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Dealing With New Year’s Hangovers

If you’re a little fuzzy on the details of last night’s celebration, imagine the poor caveman. Oooh, jackpot, he thought, following his nose to a pile of fermented fruit. Little did he understand why after eating it he’d get a shiner he couldn’t explain, totally leave his club somewhere, and embarrass half his social network with unguarded declarations of affection. Some evolutionary biologists argue it’s thanks to the natural presence of ethanol in the environment – and many humans’ natural tendency to put it into their bodies – that whatever that was some of us drank (New Year's Eve) night didn’t kill us. Our bodies evolved to process ethanol out of necessity. Thanks, caveman. Here’s to you/Adrian Rogers, SR. More here.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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