Are you already feeling some ill will toward Facebook for splitting up your Facebook home page with a split "News Feed" and "Live Feed"? Web PR consultant Steve Rubel posts a sorta-kinda fix.
Click "More" in your left-hand News Feed panel, then drag the "Status Updates" to the top of the update stack. Refresh your home page, and you'll notice your default feed is a bit more like how it looked two weeks ago: Friends' status updates take priority over network happenings, events and other real-time updates. The "Live Feed" is still there, though, if you feel like you're just getting too much done today.