I need a Coffee

Coffee is great. It’s warm and comforting, especially effective on those rainy Autumn mornings and those frosty, chilly Winter mornings. It gives us that little morning or midday pick-me-up that we all feel we need at times. When it comes to a caffeine fix, coffee is most definitely the most popular choice. It has in…

The Psychology of Attraction

Attraction is a funny thing. It isn’t a choice; we don’t really get to decide who or what traits and characteristics we are attracted to. This isn’t a problem if you happen to be attracted to what’s good for you, but interestingly that isn’t always the case. Strictly defined as “the action or power of…

What makes you tic?

Are you a nail-biter? A hair twirler? A rapid pen-clicker? Do you tap your fingers, or drum your hands off almost any flat surface? Fidgety is one way to describe you, then; you just can’t seem to sit still without doing something. It’s just a thing, right? Just something you do naturally, for as long…

Fresh Prince Gets Real

A prime example of a classic 90’s American sitcom, centred around the comedic and charming bravado and banter-full antics of one infamous Will Smith, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air brought much more than just laughs and top class entertainment to viewers across the US (and later the wider world). There were many times Fresh…

7 Things You ‘Realise’ in College

Disclaimer: Yes, the title is a direct reference to Kylie Jenner’s infamous “year of realising things” statement which, although totally taken the piss out of, applies quite accurately to many of our First Year experiences in college. One could argue that our First Year of college is in fact the official year of “realising” stuff….

Sonic Brainwave

What would life be without music? According to Friedrich Nietzsche, the German philosopher, poet and cultural critic, life without music would be a mistake. This may seem a rather radical statement on the role that music plays in our lives, but it is entirely true; the importance of music in our world cannot be overstated….

Not-so-Dead Poets Society

When you think of poetry, it is likely that you recall the work of the poets that were on the Leaving Cert syllabus the year you did it; you remember resentfully the hours you spent reciting the lines from the poems you were told by your teacher to have learned by heart, the planning of…