Perhaps this summer, I'll see people drinking from paper bags in public in Turkey, which nowadays, is witnessing heated debates about a bill that places strict restrictions on the sale of alcoholic beverages that was approved by Parliament last Friday.
Have you ever stopped to consider how much money you spend on alcohol throughout the week? Obviously, if you don't drink, you're ahead of the game. However, even infrequent drinking can have a significant, long-term financial impact.
We confront an era when we have to eliminate the ubiquity of sugary drinks -- including even fruit juice. And, then, what will we drink? Bittman makes clear that it should be water. That's one possibility.
If I ever piss my pants because I'm too drunk, I would rather pass out in a dark, dank alley with rats eating my new nylons than go to another bar. This got me thinking about drinking, alcohol in general and how people act while under the influence.
As a society it seems that we have, over time, come to think of drinking in terms of a dichotomy. In other words, we see the "drinking world" as divided into two categories of people: There are alcoholics, and then there are "the rest of us."
The world of advertising and marketing is changing all around us, and alcohol regulation and enforcement are not keeping up. The question is clear: Is government doing enough to protect our children from the influence of alcohol marketing?
I have always been a lightweight when it comes to drinking. One of my college roommates speculated that I might be afflicted with some type of anti-social disease that made me allergic to alcohol. It turns out that this "affliction" may have been protecting my brain from Alzheimer's.
The next time you're toasting your health for the holidays, should you raise a glass of water instead of a finely crafted vintage? The science on the merits and risks of wine have become increasingly murky the more we learn.