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Energy Drinks: The Danger Of Creating “Wide-Awake Drunks”

This is Part III of Bright Beacon’s series on Energy Drinks. Don’t miss Part 1 -“Energy Drinks: Do You Know What Your Kids Are Drinking?”and Part II -“Skip The Speed: 5 Reasons Teens Should Avoid Energy Drinks”What’s the number one reason why kids should avoid energy drinks?AlcoholWhile alcohol is not an explicit ingredient in energy drinks, recent news events have reminded us that adolescents frequently mix energy drinks …

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Consequences of Teen Drug Abuse

If there is one thing a teen hates hearing, it is when you say, “Because I said so.” Many parents pull out this go-to response when teens question the rules. For some teens, this response makes them even more eager to engage in the forbidden behavior. When talking to your teen about drug abuse, it is vital that you resist the urge to state that drugs are bad. Your teen will not understand the full array of potential consequences associated with drug use. When you speak to your teen about drugs, share with him the real reasons why he should refrain from drug abuse.

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Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

According to research published in the October 2000 issue of the “Canadian Medical Association Journal,” more than 100 million men worldwide experience some form of erectile dysfunction over the course of a lifetime. Although the symptoms are similar in different cases–difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection and decreased sexual desire–erectile dysfunction is caused by a wide variety of physiological, pharmaceutical and psychological factors.

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Cherishing the Family Dinner

I have a confession to make. I regularly let my kids watch television while eating meals. Well, lets make that several confessions. I find planning dinner, and meals, in general quite stressful. I am not a natural cook, and get insecure about how my cooked meals turn out. I constantly feel stretched for time, and its easy to revert to pasta, some basic raw vegetables, and an easy boiled chicken hot dog (a healthy organic one) for my kids meals.