Deborah O’Donoghue is a British-Irish writer who has lived in the UK, France and Belgium. She has travelled all over the world and worked in car body repairs, in the best fish ‘n’ chip shop in Brighton, and been a gopher in a comedy club, as well as a teacher. She’s a past winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association Short Story Prize. Her début novel, Sea of Bones, was published by Legend Press in 2019 and comes out in Germany in 2021. Follow Deborah on Twitter and Instagram.

5 December 2023

New Zealand to fund tax cuts via a U-turn on anti-smoking legislation

New Zealand’s new Conservative coalition government is doing a U-turn on anti-smoking legislation. “World-leading” The legislation, introduced by previous Prime Minister Jacinda Ahern and passed in […]
4 December 2023

How to make the most out of winter in Brussels

As winter has taken over Brussels, it’s becoming harder and harder to find something to do for an entire day. While cozying up under a fluffy […]
30 November 2023

France to ban smoking on beaches and in parks in effort to curb tobacco-related deaths

In a move to combat tobacco-related deaths, France is set to ban smoking on all beaches, in public parks, forests and areas surrounding schools. The announcement […]
30 November 2023

Space travel could increase risk of erectile dysfunction, new study finds

In a study published on November 22nd, scientists have uncovered a potential link between deep space travel and a heigher risk of erectile dysfunction in male […]
20 November 2023

The perfect Brussels getaway for the sweater weather

Winter has arrived in Brussels, or at least the grey, wet, windy kind of winter that Brussels gets. The parks that are flooded with picnickers during […]
9 November 2023

Study reveals one sleepless night’s surprisingly positive impact on depression

A recent study conducted by neurobiologists at Northwestern University has unveiled a fascinating connection between acute sleep deprivation and mood enhancement, indicating that just one sleepless […]
31 October 2023

Belgium to get tougher on tobacco in bid to meet anti-smoking targets

Smoking is about to get more expensive and inconvenient in Belgium, where the government has just approved a suite of anti-tobacco measures set to come into […]
16 October 2023

65+ age group to outnumber under-15s in Europe by 2024

Europe is decades ahead of other world regions, the WHO (World Health Organization) has said, when it comes to having an aging population. Time to act […]
5 October 2023

Erection boosting spider venom gel starts clinical trials

Not everyone would be up to the job of extracting venom from a lethal 15cm arachnid. It requires clasping one of the huge furry spiders with […]
18 September 2023

Californians might soon be able to enjoy cannabis the Amsterdam-way

Cannabis has been legal in California for a while now, though some might argue that the circumstances in which one can enjoy the relaxing herb might […]
13 September 2023

Vaping affects our immune system, new study suggests

A new study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology on September 5th and carried out by researchers at the University of Birmingham, suggests […]
6 September 2023

New research questions alcohol’s impact on attractiveness

A recent study, entitled “Beer Goggles or Liquid Courage? Alcohol, Attractiveness Perceptions, and Partner Selection Among Men”, aimed to investigate the relationship between alcohol consumption and […]
5 September 2023

European Space Agency warns humans to ditch phones before going to bed

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Andreas Mogensen is currently conducting sleep research on the International Space Station (ISS) in a mission called “Huginn”. The aim is […]
4 September 2023

Eating spicy food may help you live longer, says a new study

A study looking at the chili pepper consumption and mortality of Italian adults has revealed that those who regularly eat chili peppers are likely to live […]
21 August 2023

How to avoid bed bugs when traveling

Souvenirs are great but only if you’ve chosen them for yourself. Even though you could consider a bed bug that hitchhiked home inside your luggage to […]
21 July 2023

Which countries have the best healthcare in the world?

Figures released in spring 2023 show that Singapore tops a ranking of countries judged by health score index. East and South East Asia did well in […]