I get a sense that people believe they were not productive or sharp enough during the lockdowns. Photograph: iStock

Do you have your signature garment ready for the Great Return to normal work? An example of a signature garment is Mark Zuckerberg’s T-shirt. It save(...)

US election: Are we ready for Joe Biden? Or would we miss Donald Trump? Photograph: Angela Weiss/Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

As I lay me down to sleep I pray to God my soul to keep And if Trump’s re-elected before I wake I pray to God that news is fake Possibly for the next(...)

Mental health literacy is crucial as it is closely related to help-seeking behaviour and mental health outcomes.

Nollaig O Sullivan is an accredited Sport and Exercise Psychologist, with more than 15 years of experience. Based in Co Clare and working through her (...)

Jazz hands: what is actually needed instead is the fostering of psychological resilience. Photograph: iStock

I recently heard a radio discussion of Oxford University Student Union’s decision to discourage clapping at all union events to make them less overwhe(...)

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(...)

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