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I Never Thought Sustainable Energy Was Affordable Until I Tried Arcadia Power

I'll admit it, I should do more to save the planet. Although I recycle and refuse to use plastic straws anymore, I'm constantly looking for new ways to be more environmentally conscious.

I always wanted to switch to a sustainable energy alternative but was afraid that it would be expensive or time-consuming to sign up. Like, I want to go green, but I can't afford higher utility bills. Recently, I was talking to a co-worker about the amount of plastic waste our office produces, and she told me that she feels guilt-free since she'd signed up for Arcadia Power. It's a free service that partners with your current utility provider to connect you with sustainable energy options.

She went on to tell me that signing up for an Arcadia Power account is a breeze and can be done entirely online. Best of all, it's lowered her utility bills. I politely nodded, assuming she'd gotten it wrong. But after checking out their site, I was shocked to see that it's not too good to be true! Here are 5 things I was surprised to learn…..

Same provider! Arcadia Power switches out where the power is being sourced, not your energy provider. You have the security of staying with the company you've been with for years.

Easy signup process! Sign up online in only a few minutes.

Green energy is cheaper than fossil fuels! Major energy providers have no financial incentive to source renewable energy. So Arcadia Power does the work for them.

It's free! Arcadia Power charges you nothing to source up to 50% of your energy from renewable alternatives.

You save money! Because green energy is cheap and plentiful, you'll save money on your utility bills. Everybody wins!

I never imagined that green energy could be so easily attainable, let alone affordable. But Arcadia Power's process is simple. I logged into my online utility account, provided basic information about my location, and they identified green providers in my area. They'll implement changes to your monthly bill only if they find clean energy that costs less. Arcadia Power is a convenient and effective way to make a real difference. Save yourself some money, while saving the world.

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I Never Thought Sustainable Energy Was Affordable Until I Tried Arcadia Power

I'll admit it, I should do more to save the planet. Although I recycle and refuse to use plastic straws anymore, I'm constantly looking for new ways to be more environmentally conscious.

I always wanted to switch to a sustainable energy alternative but was afraid that it would be expensive or time-consuming to sign up. Like, I want to go green, but I can't afford higher utility bills. Recently, I was talking to a co-worker about the amount of plastic waste our office produces, and she told me that she feels guilt-free since she'd signed up for Arcadia Power. It's a free service that partners with your current utility provider to connect you with sustainable energy options.

She went on to tell me that signing up for an Arcadia Power account is a breeze and can be done entirely online. Best of all, it's lowered her utility bills. I politely nodded, assuming she'd gotten it wrong. But after checking out their site, I was shocked to see that it's not too good to be true! Here are 5 things I was surprised to learn…..

Same provider! Arcadia Power switches out where the power is being sourced, not your energy provider. You have the security of staying with the company you've been with for years.

Easy signup process! Sign up online in only a few minutes.

Green energy is cheaper than fossil fuels! Major energy providers have no financial incentive to source renewable energy. So Arcadia Power does the work for them.

It's free! Arcadia Power charges you nothing to source up to 50% of your energy from renewable alternatives.

You save money! Because green energy is cheap and plentiful, you'll save money on your utility bills. Everybody wins!

I never imagined that green energy could be so easily attainable, let alone affordable. But Arcadia Power's process is simple. I logged into my online utility account, provided basic information about my location, and they identified green providers in my area. They'll implement changes to your monthly bill only if they find clean energy that costs less. Arcadia Power is a convenient and effective way to make a real difference. Save yourself some money, while saving the world.

Sign up today to save on your utility bills and save the planet at the same time!

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Remembering Tom Moran, A Year Later

On August 12th, 2018 Tom Moran passed away after a short bout of illness aged 65. His funeral was on the following Friday at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Born in 1952 on Staten Island to an Irish-American father and an Irish-Italian-American mother, Moran graduated with a degree in mathematics in 1975 and immediately went to work for Mutual of America. Starting in the mailroom, he eventually became the CEO and president of the entire company.

