Sydney lockout laws

“What do you mean, it’s slightly harder for me to get a Jägerbomb at 1.30am? Damn you, Mike Baird!”

That’s how comedian Jordan Shanks, 26, characterises the resistance to the Sydney lockout laws in his eight-minute diatribe on YouTube. Though he’s against the controversial measures introduced in 2014 to reduce alcohol-fuelled violence in the city’s late-night hotspots, he comes across a bit bitter that this, of all issues, seems to be the one that’s galvanising his generation.

Saturday 27 February, The Guardian

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Benefits of giving up alcohol

This is what it’s like to give up coffee and alcohol

article in The Independent

“I save $1,000 every month

After 2 months I noticed that I had $1000 more on my bank account. Yes, that’s a lot, but do the math and you notice it’s not that much.

I live in New York. In order to spend $1000 on alcohol I only have to spend $33 everyday. Assume that I have 2–3 cocktails every other day (which are $10 each without tip), including some wine bottles every month for at home I can easily spend $1000…