10 Awesome Reasons That Beer is Good For You

Fellow beer drinkers, we can finally rejoice: Your favorite brew may be healthier than you think. A study suggests that beer is actually good for us, everything from reducing broken bones, to helping with mental decline and the study also suggest that it may even help us live longer.

The only problem is that it can only help you if you drink in moderation, meaning two beers a day for men is more than enough to keep you healthy.  Anything more than that can cause liver problems, cancer, and death – both by intoxication and crashing.

So I guess we can finally change the old saying to – A beer a day, keeps a doctor away. Yahoo news compiled the list below and I can finally sleep in peace knowing that the beer I had for breakfast wasn’t bad so I may have one more for dessert.  After all, If we get too drunk we can always take DHM to sober us up right away.

1. Stronger Bones

In a 2009 study at Tuffs University, the researchers found that beer contains high levels of silicon which means your bones won’t break as easy. They determined that in order to have better bone strength, you should drink one or two drinks daily. The study also found that anything above 2 drinks actually increases your risks for fractures.

Pale Ales are the equivalent of Red Wine when it comes to medical benefits. In a 2010 study they found that pale ales are way better for our health than other kinds of beers, even nonalcoholic beers.

2. A Stronger Heart 

In 2011 analysis of 16 earlier studies involving more than 200,000 people, conducted by researchers at Italy’s Fondazion di Ricerca e Cura, found a 31 percent reduced risk of heart disease in those who quaffed about a pint of beer daily, while risk surged in those who guzzled higher amounts of alcohol, whether beer, wine, or spirits.

3. Healthier Kidneys

Unlike alcohol that destroys your kidneys, a study in Finland singled out beer among other alcoholic drinks, finding that each bottle of beer men drank daily lowered their risk of developing kidney stones by 40 percent. One theory is that beer’s high water content helped keep kidneys working, since dehydration increases kidney stone risk.

4. Boosting Brain Health 

If you can’t remember if you had a beer today, you may want to start taking one. A 2005 study revealed that having a beer a day actually lowers the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The study tracked the health of 11,000 older women showed that moderate drinkers (those who consumed about one drink a day) lowered their risk of mental decline by as much as 20 percent, compared to non-drinkers

5. Reduced Cancer Risk 

A Portuguese study found that marinating steak in beer eliminates almost 70 percent of the carcinogens, called heterocyclic amines (HCAs) produced when the meat is pan-fried. Researchers theorize that beer’s sugars help block HCAs from forming. So next time that you decide to have your buddies over, you may want to marinate the steaks in your favorite beer – If anyone complains, you can argue that you’re keeping them safe.

6. Boosting Vitamin Levels 

A Dutch study, performed at the TNO Nutrition and Food Research Institute, found that beer-drinking participants had 30 percent higher levels of vitamin B6 levels in their blood than their non-drinking counterparts, and twice as much as wine drinkers. Beer also contains vitamin B12 and folic acid.

7. Guarding Against Stroke 

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health found that moderate amounts of alcohol, including beer, help prevent blood clots that block blood flow to the heart, neck and brain—the clots that cause ischemic stroke, the most common type.

8. Reduced Risk for Diabetes 

Drink up: A 2011 Harvard study of about 38,000 middle-aged men found that when those who only drank occasionally raised their alcohol intake to one to two beers or other drinks daily, their risk of developing type 2 diabetes dropped by 25 percent. The researchers found no benefit to quaffing more than two drinks. The researchers found that alcohol increases insulin sensitivity, thus helping protect against diabetes.

9. Lower Blood Pressure 

Wine is fine for your heart, but beer may be even better: A Harvard study of 70,000 women ages 25 to 40 found that moderate beer drinkers were less likely to develop high blood pressure—a major risk factor for heart attack—than women who sipped wine or spirits. 

10. Longer Life 

In a 2005 review of 50 studies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that moderate drinkers live longer. The USDA also estimates that moderate drinking prevents about 26,000 deaths a year, due to lower rates of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.

How to Make Your Own Doritos – Superbowl Ad Entry

Doritos has a deal going on right now where people can submit videos for the 2012 Superbowl ad. It’s called the “Crash the Super Bowl 2012.” This is one of the videos that did not make the cut – allegedly.

If the video really didn’t make the cut, I’m disappointed, this is an awesome video.

The winner was a commercial of a girl with Doritos scattered all around her while hey boyfriend has this “whoa” dude Doritos are better than football face – Hey look, a girl that’s almost naked laying in a bed with Doritos all over the place – this will definitely increase their sales. Here is the link if you wan’t to see it – It’s boring and dull.

How the New Hanke Henry Calendar Will Work – What Day Will Your Birthday Land On?

There is nothing wrong with our current calendar, but people still think the Gregorian calendar is a pain in the rear. I love the fact that every year, my birthday lands on a different day – which is good because no one want’s to have a birthday on a Monday night.

