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My Struggle With Alcohol: Why I Said Goodbye

Camille Williams | Posted 03.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Camille Williams

Photo credit: George Doyle When I quit drinking, outer appearances said I still had it all together. My life, family and career were intact and fully...

Here's Why You Should Never Take Shots With The Bartender

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Piscione | Posted 03.30.2016 | Taste

Bar consultant and TV personality Jon Taffer knows a thing or two about nightlife culture. With a service industry background spanning over three deca...

Instant Coffees, Ranked By A Professional Coffee Snob

Thrillist | Posted 03.29.2016 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Dan Gentile Credit: Dan Gentile/Thrillist K-Cups' world-ruining popularity has overshadowed instant coffee, but back before pods, soluble ...

Cocktail Philosophy: Interview With Matthew Piacentini of New York City's The Up & Up

Skye Cleary | Posted 03.24.2016 | New York
Skye Cleary

Matthew Piacentini has just returned from the Reykjavic Bar Summit, a global cocktail bar competition. He is the owner of The Up & Up, a cocktail lounge in New York City's Greenwich Village. I interviewed Matthew about his cocktail philosophy.

Yes, Connections Are Harder to Make Sober

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

I've lost the false sense of ease and naivety that led me to believe that every person I met should be my friend and would have my best interest at heart, because that's just not true. Relearning how to communicate, how to engage in supportive relationships and be there for my friends and loved ones hasn't been easy, but it sure beats believing I'm besties with my drug dealer.

To Get The Most Out Of Every Glass Of Wine, Do These 4 Things

Mike Peterson | Posted 02.29.2016 | Taste
Mike Peterson

Appreciating the visual splendor and texture of your wine is like knowing the background of a musical piece -- it may sound more or less the same at first, but if you listen carefully you'll be able to appreciate the subtle nuances that make each piece unique from one another.

11 Myths About Alcohol You Shouldn't Believe

Thrillist | Posted 02.19.2017 | Healthy Living
Thrillist

By: Nicholas Knock Credit: Sebastian Davis/Thrillist There are a lot of times in this world when ignorance really is bliss. Remember how magical li...

The Adult's Guide to Crushing Disney World

Thrillist | Posted 02.11.2017 | Travel
Thrillist

Since we like to encourage responsible parenting, this might not be the best time to take part in the aforementioned drinking-around-the-world challenge. But, you can surely eat around the world, stopping for a bite at each of the quick-service spots in each country.

5 Things I Learned When I Socialized For A Full Day With No Alcohol

Hayley Miller | Posted 02.13.2016 | Women
Hayley Miller

I woke up in a mild panic last Saturday morning. I had a long day of social events ahead of me and seemingly endless work to do on Sunday. The problem: How could I party all day and not wake up with a horrible hangover?

Free Florida Fun

Christina Oxenberg | Posted 02.07.2017 | Entertainment
Christina Oxenberg

For five centuries many have contributed to creating this perfect tiny city of Key West. Lush with green dripping trees dangling with flowers amongst ...

Craft Beer Trends That Need To Stop... NOW

Thrillist | Posted 02.05.2017 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Lee Breslouer @leebreslouer Credit: Dan Gentile & Jennifer Bui/Thrillist If you love someone, you're allowed to criticize them. But not t...

Is It OK to Drink Alcohol While Pregnant? 10 Things You Should Know

SELF | Posted 02.04.2017 | Healthy Living
SELF

There are many myths and misconceptions surrounding alcohol use during pregnancy. SELF spoke to the experts, and they answered some common questions for us. Here's what they had to say.

No, The Government Did Not Just Tell Women To Stop Drinking

The Huffington Post | Erin Schumaker | Posted 02.04.2016 | Healthy Living

More than 3.3 million women are at risk for alcohol-exposed pregnancies, which can result in birth defects, developmental disabilities, miscarriage an...

How People React When You Tell Them You're Not Drinking Anymore

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.02.2016 | Comedy

It's good to have goals. It gives your life purpose. But not drinking anymore? OK, heh-heh, whatever you say! Listen, even if you wanted to, no one de...

Snowdown: A Drunken Mid-winter Festival in Durango, Colorado

James Orndorf | Posted 02.01.2017 | College
James Orndorf

Snowdown, now in its 38th year is one of the Colorado state's largest winter festivals. Founded in 1979 in Durango, Snowdown was created as town ...

How to Spot a Fake Beer Bar

Thrillist | Posted 01.26.2017 | Taste
Thrillist

By: Ezra Johnson-Greenough Credit: Shutterstock/Tfoxfoto Most bars serve beer. But that doesn't make them "beer bars," those oases for discerning b...

The One Thing Every Wine Lover Should Know About Wine

Ryan Opaz | Posted 01.26.2017 | Taste
Ryan Opaz

Wine is seen as something to figure out. Here's a secret: There is nothing to figure out. The more we make consumers afraid that they picked the wrong wine, the more we are doing a shitty job of selling wine overall.

My Dear Friend, the Dirty

Lisa Mae DeMasi | Posted 01.22.2017 | Taste
Lisa Mae DeMasi

It's a beautiful thing, the vodka martini. Even the word vod-ka sounds terribly exotic, provocative, so undeniably Russian.

Experiments in Happiness: No Alcohol, Week Two

Shannon Deep | Posted 01.20.2017 | Healthy Living
Shannon Deep

Recap: My New Year's resolution is to stop externalizing my happiness. This year, I'm focusing on my own behaviors and thought processes and experimen...

2 Things to Avoid When You Are Going Through a Divorce

Karin Schott | Posted 01.12.2017 | Divorce
Karin Schott

How do we humble bloggers do it? We come up with these really insightful lists of things that are meant to aid you, in very simple steps, through a very difficult time in your life: divorce. They serve as que cards to life when you forget your lines.

Mark Wahlberg Jokes About Will Ferrell’s Drinking At Golden Globes

The Huffington Post | Todd Van Luling | Posted 01.10.2016 | Entertainment

While presenting the award for Best Screenplay at the Golden Globes Sunday night, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg wore New Year's Eve 2016 glasses and ...

Why I Won't Be Taking Shots On My 21st Birthday

Hanna Lottritz | Posted 01.07.2017 | College
Hanna Lottritz

Today is my 21st birthday, a day I have been looking forward to for quite some time now. Due to an event that happened about six months ago, I will not be taking birthday shots and getting wasted tonight.

How 'Dry January' Can Change Your Whole Year

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.05.2016 | Healthy Living

You may have rung in 2016 with a glass (or four two) of Champagne, but if you're one of the many people participating in Dry January, it was the last ...

The Most Delicious (And Grossest) Hangover Remedies, Ranked

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 12.31.2015 | Taste

It's always terrible to start a new year hungover. But just in case it happens to you, we ranked some hangover remedies from those that taste the most...

Why Are We Dying From Drinking in Record Numbers?

Anna David | Posted 12.29.2016 | Healthy Living
Anna David

I get how addiction transference can happen and also how fervently most drug addicts do not want to quit drinking. It can feel like (and may be) the only friend you've got left.