The Dirty Dozen: 12 Holiday Survival Tips This Christmas Season

Steven Lake gives us some tips on how to chill during the holiday rush – without booze or drugs!

What Six Months Of No Drinking Did To My Sex Life

Jordan Gray says that his six month break from drinking was the best thing he could have ever done for his libido, sexual performance, and overall sense of integrity.

What I Gained by Giving Up Social Drinking

Matt Shumate took a 30-day break from alcohol—and he’s still not drinking. Here’s why.

9 Things You Never Thought They’d Do With Bacon

Got bacon? And more bacon? And a little more bacon? Here are 9 unexpected things to do with your…bacon.

“People tend to have more success replacing harmful drugs with less harmful drugs than avoiding them all together cold turkey.”

If you’ve ever been addicted to something, were you able to break the addiction completely? Or did you end up just changing the object of your addiction?

“I go to AA to hear other’s experience, strength, ideas and to share my own.”

If you are a teetotaler, what things have helped you stay sober? If you aren’t a teetotaler, what helps you say in control of your drinking habits?

“Society won’t let me have the sex I want, but Johnnie Walker will.”

This is a comment by Alyssa Royse on the post “Nice Guys Commit Rape Too”.

Summers in Maine

Guest blogger Justin Cascio looks back on youthful summers in Maine filed with ice cream, fireworks,adopted grandparents and a motorcycle riding chef.

Dear John: Nosy Coworker Smells Booze

This week Dear John addresses a boozy colleague, a socially aggressive wife, and meds for chronic depression.

Ten things I’ve learned from the last few months of sober living

Note: I haven’t been drinking, by choice, for the past few months…since around November, 2011. I plan to continue not drinking. I’ve done this before (mostly), in university. Drinking booze is a great way to mask all of the terrible and sad things you feel day to day, and all of the frustrations that build […]

Ten things I've learned from not drinking alcohol

Note: I’m taking a hiatus from drinking alcohol. My previous hiatus was in university and lasted pretty much two years. Drinking is expensive, especially at bars. Having extra disposable income is a nice reward. Being sober when everybody around you is drunk at a party is like trying to make sense of a dream while […]

Men on Addiction

We asked men from around the country, What are you addicted to? This is what they told us.

Photo of the Day: What Whiskey Looks Like Under a Microscope

For more photos of highly magnified booze (including vodka, sake, tequila, and more), click here.


The “Mad Men” era, from someone who was there.

My first date in Canada

Do you have some American in you? When I moved to the Toronto suburbs in January of 2009 I had some very high hopes for myself as far as dating goes.  I figured that I was gonna roll into town and every woman was going to want a piece of the bald American.  I was […]