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Woman who crashed her car in a freezing river is saved by a FedEx driver

Woman who crashed her car in a freezing river is saved by a FedEx driver
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Brandon Alt is being hailed a hero after he jumped into freezing water to save a woman who crashed her car. Alt said he was just getting started on his delivery route through Truckee, California, when the vehicle in front of him veered off the road. The car crashed into the freezing river below. 

According to police, the driver of the car was distracted by her phone. Alt commented that as he was following her, she was weaving in and out of the lane. She almost hit two vehicles in the opposite lane. The driver told police that she was attempting to call a family member to sing “Happy Birthday.” By the time she looked up, she was heading into the river. 

Alt pulled his SUV over on the side of the road, threw his hazard lights on, slid down the embankment, and trudged through the icy water to help the woman stuck in her submerging vehicle. He said he couldn’t get the driver’s door open, so he told her to climb into the back seat. The depth of the water was about four or five feet. Once Alt had the door open, he said water flooded the car instantly.

He helped the woman out of the car and to the embankment, where he could call 911. Once help arrived, Alt gave police his information and then went back to his delivery route — wet clothes and all.

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This is your market update for the morning

This morning looked bright for stocks, as futures tied to each of the major benchmarks pointed to opening gains. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was slated to increase 0.3% while S&P 500 futures rose 0.7%. 

The Nasdaq 100 futures were up 1.7%, indicating a potential rotation back to tech shares.

Also, the 10-year Treasury yield slid again, which was a boon for investor sentiment. 

“The faster-than-expected acceleration of U.S. economic growth appears to be lifting inflation and longer-term interest rates,” said Gary Schlossberg of Wells Fargo Investment Institute. “The pace of these increases have been a recent concern to investors, but a recovery in interest rates and inflation is a typical occurrence early in a [recovery] – faster this time, in our opinion, because of the unusually strong economic growth rebound.” 

What else are investors paying attention to today?

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10 of the most nutrient-dense foods to add to your diet

10 of the most nutrient-dense foods to add to your diet
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If you’re trying to improve your health by adding more nutrients to your diet, look no further than 10 nutrient-dense foods that can help you achieve your goal.

One of those foods is baby spinach. Eating just one cup of raw spinach or half of a cup of cooked spinach each day has been proven to preserve your thinking and memory skills as you age. This is because spinach is packed with nutrients like vitamin K, folate, beta carotene, and lutein that help improve cognitive function. 

Another food that is packed with nutrients and is good for you is oats. Packed with fiber and antioxidants, oats are a great choice for helping you eat healthy while lowering your risk for heart disease and stroke. What other foods made the list and need to be added to your diet? 

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These are the most helpful hacks for working from home

While working from home certainly has its benefits, it can also be challenging. This is especially true for people new to the idea of turning their home into their office.

Thankfully, there are a few productivity hacks you can implement to make telecommuting a little easier.

The most important step in making a work-from-home situation less stressful is setting aside a dedicated workspace. Sure, the dining table could work, but having a room or corner that’s only used for your work is best. That way, you’re less likely to face distractions or interruptions.

One of the pitfalls that many people who are new to working from home fall into is failing to establish a proper schedule and routine. You have specific work hours when you’re at the office. The same should apply when you’re working from home. It will help you get more done and draw a fine line between work time and personal time.

Finally, remember these three words: backup, backup, backup! Since you don’t have the luxury of popping up over your cubicle and asking for help from an office mate, you need to have a contingency plan for nearly everything. Have a backup computer. Always have a second webcam if video conferences are part of your work. Save copies of everything on both hard drives and the cloud. That way, you’re covered if/when the worst case happens.

Working from the comfort of your home can actually be intimidating for people used to the daily grind of a professional office, but these hacks can help you boost your productivity, reduce stress, and improve the quality of your work with little effort on your part!

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Believe it or not, today was the beginning of yet another pandemic (that killed a lot more people)

Believe it or not, today was the beginning of yet another pandemic (that killed a lot more people)
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We all know first hand how a pandemic can rock the world in crazy ways. After all, it was just a little over a year ago today that the coronavirus led to lockdowns all across the nation in the world. But this isn’t the first time that America (or the rest of the world) has dealt with a worldwide pandemic. 

It was on this day in 1918 that Private Albert Gitchell – a mess cook from Fort Riley, Kansas – became the first documented case of the deadly Spanish Flu. 

This first official case would soon be followed by hundreds of millions of cases that led to an estimated 50-100 million deaths across the planet. So, how did the world respond when this health crisis hit?

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Rex Jackson

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