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How many Amazon packages do you get?

Welcome to Mount Amazon. Well, that’s what I like to call the mountain of cardboard near our door from the Amazon deliveries we receive. It’s gotten a bit out of hand. My question to you is, how many Amazon packages do you get? Would you say two per week? Five? Twenty? I’d say we get about one a day. Perhaps seven on average a week. That’s probably realistic. And these...

How to price your stuff to sell

I’ve been on a major binge lately. No, not with Merlot (although that wouldn’t be awful). But with selling stuff and making room in my storage unit. Many times it’s tough to determine how to price your stuff to sell. But there’s a super easy trick to get you in the ballpark. Today was a perfect example. I have an older iMac that I want to part with. It’s slower than...

A little baby scare and race to the hospital

Never good when your new, unborn baby decides not to move for the majority of the day. Such was the case yesterday afternoon when Tara notified me that the baby hasn’t been ‘her normal self’. In other words, she wasn’t karate kicking my wife and rolling around in her belly. This was an immediate concern and a race to the hospital. After reaching out to our nurses, they...

I’m joining the podcasting world

Podcasting has been all the rage in the last few years. I have to admit, I didn’t jump on the bandwagon early, if at all as I have plenty of other things to occupy my time. But now I’ll be joining the podcasting world through our non-profit FindJodi.com. I’ve talked about our FindJodi.com a bit in this blog. You can learn a lot more over on the website. But we recently added a...

How to check what apps you use the most

Have you ever been curious to know how much time you’re spending on your phone? And digging a bit deeper, what apps you use the most? iPhone has made it very easy. Here’s how to check what apps you use on iPhone (and on Android). How to check what apps you use the most on iPhone All you really need to do is swipe right from the home screen and go down to Screen Time. This is a slick...

I can’t hear a damn thing

I use damn, because I’m trying to really emphasize the concern I have with my hearing. It has been deteriorating for years and I have a pretty good idea why. But at the current moment, I can’t hear a damn thing. Lets start at the top and work backwards. First off, allergies. The pollen in Tampa is thick as the snow in Minnesota. It’s on the cars, it’s in the air...

Today is National Drink Wine Day (for real)

Yes, this was a helluva surprise to me. A random Tuesday and we must drink wine? Sign me up. Today is National Drink Wine Day, so if you drink wine any time of the year, it’s only fitting for you to pour yourself a glass on this beautiful day. Whether you’re a fan of Cabernet, Pinot, Merlot, Chardonnay, Syrah, hell, any type, enjoy nature’s nectar. And if you need some education...

HQ Trivia is shutting down

It appears the popular quiz game app HQ is done. Word is the company laid off the final 25 staff members and will cease operations. HQ had a deal in the works to keep them open and acquired, but the buyer pulled out at the last minute and aren’t willing to fund. That means dunzo. HQ Trivia is shutting down. It’s sad, but not surprising. I remember a few years ago when the game came...

Sunday morning bowling date

I haven’t bowled in years. So it was fun to get an invitation from a buddy who was taking his kids to the bowling alley this morning. I asked Bella if she’s ever bowled (knowing the answer). But she said now but wanted to give it a try. So we checked out the bowling alley. Had a blast. I’m terrible – and never got to a point where I would score very high because of my...

My wife’s favorite app (and it isn’t what you think)

There is an app for that. We’ve heard that a million times by now. Because, well, there really is an app for just about anything. I’ve discovered that I use the same few apps over and over again. There is one app that has become more popular than a lot of the others in recent years, and it turns out to be my wife’s favorite app. It’s not Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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