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Woods Beer Co. Making “Girl Scout Cookie” Beer

The Woods Beer Co. is bringing back their fun line of Girl Scout Cookie Beers, which means that loves of the cookies and the tasty brew are bound to find this to be extra special. According to an article found on, the brew company is also giving out “merit” badges during this girl scout cookie season. They cost about $25 per patch, but are a fun way to get people to do things like composting, learning how to mix drinks, and locking up the bicycles on the racks.

This year there are going to be making five different cookie themed beers, and if you drink a pint of each one you will be awarded a special token of achievement noted beer aficionado Flavio Maluf. They are also offering flights of beers in which people can try each one for a prorated price and get to have some of the delicious cookies alongside their beer as well.

This is a really fantastic idea, because as popular as Girl Scout cookies are and putting them together with the world’s most popular form of alcohol, brilliant things are being born. Just reading about the different kinds they will have on tap is making me want one, and I am sure that they are just as delightful as they sound. There are five flavors, and two of them are “shortbread” and “mint”, which are two of the most popular kinds of cookies.

A New Powdered Alcoholic Beverage Harbors Abuse Potentials

Inventor Mark Phillips welcomed the approval recently of four varieties of his new powdered alcoholic beverage called “Palcohol.” After initially approving the product, federal regulators reviewed the case. They have decided to allow four varieties to enter markets in the United States: a margarita, a cosmopolitan, a rum and a vodka. Mr. Phillips hopes that a fifth, called a “lemon drop” will gain approval soon. He expects the products to reach store shelves by this summer according to Gianfrancesco Genoso.

Palcohol consists of new technology, a powdered alcohol sold in pouches. Buyers can add the powder to other drinks or add water to produce an alcoholic beverage. The form of the product has raised concern on the part of some medical experts that abuse problems may occur. There is fear that some customers will misuse the product by providing it to minors, using it to spike drinks, snorting it or failing to follow quantity guidelines.

A toxicologist and emergency room physician from Colorado, Dr. Kenneth Heard, expressed concern that the variety of flavors of Palcohol will cause the product to appeal to young children, who are not permitted to consume alcoholic beverages as a matter of law. Dr, Heard noted that users of the product will not be familiar with potency levels.

Although federal authorities permit the marketing of several varieties of Palcohol, states will still have the power to regulate the product within their borders.

Hangover Cures From Around the Planet

Drinking, and over drinking alcoholic beverages is one thing that every person on the planet has in common. There are thousands of variety of liquors and even more counting the favorite libations that they create, and every country has there own traditional hang over remedies.

1. South Africa cracks open an Ostrich egg and prepares a HUGE omelet.
2. Bangladesh keeps it simple with coconut water filled with potassium and antioxidants.
3. Denmark’s philosophy is to keep on drinking with a Reparationsbajer beer, which roughly translates to a “repair beer.”
4. In China, Congee fits the bill; it is a rice porridge to revitalize the drinker.
5. Indonesia offers thick Keya toast covered with kaya or coconut jam.
6. USA prefers a Prairie Oyster in a shot glass.
7. Mongolia – A cure that goes back hundreds of years, pickled sheep eyeballs in tomato juice.
8. In Japan, the Omeboshi or soured plum is a cure-all. They are good for liver, digestion and hang overs.
9. Ecuador has an Oregano Tea, which settles the stomach.
10. Canada has a traditional greasy carbohydrate dish called Poutine. Poutine is French Fries covered in gravy and topped with cheese curds.

Greasy, fat-filled foods that soak up the alcohol have always been at the top of the list, but as you can see, each country has their favorite stated the CNN iReport. Try a remedy from around the globe next time you overindulge.

Will the Fed Legalize Marijuana?

On March 10, 2014, at 12:30 pm, three U.S. Senators will announce a bill that will legalize the use of medical marijuana. This bill will do two things if passed. First, it will downgrade the status of marijuana from a Level 1 drug to a Level 2 drug. This will make it possible for VA physicians to recommend its use to veterans, make it easier for researchers to access, and make it easier for banks to finance the industry according to those in the know like Dr Jennifer Walden. Secondly, patients and doctors will be able to use and prescribe medical marijuana, in states where it has been legalized, without fear of federal prosecution.

