Girl Talk: I Quit Drinking — So What?
At a recent dinner party, my friend’s roommate poured guests another glass of white wine. It smelled crisp, cold, and juicy—clearly the sort of wine that prickles the gums, softens the face and transforms a summer evening into one soft-hued hum. She stopped at me. I held up my glass of sparkling non-alcoholic apple cider.
Girl Talk: I’m Now A Dry Dater
I stopped drinking when I was 29. I was tired of the consequences outweighing the benefits -- tired of calling in sick to work, tired of hooking up with people I would have run from sober, tired of crying and throwing things for no reason. Oh, and did I mention I was tired of all…
The Perfect Way To Save Face After Getting Drizzunk
You know when you drink way too much, do something stupid, and then have to face down the people you did said stupid thing in front of the next day? Evidently, peeps were having the same experience back in 9th century China. A form letter was recently found in western China, created by the Dunhuang…
Smoking While Preggo May Make Your Baby Psycho
I know we all have “Mad Men” fever these days. On the off chance that you have become desensitized while watching Betty Draper suck those cancer sticks and throw back cocktails with her bun in the oven, let me remind you once again that smoking while pregnant is hazardous to the baby. Wait? You already…
Women Keep Secrets For 47 Hours Before Spilling The Beans
For some reason Wines of Chile, a commerce group akin to our Cotton Council, commissioned a study of 3,000 women in the U.K. to see how many secrets they told and how many they were able to keep. The study uncovered that (gasp!) drinking wine usually loosens women’s tongues and makes us a lot more…
Is Shia LaBeouf A “Bad Boy” Or Just Screwed Up?
If nothing else, the train wreck that is young "Indiana Jones" star Shia LaBeouf has been refreshing for its candor. We, the public, are used to a celebrity-publicist-consumers trifecta that downplays, obfuscates and outright lies when it comes to their naughty behavior. Exhibit A: Britney. Exhibit B: Lindsay. Exhibit C: Chris Brown. Exhibit D: Paris.
Drunk Now, Litigious Later
Lawsuits to roll your eyes at: they're not just filed by Americans anymore! A 20-year-old British college student is suing her old boarding school for $493,000, claiming the school fostered a 'drinking culture' that led her to get wasted and fall out a first floor window, permanently injuring herself.
No. 5 Champagne Cocktail Inspired By Iconic Perfume
Tony Conigliaro based the No. 5 Champagne Cocktail on a famous perfume from a Parisian fashion house, which you should have guessed by now. He came up with the concept for the cocktail after realizing that the perfume-making process is similar to the way cocktails are made. First, he studied how that particular Chanel perfume…
Not Getting Hit On At Bars? Change The Way You Hold Your Glass
So many characteristics supposedly hint at your personality -- from your hair color to your height. Now, a new study from psychologist Glenn Wilson (and sponsored by a chain of bars) says the way you hold your glass tells what kind of person you are.
Pregnancy Is Not Stopping Women From Knocking Back A Few Cold Ones
Whenever I see non-alcoholic beer on the menu at a restaurant, I always wonder what kind of crazy, misguided person would order such a thing. Well, I found out recently when I went to a bar with my friend who is preggers. She's missing the beertastic taste of her fave booze, so she ordered u…