Living with Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an inherited chronic disease that primarily affects the lungs and digestive system of about 1,200 children and adults in Ireland. A defective gene and its protein product cause the body to produce unusually thick, sticky mucus that clogs the lungs and leads to life-threatening lung infections. It also obstructs the pancreas … Continue reading Living with Cystic Fibrosis

How long distance relationships can be successful (Q&A)

Long distance relationships are a thing; sometimes you can't avoid them but just because you have begun a long distance relationship, you shouldn't think that it is destined for failure. My girlfriend Ayo and I have been in a relationship for roughly a year and a half now and we have known each other for … Continue reading How long distance relationships can be successful (Q&A)

Social Media: Good or bad for young people’s success?

Recently I came across an article that was entitled, 'Why are young people not succeeding in today's world?', and I thought to myself, I view this in the complete opposite way. The article (https://lifehacks.io/why-young-people-are-not-succeeding/) does have a valid point which I will go into in a little more detail but in my opinion, the world … Continue reading Social Media: Good or bad for young people’s success?

The growing acceptance of mental health in hip-hop

Shane McGannon interviews Irish rap artist UPPBEAT about the changing attitude towards mental health in hip-hop and the importance of an open dialogue. Mental health has become one of the most prominent topics of discussion in modern day hip-hop with artists opening up about their own mental health issues and their personal struggles, including battles … Continue reading The growing acceptance of mental health in hip-hop

Why moving to a country doesn’t guarantee that you’ll learn the language

As a native speaker of English, I have now lived in Milan, Italy for just over three months and no, I am not fluent in Italian. Far from it. I will go into some more detail about reasons why I have failed to pick up the language so far but to start, let me tell … Continue reading Why moving to a country doesn’t guarantee that you’ll learn the language