I was having an OK day until I found a Time magazine article on alcohol consumption... Suddenly, everything was brighter. Brace yourself, Blogtownies, for some of the best news you will receive all day. From the recent article:
...a new paper in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research suggests that - for reasons that aren't entirely clear - abstaining from alcohol does actually tend to increase one's risk of dying even when you exclude former drinkers. The most shocking part? Abstainers' mortality rates are higher than those of heavy drinkers.
The article goes on to explain that researchers have no clue why this is. I for one think it's because I'm way more relaxed after two whiskey sodas than I was before I started imbibing them, and that can ONLY be healthy. Cheers, kids.