Brazil’s unofficial national liquor is taking the world by storm. But what is it, and where did it come from?
As any enthusiast will assure you (sometimes at length), just because they're all brown does not mean that all whiskeys are the same. What should you know about Irish whiskey?
Some cocktail recipes have a long and colorful history - and then there's the Miss Belle. Don't let that bother you. It's still delicious.
The year is 1898. The United States and Spain are at war over a small island in the Caribbean. Off-duty soldiers from the U.S. Signal Corps have gathered in an Old Havana bar to relax, and a soldier orders a rum and Coca-Cola on ice with a lime...
The Gin Fizz has been around since long before Prohibition, but it's not just a musty golden oldie. It's a piece of cocktail history that deserves another look.
Say ‘tequila,’ and the first cocktail that comes to mind is likely to be a Tequila Sunrise or a Margarita. The truly adventurous may think of a shot with some salt and a wedge of lime, or even taking the dare and eating the worm – although...
Does the type of diet you follow really affect your weight loss? What if a DNA test could pinpoint your perfect weight loss plan?
Looking to control your cholesterol and heart attack risk? Think carefully - much of what we think of as common knowledge isn't true.
Barbara Millicent Roberts - possibly the most famous woman in the world. What, you don’t recognize the name? Perhaps you know her better as Barbie.
It doesn’t matter where you love flying or avoid it at all costs. Booking a flight is bound to make you curious about airline safety. So what do we know, and how do we know it?
When it comes to home remedies, lemon, cayenne and ginger are front-runners when it comes to health benefits.
Statistics can't begin to tell the whole story of the Civil War, but the numbers are still interesting.
Most students of the Civil War remember the 'big stuff' - the firing on Ft. Sumter, Gettysburg, the surrender at Appomattox. But do you know the little stuff?
Like many people in history, Nathan Bedford Forrest was a much more complicated man than is often recognized.
The Civil War was perhaps the most divisive period of American history, tearing families and communities apart.
If great scenery is one of your 'must haves' for your next vacation, consider going north to Alaska.
Vinegar as a diet aid is popular, but is it safe and effective?
The Social Security Death Index can unlock a wealth of information for the genealogist.
Genealogists researching in North or South Carolina often run into a frustrating problem - a state line that moved, and moved often.
Can the Paleo or Caveman diet lead to weight loss and better health?
If you think of gin as that pine tree stuff that the English created to put into tonic, guess again.
It's easy to be intimidated when confronted with rows and rows of different beers at your favorite bar or local store, but when you get right down to it, there are only two types of beer - ales and lagers.
Too tough? Too chewy? There's really no mystery to making great pasta, just a few simple tips.
Forget what you've seen in the movies - sending a cork flying across the room isn't the best way to open champagne.
Don't be intimidated by champagne's reputation - making champagne cocktails is surprisingly easy.
Researching your family tree may seem like a daunting task, but genealogy is a hobby suitable for all ages. A few simple tips can help tame the research beast.
Marriage records are a vital part of research for any genealogist, but finding those records is a special challenge in South Carolina.
Whether it's for business or for pleasure, travel can involve big expenses. Travel insurance may help ease the mind, but there are several things to consider before signing on the dotted line.
Shape shifter. Lycanthrope. Loup-garou. It goes by many names, but they all mean the same thing – werewolf.
Great muffins are easy to make at home, if you know just a few helpful tricks.
Is an all-inclusive cruise a good value? And what's the difference between an all-inclusive cruise and a 'regular' cruise, anyway?
Van Halen may be better known now for the bickering between Eddie and Diamond Dave, but in 1978, their first album put them on the path to rock stardom.
The lasting popularity of Elvis Presley is proof that being 'just an entertainer' can be more than enough - if it's done right.
The 'green fairy' is fabled for its hallucinogenic effect, but is that reputation deserved?
The word 'Zionist' is often used, but not always well understood. So what does it mean to be a Zionist?