Office Parties Are Just Like Four Loko (Which Is... →
When this headline from The Telegraph flashed across Google Reader, I couldn’t help but be amused: Scientists explain why the office party so often ends in embarrassment.
Beerunch: Round Two on September 18th! →
Beerunch, its whats for lunch.
Happy Hour Science - Domesticating Microbes for... →
As our ancestors transitioned from hunter-gatherer to agricultural society, they had to domesticate the plants and animals we know today as farm life. Corn kernels became larger and more full of starch, cows became more docile, and all farm organisms became accustomed to life in rows or pastures tended by humans. But some of what we eat depends on more than just these plants and animals –...
The Manhattan project: A bartender spills his... →
At first glance the Manhattan looks like such a simple affair - whiskey, sweet vermouth and a few dashes of bitters. I’m the first to admit that it’s not too hard to make a halfway decent version of this cocktail, but a truly great Manhattan can be made only by someone who truly understands the magnitude of what’s at hand. Indeed, the mark of a bartender who is truly worth his...
Study of the Day: One Drink a Day May Lead to One... →
Many studies have documented the heath benefits of red wine and other alcoholic beverages. Relatively few, however, have looked into the optimal amount of alcohol for middle-aged women to avoid major chronic diseases, cognitive and physical impairment, and mental health limitations. In other words, how much alcohol is really necessary for successful aging?
Moderate Drinking May Cut Disease Risk for Women →
There is little in life that can’t be fixed with a drink. This is scientifically proven. ”A drink a day keeps disease away” may be the new motto for middle-age women hoping to age gracefully. A new study shows women who drank the equivalent of a beer or small glass of wine each day were less likely to develop chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes as they...