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 »
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 »
"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"Investigation finds tax dollars withdrawn at bars, liquor stores, strip clubs, casinos"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 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »