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 […]
Friday night has finally arrived! You’ve survived another week of adult-ing and you’re going out with your favorite people. It’s 9 p.m. and you’re headed to the club to dance the night away while sipping Cosmos and throwing back a few shots.
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 […]
Yes. You could blame that savage hangover on the seven tequila shots you did last night. But we have a much better scapegoat. Genetics. The basic cause of a hangover, of course, is ethanol (the alcohol in our drinks), which causes dehydration and urination and probably some really bad text conversations.
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 […]
At VinePair we always encourage you to drink what you like, and we certainly hope that you’re drinking what you’re drinking because you know, you actually like it – not just to get drunk. That said, we’ve all made poor decisions in our lives…and some of them have involved alcohol. All bad decisions have consequences, […]
We’ve all been in this situation before: we wake up after a night of fun and merriment with a terrible hangover. Normally we’d blame this hangover on ourselves, admitting we probably indulged a bit too much, but this time was different, because we seem to remember one of the guests saying the bottle they brought was […]
Being a grown-up is hard. Somehow, you have to wake up every morning, put on clean clothes that aren’t sweatpants and go to work, where you have to behave appropriately all day (read: not sit cross-legged on the floor). On top of that, there are all these rules and practices that govern proper adult behavior. […]