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How Alcohol And Marijuana Can Harm Your Sleep

“Nightcaps” come in all shapes and sizes. Some people like to have a drink before bed, and others prefer taking a nice long toke. But while these nightcaps may help you fall asleep faster, they may not be giving you the rest your mind and body actually needs.


Give Superior Handshakes By Keeping Your Drink In Your Left Hand

Whether you’re at a big networking event or just a party where you don’t know anyone, you’re bound to meet someone and shake their hand. One simple trick will make sure your handshake is never off-putting.


Determine How Much Booze You Need For A Party With This Formula

A well-planned party has enough drinks to keep everyone buzzin’, but not so much that you’re left with a ton to drink by yourself. If you’re supplying the booze, this formula can help you gauge how much you need.


Are Energy Drinks Bad For You?

Red Bull may give you wings, but at what cost? To some, energy drinks are dangerous elixirs, while others consider them magic potions of vitality. The truth about how they affect your body is not so black and white.


You Might Be Able To Alleviate Hangover Headache Pain With Relaxing Music

The throbbing pain in your brain might be the worst part of a nasty hangover. Before you have some hair of the dog, try throwing on your favourite relaxing tunes instead.


Make Cheap Bourbon Taste Better With This Instant 'Ageing' Concoction

Normally, an expensive aged bourbon will go down a lot smoother than anything you can find in a plastic bottle. This simple mix, however, can “age” any cheap bourbon and save yourself some time and money.


There's Nothing Special About Alkaline Water

Alkaline water is showing up on more and more grocery shelves — but it doesn’t offer any health benefits over its neutral-pH brethren. Refinery29 explains this myth in detail.


This Infographic Explains Which National Drink To Order Around The World

When travelling abroad, you should make it a rule to soak up as much local flavour as possible. If you don’t mind the odd tipple, this can include alcohol. The following infographic from Fly Abu Dhabi explains the national and/or most popular drinks in a wide range of countries. (Apparently, in Australia you’re supposed to stick with beer.)


How To Make Flavoured Spirits That Are Tastier Than Store-Bought Versions

Walk into any liquor store and you’re likely to see shelves and shelves of colourfully packaged vodkas with flavours ranging from “cookie dough” to “Swedish fish”. They may be marvels of flavour chemistry, but these spirits often taste artificial and aren’t good for much more than a novelty shot. Homemade infusions, however, are a completely different story. They have the added benefit of letting you control the outcome.


How To Make Your Own Home Carbonation System (For DIY Ginger Beer)

Homemade lemonade, limeade or ginger beer can be an extremely refreshing weekend treat. However, most recipes aren’t carbonated — which means you might as well be drinking cordial. This DIY guide explains how to add fizz to your soft drinks.


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