December 12, 2012

No Simple Chips for China

1 Pepsi and Chicken Flavored Lay's Chips

Pepsi-Cola chicken-flavor Lay's potato chips may be the newest snack innovation in China. Ad Age explains that the new "fusion" chips were created to appeal to those who love cola chicken, a popular dish in China. Cola chicken consists of chicken wings cooked in a wok with spices, cola and caramelized soy sauce. Ad Age says that the new cola chicken chips offer the sensory experience of "barbecue with a sugary aftertaste." Other Lay's potato chip flavors sold in China include hot-and-sour fish soup, cucumber and lemon tea.

More at Ad Age | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Cola Chicken Chips, Lay's Chips China, Strange Chinese Chip Flavors, Lay's Fusion Chips, Cola Chicken

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Girls Only Featured in Ads

2 Little Boys Want Easy-Bake Ovens Too

McKenna Pope wanted to buy an Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven for her little brother, who is only four years old and loves to cook, but she found that Hasbro markets the product to girls only. McKenna, who is in the eighth grade, went to the store to buy the Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven, but she saw that Hasbro only offers the ovens in pink or purple. Furthermore, boys aren't featured on the packaging or promotional materials for the product. McKenna decided to start a petition at Change.org to convince Hasbro to make a more gender-neutral version of the oven in primary colors and include boys on the packaging. The petition, entitled "Hasbro: Feature boys in the packaging of the Easy-Bake Oven," has more than 42,000 supporters.

More at Change.org | Hat tip to The Daily Beast | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Most People Are Gender Biased Re: Babies

Tags: Gender Neutral Easy-Bake Oven, Easy-Bake Oven Petition, Boys Use Easy Bake Oven, Hasbro Easy Bake

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Did I Ask You?

3 How to Handle Holiday Critics

If one or more of your expected holiday guests has a habit of sapping the joy out of your celebrations, tell them you're not interested! PsychCentral features tips on how to handle holiday controllers, coaches and critics. In addition to telling these "coaches" that you just aren't looking for advice, also acknowledge their good intentions. PsychCentral also notes that sometimes you just have to stand your ground and tell the critic repeatedly that you'd like them to stop. Also, "praise" them when they're being good to reinforce that behavior. (Like a dog?) Above all, remember it's their problem: "It's not about you."

More at PsychCentral | Posted 5 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Holiday Controllers, Holiday Critics, Dealing Holidays, Surviving Holidays, Tips Getting Through Christmas

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To Prolong or Not Prolong Life?

4 Video Leads Most with Cancer to Say No CPR

People with terminal cancer that saw a three minute video demonstrating CPR were less likely to opt for aggressive end-of-life care. A study involving 150 cancer patients believed to have less than a year to live had CPR and what would be done if they were successfully revived described to them. Then 70 were randomly picked to watch a three minute video showing how it is done. Seventy-nine percent of those that watched the video said they did not want CPR compared to half in the description only group. Ninety percent of the video group found it helpful and researchers believe that the video reinforces the information people receive from their doctors. Some doctors believe that the topic of end of life should be approached by asking if CPR lines up with the patients’ goals and values.

More at Yahoo! Reuters | Posted 5 years ago by Kristie Hayes

Previously: Germany Legalizes Assisted Suicide

Tags: Behavior in Toddlers, Brain Development in Infants, Iron, Iron Supplementation, Nutrition and Behavior, Small Weight Babies

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