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Entries tagged ‘alcohol’

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  • 01.21.12Crazy Headline I Read: Alcohol Doubles Lifespan

    I love posting about articles I find that boast the benefits of alcohol. Examples include how alcohol can help with Alzheimer’s disease, how drinking is good for your bones, and how women who drink are thinner than their teetotaling counterparts. So imagine how happy I was to discover the news that “Alcohol Doubles Lifespan, Helps Resist Stress.”


  • 09.28.11Ken Burns On Prohibition

    Documentation and iMovie special effect Ken Burns has turned his insightful eye to alcohol. PBS will begin airing his new three-part, five-and-a-half-hour documentary film Prohibition on Sunday, October 2nd.


  • 03.10.11Don’t Forget: Alcohol May Stave Off Alzheimer’s

    We love when we read that alcohol is good for you. According to the HealthDay department at U.S. News, drinking light to moderate amounts of alcohol may actually lower the risk for developing both Alzheimer’s and some forms of age-related dementia.


  • 11.7.11Four Loko Recycled Into Ethanol, New Beer Cans

    Four Loko, my high-alcohol, super-caffeinated, hard-to-get Saturday morning breakfast treat is being recycled into ethanol and other products after federal authorities told manufacturers the beverages were dangerous and caused users to become “wide-awake drunk,” according to the AP.


  • 011.9.10What Alcohol Does to Your Brain and Body

    Everyone seems to takes their cues on how alcohol affects the mind and body from an eclectic mix of knowledge: personal experience, pop culture, tall tales of long nights, the latest studies to make the news, and second-hand tips. Lifehacker posted a good meta-article culled from a few reliable sources about the science of alcohol and its effect on your brain and body when you drink.


  • 14.28.10Science Says: R-Rated Movies May Lead to Early Drinking

    According to a study in the Journal of Studies (on Alcohol and Drugs), children who aren’t allowed to watch R-rated movies are much less likely to start drinking at an early age. Turns out, alcohol consumption appears in about 90 percent of R-rated movies, and that’s fine with me.


  • 04.10.10Super-High Alcohol Beer: Sink the Bismarck!

    Thanks to a war between European brewing companies, it’s never been easier to catch a healthy beer buzz. Or get yourself totally sloshed. Scottish microbrewery BeerDog is releasing Sink the Bismarck!, a beer that weighs in at 41% ABV.


  • 03.9.10Hey Ladies, Drink That Weight Away!

    Can a drink a day keep the pounds away? Perhaps for the ladies. New research suggests that women who regularly consume moderate amounts of alcohol are less likely to gain weight than nondrinkers and are at lower risk for obesity.


  • 78.5.09Bacon Vodka Tastes Like Pig Ass

    Back in June, I excitedly told you about Bakon Vodka, billed as “the only vodka you’ll ever want to use to make a Bloody Mary, a great Bar-B-Q companion and the essence of a delicious crisp slice of peppered-bacon.” Here is our review.


  • 36.3.09Bacon Vodka… Finally.

    Thank you, Conan O’Brien. The new Tonight Show host piqued my taste buds earlier when he mentioned Bakon Vodka in his monologue. Bakon Vodka is a “superior quality potato vodka with a savory bacon flavor.”


  • 06.29.08Alcohol is Making Women Fat

    As women catch up with men in the drinking stakes, their waistlines are also catching up with the beer belly, according to health experts.  An English dietitian has given the apple-shaped body type a new name– the wineglass–due to the love of the drink.  Jacqui Lowdon, from the British Dietetic Association, said it was the […]