7 Things You Need To Know Today (August 25)
1. Tom Brady has a new line of expensive snacks.
We know the NFL quarterback is all about eating clean. Now he's taking it a step further with his own brand of vegan, gluten-free snacks. There's just one catch: the price tag. Treats like Buffalo Almonds and Cacao Goji Energy Squares cost $50 for a pack of 12 small snack bags. But if they're good enough for Gisele, maybe they're worth it. (Forbes)
2. The key to eating a healthy diet might be making your food smell like it's bad for you.
If you find that you're still reaching for a bag of chips over a handful of baby carrots on the regular, we have good news for you. Scientists at the American Chemical Society have found that adding smells that make certain foods seem sweeter or saltier to healthy food may make it more appetizing. Bacon-scented kale, anyone? (Smithsonian)
3. Melbourne is the food allergy capital of the world, and it might have to do with overly clean conditions.
In the past 20 years, there's been a huge rise in the amount of food allergies in Melbourne, Australia. Although no one knows why, exactly, it may have to do with the fact that children aren't exposed to dust or bugs. In other words, their environment is too clean. Other theories include distance from the equator, vitamin D deficiencies, and genetics. (The Age)
4. ADHD is more often missed in minority kids.
A new study finds that even though a higher percentage of black children show signs of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, they are less likely to be diagnosed than white children. Hispanic kids exhibit ADHD symptoms as much as their white peers but are also less likely to be diagnosed or treated for it. (HealthDay)
5. This British cardiologist is launching a campaign in favor of a high-fat diet.
Dr. Aseem Malhotra openly criticizes the British government's advice to follow a low-fat diet and avoid saturated fat. In his new movie, The Big Fat Fix, he promotes a high-fat Mediterranean diet instead and explains that it's more effective at preventing chronic disease than many other interventions. (NYT)
6. Climate change is going to hit millennials where it hurts — their wallets.
A new report found that the economic, health, and environmental impact of climate change will cost Americans currently in their 20s and 30s up to $8.8 trillion in potential earnings over their lifetimes. (Next City)
7. iPhone keyboards will soon reflect what the world actually looks like.
Emoji renditions of female doctors, scientists, chefs, graduates, coders, factory workers, mechanics, and musicians will soon (finally!) exist — and in all-colored skin tones to boot. "We believe this will empower young women (the heaviest emoji users), and better reflect the pivotal roles women play in the world." (The Week)
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