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Lunch Links: Hearts, sun, and best of the snowpocalypse!

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Photo: Flickr

Yes, it’s Valentine’s Day, and people stuck inside these past few days are scrambling. Stores have been closed, and many flower deliveries might be delayed.

Not to worry — today you can dig out and make up for the delay. You’ll be digging deeper into your pocket, though. The Wall Street Journal reports [2] that prices of cocoa are up 9% this year, and flowers are always more expensive on this day. In fact everything — flowers, chocolate, wine, dinner, jewelry — costs more [3] on Valentine’s Day.

And yes, the snow day(s) were fun, though most of us are stir crazy by now.  Thankfully the weather brought us entertainment while stuck inside — plenty of photos and videos of sliding cars, traffic jams and cute puppies in the snow. 

My favorite (now gone viral):  Durham Academy’s school cancellation video. Here it is, one more time:

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Life did go on elsewhere. Comcast announced it’s buying [5]Time-Warner, a judge in Virginia threw out [6] that state’s same-sex marriage ban, the Winter Olympics continued through a heat wave [7], the Duke – Carolina men’s hoops game was rescheduled [8], and Beatles fans celebrated the 50th anniversary [9] of the band’s debut in America (well, that was actually a week ago on Feb. 7).

In honor of that, and to bring you into the long weekend, here’s my favorite Beatle, George Harrison and a few friends — Ringo Starr, Elton John, Phil Collins, Eric Clapton — with a message to make you smile.

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