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What I Learned From Dry January

In light of a recent checkup with my doctor resulting in a borderline pre-diabetic diagnosis, I decided to jump on the Dry January bandwagon this year. I have a few friends who have done it in the past, but it seemed like this year it really caught on. For some, it's a jump-start to drink less, while for others, it's a bit of a detox from holiday excesses. Personally, I've always found the timing puzzling. Dry January or "Drynuary" always seemed a little draconian. The glitz and glam and general conviviality of December is gone, replaced by cold weather and post holiday blues. With few social obligations, what else is there to do but curl up by the fire and sip a glass of wine or mulled cocktail? I was skeptical that I...

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