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Is moderate alcohol consumption beneficial?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that more than 50 percent of American adults 18 years of age and older regularly consume alcohol. Meanwhile, Statistics Canada states that each person in Canada consumes roughly 116 liters of alcohol every year.

While overindulging is dangerous, drinking alcohol in moderation need not be perilous. In fact, moderate alcohol consumption can be good for you. Research by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism reports that moderate drinkers live longer than nondrinkers and heavy consumers of alcohol. Moderate drinking is beneficial to the heart, resulting in a 40 to 60 percent decrease in heart disease risk. Moderate drinking constitutes up to two drinks each day for men and one drink per day for women.
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Vehicle/aircraft hybrid is poised to reach new heights

It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a flying car! Move over hot rods and luxury sport utility vehicles. The new must-have auto may soon be the one that can take flight.

At the end of the film "Back to the Future," Doc returns to Marty's home to warn him that something happens to Marty's kids in the future. They enter the suped-up Delorean, and Marty says, "Doc, you better back up. We don't have enough road to get up to 88." Doc replies, "Roads? Where we're going we don't need any roads." The car then hovers off the ground and blasts into the sky.
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Pros and cons to barefoot shoes

Barefoot runners, toe shoes or minimalist footwear may have different names, but they are essentially shoes that mimic the feel of walking on bare feet. Many people wonder if this type of footwear is harmful or helpful to their lower bodies.
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Men can eat healthy, too

Eating healthy should be a goal for men and women alike, but many men feel a healthy diet is one that's not necessarily that macho and certainly not very flavorful. But a healthy diet boosts your energy while helping to fight disease.

The idea that a healthy diet is one devoid of flavor is a misconception. In fact, many men don't have to give up their favorite foods to make their diets healthier, they just have to give up eating so much of their favorite foods. The following are a few ways men can eat healthy without sacrificing all the foods they love.
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Best buys for gaming buffs

Adult gamers lead the pack of players. Turning to gaming-related gifts for men could garner you high brownie points come the next special occasion.

Did you know that the average gamer is not the rambunctious 10-year-old who invites a gaggle of school friends over to battle in "Skylanders"? Rather, a study published in the October 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine says that the average age of video-game players in the United States is 35. And among players, some of the most popular console- and Internet-based games enjoyed are MMORPG, or massively multiplayer online role-playing games.
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Men spending more time with personal grooming

The perception that women take much longer to prepare themselves for a night out on the town than men has been around for quite some time. Between wardrobe changes and beauty products, women have long been criticized for spending so much time getting ready. However, times change, and research is shedding new light on just how much time men are spending in front of the mirror.

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Must-see classic guy movies

In April 2012 James Cameron, together with Paramount Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox, re-released the 1997 Oscar winner "Titanic" -- this time in 3D. The release marked the 100th anniversary of the historic doomed voyage of the Titanic cruise liner.
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How men can approach dating after divorce

Divorce occurs in around one in two marriages, continually putting new people back into the dating pool. Dating the second time around may be a little different than the first.

Census figures in both the United States and Canada indicate that around 50 percent of all marriages end in divorce. According to The Department of Justice, Child Support Initiative Evaluation Report in Canada, the risk for divorce becomes greater with each successive marriage. New research and census data reveal an unprecedented trend of Americans splitting apart as they enter middle age. Baby boomers are the demographic most likely to file for divorce. Also, 75 percent of divorces are initiated by women, leaving men to start over.
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