Never be intimidated by a wine label again.
The results were surprising. The sommelier declared that after three months of ocean aging, the 2009 vintage had been transformed into a 2007.
What makes a good pairing?
The danger is not so much in what people do as in how they do it. Drug abuse is life abuse... but so are all forms of abuse. People abuse religion when they use it to exterminate their neighbors. They abuse credit when they use it to buy a $300 dinner. Should we outlaw credit? Dinner? How about plastic?
When it comes to heart disease risk, caffeinated coffee can actually be a "poison" for one person. And a "medicine" for another. It all depends on one little gene.
Throughout the 20 months of my own recovery, it has been others sharing their stories; telling their tales of suffering, often embarrassing and humbling, but with recognizable themes and events that motivated and strengthened me when I was weak.
When did it become "trendy" again to say, "It's totally fine to have a glass of wine every once in awhile when I am pregnant, right?"
Of course, the safest course of action may turn out to be not drinking alcohol at all. But then, what about the possible benefits of "moderate" drinking? The safest course, given this new information, would seem to be to avoid drinking three or more drinks on any one occasion.
It's clear bacon is no longer relegated only to the breakfast dishes, so, let's just drink all the bacon.
Beer is to football as oxygen is to life, right?
These findings revealing the protective effects of aerobic exercise on preventing white matter brain damage in drinkers are compelling and valuable, regardless of whatever biological link to explain this correlation may be found in the future.
Parents need to set clear rules regarding alcohol use and provide positive examples to influence their teens.
NIDA and other government agencies are privy to this information, of course, yet they willfully choose to ignore it -- as does the Obama administration. It shouldn't.
There is no doubt that the classic college bar is a major part of an undergrad's life. Everyone's got their favorite campus late-night hangout. But some of these college bars, from universities and colleges big and small, truly define what it means to be a (insert your college mascot here).
My 21-year-old son, who can sometimes surprise me with his level of maturity -- I still think of him as a goofy 8 year old far too often -- has opted out of a 21st birthday celebration in Las Vegas with some of his friends.
With so many great beers coming on-line in recent years, there has never been a better time to be an American beer lover.