How do you say "spiel"? Whether you say "shpeel" or "speel" may have to do with how you vote.
Singing is universal. It is found in all cultures and, despite protestations of tone deafness, the vast majority of people can sing.
A new study highlights the secondhand effects of drinking, arguing that higher taxation could curb problems.
- A new study reveals that 21 percent of females and 23 percent of males have suffered the consequences of someone else's drinking.
- The secondhand effects of alcohol, including threats, vandalism, and financial problems, are underreported.
- Experts in the field recommend higher taxation to curb excessive drinking.
Preliminary evidence that lonely people lose the reflex to mimic other people's smiles, potentially sustaining their isolation
If loneliness is a "disease," is this one of the complications?
New research suggests that a healthy supply of locally-sourced beer helped maintain the unity of the widespread Wari civilization for about 500 years.
- A new analysis of an ancient Wari brewery suggests chicha helped maintain the civilization's social capital for hundreds of years.
- Civilizations throughout the ancient world used alcoholic drinks to signify kinship, hospitality, and social cohesion.
- The researchers hope their findings will remind us of the importance in reaffirming social institutions and sharing cultural practices — even if over coffee or tea.