December 31st, 2010
12:15 PM ET
We're well aware that y'all don't mind a tipple. Nearly 30,000 of you responded to a poll we posted waaaaayyy back in July of this year asking, "Do you drink alcohol? Not how frequently, why or any of that. Do you or don't you?"
December 13th, 2010
12:15 PM ET
Nights are long, there's a chill in the air, seasonal cheer (and stress) is in high gear and at a seemingly endless string of holiday parties, the booze is flowing freely. Punch bowls and open bars abound at this time of year, and it seems a festive (or, again, stress-relieving) tipple is rarely more than a ladle away.
Per the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, the distilled spirits industry makes a quarter of its yearly profits in the period between Thanksgiving and the New Year. How much are you helping 'em top that off?
October 27th, 2010
02:00 AM ET
If our commenters are to be believed, a bit of the wacky terbaccy is a sure-fire cure for alcoholic excess. If you hold truck with what Dole's publicists have to say, bananas are a magic bullet for relieving booze-induced misery.
The latter assert that 'nanners battle the after-effects of alcohol consumption. Quoth Dole.com, "Eat bananas if you've overindulged. Scientific evidence suggests hydration, vitamins B6 and C may make hangovers more bearable." An in-depth breakdown goes on to expand upon the fruit's ability to help the over-hung to, "Rehydrate...neutralize free radicals...re-balance...recover."
That's appealing and all, but unless you're in the habit of having a fresh bunch stashed at all times, no way are you slipping on pants and some manner of footwear for anything less than a greasy cheeseburger or the dog that done bit ya the night before.
As we'd mentioned, the kids at the back of the bus tout the benefits of smoking the suffer away.