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Family - Yesterday’s News

People who wolf down their food could lose weight simply by eating slower

New research has pointed to a link between the speed of eating and weight gain.

Family - Saturday 17 February, 2018

Family - Tuesday 13 February, 2018

It should be 'frowned upon' for parents to give young children a smartphone, politicians told

Online experts have been giving evidence before an OIreachtas committee.

Family - Monday 12 February, 2018

Filmmakers apologise after complaints over allergy scene in Peter Rabbit movie

The scene involved a character who has fruit thrown at him and has to use an EpiPen.

Dunnes is still Ireland's most popular supermarket - and we're buying more big name brands

We’re also buying more vegetarian and vegan foods.

Poll: Do you leave appliances running when you are not at home? Lunch Crunch This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you leave appliances running when you are not at home?

Give it to us straight. Be honest.

Family - Sunday 11 February, 2018

Poll: Does the State do enough to help parents with childcare costs? Your Say This post contains a poll

Why are oversubscribed Educate Together schools only taking half-stream?

If the divestment process is to be meaningful, schools must be allowed to grow to full stream intake if the demand is there, writes Ronan Moore.

Father of brain injury victim who suffers spasms seeks access to trial of cannabis-based drug

Sativex can be trialled for MS sufferers but not those with acquired brain injury.

Family - Saturday 10 February, 2018

This school in Japan is asking parents to buy their children €600 Armani-branded uniforms

The decision has sparked complaints and fierce debate, even reaching as far as parliament.

Three steps parents can take to protect their children online

The more you make conversation about the internet the norm, the more insight you will get into your child’s online world, writes Ger Brick.

Family - Thursday 8 February, 2018

We now know exactly when the sugar tax is coming in

The tax will be commenced on 6 April.

'Average combined maternity and parental leave is 98 weeks in EU countries - in Ireland it's 60'

Ireland is one of the worst countries when it comes to both parental leave payments as well as the length of parental leave, writes Jennifer Whitmore.

Family - Tuesday 6 February, 2018

Government will not oppose Bill that will extend unpaid parental leave to six months

Under current rules, parents are entitled to 18 weeks unpaid leave.

With 'vulnerable' children contacting strangers, government launches 'internet safety resource' for schools

Most children aged between 8 and 13 own a smartphone.

374,000 students get access to free online GP consultations

The USI has said the move will help students who are struggling financially.

Family - Sunday 4 February, 2018

Need to organise your home? The three Ls are the secret to finding time to declutter

‘Writing lists lightens the mental load’, according to professional organiser Sarah Reynolds.

Family - Saturday 3 February, 2018

'I dread registering my child because I can't put his other parent on the birth certificate'

It breaks my heart that a member of our little family is being left out of the first document our son has to declare his status as an Irish citizen, writes Sarah Stone McDevitt.

Parents giving their children alcohol doesn't lower the risks

Researchers say drinking during adolescence is particularly concerning

Family - Sunday 28 January, 2018

From The42 It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week Picture This

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.

'Pooper snoopers are needed to stop family walks ending in excrement being scrubbed from shoes'

Excrement of unknown origin, which poses real health risks as well as being disgusting, is invading our homes, writes Eric Nolan.

Family - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

Experiencing mothering stress and burnout? Psychologist gives advice on steps to take

Idealistic images of motherhood on social media causes mums to feel insecure and isolated, writes Niamh Delmar.

Family - Saturday 13 January, 2018

Someone in the north west just became €4.4 million richer

The winning ticket was sold in Lifford, Co Donegal.

Want to refresh your wardrobe and save money? Here are some expert tips

We went to the Grafton Academy of Fashion Design to find out how to spruce up your wardrobe for less.

Family - Friday 12 January, 2018

'People don't realise how dangerous it is for kids': Students develop alarm to stop hot car deaths

It alerts a child’s parents if they are left in a car.

Family - Thursday 11 January, 2018

The top Irish-made film of 2017 at the box office was Cardboard Gangsters

The most popular international film was Beauty and the Beast.

Family - Monday 8 January, 2018

'This is life-changing, but we won’t go crazy': Family syndicate collects €38.9m jackpot

“We will take a sun holiday in May or June, possibly the Bahamas or the Maldives.”

Family - Sunday 7 January, 2018

'We have to get a grip as a society': Could you stop buying clothes for a year?

We talk to a woman who did just that – and a woman who embraces the zero waste and minimalist lifestyles.

Family - Friday 5 January, 2018

An addiction to video games is to be classified as a disease

The disorder will recognise an abnormal fixation on gaming.

Family - Wednesday 3 January, 2018

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland HSE

There are more quitters than smokers in Ireland

One in eight people who smoked this time last year have since quit.

Family - Monday 1 January, 2018

Could this Japanese budgeting journal help you save money in 2018?

We’ve had the Japanese art of tidying up – now it’s the Japanese art of saving money.

Family - Saturday 30 December, 2017

Family - Friday 29 December, 2017

9 stunning destinations from National Geographic's best winter trips Travel This post contains images

9 stunning destinations from National Geographic's best winter trips

There’s both warm and cold weather to choose from.

Family - Wednesday 27 December, 2017

Poll: When was the last time you went to a panto? Oh Yes She Did This post contains a poll

Poll: When was the last time you went to a panto?

Is it behind you?

People are more interested in sex around Christmas (according to their web searches)

The analysis shows that people are in a better mood around the holidays.

Family - Tuesday 26 December, 2017

Lewis Hamilton apologises after he's accused of 'shaming' his nephew for wearing a princess dress Backlash This post contains videos

Lewis Hamilton apologises after he's accused of 'shaming' his nephew for wearing a princess dress

Hamilton has since deleted a video of his nephew he shared on Instagram.

Amazon's Alexa won Christmas this year

The Alexa app was the most downloaded app on Christmas Day.

Family - Monday 25 December, 2017

'It can be a lonely time of year. That's why I go out working': How it feels to work on Christmas Day

We spoke to some of the people who are getting up early in the morning while the rest of us open presents.

Family - Sunday 24 December, 2017

FactFind: How much sugar does Santa consume in Ireland on Christmas Eve?

Most of us would leave out something for the arrival of the man from the North Pole, but how much does Santa get through?

'It can be a rough time': How comedian Sarah Millican is helping people who spend Christmas alone

This is the seventh year of her #joinin initiative which encourages those who are by themselves on Christmas Day to chat to join the online conversation for some company.

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