Are We Finally Breaking Up with ‘The Start Up Guy’? 

Open any financial, business or economic magazine or newspaper section and you will be bombarded with interviews, news and speculations about the heady world of the tech startup. The Silicon Valley Hooded Hero has long replaced the ‘Serious Suit’ as the aspirational business pin-up of our time. After all, he’s different. He ‘gets’ people and…

A ‘Top 10’ List of Regular Reads for Marketers

The notion of FOMO is an old one at this stage but the reality of it is still very, well, real. Personally, I’m a self declared infoFOMO addict. While some may hate looking at snaps from’everyone else’ at a party (while they sit home alone making a costume for their cat), I’m the sort who’s more…

Mindfulness: The Science, Benefits and 5 Starter Steps

A few weeks ago I gave brief talk on the causes and importance of anxiety and stress in the digital age at IAPI. Not wanting to ‘rant on’ without offering any solutions… Now I want to talk solutions in practical steps… and that means mindfulness. What Mindfulness Isn’t: Mindfulness is not the latest buzz word….

Why You Should Totally Read Comics

You Can’t Judge a Book by It’s Cover – But You Can Judge a Comic Book by a Page I’ve just this week completed an online course from the University of Boulder, Colorado on comic books and graphic novels. People are often really ‘judgey’ about reading comics, and about the sort of people that do…

What’s in a Word – Misogyny in the Politics of Irish Water

        I am very much anti Irish Water (in its current form) but I was extremely disappointed to hear about claims that the abuse being thrown by protesters in Jobstown was misogynistic in nature. The reasons they were deemed misogynistic was specifically the use of the words ‘bitch’ and ‘c*nt’ towards TD…

Top 10 Alternative Halloween Movies to Scream Along To…

I love, love, love Halloween. So thought I’d share a top Halloween movies list – one that doesn’t include the usual suspects. No, there’s nothing like the nostalgia of awaiting the classic screams in Scream – bowl of popcorn at the ready – but if you want some fresh reasons to check under your bed before…

Mattress Mick – Back with an Internetty BANG in a Music Video

This is the Irish internet equivalent of Christmas. Christ on a bike… Mattress Mick is back with a Bang (although I don’t think any of us in Dublin ever thought he’d gone away), with a hilarious music video. The video contains every ingredient to make it a viral hit – including dancing monkeys, gangnam-esque bad dancing and…

Microtrend: Bitchin’ Beanies and Two Finger Tees

So I think the humble slogan t-shirt is making a serious come back – revamped with fresh slogans, sayings and ‘in’ jokes of a new generation. T-shirts, I guess, are a super quick way for a company to take a cultural trend or idea and interpret it in fashion. I mean all they have to…

Relationship advice for Ladies unfortunate enough to be Successful…

The Irish Time’s ‘advice’ column has been seriously pissing me off as of late but today they really have outdone themselves. Some poor soul sought help in the matters of lurve because men feel threatened by her success and money. I’d like to respond with some erm, actual advice that isn’t from a 1950s home…

Diagnosing Domestic Abuse – it’s Time to Try Harder

We hear a lot about domestic abuse these days – the statistics, the ad campaigns – but numbers are just numbers and the effect of a great ad campaign, even harder to grasp. Victims of abuse do not stumble upon a ‘revelation’ that they are in an abusive relationship. A victim of abuse does not…

Ted Talks I’ve actually Applied to Everyday Life

We all love a good TED Talk. They’re enlightening, interesting and extremely entertaining and digestible as an educational format… but what have you actually changed in your life thanks to a TED Talk? When I think about it, not a lot! Of course TED has made me change my opinion (or at the very least,…

Trending: ‘Not Mad about it Boy’ – the New Bridget Jones (Review)

  Bridget Jones is back with a bang… and that bang was the sound of me throwing the Kindle against the wall. Finished ‘Mad about the Boy’ last night, Vaguely funny moments: 2 Irritated/angry moments: 24 Cigarettes: 3 (in rebellion) Hours sleep I’m working with today after reading: 5 Don’t get me wrong – I…

Trending: The Umano App

My current ‘to read’ list: 237 articles on Readability 6 magazines Half a Sunday Times paper The Saturday Magazines of the Irish Times 232 Books on kindle or stacked beside the bed… My love of reading is almost evenly matched by my intolerable hatred of missing out – which was why I was overjoyed when…

Trending: THAT Rihanna Video

…the latest music vid from Riri. It makes Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball look like a nun. Yes, Miley-flippin-Cyrus. And it takes twerking a whole new level of butt-shaking-floor-grinding-giggly-ness. Just try to watch it without your mouth dropping open. I guess if it was shock factor the singer was going for, she certainly achieved it. And…

Just for LoLs: Dancing Dublin Taxi Driver

This week we’re laughing at… the Taxi driver who can’t get through the crowd enjoying the first bit of sunshine we’ve had since they sold the last ‘Freaky Foot’… and this is what happens. Ah, sure where else would you get it like? Share this:

Just for LoLs – Rich Kids on Instagram

    Well we’re not sure whether to laugh at cry at this one but a new found blog for us is richkidsofinstagram. From diamond calculators, and Rolex parties to inflatable giant swans just… cause,  it’s pretty redonkulous. Includes such gems as ” I think so. #sushi #G6 #normallife by courtneyhazy #flyprivate “. You post pictures of…

Trending: Ear Candy… Monocle 24 Radio

Give your ears the smorgasbord of sound they deserve without the hard work. I don’t know how people find new music. Sometimes I wonder if all others do behind closed doors is take selfies and research the sh*t out of obscure hipster music…then pretend they’ve made no effort at all. But let’s not get into…

Confessions of a Listaholic

I’m a self-confessed list addict and I’ve no embarrassment about it. I think it’s actually one of the most productive ways to sort your thoughts out down on paper – digital paper that is. Your needs, desires and ‘to-do’ quite literally become ordered. And, somehow, problems become smaller and more manageable. I guess it’s easier to see the…