This week's New York Magazine explores "breakfast," that meal little kids eat before school and adults drink before work. They have many informative and thinky pieces about eggs and coffee and such. (Also there is of course a list of places to eat expensive breakfasts in many different fancy-pants categories.) Here are the two things we learned:

  • "a nonsmoking Japanese man drinking his coffee with an alcoholic beverage—another slowing agent—would likely feel caffeinated 'about five times longer than an Englishwoman who smoked cigarettes but did not drink or use oral contraceptives.'"
  • "(Unhealthy behaviors, too, tend to stick together: Fewer than 5 percent of smokers eat breakfast daily.)"

We can't wait for the Brunch issue!

What Good is Breakfast? [NYM]