Author Archives: John Jr.

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 »

Are You Sure You Want To Post This?

Are You Sure You Want To Post This?

I’m guessing like me, your parents told you when you were a kid: “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything.” Apparently, Instagram feels like some of us weren’t listening. Instagram just announced a new plan to cut down on bullying.  They’re going to recognize when you’re writing something MEAN and let you know.…Read more »