Stephanie Hayes, Tampa Bay Times

Stephanie Hayes

Tampa Bay Times

Florida, United States

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Recent articles by Stephanie:

Incredibly, the Queen’s funeral is still going on: an explainer

A casual royals watcher tries to understand what, exactly, is happening over there. → Read More

Tampa Bay weather, get a grip

Storming for hours? Burning hot? Humid? Rainbows? All in the span of a single day? → Read More

A place with no bad news? It’s On Top of the World.

The Clearwater retirement community’s newspaper has a no bad news policy, no exceptions. → Read More

This Labor Day, let’s consider Quiet Quitting everything

We are Quietly Quitting the dishwasher, for starters. → Read More

What it’s like to throw a Tampa Bay Rays first pitch

Observations from a big, sloppy throw. → Read More

Once and for all, where is the manatee emoji?

A moose and a goose will become new emoji, but Florida’s friends have been overlooked too long. → Read More

Aldi to Publix: Finding Tampa Bay’s best inflation cheese board

Is it possible to treat yourself in these trying times? Cheap charcuterie is the test. → Read More

Why we deserve every flight delay and cancellation

Lost luggage, short-staffed airlines, white-knuckle bus journeys through Costa Rica. We had it coming. → Read More

Tampa Bay backyard pools are for rent, so I took the plunge

Swimply invites the sweatiest among us to dive in. But what about bathrooms? → Read More

Do you return your shopping cart, or do you choose chaos?

It’s time to test the Shopping Cart Theory in Tampa Bay. → Read More

Simple tips for staying in our Airbnb

What backlash? Now get started on this list of chores! → Read More

Meet Anarkitty, St. Pete’s teen band that pulled off the impossible

The campers from Girls Rock St. Pete rallied against storms and time to play at St. Pete Pride. → Read More

As your dead relative, I don’t want Amazon’s Alexa to mimic me

This ends badly in every horror movie. → Read More

Used gift bags are the real hero of summer

They are rumpled and ripped and stuffed with even worse tissue paper. And they persevere for years. → Read More

LIGHTNING STRIKES THRICE? Brainstorming new Stanley Cup final slogans

If Tampa Bay wins another cup, we’re going to need new shirts. → Read More

Real or fake? Tampa Bay listings for half-million dollar homes

Take this quiz and be priced out of your own neighborhood! → Read More

How to be better at reading in a world of distractions

We all need a break from life, but focusing can be hard. Here are tips to love books again. → Read More

As a school year ends, America goes numb

The final weeks of school are not supposed to be like this. → Read More

Writer’s block tried to ruin me

Is the internet stealing creativity, or are we all doomed to fade sometimes? → Read More

I’m sorry, but the supermassive black hole has demotivated me

We are nothing! → Read More