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Practical info for the smarter drinker

Alcohol’s Effects on the Brain

This is Your Brain on Booze Say no to the Pinot! Save your brain cells! You’ve heard the hype. Drinking kills brain cells. Can’t remember how to calculate the circumference of a soda can? Blame it on that “one more glass” of chardonnay you had with dinner last night. And, thanks to that wild night

A Penny for Your Breathalyzer Reading

Picture it – you’re driving home from the local tavern, flipping through the iPod for that “Closing Time” song. You’ve only had a couple drinks, and you’re sound as a pound, as the Brits say. Next thing you know, the inside of your car is splashed with blue and red light. Holy sheep! Your mind

Red Bull in the China Shop (Mixing Caffeine & Alcohol)

“Yeah, can I get a Red Bull and vodka?” Like the trilling of some familiar nocturnal bird, this call can be heard nightly in beer-spattered college dives or the trendiest of clubs, and all places in between. The boost from caffeine combined with the intoxicating effect of liquor can be an attractive combination – energy