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Is Alcohol in Moderation Really Good for Your Heart?

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 07.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

If you enjoy your daily glass of wine I wouldn't worry about the contradictory findings. On the other hand, if anyone ever suggested you start drinking alcohol for your health I'd say that advice isn't yet established.

This 'Party' Anthem Has A Message No One's Hearing

Jessica Chassin | Posted 07.11.2014 | Teen
Jessica Chassin

He relates to teenagers, expressing that he's been there and gave into peer pressure. He also uses his own life experience to explain not only that excessive drinking isn't cool, but also that it can lead you to a perilous and poisoning path. So why don't young people respect that?

10 Things You Should Never Say to Sober People

Kelly Fitzgerald | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Fitzgerald

Sober people can make drinkers feel uncomfortable, and sometimes they chime in with the most unusual comments. Drinkers, consider these next time you're around a Sober Sally.

Sex Talk...Part 2

Elaine Williams | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Elaine Williams

In an earlier post, I wrote about when I first started speaking on college campuses it was about addictions: eating, drug, and alcohol. Later on, my agents had asked if could talk about sexual assaults too and I said: "If it will help anyone else, Yes."

All the Stumbling Drunks of San Francisco

Mark Morford | Posted 07.20.2014 | San Francisco
Mark Morford

It's like you can't walk out the front door of your SF flat on a fine, frolicky Bay to Breakers Sunday and not see a dozen wasted, festering kids weep...

The World's Most Alcoholic Beers

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.16.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Did you know that you're currently sipping lager in the midst of an all-out beer war? It's true. Brewers all over the world have been in a no-holds-ba...

One Hundred and Fifty-One Days of Blackouts

Substance.com | Posted 07.16.2014 | College
Substance.com

Blackout drinking is a common symptom of alcoholism or substance misuse, I have learned. But not everyone who is an alcoholic blacks out, and not every blackout drinker is an alcoholic.

Sexual Assault and U.S. News College Rankings: Did He Just Say That?

Donna Wick, Ed.D | Posted 07.16.2014 | Parents
Donna Wick, Ed.D

My daughter told me she can't believe she is expected to GO to college in a country where 55 colleges and universities are facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual assault cases, and one in five girls will be assaulted before graduation.

A Conversation About Rape on Campus

Dr. Sonya Rhodes | Posted 07.13.2014 | Women
Dr. Sonya Rhodes

There will be plenty of opportunities for sexual experiences on campus. The hook-up culture is seductive, but don't let wanting to be cool influence your decisions about sex.

What The White House Task Force On College Sexual Assault Doesn't Say

A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D. | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

Collegiate decision makers can and must take responsibility for protecting their students. And to do this -- they can and must tackle excessive alcohol and other drug use. Until they do, all other interventions and policy changes will merely result in better reporting and fairer handling of truly tragic sexual and other violent assaults that could and should have been prevented in the first place.

On Escaping The Shame Spiral

Jill Di Donato | Posted 06.21.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

It's no easy feat to admit to flaws, because that means they're real and we have to confront them. Accepting our mistakes or shortcomings -- choices that may not have served us well, unflattering ways others may perceive us, or subtle imperfections that gnaw away at us -- is uncomfortable in the short-term, but acknowledging them can ward off long-term problems.

The One Thing Boomers Need To Know About Alcohol

Next Avenue | Denise Logeland | Posted 04.15.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Denise Logeland Why do you drink? Is one reason the cancer-fighting antioxidants or heart-healthy properties of y...

Why I Told My Kids About My Wild Teen Years

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 05.22.2014 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

My high school years were a pot smoke-filled haze of bad decisions. For a variety of reasons, including a cross-country move at the age of 14 and the break-up of my parents' marriage, I was not a happy girl during my high school years.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

How to Avoid Binge Drinking this St. Patrick's Day

Theodore Caputi | Posted 05.17.2014 | College
Theodore Caputi

I'm writing this article because I think colleges lack a support system for students who don't want to drink -- or just don't want to drink too much.

Neknominate -- Must Be a Slow News Day

Dan Miles | Posted 04.22.2014 | Comedy
Dan Miles

Many of you by now will have heard of Neknominate, and if not, trust me, you soon will, probably proceeded by a bow wave of growing social outrage and phrases such as 'dangers of social media' and 'culture of binge drinking,' all in close succession.

Fraternities Exposé -- Alcohol, Assault and Lawyering Up

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.22.2014 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

In her cover story for the March issue of The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan takes on one of the most heavily fortressed bastions of the American male -- the college fraternity -- and most assuredly scores some direct hits.

The Most Painful Moment Of My Life

Robin Hoffman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Fifty
Robin Hoffman

By finally giving thought to this and opening up about it, I can begin to see how this experience has effected who I've become. That night shook to my core my ability to trust myself, to appreciate the beauty around me, and to be fully intimate.

Teen Passes Out In Subzero Weather After Drinking Game

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2013 | Crime

A 19-year-old student at the University of Minnesota Duluth nearly froze to death after falling asleep on a neighbor's porch following a night of heav...

The Science Behind Why We Binge (And What To Do About It)

Posted 10.30.2013 | Healthy Living

By Nick English At some point, we've all awoken from some kind of binge, perhaps surrounded by beer bottles, candy wrappers or shopping bags, and...

What Slate Got So Wrong About College Women And Sexual Assault

Emma Gray | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Emma Gray

There is certainly a culture that needs changing, but scolding college women for drinking beer at a kegger is not the way to do it.

Everyone Is Drinking, Everyone Is Hungover

Posted 10.15.2013 | New York

New Yorkers are getting piss drunk more than ever, according to a 2012 Community Health Survey, One in five New York residents say they've engaged...

Troubling News About High School Binge Drinking

Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living

A new study details a troubling binge-drinking trend among high-schoolers. Researchers from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, found that one ...

Like A Fine Wine, Hangovers Get Better With Age

Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 09.14.2013 | Fifty

Many older people report being unable to bounce back from a night of drinking as quickly as they did when they were younger. But, contrary to popul...

Booze, Binging and the Devil You Don't Know

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.21.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Drinkers clearly expect that alcohol will dampen the effects of stress -- they often drink for precisely that reason -- but in fact this dynamic is poorly understood.