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The secret to a happy and healthy life is all about finding the right balance, right?

Sure, it's a nice idea – but seriously, if anyone has actually managed figure this one out, hit us up! God knows we could use the help.

It's hard enough trying to juggle a packed work and social schedule, never mind all the little chores and responsibilities that pop up along the way.

There's simply not enough hours in the day, and we'd be lying if we said we'd never thought about taking some time off to catch up on our ever growing pile of laundry – and it looks like we're not alone.

In fact, a new study has fund that the average millennial “wastes” up to six days of annual leave per year in order to facilitate everyday tasks.

A survey of 2,000 young professionals revealed that almost a quarter of their days off are used for “boring” tasks like doctor's appointments, waiting for deliveries and even doing household chores.

What's more, 58 per cent of participants said they had been “forced” to work during their days off, with a further 22 per cent admitting that the extra work had impacted their relationships.

The research, commissioned by Hotels.com, also found that 42 per cent of young professionals don't take all the annual leave they are entitled to.

According to The Independent, Sloan Sheridan-Williams, life coach and wellness consultant, said: “Taking a proper holiday is crucial for ensuring our emotional, physical and mental well-being.”

She also shared some tips on how to make the most of your time off.

“This April, booking your holiday smartly will mean you can benefit from 24 glorious days off in a row using only 14 days of annual leave – giving you more time to do something exciting and properly switch off before you have to switch on the computer again.”

Researchers also found that 14 per cent of young professionals resented “having” to take time off for weddings, while 10 per cent would rather stay in the office than use there annual leave fort a stag or hen do.

Isabelle Pinson, Vice President, EMEA at Hotels.com, said: “Finding something fun to do with your annual leave is easier and more affordable than ever so it’s a shame to see young professionals either wasting or not taking their allocated holiday.”

“We want to encourage everyone to make the most of their time off in 2018.

Excuse us while we plan our summer getaway.


Look, we all thought that by the age of 25 we would be married and living in a lavish house, spending our Sundays browsing around home stores and buying the expensive candles.

Alas, society shifted on it's arse and most of us are lucky at to have moved out of our parents house and into an overpriced box falsely given the name 'an apartment' before our 25th birthday.

So it comes as no surprise that us millennials are suffering from something that never before existed and that is 'the quarter life crisis'.

When you cop that you haven't lived up to their own expectations by a certain age, it can be crushing.

As this study shows.

More than 1,000 people aged between 23 and 39 were surveyed to see what factors they believed affected their life satisfaction.

It showed that 30 percent of married people who were going through a quarter-life crisis thought that they had settled for their other half. 

Those who blamed the pressure to get hitched in adding to their depressive state made up 17 percent and 16 percent blamed it on the pressure to get pregnant. 


And it found out that 2 in 3 people had experienced the quarter life crisis. 

Do you agree?




Despite all the chat about the younger generations being promiscuous, Tinder-loving, bed-hopping deviants, a new study has shown that millenials are actually lonelier than other age groups.

57 percent of 5000 millennials polled in a new study admitted that they are lonely, but despite the forever-alone feels they are actively looking for love.

Millennials are 125 percent more likely to admit that they are addicted to making potential romantic connect ions with others, compared to other generations, which reflects out smart phone-obsessed way of life. 

The way that technology has enabled people to connect in our generation is extraordinary, but millennials are 22 percent more likely to feel that the dating technology holds them back from finding true romance, or makes the pursuit of love more difficult.

This isn't surprising really when some dating apps and websites, on which 57 percent of millennials admit to having a profile, encourage users to make a judgement based purely on looks rather than deeper connective traits like intelligence, personality and common morals. 

Some technological turn offs that the study revealed were people who openly complain about things on Facebook and people who are constantly on their social media accounts instead of focusing on real life. We know a few people who could do with reading that statistic. 

The study, conducted by Match.com, also found that, while millennials may be lonelier, we are less likely to see sex before the first date as a bad thing.

In fact, up to 48 percent of millennial couples have already slept together before their first date, having met randomly and hooked up in the heat of the moment. 

Looking for love in 2017? 30 percent of the population are in the same boat, so surely there are enough girlfriends and boyfriends for everyone.

It's not surprising that millennials are feeling the heat when it comes to coupling off, as our generation are 117 percent more likely to get overwhelmed over the pressure of marriage. So if all our aunties could stop asking us when he's putting a ring on it, that would be fab. 

While it would be nie to catch feelings in time for Valentine's Day, being single isn't all that bad, right? 


