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Just about everyone knows someone who has been bullied, in ways big and small. Understandably, though, many victims are reluctant to speak about their experiences. We found some who aren't.
Every year around the end of the school year, also known as AP testing/finals season, teens around the country start packing on the pounds. It’s a simple term called stress eating, coupled with the fact that we sit on our butts for about three weeks studying until our eyes bleed. You know it’s bad when even walking to the fridge feels like a challenge. Here are a couple of brain foods that, though they aren’t so healthy, will get you through crunch time.
Party with the –itos family. Cheetos, Fritos, Doritos, and Tostitos. In my life, that’s kind of like the dairy part of the food pyramid (yogurt was never really my thing). I like to cover some whole grain Tostitos with a shredded cheddar cheese blend and stick it in the microwave for about a minute. Delicious cheesy nachos from the comfort of your own prison (aka your desk).
Maruchan Instant Lunch. Start preparing now seniors, college life is not kind to anyone (or their stomachs). I find that Instant Lunch is a much tastier alternative to the ever popular Ramen noodle, because without the sodium-packed flavor packets the noodles taste like Elmers glue. At least the Instant Lunch has that practically radioactive flavor powder premixed with a little bit of freeze dried vegetables.
Have fun with coffee. Some of us are coffee buffs. Others are so innocent that we are untouched by the wretched spell that hard caffeine can cast. For those who are wimpy to drink the hot stuff black, try making a pot of coffee and letting it cool. Pour it over ice and mix with some simple syrup (water and sugar boiled together until the sugar melts) and milk. It will make a great cool iced coffee for the hot summer nights you will undoubtedly spend studying. The cool coffee also goes great with Oreo cookies when you’re looking to satisfy a sweet tooth.
Frozen dinners. The easiest way to cook a meal comes in the form of a little package you can find in the refrigerated department of your local grocery store. It can be quite disgusting and sometimes deprived of nutrition, but it does the deed when you’re really hungry. The Hungry Man brand dinners are about as good as they come, and Lean Cuisine meals aren’t too shabby if you’re more health conscious about the loads of sodium frozen dinners often contain.