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How Alcohol Affects Your Zzzzs

According to a study by the University of Missouri School of Medicine, 20 percent of American adults use alcohol to help them sleep. While you may be no stranger to having a glass of wine before bed to unwind, alcohol has an impact on your sleep quality, duration and cycle. Research shows that alcohol disrupts the

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The History of Green Beer (and Other St. Patrick’s Day Traditions)

St. Patrick’s Day began as a religious feast to celebrate the Irish patron Saint Patrick after his death on March 17, 491 AD. A celebration of Irish culture and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, March 17 is the one day during the Lenten season that the alcohol restrictions are lifted for fasting Christians, which is

Safety Tips for Drinking with Diabetes

Living with diabetes is often about knowledge and learning to indulge in moderation. According to the American Diabetes Association, research shows that there are actually some health benefits for diabetics who occasionally enjoy alcoholic beverages, such as a reduced risk for heart disease. As with anything, be sure to check with your doctor before partaking. If

The Best Bridal Shower Booze Options

Who says you can’t serve alcohol at a bridal shower? If you’ve ever attended a bridal shower, bachelorette party or banquet that needed a little pizazz, you’ve come to the right place. While these events might not warrant a full bar, there big surprises can come in small packages. Check out these creative ways to

In Vino Veritas – Why Alcohol Lowers Inhibitions

Translated from its Latin roots, “in vino veritas” means “in wine, truth.” The phrase has roots in Greek and Latin cultures and writings. In an ancient Greek poem, Herodotus (a contemporary of Socrates) decided that if the Persians decided something while drunk, it should be a rule to reconsider it again when they were sober.