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From TheJournal.ie The Week in Photos: Breaking through Top Pics This post contains images

The Week in Photos: Breaking through

Pushing out, gathering speed, breaking out.

From TheJournal.ie The effing amazing origins of 6 expletives Sweary
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should ESB workers be barred from striking?

ESB staff have voted in favour of striking over a pensions scheme dispute.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin council supports proposal to turn derelict site into park Green Space

Dublin council supports proposal to turn derelict site into park

The site between Cork Street and Chamber Street in Dublin 8 could now become recreation space for Dublin 8 residents, pending a planning report.

From TheJournal.ie Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims Abuse Claims

Micheál Martin: Republican movement ‘failed’ to protect some sex abuse victims

The Fianna Fáil leader alleges that in a number of cases, the Republican movement did not alert authorities – instead, they decided to deal with the reports internally. Sinn Féin has criticised the remarks.

From TheJournal.ie This ad wants little girls to dream of being engineers - not princesses Goldieblox
From TheJournal.ie How JFK killing put TV at centre of homes Jfk50

How JFK killing put TV at centre of homes

The assassination 50 years ago unfolded in real time in people’s homes as coverage went on uninterrupted for days.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why we need to deliver an Irish version of the NHS

Two million Irish people pay for private health cover out of fear of our public system – but both are broken. Here’s what we COULD do…

From TheJournal.ie Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland Caring

Irish believe older women to be kindest group in Ireland

Survey finds that while young Irish men are ranked least kind – people are also less likely to BE kind to young men.

From TheJournal.ie People 'more attractive' when seen in a group Cheerleader Effect

People 'more attractive' when seen in a group

Barney Stinson’s ‘cheerleader effect’ is real, people.

From TheJournal.ie Does heartbreak cause actual pain? Love Hurts

Does heartbreak cause actual pain?

A broken heart isn’t just an abstract concept… and evolution wants it that way.

From TheJournal.ie The Burning Question*: Is it silly to decorate the house for Halloween? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The Burning Question*: Is it silly to decorate the house for Halloween?

Let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie Maria's Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter Interview

Maria's Bulgarian mother denies selling her daughter

Sasha Ruseva makes first public appearance since DNA tests proved she is biological mother of girl taken from foster parents in Greece.

From TheJournal.ie Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago Working Lives

Pictorial record shows the Irish hard at work 100 years ago

Working Lives exhibition at the NLI exposes the conditions in which men, women and children toiled to survive.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all Opinion

Column: Pitting one section of the Irish people against another weakens us all

Budget 2014 hit the most vulnerable elements of society – not the young, the sick, the old, or pregnant alone. We need to show intergenerational solidarity and stand together against this injustice, writes Peter Kavanagh.

From TheJournal.ie Concern over teen 'thigh gap' weight loss obsession Body Image

Concern over teen 'thigh gap' weight loss obsession

Psychologists and sociologists warn that ‘pipe dream’ of particular body shape a danger to teenage girls.

From TheJournal.ie Pasta maker in hot water after saying they'll never have gay couples in ads Pasta Joke

Pasta maker in hot water after saying they'll never have gay couples in ads

Barilla has had to issue an apology after a backlash to the CEO’s comments about “classic” family values.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse? Read Me

Column: Strong language – can we ever 'reclaim' slurs and terms of abuse?

After Tottenham fans were cautioned over the use of their traditional ‘yid army’ chant, Christie Louise Tucker writes that we are constantly renegotiating the use of language in our ever-evolving society.

From TheJournal.ie This chart explains every culture in the world Lewis Model

This chart explains every culture in the world

The Lewis Model, designed while acknowledging the dangers of stereotypes, puts each culture on a scale of three different categories — Liner-actives, multi-actives, and reactives.

From TheJournal.ie Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase Births Marriages And Deaths

Birth rate declines by 9 per cent as marriages increase

The figures from the Central Statistics Office also showed that 36.5 per cent of total births in January to March were to parents outside marriage.

From TheJournal.ie Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage Airport Alert

Spoon in underwear saving some British youths from forced marriage

UK authorities warn airport staff to be vigilant for trafficked teens and charity gives advice to vulnerable that might help them attract attention to their plight.

