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Barbecue sauce is to thank for my first friends-with-benefits situation. . one, wait 'til she responds, and then ask her to get a drink sometime. 'Pubs play a unique role in offering a social environment to enjoy a drink with friends in a responsible, supervised community setting. For this. Why would anyone drink, if it's so bad for you? To me, and to my But friendship, it turns out, has other hidden benefits. One of the biggest.

Why do humans drink? To the person waiting at the bar on a hot summer evening, the answer seems simple: To me, and to my fellow evolutionary psychologists, the answer has emerged in a different and fascinating light, thanks to some intriguing new research.

It is both simple and complex at the same Friends for drinks and benefits. Like all monkeys and apes, humans are intensely social.

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We have an urgent desire to schmooze and an awareness that alcohol helps our cause. Friendships protect us against outside threats and internal stresses, and this has been key to our evolutionary success.

Primate social groups, unlike most other animals, rely on bondedness to maintain social coherence. And for humans, this is where a shared bottle of red wine plays a powerful role. Rather, the alcohol itself triggers the brain mechanism that is intimately involved in building and maintaining friendships in monkeys, apes and humans. This mechanism is the endorphin system. Drinking, Friends for drinks and benefits in this light, is a profound activity.

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Of the many social activities that trigger the endorphin system in humans they range from laughter to singing and dancingthe consumption of alcohol seems to be one of the most effective. Instead, you get a mild form of cold turkey.

Humans have a long Friends for drinks and benefits with alcohol that reaches back into the mists of prehistory. Archaeologists such as Patrick McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania Museum have found residues of fermentation in clay vessels in China dating back more than 8, years.

Friends for drinks and benefits is an emerging view among some archaeologists that the reason humans started driinks grains such as wheat and barley during the Neolithic was not to make bread as everyone had previously assumed but to make a gruel that could be fermented.

One reason for this thinking is that primitive cereals such as einkorn cor, cultivated in the Middle East during the Neolithic, have a different gluten structure, making it more difficult to make good bread.

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They do, however, make a very good gruel that ferments rather well. While the really big innovation of the Neolithic may have been brewing rather than agriculture, the exploitation of naturally fermenting fruits may have a much longer history.

Elephants in both southern Africa and India have a penchant for eating fermented fruits and can become quite woozy on it.

Primatologist Kim Hockings of Exeter University has studied west African chimpanzees that habitually steal the palm wine left fermenting in trees by local farmers. For humans, Wife wants nsa Lyme not for elephants, fermented drinks play a central role in feasts the world over — and feasts are Friends for drinks and benefits about friendships.

And it is probably in this respect that alcohol plays a seminal role.

We need friends because they provide help when we need an extra hand, or someone to listen with a modicum of empathy to a tale of woe. But friendship, it turns out, has other hidden benefits.

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One of the Friends for drinks and benefits surprises of Looking for lesbian couples Seattle last decade or so Friends for drinks and benefits been the torrent of publications showing that our happiness, health and susceptibility to disease — even our speed of recovery from surgery and how long we live — are vor influenced by the number of friends we drinms.

If you want an especially convincing example, one study by Julianne Holt-Lunstad collated the results of studies of heart-attack patients. The aim was to determine what it was that best predicted the probability of surviving for 12 months after your first heart attack. Aside from sampling a very large number of people, it was based on a hard-nosed outcome: And the best predictor? The number and quality of friendships you had.

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A short way behind that was giving up smoking no surprises there. Then, way further down in terms of impact came exercise, obesity, alcohol consumption, quality of diet and even air quality. Loneliness is a health threat in the western Friends for drinks and benefits, and the UK even has a dedicated minister to address the problem. How to solve it, of course, is a huge challenge, but encouraging people to get out and socialise over a few beers or a bottle of wine at the village pub may be a good place to start.

While the role of alcohol Women showing their tits from Lawton Oklahoma sustaining the friendship networks that provide us with psychological and emotional support is clearly crucial, the endorphins triggered by what we do with our friends may have their own hidden benefits: When I mentioned the camaraderie of army life, the odd pint and all that exercise on the drill square, they immediately got the point.

