This article wasn't really newsworthy or timely, but it was still interesting. The article details evidence from several studies that "commercials make T.V. programs more enjoyable to watch." There are some good quotes from the expert sources, especially when talking about reactions that people have to this research. The article's topic is a simple idea to grasp because the writer avoids scientific jargon. He uses specific word pictures to drive home a point. By describing "a mind-bending trek through the Australian outback," "listening to vacuum cleaner noise" and "a morning in the hotel hot tub," he defines the experiences that the article is approaching scientifically, but makes them accessible to the reader's imagination.
The article is very focused and drives its point home again and again, but using different sources. At one point, I scrolled back up to the top of the article because I thought he was using the same source the entire time: that's how cohesive all of his quotes and the studies behind them are. At the very end, though, he does admit that not all pleasurable experiences are enhanced by interruption. Again, he uses an easily understood example: artist or musicians being lost in their work who are stopped by the lunchtime whistle.
Overall, this was just a fun read. It's more like trivia information than anything else; it has no broader application or extension into a person's life, other than understanding why the strategically placed commercial breaks in The Bachelor make it that much more intense.