Drinking alcohol, especially after a long week of work, is one of the better feelings a man can have. We’re not saying it’s a way to ease the mind and get through life’s struggles — so do it in moderation — but, let’s face it, throwing back a few cold ones with buddies to close out a tough day can be awesome.

And, although drinking can be looked at as dumb by some people, leaving those who booze incapable of doing simple tasks like walking in a straight line or forming a proper sentence while doing it, drinking alcohol heavily will make you smarter in the long run. At least, that’s according to a new study that was conducted at the London School of Economics, per LADbible.

The London School of Economics followed thousands of 39-year-olds and, from their findings, discovered that both men and women with college degrees were almost twice as likely to drink alcohol on a daily basis. This was compared to their peers who don’t have a college degree. The results were pretty fascinating, per the LADbible piece.

“The more educated women are, the more likely they are to drink alcohol on most days and to report having problems due to their drinking patterns,” the report states.

“The better-educated appear to be the ones who engage the most in problematic patterns of alcohol consumption.

So, yeah, anyone who says that drinking alcohol is just a waste of money, time and damaging to your health, while they are right at times, this study shows that they might be wrong a lot of times.

Need even more support for throwing back a few cold ones this weekend? Recent data from the National Child Development Study (NCDS) in the UK discovered that there’s actually a correlation between intelligence as a kid and the amount of alcohol being drunk in their 20s, 30s and 40s. That means that, all those baby geniuses are just growing up to be big time drinkers.

The LADbible piece said that the study found that “very bright” British teens grow up drinking alcohol more frequently, even saying it happens once every month or so when compared to their classmates who don’t.

We’re not saying this is the best study ever created, but, we’re not saying it’s terrible either. With alcohol helping to throw your inhibitions to the wall, thus, making us more likely to be social, this research is just more of a reason to keep drinking alcohol regularly and not feeling so bad about it. But, remember, don’t be stupid while throwing back, so drink responsibly.

(H/T LADbible)