Mariah Carey promoting her cream liqueur brand,   Black Irish, which is a tribute to her Cork heritage

Barely a week goes by when we don’t shout “Good on you, Mariah Carey”. For more than 30 years the five-octave melismatist has been breaking new ground(...)

If you have been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, talk with your physician or an exercise physiologist about how best to exercise

Exercise can feel more difficult and draining than usual if you have rheumatoid arthritis, and it’s not just because of the stiff and painful joints c(...)

Nikesh Patel and Rose Matafeo in Starstruck. Photograph:  Mark Johnson/Avalon UK/BBC

For proof that everything comes back into fashion eventually, look no further than the rehabilitation of the romcom. Once regarded as a soppy hellscap(...)

Carolina Reaper peppers: ‘You can effectively map your GI tract by feeling how it moves.’ Photograph: iStock/Getty

Behind his calm, methodical approach to every hot-chilli-eating and superspicy-food challenge, Dustin “Atomik Menace” Johnson is enduring a kind of ph(...)

Sisu is a magical, mythical, self-deprecating dragon. Photograph: Disney 2020

During Roman times, cartographers would use the inscription HIC SVNT LEONES to denote unexplored territories on maps, a Latin phrase that translates a(...)

Matthew McConaughey: ‘Could this actually be a banner year, where things got started? A little evolution would be nice.’ Photograph: Devin Oktar Yalkin/The New York Times)

The actor on his life philosophies, securing roles, and his new memoir Greenlights Would it surprise you to learn that more than 30 years ago, b(...)

Tony Holohan: his relationship with Varadkar is ‘very good’

So utterly has coronavirus infected our lives it makes perfect sense that Tony Holohon should receive star billing ahead of Bruce Springsteen on the L(...)

Eímear Noone

Galway woman Eímear Noone will become the first female orchestral conductor to perform during an Oscars television broadcast. Noone thanked the produ(...)

The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano

There has been an almighty turnover on Netflix since we last compiled this list, with more than half of our favourite films that time around disappear(...)

Technology plays a big role in enabling increasingly sedentary lifestyle but unhealthy foods are also adding to our waistlines.

“Technology got us into this mess.” Prof Niall Moyna is talking about the current trends in Ireland – and indeed globally – of rising obesity levels.(...)

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