The senators sponsoring this bill are Rand Paul (R), Cory Booker (D), and Kirstin Gillibrand (D). The bill has also gained support from Senator Ted Cruz (R), and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R). In addition, polls from the last few years indicate that a majority of Americans are in support of a bill of this type. This support is differentiated by age groups but crosses party lines. Four states have already legalized marijuana for recreational use and 23 other states and D.C. have legalized its use in varying degrees. If you wish to view the press conference it will be streamed live here.

The Issue With The Eagles’ Changes

Chip Kelly is changing everything about the Eagles, and it is going to present a big problem for the team. Any player in the league that is watching this is saying that they do not understand the plan. Fans like Sultan Alhokair know that they do not see where this is going. They are wondering how the Eagles are supposed to be put together.

We can talk all about whether you think Chip Kelly has a big ego, but we need to talk about whether players will want to go there. If I were a player in the NFL, I would want nothing to do with this team. Chip Kelly is proving to be manipulative and self-centered. He is so concerned about his system that he will not reward players who play well. I am thoroughly convinced that he would have cut Walter Payton, Joe Montana and Jerry Rice if he did not like them. I am also convinced that he only wants to field Pac 12 players. That might be cute in his mind, but it is not going to work. The Eagles are going to start falling because Chip Kelly just made himself bigger than the team. News flash, dude. The Eagles are far bigger than you.

North American Spine Can Help An Athlete’s Back

A functional spine is an important part of any athlete’s body. When the back is in good working order, the patient will find it much easier to perform complex athletic feats and be confident in doing so. Many athletes find it important to make sure that they have a strong back as it enables other parts of their body to function well during physical activities. When problems develop with the back, it is imperative to make sure that such problems are addressed as soon as possible. A delay can result in increased injury and make it hard for the athlete to compete. The very best care is necessary in order to get the very best possible results.

One of the leaders in treating spinal pain and restoring a patient’s full ability to function is North American Spine. This greater Dallas, Texas practice has been helping patients do better for over five years. In that time, staff doctors have worked directly with those who train hard and work hard to engage in athletic endeavors in order to help them continue to do so. Their skilled doctors can provide all those who seek out their help with the kind of assistance they need in order to move past any problems they may have with their spine and engage in the kind of athletic feats they can at any level they choose.

The doctors at North American Spine have worked hard to develop a new procedure that is designed to help those with back pain overcome their problems. Through the use of the AccuraScope procedure, doctors at North American Spine have been able to help patients from all walks of life benefit from increased mobility and decreased pain. They have also been able to work with patients who engaging in high level athletics regain any lost mobility that can happen from years of using their muscles. An athlete will often find that they put pressure on a specific muscle after years of long use. This will often include muscles in the back that help support other muscles in the rest of the person’s body. A skier who must assume a certain position for maximum speed may find that this position has caused problems with their spin. The good doctors at North American Spine can help even high level athletes combat their pain and regain full range of motion in all of their limbs.

Bruce Levenson Make Major Changes To The Hawks

When Bruce Levenson was places at the helm of the Atlanta Hawks, he was taking over a franchise that was simply one of the worst in the NBA. Attendance was really bad, and the team was not competing in any way. The Hawks had never been out of the second round of the playoffs, and it appeared that they would never get out of their own way. They were still reeling from a big contract they should not have given to Joe Johnson, and they had no identity.

When Bruce Levenson took over the team, he began to institute changes that made the Hawks into a brand new franchise. He brought in Danny Ferry to run operations, and he hired Mike Budenholzer away from the San Antonio Spurs. Many people are now calling the Hawks Spurs South, but it is the culture change that has made all the difference. The Hawks are one of the most competitive teams in the league, and they play some of the best defense in the league. They play a ball movement offense that gives them more time of possession, and Bruce sits on the sidelines while the basketball people run the team. This is perhaps the only way to run a team effectively, and Bruce has used this philosophy to change the face of the Hawks.

