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From The42 Day by day, mile by mile, keep on building towards the 2017 Dublin City Marathon Making Progress

Day by day, mile by mile, keep on building towards the 2017 Dublin City Marathon

There’s a half-marathon on your agenda very soon.

It's still not too late to begin training for the 2017 Dublin City Marathon!

We’re just under 16 weeks out from the big event and if you start now, you can make it to the start line.

From The42 'Until my late 20s, I seemed to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not put on weight' Fitness

'Until my late 20s, I seemed to be able to eat whatever I wanted and not put on weight'

You can’t out-train your diet , writes Mark Pollock.

From The42 'It is as vital for me as it is for an able-bodied athlete to keep paying attention to my training' Breakthrough

'It is as vital for me as it is for an able-bodied athlete to keep paying attention to my training'

Using technology has had a massive impact on my progress and will continue to do so, writes Mark Pollock.

From TheJournal.ie They can make thousands from an Instagram post - but how transparent are Irish bloggers? Meet The Influencers

They can make thousands from an Instagram post - but how transparent are Irish bloggers?

We asked bloggers about trust, money and advertising – and they answered.

From TheJournal.ie These sisters went from underground health food gurus to bestselling cookbook authors Hemsley And Hemsley

These sisters went from underground health food gurus to bestselling cookbook authors

Ever heard of courgette spaghetti? It’s because of these young women.

From TheJournal.ie New book brings Ireland's forgotten magazines to life Brand New Retro

New book brings Ireland's forgotten magazines to life

Flares, crimplene, and problem pages.

From TheJournal.ie A family of three have made this tiny space their home Tiny House

A family of three have made this tiny space their home

Inside the property has just 160 sq. ft. of floor space.

From TheJournal.ie This woman's 'fat shaming' video has annoyed the entire internet Vlogger

This woman's 'fat shaming' video has annoyed the entire internet

Meet Nicole Arbour – she says it was comedy.

From TheJournal.ie This 31-year-old Irishman ditched the '9 to 5' to travel the world and is making millions on the way Freedom

This 31-year-old Irishman ditched the '9 to 5' to travel the world and is making millions on the way

“The only time you set your alarm is for a flight, no boss, no schedule just the open road.”

From TheJournal.ie "Can you get out of that thing?" - Wheelchair user has cringeworthy experience dealing with Bus Éireann Rules Are Rules

"Can you get out of that thing?" - Wheelchair user has cringeworthy experience dealing with Bus Éireann

Wheelchair-using customers of Bus Éireann are expected to book their seats 24 hours in advance on regional routes.

10 people who spectacularly failed at getting the joke

A new blog, Yes That’s The Joke, chronicles people not getting it. And it’s excruciating.

From TheJournal.ie Huge reaction to woman's open letter about being tutted for using disabled toilet Hidden Disability

Huge reaction to woman's open letter about being tutted for using disabled toilet

Samantha Cleasby can face prejudice because there is no outward sign of her condition.

From TheJournal.ie Gerry Adams says IRA "failed victims" in how it dealt with sex abuse claims Mairia Cahill

Gerry Adams says IRA "failed victims" in how it dealt with sex abuse claims

The Sinn Féin leader writes on his blog that this is a matter of profound regret for him.

The Drunk Furniture Twitter account perfectly describes your Saturday night out

Who knew inanimate objects could say so much.

From The42 Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU Whiff Of Cordite

Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU

Getting Ireland’s most important player back into the fold in time for the World Cup is excellent business.

George R R Martin has posted a new Game of Thrones chapter online

Song of words and sentences.

This woman has gone to extreme lengths to prove Frozen has a 'Gay Agenda'

She’s not concealing her feelings when it comes to the smash hit Disney movie.

From The42 Conor Cusack subjected to homophobic slur, says he feels 'empathy' for victimisers Trouble

Conor Cusack subjected to homophobic slur, says he feels 'empathy' for victimisers

The hurler spoke about his experiences on The Late Late Show.

From TheJournal.ie Wild Goat Is Braver Than You Pic of the Day Gulp

Wild Goat Is Braver Than You Pic of the Day

Don’t look down.

From The42 At the end of the day, this is LITERALLY the best interview you’ll ever read Unbelievable Jeff

At the end of the day, this is LITERALLY the best interview you’ll ever read

We chat to Adam Hurrey, aka @FootballCliches, about the success of his top, top Twitter account.

From TheJournal.ie Comedian hits back after husband racially abused in her hometown Kinsale This post contains videos

Comedian hits back after husband racially abused in her hometown

Tara Flynn created a comedy sketch about a ‘racist B&B’ after her husband was subjected to racist abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target Next Big Thing

Tumblr $1 billion deal sparks talk on next big tech target

“All the big internet companies that have money are potential buyers. Then it depends on what they want to be and how much they are willing to pay.”

