The HSE estimates about 7 per cent of Irish people experience seasonal affective disorder. Photograph: iStock

Dark nights and a sudden change in weather can make these winter days bleaker and longer than we’d like. The hazy sunshine which builds our vitamin D (...)

People living alone with the support of a carer may form a support bubble with one other household. Photograph: iStock

Social bubbles and pods have become an integral part of the pandemic response in countries around the world. They are regarded as a safe way to allow (...)

Photograph: Jena Ardell/Moment/Getty

The architecture of our intimate lives is changing. Irish couples have more choice than ever about how they want to design their relationships, and th(...)

The words ‘I love you’ have the  potential for utter disaster.

We all know those three magic little words, welcomed the world over, and no, we don’t mean “tax rebate scheme” or “full, open bar”, but rather the alt(...)

Elbowroom Escape in remote Donard, Co Wicklow

As clarion calls go, a weekend that invites its members to sit around and do absolutely nothing takes some beating. Yet this is precisely the point of(...)

Then Comes Marriage?: How sincere is a show that dispenses its wisdom by asking people to recognise “how similar your shadows are”?

Good news, everybody: RTÉ is here to save your relationships. At least, that’s the thrust of a new reality show, Then Comes Marriage? (RTÉ One, Mon(...)

Unconscious bias exists within us all and often plays a key role in deciding if someone is hired, according to Clare Mulligan

Most of us are painfully aware of the advantages that good-looking people seem to enjoy. It’s not just sour grapes either. Increasingly, research is r(...)