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The O.C. Might Have Created a Generation of Drunk Marissa Coopers

Guess what? You're old! Maybe you already suspected as much, but here's confirmation — hallmark teen drama The O.C. premiered exactly 10 years ago today. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to throw the Jeff Buckley version of "Hallelujah," lock myself away in the pool house and have a good cry while thinking back my… »8/05/13 5:00pm8/05/13 5:00pm

A Chat With Gabrielle Glaser, Author Of Her Best-Kept Secret

We've always heard more about male alcoholics than female ones — It's only recently that this study of wine being abused by Gen X women came out, and I could have told you that years ago. And I'm not counting the myriad pieces on college girls binge drinking, because the drinking is framed as almost incidental.… »7/20/13 2:30pm7/20/13 2:30pm

Women, Booze, and the Glaring Gender Disparity in AA’s Philosophy

By virtue of the fact that it’s an essay in the Saturday Wall Street Journal (a mixed bag of insightful cultural commentary, impossibly palatial real estate listings, and thinly-veiled conservative ravings about America’s social decadence), and because its second paragraph begins with the vaguely-judgmental sentence,… »6/22/13 1:30pm6/22/13 1:30pm

Marriages Are Falling Apart Because Women Be Drinking

If you go out for afterwork drinks with your friends tonight, please please please be careful about the amount that you imbibe. Not because of your health or drunk driving or anything like that, but because your drinking is tearing your marriage apart. Oh, you're not married? See what I mean? Then the hooch has… »4/03/13 12:40pm4/03/13 12:40pm

Mixing Booze with Diet Soda Will Get You Drunk Faster, But So Will Mixing Booze with More Booze

Science, always looking for new ways to help you forget your painful past, has recently discovered that drinking alcohol mixed with diet soda will get you drunk faster than drinking it with other types of mixers. Sure, there's something a bit less tragically poetic about staring into a glass of whisky and Diet Coke,… »2/06/13 1:00pm2/06/13 1:00pm