Caffeine Withdrawal Drives Need for More but Are We Addicts?

The Conversation UK | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
The Conversation UK

Caffeine is humankind's favourite drug. It's estimated to be consumed by 80% of people worldwide, and most of us consume several doses a day. This popularity would appear to be explained in large part by caffeine's psychostimulant effect - starting the day with tea or coffee helps us wake up, and later on rescues us when our energy begins to decline.

It's Time For a New Debate on Contraception

Nash Riggins | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Nash Riggins

Sex is a part of life, and women need to be aware of how they can effectively use contraception - and more vitally, how said contraception may not directly contradict their religious views. People live and die by the way governments and religions alike try to sweep debates on sex and contraception under the rug - so it's time to stop dismissing these topics as 'taboo'.

Hammond Admits Afghanistan 'Messy' After Pullout

PA | Posted 23.01.2013 | UK

Afghanistan is likely to be "messy" after western troops pull out in 2014, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond admitted today. Mr Hammond said there w...

Quitting Smoking: Traps that Stop you Succeeding

Vincent Brogan | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vincent Brogan

Before you stop you need to take smoking triggers into account and avoid the more dangerous ones after quitting. Consider listing the times, places and situations where you enjoyed or felt the need to smoke in the past. Plan a diversion like taking up exercise.

The Apprentice Withdrawal? Never Fear, Any Idiot Can Be An Idiot

Alfie Evers | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

It's been two or three weeks since The Apprentice finished and I'm not afraid to admit, I'm becoming a little twitchy.

Life After Facebook: I've Gone Cold Turkey

Matt Zarb-Cousin | Posted 29.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Matt Zarb-Cousin

I don't think it would be an exaggeration to say that I logged onto Facebook every single hour of every single day, other than when I was sleeping, and thankfully, I don't recall every dreaming about Facebook.