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Why Beer Makes You Happy

It's not the alcohol, it's the TASTE--which is a trigger (for beer drinkers, anyway) for happiness.

The taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brain, which is associated with drinking and other drugs of abuse.

Using brain imaging, researchers tested 49 men with two...
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Bad Bread and Good Beer

Early cultures separated into tribes (something many countries still do) in order to keep themselves safe. But they needed to mix with other tribes as well--in order to spread their DNA around, as well as to make friends.

In the March 17th edition of the New York Times, Jeffrey P. Kahn writes: "These lifesaving social instincts...
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How Beer Began

In the 15th century, when Europeans first began moving people and goods across the Atlantic, a microscopic stowaway somehow made its way to the caves and monasteries of Bavaria. The stowaway, a yeast that may have been transported from a distant shore on a piece of wood or in the stomach of a fruit fly, was destined for great things.
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Biofuel Can be Made from Beer

If you want to lose weight, maybe you should drink less beer. It turns out that beer may make a great new biofuel for cars (and this may be a better use for it!) So don't drink and drive--drive on drink (and lose some of that beer gut). Biologists don't...
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Beer Binge

Beer is the beverage of choice for most adult binge drinkers, but it won't help their health if they switch to soda.

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that binge drinking is defined as drinking 5 or more alcohol beverages in one sitting. 74% of the binge drinkers surveyed said they drank beer...

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