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The one problem with YouTube TV

I’ve had YouTube TV for a few months now. I absolutely love it. Not only is it a great service with plenty of options, there are no cords, no boxes, no high cable bills and no hassle. But it doesn’t mean there are no problems. In fact, there’s really only one problem with YouTube TV I’ve experienced. This problem isn’t even YouTube TV’s fault. It falls on...

If you need something done fast, call a journalist

I was fired back in 2013. It was unexpected. It sucked at the time. But it was one of the best things that’s ever happened to me. Truly. Because the following year I learned a lot about people, how they operate, how the world truly works and what our special powers are. When it comes to those of us who work in TV News (or any medium for that matter), we all have one particular power that we...

How much content should you create in one day?

If you have a business, sell a product, or you’re just trying to build your brand online, trying to determine how much content to post and where to post it has always been a burning, age-old question. For instance, how much content should you create in one day? The answer varies wildly. There’s really no right answer. What a lot of companies and individuals have trouble with is what...

It’s impossible to give a toddler medication

Don’t let this image fool you. That sure is hell not my kid. I’m convinced. It’s impossible to give a toddler medication. Let me re-phrase that. It’s impossible to convince a toddler to take medication willingly. My wife and I are at our wits end to convince our 3-year-old that medicine will heal you. The taste, the texture, the thought of ingesting something that...

What am I going to do with all these baseball cards?

It’s a question many 40-year-old men (and a few women) are likely pondering. If you were a baseball card collector in the late 80s and early 90s, chances are you have a pretty heavy set of cards. And even bigger chances that the majority of them aren’t worth diddly squat. We’re talking complete sets, sets you tore through looking for the valuable cards, wax packs, you name it...

How to effectively achieve inbox zero

I get a lot of email. And I have a lot of email accounts. For years I tried to best decipher how to manage the emails and achieve inbox zero. For some, emails clogging the inbox can be stressful. For others, that’s the only place they keep emails (the madness!). You generally fall into one of those two camps. I once knew a guy who had 25,000 emails in his inbox. I about died. But if you...

The Gasparilla Children’s Parade

Today we embarked on an annual tradition: The Gasparilla Children’s Parade. This is the precursor to the main event next weekend – the Gasparilla Parade. Essentially, thousands of people cram onto Bayshore Boulevard for one of the biggest parades in the country. But today was much more tame. It was the kids’ chance to get out there and grab some beads and cheer on some pirates...

All work and no play makes Josh a dull boy

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The best work gift ever

We live in a day and age where work gifts and parties are rare. The 80s were a time of excess and shenanigans: crazy holiday parties, big bonuses, extravagant gifts. Sadly, those days are a memory. Yes, it bled into the 90s. But in 2020 – while many companies enjoy big bottom lines – the giving is much less across the board. Regardless of who you work for. But I’m happy to...

Baseball cheating: stealing signs and tossing emery boards

I gotta say, the Astros have some serious stones. To pull what they did in stealing signs using video cameras, cell phones and a trusty garbage can, go beyond any Hollywood storyline. They are next level. But they got busted. And as I scrolled through coverage about the incident (and what could be coming to the Red Sox), it got me thinking of how sheltered I’ve been in my early life for...

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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