The Truth About Allergies and Why They Must Not Be Seen as Burdens

How it took a near-death experience to understand the seriousness of living with allergies Chocolate that can be eaten by a person with severe egg and nut allergies along with an epi-pen and proscribed medication (credit: Eidhne Gallagher) This is one of the most difficult things I have ever written about, but at the same …

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An Exotic Among Common: What It’s Really Like to Live With an Unusual Name

If you were to go into a gift shop and see a rack advertising name tags or magnets, you are never going to see my name. E.I.D.H.N.E (Credit: Bobby O'Rinn) Eidhne. E.I.D.H.N.E An unusual name with a very unusual spelling. To this day, I still am not sure how my mother and father decided on …

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Behind the Bookcase: Visiting the Anne Frank House

I'll never forget when I received my history book in third class. It was nothing extravagant, just a simple children's history book about famous people and events. I was flicking through the book without much interest, when my eyes noticed a name that I had never heard of before. Anne Frank. Anne Frank posing for …

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