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# Real Life

All time
# nomfup
18 times The Thick of It played out for real in Irish politics
GUBU.
# UHT
10 photos of Irish celebrities improved by Father Ted quotes
Ah it’s yourself.
# back to reality
Do parents get excited about Christmas, just for the chance to relive their own childhood?
A new report in The Lancet claims that parents can be guilty of ignoring “the harshness of real life”.
# Real Life
11 uniquely Irish signs you're now a real adult
You’re hoping for a seat, not a shift.
# on tinder at tinder
People have been revealing the difference between Tinder and real life with gas results
Truth.
Voices
'We're so obsessed with documenting our life on social media, we're forgetting to live it'
Put your phones away and live your life without the lens, writes Andrew McGinley.
# Real Life
14 insane trends that actually happened in 2015
What a time to be alive.
# so real
The Honest Barbie Instagram perfectly sums up the struggles of being in your 20s
Real life (well, in glamorous New York).
# Real Life
14 times Snapchat perfectly summed up your life
Nailed it.
# Lifesaver
Irish man saves a woman's life on a London street
John Reidy reacted when he saw a woman going into a cardiac arrest.
# Real Life
The ex-Governor of Mountjoy reckons the Love/Hate prison scenes were pretty accurate
However, John Lonergan said the graphic rape scene involving Fran was something of an exaggeration.
# This is a drill
Britain is holding a very real practice for an Ebola outbreak
It features actors, a fake COBRA meeting and a Navy gunship.
# flappy box
Real life Flappy Bird is just as frustrating as the original
Is there anything a shoebox CAN’T be used for?
# Equality
Bullied, egged, kicked out and beaten up: Homophobia in real life
Society has come on leaps and bounds but some words are yet to disappear. Queer, puff, faggot, unnatural and perverted…are all still hurled at men and women in today’s Ireland. Here are stories from seven members of the LBG community.
# Real Life
Airbrushing and body image problems to be addressed by experts & politicians
One MEP is proposing that all publications featuring airbrushed images should also carry mandatory labelling.
Voices
Column: 'Life for an Afghan is random, ruthless and unforgiving'
After living in Afghanistan, I got to see first-hand what the people of that country go through, writes Noel Scanlon, who says he wishes he could be more optimistic about the country’s future.
Voices
Column: Do bio-epic movies portray real-life figures in their true light?
George Bush, Margaret Thatcher and Princess Diana are just some of the famous people to be immortalised on film, but is it ever possible to give a balanced portrayal of a person? Darren Mooney writes about the challenging world of the bioepic.
# danger
Warning that Coronation St gas accident is a real danger
A storyline on today’s episode centres around a deadly gas boiler – and there are warnings as around 10,000 gas boilers were illegally installed in Ireland last year.
# Come to Life
7 of the greatest (and scariest) toys that came to life in movies
The foul-mouthed Ted is not the first toy to come to life on the big screen: here are a few of the favourites (and not so nice ones)
# True Story
Real life: 9 of the most daring robberies of all time
They may sounds like Ocean’s 14 to 22 sequels but these heists aren’t in the movies…they actually happened.