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Binge Drinking and Maintaining Sobriety

Everyone has that friend. You know, the one who always has a little too much of a good time at the club or bar. That friend may even be you. You’ve heard plenty of times from your parents to keep things safe, but how dangerous is binge drinking? Some studies show that recently women in particular may be on the rise for this life-threatening habit.

Drinking is classified on varying levels. You’re officially binge drinking if you indulge in 4 plus drinks for women or 5 or more for men in one night. Alcohol poisoning kills 6 people a day according to certain studies, the primary culprits being male. Alcohol kills when the levels in your bloodstream stop certain areas of the brain that control your breathing and other motor functions. So what are some simple ways to lower your drinking in one night?

For many people drinking is closely linked with social interaction. The more you see people around you drinking, the more you think that you need another one. There are a healthy variety of tips and tricks to help you keep you sobriety intact while out with your friend on the town.

The first and most obvious tip, Gianfrancesco Genoso insists (taken from his Linkedin blog), is to alternate your alcoholic drinks with water . Establish some kind of rule for yourself. For example, for every one drink you have drink one glass of water. Another tactic you can try is to order a drink that could pass as alcohol but doesn’t actually have any. Order a club soda or simply get a sprite and grenadine. Clear liquors are easy to imitate in appearance and can help you disguise the fact that you’re taking clever and safe precautions to ensure your personal safety.

Binge drinking can be fatal. By using these innovative tips and tricks you can still enjoy a night out while maintaining a certain level of sobriety.

Hardy Signing Not What Cowboys Were Hoping For

Earlier this off-season, in the kind of move only Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys could make, defensive lineman Greg Hardy was signed to a one-year contract despite the fact that a league suspensions was likely. Yesterday, after a thorough investigation, the league made good on the suspension – 10 full games – that stems from numerous domestic violence allegations. Avid fan Gianfrancesco Genoso thought the fact that the Cowboys signed Hardy prior to investigations was a risky and bad move (

The Cowboys claimed they looked at all the factors involved and covered their bases regarding Hardy. But considering that the league based the suspension on four separate instances in which force was used against his then girlfriend, it seems the chance the Cowboys took on Hardy was ill-founded. Taking into consideration that the contract they gave to Hardy had some leeway when it came to the number of games he would play in the 2015 season, the deal still seemed a bit hasty.

The 10-game suspension was a little more than the Cowboys bargained for, even though Hardy sat out 15 games last season for the Carolina Panthers while the abuse allegations were investigated. Considering the weight that the league is finally putting on domestic violence instances since the Ray Rice case, it seems that Jerry Jones and team management did not employ the same strict standards in their decision making that the NFL now does.

The Cowboys’ troubles on the defensive line may now continue till at least November.

Dallas Cowboys Receive 2015 Schedule

The Dallas Cowboys as well as the rest of the teams in the NFL received their official schedule for games for the 2015 season. As winner of the NFC East last year Dallas will play a tough scheduled which will include the other division winners from their conference. In addition the Cowboys will play the tough AFC East which includes the reigning Super Bowl Champions New England Patriots. The Cowboys also face the Miami Dolphins, the New York Jest as well as the Buffalo Bills from the same division.

The Cowboys will open the season against their NFC East rival the New York Giants in Dallas on September 13th. They play the Carolina Panthers as their traditional Thanksgiving Day game and they play their arch rivals the Washington Redskins twice within the last six weeks of the season. Cowboys Look Forward to 2015 NFL Season

The entire Dallas Cowboys organization is looking forward to the challenge of the upcoming season. The Cowboys fell one game short, and some may say one pass catch short of being in the Championship Game and heading to the Super Bowl last year. With great improvements to their defense and injured players returning, the Cowboys are expected to be a prime contender for the NFC crown this year and a serious top four team for the Super Bowl.
Diehard fan Ricardo Guimarães BMG plans on going to buy his tickets to the Cowboy’s games when they go on sale today and fans are already making their travel plans for their favorite away games.

