It was a celebration — the christening of the new Ivar’s Mermaid Patio — marking the beginning of many Mermaid moments to come. On Thursday, members of the community turned out for the first ever Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest — Pep Rally at Ivar’s River Pub. Attendees celebrated the upcoming festival and San Marcos's designation as the Mermaid Capital of Texas. [San Marcos,sanmarcosrecord.com
Some ways to help ease a new year’s hangover
But are there some ways to help ease the discomfort? Eating a good breakfast can also normalize your blood sugar levels, which could lessen your discomfort. One study found red ginseng reduced blood alcohol levels and hangover severity. Prickly pear extract decreased symptoms and cut the risk of hangover severity in half. Another trick to skip—the old “hair of the dog.” Drinking during a hangover can be dangerous.
What precautions you can take to have a safe, happy holiday
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in December 2018, 839 people died in alcohol-related crashes, and 35 of them were on Christmas day. As the holiday parties get going, it is important to take precautions to make sure this holiday stays happy. Drunk driving deaths represent around a third of all traffic fatalities, and increases to nearly 50% on December 24th and 31st. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has a list of sober and safe ride programs across the country.
Dozens of community members gather to celebrate 106-year-old San Antonio womans birthday
SAN ANTONIO Mrs. Ethel Carroll is celebrating her 106th birthday, and several community members made sure she could still celebrate despite being in the midst of a pandemic. Dozens stopped by her home to say happy birthday while she sat near a window to watch. Mrs. Carroll said shes overwhelmed by everyones kindness. I thank everybody for being so kind to me through the years, Mrs. Carroll said. Not a lot.Mrs. Carroll said the key to living a long life is to wake up every day and be grateful.
A celebration of fake books
A first-of-its-kind exhibit in New York City is drawing crowds of book enthusiasts. Ironically, none of the books featured are real. People who judge these so-called "Blooks" by their covers will have a surprise in store when they discover what's inside these rare, novelty items. Lee Cowan reports.cbsnews.com