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Congratulations, you survived the first year! Now it’s time to celebrate. As a baby photographer, I have been to numerous first birthday parties photographing this special occasion for the parents. I planned my own son’s first birthday party last year, and it honestly felt like wedding planning all over again. Here are five things you should do prior to the party...
Research-backed habits that will improve your outlook and positive attitude   1. A really good cup of coffee. Preferably it’s a hefty size—none of this “tall” stuff for me.   2. A Duke University study shows that exercise may be just as effective as drugs in treating depression, without all the side effects and expense. Other research shows that in addition to health...
Ireland taps bond market for €1.25bn as European shares slip from three-month highs   Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Ireland raised €1.25bn of bonds on the markets yesterday, split between €950m due in 2029 and €300m due in 2037. The effective interest rate paid will be just 0.846pc for the former and 1.414pc for the latter....
Tottenham suffer fresh stadium blow to Champions League hopes Spurs had earmarked the March 17 Premier League fixture against Crystal Palace as the first match in the ground, but that must now be rearranged as Roy Hodgson’s side have progressed to the FA Cup quarter-finals. Photo: PA Tottenham Hotspur's latest delay to the opening of their new stadium has put another...
Ireland spending 'hundreds of millions of euros' on no-deal Brexit - Coveney Tánaiste Simon Coveney. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins Ireland is spending "hundreds of millions of euros" on preparing for a no-deal Brexit, which would be a "crazy outcome" of three years of EU-UK negotiations, Tánaiste Simon Coveney has said. "We are spending hundreds of millions of euros in Ireland preparing for...
Bald puppies on the road to recovery after being dumped The three puppies were dumped at a vets practice in Halifax a week apart. Three completely bald puppies with a severe skin condition have been dumped at a vets, an animal charity has said. Two puppies, described as Staffy-types and around four months old, were left in a box at the West...
Man finds working 30-year-old Apple computer in his parents’ attic New Yorker unearths old games and even a letter written to him by his father. Apple IIe discovered by a man in his parent’s attic still in working order (John Pfaff/PA) A man from New York has found an old Apple computer thought to be 30 years old in his parents’ attic...
Consumers hit by hikes in pub, restaurant, energy and rent costs The price of alcohol and food in pubs and restaurants increased last month as the hospitality sector passed on higher taxes. Stock Image The price of alcohol and food in pubs and restaurants increased last month as the hospitality sector passed on higher taxes. Increases in the price of electricity and...
ODCE inquiries result in five arrests   Business Minister Heather Humphreys. Photo: Steve Humphreys There were five people arrested and detained arising from investigations initiated by the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE) last year. That is according to the Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation, Heather Humphreys who confirmed 15 charges were directed by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)...
Robinson says sustainable goals should be part of education curriculum The former Irish president described the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals as “very relevant to our world” Former Irish president Mary Robinson launches Trinity College’s Green Week in the Front Square, Trinity College Dublin (Niall Carson/PA) Former Irish president Mary Robinson has said sustainable development goals should form part of the school curriculum...

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