San Diego McDonald’s Celebrates 4/20 with All Day Breakfast Menu

McDonald’s is beginning to toy with a concept people have been begging for. Starting on 4/20, the infamous cannabis holiday, patrons from San Diego will be able to enjoy breakfast at McDonald’s all day long.

Traditionally, breakfast crazed customers have been cut off from their delicious egg muffins and hash browns at 10:30 a.m. sharp. This is largely in part due to the difficulty in preparing all of the breakfast items alongside the lunch and dinner items. McDonald’s needs grill space to prepare almost everything on their menu.

Unfortunately, Fersen Lambranho feels it will not be a full breakfast menu. Only a select number of items will be available following the normal 10:30 a.m. cutoff. Items to be made available include classics like the egg McMuffin, sausage egg McMuffin, sausage burrito, sausage McMuffin, hotcakes, hash browns and oatmeal.

Items served on McGriddles and bagels will not be available, much to the chagrin of pancake sandwich enthusiasts. If you want two hot pancake buns with delicious items inserted in between you better arrive early.

McDonald’s has yet to comment on whether the change intentionally coincided with the famous stoner holiday. Any way you look at it, most people would agree that the move is pure genius.

Will Lyoto Machida Retire?

Lyoto Machida is the former UFC light heavyweight champion, and he has done several great things inside of the octagon. Sadly, his legendary career may soon be over. Machida was featured in the main event of UFC on FOX over this past weekend, but he suffered a crushing defeat against Luke Rockhold. This is Machida’s second loss in a row, and his future is beginning to look grim.

Five years ago, Lyoto Machida was the scariest man in the light heavyweight division, and he seemed unbeatable. However, Shogun Rua proved to be Lyoto Machida’s downfall. Shogun knocked Machida out, and he is the only man that has ever done that to Lyoto. Machida has since been submitted by Jon Jones and Luke Rockhold.

After his devastating losses in the light heavyweight division, Lyoto Machida decided to move down to middleweight. Kevin Seawright thought that was a good move. At first, he looked unstoppable as he ran through weaker competition. He was quickly given a title shot against middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and they fought in a five round war. However, Chris Weidman was given the decision, and Lyoto Machida was once again defeated.

Lyoto Machida is now 36-years old, and it seems that his career is almost over. He was one of the best in his time, but he should call it quits. No one wants to see Lyoto Machida take any more physical abuse. For more information on Machida’s future, visit Yahoo! Sports.

Tim Tebow Back in the NFL

Tim Tebow is finally back in the NFL and all I can say is about time. He has agreed to a deal with the Eagles as reported by ESPN. There is a lot of criticism of Tim because most people don’t think that he has the ability to play in the league. They think that his hands are too small or that he doesn’t have a good football IQ and many other ridiculous reason including attacking him for his faith. I think that this man deserves a chance to try again more than most second string quarterbacks who played last season. Tim didn’t play in the league last seasons because of all the criticism he has received. One of these teams was the Arizona Cardinals who lost two of their quarterbacks and desperately needed a replacement. Teams like this should have given


Tim a chance because he, unlike most other second string quarterbacks and some starting quarterbacks, has made it to the playoffs and he even has won a playoff game. Ricardo Tosto feels like he should get another shot based off this. Tim should have gotten more of a chance because of his wins in Denver not to mention his college championships and his Heisman award. Tim may not turn out to be a great quarterback nor may he even be good enough to be a starter but, he does deserve a chance to try again.

