The Anger-Addled Brain

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Does anger dependence lead to memory loss?

Can You Act Silly And Still Be A Man

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Silly is for kids and comedians. Steven Lake explores the forces that make silly and manly mutually exclusive.

Night Train

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Jarrett Neal reflects on the heartbreak and alcoholism that so often attended black men from “the Jim Crow South” in this searing poem.

On Nights Like These

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As much as Angel Garcia’s speaker insists “this is not about precision,” this poem is extremely precise–in its language, in its images, in its emotional resonance.

About that Drink I Ordered…

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Two guys walk into a bar. One of them orders a cosmo…

Why Alcohol Attracts Teenagers – The Science Parents Need to Understand

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Dr. Bill Cloke explains the science behind teens making bad decisions, and how that can be dangerous.

College Made Me Think I Hated Beer

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Aaron W. Voyles bemoans the masculinity of beer.

A Scotch A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

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Al DeLuise on why he started drinking scotch for health reasons.

Behind the Scenes With Good Fraternity Men Gathered in New Orleans

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In the headlines are the poor choices young fraternity men make in regards to alcohol overconsumption, misogynistic treatment of women, and degrading practices for new members. Behind the scenes are the men (and women) proactively working to eradicate those headlines.

Lifestyle Diseases Make Global Health Promotion More Difficult Than Ever

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Top health risks include cigarettes, booze and being overweight. But who has the power to deal with this very 21st-century problem?

Symbiosis

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This weekend, we have the story of two couples, and what it takes to survive a marriage on top of all that life throws at us.

Forgiveness Requires Humility

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Barry Adkins has taken a long road to find forgiveness. But he refuses to be collateral damage in an endless cycle of grief and hate.

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They’re Too Cool to Listen

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This week, my daughter turned 10, and two things occurred to me. The first was how the heck do I have a 10-year-old.

Going On A Bender By Gender

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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

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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”

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