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Father's Day Gift Pick: Organic Home Beer Brewing Kit

Dad gets bragging rights for brewing up his own beer. Credit: Seven Bridges Cooperative
If being the resident grillmaster isn't enough for your DIY dad, add brewmaster to his list of credentials, and watch as he quenches his thirst with a col...

Chinese Girl, 3, Smokes Cigarettes and Drinks Beer After Terrible Traffic Accident

Kids are lighting up earlier and earlier these days. Credit: Quirky China News / Rex / Rex USA
Since when did "smoke 'em if you got 'em" apply to toddlers? Three-year-old Ya Wen of China started smoking cigarettes and drinking beer after she...

Babies' First Words Include 'Dadda' and 'Beer'

Did your child say "Dadda" or "beer" first? Credit: Getty Images
A new survey of London families found the most popular first word for babies is "Dadda." Other, less popular first words were "beer" and "cat," according to London's The Daily Teleg...

Kids Serving Grown Up Drinks

Alcohol and kids go together like...well, they don't really go together all that well, do they? Before kids, you might not have thought twice about polishing off a bottle of wine with dinner or enjoying a night on the town with your drinking buddies....

Motherhood - Did It Change Your Drinking Habits?

Last week, I had dinner with an old friend. We were laughing about her wedding nearly nine years ago, the last of a long string of weddings that summer and one of the best. Newlyweds ourselves, my husband and I made good use of the open bar, spent ou...

Fast thinking moms stop crimes with kindness

When you have a guest in your home, Miss Manners says that the polite thing to do is to offer them a refreshment. And though she never said anything about being polite to intruders, two moms recently thwarted intruders by offering their attackers som...

Cheap gifts for Father's day (the inexpensive kind, not the dinky kind)

Let's face it--the economy stinks. Or, maybe, we never had any money anyway. Still, we love dad and want to get him something special--or at least useful and not (too) gimmicky--for Father's Day. We don't have the money for the new watch he dese...

Beer gets buckled in, kid rides the hump

In an extreme case of misplaced priorities, an Australian man has been fined for failing to safely secure a five-year-old child in his vehicle. It isn't that he didn't have seat belts in his car, it's just that there weren't any available after all t...

Pub crawlers uncover baby after crash

Having apparently eaten their Mentos, a group of drinking buddies saved the life of a four-month-old baby by lifting a Ford Fiesta into the air, after an accident had trapped the child underneath the car. Jackie Stephens was pushing her grandson Luke...

Roller skates and beer don't mix

When I was a young adult, roller skating was hot. I had a fairly expensive pair of skates that took me all over San Francisco with a friend of mine. Those evenings often ended with beer or wine, but it was the thirst from the workout that spurred the...

Teens prefer liquor over beer

I remember very well my first experience drinking alcohol. I was a teenager and it was myself and two friends, sitting in a dark church yard, passing a bottle of Boone's Farm Tickle Pink between us. I remember we all thought it tasted awful, but that...

Proof that UK college students have too much time on their hands

I went to college in the UK, where legal age to purchase alcohol is only 18 -- meaning, if you can believe it, that the drinking culture on UK campuses is even more rampent than at American universities. Take Jack Kirby, a 23-year-old design student...

Beer for kids

Kids like pretending to be grown-ups, right? So next time you're having a dinner party, or just cracking open a Budweiser after a stressful day at the office, let your kids join you -- with fake beer. I'm not sure how well this idea would go over...

College creates alcoholics?

A new study shows college kids binge drink more often than non-college kids. This has led researchers to declare that college breeds alcoholism. Scientists know that genetics can play a role in alcoholism and the study found that this predisposition ...

Should Chuck E. Cheese sell booze?

Despite it being a place "where a kid can be a kid," seventy percent of all Chuck E. Cheese locations across the country sell alcohol (to parents only, presumably). Now, the one in Sherman, Texas has filed an application for a permit to sell liquor. ...

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