While insurance was his business, Moran's true calling was in the world of charitable outreach and political activism. A key figure in the Irish Peace Process in the early 90s, he was introduced to the problems in Northern Ireland years before by his then-boss Bill Flynn. Working quietly with the aim of creating a broader peace, Moran was well respected during his time in Ireland by both sides of the conflict. When he received the Irish American of the Year Award in 2008, he was honored by former Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern, protestant loyalist Ian Paisley, and Gerry Adams, former leader of the Sinn Fein party. It was a testament to Moran character that both Paisley and Adams praised him, considering their incongruous political and social beliefs.

After his time in Ireland, Moran joined the humanitarian organization Concern Worldwide and became the U.S. chairman in 2001. It was in this position that he was able to focus on his passion–combating poverty in countries all over the world, from Sri Lanka to Somalia. When he wasn't running a Fortune 1000 corporation or providing humanitarian aid to those in need, Moran was laughing and bringing joy to others. A truly inspirational figure, Moran was a giant amongst the Irish-American community. He is dearly missed not just by those who knew him, but by the people he and his organization helped and by those he inspired with his largesse and dedication to making the world a better place.

There's so much more to say about Tom, and while we could continue on with a routine list of facts used to approximate what the deceased represented and accomplished in his lifetime. But this sort of thing is unfit for a man of Moran's stature…

A year after Tom's passing, we remember his noble life and continue to honor his legacy

We invite you to lend your support to the ongoing work of Concern Worldwide, in memory of Tom Moran. 90 cents out of every dollar goes to our work in 25 of the world's poorest countries

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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Turmeric Revealed

Turmeric is the most underestimated supplement that you need to add to your daily routine. This familiar nutrient gives Indian cuisine its yellowish hue and comes from the root of a plant that grows in Asia and Central America. The best part of this compound is that it is beneficial for everyone; whether you are trying to prevent conditions are looking to help treat them, turmeric has something for everyone.

Unfortunately, not every supplement is created equal. Paleovalley is dedicated to sourcing the highest quality, organic ingredients to compose their supplements. Check out these 4, science-proven reasons why you need a turmeric complex supplement, and get started with the best possible source of turmeric from Paleovalley.

Nature's anti-inflammatory

Paleovalley's Turmeric Complex contains not one, but four anti-inflammatory superfoods. Turmeric is an inflammation reduction superhero because it blocks the molecule NF-kB, which travels into the core of our cells and turns on genes causing inflammation1. However, ginger, rosemary, and cloves have also been proven to blast swelling. Recent studies showed these spices are the most potent sources for natural inflammation reduction and protection against oxidative stress.

Natural, whole, organic ingredients

Most turmeric supplements on the market only contain the main active ingredient found in turmeric, curcumin. While curcumin is a powerhouse in itself, turmeric in its whole form has been found to be stronger than extracted curcumin and it contains about 300 other beneficial components. Even with curcumin being taken out, turmeric has been shown to produce the same great health benefits as it does with the curcumin. Therefore, having the whole food form, curcumin plus all the other compounds found in turmeric, will by far produce the best health benefits.

Reduce and reverse aging

Aging comes from our DNA being damaged. Most of the damage is normal and essential for living a healthy life. However, most of us do damage outside of the typical to our DNA; those sunburns at the beach, the "occasional" treats in our diets, extreme stress all takes their toll on our genes. In a human trial, turmeric, rosemary and ginger proved to the most effective superfoods for protecting our DNA against breaks and damage. Luckily you can find all these ingredients in Paleovalley's Turmeric Complex.

Delivery is key

We all know delivery is key when it comes to success. The same is true in our supplements. Turmeric is not easily absorbed into the blood without the aid of black pepper or coconut oil2. In fact, black pepper increases the absorption of turmeric up to six times and a healthy fat (i.e. coconut oil) delivers the compounds in turmeric in the most absorbable way. Therefore, Paleovalley's Turmeric Complex contains the appropriate amounts of black pepper and coconut oil to ensure the nutrient-rich superfoods within their supplement are as bioavailable as possible.