From TheJournal.ie Instagram apologises and reverts back to old ads policy Instagram

Instagram apologises and reverts back to old ads policy

A change in policy sparked a backlash from users who were worried that their pictures could be used in advertisements.

From TheJournal.ie Interview: Every week, 500 people send their secrets to Frank Warren. Here's why. PostSecret

Interview: Every week, 500 people send their secrets to Frank Warren. Here's why.

From peeing in the shower to secretly not loving their wife, PostSecret has become a trove of secrets on the web. Founder Frank Warren, who is speaking in Dublin today, explains why he does it.

From The42 Provincial matters: Ulster's Adam D'Arcy with his take on pre-season prep Player Diary

Provincial matters: Ulster's Adam D'Arcy with his take on pre-season prep

“Everyone is determined to continue on the success of last season and hopefully bring some trophies back to Ravenhill,” says the full back.

From TheJournal.ie US social media account in China disappears China

US social media account in China disappears

A microblogging account belonging to the US consulate has disappeared overnight.

From TheJournal.ie Nine-year-old raises almost £70,000 after council banned her blog School Dinners

Nine-year-old raises almost £70,000 after council banned her blog

Martha Payne was told by a local council to stop uploading pictures of her school meals to her blog.

From TheJournal.ie China to tighten Internet control with new rules China

China to tighten Internet control with new rules

China’s government plans to extend nationwide a requirement for microblog users to register with their real names as part of a sweeping update of rules governing the Internet.

From The42 Opinion: Leinster can overcome double blow to land three in a row Kingpins

Opinion: Leinster can overcome double blow to land three in a row

The lads at Whiff of Cordite have called on Leinster to lift their chins and focus on a season that was a missed conversion from glory.

From The42 One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai Sand2Snow This post contains videos

One heck of a ride: Irish adventurers trekking 16,000 km from Istanbul to Shanghai

Five countries, three deserts and one mountain range will be crossed by the fundraising duo by the time they reach the east coast of China.

Who are Ireland's hottest hunks? (There's a hint to the side)

Irish beauty blog Beaut.ie went on the search this year to find out who Ireland’s hottest men are. The result, 50 Fine Things, shows that Irish women (and men) have quite varied tastes…

From TheJournal.ie Poignant blog chronicles joy of Belgian children before crash Swiss Crash This post contains images

Poignant blog chronicles joy of Belgian children before crash

Students posted pictures and wrote messages to their families in a blog set up by a teacher in the days before the fatal crash.

From The42 Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Wales and Ireland line out for a gchat debate Friendly Discussion

Keyboard warriors: Rugby bloggers from Wales and Ireland line out for a gchat debate

We called in the finest online rugby writers Ireland and Wales had to offer and boy did they give us their thoughts ahead of Sunday’s big game.

From TheJournal.ie Twitter hits 100 million users Twitter

Twitter hits 100 million users

From seven to 100 million. Twitter says it now has 100 million active users around the world.

Next stop, Ellen? Dublin Rose gets some love from Perez Hilton Rot11 This post contains videos

Next stop, Ellen? Dublin Rose gets some love from Perez Hilton

A video of the self-taught hip hop dancing Rose has been featured on an influential US gossip blog – but not everyone’s a fan of her moves.

Gallery: Celine Dion shuts down 'Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion' blog... Celine Dion't This post contains videos This post contains images

Gallery: Celine Dion shuts down 'Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion' blog...

Warning: This story features pictures of Celine Dion, which may or may not be ridiculous, and video which is very, very ridiculous…

From TheJournal.ie Second 'lesbian blogger' unmasked as man Unmasked

Second 'lesbian blogger' unmasked as man

Another American man has admitted to writing blog posts purported to be by a lesbian woman.

HOT ON THE HEELS of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill and allegations of striking a deal to free a convicted mass murderer, BP has managed to execute yet another spectacular PR blunder.

Amidst global conern about the millions of gallons of oil pumping in to the Gulf of Mexico, BP established a “Response in Pictures” page on its website, to prove to the public just how hard it’s been working to solve the problem.

Unfortunately for BP, its marketing department is about as good at Photoshop as its engineers are at plugging underwater oil wells.

On closer inspection of the photographs purportedly featuring the hectic efforts in BP HQ to plug the leak, a US blog picked up on the tell-tale signs of an amateur graphics editor at work.

When confronted by the Washington Post, BP issued a statement, explaining that the photographer working for the company had “pasted three ROV screen images in the original photo over three screens that were not running video feeds at the time.”

The statement didn’t elaborate on the reasons why three screens in the crisis command centre – that were supposed to be monitoring the largest oils spill in US history – were blank.

BP has since replaced the altered photo with the original.