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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 “...

Booze-Free Bar Offers Those With Alcohol Dependency A Space To Go And Have Fun

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

A new bar is set to open in Middlesbrough with a view to providing people with drink problems a safe space to enjoy a night out. The venue, called Bar...

9 Responses For When Someone Asks Why You're Not Drinking

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dry January is here, bringing with it all of the people who want to see your teetotal ways crumble. If you’ve already been asked ‘why aren’t you...

How Reddit Is Helping More Than 50,000 People Recover From Alcoholism

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

If you’re struggling with alcohol addiction, signing into Reddit could help. That’s according to research from, which suggests the se...

This Alcohol-Sensing Wristband Will Tell You Just How Drunk You Are

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Tech

With December behind us, we could all probably do with a hiatus from the pub. But in preparation for our inevitable return to the bar, the world’s f...

Why Today's Kids Can Be The Most Health-Conscious Yet

Trevor Hardy | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Parents
Trevor Hardy

This generation has already set the pace by drinking and smoking less than ever before. But with the rise of obesity it is now time for young people (and their parents) to take hold of the opportunities they have and create a truly healthy life.

Playing To Your Strengths

Matt Chambers | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Chambers

The current buzzword in the Scotch whisky industry seems to be experimentation. This year we have seen major brands releasing whiskies that have been matured in funky wine casks, creating new recipes and collaborating with craft beer brewers. But is the phenomena in danger of snowballing out of control?

Chocolate-Infused Gin Exists To Ruin Your 'Dry January' Plans

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Excited to dive headfirst into ‘Dry January’? You probably won’t be after reading this. Belgian chocolatier Xolato has created cocoa-infused gi...

Watch Out Ladies, Men Are After Your Prosecco

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 30.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought Prosecco was a woman’s tipple, think again. A new survey of 2,000 men has revealed that more guys than ever are buying Prosecco. More...

Drinking Beer Could Reduce Hangover Symptoms On New Year's Day

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If it’s likely you’ll spend New Year’s Day with your head in a sling, listen up. Scientists have discovered that there might be a way to reduce ...

Alcoholics Reveal The Moment They Knew They Had A Drinking Problem

The Huffington Post | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

People who suffer from alcohol addiction have revealed the moment they knew their drinking had got out of hand. From hiding their alcohol consumption ...

F**k Dry January, Here's Why I'm Doing 'Damp' January

Poorna Bell | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

The problem with dry January, for me anyway, is that there is no give. I know plenty of people who have done it, and who have loved it, and haven't given booze a second thought. It's helped kickstart healthier habits around drinking and given a much-needed break from alcohol.

Five Reasons To Give Dry January A Go

Kate Beavis | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Beavis

Fast forward to January 2015 and once again I decided to give Dry January a go, remembering all the positive feelings felt a year earlier. This time I remembered how I fell off the wagon in mid-February so secretly planned to try for a year. It has now been 24 months and I have no intentions to drink alcohol again.

The Secret To Parenting An Adult Problem Child

Stephen Wisner | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Wisner

On Christmas Eve, I will join my parents for a night of fun, laughter, and joy. But this cheerful atmosphere sharply contrasts the mood of the family gathering seven years earlier. On that day, my father informed me that a parent is only as happy as his saddest child. My response was, "Well then, you're screwed." I was 23 years old and had surpassed a previous low to hit rock bottom...

Drinking At Christmas

Nancy Atkinson-Turner | Posted 23.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nancy Atkinson-Turner

Drink Driving. We all know the rules right? The legal limit is 80 milligrams of alcohol for every 100 milliliters of blood or 35 micrograms of alcohol for every 100 milligrams of breath. So, if you are over the limit, bye bye license.

Death Of Newcastle University Student Prompts Warnings Over Society Drinking Games

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A leading alcohol education charity has warned of the dangers of drinking games after the tragic death of a Newcastle University student following a s...

Christmas Is Coming. How To Not Get Fat.

Karen Laing | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Laing

Schools are breaking up and the last of the nativity plays are upon us. We are now bang in the season of jingle bells and gin, cake, cocktails and exc...

Genius Woman Turns Fridge Into Instant Wine Dispenser

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Clare Potts and her boyfriend Jo recently made the very adult decision to buy a house together. And how do adults celebrate such things? Well, by turn...

Mince Pie Gin Is Here To Fill Your Christmas With Liquid Joy

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 13.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gin fans can now sip on Christmas in a glass as a distillery has made mince pie flavoured gin. The beverage, created by Sipsmith, is enhanced with spi...

Alcohol And You: Why The Office Party Is Often Your Most Important Wake-Up Call Of The Year

Dr Niall Campbell | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Niall Campbell

Alcohol is toxic to your largest organ - your skin. The toxins make your skin less elastic and it is very ageing. Your liver will improve. It can handle small quantities, but excessive drinking causes it to get inflamed - which is what we call 'alcoholic hepatitis', a silent disease.

The Definitive Ranking Of Christmas Drinks, As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The drinks lurking at the back of your parents’ liquor cabinet have been untouched for a very good reason. (Most of them are terrible). However, ma...

The Shocking Impact Of Alcohol On The Emergency Services

Fiona Bruce | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Politics
Fiona Bruce

The UK's relationship with alcohol is not without consequence. Excessive drinking places an enormous burden on our emergency services - including the police, fire, ambulance and accident and emergency - with the wider financial impact of responding to alcohol-related emergencies alongside the very human effect on the people who work in these critical areas. This is especially pertinent at a time such as this, as the Christmas season approaches.