Ireland hooker Rory Best. Photograph:  Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty Images

We hear a lot nowadays about pressure and stress, for example second level students and the CAO points race; the struggle to get on the housing ladder(...)

My husband secretly watched his former partners having sex when he caught them at home. Photograph: iStock

My relationship with my husband has always been very honest. We tell each other everything, life goals, joys and fears. I was single and he was in the(...)

According to Jigsaw, the national centre for youth mental health, “researchers estimate that at any given time, roughly 20 per cent of people feel sufficiently isolated for it to be a major source of unhappiness in their lives”.

If you’re lonely you might not think it consoling to learn that we experience different kinds of loneliness. Yet, the information can help us to figu(...)

UL research found that strength training brought about improvements in symptoms of depression, boosting mood, increasing interest in activities and reducing feelings of worthlessness. Photograph: iStock

It’s summer and that means our attitude to exercise can play out in one of two ways. The first is, “Oh, look, it’s summer – what a great opportunity t(...)

We spoke to three careers experts about the most frequently asked questions they face and the most common scenarios facing their clients. Photograph: IADT Dún Laoghaire

Picking a postgraduate course can be a big ordeal. When students sit down to choose their undergraduate course, there is always the fallback of choosi(...)

The pursuit of happyness: In the movie, Will Smith and his son struggle to find a home.

Noticing men morosely working in a hole in the ground on a cold, grey November day, it struck me that there are limits to the pursuit of happiness, a(...)

People who stand at their desks burn 50 calories more per hour than their seated counterparts. Photograph: Getty Images

Sitting down a lot is bad for you. Largely, of course, because it necessitates a lack of movement. According to the British Psychological Society, (...)

A good assessment will provide a clear outline of your son’s strengths and weaknesses which can guide you and his school in the future. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q My seven-year-old boy has just finished Senior Infants. He’s a great little boy and is very sociable, but right from the start, the school has been (...)