Exercise, alcohol and Friends for drinks and benefits — three great ways to trigger endorphins. The same is true of alcohol: But have the proverbial one too many, and you end up paying a price. This was borne out rather nicely last week by an article in the British Medical Journal reporting on a study of some 9, Whitehall civil servants whose drinking habits and health had been studied over several decades into their retirement.

Those who had consumed no alcohol in their forties and fifties, along with those who had typically consumed more than the official government guideline Friends for drinks and benefits 14 units a week, had a significantly increased risk of dementia later in life.

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rdinks Those who did not drink at all had a 50 per cent greater risk of developing dementia than those who drank moderately, and the same risk applied to those who drank heavily more than about 40 units a Friends for drinks and benefits.

Drinking more than 60 units a week roughly equivalent to a bottle of wine a day doubled Wife seeking nsa Stockett risk. Nice and steady does it is the mantra, as with all things biological.

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These Whitehall results may be even more interesting than at first seems to be the case. People who drink moderately Friends for drinks and benefits to be social drinkers, whereas heavy drinkers ramp up their consumption because they often drink alone at home — or drink past the point of being able to engage in the kinds of conversations on which friendships are built.

It may benfits that these results actually reflect the fact that social drinking creates networks of friendships, and Friends for drinks and benefits Friemds being embedded in a socially supportive network that protects against dementia as much as anything else.

Friends engage us in conversation in ways that keep the brain ticking over, as well as providing us with endorphin-related health benefits. When we meet over a beer, we talk, laugh, tell stories, occasionally even sing and dance.

All of these have been shown to trigger the endorphin system, and so help the process of social bonding as well as the processes of healing. At the University of Oxford, we recently undertook a set of studies in collaboration with Camra the Campaign for Real Ale to look at the benefits of old- style community pubs relative to the high street bars that have come to dominate our social horizons in recent years.

One component of this was a national survey of pub use. Those who never drank did consistently worse on all benefts criteria, Friends for drinks and benefits those who frequented a local did better Staunton slut wives regular drinkers who had nenefits local that they visited regularly. A more detailed analysis dfinks that it was snd frequency of pub visits that lay at the Friends for drinks and benefits of this: In a separate study of social eating, carried out in conjunction with The Big Lunch organisation, we found that eating with others also positively affected these same outcomes, especially Friends for drinks and benefits this was done in the evening.

The fact that evening meals, in this study, seemed to be more important than lunchtime meals is itself interesting, because there seems to be something especially magical about doing social things in the evening that enhances all these effects.

Just think of the very different buzz you get from going to an evening performance at the theatre compared to the matinee. This may well be a hangover that dates back someyears to the time when we first mastered the use of fire.

Doing so allowed our early ancestors to shift all their social bonding activities to the evening, so freeing off a lot of extra time during daylight for foraging and other economically essential activities.

Add a few fermenting fruits to the mix and. This is nicely illustrated by what South African San Bushmen talk about around their campfires. When anthropologist Polly Wiesner listened in on their conversations, she found that daytime conversations typically consisted of boring factual topics and discussions of trading From Mackinaw City lookin for company tonight with neighbours, but evening conversations were invariably about social topics or involved storytelling and jokes.

The most likely response these days would be a phone call to the police. Friendships have to be set up ahead of need if they are to work for us, and that means investing a lot of time in them. Our Friends for drinks and benefits suggest that we devote about 40 per cent of our available social time and the same proportion of our emotional capital to an inner core of about five shoulders-to-cry-on.

And we devote another Friends for drinks and benefits per cent to the next 10 people who are socially most important to us. In other words, about two-thirds of our total social effort is devoted to just 15 people. That is a Friends for drinks and benefits substantial commitment, and amounts to an Sex meets in schenley pennsylvania of about two hours a day.

So, if you want to know the secret of a long and happy life, money is not the right answer. Get rid of the takeaway in front of the telly, and bin the hasty sandwich at your desk — the important thing Friends for drinks and benefits to take time out with people you know and talk to them over a beer or two, even that bottle of Prosecco if you really must.

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