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Fifth Grade Teacher Accused Of Drinking In Classroom, Resigns

Fifth Grade Teacher Accused Of Drinking In Classroom, Resigns

Students complained of alcohol on her breath

A Texas teacher fifth grade resigned during an investigation into allegations that she drank beer during class. Students reported alcohol on her breath. Read More »

Amsterdam Puts Alcoholics To Work - For Beer

Amsterdam Puts Alcoholics To Work - For Beer

Nothing else has worked, Dutch officials say

The pilot program compensates participants with a daily package that includes a meal, five beers, tobacco and 10 euros, or $13.55. Read More »

Indiana Coroner Showed Up At Crime Scene Drunk, Police Say

Indiana Coroner Showed Up At Crime Scene Drunk, Police Say

When Tamara Vangundy showed up at a crime scene early Thursday morning in suburban Indianapolis, she was stumbling and swaying and reeked of alcohol, police say. The coroner for Hancock County, Ind., suspected of being drunk, was asked to take a sobriety test, which she failed. Police then took her to the... Read More »

U.K. Barmaid To Face Guinness Beer Phobia This St. Patrick's Day

U.K. Barmaid To Face Guinness Beer Phobia This St. Patrick's Day

It's not uncommon to find a bartender who's a teetotaler, but in Birmingham, England, it isn't staying sober that's on the mind of Hayley Blakeney this St. Patrick's Day holiday weekend. Rather, the 28-year-old barmaid is more concerned with steering clear of the Guinness tap at the Craven Arms pub, where... Read More »

Welfare Funds No Longer On Tap At Strip Clubs, Casinos, Liquor Stores?

Welfare Funds No Longer On Tap At Strip Clubs, Casinos, Liquor Stores?

"California welfare recipients withdrew $1.28 million at casino ATMs..." "Investigation finds tax dollars withdrawn at bars, liquor stores, strip clubs, casinos" "Missouri, Illinois welfare money spent in Las Vegas" "Betting on welfare" Over the last 20 months, a string of media reports have drawn... Read More »

Starbucks Baristas Set To Become Bartenders

Starbucks Baristas Set To Become Bartenders

Starbucks is an all-American institution, fueling the work lives of millions of Americans with triple shots of espresso, and helping unemployed Americans get work, through their recent "Create Jobs for USA" campaign. But Starbucks has decided to take its next cue from across the Atlantic. The world's largest... Read More »

Florida Law Enforcement Employees Paid To Get Drunk

Florida Law Enforcement Employees Paid To Get Drunk

It's rare for employers to allow workers to drink alcohol on the job. But in Florida, state employees not only imbibed while on the clock -- they got drunk and were paid to do it. The incident, reported by the Sarasota Herald Tribune earlier this week, was part of a "study" that the Florida Department of Law... Read More »

Study: Bored Office Workers Risk Increased Health Problems

Study: Bored Office Workers Risk Increased Health Problems

As many office workers know, battling boredom on the job can be an everyday challenge. But few may know that routinely feeling listless on the job threatens their well-being by causing them to seek solace in food and drink, new research shows. The very act of being bored can lead to health problems,... Read More »

Turning Jell-O Shots Into A Job

Turning Jell-O Shots Into A Job

Matt Micari didn't try a Jell-O shot until he was 31. But he just quit his day job last week, as a biotech education teacher at Boston University, to become a professional, fulltime Jell-O shot caterer. When Micari moved to Boston in 2008, he realized Jell-O shots were a great way to make friends. A... Read More »

3 Things To Avoid Before The Big Interview

3 Things To Avoid Before The Big Interview

We have all read reports on the political prisoner who fasts to protest something -- no food, just water -- a hunger strike just to make a point. There are some of you who fast to cleanse your system and some who fast or deny yourselves certain niceties for religious reasons. The fast, or self-denial, can help... Read More »

Beware Of Office Parties! Alcohol Affects You More At Work Than At A Bar

Beware Of Office Parties! Alcohol Affects You More At Work Than At A Bar

Maybe it's the alcohol, maybe it's being surrounded by your co-workers, or maybe it just feels like the right time to cut loose. For whatever reason, it seems workers really do let it all hang out at office parties. A new study suggests, however, that it is has more to do with where drinks are consumed than... Read More »

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