Of course, we drink alcohol because we like it, but are there deeper evolutionary explanations as to why our brain is so responsive to the stuff?
Shirley Temple was one of the first celebrities to acknowledge having cancer and the first to crusade for breast cancer awareness and early diagnosis. She must always be remembered as an important cancer crusader.
For anyone that has ever tended bar in New York, or really anywhere in the world (let's face it, annoying drunk guys are universal), there is a new web series that will hit close to home.
There's something for everyone: oenophiles, locavores, steampunks, S&M aficionados and people, um, looking for a third.
Hangover symptoms can be perceived as collateral damage to a good night out, but they may actually be the result of an allergic reaction to ingredients in alcohol. So how do you tell if you are really allergic to alcohol or just suffering from a normal hangover?
Maybe we can all learn something while having a few laughs. Let's imagine that our teen children were adults and they were doing to us what we do to them.
The recent news of Philip Seymour Hoffman's heroin-related death was no different for me. I don't really care that Hoffman died with a syringe in his arm. My eyes scan these stories looking for the little people -- the kids left behind.
You don't have to be a wine connoisseur to know that champagne is delicious.
Cutting the equivalent of a glass of wine per day will move the calorie equation, and other health indices, in the right direction. And, as with food, it makes sense to track the pinot noir, IPAs and caipirinhas if I want to reduce the consumption. Of course, there's an app for that.
The Sooner State residing senator was also quick to point out that the perpetuation of the current prohibition of marijuana diverts the attention of law enforcement officials from more serious crimes.
Welcome to the eye-opening world of breakfast beer.
It took me a while to come out of my safety shell and start to enjoy life as a sober person. To see people again, in the "going out" kind of way. No wonder my friends are confused. They probably have no clue what the hell to do with me. Or what's appropriate and/or safe to say around me.
Imagine for one second what NASA, CERN, or, perhaps even Microsoft, could do if they were to spend just one lunchtime thinking about our evenings instead of space travel. Imagine how great a CEO would feel in his key note speech when he said, "Guys, no more hangovers, lets get loaded."
No study has proven a cause-and-effect relationship between the heightened drinking age and reduced drunk driving deaths, and since similar reductions have occurred in other countries with lower minimum ages, the drop in fatalities is probably more due to things like public awareness and lowering the BAC limit than the drinking age.
Prioritizing sleep and exercise, eating well, and carving out down time aren't luxuries. It's time for women to embrace what the mental health field has known all along: prioritizing yourself and taking care of your needs is essential for true well-being.
The things in life that continuously keep our tails wagging from one day to the next can be narrowed down to a trifecta of consumption: greasy food, sex and alcohol.