Category: Family & Lifestyle

The relationship perks of being religious

Taking your faith seriously is bound to benefit your relationship, writes Jason Osborne A recent study from the University of Exeter caught the public eye when it boldly proclaimed that more religious people have higher sexual satisfaction. Except that it isn’t that bold, because it’s adding to a growing body of research that’s supporting that surprising…

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Cravings for fatty foods traced to gut-brain connection New research investigating the source of our appetites has uncovered an entirely new connection between the gut and the brain that drives our desire for fat. At Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, scientists studying mice found that fat entering the intestines triggers a signal. Conducted along nerves to the…

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Young Church

The heavy exhale. The almost lifeless body beneath the covers. You beg, you plead, you offer the ultimatum that threatens a loss of phone or PlayStation. Slowly their overtired, hormone-driven corpse emerges from the darkness, bloodshot eyes rolling back in their heads as they make their way to the bathroom in hopes of being presentable… for…

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Respect yourself and avoid troubled men

Helen Vyotska My boyfriend has a lot of problems. I am worried about our relationship and I am not sure where it is going. We do love each other though and always make up. What should I do? The purpose of dating anyone is to find a worthy spouse, not to rehabilitate a troubled guy.…

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Making the school year a healthy one

We should focus as much on feeding the body with wholesome food as we do the mind during the school year, writes Jason Osborne The return to school is a stressful time for parents more so than children, I’d wager. Children and teenagers have been getting back into the rhythm of things for a few…

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Acting on climate change can help health

Medical Matters The impact of global warming on climate change may pose wider concerns that arise not just from the direct effects due to extremes of weather. A recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change found that over half (58%) of 275 infectious diseases worldwide have been aggravated by climate change. In what…

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A winding path to the priesthood

Personal Profile Mark Dilworth begins his studies for the priesthood in the diocese of Shrewsbury in England this Autumn. Having already spent some time in Maynooth previously, he still felt the call was there and wants to give it one more shot. Mark grew up in Innishannon, Co. Cork, and received a firm grounding in…

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Stowaway squirrel travels the world A stowaway squirrel is being cared for by an animal rescue charity after travelling thousands of miles from India to Scotland onboard a ship, PA reports. It is believed the animal spent about three weeks on the vessel and was finally caught by the crew three days before it docked…

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