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How to Please Your Bartender

How to Please Your Bartender

There’s one thing that a savvy man or woman should never do, and that’s piss off his or her bartender. After all, a bartender is not just a drink slinger. He or she can be much, much more. A bartender can offer counseling. A bartender listens, soothes, mediates, breaks up fights, and even pairs up two new […]

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Should Drinking While Pregnant Be a Crime?

Should Drinking While Pregnant Be a Crime?

President-elect Donald Trump caused quite the brouhaha when he suggested in a town hall that women seeking abortions should face ”some kind of punishment.” Trump quickly walked back the comments, but he is not the first to suggest that women’s reproductive choices come with high legal ramifications. The drinking habits of pregnant women have for decades been seen […]

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What Women Bartenders Want

What Women Bartenders Want

Pay gap. Glass ceiling. Boys’ club. We hear these terms about many industries, and bartending isn’t exempt. But the similarities don’t end there. Just as in other industries, the ranks of bartenders were emptied out during the two world wars with the men off fighting, and just as in other industries, women stepped in to take their place.

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How To Get Yourself Out Of An Awful Bar Conversation

How To Get Yourself Out Of An Awful Bar Conversation

We’ve all been there. And if we’re being honest, we’ve all probably perpetrated it: the bad bar conversation. Maybe things got too political too fast; maybe you inadvertently began—or joined—a round of, “So what’s everyone’s job like these days?” However it happened, it’s clearly a bad conversation. And what’s more, since you’re having it in […]

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