This should help you plan out your Thanksgiving coping mechanism.
"Just when it seemed flavored booze couldn't get any sweeter, here comes Cinnabon vodka."
"Ever wonder why there is loud music playing in so many bars, even though it makes it almost impossible to have a conversation? Newly published research suggests one good reason: It inspires faster drinking, at least among young women."
Why does binge drinking make your bones more breaky? The answer may etc. you.
Bourbon, Fernet and sorghum? Sure, why the hell not.
Here's what the most expensive case of wine in the world tastes like.
"[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."
"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."
"Smile, yell or wave – everyone has a theory about the best strategy for getting a drink in a busy bar. But scientists have conducted painstaking, or at least headache-inducing, research to work out the best method and discovered what nine out of 10 of us already know — that standing squarely to the bar and looking directly at the barman is the best way to get served."
"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 [...]
"New York State Liquor Authority inspectors are drinking away your tax dollars. The probers are racking up pricey booze bills while investigating restaurants suspected of illegally serving alcoholic drinks outdoors, the Daily News has learned. In one case, two inspectors checking out a Staten Island restaurant ordered six bottles of Bud Light, running up a $54 tab, while checking to ensure the restaurant wasn’t violating liquor laws, according to records obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request." —I'm sorry, where I come from, having to drink six BUD LIGHTS in the line of duty is called "taking one for the team," and deserves commendation, not scorn. You can [...]
"[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."
"A friend recently brought to my attention a disturbing question from a psychiatrist working with a transplant team: Should she be checking the sobriety claims of liver transplant candidates by looking on their Twitter and other social media sites? That question merits discussion because it’s clear both doctors and patients are entering a new world of uncertain medical privacy due to Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other outlets." —Regardless of your concerns about medical privacy in an age of social media, I think we can all agree [...]
"A bakery that sold cakes with a Buckfast-laced ingredient is at the centre of a licensing investigation after the Ayrshire firm was criticised by alcohol awareness groups. Patthead Bakery in New Cumnock sold a limited number of ‘cronuts’, a cross between a croissant and a doughnut invented in New York, with traces of [Scottish bum wine] added to the filling…. The cakes were criticised by Dr Evelyn Gillan, chief executive of Alcohol Focus Scotland, as a 'cheap gimmick.'"