-- October 2019 - -
Let’s Quit Brainwashing Kids that It’s a College Degree or Nothing

It's time for everyone to realize that kids who don’t do great in school or go to college -- are just as valuable, just as important, and just as brilliant as anyone who earns a college degree.

This thought-provoking article from HHL shares how kids today have more options than ever to fulfill their dreams and hone their individual talents -- plus highlights the importance of needing to redefine the antiquated idea of smart, successful or genius (for ourselves as well as for our children). 
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Gratitude Makes Leaders More Effective

Gratitude is one of the most effective ways to become not only a better leader, but also a better person. When we are thankful and optimistic, others will tend to gravitate towards us.

HVAC Safety 101: Staying Safe on the Job

Working with electrical wiring, chemical refrigerants and hot, heavy equipment can be risky -- that’s why safety is one of the first things you’ll learn in HVAC training.

Cold Room = Sleeping Better

Scientists have discovered that when our body temperature drops, this makes us able to fall asleep earlier -- and provides other health benefits as well.

Get Your Groove Back

Willpower is overrated. As dedicated professionals, we're resisting temptation all day, everyday -- the temptation to go on social media instead of finishing up paperwork, or the temptation to eat junk food instead of going to the gym.

17 Arrested in Operation Lookout

Operation Lookout used an empty home in Bellaire Bluffs for the undercover sting, which resulted in 17 suspects facing a total of 38 charges -- including licensed specialty contracting violations and workers comp fraud.

Since the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office conducted its first undercover unlicensed contracting operation in August 2017, they say 188 suspects have been arrested with over 404 criminal charges.

Keeping the White House Cool

During the 19th century, Washington DC’s infamous summer heat and humidity presented challenges to presidents and their families. In that pre-air conditioning era, most chose to leave during those hot months to find more comfortable accommodations.

This article from the White House Historical Association highlights a few of the early attempts to add air conditioning -- that were quite different compared to the modern systems and technology of today.
21 Apps Parents Should Know About

Police around the country are advising parents about potentially dangerous apps. These include well-known social media apps such as Snapchat, TikTok and WhatsApp -- and also location-based dating apps like MeetMe, Grindr and Skout.

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