People waiting in line to receive their Covid-19 vaccination at the HSE vaccination centre in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The next wave of Covid will be different. When cases soared in spring and winter last year, lockdowns brought them back under control. This time it w(...)

‘With so much business being conducted via video, people are keen to present a polished performance.’ Photograph: iStock

The past 14 months have been a bumpy ride for some segments of the learning and development (L&D) sector. Collective revenues at top-flight intern(...)

Symptoms of menopause start in women between the ages of 45 and 55, or earlier in rare cases. Photograph: iStock

It’s not every day that a FTSE 100 boss tells you about her nightly hot flashes. But for 45-year-old Liv Garfield, the chief executive officer of Bri(...)

Quadrangle Building, National University of Ireland Galway: Students will soon have to finalise their course choices for the CAO.  Photograph: iStock

The coming academic year will be like no other in the history of further and higher education, both within Ireland and internationally. Third-year un(...)

Some master’s programmes will facilitate an immediate transfer on to a PhD.

Taught postgraduate courses can be a continuation of your undergraduate studies or in an entirely new area. How to differentiate between what’s on of(...)

UK health secretary Matt Hancock during a media during a media briefing on Monday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/PA Wire

The number of deaths in the UK accelerated at the beginning of January as the effects of December’s wave of coronavirus cases raised mortality to leve(...)

“Trying to get a toddler to eat a balanced diet can be a challenge sometimes.” Photograph: iStock

A child’s socioeconomic status has an effect on their health from “womb to tomb”, explains Dr Cathal McCrory, psychologist and research assistant prof(...)

Many of the side-effects attributed to statins could be down to the “nocebo effect”, which occurs when someone expects to experience negative symptoms(...)

Joan Armatrading in concert circa 1977. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

‘It’s very nice to be honoured,” says Joan Armatrading, down the phone from her home in Surrey. The 69-year-old is talking about receiving this year’s(...)

These are different times, that require different, more forthright conversations if you’re meeting people through online dating. Photograph: iStock

This letter is from “Dear Roe, dear Trish, dear John: Your thorniest sex, relationship and parenting problems”, a selection of readers’ questions abou(...)

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