Real Life

Sex education: Irish schools to teach sexual consent

March 14, 2018

Sexual consent, developments in contraception and the potential effects of social media are to be taught in all schools in the Republic of Ireland. They are among a number of areas highlighted as part of a major review of relationships and sexuality education (RSE). The review has been ordered by the Minister for Education and […]

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From online to real life

September 11, 2017

SUPPLIED PHOTO This year’s Etsy market will take place on Sept. 23 at the Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre (1808 Wellington Ave.). Old-school cool meets new age technology on Etsy, according to Jennifer Cloutier. Cloutier is one this year’s organizers for Etsy: Made in Canada, a vendor market taking place Sept. 23 at Victoria […]

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Can virtual-world training prepare you for a real-life seven-day cycle race?

September 11, 2017

Thirty miles out of the old mining town of Leadville the road twisted 180-degrees and rose dizzyingly above and behind us. I had been comfortably out of breath for the past hour, but as a gentle climb through pine forests gave way to a 6% treeless grind I could feel panic build. Independence Pass reaches […]

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The celebrity couples who found real life love on the set of the nation’s favourite soaps

September 11, 2017

SOAPLAND relationships are not for the faint-hearted. But which romances have blossomed behind-the-scenes – we take a look… Laura Norton and Mark Jordon Former Heartbeat actor Mark met Laura (Kerry Wyatt) during a brief stint in the Dales, where he played Kerry’s other half Dan Spencer’s brother Daz. He’s now back and the pair have been […]

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Put down that phone! Here’s how to meet potential dates without apps.

September 11, 2017

Now that there’s a dating app for everything (FarmersOnly.com, anyone?) it can feel like meeting people organically just doesn’t happen anymore. But after five years of Tinder, which marks its anniversary Tuesday, online daters are still the minority. It’s most popular among 18-to-24-year-olds, and only 27 percent of them use it, according to a 2016 study from Pew Research Center. […]

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Through Real life and fantasy, “It” adaptation captures all shades of horror in our lives

September 11, 2017

The 1990 “It” is a film best kept to memory. While it was a noble attempt to adapt one of Stephen King’s most graphic works into a TV movie, therein lies the problem. This made-for-TV format was too restrictive for a book that out rightly describes the gruesome murders and mutilations of children. This combined […]

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I was a hoarder. Now I’ve gone to the other extreme

July 26, 2017

There is a box in the corner of my lounge room and I am not happy about it. At all. In fact, the box is doing my head in. You see, I want it gone. Yesterday. But I can’t dispose of it, as it is not mine to do so. The box belongs to a […]

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