Tag Archives: parenting

A 1001+ things to do for a boy (or girl)

Boys’ Life magazine, published monthly since 1911, is the official publication of the Boy Scouts of America. The magazine continues to this day for subscribers. But even if you are not a subscriber, back issues – EVERY ISSUE -, are available online to everyone through the December 2009 issue. Read more »

How to tell if water at your beach is safe for swimming

You want to go swimming, but is the water clean? Are you risking your health? How does your beach compare? Read more »

How come more people have allergies, and what can be done?

There are lots of possible reasons for this increase. Here are my pet theories Read more »

13 ways to fix the world

For 13 straight weeks I have written a post on How to fix the world. This week, I thought I would pause, and list out a table of contents for what I have written so far. Read more »

Two secrets to happiness

To be happy, you must keep two parts of you happy. There is the immediate experience, and there is the remembered self. Read more »

How to find a public bathroom when you are traveling or just away from home

Where is the closest bathroom? Is it only available for customers? How nice is it? Is there a baby changing table? Do they charge for access? Read more »

How to treat and prevent poison ivy

Not everyone has the strong allergic reaction. But some people that were immune develop an allergy after repeated exposure. And there are claims that immunity can be developed Read more »

How to save a life; How to fix the world #9

The combination of CPR and an AED can mean the difference between life and death. Read more »

How to see a giant panda for free

Two ways to see a giant panda for free: First, if you live anywhere within reasonable driving distance to Washington DC, then you can see two giant pandas, Mei Xiang and Tian Tian at the National Zoo Read more »

What are the official rules to Punch Buggy Truce?

In my family, the game as evolved. We call our variation Punch Buggy Truce. Read more »