Category: Family & Lifestyle

Camping tips for a worry-free trip

It’s essential to know what to bring and what to do before you head out into the wild, writes Jason Osborne Having just returned from a very enjoyable camping trip in Poland, I’m ready to sing the praises of this primal activity. A night out under the stars, among the trees, has an effect on…

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Gorgosaurus skeleton sells for over $6 million at auction The first skeleton of a Gorgosaurus dinosaur to go under the hammer has sold for $6.1 million (€6m) at auction in New York. The specimen is 3 metres tall and 6.7m long, and had been expected to fetch between $5m and $8m. “The result places the…

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Finding belonging in the faith community

Personal Profile Connor McCann has been involved in ministry for almost 40 years, in one form or another. Having discovered the great belonging the faith community offers, he discerned a vocation to the priesthood, before finding his vocation as a pastoral worker. I loved to sing, and in some respects I was a bit of…

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Making and breaking habits

Last week I wrote about the importance of good-decision making, but this week I want to turn to a topic that I feel is of equal importance: making and breaking habits. The habits you hold are likely to influence the decisions you make, but aside from this, they’ll determine the shape of your life outside…

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Cold sores traced back to bronze age The spread of the modern-day cold sore has been traced back to the Bronze Age and linked to the advent of kissing in a new DNA study. Research suggests the HSV-1 strain of the herpes virus arose in the wake of vast migrations of people from Eurasia to…

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Siblings and their treasured positive influence

A parent´s perspective When you get a late-night phone call from one of your adult children asking “Did you hear what happened?”, the natural reaction is to go into panic mode wondering what disaster has struck. It’s amazing how many worst-case scenarios can be conjured up in a split second and when the next question…

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Building faithful intensity in the face of adversity

Liam Fitzpatrick Personal Profile Doctors are often intense. Getting through medical school is a difficult task, and the work that comes after requires a strong will and incredible passion. Dr Davog McCaffrey is no exception. In what little free time he has, Dr McCaffrey works at Lough Derg, one of the toughest pilgrimage sites in…

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Discerning decision-making

Life is full of choices and learning how to make them is a valuable skill, writes Jason Osborne It seems a cliché to say that life is full of choices, but it’s true. Whether big or small, we’re choosing our way through life one decision at a time. If I choose to repeatedly get up…

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