Breakfast Buffet: Friday, 02/13

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Consumers aren’t spending nearly as much money on food as a year ago. This article spends 500 words reporting that fact, but what really drives home the message is a graph showing food spending since the 1950s. The drop in the past two months in the biggest recorded.[WSJ]

The science of love in minute detail. Really, love was better uncomplicated and somehow I’ve managed once or twice without knowledge of my nucleus accumbens. [Scientific Blogging]

Las Vegas has gone from recession to depression. That is if you believe this article, which also claims the World Series of Poker gets better ratings than the Super Bowl. I’m willing to bet that’s not true. [Time]

A defense for Russia’s problem with alcoholism. It’s not that they like vodka, they just like overabundance. [NYT]

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