alcohol

Pregnancy

Laws That Punish Pregnant Women for Drinking Do More Harm Than Good

A new study reveals that punitive laws surrounding alcohol use among pregnant women may be rooted in suppressing women's autonomy, rather than improving public health.
Leila Ettachfini
8.3.17
TOURISM

How the Abandoned Nuclear Wasteland of Chernobyl Became a Bachelorette Party Town

Decades after a catastrophe at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor left 31 dead and over 100,000 people displaced, the site has become a destination for bachelor and bachelorette parties. But what are the ethics of celebrating at the site of a tragedy?
Florence Wilkinson
6.6.17
ask-hole

What Happens When You Get Your Pet High

A vet explains whether that doobie you shared with your pug is animal abuse or not.
Sirin Kale
2.10.17
Work

I Found Him Dangling from the Roof: The Most Insane Office Christmas Parties

"My face was covered in blood, I had a black eye, and my head felt like caving in."
Sophie Saint Thomas
12.10.16
drinking

I Ate Activated Charcoal to Try to Prevent Myself from Getting Drunk

People from various corners of Pinterest boast about the many benefits of activated charcoal—from detoxing stomachs to curing hangovers. I decided to put the new fad to the ultimate test and popped some charcoal pills.
Bethy Squires
11.4.16
drinking

At Long Last, the Drinking Gender Gap Is Closing for Women

We may not have equal pay or equal rights, but you can rest assured knowing that we do get equal drunk.
Kimberly Lawson
10.25.16
ask-hole

Why You Don't Dream After Smoking Weed

Sleep scientists explain why getting high is a major buzzkill for your dreams.
Bethy Squires
9.23.16
FOOD

I Made an Entire Four-Course Meal Out of Rosé

Is it possible to survive entirely on rosé? I had grape expectations.
Zing Tsjeng
9.20.16
Health

Your Drunk Friends Trick You Into Thinking You're Sober

How drunk you feel depends on who you hang out with—not how much you actually drink, a new study finds.
Gabby Bess
9.19.16
Weed

How High Are College Students Today? Very High, Says Study

According to a new study, marijuana use among college students is on the rise. They're also still drinking heavily, but putting down the cigarettes.
Candace Bryan
9.8.16
Health

How Alcohol Affects Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Researchers in Denmark have conducted one of the first major studies into how alcohol influences your chances of conceiving. We spoke to the lead author to find out why booze impairs your baby-making abilities.
Sirin Kale
9.1.16
Sex

New Study Examines How Weed and Alcohol Affect Your Sex Life

Researchers at New York University asked volunteers about their perceived experiences having sex while under the influence of marijuana or alcohol.
Candace Bryan
8.5.16