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Old 05-30-2011, 01:08 PM   #1
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"Children never need energy drinks," said Dr. Holly Benjamin, of the American Academy of Pediatrics, who worked on the new report. "They contain caffeine and other stimulant substances that aren't nutritional, so you don't need them."
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Recently, she saw a 15-year-old boy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder who came into the hospital with a seizure after having drunk two 24-ounce bottles of Mountain Dew, a soft drink that contains caffeine.

The boy was already taking stimulant ADHD medication, and the extra caffeine in principle might have pushed him over the edge, according to Benjamin.
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Teenagers POUND those things. It's unbelievable. I don't know that anything so derogertory to a young persons health has ever been so completely accepted. My wife teaches high school, and there are kids who show up every single morning with Monsters. They're 14 years old and already dependant.
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A friend of mine - whose medical vocabulary I can do no justice - once explained to me how these energy drinks slowly turn your kidneys from a sieve into something more like a colander... a very inefficient one.

I was drinking 1-2 cans of Mother a day at the time, and quit immediately.
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I see a lot of teens drinking expensive coffees each day too. It baffles me where they get the cash.
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The bank of mum&dad, or investing in a life of debt...
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I see a lot of teens drinking expensive coffees each day too. It baffles me where they get the cash.
Back in the day when we used donkeys... we had instant coffee made at home or nothing, much cheaper and a lot less per serving in terms of every ingredient. Nowadays, it tends to be like a tall smoothie but hot instead of with ice.

Kids up here have no respect for money, they are forever seen flinging 1s, 2s and 5s (pences) onto the ground; I sometimes wonder what their parents would think if they could see them.
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It's honestly terrible. I know a guy that would be dropped off at school early every morning by his parents, and if I got there early enough, I'd always see him drinking his Monster. I tried to say how bad those things are for him, but he basically cut me off to say that for various 'insert melodramatic crap' reasons, he needs this to help him get going for the day. I just gave up and left him to it. He's a very stubborn person, and thinks he's bigger than he really is. The funny part was when he tried to use his being bigger than me as an excuse for why he needed these drinks to get up in the morning... when it was obvious he needed more sleep.
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Back in the day when we used donkeys... we had instant coffee made at home or nothing, much cheaper and a lot less per serving in terms of every ingredient. Nowadays, it tends to be like a tall smoothie but hot instead of with ice.

Kids up here have no respect for money, they are forever seen flinging 1s, 2s and 5s (pences) onto the ground; I sometimes wonder what their parents would think if they could see them.
I've developed a habit, that whenever I pass a vending machine I look in the change compartment. It's rare, but I find the odd quarter or loonie in there. As well, I've long had a habit of looking at the ground when I walk. Partially confidence and what not, but its reinforced by the dimes and nickels I find. I cannot count the number of times I've just had the money for something because I picked up a dime the day before.
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As well, I've long had a habit of looking at the ground when I walk. Partially confidence and what not, but its reinforced by the dimes and nickels I find. I cannot count the number of times I've just had the money for something because I picked up a dime the day before.
I do the same, mostly I'm watching to make sure I don't end up putting my foot in some nice pressie left by an owner's dog but when I see any small change it gets picked up; I figure it's better spent or placed in a charity box than it is left on the pavement.
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Me and my wife have a rule...if you want extra junk, soda, whatever, you have to pay for it with your own money.
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Ive never had one and i dont plan on ever having one.
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