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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4 Essential Nutrients to Help You Heal Fast After a Worker’s Comp Injury

4 Essential Nutrients to Help You Heal Fast After a Worker’s Comp Injury

Unfortunately, people around the world get hurt every day. Human beings are not indestructible. They are fragile, and they get injured often. People get hurt in all kinds of situations, in all imaginable places. On-the-job injuries are particularly common, especially for those who work in labor-intensive careers. Typically when someone gets hurt at work, they… Read more

How To Knit Ribbing

How To Knit Ribbing

Knitting used to be the preserve of old ladies, sat at home or on park benches with their needles clicking and clacking away. But this is no more. In part the rise of the internet is responsible for the increased interest in this hobby. Read more

Does Minimalism Lead to Environmental Awareness?

Does Minimalism Lead to Environmental Awareness?

Minimalism functions as a direct rejection of consumerism. Where consumerism seeks to overload us with products, curiosities and toys, minimalism advocates a rejection of all such things. While this leads to the by-product of a smaller consumerist footprint and helps limit environmental waste, it also builds environmental awareness. Read more