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Teen cigarette, opiod and alcohol use declines

The use of cigarettes, alcohol, and abuse of prescription pain relievers among teens has declined since 2013 while marijuana use rates were stable, according to the 2014 Monitoring the Future (MTF) survey, released today by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). read more

Questions Expecting the Answer 'No'

Following yesterday's posting, I felt readers might like to know the answer to the question I posed. Did I ever, as accused, assert that cannabis was more injurious than alcohol? I think we can now safely say that the answer...

A Lot of Kids Will Try Booze For the First Time This Month

The holiday season is that special time of the year when the scent of pine is in the air, generosity prevails and teenagers begin their slow descent into a recurring series of poor decision making fueled by alcohol, commonly known as adulthood. Read more...

SCIENCE: A New Study Suggests That People Who Don’t Drink Alcohol Are More Likely To Die Young. “T…

SCIENCE: A New Study Suggests That People Who Don’t Drink Alcohol Are More Likely To Die Young. “The tightly controlled study, which looked at individuals between ages 55 and 65, spanned a 20-year period and accounted for variables ranging from socioeconomic status to level of physical activity. Led by psychologist Charles Holahan of the University […]

No Misrepresentation without Retaliation

Did I ever assert that cannabis was more injurious than alcohol? What follows is for those who enjoy anatomising quarrels, which I know is a minority pleasure. Even so, on this dark St Stephen’s Day afternoon, it has given me...

How the Graft Crackdown is Rippling Through China’s Economy

China’s biggest oil company is eschewing everything from multibillion-dollar deals to employee birthday cakes. A company that supplies alcohol for high-end spirits makers has turned to making industrial chemicals, while a restaurant chain that once served spicy fish heads to well-fed officials is now investing in big data.

Laser-Etch Stainless with Only Plaster & Alcohol

Many hobbyists and hackerspaces have the $500 Chinese 40W lasercutters which most of us know are about as successful at etching metals as a featherduster is at drilling. [Frankie] and [Bryan] have figured out a way to use the laser to chemically activate an etching process. Show More Summary

VICE INTL: Drinking Tour: Ximeng

Like anywhere else in the world, China love alcohol, and it's probably the best way to get someone in the country to open up. But, as many Chinese people are shy and introverted by nature, the nation's drinking culture is particularly important to understand if you wanna crack a few jokes with the locals. Show More Summary

What’s More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol? A Freakonomics Radio Rebroadcast

This week's Freakonomics Radio episode is a rebroadcast of the episode "What's More Dangerous: Marijuana or Alcohol?" (You can subscribe to the podcast at iTunes or elsewhere, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above. You...Show More Summary

Dudes Being Dudes In Wine Country Trailer: Watch Stephen Amell Drink, Fly A Drone

We can all agree that watching superheroes get drunk would be a swell way to spend a TV block, and now we have that chance. Okay, so it?s actually watching an actor who plays a superhero learn about alcohol instead of chugging it. Watch Arrow star Stephen Amell talk wine in this trailer. Click To Continue Reading

The Facebook Christmas Drinking Game You Need To Start Playing Immediately

3 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

For this game, all you’ll need is a bottle of your favorite alcoholic beverage and your Facebook News Feed.

Reminder: Chugging Too Much Eggnog Will Not Bear A Pleasant Result

Eggnog has gotten a bad reputation over the years. And it’s understandable — the stuff is a combination of delicious holiday drink and very very bad idea for the next day. Even without alcohol, eggnog packs a whopping, creamy punch. So when you chug a quart of eggnog in about 12 seconds, things are not going to go well. That … [More]

This Selfless Homeless Man Receives $100 & Doesn't Spend A Dime On Himself!

Awwwww! This is such a heartwarming story! When YouTuber Josh Paler Lin gave $100 dollars to a homeless man, he hoped he could videotape the man wasting the money away on alcohol. But all Josh got was a shock, because Thomas, the homeless man, went into a liquor store, but came out with enough food to support everyone [...]

6 Outfit Ideas For Your Holiday Party That Isn’t An Ugly Christmas Sweater

4 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

There are plenty of cool and understated ways to show you’re in the holiday spirit without having to be Chevy Chase, sing, or drink dairy-based alcohol.

Greater risk of premature deaths in neighborhoods with high concentrations of check-cashing places

A new research paper suggests a relation between the density of both check-cashing places and alcohol outlets in a given neighborhood and the risk of premature death in people ages 20-59 years. The findings suggest that the strategic...Show More Summary

Why Won’t the New Annie Let Miss Hannigan Be Evil?

Miss Agatha Hannigan is a bad person. She’s an alcoholic. A child-abuser. A bitter orphanage-director who uses an 11-year-old to improve her social status. She’s Annie’s main villain, and a perfectly evil one at that. So it's a mystery why this year's movie adaptation would go out of its way... More »

Health and diet advice: Party like a rock star, but make some good choices, too

4 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Surely this is the kind of health advice you’ve been waiting for: “Socialize — life is a party. It’s normal to overindulge in alcohol, junk food, cigarettes and other vices. The focus [in this chapter] is on treatments and therapiesShow More Summary

Agent: Aldon Smith wasn’t drinking at Ray McDonald’s house

Though he was named in a search warrant affidavit as having been drinking at Ray McDonald’s house, the agent for 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith said his client consumed no alcohol there. “The allegation in the affidavit is completely false,” agent Doug Hendrickson told Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com. “He was not there drinking.” Hendrickson said…

Drinking (A Little) At Work Could Actually Make You Better At Your Job

Most corporate offices don't condone drinking on the job, but a case may be made for reconsideration. As it turns out, a little bit of alcohol really can support creative thinking. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago found that a certain level of inebriation can help get the creative juices flowing. Show More Summary

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