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Sunday Roundup

This week, a world facing crises on many fronts rang in Christmas. Though this is traditionally a season of good cheer, in his holiday address at the Vatican, Pope Francis showed it could also be a time of sober reflection. The often...Show More Summary

Repentance of a drug rebel: Six years later her son admits she was RIGHT to be tough

Jake Myerson, the son of famed Man Booker Prize-nominated author Julie Myerson, has gone public with the incredible story of how he became sober after years of rebelling against his parents

Amanda Bynes: Sober and 'Off Medication'

yesterdayHealth / Addiction : The Fix

After years of battling addiction and mental health issues, the once-troubled actress is now on track with sobriety.

Book Review: How to Grow Up

How to Grow Up By Michelle Tea PLUME BOOKS Michelle Tea skipped college and spent her 20s and 30s in grimy houses, drinking herself unconscious and getting herself fired from every entry-level job she took. She eventually sobered up,...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Clippers Have Leg Up for Now in Rivalry with Golden State Warriors

The Golden State Warriors still lead the league with a 23-5 record, but Christmas Day's 100-86 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers served as a sobering reminder that they're hardly alone atop the Western Conference. Head coach Doc Rivers'...Show More Summary

Beer Maker Lets You Send Message With That Bottle

It's sheer marketing genius, particularly for anyone who's ever sent or left a slightly or not-so-slightly inebriated message that just didn't seem as brilliant in the cold, sober light of day: An Argentine brewer is launching a campaign that lets anyone swilling one of its beers send a video message,...

5 Tips to Help CMOs Improve Social Media ROI in 2015

While social circles are buzzing with increasingly sober discussions of the channel's difficulties delivering marketing results, that conversation seems not to have reached the ears of the CMO quite yet. Mainstream marketing media, which...Show More Summary

49ers Aldon Smith denies drinking at Ray McDonald’s house

San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Aldon Smith denied accusations that he was drinking with Ray McDonald the day after an incident in which a woman has accused McDonald of raping her. Smith, who has agreed to stay sober as part of his probation sentence after racking up a DUI last year, told reporters Tuesday that he […]

The Six Best Pro-Life Quotes and Movies From 2014

(LiveActionNews) — As 2014 draws to a close, celebrate – and share – some of the best pro-life quotes and movies of the year with us. Quotes 1) Jessa Duggar I walked through the Holocaust Museum again today… very sobering. Millions of innocents denied the most basic and fundamental of all rights–their right to life. […]

Sonic the Taxidermy Hedgehog

4 days agoOdd : Neatorama

Sober Lane, a pub in Dublin, commissioned artist Mick Minogue to adorn its walls with taxidermied creatures. That will give it a quaint old fashioned look that people look for in an Irish pub. The owners are 80s and 90s kids. So their definition of "old fashioned" may be a bit different than yours. Show More Summary

Milwaukee’s Police Brutality Might Be Even More Egregious Than Ferguson’s

The Milwaukee police officer who shot unarmed Black man Dontre Hamilton — who was sober; had a history of schizophrenia; had gotten a toxicology screen on the day of his death and was determined by the Milwaukee PD not to be a threat to himself or anyone else: and was shot 14 times at a [...]

Hear This: The Decemberists and John Denver plead for a sober father this Christmas

In Hear This, A.V. Club writers sing the praises of songs they know well. This week, we’re picking our favorite Christmas songs about mind-altering substances. John Denver, “Please, Daddy (Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas)“ (1975) Christmas...Show More Summary

Keeping a Repair From Ruining a Holiday Gift

As 2015 begins, consumer advocates and financial news outlets are offering a lot of sobering advice to live within your means. I chuckle because that comes after a couple of months where every retailer and television commercial has urged you to buy, buy, buy. Show More Summary

When He’s Drunk And He Calls You

5 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

He never learned though, he never learned or accepted your departure. He thinks he's moved on when he's sound and sober, but when he's drunk, really drunk, he's the victim of his own nostalgia.

We’re Getting Everything Wrong About Women And Work

5 days agoOdd : Thought Catalog

A recent article I read included the so-called "sobering" statistic that women make up almost half of the US labor force, but they only account for 14% percent of Fortune 500 executive officers and 3% of their CEOs. Apparently I am supposed to find that surprising or upsetting. 

What the butt? Shovel Knight is in Road Redemption

Shovel Knight's surprise appearance in Road Rash spiritual successor Road Redemption seems like the result of the developers meeting over drinks, someone throwing out a wild idea, and no one being sober enough to interject. Then again, this is the studio responsible for butt mode. Bless 'em.

FBI and IRS Raid Florida Treatment Center

6 days agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Both the Real Life Recovery Center and Halfway There Sober House are suspected of doling out kickbacks for patient referrals.

Adopting the EMR: trading one set of problems for another

A recent review on the impact of the electronic medical record reminds of a sobering fact: that despite years of wishful thinking, research findings have been disappointing. It would be generous to say they have been mixed because by and large the positive findings have been confined to soft and non validated surrogate metrics. Show More Summary

Forget Suarez and Sturridge, Liverpool Have Been Missing Set-Piece Prowess

As the final whistle rung out against Arsenal at Anfield, it was once again a sobering reminder that Liverpool are not the team they were last year. Yes, they miss Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez. No, their defending has not improved and they are still shipping too many soft goals. Show More Summary

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