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Iraqis numb pain of Islamic State in newly re-opened bar

QARAQOSH, Iraq (Reuters) – In a town ravaged by the war against Islamic State, amid ransacked homes and shuttered shops, a flashing sign above the entrance to one business beckons visitors: “Welcome”, it reads. Inside, the floors are carpeted, the lights are low, and the gurgling sound of water pipes …

How alcohol affects your body and brain – Business Insider

We’ve broken down the research on alcohol consumption to show exactly what happens to you as you start (and continue) drinking. Alcohol consumption has been a part of human civilization for thousands of years. But while we have a general understanding of alcohol’s effects — most people can recognize when one more drink …

Excessive Alcohol Consumption Costs America $250 Billion a Year – Bloomberg Business

New estimates say excess alcohol consumption cost the U.S. economy a quarter-trillion dollars in 2010. Drinking too much has well-known personal costs—headaches, nausea, and regrettable 4 a.m. text messages. The Centers for Disease Control has put a figure on how much it costs the American economy: $249 billion. That includes spending on health …

Apples, apples everywhere | The Economist

When drinking is a national duty TOMASZ SOLIS dreams of the day when the countryside round Lublin, on the eastern edge of Poland, turns into another Tuscany: a place where motorists or cyclists make leisurely tours, stopping to refine their palates by sipping a delicate drink which only the local …