Sober Up

India Today - - SNAPSHOTS -

Look­ing to snag a pro­mo­tion? Tak­ing your boss out for drinks may not be the best idea then. Re­searchers at the Uni­ver­si­ties of Michi­gan and Penn­syl­va­nia have found that even though peo­ple may think they look in­tel­li­gent while hold­ing or or­der­ing a drink, quite the op­po­site is true. It changes their col­leagues’ as­sump­tion of their brain power. What’s more, their ar­gu­ments are viewed as less per­sua­sive and they seem less hire­able by a prospec­tive em­ployer. While this re­search has gar­nered criticism from cer­tain beer- lov­ing sec­tions, we’d sug­gest you re­strict your frol­ick­ing to week­ends only.

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