It's happened to many of us…we're travelling to the most Instagram-able spots in the world, yet there's nobody to take photos of us in all our cultured glory.

Whether it's Niagara Falls, the Colosseum of Rome or the white sand beaches in Bali, sometimes a great candid is all we crave. Why waste the opportunity?

If your own significant other can barely hold a camera, or if you're a single solo traveller, finding somebody to capture us at our finest moment can be tedious at best. 

Not all of us have a John Legend to work his magic on the lens for the sake of our followers:


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Luckily for us, specialist tour operators Roma Experience are now (hilariously) offering an Instagram boyfriend to follow you around all day and get those #travelgoals snaps you've always wanted.

They spotted a gap in the market, that's for sure. Their timing couldn't be better, seeing as social media is playing a massive role in the lives of global youth.

Instagram is even acting as an influential factor in choosing a travel destination, with a ludicrous 40.1% of millennials deeming the site an important factor when considering a holiday. My God, what have we become?


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The Roma Experience's 'boyfriend of Instagram' is sure to be a sell-out, offering the unsung heroes of 'likes' to women (and fellow men) from every corner of the world. Bless them.

The Instagram Boyfriend has become an obsession in its own right, with countless pages dedicated to the men who play their part in giving a partner the PERFECT shot for the feed.

Not all heroes wear capes, just selfie sticks.


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The wonderful service allows travellers to hire a profesh photographer to join them on their tour for three hours, taking pictures of them around some of the most picturesque Italian sites the gorgeous country has to offer.

You will then be emailed the iconic new pictures of you at your fiercest, fresh and ready for the gram. Or just your fridge?

The service is an additional €350 on top of the price for the full-day tour of Rome, but can you put a price on insta-worthy images? Hell no. It's 2019, this is our lifestyle now people.

Roma Experience’s Full Day Tour of Rome and Vatican City costs from €643, including all entrance fees, and private transfer from the city centre to the Vatican. The photographic service is an option extra, priced at €355.


Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson is known for having a wicked sense of humour, but now he's saying that the younger generation need to adapt to his style.

The 46-year-old former wrestler, told the Daily Star that he's all for supporting free choice and expression, but the youth are basically finding reasons to be offended nowadays.

Bear with us, polarising comments incoming;

"I don’t have to agree with what somebody thinks, who they vote for, what they voted for, what they think, but I will back their right to say or believe it. That’s democracy."


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“So many good people fought for freedom and equality – but this generation are looking for a reason to be offended," he added.

The interview recalls recent instances of 'PC culture' such as calls for the gingerbread man to be gender neutral, Baby It's Cold Outside getting banned and for the expletive f*ggot to be removed from Fairytale of New York.

Needless to say, a lot of people predictably were offended at his remarks, which tar a whole generation with the same brush.

The American actor, who is starring in the upcoming Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (HOW many of these movies need to be made, like please end them) added that the world has "progressed over the last 30 or 40 years."

He then did a turnaround by saying; "but, “generation snowflake or whatever you want to call them are actually putting us backwards.” Ouch.

*Tries desperately not to be offended and fails.*

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There are so many fab things about being Irish.

Our alcohol tolerance, Ryan Tubridy, how a cup of tea can cure literally anything…I could go on.

However, unlike our more exotic European counterparts or our straight-up American friends, we kinda self-sabotage when it comes to the whole dating thing. 

Jesus, we don't even use the word ''dating.''

Or ''date'' tbh.

In short, I think we can all agree that we're hopeless.

Navigating the battlefield of romance is tough at the best of times but we seem to have a special talent for making it even harder for ourselves.  

So why do we do this, and more importantly how do we do it?

Here are a few mannerisms that you might be familiar with…welcome to The Dark Side of Irish millennial relationship culture. 

What is the ''date'' that you speak of?

A date is a pretty straightforward concept…for everyone who isn't Irish.

What we do is; find someone we like, who likes us and message each other for about a million years until we grow a beard and die alone in our bedroom surrounded by pizza boxes, with our phones clasped in our withered hands. 

A bit too dramatic? Not really tbf. 

Game Playing

FYI all you foreign folk reading this – slagging the complete shit of someone in Ireland = fancying the arse off them. 

''Let's wait three more hours to text them back then they waited to reply to me..yeah, that'll show him that I'm interested.'' What the actual f*ck?! 

Mixed signals everywhere…you can see why we get confused. 

