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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Sedentary Kids? The Great Outdoors Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

Sedentary Kids? The Great Outdoors Could Be Just What The Doctor Ordered

Fun with friends in the great outdoors can make children physically healthier and more social. According to new research from the American Heart Association, children who spend time with their friends in an inviting outdoor space are less likely to be sedentary and inactive. The recent study was led by QUALITY, a research group based… Read more

How to Plan a Memorable Beach Party for the Whole Family

How to Plan a Memorable Beach Party for the Whole Family

Hosting a party is equal parts stressful and exhilarating. You have the unique opportunity to provide hours of entertainment for the people you care about, but also the responsibility of bringing several moving parts into sync. In order to plan a party successfully, you need to be organized, diligent, and have a solid vision of… Read more

Why it works to be happy at work

Why it works to be happy at work

We’ve all heard it at some point in our life – a positive mind is key. But is being happy the way to success in your work life? Can we really be more productive if we simply prioritize our happiness?

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Finding your dream franchise

Finding your dream franchise

Investing in a franchise is a big deal as it takes up a lot of your time and capital to make sure that the investment was worth it.  Before you invest a large sum of money into a franchise, it is important to know what industry you’d like to invest in.

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