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Warning: The 5 Most Dangerous Women Your Husband Knows

No surprises here and if you don’t want to read it, here’s the list: colleague; ex-girlfriend; local MILF; personal trainer; babysitter.

The only news  is that this is from TheGirlfriend, a new editorial vertical from AARP for “women ages 40+ (we’re talking to you, Gen-Xers!) to convene, confab, commiserate and learn more about the ways life is affecting us right now.”

I will reserve judgment even while applauding their tastefully clickbait-y headlines, including “Do I Drink Too Much Wine?” (The short answer: maybe, but not as much as she does.) This lead me to a much-shared Quartz article about why women drink too much, aka why they are super-double tanked. It’s better. Stay tuned.

 

 

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It’s over

I scoffed at the Drynuary guy who granted himself an early dismissal hall pass from his alchohol-free January. But then last night, watching the Australian Open on Lucy’s couch, she offered me a glass of wine. And I accepted. So the cleanse is over, a little early and, I’m guessing, a lot shy on results. What did I accomplish? Twenty days of no drinking and mostly no gluten, processed foods and animal products. A break from unchecked consumptions; brakes on a diet gone bonkers. But weight loss? I don’t think so. This morning that wine — which didn’t taste as good as I thought it would — made my head fuzzy. Stepping out into the gray and bracing January morning, I felt slowed, bloated, desperate for coffee.

Bigger news: Obama’s administration is over, too. Washington is looking gray as well, with a wash of red over the Inauguration crowd — all those “Make America Great Again” hats casting a bloody glow. I’d post a photo, but I can’t bear looking at it.

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cheers

This just in from the American Journal of Public Health: binge drinking rates for women rose nearly 36 percent between 2002 and 20012, with a “binge” described as consuming four or more drinks per sitting (or slumping at that point). Unhelpfully, this Huffpost article conflated a different admonition from the CDC, which deems eight or more drinks per week “excessive.”

One source felt this was “really, really scary.” Another, a guy who sounds as if he were piped in from the 1970s, pointed to changing social norms — “it’s now more acceptable for women to drink in the manner it’s long been acceptable for men to do.”

I’ve been thinking about drinking, so I popped over to Amazon to have a look at a book written by yet another of the article’s sources: “Her Best-Kept Secret,” amused to see as also recommend a book called “I Need to Stop Drinking!”

I have nothing to add at this point but it makes me wonder if this is another Meryl moment. Would anyone care if this were about men?

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