UK Alcohol

Legendary Mum Demonstrates How To Sneak Alcohol Into Any Venue Using An 'Umbrella'

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A mum has given us a lesson in sneaking booze into venues by disguising her’s as an “umbrella”. Hayleigh Quinn, 19, was on a train with her mum ...

Could You Give Up Food Waste In 40 Days?

Lishai Kaufer | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lishai Kaufer

You're probably having 'the chat' at the water cooler this week. Perhaps you've started calling your mates to muster up ideas. If you're super organised, you've already Googled "how to decide what to give up for Lent" at least twice by now.

What Do The Archbishop Of Canterbury, A Muslim Convert And George Best's Son Have In Common?

Lauren Booth | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Lauren Booth

Archbishop Justin Welby, myself and Calum Best are adult children of alcoholics or COA's. This means that our early years, although vastly different i...

The Phenomenon Of Making Women Doubt Their Sanity Isn't New, But Gaslighting Finally Gives Us A Way To Call It Out

Grace Garland | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK
Grace Garland

Gaslighting, the act of manipulating someone by psychological means into doubting their own sanity, was named after a play and subsequent movie where a husband convinces his wife she is going mad by gradually dimming the lights, whilst telling her it is only her who thinks the lights are flickering.

What Trying To Stay Young Does To Your Body

Dr Nick Summerton | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Nick Summerton

We all want to stay young for as long as possible. But trying to cling onto the lifestyle you had in your 20s doesn't keep you youthful. It might do something for you psychologically, but physically there are repercussions.

'Wine Glass Mask' Will Enrich Your Weekend Drinking Experience To The Max

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Someone has invented a fully-immersive Wine Glass Mask that lets you inhale wine’s delightful bouquet and drink it all in one go. The glass is speci...

Majority Of Public 'Unaware' Red Wine Can Increase Cancer Risk

PA | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Almost nine in 10 people are not aware that drinking red wine can increase a person’s chances of getting cancer, a new poll suggests. World Cancer...

Woman Receives Surprise Gift In The Post, Realises She Sent It To Herself While Drunk

Mercury Press | Rachel Moss | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A woman was flattered to receive a huge cosmetics haul from a mystery sender – only to discover the present was sent by herself when drunk. Pauline ...

Three Steps I Took To Become Alcohol Free (And Carefree)

Jonathan Young | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jonathan Young

Of course, eventually I would succeed, and far from the life downgrade I feared, the opposite happened. My success wasn't a fluke, it didn't happen overnight, it wasn't a result of willpower nor did I live in a hut in the woods for two years. In fact, there were three deliberate stages to it and I've shared them below.

Cheap, High-Strength Cider Should Face Price Increase, Experts Say

Press Association | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Cheap, high-strength cider should face a price increase in order to reduce its “burden” on the NHS and society, experts have said. The Alcohol H...

15 Things You Only Know If You're A Serial Drunk Texter

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 02.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Ladies and gentlemen, the tech heroes at Whatsapp have finally noticed what we’ve all known for years - we are simply not responsible enough to text...

The Risk In Caution: Acrylamide, Alcohol And Trump

Adam Staten | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Adam Staten

It was widely reported over the weekend that the British Medical Association has issued guidance to its members that they should not to refer to pregn...

Five Things I Learnt From Dry January

Katie Teehan | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Teehan

Waking up on New Year's Day, I actually believed I would. I felt determined, for the first time, to stick to a booze ban. I was slightly affronted by the number of people who mocked my plan, citing my Irishness, and usual love of 'a few drinks' as reasons why I couldn't possibly succeed.

I Learned A Pretty Valuable Lesson Doing Dry January For The First Time

Amy Packham | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Packham

I realised pretty early on that no one is rooting for you when you go sober for a month, especially in January. In fact, most will try and make you break it by encouraging you to have a drink with them because it's "no fun not to drink in January"

Never Mind Dry January, We Should Probably All Give Up Alcohol

Chris King | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Chris King

While a war has been declared on sugar, no such pressure is being put on alcohol. The voices in favour of minimum pricing, which has been rejected by the UK government, largely belong to health groups, the equivalent of the friend who doesn't drink - you respect their views and they are probably right, but you're having too much fun drinking to listen.

A Prosecco Festival Is Coming To London And We're Fizzing With Excitement

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 27.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A three-day Prosecco festival is coming to London and it’s quite possibly the best news we’ve heard this year. Prosecco Springs will take place f...

Doing Dry January? Here's How Giving Up Booze Affects Your Body

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 26.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When your mates are out boozing and you’re wrapped in a blanket at home sipping mint tea, it can be difficult to remember why you started Dry Januar...

Mum's Genius Wine Hack Sticks Two Fingers Up At Dry January

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For those of you not doing Dry January, one woman has a top tip to getting sloshed on the cheap before a big night out. Because there is no poorer tim...

9 Valentine's Gift Ideas For The Wine-Lover In Your Life

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’d rather not get your other half chocolates, teddies or balloons this Valentine’s Day, we’re here for you. This year, we’ve decided to ...

Turbo Gin And Tonic Is The New Drink Combining Your Favourite Things

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Choosing between gin or coffee is the modern-day version of “Daddy or chips”, but thankfully we no longer have to decided between two of our favou...

Don't Quit! 5 Tips To Help You With Dry January

Kate Beavis | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

On 17th January, it is "Ditch Your New Year's Resolution" day, after the most miserable "Blue Monday" day of the year, 24 hours earlier. I have one th...

Since When Did Skinny Equal Healthy?

Jen Faulkner | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Faulkner

If you are doing Dry January or are giving up refined sugar then I applaud you, but please do it for your health, and don't for one minute think you'll be happier if and when you are skinny. It doesn't work like that.

Anyone Who's Single Will Relate To This Guest At Her Friend's Wedding

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

When you’re single, weddings are good for one thing and one thing only - getting sloshed. One woman who attended her friend’s wedding decided to e...

This Is Why We Need All Of The Kebabs After A Boozy Night Out

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

We’ve all been there: you’ve drunk enough to sedate a horse and are now famished. You can’t go home yet - because hunger pangs - so you sniff ou...

Easing Yourself In After Dry January? 'Shims' Are The Low-Alcohol Drinks For You

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re about to start drinking again after a month of Dry January, “shim” cocktails could help ease you in. Shims are drinks with a lower “...