Factors that Alter the Effects of Alcohol
Even your race could be a factor
‘Many people figure a few beers at a ballgame or a couple of glasses of wine with dinner won’t put them over the legal limit for driving. But how alcohol affects people is highly individual, with a number of factors in the mix.
‘Quick shots of liquor hit the bloodstream faster than slow sips of wine. Drinking on an empty stomach impairs reflexes more than consuming alcohol with food. And women and older drinkers generally hit legal intoxication levels sooner than men and younger people.
‘Carbonated beverages raise alcohol levels faster, because the gas irritates the stomach lining, causing alcohol to be absorbed faster. (Sweet or caffeinated alcoholic drinks aren’t absorbed any faster, it just seems that way because people often consume more of them than they realize.)
‘Many Asians have a genetic variation that gives them a flush and a very rapid heartbeat from even a small amount of alcohol…’
The Rich Divorcées Garage Sale
When a glamorous lifestyle takes a turn toward reality, cue the Divorcée Sale
‘Julie Spira watched with vested interest as a woman examined Ms. Spira’s purse in the chandeliered ballroom of a luxury resort.
‘”That’s my Chanel vintage jumbo clasp, in camel,” whispered Ms. Spira, a 54-year-old brunette, as she observed the younger blond from the across the room. “It’s a classic.”
‘Ms. Spira was hoping to sell off the trappings of her life as a married Los Angeles socialite in The Divorcée Sale—a new market springing up these days in the ballrooms of upscale hotels in Southern California. Ms. Spira, a former radio and Internet executive, is among a new generation of divorcees looking to move on with her life with proceeds from the sale of surplus Chanel bags, Diane Von Furstenberg gowns and jewelry…’
Take These Drugs and be Uninteresting
This video is guaranteed to make you laugh -or angry.
An interesting take on creativity, conformity, psychiatry and mind-numbing medications from the hilarious Doug Stanhope.
Is Healthy Eating Privilege of the Rich Now?
You probably suspected this for some time. The new nutritional guidelines mean higher grocery bills. “We know more than ever about the science of nutrition, and yet we have not yet been able to move the needle on healthful eating,” the researcher said. –AP
Pakistani Dad Guns Down Daughters Over Suspected Dating
This isn’t ‘honor-killing’. This is massacre of honor. The mad father even boasted that he would do it all over again if he had to.
‘A Pakistani man gunned down six of his daughters on suspicion that two of them were in relationships with older boys in the neighborhood.
‘Arif Mubashir, 40, shot the teen-aged girls after his son told him that they were dating boys who attend a nearby college in Faisalabad.
‘Mushabir unregrettably admitted to police that he had killed his daughters because they were both “without honour.”
‘The father said he shot the other daughters, because they “sided with each other.”
‘Police took Mushabir into custody, and filed a case against him, according to The Express Tribune.
‘He does not regret what he did. He boasted that he would do it all over again if he had to,” Police Inspector Javed Sial told reporters…’