Monthly Archives: June 2014

10 Adult Breakfast Cereals You Might As Well Replace With Froot Loops

By Kiran Dhillon

Nobody wants to think that they’re eating healthily every morning, only to find out that their breakfast choice might as well be a bowl of Froot Loops, or some other notoriously sugary children’s cereal.

But according to research engine FindTheBest, many adult cereals that seem like healthy options at a glance, are actually packed with as much or more sugar than kids’ cereals.

To see exactly how the sugar content in “healthy” cereals compares with kids’ cereals, FindTheBest logged the nutrition information for 15 popular choices, and then calculated how much sugar there is in 1 ½ cups (a realistic serving size) of each.

One bowl of Kellogg’s Honey Smacks or Malt-O-Meal’s Coco Roos would put you 5 grams over the World Health Organization’s recommendation for maximum sugar consumption per day, which isabout 25 grams for an adult of a normal body mass index. Eat any of the rest, and you’re still pushing your boundaries.

But are adult cereals any better?

Not these ones.

1 ½ cups of Post Foods’ Trail Mix Crunch-the most sugary adult cereal above-has six more grams of sugar than Kellogg’s Honey Smacks-the most sugary kids’ cereal-and exceeds the WHO’s daily recommended sugar intake by a whopping 44 percent.

As for every other cereal on the list?

All but one-Kashi Heart to Heart Oat Flakes & BlueBerry Clusters-exceed the sugar content in Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Froot Loops, and Apple Jacks.

The Planes And Airlines You Should Fly If You Want The Most Space

By Kiran Dhillon

On a long flight, economy class seating is a pain. And with airlines now packing people closer together to maximize space and profits, seats are only getting smaller.

So are you doomed to a cramped few hours every time you get on a flight?

Maybe not. To help travelers maximize their in-flight comfort, research engine FindTheBest scoured the web to find the most spacious airlines.

Turns out, that was a tricky task. Because seat size varies based on two factors-plane model andairline-creating an average rank for the most spacious airline would be misleading. On even the “most spacious” airline, you could end up on their least spacious plane.

Ranking the most spacious plane model would also be flawed, because seat size varies by airline. For example, the seat size in a United vs. Virgin America plane may vary, even if the planes are the exact same model.

Rather than calculating a meaningless ‘average space per airline or aircraft’ stat, FindTheBest stuck to each airline’s single most spacious place for economy class seats. So the next time you’re booking a flight with one of these airlines, be sure to check the plane model too! See all 10 below.

10. Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200

Seat pitch: 34 inches

Seat width: 17 inches

Most recently in the news for the missing flight MH370, Malaysia Airlines kicks off the list of the most spacious planes with its Boeing 777-200.

9. Virgin Australia Fokker F-100

Seat pitch: 34 inches

Seat width: 17.4 inches

Virgin Australia has a lot of other airlines-Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, and Etihad Airways-vying for a share of its stock. But maybe now, the Fokker F-100 will have more people vying for a spot in its seats.

8. Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200

Seat pitch: 34

Seat width: 17.5

It looks like the Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-200 has the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777-200 beat-but only by half an inch.

7. JetBlue Airways Airbus A320

Seat pitch: 34

Seat width: 18

Don’t be fooled by the release of JetBlue’s new and bigger model, the A321. Even though they’re calling it the “bigger sister” of their A320 aircraft, the A321 actually has smaller economy seats. What’s happening with all the new space? It’s going toward more seats and a better first class experience.

6. Thai Airways Boeing 777-200ER

Seat pitch: 34

Seat width: 18

Nok Air, a low cost spinoff of Thai Airways, launched in 2004. But for passengers who want some wiggle room during their flights, a trip on board Thai Airways’ Boeing 777-200ER is still the way to go.

5. Oman Air Airbus A330-300

Seat pitch: 34

Seat width: 18

Oman Air prides itself as being a world class luxury airline that offers affordable flying experience to its passengers. So if you’re curious to see if this airline lives up to its standards, look for an Airbus A330-300 before anything else.

4. Air India Boeing B777-200LR

Seat pitch: 34

Seat width: 18

Time to fly on one of these is running out! Due to high operating costs on the lengthy routes these planes travel, Air India’s last three Boeing B77-200 LR’s are up for sale.

3. AeroMéxico Boeing 777-200

Seat pitch: 34

Seat width: 18.5

The Boeing 777-200 pops up yet again with Mexico’s main airline, AeroMéxico. But while the same model for Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines ranked in at spots 10 and eight, AeroMéxico’s Boeing 777-200 comes in third.

2. Japan Airlines Boeing 777-300ER

Seat pitch: 34

Seat width: 19

If you fly frequently out of Japan, you might be thinking that Japan Airlines in spot number two is your best choice for roomy seats. But not quite, spot number one is also claimed by a Japanese airline.

1. All Nippon Airways Boeing 737-700ER

Seat pitch: 38

Seat width: 20.5

All Nippon Airways’ Boeing 737-700ER is the most spacious option for economy seating by far. If room to breathe is a top priority for you, then this airline and plane combination is the winner.

America’s Drunkest States

By Kiran Dhillon

Ever wondered where drunk driving is the most (and least) prevalent? Each state’s rate of DUI arrests could be one indicator.

According to the map below-created by research engine FindTheBest-Wyoming’s residents get behind the wheel with the most frequency, with 12.6 DUI arrests per 1,000 residents in 2013.

While no state rivals Wyoming, Alaska and South Dakota follow up with 7.7 and 7.5 DUI arrests per 1,000 residents, respectively.

On the other end of the spectrum, Delaware ranks best-with only .2 arrests per 1,000 residents. Illinois and Kentucky also do a decent job of avoiding drunk driving, with only .4 and .5 arrests each, per 1,000 residents.