St. Patrick’s Day is coming, along with Irish-themed parties, food, and last, but never least, beer!
We researched some of the most popular tricks for treating a hangover to see if they actually hold up to the hype. Then, we came up with our own ultimate list of tips based on findings from 20+ clinical studies, so you know exactly what to do if a hangover decides to crash your party:
- Infographic Design: Rafael Ferreira and Sherzod Max
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