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How Bad Are the Effects of Alcohol and Binge Drinking When You’re Young – Lauren Mazzo

You may have been the Mike's-Hard-Lemonade-in-high-school type. Or the Bud-Light-from-a-keg-in-college type. Or the unlimited-mimosas-at-Sunday-brunch type. But chances are, at some point during your teen and young adult years, you downed a hefty amount of alcohol. While life is most certainly about #balance, unfortunately, no amount of kale or HIIT classes can totally undo the damage … Continue reading How Bad Are the Effects of Alcohol and Binge Drinking When You’re Young – Lauren Mazzo

The Global Gender Gap In Alcohol-Related Deaths Infographic – Niall McCarthy

A major new global study published in The Lancet has found that there is no safe level of alcohol consumption. The research looked at levels of alcohol use and its health effects across 195 countries between 1990 and 2016. It found that even an occasional drink can prove harmful and its authors say that governments should … Continue reading The Global Gender Gap In Alcohol-Related Deaths Infographic – Niall McCarthy

America’s Invisible Pot Addicts NearConstant Cannabis Use, As Legalization Forges Ahead – Annie Lowrey

The proliferation of retail boutiques in California did not really bother him, Evan told me, but the billboards did. Advertisements for delivery, advertisements promoting the substance for relaxation, for fun, for health. “Shop. It’s legal.” “Hello marijuana, goodbye hangover.” “It’s not a trigger,” he told me. “But it is in your face.” When we spoke, … Continue reading America’s Invisible Pot Addicts NearConstant Cannabis Use, As Legalization Forges Ahead – Annie Lowrey

Parental Debate: Should Your Kid Have a Cellphone in School – Edward C. Baig

Lawmakers in France recently passed a ban on the use of smartphones in schools, impacting students in their early to midteens. In U.S. school districts where digital device policies are all over the map, parents and teachers are divided on how to curb or permit phone use in the classroom. Some schools have students stash their … Continue reading Parental Debate: Should Your Kid Have a Cellphone in School – Edward C. Baig

What Is Alcohol Addiction & Why Makes Us Drunk?

As Homer once said, this infamous molecule is both “the cause of, and the solution to, all of life’s problems”. OK, it was Homer Simpson who said that rather than the classical bard, but it’s no less true or profound for that. Sometimes, the rubbish you come out with when you’re drunk really is quite … Continue reading What Is Alcohol Addiction & Why Makes Us Drunk?

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