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November 4, 2017
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Glass Of Red Wine May Help Conception, Study Finds

Good news for wine drinkers. A weekly glass of red wine might improve your chances of getting pregnant. This is, according to new research, carried out at Washington University. For the study, 135 women aged between 18 to 44 with regular menstrual cycles filled out a detailed dietary questionnaire. Intake […]
November 4, 2017

F**k You, Play-Doh!

I am done with Play-Doh. I have three children so you can imagine how much play dough has been bought, destroyed and thrown in the bin over the last eight years. Every single time I buy it I lie to myself and say this time it will be different. This […]
November 2, 2017

Teens Sacrificing Sleep For Their Phones

Today’s teens come across as disengaged and dreamy a lot of the time. And now American researchers believe they have discovered the reason why. It’s simple: Teenagers are trading sleep for time on their phones. The study found that the more time they spent online, the less the young people […]
November 1, 2017

There’s A Clinic To Help Clown Phobics

Remember that scene in Sex and the City where Carrie hides from a clown in the bathroom at a child’s birthday party? Well, there’s a word for it: Coulrophobia. Fear of clowns is a common phobia with one in eight Irish people afflicted with the condition. White facepaint, red nose, […]
November 1, 2017

The Six Word Mum: Stephanie Siviter

This week The M Word is introducing Stephanie Siviter to our readers. A self confessed wine and cheese expert for now. Until her dream job of becoming a published writer and to live by the sea. A mum of two boys with cheeky smiles, they are her muse her inspiration her […]
November 1, 2017

9 Things Not To Say To A Woman During Labour

In the early part of my pregnancy last year, I was like many women worried about labour. I think it’s the fear of the unknown is what really got to me. I knew it was going to be painful, as the old-school midwife at the ante-natal class chirpily told us […]


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