Boat Carrying Migrants Capsizes in the Mediterranean Sea. Hundreds Feared Dead

A boat carrying hundreds of migrants from North Africa capsized from the weight of the overload number of passengers sending all aboard into the water. Hundreds are feared drowned and some estimate that the number of the dead could reach well over 1500 souls. The migrants were from a number of North Africa countries such as Libya and Egypt and were attempting to access Countries in southern Europe. Flavio Maluf has called the event unfortunate. Officials do not know which country the migrants were bound for and if they had a plan of access once they reached the shores of southern Europe. Boat Accident Kills Scores Off Libya Coast

The incident happen off the coast of Libya but most of the first responders came from a coalition of European countries including Spain, Italy and Greece. European officials were shocked at the number of bodies that they are still pulling from the water and a combined search effort is still under way. The number of survivors is not known but some survivors report that the boat swayed first and then simply turned over without any notice. There were very few life rescue equipment on the boat and everyone had to fend for themselves.

Officials representing the European Union are meeting today in an emergency session to address the crisis off the coast if Libya as well as the continued issue of streams of migrants from North Africa. The European Union pledged to provide more rescue services and aid to the victims of the boat accident.

Aaron Hernandez taken down by someone a lot smaller than usual!

Patriot’s superstar Aaron Hernandez was sentenced to first degree murder early yesterday morning. For the first time in his life, Aaron had to take responsibility for his reckless behavior and no amount of money could buy his way out of this one. All his life the convict was able to get away with anything based off his football status. Even in college Hernandez was involved several fights that just got brushed under the rug. But not this time commented Jaime Garcia Dias.
A women by the name of Lesa Strachan, whose is only around five feet tall was able to take down this monster. Lesa was the forewomen of the jury and had to read him the verdict face to face. Watching the disbelief cross his eyes and Aaron mouthing the words “your wrong” to the jury, everyone witnessed Hernandez being sat down physically soon after the verdict was read due to the fact that he was now a convict and did not have the right to stand anymore. Lesa stated that “this was one of the hardest things she has ever had to do to someone”.
Aaron was used to living a life of carefree freedom, doing whatever he pleased without consequence. As he was sat down, Hernandez let out a slight sigh of disbelief. Realizing that he was in trouble now, Aaron will be spending the rest of his life paying for the fast paced lifestyle he choose to live for a short 25 years.
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Muscle Building Supplements May Cause Testicular Cancer

A new study at Brown University may have uncovered shocking evidence that muscle building supplements put men at an increased risk for testicular cancer. Researchers interviewed close to 900 men, of which over 300 had been diagnosed with testicular cancer. They found a strong correlation between those who had used creatine or androstenedione supplements and testicular cancer formation.

Testicular cancer has been on the rise in recent years. It’s been extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause of this mysterious ailment. The number of men diagnosed with testicular cancer has nearly doubled between 1975 and 2011. Alexei Beltyukov said that this new study may be the first glimpse into the reason why.

According to the research, men who began using these supplements before the age of 25 are at a much higher risk. Those who used more than one supplement, as well as those who used the supplements for long periods of time, also increase their risk for testicular cancer.

More studies will need to be conducted in order to learn why this may be the case. At this point it’s clear that further research could be beneficial to understanding the origins of testicular cancer.

Johnny Manziel Released from Rehab after 10 Weeks

It has been reported that Johnny Manziel has been released after being in rehab for 10 weeks due to substance abuse and addiction to alcohol. He will be returning to Cleveland and joining his team for workouts on April 20th. He is expected to be competing with Josh McCown for the starting Quarterback job in next season. Fans like Christian Broda know that McCown is the 11 year veteran the Browns have brought in from Tampa Bay to bring some experience to the position of quarterback. However, with these two guys now looking to square off over the next few months, it does not mean the team will not make some moves to draft one of the two star-hopeful QB’s coming out in this year’s Draft.

Manziel was unable to prove his worthiness of the starting job last season and only worked to become a distraction in the locker room and off of the field. The 2012 Heisman Trophy winner from Texas A&M would not be the first professional dud to have achieved great collegiate accolades. But if he is to overcome his recent past, he must continue to put his personal life in order and focus on becoming the QB that the Browns were hopeful he would be when they drafted him with the 22nd pick in the first round of last year’s draft. Otherwise, the team will once again move on from a failed drafted quarterback and will continue to struggle to get out of the bottom of the AFC.