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  • Instagram hoax draws attention to alcoholism
  • Instagram hoax draws attention to alcoholism
    Louise Delage | Instagram (2016) ©

Instagram hoax draws attention to alcoholism

Popular Instagram accounts often show users enjoying glamorous, care-free lifestyles. But there can be a dark side to all those perfectly filtered experiences, as the account of Louise Delage showed. It turned out to be a hoax run by French alcohol awareness charity Addict Aide.



  • BACtrack bracelet tells you when to stop boozing

    BACtrack bracelet tells you when to stop boozing

    Shipments of wearables are expected to hit 110 million units by the end of 2016 as more people seek to track their sleep, steps and calories. Now, BACtrack – a market leader in breathalyzers – has developed a wristband that monitors your blood alcohol content to help you avoid a hangover.

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    Finsta: teens keeping it real online

    Documenting one’s life through Instagram snaps has become a daily ritual for teens; 52% of 13- to 17-year-olds in the US have an account. Yet the pressure to maintain a picture-perfect digital presence is driving many to open ‘Finsta’ accounts, which are open to select group of trusted friends.

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    Are Gen X a bunch of alcoholics?

    While Gen Y binge drink their way through their 20s, Gen X are quietly knocking back the chardonnays. From stressed out city workers to busy mums, alcohol helps us all wind down. But where is the line between enjoying a glass of two of wine and alcohol dependency? 

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    Looking for a healthier high

    People see ‘light’ alternatives as healthier – based on everything from packaging colours to product labels. But if it’s simply a matter of perception, is a ‘healthy high’ truly achievable?