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Grapple with a lil grape amidst the thistle. Peas in a pod not far from the backyard pepper-patches, prickly pompoms along the side-paths of a city park. This vivid color is a good omen if untouched, fertility is their needled warning.
Champagne: Commodifying the women who built an empire
"Come quickly, I am tasting the stars!" Dom Pérignon, the French monk (incorrectly) attributed to discovering champagne, is romantically remembered exclaiming this as he sipped on the effervescent beverage in the 17th century (Epstein, 2011). Pérignon was followed by many other men in characterizing the refined beverage that is enjoyed at celebrations all over the world. In thinking of champagne, one might, as Becky Sue Epstein reminisced in her history on champagne, imagine popular male characters like James Bond enigmatically sipping on champagne, or male athletes popping a bottle open in celebration. Champagne is a drink synonymous with starry skies, black cocktail dresses, and the flowery words on a page of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. He even famously wrote, "I'll drink your champagne. I'll drink every drop of it, I don't care if it kills me." It is universally accepted as a mood setter, an aphrodisiac as Catherine the Great was convinced (Epstein, 2011). It is recognized as a toast to celebration and accomplishment, Epstein (2011) writing, “champagne continues to be the beverage that signals special occasions and celebrations, no matter what the climate or the economy is like – in life as well as on screen” (p. 11). Historically, champagne has represented this idea of celebration since is acceptance in the 17th century, however, it has celebrated men and sexualized women despite the feminist champions who built the champagne empire as a whole.
"In What Furnace Was Thy Brain?"*
*From "The Tyger" by William Blake Most amino acids build proteins. Undeniably important, they are the basis of the body's structure. Nevertheless, some amino acids have other roles, roles that help sew together the vast complex of protein structures into a seamlessly moving, thinking creature.
The Many Faces Of Fire Water
Moonshine is a high-proof liquor with a rich history. It gets its name from the illegal practice of making it. There are no rules to creating moonshine. Just four ingredients; cornmeal, sugar, water, and yeast, and simple equipment. It doesn’t require time to mature like wine, so it can be drunk on the same day it was bottled. The simplicity of making it is what attracts a lot of people to brew it at home. This smooth, slightly sweet, beverage began in Britain around the 15th century and is still being made today, despite its illegal status in most states. June 5th is the day we honor moonshine. So, today we’ll discuss its many uses outside of having a good time.
10 No-Fuss Cocktails for St. Patrick's Day
Every year for St. Patrick's Day, my husband and I celebrate in a rather heretical fashion: the American way. In Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is not a boozy holiday, but a religious reminder of Saint Patrick and all of his kind deeds. Like most holidays, this Americanized Irish celebration has strayed far from the original intention and meaning, and been replaced with a favored popular pastime; drinking. So, in celebration, I have for you ten of our favorite easy to make cocktails to enjoy at home.
The Alcoholic History Of Vodka
I am no stranger to the bar, the cigar bar to be more precise. I have been requested to cover two things: A). History B). F*cked up stories from Florida
The Top 6 Healthiest Dry Red Wines That Undoubtedly Pack a Big Punch!
Do you need an excuse to uncork a bottle and take a sip of your favorite pinot noir or malbec? Of course not, right? Drinking red wines may offer many health benefits. It’s helpful in heart disease, cancer, low blood pressure, and so on.
Ashley Marie's Best Tequila Cocktails feat. Calirosa
Hey dolls! I hope you all are having a wonderful day wherever you are! If you know anything about me, you know that I love a good girls’ night. Getting dolled up and heading out for the night is fabulous, but sometimes you just need to take an evening to catch up with your sisters.
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Deciphering cell fate: Identification of the crucial stem cell switch mechanism
Differentiating stem cells can replace damaged and dying cells. However, how can stem cells choose which kind of cell to form in a particular circumstance? The team of Bon-Kyoung Koo at IMBA and the Institute for Basic Science discovered a new gene, Daam1, using intestinal organoids. Daam1 is crucial because it turns on the formation of secretory cells in the intestine. This discovery, which was published in Science Advances on November 24, offers fresh insights into the study of cancer.
Celebrating Blackout Wednesday
Blackout Wednesday, or Drinksgiving, is an unofficial holiday dedicated to getting drunk. The amount of alcohol drank on this day is more than New Year’s Eve and Saint Patrick’s Day combined, which are the two biggest drinking holidays. The event began in 2007 when few people were working the next day and a majority of college students returned home, meeting up with their high school buddies to catch up on old times. Unfortunately, this day also encourages excessive drinking. Some locations, like Highwood and Naperville, throw wild parties that require them to remove their stools for safety reasons. According to police records, it is the worst drunk driving night of the year, killing more people in a DUI-related accident than any other holiday. Here is some advice to get you through the night.
Ghost in section 8.
In the mosaic of my early years, a Section 8 house with marble floors became the setting for a spectral ballet that unfolded in the quiet corners of my childhood. At six years old, with an innocence untarnished by skepticism, I bore witness to the playful presence of ghostly children in my room and the haunting cadence of a spirit adorned with boots traversing the hallway. These encounters, shared with my family, would cement my belief in the unseen realms that coexisted with our own.
Israeli Forces Gain Strategic Advantage Amidst Gaza Conflict: Unraveling the Underground Tactics of Hamas
In the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas, IDF forces are actively engaged in clearing the northern Gaza Strip of Hamas terrorists. Facing attacks from militants emerging from underground tunnels and placing explosive devices, the IDF employs innovative tactics for identification, neutralization, and destruction of these threats. One reported method involved placing dolls dressed as IDF soldiers inside a vehicle and driving it towards the entrance of a Hamas post office. As terrorists opened fire, their location was revealed, allowing IDF troops to take control, capturing 21 Hamas terrorists. This strategic move aims to gather valuable intelligence on the locations of Hamas command positions, underground tunnels, and militants, as well as information on hostages held by Hamas.
A mysterious illness is causing sickness and death among dogs in multiple states.
A mysterious illness is causing sickness and death among dogs in multiple states. Veterinary laboratories across multiple states are currently conducting investigations into a peculiar respiratory illness affecting dogs.
What Do Vampires And Numbers Have In Common? Count.
To Understand Numbers Is To Understand Vampires First I Will Show You How To Use Numbers To Spell Words Then I Will Show You How It Works
Veterinarians in Colorado Springs express their concern as a respiratory illness, deemed "unusual," continues to spread among dogs.
The number of cases of a highly contagious and potentially fatal dog illness is on the rise in Colorado Springs, prompting veterinary clinics to issue warnings to dog owners.
My Walk With Fibromyalgia
How does it feel for someone to have it? Speaking from experience, it feels like a lightning inflamed nerves shooting across the body. No, it is not just one part of the body, but all in one side or even the whole body itself. It like experiencing torture, without knowing who is hurting you. Only making you want to latch out, just to make it stop.
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