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Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for the Cure

Key insights from Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall's

Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for the Cure


Key insights from Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall's

Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for the Cure

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Discover the best strategies for minimizing the drudgery of drinking.

Is there a cure-all for your night bad decisions and joyous carousing? In this Snapshot, you will learn about one journalist’s decade-long effort to find a panacea for the dreadful morning-after. You will learn about the science behind hangover symptoms, the role of booze in ancient literature, and the most successful cures for too much of a good thing.

Read this Snapshot if you:

  • Are curious about the role of drinking in ancient mythology and literature
  • Seek better strategies for alleviating your own hangovers
  • Want to know what the best hangover cures all have in common
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Introduction

Over the course of a decade, journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall embarked on a self-directed, self-funded research project: His goal was to discover a reliable cure for hangovers.

As part of his quest, he explored various traditional hangover remedies: kombucha, kimchi, acupuncture, aspirin, heroin, haggis, hair of the dog, and specialty clinics. In his years of research, he learned about the science and cultural history of booze. Most importantly, he identified the common components that pervade the most successful cures.

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