Denis Kilcommons: Buy Nothing Day

Buy Nothing Day was launched in North America in 1997

Denis Kilcommons: Bonds of friendship strained by the price of a stamp

Christmas card tradition undermined by expense and new technology

Denis Kilcommons: Let’s all chill out maaan ...!

On Facebook, people often put a message of goodwill or in support of a charity or a sentiment and ask everyone to share it.

Denis Kilcommons: Sharing memories of festive seasons past

It's less than two weeks to Christmas, the decorations are up, children are counting down the days.

Denis Kilcommons: Troublesome balloons keep rearing their head

Bronwyn Brennan smiled when she read my complaint about being haunted by aThomas the Tank Engine balloon on a string.

Denis Kilcommons: We're settling for one small tree and saving the planet

The carbon footprints left by Christmas illuminations must be immense

Denis Kilcommons: Enduring the silent presence of Thomas

I am being stalked by a balloon called Thomas.

Denis Kilcommons

Denis Kilcommons: Don't fear the receiver!

It’s about time this instant communication generation – with their iPads, iPhones, Blackberries, texts and emails – learn how to communicate properly

Digging for nits

Denis Kilcommons: Getting rid of unwanted pets

NHS Choices website says head lice are about the size of a sesame seed and survive by biting the scalp and sucking blood

Denis Kilcommons: Long-gone medicines are just the tonic for me!

Readers have recalled other over the counter medicines from 50 and 60 years ago

Denis Kilcommons: I’m trying to stem the flow

My nose is currently like an overflow system

Denis Kilcommons: A street menace in Berlin?

The Beano delivered with the Examiner the other week was a reminder of a recent trip to Berlin.

Denis Kilcommons: Comedians used to mock David Beckham

Comedians should laugh now that David Beckham is a multi-millionaire.

Denis Kilcommons: Battery change was needed to get me going

My car engine gave a dreaded click when I tried to turn it on the other morning.

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Denis Kilcommons: Can standing up really lead to a longer life

Posture expert Dr Steven Weiniger says the human body was not made to sit at a desk for long periods of time


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