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What I Learned From 'Sober October'

Nathalie Vassallo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Nathalie Vassallo

The contemporary way of building relationships is by going out for drinks. We set up a time, show up at a noisy restaurant or bar, then sit and talk over loud music until the waiter drops the check. It's a phenomenon I began calling "relationships by appointment."

5 "Facts" About Drinking that Just Are Not True

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.28.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You do your best to avoid the typical things: no beer before liquor, drinking a cup of coffee so you can sober up efficiently before bed, and staying away from the Red Bull and vodka. Sadly, however, none of these things are actually going to help you out.

15 Sure-Fire Ways to Get on Any Bartender's Bad Side

Thrillist | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Things you should never do to the person who controls the trajectory of your life, err, night.

How I Broke Up (And Eventually Got Back Together) With AA

TueNight | Posted 12.24.2013 | Healthy Living
TueNight

Call it a "cult," call it a "clique," call it whatever you want. To me, AA is like a tribe, and I know that whatever I go through, for the rest of my life, someone from that tribe will always be there to hold my hand.

An Open Letter to Parents About Teen Safety

Barbara Greenberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Barbara Greenberg

Dear Parents, Once again in light of the Nevada school shootings, http://http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57608450/2-dead-2-wounded-in-nevada-midd...

The 21 Best Spots to Drink Whiskey in NYC

offMetro.com | Posted 10.23.2013 | New York
offMetro.com

Whether you like Ginger Ale Highballs, on the rocks, or paired with food, this guide is all about savoring the setting and the good stuff, sip by sip.

The Best College Drunk Foods at the 25 Best Party Schools

Thrillist | Posted 10.22.2013 | Taste
Thrillist

Enjoy... until the acid reflux sets in.

QUIZ: Craft Brewery Or Indie Band?

Posted 10.17.2013 | Taste

Oskar Blues, Lazy Magnolia, Widowspeak, Wye Oak ... which are bands and which are beers?

Taste Test: A Ranking Of America's Favorite Vodkas

The Huffington Post | Kristen Aiken | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste

Maybe college girls aren't the only ones who love the stuff?

Can a Book End Addiction for Good?

Anna David | Posted 11.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Anna David

They recommend 12-step work, but they also point out the large role that trauma often plays in addiction development, trauma which is not worked through by using the steps.

LOOK: Most Obnoxious Bar Sign Ever?

Posted 09.30.2013 | Divorce

Attention, husbands: Do you have a hard time sneaking out for a beer without arousing your spouse's suspicions? You're in luck -- one bar has a really...

LOOK: You Will Buy Beer After Reading This Sign

Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce

We're not expecting literary greatness from bar signs, but if you've even been through a rough breakup, you'll agree that this Nashville bar's ploy to...

'But I Don't Want To Be an Alcoholic!'

Heather Kopp | Posted 11.12.2013 | Religion
Heather Kopp

During all those years when I was praying for a private, discreet miracle from God--one that would spare my pride and let me go on my way saying, "Whew! Glad that's over!"--it never once occurred to me that he was holding out for a bigger, better miracle.

How to Cheat (and Win) at Drinking Games

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.29.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Want to master the art of beer pong?

Why People are Flocking to Berlin

This Is My City | Posted 11.09.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Berlin is distinctly anti-capitalist and it puts humanity and culture before money. It's a city where people go to live for cheap while they make things -- art, music, cultural output in general. It's also a place where people go to dance the night away.

Belgrade with a Local and a Bodyguard

This Is My City | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

There is a point in every world trip where things start getting a little bit strange. Belgrade was that point for This Is My City.

This Is The Least Romantic Bar Sign Ever

Posted 08.05.2014 | Divorce

Frequenting a local bar to find love gets a bad rap, but you never know: you could find your next ex-wife or ex-husband there! That's the sound lo...

Best Colleges for Tailgating

The Daily Meal | Posted 08.29.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Time to dust off the body paint, the team sweatshirts, party beads and face tattoos, and fire up the grill: it's tailgating season.

Lisbon Through the Eyes of Locals

This Is My City | Posted 10.30.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

Lisbon is a beautiful city and the vibe is bright and airy. Yellow trams, espressos, ornate Azulejo tiles, sunshine, seafood and drinking on the streets at night. It's a hilly city and this makes for spectacular viewpoints everywher

This Is My City -- A New Travel Show About Locals

This Is My City | Posted 08.29.2013 | Travel
This Is My City

When Tim and I traveled together we realized that the quickest and most exciting way into the heart and soul of a place was through the people who lived there. Tapping into the knowledge and of locals let us find the hidden gems that define a city's soul.

The Stages Of Getting Hit On At A Bar

The Huffington Post | Debra Lipson | Posted 08.27.2013 | Celebrity

Slap on some lipstick and raise those expectations. Get in loser, we're going out. Sure, you've gone out before, but this night is different. The w...

How To Say 'Cheers' In 20 Languages

The Huffington Post | Nile Cappello | Posted 08.23.2013 | Taste

The toast heard round the world.

10 Best College Bars in America

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.15.2013 | Taste
The Daily Meal

There is no doubt that the classic college bar is a major part of an undergrad's life. Everyone's got their favorite campus late-night hangout. But some of these college bars, from universities and colleges big and small, truly define what it means to be a (insert your college mascot here).

Why I No Longer Drink

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 10.14.2013 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

My 21-year-old son, who can sometimes surprise me with his level of maturity -- I still think of him as a goofy 8 year old far too often -- has opted out of a 21st birthday celebration in Las Vegas with some of his friends.

7 Signs It's More Than Just Cold Feet

Giulia Rozzi | Posted 10.04.2013 | Divorce
Giulia Rozzi

Our marriage lasted only 13 months. In retrospect I can now see the signs that should have led me to say "I don't" rather than "I do."