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Small and frequent acts of kindness can help build long-term relationships

Been in a monogamous relationship for decades but boredom has set in? It doesn't have to be that way, says Margaret Jennings. THE kids have flown the nest and you and your spouse could have at least another 30 years left together - alone in the house.

As a practising Catholic, I didn't always support same sex marriage - but I do now

ON FRIDAY, the 22nd of May, the Irish electorate will go to the polls and be asked to approve or reject the following sentence: "Marriage may be contracted in accordance with law by two persons without distinction as to their sex."

Theo Lynn on Twitter

Nice visualisation in how to lead introverts and extraverts (if you can identify them!) @insights #lead #leadership

Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences? -

I had a wonderful time at Michael Port's Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out ...

The Well of Being: a children's book for adults

The Well of Being: a children's book for adults [Jean-Pierre Weill] on FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Endorsements A beautifully crafted

Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Conferences? -

I had a wonderful time at Michael Port's Heroic Public Speaking event. There was a lot of value offered for those who attended. As a speaker, I loved sharing what I knew with the folks who were there. But I also operated as an attendee, listening and absorbing, and also getting what I could out ...

Wisdom in the Age of Information and the Importance of Storytelling in Making Sense of the World: An Animated Essay

For my part in the 2014 Future of Storytelling Summit, I had the pleasure of collaborating with animator Drew Christie - the talent behind that wonderful short film about Mark Twain and the myth of originality - on an animated essay that I wrote and narrated, exploring a subject close to my heart and mind: the question of how we can cultivate true wisdom in the age of information and why great storytellers matter more than ever in helping us make sense of an increasingly complex world.

Wisdom in the Age of Information: Maria Popova (Future of StoryTelling 2014) See the rest of our 2014 FoST films here: "We live in a world awash of information, but we seem to face a growing scarcity of wisdom," states Maria Popova, Founder of the website Brain Pickings. Popova believes it's the storyteller's role to interpret information and shape it into wisdom for the rest of the culture to share.

89 Clouds: Miraculously Beautiful Poetry and Painting about Clouds and Everything They Mean

by Maria Popova "Clouds are thoughts without words..." Scientists may now be able to tell us how a cloud keeps the weight of 100 elephants in the air and even to demonstrate the psychology of why cloudy days help us think more clearly, but there is something eternally elusive about the immaterial mesmerism of clouds - something, perhaps, which only the poet and the artist can access.

It all started with an article in April 2010 written by then Sunday Tribune journalist Una Mullally. It was called Radio Gaga and in it she asked "Where are all the women were in Irish radio?" Una had interviewed media execitives, producers and presenters about why women were so marginalised in Irish radio both as presenters and as contributors...

How to Write a Headline That Won't Get Ignored: 7-Point Checklist

After years of teaching content marketing, it's time to lay down the law on one of the biggest problems for content marketers: writing headlines. Headlines are first impressions. And you will be judged immediately and ruthlessly by this short set of words. We all scan (and dismiss) headlines continually.

The Unique Challenges Of Being A Middle-Aged Woman Entrepreneur

In today's entrepreneurship model, women who start companies in their forties to fifties are a fast-growing group. And this invites a whole new set of challenges, because most people still think successful companies are started by men in their twenties. "The people building companies now are not just the 25-year-old male engineers," says Trish Costello, CEO and founder of Portfolia.

25 Must Have Podcasts For Every Entrepreneur Or Business Owner

When I first started working in public relations back in 2008, companies were jumping on the podcast bandwagon with enthusiasm. Then, as trends do, the enthusiasm fizzled in the B2B space, while shows in the pop-culture and B2C space continued to flourish. But now, podcasts for business are all the rage...again.

Risk taking - are we all playing it too safe?

Back in August 2013 my son Brendan Canty was telling me about a music video he had been working on that he was really excited about. He had done a video for a guy called Hozier and he felt that the song was really strong and on top of that they had a cracking, possibly...

i am OTHER By Pharrell Williams I serve and represent the OTHERS because I am one myself. OTHERS defy expectations and stereotypes. We are curious, ambitious, energetic and have every intention of squeezing the most out of life. Above all, we are individuals. OTHERS don't fit into categories. We are not jocks.

Kajaki Review

Mark Stanley , David Elliot In September 2006, a routine patrol of British troops finds themselves in a long forgotten minefield. Going in, I had no idea what to expect from Kajaki and that's undoubtedly the best way to experience this raw and impressive film.

Interview: Kajaki director Paul Katis

The acclaimed war film Kajaki. The True Story opens in Omniplex cinemas nationwide on Friday March 13. Director Paul Katis talks to Harry Guerin about bringing harrowing real-life events to the screen. Starring David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O'Mahony and Bryan Parry, Kajaki.

The Seagull Theory - I Will Teach You To Be Rich

In the 1820s, a sailor wrote about his 3-month-long journey from Spain to America: "I love when I see seagulls, it reminds me we're close to land" In 1492, Columbus kept a diary of his voyage. In September, he wrote this: "That day they navigated, on their westerly course, day and night, 20 leagues, counting a little less.

Kajaki The True Story

Thursday 12 Mar 2015 Director: Paul Katis Starring: David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O'Mahony, Bryan Parry, John Doughty, Andy Gibbins Duration: 108 minutes The events which took place in Southern Afghanistan on September 6, 2006 - known by members of the British Armed Forces as "The Day of Days" - are harrowingly recreated in Kajaki The True Story.

André Gide on Sincerity, Being vs. Appearing, and What It Really Means to Be Yourself

by Maria Popova "Don't ever do anything through affectation or to make people like you or through imitation or for the pleasure of contradicting." It was only at the very end of his long life that the great French author André Gide (November 22, 1869-February 19, 1951) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his "fearless love of truth and keen psychological insight."

Women on Boards: Where the U.S. Ranks

When Germany passed a law last week requiring public companies to give 30 percent of board seats to women, it highlighted the slow progress of American companies in that regard. Nineteen percent of directors of companies in the S.&P. 500 are women, according to Catalyst, a research firm on women in business.

Nearly 500 suicides linked to recession years

Home > News > Nearly 500 suicides linked to recession years By James Martin on March 18, 2015 THE DEVASTATING effect of Ireland's recession has been linked with nearly 500 addition deaths by suicide and an increase in self-harm, according to a new study.

Win Every Interview with these 6 Steps

Three unbelievably cool things happened to me this week. On Monday, my publisher sent me the first hardcover copies of my new book, Work Rules! It's a real thing now! On Tuesday, the CEO of a major company told me he'd been following my interviews with Tom Friedman about how to get a job at Google, or anywhere.

Mental health: Where to find free or cheap counselling in Ireland

Counselling services for people with mental health problems can have waiting lists of up to six months. If you don't want to be a slave to medication, Kay Cairns looks at your limited options. THERE'S a correlation between increased suicide rates and economic downturn, says Geraldine Sheedy, counselling psychologist.

An Introduction to Toastmasters

An introductory speech given by Stanley Notte of Glanmire Toastmaster to the children and parents of Glanmire Coderdojo.