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One Mom's Public Letter To Her Son About Drugs And Alcohol

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Parenting is a tough job, with few absolutes or clear solutions. When it comes to right and wrong, as a parent, you are entitled to state your case and reinforce the fact that when your adolescent child is away from your view, the decisions he makes are ultimately his responsibility.

This Greek Welcome Really Packs a Punch

Rick Steves | Posted 06.28.2015 | Travel
Rick Steves

When in Greece, hospitality comes with ouzo. And when in remote corners and hardscrabble villages (like here on the Mani Peninsula), where historically hospitality is a matter of life and death, the welcome drink is tsipouro.

Blurts of Wisdom for My Son, in Case He Should Ever Take a Drink

Peyton Price | Posted 06.15.2015 | Parents
Peyton Price

On the off chance that denial is ineffective, once in a while (immediately after listening to NPR), I blurt out my expectations for teenage behavior: "DO NOT EVER TRY HEROIN! IT CAN KILL YOU THE VERY FIRST TIME!"

The Beer Mile Is the Drinking Competition That Could Ruin Your Life | Posted 06.09.2015 | Taste

I'm in the bleachers, trying to look casual while I lace up my running shoes and cover the 12-pack with a spare shirt. Polite children, tween lacrosse players and geriatric Sunday walkers dot the field. I stretch, taking it all in, and wonder if I will vomit on any of them.

17 Top Bartenders' Desert Island Cocktails

Thrillist | Posted 06.01.2015 | Taste

It's tough to select one drink to be stuck with on a proverbial desert island. To find out which drinks truly have the most staying power, we polled a group of esteemed cocktail experts to name the one drink they'd marry until death do them part.

The 11 Best Drinking Cities in America

Thrillist | Posted 05.31.2015 | Taste

To figure out the best cities for drinking in 2015, we imbibed all over this great nation and weighed many factors, from closing times and historical impact to happy hours, breweries, and contributions to drinking culture.

The Complete Evolution of Drinking On Mad Men | Posted 05.26.2015 | Taste

Twelve months later. Hours -- probably days -- spent re-watching old episodes to remember what happened for the first six and a half seasons. The new half-season of Mad Men starts on April 5.

16 Signs Of A Good Dive Bar

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 03.26.2015 | Taste

Kitsch is mandatory.

America's Best Hangover Dishes

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.24.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

The online, ahem, "literature" about what constitutes the best hangover cures consists of all kinds of baloney.

Thanks, Palcohol -- As If Parenting Teens Wasn't Hard Enough

Hélène Tragos Stelian | Posted 05.23.2015 | Fifty
Hélène Tragos Stelian

On Wednesday, the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Trade Bureau approved four flavors of Palcohol, a powdered product that comes in convenient 1-oz packets. Mix the powder into 6 oz of water or the liquid of your choice, stir, and voilà: the perfect cocktail, with the alcohol content of a mixed drink.

Top Of The Morning

Rich Siegel | Posted 05.17.2015 | Comedy
Rich Siegel

I'm old enough to remember New York City before it became a haven for big box stores, chain restaurants and tourists willing to drop a mortgage payment on fancified candies.

An Irishman Explains His Country's Reputation for Enjoying Alcohol So Much

Quora | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel

I am afraid you are going to be disappointed... We have a reputation for enjoying alcohol because we enjoy alcohol.

America's Best Irish Bars

The Daily Meal | Posted 05.17.2015 | Taste
The Daily Meal

It's all those tiny details that contribute to bar feeling as though it has been lived in.

10 Ways St. Patrick's Day Is Different With Kids

Chris Bernholdt | Posted 05.16.2015 | Parents
Chris Bernholdt

Before, I was spending lots of time throwing back pints. Now, I am spending time with pint-sized children.

Crazy Drinking Rituals Around The World

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel

Spring is in the air, and the green food coloring is in the beer (and rivers) for St. Patrick's Day. We've rounded up some of the craziest drinking rituals around the world to celebrate, so pour yourself an adult beverage and open up our list.

Would You Like a Dictionary With Your Beer?

Greg Schwem | Posted 05.11.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

I grabbed a stool at the Madison, Wisconsin tavern. Even though the temperature hadn't climbed above single digits all day, I had a cold beer on my mind. Gesturing to the numerous taps, I asked the bartender the draft selections.

The Big Difference Between Young, Old When It Comes To Drinking

The Huffington Post | Ann Brenoff | Posted 03.06.2015 | Fifty

The frequency of alcohol consumption increases as you age, according to new research. The UK study, published in the journal BMC Medicine, said that d...

The 20 Most Popular Beers In America

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.04.2015 | Taste

Keep it classy, America!

America's Original Speakeasies (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 05.03.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

As the contemporary speakeasy trend rages on, it seems apt to also celebrate the many American bars operating today that were actual speakeasies. San Francisco's popular Bourbon & Branch, for example, was the location of JJ Russell Cigar Shop, which was a front for a speakeasy for 10 years.

The More Friends At The Bar, The More You'll Drink

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.03.2015 | Healthy Living

If you've succumbed to sticking around at the bar for "just one more," you're not alone. A new study published in the journal Addiction reveals tha...

Substance-Free Housing: Health, Safety, and Respect

Armaity Minwalla | Posted 05.01.2015 | College
Armaity Minwalla

When I am walking alone at night, my hands clenched in fists in my pockets and head always looking over my shoulder, I cannot help but feel a great sense of relief when I step into the my dorm. Here, I know I am safe -- I know I am home.

Stressed Out at Work? How to Cope -- Without Turning to Food or Booze

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

And if you're feeling stressed? That's something you can change, right now, without needing your manager's "approval" or anybody else's permission. Your mind. Your day. Your job. Your life. You are in charge.

Were There Clues Their Relationship Might Be Toxic (Even On Their Honeymoon)?

Posted 03.17.2015 | Dr. Phil

Caroline and Sonny say their nearly three-year marriage has been tumultuous, with plenty of fighting and both sides alleging verbal and physical abuse...

Mom Who Admits She Is An Alcoholic Blames Family And Being A Suburban Housewife

Posted 05.28.2015 | Dr. Phil

“I am absolutely, without a doubt, an alcoholic. I drink way too much,” says Linda, a mom of three. “There are times I do choose beer over them....

3 Sisters Open Up About Growing Up With A Mom Who Admits She's An Alcoholic

Posted 05.28.2015 | Dr. Phil

"My mom is an alcoholic, and it's really gotten out of hand. My mom drinks every day, all day ... I would definitely classify my mom as a hostile or m...