Proof Once Again That I’m Not a Trendsetter

I stopped drinking alcohol about eight years ago, basically for health reasons. I will admit I missed the taste of beer, so I would occasionally have a non-alcoholic beer, like O'Douls. (I should also point out that I eat fake hamburgers and drink decaf coffee - I know, what a crazy life I lead). I … Continue reading Proof Once Again That I’m Not a Trendsetter

Behavioral Economist’s Latest Solution to Every Problem? Alcohol

Apparently, alcohol is the answer to all of life's problems. At least that's the impression you might get if you read Dan Ariely's latest column in the Wall Street Journal. Here's the first email he received: Hi, Dan. At work we have a large code base—all the source codes for our computer programs—and it’s managed … Continue reading Behavioral Economist’s Latest Solution to Every Problem? Alcohol

Feeling Cold? How About Some Fresh, Warm Mare’s Milk?

No thanks, I think I'd rather stay cold, but apparently, it worked for the Mongols during the reign of Genghis Khan. A story in today's Wall Street Journal, "How Much Do Hot Drinks Help on a Cold Day?", looked at the science of what works and what doesn't work in our efforts to stay warm. … Continue reading Feeling Cold? How About Some Fresh, Warm Mare’s Milk?