...)

Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s co-founder and chief executive, speaks at a promotional event in 2015.

Twitter shares rose in early trading Monday after Bloomberg reported that activist investors have built a sizable stake in the social media company an(...)

Dennis Brownlee: head of African American Irish Diaspora Network learned about his Irish heritage growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 1960s.

As preparations begin for St Patrick’s Day in the United States, an event in New York this week explored an often overlooked aspect of Irish-American (...)

Avolon chief executive Dómhnal Slattery with Leo Varadkar. The aircraft leasing company is among the world’s largest in that sector. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

“All bets are off” when it comes to the impact of coronavirus on the airline industry, according to the chief executive of one of the world’s largest (...)

Dr Beau Lotto: ‘Innovation has two sides: creativity and efficiency. The wisdom is where you know when to move between them.’ Photograph: Kieran Harnett

Innovation thrives in an environment that balances creative diversity with the constraints of efficiency. That’s the view of neuroscientist Dr Beau Lo(...)

 Director Martin Scorsese  on the red carpet during a  photocall for the premiere of  The Irishman at la Cinematheque in Paris on October 17th, 2019. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty Images

Ballots for the coming Academy Awards are still being tabulated but it already seems clear – this will not be Netflix’s year. The streaming giant wil(...)

The natural human reaction in these circumstances is to be peeved, but sinking into a depression or getting visibly angry, won’t get you very far.

There can be multiple reasons why an anticipated promotion at work doesn’t happen. Maybe the company is struggling and can’t afford the extra cost. (...)

Reverie by Jack B Yeats (€500,000- €700,000)

The Ernie O’Malley Collection exhibition at the RDS on November 23rd, in advance of Monday’s sale by Whyte’s and Christies, is an opportunity to (...)

When almost a million people gathered on Prague’s Wenceslas Square and much of the country joined a general strike, it was clear that political authority had changed. Photograph: Lubomir Kotek/AFP via Getty Images

Tomas Halik admits questioning the scope of papal infallibility during a private Vatican dinner with Pope John Paul II in November 1989, when the pont(...)

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