September 24, 2013

Are You Satisfried?

1 Burger King Offers Satisfries with Lower Fat

Satisfries, or the new Burger King crinkle fries, have 40 percent less fat and 30 percent fewer calories compared to McDonald's fries. Here are the numbers for a 70-gram serving of Satisfries: 6.3 grams of fat and 150.5 calories. For the same amount of fries at McDonald's, you're looking at 11.2 grams of fat and 226.8 calories. To this, McDonald's says a big implied "so what." CNN reports that a McDonald's spokeswoman wrote in an email that their customers love "McDonald's iconic world famous fries," and they will keep their focus on serving those fries to "69 million customers every day around the world." Burn? Oh yeah, Burger King will continue to sell its other fattier fries. Traditional Burger King fries contain one-third more fat and 25 percent more calories than Satisfries.

More at CNN | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Tags: Low Fat Fries, New Burger King Menu Items, Satisfries, Burger King Competes McDonald's Fries, New Burger King Crinkle Fries

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18 Year Olds, You're Not Adults

2 Late Adolescence Extends to Age 25

Child psychologists in the UK are being directed to treat patients up to age 25, instead of age 18. BBC reports that the change is part of a rethinking about late adolescence. The change was made following a better understanding of hormonal development, brain activity and emotional maturity. It seems that the brain keeps developing into the early twenties. So, all this may mean that plenty of young people who think they're adults are actually … adolescents! Critics say that the world isn't more difficult today, but that we now have an "infantilized culture" with a "loss of the aspiration for independence," which can lead to too many 20-somethings living at home.

More at BBC | Hat tip to Gawker | Posted 4 years ago by Peggy Rowland

Previously: Sleep Deprived Teens and Tweens Risk Obesity

Tags: Brain Activity, Late Adolescence, Age Range Late Adolescence, Adolescence Until Age 25, Child Psychologists Treat Patients Early 20s, When Brain Stop Developing, Hormonal Development

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