Beer and Wine: Now available at Starbucks


Ask any average student what is essential for his or hers survival during exam season and its most likely the first answer will be coffee. A great number of students, myself including, go to Starbucks in the evening to get a soothing atmosphere and fuel to prevent us from falling asleep in our notes.

Successful alcohol free weddings

“Impossible!” would shout the average person who has attended an eastern European wedding. Alcohol is so intertwined with the cultural traditions of Slavs that a dry wedding would be hard to imagine but not for Priest Włdysław Zązel who is the leading figure of the movement “Wedding of the Weddings”.

Drunken Hook-Up Nation

In their article, Lisa Menegatos, Linda C. Lederman & Aaron Hess (2010) explore how friendship bonds affect how you act in a situation with friends and alcohol. This experiment studies, through survey, what 141 undergraduate college students would do when an intoxicated female friend was asked to go home with a male that she has never met before. In this study students used iClickers to click in the response to the following question during a power point presentation in one of their classes:       

How to change the world while having fun!

Volunteering is a great opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and to interact with the world while being part of something bigger than yourself. I have been doing volunteer work for quite a few years now and would like to present a few of them. That said the first two will relate to my previous post “Russian Water: Death Guaranteed” which was about problems related to alcohol. The other two are for sports fans and human rights fighters.

Russian Water: Death Guaranteed


Earlier this month, I posted an article about Jean-Sebastien Chouinard who advocates against the consumption of alcohol especially that of underage teens. The dangers of heavy alcohol consumption are real and there is no better example than the new social hit of the Neknomination.

Heroin is in and Hoffman’s out


Since the death of 46 year old actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the cause of death was suspected to be murder related. Four individuals were arrested, while searching for whomever sold the drugs to Hoffman, Wednesday the fifth of February on charges of possession and distribution of controlled substances. Among the drugs there were more than 350 bags of heroin that were seized.

The Dangers of DWI (Drinking While Immature)


Underage drinking in college is a very common but very serious matter, binge drinking in particular. The amount of alcohol related deaths in the past year remained the same even though the number of students consuming alcohol decreased. Teachers, parents and even the government notice how dangerous underage drinking has become but know little of what they can do. Some kids are starting as early as high school.

Banning YouTube, banning alcohol, what’s next Egypt?


On Sunday the 17th of February 2013, the vice president of the New Urban Communities Authorities (NUCA), Nabil Abbas announced that the Egyptian government would no longer give any new alcohol licences that would allow the sale of alcohol in new urban areas. He also stated that the old licences won’t be renewed but will still be valid until they expire.

M.A.D.D About Alcohol

Alcohol has been around since the Romans ruled but it seems in the start of the 1900’s is when it really started to take an effect on the population. Drinking is causing more problems today than it ever has and is causing more deaths then we would like to think. Why do so many people participate in drinking when we see all of the problems it causes from divorces to driving drunk and killing someone? Obviously eliminating alcohol is not even an option in today’s society because so many people use it and completely eliminating it would cause more problems than it already does now.