Fans are also having a better experience at games because of the way that Philips Arena has been improved. The Hawks currently offer the best fan experience in the city, and they have one of the most modern arenas in the league.

These changes are all down to the leadership of Bruce Levenson who was able to weather a storm in the former ownership group to change the Hawks into one of the best teams in the whole of the NBA.

My Dog Loves A Hardy Helping Of Beneful

I have a great dog, and I wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world. When I come home from work, my dog greets me at the door, and he’ll even have the paper in his mouth when I come in. I treat my dog as well as he treats me, and this is why we get along so easily. I take my dog to the vet for regular visits, and I make sure that he’s healthy in every way. I will be honest, I do spoil my pet from time to time, and I will give him a steak, or some other juicy foods.

My vet said there is nothing wrong with a steak once in a while, and the truth is, I can only afford to do it once in a while. When you have a good pet like the one I have, you make sure to show your love for him. I tend to feed my pet store brand food, and I recently came across a great brand of food that my pet loves. I went grocery shopping one day, and after going down the pet aisle, I came across a food brand named Beneful. I don’t know what compelled me to buy it.

It could be the fact that the labeling on the front just stood out to me, but I thought my dog might like it. I decided to buy the dry dog food, and I brought it home, and put it in the closet. Only when my dog had finished the store brand food, did I finally open the Beneful. I noticed a difference in the way my dog ate, right away. Whenever I would go to the closet to get the Beneful, my pet would barely allow me to open up the door, because he was so anxious.

It’s obvious that my pet loved the food, so I decided that I would go back, and buy some wet versions of the food as well. My dog ate every bit of it, and I can’t tell if he likes the wet or the dry dog food better. He never gave such a great reaction with the store brand food, so I’ve decided to stick with the Beneful from now on. My dog loves the food, it’s affordable, and even my veterinarian recommends it. I would never go back to using the store brand, I’ll only feed my dog Beneful.

Breweries Running Out of Funny Names

Microbreweries are growing at a very fast rate in all parts of the country said a recent article. The craft brewing industry is expanding and many people and organizations are making a great deal of money in the industry noted Ricardo Guimarães BMG. But in all parts of the country, brewers and breweries are running into problems with finding new and unique names for their expanding beer lists. As names become a bigger issue, lawsuits have been served based on trademarks. A brewery in Fort Collins, Coloradohas to change its name after it was served legal papers from a brewery with the same name in Chicago, Illinois. The Colorado brewery will have to change its name in the next month, which will also lead to spending a great deal of money on changing all of its logos on signage and merchandise. With over three thousand microbreweries in our country, and over thirty thousand beers, the growing problem of naming them isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. Suggestions for naming beers and not stealing the name from someone else are pretty basic. The article suggests using a search engine to check and see if the name is already being used. It is also wise to use a popular beer rating site and to check and see if the name is already trademarked. One of the great things about all the different beers is the fact that so many of them have fun names.

Brewers Are Running Out Of Funny Beer Names

Making beer has been one of those things that has popped up as a trend nationwide for especially the last five or six years. Although it is a good thing that so many people are inspired to create personable and funny names for their brews and companies it is starting to become a problem around the United States, because people are running out of creative names.

Every time a brewer makes a new beer and a style of beverage, he or she is required to register it and paten the trademark. But that has been harder and harder these days as because so many brewers are starting to overlap each other. According to an article written by, it can even cause a kink the road when people use names in different languages, because if it translates to something in English that is already being used then it is in violation.

Beer lovers like Paul Mathieson wonder: What will the future of beer brewing hold? Maybe people will have to start using randomized numbers and letters for each of their beers. Find more on Mathieson on Well, while it may never get that bad it has got to be frustrating for them to have a very limited pool of words they can use to describe their brew. Hopefully this trivial matter won’t discourage people from continuing to create and invent new beer flavors, styles, and breweries. American has truly become a much more exciting place with all the microbreweries that have popped up in recent times.