UK Drinking

Does Being Overweight in Business Mean People Take You Less Seriously?

Mark McCulloch | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark McCulloch

I applied for a job a few years ago and I got down to the last few candidates. I was very excited as it was a 'big brand' and at the final 'papal nod of the CEO' stage he began to ask me what I thought was an odd line of questioning. It started pretty early into what became the longest half hour of my life. "So Mark, have you always been overweight?" he asked.

Ring-Ring, RING-RING... It's Jamie Oliver!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Have you ever wanted a phone call from Mr Oliver? Yes. You heard correctly. We're nearly at 1 million subscribers and Jamie will be making some personal thank yous when we cross the line! Plus one lucky winner, wherever you are in the world, will receive a great big bag'o'goodies!

I Mistook Friendliness For a 'Come On'

Chris Rooney | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

My colleague Jess and I were in the pub talking to Michelle, our head of communications. It was her leaving do and many of the senior managers were there. Needless to say, enthusiasm was compulsory. She was being prompted to our New York office and we were learning about her move. It was a long winded tale of logistics and house-hunting, but we listened attentively.

Man Films His Drunk Wife Coming Home At 2am And Making A Snack

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Comedy

Well, we say 'making' - but it's more 'trying to make'. And we say 'grilled cheeses' - but it's more 'cheese strings put on top of Goldfish cracker...

Number Of Schoolchildren Smoking, Drinking And Doing Drugs Is Lowest Rate For A Decade

The Huffington Post UK | Jess Edwards | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The number of schoolchildren smoking, drinking and doing drugs is the lowest rate for 10 years, a new survey has revealed. The figures, released on...

This Bar Sign Speaks The Truth About Drinking

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Comedy

Posted to Reddit by aygul, we think everyone who imbibes will relate to this... How indeed?...

Lucy Sherriff

A Day In The Life Of A Muslim Student

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Drinking is embedded in the student culture, so for those who abstain, it's bound to be somewhat of a struggle to integrate, particularly during the a...

Our Youth Hate Themselves

Anna Moody | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Moody

I see trouble ahead...don't you? Our children are heading into the abyss of low self-esteem and self-loathing at a startling rate. Let's assess the recent incident in Magaluf. One young woman and 23 young men involved in a sexual act in public. I have read various viewpoints in the newspapers.

How That Extra Pint Could Be Damaging Your Heart

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you're heading out for a cheeky pint (or five) after work this evening you may want to think twice about how much alcohol you order. Experts hav...

Hot Food and Drink Ideas for Summer

Lucy Self | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Lucy Self

Don't know about anyone else, but once the mercury hits above 20 - I shed the skin of a (semi) responsible person and get utterly side tracked by the pursuit of pleasure. That dead area at the beginning of the week (I think they call it Sunday-Tuesday) becomes a gin-sodden round of boozy picnics, 'just the one' after work drinks/dins and pub garden pick me ups...

Eight Ways To Rectify That "WTF Did I Do Last Night" Feeling

Madison Taylor | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Madison Taylor

You wake up blurry eyed, head pounding like the bass from the night before and the lingering taste of a regrettable kebab and tequila shots in your mouth... You turn your head away from the light streaming in through the gap in your curtains and lay there motionless as you attempt to recall last night's antics.

Man V. Booze: The Funniest Drunk Fails (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Comedy

There is, of course, nothing funny about getting so hammered that you can't walk straight. Well, we say that... but this compilation of funny (and ...

Ultimate World Cup Drinking Guide

BarChick | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

Whether you couldn't afford the flight or you're only just getting into this whole World Cup thing we say pair your drinks to the country playing and get into the liquid cheer!

Five Cool Things to do With Rum

Nina Koo-Seen-Lin | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nina Koo-Seen-Lin

It's summertime now and therefore, every day is rum day, hooray! Rum is one of best spirit to drink during the hot months. The pirates of the Caribbean regarded it as their most precious treasure.

ITV Actually Paid For Students To Drink 48 Units Of Booze For Binge Drinking Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education

ITV has been slammed after paying for students to get so drunk one had the blood alcohol level of an A&E patient with blood poisoning. The televis...

Asa Bennett

House Of Lords Bought HOW Many Thousands Of Champagne Bottles?

HuffingtonPost.com | Asa Bennett | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Politics

The House of Lords has bought in over 17,000 bottles of champagne since the coalition began, enough to give each peer just over five bottles of bubbly...

My Date Was Stuck to Her Smartphone

Chris Rooney | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chris Rooney

Karen sat down and placed her phone on the table, it vibrated and she glanced at the message. My phone was also out, I pressed the home button but the last few seconds had not brought any new information. She smiled at her alert then placed the phone face up next to her drink.

Online Dating and Health Habits - What People Judge You on May Surprise You

Maria Chiorando | Posted 21.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maria Chiorando

London-based online daters are the most health-conscious when it comes to diet, with 46 per cent reporting that they have a 'healthy' diet. This contrasts with those from with Hertfordshire, who have the most carefree approach to diet, with 53 per cent claiming to eat 'whatever.'

Sanity Restored After Woman Loses £1m Damages Claim After She Fell Over Wall Looking For 'Somewhere To Wee'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

A woman who fell over a wall at a Roman site after looking for somewhere to "wee" after an evening's drinking has lost her £1 million damages action....

MPs' Champagne Bill Soars Under The Coalition

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics

MPs' appetite for champagne has not been affected by the coalition's austerity programme, as parliamentary officials bought in increasingly larger num...

Alcohol Is Good for You?

Mandy Townsend | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mandy Townsend

Whiskey can help prevent cancer according to the Telegraph. I'm sure you've heard that a lot of things do, but this brown drink is high in anti-oxidants which help to assist in containing the growth of cancerous cells. According to Food to Fitness, it reduces the oxidation process in the body which results in a chemo like effect.

Why University Sports So Aren't Worth It

Cristina Criddle | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cristina Criddle

University sports teams are everywhere. A firm believer in the healthy body, healthy mind mantra, I turned up at the sports freshers push with open arms only to be confronted by almost comical stereotypes. Boxing babes brandishing gloves, tennis totty trying to grab your attention, and water polo wonders in Speedos - that's enough.

Neknominate: Getting Behind a Viral Craze

Adam Burgess | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Burgess

Researchers at the University of Kent and Royal Holloway are in the process of studying the motivations, responses and concerns of those who have been NekNominated. We're interested in the role that peer pressure is playing in how people respond to these social media-based nominations...

Twenty-Five Cocktails To Drink Before You Die

BarChick | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BarChick

There are many things you should do in life, but drinking these 25 cocktails should definitely be high up that bucket list.

Well, It's One Way To Get Home... When You're Drunk

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Comedy

The official title of this YouTube video is "Drunken Russians taking their wasted buddy home". But as you'll notice, it was actually filmed in the sk...