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Friday Faves: The Surprising Effects of Energy Drinks, Teens’ Inspiring College Essays About Money, and More!

TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web. Check out our Friday Faves!

1. Despite their name, energy drinks may be having the opposite effect as promised. A new study found that instead of making teens feel energized and focused, these sugary, caffeinated beverages actually create feelings of laziness and tiredness. The same is true for sports drinks. To learn more about the side effects of energy drinks, check out the “Deadly Drinks?” story from the February 2013 issue of Choices.


Meet the Teens Fighting for a More Nutritious Kitchen

The categories for judging range from mis en place to visual presentation to taste. The contestants show off their knife work, expertly chopping a giant cabbage head into mountains of tiny leaves. They arrange basil into a blooming flower atop a plate of steaming risotto, and dollops of a sweet tamarind sauce surround hand-made spicy dumplings. But this isn’t a show on the Food Network or a culinary school presentation– this is Kurt Hahn High School in Brooklyn, New York. And these are Teen Battle Chefs. The Choices/TeenBeing team is […]