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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON IT is said that mistakes are a learning experience. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that they can be … sometimes the same mistakes keep getting made over and over again without the learning so that things would to be done differently next time around. Addressing …

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Guest Columnist John Donoghue THE war for talent is heating up. It feels like every day begins with a new jobs announcement. Employers are competing for talent like never before and driving unsustainable wage inflation in the economy. Competition creates innovation, and the next battleground for talent may well be working time. Who will be …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST YULETIDE is a time of indulgence. The one period of the year where everyone, or so it seems, expects and is expected to eat, drink and be merry. That said, for some people this goes against their daily practice. Obviously there are parts of the globe which enjoy festivities at other …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS Meccano, the must-have toy for every self-respecting boy in the Christmases of my youth, celebrates its 120th birthday this year and is still one of the biggest selling toys at this time of year. Also a staple in Santa’s sack is Lego, voted a year back by a …

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BY CLAIR WHITTY Throw your arms around your loved ones this Christmas time, give the gift of wellness. At Natural Health Store we have lots of gift ideas for you and your family, available in store and online. A hamper is always a great idea and we have a lovely selection for you to choose …

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Patrick, my brother, was the Christmas pudding maker with our mam when we were young. Back then she made several puddings for her siblings. He helped her every year, he was the only one of us who had any interest in all of the stirring, mixing and wishing. It’s no surprise then that it was …

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BY JOHN ELLIS, FINANCIAL ADVISOR THE results of Royal London’s five-year analysis of the life insurance market is in. The period covered was 2016 to 2020. The primary finding shows some continuing worrying trends in the insurance marketplace. According to the report, women appear to be underinsured by 64% when it comes to life insurance …

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AS I SEE IT BY MARIANNE HERON IN the run up to Christmas it’s worth mentioning that the way you treat your health may save not only your life but also save money. Here are two sobering figures: 70% of your medical expenses occur after retirement age. More soberingly still, over 30% of the top …

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THE FACT OF THE MATTER PAUL HOPKINS My daughter has moved back home. At 39. With her husband and 10-month old daughter Faye. And half a lifetime’s wardrobe that would have left Imelda Marcos looking like the poor relation. The pair recently sold their house in Dublin and have yet to find their ideal ‘family’ …

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BY ANDREW MCDONALD HYPNOTHERAPIST ALCOHOLISM wrecks everything. It rips families apart, devastates health, ruins bank balances and ultimately, if not overcome, kills. Problems with the demon drink are as old as alcohol itself. So, most probably, are methods for beating them. In days gone by, punishments for inebriation were draconian. Drunks in medieval times were …

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