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More and more Americans eat alone. Not counting parents trying to pack their kid's lunch while he's eating breakfast.

60% of Americans eat breakfast alone.

52% of Americans, or more, eat lunch alone.

32% eat dinner alone.

What are you doing as you read this, and who else is around?

This is in part to the growing number of single people. I don't know who the NPD Group are, but on the bright side they find this all encouraging if you want to market single-serve foodstuffs.

The New York Times reports the Aloft Hotel reports a new robot has reported for duty as a bellhop.

The New York Times reports the Aloft Hotel reports a new robot has reported for duty as a bellhop.

On Aug. 20, the Aloft hotel here will begin testing this robotic bellhop, a wheeled service vehicle designed to shuttle items from the hotel lobby desk to guest rooms.
-- New York Times, August 11, 2014

It can work the elevator, deliver razor blades (to I guess murderers), and not blink if you're cheap with the tip. It cannot blink, period. They do not blink. Look forward to its cold dead eyes not blinking at you when you open the door at two in the morning to receive your razor blades.