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The number of Americans who drink — and the number of Americans who drink to excess — increased between 2002 and 2013, according to a new study. b-duss/Flickr hide caption

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Favorite Ramadan drinks vary by country. In Jordan and Lebanon, tamer hindi, a tamarind-based beverage (seen above), is often offered alongside qamar al-deen, a thick apricot nectar. Amy E. Robertson for NPR hide caption

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The Falcon is one of 120 pubs that Wandsworth has designated for protection. The pub, which has stained glass windows, dates to the 1800s. Frank Langfitt/NPR hide caption

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London Borough Raises Pints — And Legal Protections — To U.K.'s Fading Pubs

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But first, birth control? John Fedele/Blend Images RM/Getty Images hide caption

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Women Blast CDC's Advice To Use Birth Control If Drinking Alcohol

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Seeing double after toasting? Just wait for the hangover that's coming, thanks in part to those bubbles in sparkling wine. Chris Nickels for NPR hide caption

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Want To Avoid A Hangover? Science Has Got You Covered

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Drinking with co-workers can be festive — and fraught. In an informal survey of Salt readers, 25 percent of you told us you'd gotten tipsy enough to regret it at an office party, and 80 percent said you'd seen a co-worker overdo it, with embarrassing results. iStockphoto hide caption

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From Tipsy To Regret: Your Tales From The Office Holiday Party

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It may be fine. But do we know for sure? iStockphoto hide caption

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Why Do People Get So Bent Out Of Shape About Drinking While Pregnant?

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Abstaining while pregnant is the easiest way to reduce the risk of physical, intellectual and emotional problems in the baby, doctors say. Rachel Weill/Uppercut/Getty Images hide caption

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