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Picking A Poison


The Nightcap

Nightcap for February 19th, 2018

APERTIF:

“No legacy is so rich as honesty.” – William Shakespeare



All The Single Ladies

With Valentines Day fresh in our minds, it’s easy to fall into a slump if you’re single. As someone who has been in a relationship for 4 years only to have it end a few weeks ago, Valentine’s Day wasn’t exactly welcomed this year.

However, I’m happy for those couples who celebrated yesterday with roses, chocolate and Fifty Shades of Grey. I hope you all “Netflix And Chilled” so hard it felt like your naughty bits were gonna fall off. I hope your love for one another was celebrated by over-priced meals and rose petals on the beds. I really do.

But for the rest of us who spent Valentines Day with a bottle of wine cradled in one hand and our cat in the other, watching Bridget Jone’s Diary, I kind of also want to tell you to go F yourselves.

For those of you who also mourned during the holiday, here are some hilarious tweets from subtle people that will brighten your day.



Insane in The Membrane

I like to imbibe on a drink or ten just like the next person. Getting drunk is fun if you don’t mind taking the chance of hooking up with someone you didn’t want to, dancing on a bar in front of a bunch of strangers, or getting into an unprovoked fight with a street lamp.

Seriously, some of my favorite times have involved alcohol, but I still know that in no way is it GOOD for me. I don’t care how many “studies” you post on Facebook, discussing the health benefits of flavonoids in red wine. In no way do I think drinking is good for my brain or body. The only thing it’s good for is making me attractive to strangers and my sanity… and that is pretty short-lived.

So, it didn’t exactly come as a shock to me when an extensive study out of Colorado showed alcohol is harder on the brain than marijuana. (Okay, you may be able to claim bias since the research came out of Boulder, Colorado but it’s doubtful.) Apparently, people who drink moderately have more grey matter in the brain than those who prefer getting high.

To be clear, the study didn’t conclude that smoking large amounts of pot was exactly great for your brain cells. No substance is good for you when taken in large quantities.

What the scientists DID find is that, of the two options, choosing the sticky green probably has less damaging effects on your cognitive health, both short-term and long-term.

So light up a joint (if it’s legal where you live) and check out the science behind the findings.


Privacy Please

While being a parent is one of the coolest things to experience, it’s certainly not the most glamorous.

In this video, one mom shows the reality of privacy when you live with kids.



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Written by Mcclain Warren


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