How to Get Clean Energy at Home For Free

How to Get Clean Energy at Home For Free

Renewable alternatives are few and far between among these utilities, and when they do exist, they’re far from affordable. The good news is that B Corporations like Arcadia Power are now giving us the choice to support cleaner, renewable energy sources at home, at absolutely no extra cost. Learn how you can sign up for clean energy at home – for free – in just 3 minutes. Read more

Homeschooling is hacking education

Homeschooling is hacking education

Here’s an inspiring talk from a young man, 13 year-old Logan LaPlante, who discusses his “hackschooling” experiences, and how hacking his education is helping him achieve his goals of being happy and healthy when he grows up: Read more

How TV Changes Our Kid’s Brains

How TV Changes Our Kid’s Brains

In this video, Dr Dimitri Christakis, a pediatrician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, sheds some light on why we need to pay more attention to the effects that TV watching has on our little one’s development and behavior: Read more

Advice to Myself as a Young Man: On Anger

Advice to Myself as a Young Man: On Anger

[This is a continuation of the theme I began in an earlier piece, Advice to Myself as a Young Man, in which I try to write to myself at the age of 15 and give advice to myself that I couldn’t hear 25 years ago, this time on the topic of anger.] Dear Derek, One… Read more

Natural Fatherhood: My Credo

Natural Fatherhood: My Credo

I’ve had a number of dads (and moms) ask me why I choose to use the term ‘natural fatherhood’, as opposed to just fatherhood or parenting. One of the first things I bring up is the idea of natural parenting – a parenting style that fits closely with my personal ideals. Everyone defines it a… Read more

Teach What You Know

Teach What You Know

Even if you don’t “homeschool,” you homeschool. Every activity is an educational opportunity. Our kids are always learning about the world, so the question is, what information are we, as their parents, putting in front of them? What values and principles do we share with them when they ask us questions?

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Try These Kid-Friendly Crafts To Reuse Plastic Bottles

Try These Kid-Friendly Crafts To Reuse Plastic Bottles

Everyone knows just how bad plastic bottles can be for the environment, and yet we keep using them anyway. In fact, today the world makes and consumes about 600 billion pounds of plastic yearly, and the market is still growing roughly 5% every year. Clearly, people want to use their plastic bottles, but there are… Read more

New Study Finds Caffeine May Help Increase Pain Tolerance

New Study Finds Caffeine May Help Increase Pain Tolerance

Pain is something a lot of people have to deal with on a regular basis — like the 35 million people in the U.S. alone who suffer from TMJ disorder. And when it comes to managing and treating pain, there aren’t really that many safe and effective options. Yes, there are options like surgery and… Read more

Helping A Pup With Allergies

Helping A Pup With Allergies

Around 10% of dogs have allergies, with certain breeds being more prone to them, such as the Bichon Frise and Labrador Retrievers. Allergies come in the form of itchy skin from fleas or shampoos, intolerances to foods and seasonal problems. There’s a risk of any breed having an allergic reaction, but it’s worth bearing in mind that if you decide on a breed that has a high chance of allergies then they may require a little more time and effort to keep them happy and healthy. Read more

4 Tricks To Protect Your Kids’ Hearing

4 Tricks To Protect Your Kids’ Hearing

Hearing protection is important for everyone, but this is especially true for young children. Kids can be especially sensitive to sound, and they’re also more likely to accidentally expose themselves to sounds loud enough to be damaging in the long term. Here are just a few tips and tricks to ensure your kids’ hearing stays safe, making sure their hearing is healthy for years to come. Read more

The Brightest Memories Are Those of Summer’s Youth

The Brightest Memories Are Those of Summer’s Youth

It’s a rare adult who doesn’t look back at the summers of their youth with a heavy dose of nostalgia. For many people, it’s among the best times of their life. Childhood is itself filled with some amazing moments. It’s a time of wonder and discovery. A time when anything seems possible and every dawn holds new surprises. Read more

Who is Responsible for Bills of the Deceased?

Who is Responsible for Bills of the Deceased?

Who ultimately become responsible for paying back the debts of the deceased depends on the kind of debt and legal requirements of residency. Secured debts, personal loans, cosigned loans and tax payment obligations always survive death. If you assume a lot of unpaid debt in life, you could be setting up your loved ones and/or the inheritors of your estate to deal with a lot of legally mandated debt hassles. Read more