Category: Culture

Should Grocers Sell Liquor (Distilled Spirits)? It’s a Food.

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Should grocers sell liquor (spirits)? French grocery stores sell beer, wine and spirits. Of course, that’s a logical place to purchase these products. Wine, beer and spirits are all foods. Both custom and food law in the Western World recognize them as foods. So it’s natural to sell them along with other foods, both in …

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Cooking with Liquor or Spirits (Rum, Whiskey, Gin, Etc.)

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Many people cook with wine. But cooking with liquor or spirits adds exciting new flavors to food. This makes them more interesting. As the alcohol evaporates, their essences are concentrated. Their sugars also become carmelized. And, of course, nothing compares to the excitement of a flambed dish! All of the cookbooks below provide great ways …

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Effective Alcohol Education: What Works with Underage Youths

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Public policy in the U.S. calls for complete alcohol abstinence by all people under age 21. That includes adults under 21. But it’s a failure. Indeed, the policy has actually been counter productive. That is, causes more problems than it prevents. We must replace failed programs with effective alcohol education. Alcohol education programs are virtually …

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Europeans Learn Responsible Drinking: Fewer Alcohol Problems

Journalist Jeff Frantz reports that Europeans learn responsible drinking. Thus¬†young Europeans are more responsible about drinking than those in the U.S. Here’s his piece.   The 21st-birthday bar tour — it’s a staple of American life. You blow out the candles, go to a bar, drink, vomit, pass out. You laugh the next day when …

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America’s Drinking Problem (Discover What It Is)

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Journalist Logan Jenkins describes what he sees as America’s drinking problem. See if you agree.   A Canadian friend, the mother of a graduating high school student, telephoned recently for some parenting advice. Her son wanted to throw a pre-prom party at his Montreal home. The question: Should alcohol be served, as her son requested? …

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Drinkers Make More Money (It’s Because They Drink)

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It’s a simple fact. In general, alcohol drinkers make more money. As one newspaper reported, “Who said boozers are losers? Just take a look at their paychecks.” Women in the US who drink earn 14% more than nondrinkers. Men who drink make 10% more than abstainers. That’s according to an economic analysis in the Journal …

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Drinking Alcohol Sex and Violence (What You Didn’t Know)

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What is the role of drinking alcohol sex and violence? Does alcohol disinhibit? Is being drunk ever an excuse for rape or violence? Sexual arousal, aggression, domestic and other violence, and rape. These are often blamed on the influence of alcohol. Yet what people THINK my be more important than what they DRINK. Evidence Research …

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Effects of Bogus Intoxication: Sham Intoxication Has Effects

The effects of bogus intoxication surprise people. Bogus or sham intoxication has real effects on people. As well as their and their actions. People are made to falsely believe that they’ve been drinking alcohol. They tend to act like people who have actually been drinking. Other people are falsely made to believe they they’ve not …

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Reducing Alcohol-Related Problems: Learning from Others

How can we be reducing alcohol-related problems? In this interview, Dr. Dwight Heath shares some of his knowledge and insights on reducing alcohol-related problems. He is the world’s leading anthropologist on drinking. He has studied studied cultures around the globe. As a result, he understands how drinking patterns are related to alcohol problems. Or to …

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Rethinking Drinking by Young Adults (How to Reduce Abuse)

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We should be rethinking drinking by young adults. That’s the advice of three experienced college observers and researchers. They are Joel S. Rudy, Dr. Dwight B. Heath, and Dr. David J. Hanson.   In a majority of states in the US, drivers aged 16 and 17 gain experience while holding special licenses. These restrict the …

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