My 17-year-old nephew’s decision to come and study for her A-Level finals at our house – because our neighbourhood is much quieter – gave me a window into the world of living with a teenager. It must be said though that hubby and I perhaps didn’t get a full taste of what it feels like to live with a teen because “el nephew” was rather pre-occupied with getting ready for the exams, so he perhaps didn’t have much residual energy left over from all the studying (more like cramming). I suppose a teenager’s body can recover very quickly from what appears to be an unhealthy binge on energy drinks and the likes, but one of the study-aid television shows I watched a little bit of with him had his eyes momentarily light up in excitement, as if he’d just found a golden ticket. The discussed topic was rather fittingly about the best sources for energy when running around like a headless chicken, trying to get in some last-minute preparation for upcoming exams. The idea of having a slice of cake with a glass of milk for breakfast seemed to go down very well, but I only agreed to stand as a witness to the authenticity of this information if the right ingredients were used in the cake. El nephew wanted me to tell his mom that it’s a viable and healthy option, but apparently one of the key ingredients to go into the cake should be cacao, which forms part of quite an insightful list of good, healthy energy-boosting snacks. Check some of them out in this infographic compiled by Citrix GoToMeeting. More life hacks available as well.