White Lies

We don't like to hurt anyone's feelings (unless we're taking the piss out of them) so we tell a few white lies.

''I don't mind where we go…'', ''I like that shirt'' etc. etc. etc. 

The bottom line is that we're too nice, and no one benefits from it.  


We need it, ok? We just do.

Before a date, during a date, after a date. We're not like these Italians or Spanish who think a date is a sober-free affair hiking up a mountain to look at goats.

No – meet us at the pub, please. We'll have been there two hours with our mates having a few ''to loosen the nerves.''

Awkward Overload

We can't take a compliment, we don't like to talk about our feelings, we avoid the ridiculous are-we-together-or-are-you-shifting-other-people-talk.

We'll literally say nothing and pretend we're OK with this level of painful uncertainty for the rest of our days. Why? Because we're kind of insane if we're gonna be brutally honest with ourselves. 

If you're nodding your head a more than two of these, it might be time for a dating attitude overhaul lads.

Otherwise, your romantic future ain't lookin' too rosy. 


So, there's no question that our diets have changed in the past few years.

Avocados, chia seeds, almond butter – these things were barely in our vocabulary in 2011 never mind our fridge.

But it seems that these foods could actually be changing the way our bodies react to hunger.

Researchers from the University of Georgia discovered that foods rich in polyunsaturated fats may alter our appetites and in turn, contribute to overall weight loss.

Millenial staples like avocado, quinoa, chickpeas and walnuts have all been linked to improved problem-solving skills and better memory, but now scientists hope they could help tackle the obesity epidemic.

During the study, researchers monitored participants' hormone levels when following a diet high polyunsaturated fats.

The group of 18 to 35-year-olds were also asked to indicate on a scale how hungry they were and how much they thought they could eat.

The results showed that those who consumed more polyunsaturated fats were less hungry and felt fuller for longer.

According to The Independent, lead researcher, Jamie A. Cooper said, “Appetite hormones play an important role in regulating how much we eat.”

“These findings tell us that eating foods rich in PUFAs (polyunsaturated fats), like those found in walnuts, may favourably change appetite hormones so that we can feel fuller for longer.”

Now for the science bit.

The reason that following a so-called millenial diet resulted in better appetite control is that it decreases the amount of ghrelin and increases the amount of peptide in your body.

Ghrelin is the hormone which controls hunger, while peptide controls the feeling of satisfaction you get after a meal.

So, what have we learned?

Eating fat will nit necessarily make you fat and millenials are making the world a healthier place, one smashed avocado at a time. 



Nothing brings us more joy than the launch of a new cosmetic range – especially when the packaging is divine (real talk). 

That is exactly why we are basically giddy about the new range of products by Shiseido, inspired by the wonderful world of Millennials. 

WASO is the new range, which has been crafted with authenticity at its core.

Through the launch of their new range, Shiseido is redefining beauty by empowering Millennials to feel beautiful in their own skin – whatever their gender, nationality or age. 

Now that is a message we can get down with! 

The message is simple: true beauty defies stereotypes.

WASO is more than just a skin care line for Millennials, it is a campaign that champions beauty from the inside-out.

By now, you're probably wondering what exactly the word WASO means – a fair question. 

The name WASO is drenched in authentic Japanese heritage. It originates from a combination of two words, "WA" meaning a Japanese sense of peace, and "SO" meaning inspiration, idea and thoughtfulness. 

The best part? Every element of the product's formula uses safe ingredients based on Shisedo's unique standards. 

The brand designed a special method for formulating whole botanical cells into the WASO range, to deliver a total skin care solution. 

This basically means that the range has been designed to treat the needs of Millenial skin, focusing on dryness, oiliness and visible pores. 

WASO is available for purchase right now, and we're stocking up! 


OK, we'll be the first to admit that we could use some help in the finance department.

Between the increased cost of living in Ireland, and a minimum wage that doesn't even nearly reflect this, finding enough money (or any at all) to put away for a rainy day can be a real struggle – but hey, we're trying.

We all remember that millionaire who said millennials would be able to afford house if they stopped buying avocado toast, right?

Well, if that observation was enough to get your blood boiling, you're not going to like what this new study has to say.

Research conducted by insurance company, Direct Line, found that millions of young people are only spending their money on things that will improve their 'status'.

Apparently, almost 25 per cent of 18-34 year-olds surveyed admitted that reality TV shows influenced them to put an emphasis on wealth and luxury possessions.

Over a third revealed they had boasted about new possessions on social media and 20 per cent said there was no point owning something nice if other people didn't know about it.