Taking care of ourselves can be complicated and overwhelming. But with Paleovalley supplements, you can easily be sure you are getting the best ingredients to help you boost your health. The Turmeric Complex delivers health benefits to almost all facets of your life for less than a dollar a day. So what are you waiting for, get started with a turmeric supplement today!

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Here's How I Solved My Hot Sleeping Problem.

My sleeping conditions are ideal for a penguin. I like it icy cold. Unfortunately, I radiate heat like a bear, and my wife likes all the covers, so even with the A/C on high, I melt at night.

No matter how cold it was, the bed always warmed up. Believe me, I've tried, but there's no cooling down my body, so I thought the next-best solution would be cooling down the bed. That's how I found the Pod by Eight Sleep. It's a mattress that lets you adjust the temperature for your side of the bed, so I could sleep on the block of ice I've always dreamed about and Samantha could spend the night in the Miami heat.

My wife, Samantha was skeptical about how buying a new mattress would help me. I shared my research on how a cooler environment leads to higher quality rest, and how based on our nightly movement, the Pod's dynamic water-powered technology will regulate the best temperatures for us.

She wasn't impressed until I mentioned that the Pod's smart technology can hook up to our smart devices and turn on the coffee pot when it senses we're waking up. If she could skip one extra step in the morning, she was sold.

When our king-size bed arrived, we hooked up the Pod to our phones, so it could track our movements each night, and over time, create the perfect temperature journeys for us. Our first night, I turned down the mattress to the lowest setting, -10, and Samantha tried a toasty +3, on a -10 to 10 scale.

Climbing into bed was the most satisfying experience of my life. Hitting the cold bed, I worried that I'd never, ever want to leave. I fell asleep immediately and halfway through the night, I woke up freezing and actually had to turn it up a few degrees. It was still one of the greatest nights of my unconscious life.

After a few weeks, I'm a devout fan of my -4 setting and my wife is down to -1! We turned down the A/C and we actually save money on utility bills. What an unexpected perk!

Now that our mattress stays cool all night, it's nice to reach over and be the big spoon, since even if Samantha's side is warm, my cold side keeps me cool.

As the night goes on, regular mattresses just grow hotter, so good luck getting back to sleep if you wake up in the middle of the night. The Pod by Eight Sleep is revolutionary if you're like me and you like it cool, or if you don't even know what you like yet. I found my optimal sleep temperature, and with that, way more energy during the day.

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3 Hilarious Cats That Failed So Hard .. They Basically Won

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Our editors asked you guys to share your funniest #catfail moments with us - and these are our top picks.

Puddles: The Thesis Destroyer

"My cat, Puddles, has always had a cute, mischievous side that I found endearing. He's always knocking over glasses or potted plants, and while his reckless behavior had always been somewhat of an inconvenience, his actions had never caused me to have a meltdown...until last year. It was my final semester of college and of course, I had left printing my thesis until the last minute. With an hour left before I had to submit it, I rushed home to grab my laptop. I threw my printed essay on my couch and went into my room for no more than ten minutes. I emerged to find all-out carnage- Puddles had completely shredded the paper and was rolling around in it! Luckily, my lecturer believes me when I emailed her a photo and allowed me to turn it in a few hours late. Brings a whole new meaning to the "dog ate my homework" tale!"

Mittens: The Cat Who Will Go Anywhere Except the Litter Box

"My cat, Mittens, is the stuff of dreams. He's a giant grey fluff ball, with big, beautiful green eyes. He's super loving, very well behaved and obedient. But no matter what I do, he will not use the litter box. I've tried literally every method in the book- but he will go in literally every other spot in my house. Mittens has gotten pretty creative in the places he chooses to do his business- flower pots, my bed- you name it- he's done it. His erratic litter box phobia didn't add up, and after doing some research, I found out that if cats are sick and use the litter box, they can associate it with pain going forward. So I got him a new box and changed the litter to PrettyLitter, which can help detect if a cat has a potential health problem-now he never has an accident".

