“I could easily have six today and be fine tomorrow morning,” is the argument in favor of Budweiser.
"Everybody thinks they know what an 'alcoholic' is, but what about those who drink too much but fall short of the common definitions of alcoholism? Should there be a word that bridges the gap between alcoholic and non-alcoholic?" —Yes! How about "pal," "buddy," "friend," "fun person," "bon vivant," "life enjoyer" or "someone other people want to be around"? I think all of those work!
"[Y]ou may be surprised to learn that there’s no scientific evidence whatsoever to support the idea that alcohol makes you put on weight. That’s hugely counter-intuitive, I know, because alcohol certainly is said to contain lots of calories. But the curious fact remains that alcohol isn’t fattening. Here’s just some of the evidence." — Now you could click through to see what this evidence says and decide for yourself whether or not Science writer Tony Edwards' claim that alcohol is actually good for [...]
"While it’s hard to quantify how many people experience blackouts, social media has definitely made the problem more visible. Adolescents and young adults now increasingly use Facebook and Instagram to figure out where they were the night before and what they were doing."
"After being stabbed in a brawl outside a Capitol Hill bar early this morning, a 21-year-old went back for another drink before heading to a medical facility."
Most days you show up to work in spite of the fact that you know it's going to make you want to die. You do your job as best you can, quietly but diligently, keeping your complaints to yourself and negotiating the thousand little minefields that strew themselves about the arena of any human endeavor in which deadlines and hierarchies are the twin engines that fuel the drive forward. You keep your head down to the extent that you know you are there to get things done, not make it The You Show, and if you're desperately waiting for the moment the day ends and you can finally carve out [...]
Here is a hidden camera investigation focused on suburban New Jersey adults purchasing alcohol for actors posing as thirsty teenagers. It is hard-hitting exposes like this one that Edward R. Murrow had in mind when he invented broadcast journalism in 1948.
"I love Savennières, but I will concede it’s not particularly likable. That is to say, it’s not an easygoing, friendly sort of wine. It requires a commitment, which is not necessarily a step that everybody wants to take. I understand the feeling. Just as I often prefer a thriller to a work of literature, I sometimes don’t want to make the effort to ponder a wine. I just want to enjoy it. At those moments, I would leave the cork in the Savennières. But given the proper time, energy and sense of resolve, the rewards of a good Savennières are many."
How can you not drink in January when drinking is the only thing that makes January bearable?
"Just when it seemed flavored booze couldn't get any sweeter, here comes Cinnabon vodka."
Why does binge drinking make your bones more breaky? The answer may etc. you.
"Many people who end their Friday or Saturday nights in a hospital emergency room have been drinking alcohol. In fact, public health experts estimate that about one-third of all injury-related ER visits involved alcohol consumption. But what, exactly, are people drinking?… When [researchers from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health] surveyed ER patients who’d been drinking, they found that Budweiser was [...]
If you love liquor and hate Jersey, this is your Sophie's choice.
"There are 1,368 wine and liquor stores in business in New York City — a 14% spike from 2010 — and businesspeople say the wine trend is part of the uptick."
"‘As long as people are doing reasonably sensible things, who are we to tell them what to do? If people are not ending up paralytic in hospital, it doesn’t seem to be doing any harm."
"[A]lcohol hits people harder in their 40s and 50s than it did during their 20s and 30s. The reasons for this include changes in body composition to brain sensitivity and liver functioning. Lifestyle factors are at play, too. And since people tend to take more medications—both prescription and over-the-counter—as they age, there are more chances for uncomfortable and even dangerous booze-drug mixing." That's one answer. The other answer is that everything hurts more as you age, because the simple act of survival guarantees a larger collection of sorrows, regrets and [...]
"Taste is mostly genetic. But appreciating a fine bottle of wine can be learned."