Author Archives: John Jr.

%^!%# That Hurt!

%^!%# That Hurt!

I know they say you shouldn’t use curse words…if I had a dollar for every “colorful” word I have used in my life…well, let’s just say I probably wouldn’t be writing this blog post right now. A study led by a group of language and psychology experts in the United Kingdom, explored how effective established,…Read more »

National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day

This probably couldn’t come at a better time! This Sunday, July 21 is National Ice Cream Day. And to celebrate, a lot of ice cream spots are offering discounts and even free ice cream. Check it out!Read more »

How Worried Should You Be About FaceApp?

How Worried Should You Be About FaceApp?

I did it…maybe you did, too? The “FaceApp” that has been trending the past few days with the “Old” filter that shows what you might look like 30 or 40 years from now, well…turns out a company in Russia has access to those photos or more accurately stated, you and I GAVE them access to…Read more »

The New Emojis Are Coming!

The New Emojis Are Coming!

Yesterday, we celebrated World Emoji Day with an interesting observation. Are we reverting back to how we communicated 4000 years ago!?! Seems that way, Apple just announced the new batch of emoji rolling out this Fall. Check them out here.Read more »

How About a “Quickie?” …Vacation, that is…

How About a “Quickie?” …Vacation, that is…

Would you rather take a bunch of short trips that only last a few nights . . . or only take one really long trip? Our family has found a quick, 3-4 day trip has been a LOT easier on the kids, as well as our pocketbook. I’m a fan. According to a new survey,…Read more »

Star Wars Side Hustle

Star Wars Side Hustle

I’m going to have to check with Mom to see, if she has my old Star Wars toys packed away somewhere. We had some pretty cool Star Wars toys growing up and I think we took pretty good care of them…? Always amazing to see these retro toys fetching such high dollars. $112K for a Boba…Read more »

Nature’s Miracle

Nature’s Miracle

I have mentioned many times in this space and on-air that I am an ex-smoker. I lit up for a little over 15 years and was finally able to quit shortly after our first was born. I always cringe a little when I hear people shaming smokers. A couple things: 1) it’s not illegal 2)…Read more »

Keeping Kids Busy This Summer

Keeping Kids Busy This Summer

Believe it or not for a lot of kids, we are just a month away from school starting…some will say “UGH” and others will say “YAY!” If your kids are starting to get restless and you’re running low on energy to keep them occupied, some tips on how to keep the kids busy this summer.…Read more »

2nd is Better Than 1st

2nd is Better Than 1st

One of my favorite sporting events is underway for the next 3 weeks, the Tour de France. A new study in the Journal of Sports Science found a trick to performing better.  And it might work in other situations, not just sports . . .Researchers in the U.K. watched how 22 different cyclists pumped themselves…Read more »