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Starbucks Wants to Get You Drunk

Starbucks coffee chain has become an American institution among caffeine junkies, mid-day speed freaks, and daily-grinders alike. It only makes sense that they'd start catering to booze hounds at cocktail hour, eventually. Us. We mean us.

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Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Binge Drinking
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Scientists Discover Gene Responsible for Binge Drinking

We've always thought that binge drinking was just part of being a dumb teenager, but scientists say they've recently discovered a gene which could account for the risky behavior.

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Shocker! People Like Drinking and Having Sex More Than Facebook and Getting Sick

Sex and drinking alcohol are the most beloved of all pastimes, according to a new survey from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. Stunning, we know.

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Can Alcohol Really Help Us Get Along Better?

The socially inept can often suffer from debilitating tremors of shyness and inhibition, while those who grind the gnashing teeth off the full-blooded booze hound often throw caution to the wind and ride the dastardly beast until its legs fall off.

With that philosophy in mind, it appears that alcohol has been a major stepping stone in helping the general public grease the societal walls that in the end have allowed us to get to know each other a little better.

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How Many Drinks Do You Have a Week? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from Gallup, 66 percent of adults drink alcohol, up from 64 percent last year.

But are these Americans who imbibe enjoying the occasional glass of wine or are they pounding beer after beer?

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Hey, Ladies — Booze May Actually Be Good for Your Bones

While alcohol has been known to stretch the waistlines of men all over the world, a new study suggests that tying one on might actually be beneficial for women.

Grab a cold one because here comes the science.

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Study: Sugar is just as Harmful as Tobacco and Alcohol

Consuming excessive amounts of sugar is as harmful as tobacco or alcohol, according to a recent study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco.

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Does Alcohol in Red Wine Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease?

Studies have linked wine and improved cardiovascular health. But a recently released report questions whether it’s really the alcohol or the polyphenol in red wine that improves heart health.

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Alcohol Targets the Brain’s ‘Reward Centers’ in Heavy Drinkers

In the quest to discover why some people drink heavily while others don’t, researchers have found the answer may actually be quite simple: brain differences between the groups make alcohol consumption feel better to the heavier drinkers.

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Family History of Alcoholism Could Affect the Brains of Adolescents

Teens with a family history of alcoholism respond differently during risky decision-making moments compared to other teens, according to a new study from researchers at the Oregon Health & Science University.

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