As anyone who has chased ibuprofen with an Egg McMuffin can attest, hangovers are no joke. Excessive alcohol consumption dehydrates us, disrupts our metabolic functions, and increases a toxic compound called acetaldehyde. Results include a terrible suite of symptoms ranging from headaches to nausea to rewatching Michael Bay movies from the late 1990s. Regional hangover […]
Head pounding, lights flashing, can’t think straight. It’s the day after drinking and it feels like your brain is punishing you for once again having a few drinks too many. But there’s one surefire solution (other than hair of the dog): Grab the coconut water. Your head is pounding because alcohol is a diuretic.
It’s Thursday night and your friends are meeting for drinks after work because one is heading out of town on vacation and one is a freelancer who works from home and one is unemployed. You know you shouldn’t go. You don’t even really want to go. But you think, well, I’ll go for just a bit. I’ll go […]
You had a lot of great ideas last night. Starting a blog about urban snakes. Hosting 2am karaoke at your place. Texting your ex the entire lyrics to “Hello.” No wonder by night’s end, when that seventh drink is trying to lurch its way up your stomach and/or into the very fibers of your brain, […]
In the rhythmic, cranial throbbing that is the dread poetry of a hangover, there’s one desperately repeated whisper: “Quick fix. Quick fix. Dear god, quick fix.” Whether it’s alcohol that’s still in our system or some kind of bargaining/denial borrowed from the five stages of grief, we hungover scoundrels tend to wish for an instant […]