Tag: Culture

Romancing the Parasite

Vampires are usually stunningly romantic figures in movies. Sometimes the hypnotic monster’s victims are taken quickly and thrown aside like a limp rag and sometimes their victims are lovingly groomed to become great passionate conquests. The mate of the demon. Together they enter an eternal life of passion that isn’t life at all but a

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The Disney-fication of Drunk

Women drinking at party

This past week, from the bully pulpit of social media, the Today Show and Fox News helped this image of American moms welcoming the new school year, XL wine glasses joyfully raised in a toast to “me-time” go viral. It has become the feel-good image of the new school year. If you read the Today

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Breaking Down the Myths: What can Alcohol REALLY do for You?

It’s a great idea to take a closer look at some of the cultural and marketing brainwashing we’ve been swimming in our entire lives. Things like, “I need a drink to …relax, comfort myself, celebrate, dull the pain, feel less anxious, loosen up socially, enjoy life, be able to stand my family/spouse/children, numb out, check

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