Gaining weight shouldn’t be people’s biggest fear in the midst of a global pandemic, says Louise McSharry. But based on the number of fat ‘jokes’ and memes going around, it’s up there.
Author and rogue guest contributor Vicky Kavanagh gave birth to her first child shortly before Covid-19 restrictions came into place. She writes about being cut off from the support network so important to new mothers,.
Before Covid-19 isolation began, Sarah Maria Griffin had begun building a community in a shared office. Now back working from her home, she writes about how watching YouTube journallers is in a small way helping her to feel less alone.
Pizza purists avert your eyes! This pie may not be authentic but it is deliicious and faster than deliveroo.
Gaming is addictive. As the value of the industry rises and rises, Cassie Delaney asks who is really winning.
Our book extract this issue is from Irish author Naoise Dolan’s witty, dry debut, Exciting Times.
Taryn de Vere’s chocolate covered honeycomb is the delicious treat we all need right now. We’ve also got an Instagram cookalong of it, should you want to follow along!
If we’ve learned anything from lockdown, it’s that things like fun and headspace are essential. After years of being too afraid to ask for anything, Louise McSharry is ready to demand them, and she’s not going to feel guilty about it.
Since lockdown started, Aisling Keenan’s policy on TV, movies, books and podcasts has been strictly light-hearted escapism only. Here, she asks why exactly we’re inclined to avoid the hard stuff right now, and suggests some easy viewing should you need to avoid every single emotional trigger imaginable.
In lockdown life, Darach Ó Séaghdha has become more conscious than ever of how male friendships change and, in some ways, deteriorate as the years pass