Amanda Cassidy

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LIVING

And the winner for the best celebrity Halloween costume goes to…

Welcome to the best of Hollywood's spooky, elaborate and freak-tacular ensembles Every Halloween is the same. I wake…

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SELF

‘Slippage, vectors, doubling down, meaningful’: Why the words used in the pandemic really matter

"There are worrying signs of “slippage” in the public's behaviour, and this could have an impact on the…

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SELF

‘Everyone thinks my narcissistic mother-in-law is amazing. I feel so alone’

Narcissistic traits are often an under-acknowledged problem when it comes to family relations. But what happens when ego…

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PARENTHOOD

In this smack-free society, has shouting become the next parenting no-no?

Come down for dinner! Don’t ride the dog!  Stop hitting your brother! We all know that shouting at…

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Lyme Disease
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‘Every day is a bad day’ My invisible battle with Lyme disease

While early stages of Lyme Disease can now be treated with antibiotics, up to 20% of patients experience…

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AGENDA

It turns out friends are as important as exercise for your health

If you needed an excuse to get your best pals together, here it is. We all have times…

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EDITORIAL

‘Meghan is right. Working mothers do have to choose between being present or being paid

Not everyone was happy about the Duchess of Sussex getting involved in US politics. But her letter on…

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SELF

Surrogacy: ‘As soon as I lay a foot on Irish soil I become a legal stranger to my son’

Rosanna Davison is one of many parents speaking out against the strict laws in place for international surrogacy.…

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Children are becoming less resilient and it is because of our parenting style

We’ve never been so involved in our children’s lives – scheduling play dates, assisting with homework and cross-examining…

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The reality of being a single mother by choice: ‘I conceived my son with a sperm donor’

Fertility is finite, which is why Aurora decided to have a baby by herself via a sperm donor.…

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TV

LIVING

What you watch on TV says a LOT about your personality

High-quality programming can be enriching, entertaining and educational but the social effects of what we consume through our…

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REAL-LIFE STORIES

‘I’m an obstetrician who became pregnant with twins via an egg donor. This month they turn 5’

Shannon Clarke is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist focusing on the care of women with…

By Amanda Cassidy