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Beverages

The Beverages section deals with how all sorts of drinks actually work. Learn the affects that tea, beer, water and other beverages can have on your metabolism and overall health.

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Coffee Facts

If your morning routine includes a cup or two of coffee, you may know a few things about it. It's a stimulant drink, it comes from beans that are roasted and ground and, for many of us, it's a staple of life.


What 'Percentage' Is Whole Milk?

Have you been thinking all wrong about the difference in fat content between milk varieties? See more »

Cows Need Not Apply: Synthetic Vegan Lab Milk on the Horizon

By cutting cows out of the equation entirely, the company Perfect Day looks to create animal-free milk in a lab, benefiting the environment, cows — and the bottom line. See more »

Fall's official beverage, as some call it, is seriously lacking in pumpkin and spices. See more »

Does whole milk spoil faster than skim milk?

Spoiler alert: Light and heat — not your milk's fat content — are what get bacteria excited. See more »

10 Mind-blowing Alcohol Facts

Americans tend to think of their Puritan forebears as abstemious killjoys. But the truth is, they drank far more liquor than Americans of today. What other alcohol-related fact bubbles can we burst for you? See more »

Should I pay any attention to my beer's 'born-on' date?

We're used to looking at the expiration date for milk but how about for beer? While some brands proudly display their beers' "date of birth," others hide it with some cryptic codes. Does the date affect the taste? See more »

Does beer really make you fat?

If beer commercials are accurate, you can knock back plenty of brewskis without worrying about weight gain. Yet the existence of beer bellies proves otherwise. See more »

You can make a still using just a pot, a wok, a glass and some ice. Learn about how to make a still in this article. See more »

Juice and Smoothie Pictures

In a world of Big Gulps, it's nice to reach for a healthier, less carbonated alternative. Whether you make your own juice and smoothies or buy them at the market or cafe, you're doing your body a favor with every sip. See more »

10 Essentials to Keep a Stocked Bar

Whether you're the kind of barkeep who throws impromptu happy hours or one who hosts lavish parties, you have to keep a stocked bar. These 10 essentials will get you through a thirsty summer, the holiday season and bad Mondays. See more »