Situational awareness: The Super Bowl ratings were as bad as the game, with the lowest preliminary household ratings since 2009, Variety reports.
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Groundbreaking new research has found that nearly 11% of U.S. adults have a food allergy, more than many expected, with a substantial number acquiring the allergies as adults.
Why it matters: Allergies force major accommodations to protect the vulnerable. This is a problem you'd expect to lessen with modern medicine, but it seems to be getting worse.
The WSJ recaps some theories behind the rise:
Between the lines: Researchers don't know if this problem is new, because it's never been studied like this before.
By the numbers, per the Journal:
The bottom line: These adult-onset allergies can be life-changing, affecting far more people than just the diagnosed.
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Tourists lie on the glass skywalk on the 78th floor of the King Power MahaNakhon skyscraper highest observation deck, in Bangkok, Thailand.
Lin-Manuel Miranda performs his final performance as Alexander Hamilton in "Hamilton" on Broadway, July 9, 2016, New York City. Photo: Bruce Glikas/Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic
Scholars and historians have a problem with "Hamilton," and they're speaking out in stark fashion, the AP notes.