drinking

Pedal Pubs

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Pedal pubs are popping up all over the country; all for your drinking pleasure.

A pedal pub is a modern day trolley. It works by allowing 16 people to climb aboard, eight in a row and pedal the pub through city streets.

Each pub has one driver who is responsible for steering everyone safely to their next destination. And while every city so far has welcomed them; they are also imposing their own set of rules.  read more »

An Alcoholic Arrangement

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Feel like a drink while listening to your favorite song; there’s an app for that.

If you’re ever in search of the perfect alcoholic accompaniment to whatever’s playing in the background then take a sip of Drinkify. The app designed by three music fans allows you to plug in the name of the song you are listening to. It will then tell you which type of cocktail would best compliment the song.

Or if you aren’t sure of the song or are looking for a new tune, plug in the name of a musical artist. The app will then suggest some songs by that person as well as the drinks to accompany them.  read more »

Employment or Happy Hour

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Looking for a new job? You might want to lay off the bottle.

A series of six experiments conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, found that being associated with alcohol makes you less hirable. In one of their experiments, researchers asked 610 middle managers at various U.S. companies to evaluate a video of a dinner interview.  read more »

A Buzzed Atmosphere

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Poor wages and not enough vacation time anger most workers. But a limit to on the job drinking is grounds for a strike.  read more »

Sobering Up

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You would think that the poor economy and rising unemployment would drive people to drink. But pubs in Ireland are facing a sobering reality to go with their empty bar stools.

A report published earlier this week found that Ireland’s per capita alcohol consumption fell by 9.6% last year and is now 21% below their all time peak. Kieran Tobin, Chairman of the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland says pubs have been closing at the rate of around one a day and 15,000 jobs have been lost in the last 18 months. And people don’t seem to be knocking back a few anytime soon.  read more »

Picking Up Your Tab

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Uncorking a bottle of bubbly is a traditional way to bring in the New Year. But in Britain opening one bottle to many is going to cost you.

A report by the right leaning, British group Policy Exchange says excessive drinking on New Year's Eve cost the National Health Service about 23 million pounds. And instead of the government footing the cost, the report says payment should be up to the wayward drunks.  read more »