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Ask Eric: Recharging and Pepsi Products

<p><em>Graphic by The Collegian</em></p>

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Editor's Note: Ask Eric is an advice column published every Tuesday. Anonymous questions are taken from this Google form. Questions are also taken both from The Collegian's Instagram, @thecollegianur, and via email, collegianaskeric@gmail.com. The views and opinions expressed in this article do not reflect those of The Collegian.

How many licks does it take to get to the center? 

I’m going to assume this question is referring to a childhood Halloween classic, tootsie pops! So, the classic answer is “the world may never know,” however I am pleased to report that researchers have looked into this question and found an answer. A study by Purdue University found that it takes 364 licks to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop!

What is the best way to recharge your batteries? 

I am a classic workaholic, basically living in the library during the week, so I know that sometimes you need to blow some steam off. This is why I have a no work policy for Fridays and Saturdays, which may not be the best idea, however it has worked for me so far.

A less extreme version of my method is planning just a few hours every weekend (an hour on weekdays too would be nice) to do something that is totally relaxing, like Netflix!

Are there any good Pepsi products? 

Pepsico is a HUGE conglomerate, which owns a number of brands. If you drink Aquafina, that’s a Pepsi product. If you drink Pure Leaf tea, that’s a Pepsi product. So, short answer: yes there are many pepsi products. Just by the fact that there are so many Pepsi products, you’re bound to find at least one that you enjoy. I’m a big fan of Lipton black tea, and those Naked juices, both companies owned by the Pepsi Conglomerate. 

Why did you become the new Eric? 

Well, Eric graduated, and I’d like to think I can give good advice. I also really like to write, and wanted to try out a style of writing which I am not used to. It’s been really fun exploring new topics which I would not have otherwise.

Contact "Eric" at collegianaskeric@gmail.com. 

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