Going On A Bender By Gender


Would it surprise anyone to know that men are more likely than women to drink to excess?

The Most Uncool Thing I’ve Ever Written About Drinking

This beer makes my head feel so tiny!

With the trend of the lethal drinking game “Neknominations” becoming mainstream, Amy White wants to reach out to kids with her story … and doesn’t care how uncool you think it is.

Poetry Book Review: Brock Guthrie’s “Contemplative Man”


Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reviews Brock Guthrie’s forthcoming debut poetry book Contemplative Man, a “blunt and evocative” offering from Sibling Rivalry Press.

New Year’s Eve, 1979

New Year 1980

December 1979 was a strange time to be a 12 year old boy.

86′d — A Cautionary Tale


Ever been kicked out of a bar? Jarad Dewing has, and he wants to hear your stories as well.

Have Yourself A Tacky Christmas: Booze!

Booze detail

Tell your friends and family “I didn’t know what to get you and you drink too much.”

Report Urges Ban on Detaining Youth Status Offenders


They’re known as status offenders – youths who commit offenses that wouldn’t even be considered offenses but for their age: truancy, running away from home, curfew violations, alcohol or tobacco possession.

I’ll Have a Virgin Martini, Please

No booze, thanks.

During the holidays, JJ Vincent finds it even harder to be a non-drinker is a boozy world.

15 Signs You May be Hitting the Bottle too Hard

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Danny Baker gives a list of warning signs that may indicate your drinking is moving into a dangerous realm.

Weight Loss and the FAT Industrial Complex: How to Fight Back and Eat Well


The processed food, alcohol, and tobacco companies are making billions of dollars of the death of the millions. The fight against these industries is simple, but far from easy, Jed Diamond, PhD, explains.

Touch Isolation: Insisting Boys Learn Independence Creates an Isolating Trap for Men


Mark Greene believes that men heckle women about frequency of sex because men key on it as authentic contact in lives otherwise cut off from connection.

Why Banning Transfats is Confusing

trans fats

Why pick those 7,000 lives to save?

Stressed? There are Alternatives to Tossing Back a Cold One

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Per Wickstrom explores alcohol addiction and points out some alternatives to using alcohol to reduce stress

My First BBW Party


How Greg Simms learned that media stereotypes about fat women have nothing to do with how people party.

Dear John: Another Dad Gave My Son ‘The Talk’ Before I Could


A missed window for the birds and the bees talk, a boyfriend with a potential drinking problem, and a discovery of a son’s porn collection.

Papa’s Pilar Mai Tai – All in Pictures


If you’re looking for a good way to close the summer, try this delicious cocktail made with Hemingway inspired rum.