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Women and Drinking

The Truth About Having Fun and Drinking

Gina Ryder | Posted 04.22.2014 | Women
Gina Ryder

The truth was that I was often so disconnected from others that I needed a substance between myself and the world so we could have something in common.

7 Things You Need To Know About Women And Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 09.04.2013 | Women

There's a lot that can be said for alcohol. Moderate drinking has been shown to have some pretty significant potential health benefits, most of them c...

How NOT To Make Ladies Drink Cognac

Posted 08.19.2013 | Women

One of the great questions of our generation (according to marketers): how can companies get women to drink cognac? The House of Rémy Martin -- al...

Think You Have A Drinking Problem? Read This

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 09.20.2013 | Fifty
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Sometimes too much Pinot Noir can be too much of a good thing. As daily consumption increases, the benefits of drinking alcohol are replaced by risks.

10 Things Your Female Bartender Wants You To Know

Posted 03.11.2013 | Women

Don’t ask for something “fun."

How I Became A Woman Who Loves Bars

Rosie Schaap | Posted 03.30.2013 | Women
Rosie Schaap

This, I realized, set me apart as a woman who loves bars: the need to be known, to have a place of one's own.

Stop the Binge Drinking, Ladies: Alcohol Killed My Sister

Deborah Swiss | Posted 04.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Deborah Swiss

I will always feel sadness and regret that I didn't do more to save my sister. By sharing her story, I want to honor the good and kind person that was taken away by the bottle. My fervent hope is that someone reading this will decide that today is the day to stop drinking.

Mothers, Daughters and Alcohol

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 03.17.2013 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Mothers, your teenage daughters are watching you very carefully. They will partake in the activities that you partake in.

What 1 In 8 Women And 1 In 5 Girls Does

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women

What is a white, college-educated woman aged 18-24 with $75,000 or more annual household income more likely to do than women of other races, ages, and...

Female Writers Spill What They Don't Love About Drinking

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

"There was always a certain point in the evening when I'd feel just perfect, like how I imagined humans were built to feel: My boobs grew like three cup sizes, I felt one with my friends and the universe, I could handle anything, I could play. Without a drink, I didn't know how to have fun."

What Women Have Say About Drinking

The Atlantic Wire | Posted 09.27.2012 | Women

Drinking Diaries is an essay collection based on the blog of the same name started by Leah Odze Epstein and Caren Osten Gerszberg in 2009. The book, p...

Top Female Writers Reveal Why They Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 11.17.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Each week, since we started the Drinking Diaries blog in 2009, my co-editor Caren and I have been asking women the same question: Why do, or don't you...

Why We As a Culture Are in Love With Women Who Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 10.02.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Call them recorders of life. Call them absorbers or mirrors. But don't call them renegades.

Who Has the Buying Power? Women, of course

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 06.19.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Next time you find yourself out to dinner and the waiter hands your man the wine list, show him who's really boss.

Drink Smarter: A Realistic and Inspiring Approach to Alcohol Awareness

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

How many times have you said to yourself, "I'm never going to (fill in the blanks with your vice)," only to beat yourself up when you ended up (drinking, smoking, eating ice cream) twice as much?

What the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Taught Me About Women and Drinking

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 04.03.2012 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

Sometimes, when I watch the women sitting around one of their houses, clinking glasses, I wish I were sitting right there with them.

How Not Drinking Changed My Holidays -- And Everything Else

Courtney Gillette | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Courtney Gillette

My first sober Christmas, I was 24, and I navigated every holiday party and family gathering with high anxiety, blurting out "Ginger ale!" in answer to any and all questions.