Frank: The Disrespectful Kitty

"Our family has had Frank since he wandered into our back yard about 11 years ago. He's the definition of a fat, ginger cat- super affectionate and loves snuggles, and in his later years, all he does is nap by the fire. He was a great source of comfort to me when my mom passed away last year. Frank was a great distraction for the whole family…..until the day he decided to knock her urn off the fireplace all over the floor and then sneeze all over the ashes…...it gave us all a good laugh when we need it most and we still giggle about it to this day"

If your cat is wreaking havoc on your home and giving you so much trouble that you barely have time to change the litter box, you need PrettyLitter. Now if only there was a way to get your cat to stop intentionally knocking things over......

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Things I Rather Do That Clean

I like to think that I fall into the "tidy/organized" category, but who am I kidding? When it's time to clean, I always find myself prioritizing the most unimportant, mundane tasks in order to get out of it. Enough is enough! Recently, I started using Handy, an app that connects you to home cleaners, and it's made my day to day life so much better! Handy connects you to experienced Cleaning Pros in your area and allows you to specify exactly what kind of cleaning you need, on a schedule that works for you. You get to choose the cleaner you want, can message and pay them right from Handy's app, and each cleaning session usually takes around three hours. That's some serious time to spend on something I actually want to do!

Ok, so I'm not proud of this, but here are five boring tasks that I actually have done to avoid cleaning before I started using Handy

I'd Rather Stand In Line At The DMV

I once renewed my license a month before I needed to because my roommate was at home spring cleaning our apartment, and I really didn't want to help. Standing in line at everybody's least favorite place on earth looks like heaven to me compared to what feels like the monumental task of tackling my kitchen.

I'd Rather Do Spin Class 2 Days In A Row. Literally

And I hate working out! I once took 2-afternoon spin classes (on a Saturday and Sunday, may I add) in a row to avoid cleaning. Honestly, it was worth the week of leg cramps to get out of scrubbing my bathroom floor. The cleaning I booked through Handy costs less than I expected, plus the Pros are vetted, meaning you can leave the house and do something you actually want to while they work their magic!

I'd Rather File My Taxes Again.

That's right, I'd rather sit through the painstaking task of filling a tax return for the second time than pick up a duster and start cleaning. On the eve of tax day, I actually volunteered to do my best friend's tax return for her because I couldn't face attempting to organize my chaotic bedroom. And she's a freelancer, so that was a total mess! I truly find cleaning more boring than trying to decode a W2 -- and that's saying something.

I'd Rather Listen To Baby Shark On Repeat.

The.worst.thing.I.have.ever.heard. I adore my niece, but wow that is just noise! I volunteer to watch her every weekend so I have an excuse to be unproductive! Listening to that song (that word is a stretch) on repeat is heaven compared to mopping my floors that, no matter how long I spend on it, never seem to be clean. Appointments can be made as soon as the day before, perfect for last minute spruce up when my sister brings the baby over for a last minute baby shark session with her aunty.

I'd Rather Watch Any Adam Sandler Movie. Twice.

Spanglish, Click, let's be honest -- they're all bad. Sorry, not sorry. But when they're all that's on TV...the worst Adam Sandler movie is still infinitely better than cleaning out my fridge or scrubbing my oven. Thankfully, Handy lets you add upgraded services like the deep oven and refrigerator cleanings to tackle those chores that need a little extra elbow grease.

It's a bad sign when you would rather do literally anything else but clean. Luckily, with Handy you can schedule a cleaning on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis, making maintaining it between cleans a lot more manageable. Stop procrastinating, do yourself a favor and let Handy help you clean up your act!