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Confessions Of A (Maybe?) Excessive Drinker

Last night, I got drunk. (A few too many Blue Moons.) The night before that, I got drunk. (Vodka tonics.) The night before that, I got really drunk and accidentally made out with a dude two degrees skeevier than I would normally go anywhere near. (Shots followed by champagne.) The night before that, I … 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… More »


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. … More »


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… More »


Six Scary Facts About Frat Boys

OK, we know the following characterization is NOT 100 percent representative of all fraternities in this country.

But still, the stats about sexual assault and tales of misogynistic behavior in the essay, “Bros Before Hos,” published by history and gender studies professor Nicholas L. Syrett on the National Sexuality Resource Center’s web site,… More »


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. … More »


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 up… More »


France Bans “Le Open Bar” to Curb Binge Drinking. Sacre Bleu!

After prohibiting smoking in bars in January, the French government is now cracking down on other vices by banning open bars and happy hours. The measures come after rising binge drinking trends among its country’s youth. This may come as a surprise to Americans accustomed to college kid-culture which traditionally stands in contrast to Europe’s… More »


Does College Turn Women Into Drunks?

New York Magazine reports a recent study shows alcohol consumption is up — way, way up — in women. Dr. Richard Grucza, an epidemiologist and professor at Washington University School of Medicine, compared studies conducted in 1991 to 1992 and in 2001 to 2002 to see how same-age groups responded to questions about alcohol consumption… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Drinking Green, Lindsay Lohan’s New Company, And Educated Sex Workers

How do you stay “green” when you’re out on the town? Order a mixed drink; they require less energy than blended ones. No more Daiquiris for you. [LiveScience]
Lindsay Lohan is launching a company called Stay Gold. Right now, they’re developing a self-tanner and a line of leggings. As if one leggings line from LiLoMore »


Ask Men Survey Reveals Men Are Lonely, Depressed, & Into Euro Fashion

AskMen.com conducted a survey of their users, the results of which are THE MOST CONCLUSIVE FINDINGS ON THE HETEROSEXUAL MAN EVER RELEASED. Well, maybe not quite, but I did learn a couple things about the lesser other sex that surprised me.
They Are Liars About Drinking: According to the survey, the majority of men polled… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Loud Music, Women’s Restrooms, And Unmarried Americans

Loud music seems to cause people to drink more, faster. [EurekAlert!]
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Drinking Young Means A Higher Risk Of Dependence

You probably started drinking before your mom, or at the very least your grandmother. On average, women born before 1944 started drinking at age 20, while those born after that started drinking at age 17. Unfortunately, it’s not all champagne dreams and beergoggles for us, though. Women born after 1944 also have a greater risk… More »


The Bad Girlfriend Hides Her Vices

When I was a teenager, I hid all of my vices from my mom and dad. My high school boyfriend snuck in and out of our house so they wouldn’t know I was having sex, I kept perfume and eye drops in a boot in the garage so I wouldn’t smell and look so stoned… More »


The Daily Squeeze: Taser Parties, Motherhood In Sweden, And Sex On Drugs

Apparently Taser parties are the new Tupperware parties. [BBC] … More »


Should You Drink To Your Health?

Medical studies can be very confusing and seemingly contradictory. Take studies on alcohol consumption. Sometimes we’ll read that drinking a little bit will do our bones good, and then we’ll hear that drinking even two drinks per day increases our risk of cancer. The chief of preventative medicine at Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital offered… More »


Get Scared Into Aging Well

If you smoke, drink a little too much, or don’t wear sunscreen, you’re going to have a few more wrinkles than you would otherwise. But you knew that because you’ve heard it a million times. What you need is a time machine that will take you into the future and show you what a hot… More »


Smoking And Lamaze: A Popular Combination

You’d think that all of the studies about the effects of drinking, smoking, and doing drugs while pregnant would make women cease partying for nine months at the very least. Who wants their child to be born with fetal alcohol syndrome or a heroin addiction? Well, apparently some women are okay with taking the risk. More »


Star Couplings: Nicole Kidman Gets Her Baby Bump Drunk!

Despite being pregnant, Nicole Kidman drank a glass of white wine at the Oscars. Tar and feather her! Just kidding. I’m pretty sure most medical experts would say one lil’ naughty bev won’t hurt a fetus. [Perez Hilton]
After filing for divorce two months after she married him, Pamela Anderson is seeking an anullment from… More »


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