The One Thing Guaranteed To Ensure You Won't Wake Up With A Hangover

The One Thing Guaranteed To Ensure You Won’t Wake Up With A Hangover

In every group of friends, there’s always one person who inevitably becomes the Party Mum or Dad, responsible for preventing you from getting a little too rowdy during the course of an evening. The Party Parent’s schtick can sometimes become tiresome when they tidy up your half-finished wine or try to micromanage too much, but […]

by | Sep 22, 2017

In every group of friends, there’s always one person who inevitably becomes the Party Mum or Dad, responsible for preventing you from getting a little too rowdy during the course of an evening.

The Party Parent’s schtick can sometimes become tiresome when they tidy up your half-finished wine or try to micromanage too much, but there’s not a drinker among us who hasn’t been gifted a life-saving round of water from one of these good samaritans instead of the next tray of tequila shots.

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new app may make the Party Parent’s life a whole lot easier—and save many more from waking up with a head that feels like it’s stuffed full of fiberglass shavings.

Hydrate NOW is incredibly simple. The app, available for both iPhone and iPad, is basically a drinking day planner that pings you at regular intervals with a profane reminder to pound some H2O.

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Most people have been privy to the “alternate alcoholic drinks and non-alcoholic drinks to stay hydrated” memo since coming of age, but the lesson rarely sticks —which is a pity, because it sure as hell works.

“I know there are a lot of hydration apps out there, but I wanted to design one that was specifically designed for the hangover prevention use case,” Jacob Catalano, the 23-year-old developer from Toronto who created the app told Cosmopolitan. “So I figured the best way to do that would be by sending an almost annoying amount of provocative push notifications that remind you to drink water.”

Catalano said the whole thing took him less than a week to create—it’s basically just a stopwatch with a push notification generator tacked on. You tap the app when your night starts, then select the frequency that you want to get nagged, on a scale of one to five. Setting it at “one” means that the app will remind you every 100 minutes to drink water; “five” reminds you every twenty minutes.

Your liver can metabolise about one standard drink in an hour, so chugging back water has the double effect of slowing down how fast you’re imbibing, while also keeping you hydrated when the detox process strips you of electrolytes and fluids.

Sure, you’re going to have to hit the bathroom more regularly, but if you stick to a schedule, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll feel better in the morning (as long as you’re not a bedwetter, that is).

This article originally appeared on Men’s Health US.

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But as we transition from leggings to shorts, it becomes clear pretty quickly that not all shorts are created equal, and certainly not all shorts are fit for a workout. Take it from us at Women’s Health HQ, we’ve been there, tried it and lived to see the consequences. From the shorts that look cute but ride up to show your undies on the run, to those that feel like being strapped into a harness that’s digging into your hip bones. Then there are the fabrics that can cause chafing – a big no – and those that basically shine a spotlight on any area you might be sweating. 

Thankfully, a number of brands are here to cater to your exercise needs with innovative materials, fabrics and sustainable options to see you through a summer of movement. Regardless of your workout preferences or daily activity, we’ve selected the best shorts that will ensure you feel good in your body, shorts that get you excited to embrace the day and attack it with energy, that make you want to get outside and enjoy the outdoors, whether it be walking, running, or socialising in the park. Here are our pick of the best bike shorts below. 


Uptown Biker, $240

What says summer more than a pop of orange and the sleek shape of these Nagnata biker shorts? With its mid-length and horizontal raised rib side detail, these are shorts you can wear both for a workout and out to meet the girls. Made in Australia with a technical knit fabrication, the double-layer jacquard provides gentle sculpting qualities for the body, making it an excellent choice for light to moderate fitness activities like yoga, pilates or barre. 

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New Balance

Q Speed Fuel Short, $70

We love the colour of these shorts from New Balance which are cut with a sleek, speedy look that also helps to elongate the legs. Featuring NB DRY moisture wicking fabric, these are the shorts you want for high intensity exercise or long runs, keeping you comfortable and dry. There’s also an interior brief for added comfort and a stash pocket to keep your essentials. 

All Access

Ultra High Rise Zip Front Biker Short, $78

Yes, the colour is amazing but the fit is equally sensational on these All Access shorts. For those who love a high-rise fit and wide waistband that holds you in at the waist, look no further. The sleek, shiny look offers mid-compression and the fabric is moisture-wicking, so you can stay comfortable even during your sweatiest workouts. 


Nike x Naomi Osaka Utility Short, $90

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Session short Tights, $72

When it comes to bike shorts, you want to feel supported and held in but you also want to be able to breathe. These Tracksmith session short tights are exceptional in offering support while still ensuring comfort remains a priority. Forget about chafing, these shorts won’t ride up and down and the fabric offers more coverage and support against the body. 

Outdoor Voices

Relay 3” Short, $48

Who said summer shorts have to be boring? Outdoor Voices brings fashion-forward style and playfulness to their collections with fun prints and exciting colours. We love the relay 3” shorts for their ultralight, quick-drying fabric that also happens to be made from recycled polyester. But more importantly, we love the print and Poppy Swirl is as good as it gets. There’s even a hidden pocket for your valuables, too. 


Align High-Rise Short 6”, $69

If you’re familiar with the buttery-soft feel of Lululemon’s tights, you’ll want to get your hands on a pair of their shorts, too. Made with the same Nulu fabric that their tights are known for, these shorts feel weightless and super soft. They might be our go-to staple for any workout, but the feel is so second-skin that it’s hard to not wear them for every other activity, too. 

Spiritual Gangster

Seamless Biker Short, $112

These biker shorts from Spiritual Gangster move with you, thanks to a three-tiered compressive waistband that offers a flattering high waist that hugs you in all the right places, without proving constrictive. They offer medium compression but are built for all day comfort, and the colour is a true summer staple because, let’s face it, who doesn’t love tie-dye?