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When Jury Duty calls

It took 34 years for a jury summons to arrive in my mailbox. I knew it was coming, I just never knew when. But alas, it’s arrived. So here I am in the Jury Pool awaiting my instructions at Dade County Court in Miami, Florida. Getting here wasn’t an issue. It was about four minutes from my apartment. But surprisingly, I never ‘drive’ downtown for anything. So today I had...

The next generation is ready to take over

My mind was blown today. I was cranking out some work at my desk when my FaceTime started going off. Thanks to Apple’s new update, ALL of my devices started blowing up. Turned out it was my nephew. I clicked him on and we chatted about ‘something cool’ he just had to show me. He flipped his iPod around and pointed it at my brother’s computer screen. This is about how the...

SkyMall hits a homer with ‘One of a kind shirts’

I don’t know about you, but I’m going to jump on Christmas ideas early this year. And since I’m on a flight to Chicago, there’s no better way to generate ideas than SkyMall magazine for the perfect gift. And lookie here, I’ve already found it: One of a kind shirts, for one of a kind men. Who wouldn’t want to stand out in a crowd wearing a $130 cotton shirt made...

Desk job? You need this lower back stretch

Are you a desk jockey? Sitting at your desk all day can be a drag, especially if you have a window view. Watching the birds frolic and the runners pass is enough to drive anyone into a guilt-ridden straight-jacket of frustration. If that’s not bad enough, there is a massive amount of evidence that sitting at the desk all day is literally killing you. An example. And another. Ahhh nother...

20 amazing life hacks you never knew

If the term ‘life hack’ is new to you, it won’t be for long. Life hack, or ‘life hacking’ is any productivity trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method to increase productivity and efficiency, in all walks of life; in other words, anything that solves an everyday problem in a clever or non-obvious way. I love helping people figure stuff out. And I’m equally...

Hello, old friend

Man, it’s great to be back. It’s amazing what unplugging from your online life for a month can do for a person. We don’t really find clarity in what we’re doing day in and day out until we stop and actually attempt to smell the roses. I learned I can live without checking social media updates every day, that’s for sure. And lets just say I learned about a thousand...

Who played Batman? Here’s the list

Do you remember who played Batman over the years? I remember the Batman of old. No, not 1966 old, but when it was huge in Hollywood when I was younger. Michael Keaton was Batman then. He did a great job. But Jack Nicholson as the Joker had to be my favorite. As years passed, as did the leading men who played the cloaked superhero. Today news was announced that Ben Affleck will be taking the baton...

A trip back home to Scandia, Minnesota

It’s always a good idea to take a break. If you’re not careful, it’s easy to get busy and stay that way; forgetting to slow down, take a breath and enjoy what’s around you. Living in Miami has been wonderful. The weather is almost always sunny and beautiful. But it’s nice to get home and slow life down a bit. And there’s a nasty rumor it could even get into...

Surviving the week thanks to the Geico camel commercial

Once in a great while, a commercial comes along that will make me stop in my tracks and literally laugh out loud. In an age where agencies that try too hard to be funny when creating a commercial – few get it right. They can be high or low budget, but like a good standup comedian, timing is everything. Oh, and a big camel can helps as well. Enter the Geico camel commercial: Hump Day. Geico...

Before and after: Photoshopped celebrity pictures

  I’m a big fan of Photoshop. In fact, I bet I use it every other day, if not every day. It’s a program that allows you to clip, crop, edit, tweak, color, discolor, warp, bend, flip….any image. You name it, it’s nearly possible to do anything to an image to change it just how you want. And if you’ve stood in a checkout line at any grocery store and found...

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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