From TheJournal.ie How much sex is too much sex? Society

How much sex is too much sex?

Sound like a ridiculous question? Not when you take into account the emotional, physical and relationship impact of quantity over quality.

From TheJournal.ie This is what YOU would do to improve Ireland Citizen Rule

This is what YOU would do to improve Ireland

Disused railways into cycle paths; flat fares; community schemes; co-op gardens on Nama lands – some of your spiffing suggestions on turning the current state of the nation on its head.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn Column

Lisa McInerney: Pornification of teen sexuality - but we can't just blame porn

The UK plans to make online pornography an ‘opt-in’ choice to try and shield children from it – but will that really protect kids from early sexualisation?

From TheJournal.ie How much does it cost you to send your child to school? Budget 2014

How much does it cost you to send your child to school?

Barnardos wants parents to help them get the big picture.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types Column

Lisa McInerney: We tolerate cute hoors, we end up with Anglo tape types

Our capacity for putting up with ‘charismatic’ cowboys is no longer a bad national joke – it’s our national downfall.

From TheJournal.ie How (and why) families affect childhood obesity Research

How (and why) families affect childhood obesity

Gender work division in the home may have something to do with it…

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need to make our society and cities age-friendly Opinion

Column: We need to make our society and cities age-friendly

Let’s move on from the twentieth century, where older people were thought of as dependents. Older people can – and must — contribute to economic growth, writes Michael Hodin.

From TheJournal.ie Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases Pester Power

Kids have serious 'pester power' on family food purchases

The breakfast cereal in a family’s cupboard is often dictated by the children.

The burning question*: Do you listen to voicemails on your mobile? Dilemma This post contains a poll

The burning question*: Do you listen to voicemails on your mobile?

It’s a bank holiday Monday, so let TheJournal.ie distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)

From TheJournal.ie The 10 'most socially advanced countries in the world' Human Needs

The 10 'most socially advanced countries in the world'

That’s according to a Harvard social and economic ranking study.

From TheJournal.ie These maps show 21 highly segregated USA cities USA This post contains images

These maps show 21 highly segregated USA cities

Analysis of the 2010 Census data shows how major cities are still segregated by neighbourhood a half century after the civil rights movement.

From TheJournal.ie Fast fashion, fair wage: What Vietnam can teach Bangladesh Sweatshops

Fast fashion, fair wage: What Vietnam can teach Bangladesh

Vietnam – working on improving technology, conditions and pay – is proving more attractive to brands who want to protect their consumer reputation.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: How can you be a woman and Catholic? Opinion

Lisa McInerney: How can you be a woman and Catholic?

This question is not born out of contempt, says TheJournal.ie columnist, but is out of genuine bewilderment when you consider the status of women in Catholic doctrine.

From TheJournal.ie Where you stand in a lift reveals lots about gender roles Society

Where you stand in a lift reveals lots about gender roles

A PhD study found that women stand nearest the doors…

From TheJournal.ie Descendants of Stalin officials bear witness to his 'mission' Russia

Descendants of Stalin officials bear witness to his 'mission'

Theatrical show in a Moscow human rights’ museum is shedding light on those who imposed the brutal will of the Russian dictator.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The strides made in gender equality are good, but there's still a long way to go Opinion

Column: The strides made in gender equality are good, but there's still a long way to go

Today marks International Womens’ Day, but how far have we really come when it comes to equal rights? Sandra McAvoy says there are plenty of issues that still need to be addressed.

From TheJournal.ie Lisa McInerney: Hands off celebrity baby bumps Opinion

Lisa McInerney: Hands off celebrity baby bumps

“Female celebs are required to share enough to present a rosy image of pregnancy, without grossing anyone out with gory details.”

From TheJournal.ie New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul Social Welfare

New child benefit will hurt poorer families, says Vincent de Paul

The recommended two-tier child benefit system will worsen the situation of families who are already struggling, the charity said.

From TheJournal.ie How birth date affects future success Birthday

How birth date affects future success

Researchers in the US have made further connections between when you are born within the academic year and the chances of dropping out of school.