Re: Alcohol

Alcohol is the cause of many problems in society and yet it doesn't attract the same level of attention as cigarette smoking.  The only credible study I know of occured in New Zealand where they endeavored to show the effects of second hand alcohol use, the assaults, damage to property etc, along with associated medical and other costs.  I can't recall what the outcome of the study was though.


 Certainly here in Australia's Northern Territory, the advers effects of alcohol are so well known that certain controls are being put in place.  Bush communities have been able to declare themselves dry communities in the past, making it an offence to possess, supply, consume alcohol in the town area.  This has recently been extended to include making it an offence to be intoxicated in the town area as well. (this also extends police powers to search houses, people and buildings where alcohol is suspected).

More recently, larger towns have been declaring themselves dry as well.  This means that it becomes an offence to consume alcohol in any public areas around the town.  People are still able to drink alcohol in bars and at home, but not in parks or recreational areas.

All this has come about in an attempt to curb the growing trend of alcohol fuelled violence and anti-social behaviour in the community.  If the majority of people had been drinking responsibly and not getting drunk and becoming a rabble, these changes may not have occured. 

Compelling speakers do these 4 things every single time

The ability to speak clearly, succinctly, and powerfully is easier than you think

Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks during a Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee rally at the Anaheim Convention Center on September 8, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Barbara Davidson/Getty Images)
Personal Growth

The ability to communicate effectively can make or break a person's assessment of your intelligence, competence, and authenticity.

Keep reading Show less

Intimacy and sexual desire in couples can be heightened by this practice

Researchers discover a link between nonverbal synchronization and relationship success.

Pixabay
Sex & Relationships
  • Scientists say coordinating movements leads to increased intimacy and sexual desire in a couple.
  • The improved rapport and empathy was also observed in people who didn't know each other.
  • Non-verbal clues are very important in the development stages of a relationship.
Keep reading Show less

How 'dark horses' flip the script of success and happiness

What defines a dark horse? The all-important decision to pursue fulfillment and excellence.

Big Think Books

When we first set the Dark Horse Project in motion, fulfillment was the last thing on our minds. We were hoping to uncover specific and possibly idiosyncratic study methods, learning techniques, and rehearsal regimes that dark horses used to attain excellence. Our training made us resistant to ambiguous variables that were difficult to quantify, and personal fulfillment seemed downright foggy. But our training also taught us never to ignore the evidence, no matter how much it violated our expectations.

Keep reading Show less