Valentine’s Day Is A Corporate Scheme

Shoppers are expected to spend a record $20.7 billion, up 6 percent from $19.6 billion in 2018. The previous record, $19.7 billion, was set in 2016… there’s a big increase this year in consumers spreading the love to children, parents, friends and coworkers,” NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.

According to the National Retail Federation, only 52% of 18- to 34-year-olds celebrate Valentine’s. That’s down from 72% in 2009. (barrons.com)

The authors of the latest study (funded by British Journal of Sports Medicine) also point to parallels between the effect of cocaine and sugar on the brain, pointing out that both interact with the same reward system.

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