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The FREAKest Links: Ron Paul Takes The Stage Edition

Just in time for tonight’s GOP debates, Michael Scherer at Salon offers a closer look at the growing GOP shake-up caused by presidential candidate Ron Paul, whom we’ve blogged about before.

News from the International Journal of Hospitality Management: Diners will spend more money in your restaurant if it is scented with lavender. The bad news, as pointed out by British psychology student Jeremy Dean, is that lavender-loving customers also occupy the table for a longer period of time.

Rutgers economics professor Sara Markowitz finds that raising the price of cigarettes seems to cut down on instances of SIDS.