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Women and Alcohol

Girls Night: Tips for Responsible and Healthy Holiday Imbibing

Lisa Jey Davis | Posted 02.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Jey Davis

The other day I was driving down the road and I sneezed, like... really hard. The sneeze was so hard, my head felt like it exploded. My first thought ...

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...

Why Every Lady Should Know Her Liquor and the Companies Exploiting Those Who Don't

Kayleigh Kulp | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Kayleigh Kulp

Men at women may sit at the bar counter together, but they are still a world apart when it comes to their drinks. The liquor companies perpetuate the stereotype that women are impressionable and don't care about complexity and quality.

Drinking Can Kill You -- Especially If You're a Woman!

Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Joseph Nowinski, Ph.D.

Understanding exactly why alcoholism is so much more lethal among women as compared to men will require further study. For now, these findings should amount to a red flag for women -- and not only those who are alcoholics.

Worrying News About College Women And Drinking

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 05.21.2013 | Women

College women are drinking more alcohol than is good for them -- and they are doing it more often than their male counterparts are. A study forthc...

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.

POLL: Should You Mix Drinking And Work?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 01.09.2013 | Women

Two things about drinking in the workplace have changed since the Mad Men-era standard of downing five glasses of scotch before noon. 1) You would p...

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...

Why My Mother Won't Be At Our Table This Year

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 01.21.2013 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

While we talked Thanksgiving trivia and my son told some turkey jokes, friends began passing the bottles of wine to the other end of the table, trying to make the temptation a little less for my mom.

Will I Be Like Her? Why This Question Haunts Me Every Time I Drink

Leah Odze Epstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Leah Odze Epstein

I can't quite shake the little voice in my head that whispers, every time I take a sip of alcohol, Careful: this could change your life.

How My Daughter Watches the Debates

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 12.18.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

This Monday evening, Obama and Romney will face off for their third bout, this time in Florida. And from what I can tell, there are some debate drinking game rules that are bipartisan.

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."

A Month With No Alcohol -- Six Days to Go

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 08.19.2013 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Taking a month off from drinking has made me more aware than ever of when and how much alcohol I'm consuming.

Airplanes and Alcohol

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 11.13.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Alcohol can do strange things to you at 35,000 feet, so it's worth thinking through your decision about whether or not to throw back a cocktail or three.

Did I Become A Musician So I Could Drink On The Job?

Posted 09.06.2012 | Women

Almost twenty years after the fact, I have to ask myself: Did I create a band and forge a career in music because it was a job at which one is pretty much expected to drink?

Taking a Break from Drinking (on Mondays)

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 10.09.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

I'm not an alcoholic. At least I don't think I am. But I'm trying to figure out when fun drinking becomes serious drinking -- like it did for my mother.

Women Who Drink

Kristen Houghton | Posted 09.15.2012 | Women
Kristen Houghton

Women are becoming the new face of alcoholism for the 21st century and we need to find a way out of this "ad campaign."

MommyJuice

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

Why must nearly every marketing campaign aimed at women portray them as either stressed-out moms or wanting to lose weight?

Do You Drink When You're Angry?

Caren Osten Gerszberg | Posted 07.03.2012 | Women
Caren Osten Gerszberg

A recent study conducted by psychologists at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, shows that anger and alcohol mix a little too easily for many women.

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.

Alcohol That Separates The Women From The Men

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 05.09.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

Here are some alcohol campaigns targeting women, evaluated based on their understanding of what women want.

Pat Sajak And Vanna White Worked Drunk -- Would You?

Margaret Wheeler Johnson | Posted 03.28.2012 | Women
Margaret Wheeler Johnson

Since alcohol affects women more quickly than it does men, answering work emails after a couple of glasses of wine could be riskier career-wise for female desk drinkers.

Why I (Pretty Much) Quit Drinking

Lori Fradkin | Posted 03.20.2012 | Women
Lori Fradkin

I still have an occasional glass of wine or a cocktail with someone close to me, someone who understands what I've dealt with, but now that ordering a drink is not a given, I think about whether I really want it. Usually, I'd rather eat ice cream.