Just checking: The term is “happy hour,” not “despondent hour,” right? You still say “cheers” when you hoist a drink, not “existential despair”? Thought so. But thanks to a study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, titled (really), “Alcohol and Group Formation: A Multimodal Investigation of the Effects of Alcohol on Emotion and Social Bonding,” we now also know that drinking (surprise!) makes you like people more—which explains why you’re a lot more inclined to say the words “I juzz love thiz guy!” when you’re in a crowded bar on your fourth Grey Goose than when you’re home alone nursing a Pepsi. Glad we finally nailed that one down!
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