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China Says Sprite is the Best Hangover Cure. In Unrelated News I Just Bought a Lifetime Supply of Sprite

(Source) “Most of us are familiar with the pounding headaches, drowsiness, stomach-turning nausea and “did-I-get-run-over-by-a-bus” sensation that comes with that most dreaded of morning-after ailments: the hangover.

To alleviate the suffering, chugging coffee, downing Advil or simply choosing to forego the wretched day altogether by returning to bed sometimes does the trick. But what if there were a miracle elixir that could chase that hangover cloud away — and better still, what if that magic drink were something you could easily pick up at your local supermarket?

A group of Chinese researchers say that they may have indeed found this perfect hangover cure — and it goes by the name of “Sprite.”

After examining 57 beverages in a lab, researcher Hua-Bin Li and his colleagues at Sun Yat-Sen University in Guangzhou determined that Sprite was one of the drinks that best relieved hangover symptoms.

The team of scientists had hypothesized that what you consume after drinking booze could alter the effect of alcohol on your body. Specifically, they theorized that certain drinks could impact the body’s metabolism of alcohol in a way that would help alleviate hangover symptoms.”

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This is an example of a story where no research is needed on my part. If China says sprite is the best hangover cure then sprite is the best hangover cure. I don’t need to know the science behind it. I don’t need to know how many other soda’s were tested. China says jump, I say how high. My biggest worry used to be how I’d survive Saturday and Sunday morning without trying to hit myself in the head with a hammer. Now all I have to do is buy a case of sprite and drink until I feel better. I must say, I’m going to miss experimenting with different methods on weekend mornings to cure my hangover. I don’t care how much research you do, nothing cures a morning hangover quite like a delicious Bloody Mary.

– Ryan

P.S. I’ve been thinking a lot about this lately and I’ve figured out the group of people I hate the most. It’s the people who say “why don’t you don’t drink less if you don’t like being hungover?”. Why don’t you shut your whorish mouth and let me live my life and complain.

Experience Clarity

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Most days you can find yourself juggling a million things in your head and still somehow be able to function.  But, then there are THOSE days, the days where one thing is on your mind, and that one thing occupies every space and corner of your being. No matter what else might be floating around up there, you have a permanent, numbing, filter over your senses. Moving around the office on autopilot is an understatement; you are more like a unguided bumper car moving from object to object interacting as little as you can, just to get to the next destination.  Your day is filled with aimless staring, lots of head scratching and walking with your head down.

I have had many days like this, and through my experience I have developed a way to find clarity in these trying times.  Feeling overwhelmed? Take a minute and remind yourself that things could be a lot worse.  Feeling out of control? Do things that make you feel in control; make a work list and check off the items with a big black permanent marker.  Show your work who’s boss.  Still can’t shake the feeling? Take some time to yourself, lay on your bed and listen to some music.  The key to this is using headphones.  You want to make your world seem as small as possible.

These are things that work for me, they may be different for you.  Take and modify tactics to make them work for you. But, whatever your solution, know that these are the types of days to pay special attention to. Maybe days like these are triggered by something, and maybe that something can be fixed with a long overdue change. Make the change.

-MattyV

Lonely Island With Another Hit!

The guys of Lonely Island are back at it! The creators of such jams as ‘I’m on a Boat’ and “I Just Had Sex’, have a new song and video out. Enjoy!

-MattyV

P.S. ‘The Wack Album‘ out June 11th

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