Author: Alan Ball

Walmart Testing Smart Box Technology

Walmart customers in the grocer’s home town of Bentonville, Arkansas will get to check out something called smart box technology.   They’ll receive their deliveries in a temperature-controlled home-valet smart box outside their homes. The technology allows groceries to be stored in three temperature zones: frozen, refrigerated, and pantry.  A Walmart spokesperson says this gives customers the ability to receive secure,…

A Lost Bet Turns into a Waffle of a Tip

After losing a bet for finishing last in his fantasy football league, Michael Carsley had to spend 24 hours in a waffle house with the twist of removing an hour for every waffle he could eat. The man posted the punishment on facebook and had friends donating to help with his tab. They gave him so much money that he…

The 7 Types of Rest We Need

A new article on ideas TED.com says there are actually seven different types of rest we need.  We need physical rest, either passive or active.  Passive includes sleeping or napping.  Active means things like getting a massage, meditating, or just laying around.  Letting your brain take a break is important too, especially if you work long hours.  Ideally, you should…

Emoji Trends from the Year 2020

Audra and BJ discuss emoji trends.  If you like only speaking with emoji’s then you’ll love this.  The website emoji-pedia just released its data on the emoji trends of 2020.  One in five messages now contains at least one emoji and the most popular one is the face crying tears of joy or as Audra describes it, laughing so hard…

Simple Ways To Improve Your Partnership

Audra and BJ discuss an article by the Huff Post on ways to be a better partner.  These include asking your significant other what specific gestures would make them feel most loved.  It’s important to know their love language.  But, they might need something else at the moment and will likely appreciate the gesture.   Do what you say you’re going…

Things You Didn’t Know You Needed From Amazon

The Cleaning Edition

Things you didn’t know you needed from amazon, cleaning edition! It may look strange but it gets the job done.  The fur-zoff pet hair remover can be used on carpets, comforters, couches, clothing or anything your pet can get its paws on. $10 This is something that many people probably don’t use, but should.  This makeup brush cleaner is $7. …

TikTok Trend Has Parents Saying UGH

This may make you say ugh.  There’s a new trend involving teens and their ugg boots! Basically they’re taking scissors to their pricey brand name footwear and turning the boots into slippers. While the kiddos are fine with chopping their $150-$200, their parents, not so much.

Don’t Trash the Mismatched Socks!

Many simply don’t know what else to do with that stained tshirt, holy socks, and worn out sweater other than throw them in the trash. The average person throws away 70 pounds of of clothing, ending up in a landfill.  Unless it has mildewed or stained with gasoline, donation centers want it. They then often sell it by the pound…