New Scientist, 27 May 2015

  (Image: Angus Greig)

(Image: Angus Greig)


Eat less and better, exercise more, stay off the booze, don't skimp on sleep, and live as virtuously and sustainably as possible. It's become a mantra for a good life – though most of us have trouble sticking to it.

But does that extra piece of charcuterie, that missed gym date (and the little white lie about it) or that cheap flight seeking sun and sangria mean you're a sinner? New Scientist investigates which guilty pleasures you can get away with... and which ones you can't