Your Diet Coke Habit Is Ruining Your Teeth as Badly as Meth or Crack

People are a little crazy about Diet Coke, right? Like more crazy about it than anyone should ever be about a beverage that they don't have to go to rehab for? Granted I've never been a big soda drinker so I do not speak as a representative of the Diet Coke community. I speak as someone who can't figure out why it's… »5/29/13 11:00am5/29/13 11:00am

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

Some People Are a Little Nervous About American Kids Drinking So Much Diet Soda

Soda is a bummer, you guys — science has told us so. Sugary beverages can lead to diabetes and being imprisoned forever in Michael Bloomberg's Panopticon. Even diet sodas can wreak gruesome, tooth-melting havoc on their imbibers, so it's a little distressing to the researchers behind a new diet soda survey that so… »8/15/12 11:55pm8/15/12 11:55pm

The Sorrows Of Young Werther's Originals: Or, Why Artifical Sweeteners Are Bad

Dear Leslie, Congrats on the publication of your essay In Defense Of Saccharin in the Black Warrior Review. You're a hell of a writer; I totally get what Harvard/Iowa/whatever dude you wrote this essay to get over saw in you. So it sorta kills me to say that you're wrong. It doesn't sound particularly counterintuitive… »5/28/08 4:30pm5/28/08 4:30pm