With holiday parties piling up, it can feel like all we’re doing is eating and drinking. Here’s how to save the calories (and social awkwardness) of drinking with your coworkers: Order a drink that looks like alcohol (such as a tonic and lime) so you’ll have something to sip on while everyone else is getting buzzed. Not your speed? Say you’re trying to lose weight or alcohol gives you monster migraines. You could even volunteer to be a designated driver.
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