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One way of better managing your use of a smartphone is to leave it in another room before you go to bed. Photograph: Getty Images

Many of us joke about how we – or other family members or friends – are addicted to their smartphones. But, there is a serious side to this ubiquitous(...)

 Members of the wellbeing committee at  St Wolstan’s Community School in Celbridge, Co Kildare. They are   teachers Laura Gerraghty and Margaret Bennett, and pupils   Rosaleen Byrne (15), Codi Long (15), Swati Joshi (14) and Beth Corry (17). Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The wellbeing of Irish secondary school students decreases steadily from first year through to sixth, with girls suffering more of a decline than boys(...)

Sport for all: Leinster rugby player Joe Tomane at the Bank of Ireland Leinster Rugby Summer Camp at Energia Park in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Piaras Ó Mídheach/Sportsfile

All summer long, The Irish Times will offer tips, advice and information for parents on how to help their children thrive during the holiday months. R(...)

Business volunteers Colin O’Brien and Ciara Egan from Avanade conducting a Junior Achievement Ireland entreprenuership education programme  with fifth class from Scoil Treasa Naofa, Donore Avenue.  Photograph: Alan Betson

You have to admire the optimism of children who set up shop on the street outside their house to sell a ragged assortment of “pre-loved” toys, books a(...)

“Many eating disorders start as a healthy eating regime. Nobody goes on a diet when they are feeling good about themselves, and eating disorders prey on vulnerable people who feel overwhelmed.” Photograph: iStock

Eating disorders prey on vulnerable people, who are, in turn, particularly susceptible to the social media messages around diet and exercise they are (...)

“I’ll talk to you when you’re speaking in a normal voice . . . ” That, I have to confess, was a teenage son responding to me on one occasion. It work(...)

What is being billed as Ireland’s “first ever national yoga festival”, called NOURISH #YogaFSTVL, is scheduled for September 17th-23rd. Yoga studios, workshops and retreats all over Ireland will be opening their doors to welcome locals of all ages and abilities. For more information check out fstvlr.ie. Pictured is Jeanie Jyanti of Anam Solas Yoga.

1) The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre is seeking volunteers to train as Telephone Counsellors to staff its 24-hour national freephone helpline outside offi(...)

Parents should show their anxious teenage children that, no matter what the results, they have your support. Photograph: iStock

Some two months after finishing their exams, tens of thousands of students will have made the journey this morning to their secondary school to receiv(...)

Fruit pickers Ashlynn O’Leary and Aoife Guiney with Jimmy Kearns, owner of Kearns Fruit Farm outside Enniscorthy in  Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Earlier this summer Jimmy Kearns hired 25-30 people in their late teens to work on his fruit farm a few miles outside Enniscorthy, Co Wexford. Withi(...)

Prof Brendan Kelly said there was ‘no evidence base’ that any medication would work in the case of gaming addiction. Photograph: iStockphoto

The decision by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to classify gaming addiction as a mental disorder is on balance the correct decision, a psychiatri(...)

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