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10 business ideas for kids in 2015 The Ben Franklin Follies

Bye-Bye Lemonade Stand: Day 33

It’s Day 33 of the Idea Machine Project and today’s topic is business ideas for kids. The premise that is that today’s kids are so tech-competent that the traditional lemonade stand is passé. Here are my 10 business ideas for kids, other than the lemonade stand. The first 5 are do-able today. The second 5 […]

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Ideas Mashup: Idea Machine Day 26 New Book Titles by Sheree Martin for The Ben Franklin Follies

Wisdom Mashup: New Books By Combining Ideas

It's Day 26 of the Idea Machine Project. For today, Claudia Altucher has us combining and mashing ideas from two previous days. The objective: Come up with new book titles and subtitles based on the influential books that I listed on Day and the lines that struck a chord with me (Day 23). The … [Read More...]

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Bread and Butter Farm sign Shelburne South Burlington Vermont

019 Shinecast – Vermont’s Bread & Butter Farm

Episode 019 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with Corie Pierce, co-owner of Bread & Butter Farm near Burlington, … [Read More...]

Health

10 Tips for Better Sleep A Shinecast Guide for The Ben Franklin Follies

10 Tips for Sleeping Better

Sleep is a topic that is dear to my heart because I've long been a proponent as sleep as one of the four pillars of health. This post for Day 30 of … [Read More...]

Wealth

Reviving the Ben Franklin Follies

Ideas and the Revival of The Ben Franklin Follies

After a long hiatus from publishing new content on The Ben Franklin Follies, the site is suddenly active again. As I explained a while back, I've … [Read More...]

Sustainability

David Snow of Snow's Bend Farm at Pepper Place Saturday Market

017 Shinecast – Snow’s Bend Farm

Episode 017 of the Shine Springs Farm Shinecast features an interview with David Snow of Snow's Bend Farm in Coker, Alabama. Snow's Bend Farm is one … [Read More...]

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10 business ideas for kids in 2015 The Ben Franklin Follies

Bye-Bye Lemonade Stand: Day 33

It's Day 33 of the Idea Machine Project and today's topic is business ideas for kids. The premise that is that today's kids are so tech-competent that the traditional lemonade stand is passé. Here … [Read More...]

Uniforms - The Idea Machine Project

Uniforms, Day 32: Idea Machine Project

Well, today's idea machine prompt is a bit peculiar.....10 uniforms I could wear in public to see what kind of a response I get. I'm blogging my way through Claudia Altucher's book, Become an Idea … [Read More...]

Idea Machine Project Day 31 Things That Me Laugh Out Loud Sheree Martin

Laugh Out Loud: Day 31, Idea Machine Project

It's Day 31 of the Idea Machine Project and today's focus is 10 things that made me laugh out loud. We've all heard the saying: "Laughter is the best medicine." Trouble knocked on the door, but, … [Read More...]

10 Tips for Better Sleep A Shinecast Guide for The Ben Franklin Follies

10 Tips for Sleeping Better

Sleep is a topic that is dear to my heart because I've long been a proponent as sleep as one of the four pillars of health. This post for Day 30 of the Idea Machine Project offers 10 tips for better … [Read More...]

Does aromatherapy work? Day 29 the Idea Machine Project by Sheree Martin for The Ben Franklin Follies

Aromatherapy: Legit or Bogus?

Odd topic for Day 29 of the Idea Machine Project: Argue for/against the legitimacy of aromatherapy. Curious about the Idea Machine Project? Scroll down for an explanation. 5 Reasons Aromatherapy … [Read More...]

Ideas for indie film titles and plots: The Idea Machine Project, Day 28: Sheree Martin for The Ben Franklin Follies

Ideas for Indie Movie Titles & Plots: Day 28

It's Day 28 of the Idea Machine Project. Today's topic: Come up with 10 ideas for indie movies. I think my ideas are pretty awesome—I should start writing the treatments tonight. Actually, back … [Read More...]

Which Quora Questions Pull Me In - Idea Machine Project Day 27 Sheree Martin Ben Franklin Follies

Quora Questions That Pull Me In

Curiosity is one of my strongest urges. I'm curious about everything and I love learning. That's probably why I stopped visiting Quora several years ago. I was using Quora early on, but since I'm … [Read More...]

Ideas Mashup: Idea Machine Day 26 New Book Titles by Sheree Martin for The Ben Franklin Follies

Wisdom Mashup: New Books By Combining Ideas

It's Day 26 of the Idea Machine Project. For today, Claudia Altucher has us combining and mashing ideas from two previous days. The objective: Come up with new book titles and subtitles based on … [Read More...]

Is a penny saved a penny earned? Idea Machine Project Day 25 by Sheree Martin The Ben Franklin Follies

Idea Machine: A Penny Saved?

It's Day 25 for me in the Idea Machine project. I'm blogging my way through Claudia Altucher's book, Become an Idea Machine, as I reconfigure The Ben Franklin Follies. My original intention for The … [Read More...]

10 Recipe Ideas by Sheree Martin, Day 24, Idea Machine Project The Ben Franklin Follies

10 Recipe Ideas

Recipe ideas are the focus of Day 24 of the Idea Machine Project, which I explain in this post. I love trying new combinations of ingredients I have on hand to make a meal I enjoy. It's something I … [Read More...]