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Losing Weight Found to Be Contagious in Families; Texas Drought Will Affect All Our Wallets

• Losing weight can be contagious! A new study from Stanford University finds that relatives of people who undergo bariatric (stomach-stapling) surgeries tend also to adopt healthier eating habits and lose three percent of their body weight. [Tribune]

• More on the opening of Wo Hing General Store and Charles Phan’s return to the Mission, including a Great Gatsby reference. [Chron]

• Getting to Square Five in their 49 Square Miles tour of S.F., the Chron’s food department had some “angst” in trying to choose one iconic business to represent a square mile that includes Fisherman’s Wharf, part of Chinatown and North Beach. They namecheck about a dozen, including Sam Wo and Liguria bakery, before settling on Graffeo Roasters, “one of the oldest artisan [coffee] roasters in the United States.” [Chron]

• The effects of the worst drought in Texas history are rippling across the U.S. and abroad in terms of cotton and food prices. We told you things were bigger in Texas. [NYT]

• Following a crustacean die-off that began in 1999, there simply aren’t enough lobsters to go around for Connecticut lobstermen, many of whom are seeking other work. [HuffPo]

• Elementary school girls are skipping meals, smoking, and drinking to keep up with celebrities. See, Lindsay, you are a role model. [Daily Mail UK]

Losing Weight Found to Be Contagious in Families; Texas Drought Will Affect All