In an attempt to explain why the focus for the millenial generation is on short-term satisfaction from luxury goods rather than long-term goals, Liz Emerson, the co-founder of the Intergenerational Foundation spoke to The Independent.

She said:  “Today’s young professionals already face a marginal tax rate of 41 per cent after student loan repayments, national insurance, and income tax. That is before the depressing reality that younger workers are unlikely to ever own a home of their own, or have adequate pensions, unlike their parent’s generation.

“Even moving out to rent has become increasingly unaffordable due to declining wages and the high cost of housing. With a third of graduates now in non-graduate jobs there may be little to look forward to in the future beyond a luxury purchase now and again.”

So, basically we need to start looking at the bigger picture when it comes to our finances, but given the depressing reality of the economic climate, it doesn't hurt to treat yo'self every once in a while – am I right?



We've conquered the avocado fields of the world, now it's time for millenials to conquer the skies. 

Air France is launching a brand new airline, which is targeting the distinctive generation. 

'We started with our target customer segment, the millennials, to create this new brand that means something to them,' sid Caroline Fontaine, VP Brand at Air France, in a statement. 

'Designed for our millennial customers, it will offer more than just a flight and a fare, it will offer a global travel experience.' said Dominique Wood, EVP Brand and Communications at Air France. 

However, the airline concept is a little lost on us. 

'Joon is a lifestyle brand and a state of mind. Short, punchy and international, the name Joon is designed to address a worldwide audience.'

The airline is set to launch later this year, but there is no word yet on how exactly the 'lifestyle brand' will be adding to the millennial experience.

Presumably there will be complimentary gin and tonics and an Instagram photo booth? 

Rather than plumping for the uber-popular millennial pink, the brand has also opted for a striking blue shade to represent their generational beliefs. 

'Its visual identity is based on an electric blue colour code symbolising the airline's dynamic attitude, as well as the sky, space and travel.'

However, the description of how this shade translates into their employees uniforms left us scratching our heads. 

'The uniform of Joon's flight attendants will be inspired by the new fashion codes, basic and chic.'

Yes you read that right – basic and chic.

So we're anticipating the air hostesses will be donning a pair of high waisted denims, a Breton top and UGG boots while toting a pumpkin spice latte in one hand and assisting you with your overhead luggage with the other. 

Further information about the new airline will be available in September when Joon kicks off it's millennial airways with flights to and from Paris. 


There are a few things that are heavily associated with millennial: selfies, college debt and avocados. 

Whether smashed on toast at a hip millennial-filled brunch spot or sliced over or chopped salad, we kind of love the healthy green. 

Avocado has been having a major moment, as the green delicacy fast became one of the biggest food trends of the past few years.

However, a new survey has shown that despite the association with millennial buyers, millennials actually don't like to guac ingredient all that much. 

The Huffington Post sought out to discover the true millennial propensity for avocados, with shocking results. 

The survey found that people aged 18-29 aren't actually all that obsessed with them.

Only 28 per cent of adults under age 30 say they 'love' the fruit.

Actually, people aged over 30 are way more besotted with it than anyone else, with 35 per cent saying they love the fruit. 

Seeing as avocados have been blamed for millennials not being able to get on the property ladder, we're thinking that those who gave that advice might be eating their words. 




Our generation can't seem to catch a break.

The current economic climate has left many of us struggling to afford basic housing and living expenses and yet we are still criticised for being too 'entitled'. 

Then again we are spending huge chunks of modest incomes on brunch – so it's own own fault, apparently.

Older generations have been quick to label millennials as careless and lazy, but as it turns out, baby boomers may actually be more entitled than their kids. 

According to The Independent, a study conducted by the personal finance site bankrate.com, has revealed that millenials believe they should be financially independent by the age of 22 – a full year and a half earlier than our parents generation.

What's more, 20.5 was revealed as the age most young adults think should start paying for car, while 18.5 was seen as a good age to take responsibility for your mobile phone contract. 

Sarah Berger, a columnist and analyst at bankrate.com, said: “It’s refreshing to see that millennials really do have high expectations of gaining financial independence and getting off their parents’ payroll.”

Hmm. We don't reckon this information would come as  'refreshing' to an actual milllanial. 

Of course we don't want to be finanically dependent, we don't want to struggle to buy homes and we most certainly don't want to live with our parents well into out late-20s, but unfortunately that is the reality for a lot of young people today.

No wonder we spend so much time going for brunch.