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# Advice

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# open to ideas
O'Neill to seek management advice ahead of Euro 2016
The Ireland boss is starting to increase his preparations as the tournament edges closer.
# Advice
Roy Keane says young footballers should throw their mobile phones in the bin
“Kick the ball against the wall, play with your mates. Kids don’t climb trees anymore.”
# kids on
Everyone needs to listen to these kids' wonderfully straightfoward dating advice
“I know you think I’m a kid and not good with girls but I had four girlfriends when I was seven.”
# follow my lead
Here are 12 ways to become a charismatic leader
From a solid handshake to conquering self-doubt.
# modern romance
The best way to text someone you want to go out with
Comedian Aziz Ansari has some advice for dating in the digital age.
Looks shouldn't matter, but they do. Especially when you're applying for a job
First impressions are the foundation for having an impact, writes Eoghan McDermott.
# Advice
Eddie Brennan wants pre-season GAA competitions scrapped to tackle player burnout
The eight-time All-Ireland winner also criticised teams who disregarded the GAA’s winter training ban.
# dear me
Alan Rickman's letter of advice to his 16-year-old self is excellent
Ah <3
When a couple faces the reality of infertility, it can send them into crisis mode
Ovulation calendars, doctors’ appointments, tests and treatments start to take over.
'I weighed a colossal 27 stone aged 21. I was one of the fattest people ever on RTE's Operation Transformation'
Alan Mullen was a leader last year, but he hasn’t given up. He’ll be keeping us up to date on how he’s getting on over the coming weeks.
# Advice
Eamon Dunphy: 'Does Aiden McGeady want to play for Ireland?'
The RTÉ analyst says the winger must leave Everton in order to warrant a place in the Boys in Green’s Euro 2016 squad.
All or Nothing: Here's how to avoid sabotaging your fitness goals
One moment of weakness after lunch or a bad sleep the night before and it’s sofa-central. Here’s how to stay on track.
'Breaking up is hard to do, but moving on is sometimes harder'
Christmas time can be tough if you have just recently broken up with someone, writes Bernadette Ryan.
# Tickets
Here's the most important piece of advice Gay gave Pat about The Toy Show
And he stuck to it.
Going through a relationship breakdown? It's okay if you don't join in on all the Christmas razzmatazz
The end of a long term intimate relationship, whether a marriage or committed relationship, is experienced as a huge loss with all of the complex emotions of the bereavement process.
Does your child want a tech present this Christmas, but you don't know if it's a good idea?
The truth is that this technological evolution is the greatest social experiment of our time and as parents we are in uncharted waters, writes child psychologist Colman Noctor.
# put down the champers
13 things you should never do at the office Christmas party
You have been warned.
# nutrition
Why boosting your Vitamin D intake should be a key part of your diet this winter
It is especially important over the next few months with sunlight at a minimum.
# Advice
Booking a ski holiday for this winter? Here are 6 questions you're afraid to ask
Are you hitting the slopes this winter? Here’s some advice.
'Making that difficult decision to cut off contact with an ex is a wise one'
Material promoting to help get your ex back only prolongs the heartache, as those who have been dumped emotionally invest themselves in the deployment of ‘tactics’ that at their best can only work in the short-term.
# Advice
Xavi: Wayne Rooney should move into midfield
It is time for Manchester United captain to start playing in a deeper role, according to the Barcelona legend.
21 tiny lifestyle changes you can make to get healthier
Here’s why you should stand on one leg when brushing your teeth.
Three lessons I have learned building up a business
Colm O’Brien gives some advice to those on their quest to start their own businesses.
'You're an adult and your parents are fighting, but it's not your job to fix their relationship'
Regardless of your age, if your parents aren’t getting on or are separating, it’s not easy. It is often assumed that adult children can take it on the chin, but it is not that straight forward, writes Bernadette Ryan.
# nutrition
3 golden nutrition rules to follow when recovering from a workout
Rebuild, replenish and rehydrate.
Have a problem controlling your anger? Here are tips to keep it in check
Unable to express my feelings in a healthy way, I repressed the emotions and bottled them up until the next trigger emerged, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin, who has tips to help keep yours under control.
15 pieces of advice I would give my teenage self
Looking back, I barely recognise that girl. My dreams, aspirations, values and perceptions have completely changed, writes Mairead Healy.
# me and my mate jeffrey
Bressie on what NOT to say to someone who's depressed
“It’s the most common illness in the country.”
Is work stress following you into the bedroom? Try these 7 tips from a sex therapist
Finding that work/life balance hard to crack?
# no experience required
This is an excellent CV for someone with no experience - here's why
It doesn’t offer references, for a start.
# Advice
10 last-minute tips from someone who's better at Fantasy Football than you
Winner of The42′s league last year, Mark McGettigan, shares his thoughts on the popular game.
# clean living
'Jack Grealish needs to live like a monk to fulfil his true potential'
New Villa assistant manager Ray Wilkins has some advice for the midfielder.
# Advice
Alex Ferguson tells Juventus: Cash in on Pogba
The ex-Manchester United manager controversially let the Frenchman to run out his contract in 2012.
# Advice
Steven Gerrard tells Raheem Sterling to 'be a man'
The England international missed training for a second day running on Thursday.
# Advice
A Liverpool legend thinks Raheem Sterling has 'shot himself in the foot'
Bruce Grobbelaar believes his former club Liverpool would be better off selling Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.
# Fore!
'That's why you're that side of the rope' - Bubba Watson does not take kindly to fan's advice
The American went on to win the Travelers Championship on Sunday.
# Advice
Caught for time to get to the gym? Try these 9 things
As long as you have some dumbbells and enough space to swing a cat you can get a quality workout.
# Rent certainty
Would we have saved any money if rent control existed here 10 years ago? took a look at what impact linking rents to inflation would have.
# Advice
Ibrahimovic tells Real Madrid prodigy: Grow up and get rid of your Dad
Big things are expected of Norway’s highly promising starlet Martin Odegaard.
A winning CV and online applications: Your graduate career toolkit
Watch. The. Details.