Something else too, I just recently learned the easy way to remember how many days each one of the months has. The small tip at the bottom will help you remember every month’s days – which can come in handy…

Count the months on your knuckles and the grooves between your knuckles. Leave out your thumb knuckle. Every month that lands on a knuckle is 31 days, every month that lands on a groove between knuckles is 30 days (or 28 for February).  See that’s not that difficult right? to bad I just learned that a few weeks back.

But all of that is going to change with a new calendar proposed by two scholars from Johns Hopkins University. They said that their calendar would make: September, March, June and December the only months with 31 days, every other month, including February, would have 30. Now comes the sh!tty part, the calendar would be identical year to year, so your birthday, Christmas, and every other major holiday would fall on the same day, same week, every year.

Henry and Hanke claim that the new calendar would have amazing economic benefits. Because the calendar would be the same year to year, financial calculations would become much easier.

I don’t know about you, but I think this is the worst idea for birthday bashes, depending on what day your birthday lands on, in my case, a Tuesday… every darn year I’ll have a Tuesday celebration. So if you landed on a Saturday or Friday, congratulations!

Aside from that, the calendar is not that bad and it actually makes sense. Every 5 to 6 years they will add an extra week to the end of December. So you will go from December 31 – December Extra Week (7 days) and then January 1’st after the week is over.  So what if you’re born  on a month that had 31 days but now has 30? well, you will get the chance to celebrate your birthday on the day of choosing! The following calendar will help you get ready for when this new calendar goes into effect…in 2017 want to join the movement? check the official Hankee Henry Calendar Site.

The Longest Stair Case in the World

I have enough trouble going up the stairs to my apartment on the second floor, not because of age – because I’m only a quarter of a century old, but because it’s a pain in the rear to carry all of our furniture on your back – that and I’m lazy as hell. So I can only imagine how much of a drain it would be to climb this set of stairs.

This staircase has 699 steps it’s located on the island of St. Helena and it was built back in 1829 as a way to carry manure out of the city grounds. Nowadays it’s climbed by tourists since this is one of the top attractions on the island. Just so you can get an idea of how big the stair case is, the Empire State Building’s stair case is 1,576 long. This is almost 1/3rd the height of the ESB.  The workers at the city climbed this on the regular basis, I can only imagine how fit these people were – I wonder if they ever figured out how to use the pulley system? and while I’m on this thought, they should install the world largest slide! Via: Today I Learned

Quantum Scale Only Shows How Much Weight you Have Gained or Lost

When you suffer from weight problems, the last thing you need to see is a scale that constantly reminds you how big or small you are. Psychologically speaking, when you see a number that is too big, your mind takes you into a – “this is too much, you won’t be able to do this” – phase, and you start to give up on your new year’s resolution.

This scale however, helps you lose weight by only recording how much weight you have lost, or gained. The first time you step on the Quantum scale, it registers your weight, and it stores it on its memory. The next time you step on it again, it tells you how much you have gained or lost, since your last reading. Your actual weight will never be revealed to you, or anyone else.

The only problem you may have with the scale is that it doesn’t keep up with your original weight. Every time you step on the scale it takes the last reading and then using a plus or minus, it displays how big the difference is from the time before.

Unless you keep track on paper, you’re never really going to know how much you have lost or gained. I guess if every time you weigh yourself and you see a + or -, depending on what your goal is, that’s all you really need to know.  If you’re really interested on this scale, it will set you back about $78 bucks from Firebox, but it’s worth the money if you hate seeing your weight on the screen when you step out of the shower.

Don’t Mess with Firefly! How Science Fiction Fans Made a Campus Safe for Free Speech

This video, posted on Youtube by TheFireorg, features an interview with legendary author Neil Gaiman, is a lighthearted look at how the University of Wisconsin–Stout backed down from its censorship of Professor James Miller’s posters, one featuring a quote from the science fiction show Firefly, and the other condemning fascism. Stout stood by its actions until FIRE’s advocacy campaign on Miller’s behalf inspired Gaiman, along with Firefly actors Nathan Fillion and Adam Baldwin, to take to Twitter to encourage their millions of followers to contact the university with their support of free speech.

There are people you do not want to upset in the world. And big groups of people you don’t want to upset would obviously include the politically disenfranchised who feel they have nothing to lose. And those that feel that the time has come for revolution. Then out on the edges beyond any of those are science fiction and fantasy fans whose favorite show has been cancelled in an untimely way.

Hourglass Tantrum 5 Minute Time Out Stool

Remember in preschool when the teacher would send you to the time out corner for 5 minutes? Those 5 minutes felt like the longest minutes of your life – and half of the time the teacher would forget about you being there. The Timer Stool is actually a giant 5 minute timer so you can sit on the stool and keep track of your “timeout time.”

The stool can support up to 150 pounds, which is enough to support a kid that’s in his early teens. For $69 the mango wood hourglass will make your job of punishing the children easier than ever. No more go to your room punishments where the kid has every single type of electronic device to entertain themselves or the classic sit in that chair until you feel 5 minutes have passed by.

Unlike other punishment methods, this stool cannot be manipulated; your child will have to sit there until the last grain of sand hits the bottom of the glass.  Wisteria via Gizmodo