Today’s under-35s are  experiencing double trouble because they are trying to navigate a faster moving, highly pressurised “always-on” world with reduced coping skills. Photograph: Getty Images

For those who grew up in the 1970s or before, life-learning was often taught by the school of hard knocks. There wasn’t much disposable income in most(...)

Video gaming: John Sharry’s advice to parents is to promote positive habits and set some rules. Photograph: E+/Getty

The Select Committee on Crime, Lawlessness and Vandalism has said there is an urgent need to prohibit the supply of video nasties, which have a damagi(...)

Donald Trump: “Rather than focusing on his bizarre behaviours, we should look at the corrective mechanisms at our disposal.” Photograph: Kevin Dietsch/Pool/Getty

Trumpwatching has become one of the world’s favourite spectator sports. “Sport” isn’t even the right word. Obsession may be a better one. Publishers h(...)

We are not born hating Mondays. We grow to see them as a curtailment of enjoyment, and fill ourselves with dread

Peter was in a restaurant when the first panic attack happened. He was completely overwhelmed by it and had no idea what caused it. When he calmed dow(...)

Pauline Shanahan, in Dublin. “I’m performing a stand-up show entitled What’s Cooler Than a Hipster? A Spinster, because I think the word ‘spinster’ needs reclaiming.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

There’s a view that true happiness can only come with finding a relationship. Funnily enough, it’s a view put about most often by those in relationshi(...)

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Sexuality and gender are topics of frequent and heated debate in the media. Conflicting positions abound, and differentiating ideological from scienti(...)

We all know we should aim to be healthier. We know we should exercise several times a week, eat a varied and nutritious diet, get enough sleep, go to (...)

The Dark Knight Rises film mentioned a place called Sandy Hook. Months later, 20 children and six teachers were shot by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Earlier this year, Italian scientists and data researchers set out to chart how conspiracy theories – the idea that a secret society, politician or(...)

The fact that mindfulness programmes are now one the most attended sessions in at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos is a sure sign that the ide(...)

A man on our road emerged at the start of January to pound the pavements in a stylish new tracksuit. He was overweight but at least he managed (...)

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