In a shocking move, Gov. Ron DeSantis will reportedly announce presidential bid via Twitter and Elon Musk
Anyone who continues to disbelieve in the sheer power and relevance of social media need only look to the latest surprising move by Gov. Ron DeSantis. According to the breaking story via NBC News, Elon Musk will host the soon-to-be presidential candidate along with DeSantis campaign donor David Sacks on a live event via Twitter Spaces Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET.Read full story
Why do so many people consider Idaho to be one of the most boring states to live in America?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, or so it is said. So too may be degrees of excitement and boredom. While there are many people who love living in the state of Idaho for its strong family connections, various offerings of outdoor recreation, and quiet way of life, others have been quite vocal about why they consider the state so incredibly boring.Read full story
Sustainable Aviation Fuel: What is it and will it be a gamechanger for the travel industry?
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is not a new concept, although few travelers probably give it much thought when they hop on an airplane. Still, varying degrees of guilt exists in most of us who travel with a carbon footprint these days.Read full story
What are the predictions for Florida heading into the 2023 hurricane season?
Floridians tend to breathe a huge sigh of relief when one hurricane season ends. For several months things are bliss but that's unfortunately about to change again as hurricane season 2023 is quickly approaching.Read full story
Two men were executed in Florida this year, a third is scheduled for next week
All appeals to stay the execution of convicted murderer Darryl Brian Barwick have proved unsuccessful thus far. He is scheduled to be executed on May 3rd at 6pm EST after Gov. Ron DeSantis signed his death warrant on April 3rd.Read full story
People continue moving to Florida while Florida continues buying homes and property in vulnerable areas
Moving to Florida can be a risky endeavor for people desiring to relocate to oceanfront areas in the state. Here's why. In 2018, in response to Hurricane Irma, Florida began the task of planning to buy property from owners in sections of the state hardest hit by the catastrophic storm. These are properties that suffered acute damage and excessive flooding.Read full story
Which areas of Florida are currently under critical concern protection?
With a current population of 22 million people, it may be difficult for anyone living in present day Florida to imagine there were only around 2.5 million people living in the entire state in 1949.Read full story
Which state tops the list of people fleeing to come to Florida?
Florida is being sold in one other state like an all-you-can-eat buffet at the most popular restaurant in town. Which state is it?. The Big Apple baby. The Empire State. New York, of course.Read full story
Inspiring Florida women: Adventurer and first female licensed pilot, Dessie Smith Prescott
Dessie Smith Prescott lived an impressive life, especially considering she did what women could only dream about doing when she was born in Island Grove, Florida in 1906. (See photo of young Dessie Smith Prescott on Pinterest).Read full story
Are Americans increasingly fed up with winter? The great migration south and its impact
According to U.S. Census Bureau data, people living in the northern areas of the U.S. have been steadily relocating to the southern areas of the country for decades. This includes to such states as Florida, Texas and Nevada.Read full story
Want to avoid Spring Break mayhem in Florida? These are the places not to go
Spring Break is almost upon us. Students and teachers love it while everyone else hates it, especially if you live in certain parts of Florida. While the time frame of Spring Break can vary depending on the school in question, the peak of the season tends to occur in the mid-to-late part of March. Otherwise well-intentioned articles such as these help Spring Breakers make their plans: 2023 Spring Break in Florida: Top 10 spots, hot tips.Read full story
Is Nikki Fried really the one who can save the Florida Democratic Party? (Opinion piece)
So much has been getting tossed around about Nikki Fried and whether she is the next best person to lead the Democratic Party in Florida. Can she pull it off?. First of all, it's obvious to every person in Florida, not to mention rock, tree and swamp, that the Democratic Party needs someone who is not only charismatic but someone who is smart and tough. And I mean TOUGH.Read full story
Watch out for Florida Man on a bicycle
According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV) there were 7,077 reported bicycle crashes in Florida in 2022, with 206 of those being fatal. This is an increase for both stats from 2021, which had a reported 6,404 bicycle crashes and 197 fatalities.Read full story
How Barbara Walters, and Hugh Downs, Helped Pave the Way for Female News Journalists
A tribute to the late great legend in news and, perhaps, a few forgotten additional heroes in the story. In my formative decade, otherwise known as the 1980s, women began slowly marching their way into all aspects of life in unprecedented ways. By this time, Barbara Walters had fought and won a lot of battles, and in doing so, paved the way for other women like Diane Sawyer, Oprah Winfrey, Katie Couric, Robin Roberts, Christiane Amanpour and others to launch their own careers in television news journalism.Read full story
Do you know how your Florida city/town got its name? A completely useless but still fun fact quiz
It’s time to test your knowledge and in turn impress your friends, colleagues and neighbors with anything you may potentially learn here. Do you know how these popular Florida cities and towns were named? Some are obvious while others are not. See if you can guess first and then scroll down for the answers.Read full story
I've never gotten COVID... and I take a daily probiotic. Is there a connection? (opinion piece)
A few years ago, a wise nurse practitioner suggested I start taking a daily probiotic. I'd been having reoccurring trouble with pesky things like strep throat, yeast infections and styes in my eyes.Read full story
Is Florida sinking under the weight of increased urban development?
When I first proposed this question to various people I know, many seemed not to believe it could be true. They thought it sounded crazy. To me though, it made perfect sense. I truly didn't understand their disbelief.Read full story
Who are the three women currently sitting on Florida's death row?
In Florida, stipulations for applying the death penalty in criminal cases include those crimes considered particularly cruel, horrific, premeditated and/or unsympathetically carried out.Read full story
The dirty little secret behind building houses on sand in Florida
Religious persuasions aside, we may all be able to agree that the biblical parable about not building a house on sand is pretty sound advice. And yet, it seems to happen all the time all over the world, just like it does here in Florida.Read full story
A true-life horror story: Stephen King gets ripped to shreds by Twitter vultures
Remember the days when Twitter was represented by a cute little blue bird. Might as well make it a gigantic and grotesque vulture now… just like one Stephen King himself might create in a book.Read full story