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A Comprehensive List of the “Best” and “Worst” Drinks for Your Smile
Do you love catching up with your friends on the weekend over a cocktail? Do you enjoy unwinding after a long day of work with a glass of wine? Don’t worry – you don’t have to stick to water for the sake of your oral health. With that being said, it can be beneficial to be aware of the “best” and “worst” drinks when it comes to your smile. To learn what they are, keep reading!
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.
When youth meets spring
The spring of life is youth - the title Spring, nature's revival of all things, green and lush. Youth, the youth of lively and brave, positive. When youth meets spring, it is the laughter and singing in the blossoming of hundreds of flowers, it is the singing and dancing under the shade of green trees, it is the running to the fullest by the gurgling stream, it is the playfulness on the green land of youth, and the wonderful story starts to be told in Pu Shang Yuan and the students of Sixth Form ......
Knowledge is power
In 215 B.C., Roman general Marcellus led his army to the historic city of Syracuse in a warship. Marcellus thought that the small city of Syracuse would not break down without a fight, and hearing the illustrious reputation of the Roman army, the people of the city would not open the city and surrender? However, the Roman army was quizzed by a dense and terrible barrage of darting arrows and stones.
Here are some of my favorite drinking rituals from around the world
One of my favorite hobbies is exploring what drinking is like in different parts of the world. Have you tried Japanese whisky or Korean Soju? What about lesser known European spirits like Ouzo and Jenever? Along with tasting these international beverages, it's important to understand the drinking culture in the regions where they originated. Here are some of my favorite drinking rituals from around the world—I encourage you to try them for yourself!
Liquor and Technology
How much do you know about the relationship between baijiu brewing and technology? Many ordinary people think that baijiu is too traditional and out of step with the development of The Times, but those who really go into the baijiu industry will find that baijiu industry is the most cutting-edge technology since its birth. From microbial fermentation to distillation technology to storage blending technology, China's baijiu industry has been walking at the forefront of science and technology.
After drinking, if the body appears these 5 phenomena, that you are not suitable for drinking, suggest early abstaining
Wine culture has been spread in many people's family gatherings, because they are busy with entertainment, wine is indispensable in family gatherings. On some important occasions, they inevitably become cocktail party friends.
vodka & gimlet
life is about balance. the citrus to the alcohol. the flirtation to the elusion. the sour to the sweet. the play to the work.
Bad Movie Drinking Game - The Happening
The Happening, the 2008 film by infamous director M. Night Shyamalan, is a classic bad movie. There are tons of Youtube videos with millions of views tearing it apart, dissecting its nonsense, absurdity, and hilarity. If you've ever seen one of those videos and thought the movie looked funny but too stupid to actually sit down and watch for 90 minutes, here's a way to make the experience more fun. However, having now seen the movie myself, I will say that it's insane enough that it doesn't even need alcohol to enhance it. Although it's practically universally acknowledged as a bad movie, if you sincerely love this movie, or any of the movies I will ever describe as "bad," please know that badness is not an objective trait or even a negative quality. All movies can bring joy and are art.
Operation Hangover: 8 Foods That Are Worth More Than an Aspirin
Headache, nausea, fatigue, bad mood? If you drank too much last night, you might be suffering from what is popularly known as a "hangover," or what scientists call "veisalgia" (from the Norwegian keys, something like "restlessness after excessiveness," with the Greek ending algia, meaning "pain"). The usual thing, the next day, is to search the fridge desperately and kitchen cupboards in search of something – be it solid, liquid, animal, or vegetable – that will alleviate our discomfort. Are there foods that can help us in this distressing situation? The answer is yes.
The Casimir Effect: a Force from Nothing
In its simplest form, the Casimir effect is an attractive interaction between two uncharged and perfectly conducting plates held a short distance apart — usually less than a micron. Classically, the only attractive force acting between such plates should be gravity. But that’s vanishingly small for microscale objects. In 1948 theorist Hendrik Casimir predicted the existence of the now eponymous force on the scale of a few hundred piconewtons when the plates are held 100 nm apart. Seen experimentally many times, the force is a nanoscale phenomenon that arises from quantum fluctuations of the electromagnetic vacuum. But what does any of this mean and how can we have a force from seemingly nothing?
Drinking to remember
The Story Poland, the land of pierogi, Chopin, and the best vodka I've ever had the pleasure of tasting. In late 2021 I had the opportunity to take a trip to Poland with some great friends. One of our stops was Warsaw, the capital city, flush with a brilliant night scene, museums on every block, and those scooters that let you ride around the city on a budget.