BREAKING NEWS BRIEF
Kathy Gillcrist, a North Carolina woman who was adopted as an infant, began searching for her biological parents in 2017. Through the process of genealogical sleuthing, she was connected to living family who helped in her search. Gillcrist learned that her biological father is one of the FBI’s Most Wanted Fugitives. William Bradford Bishop Jr. is wanted for killing his family. Gillcrist is the product of a previous relationship between Bishop and a different woman, who gave her up for adoption.
According to the FBI, Bishop is accused of bludgeoning to death his 68-year-old mother, his 37-year-old wife, and their three sons in Bethesda, Maryland, on March 1, 1976. He allegedly drove the bodies to Columbia, North Carolina, where he disposed of them. The FBI described Bishop as a longtime insomniac who reportedly had been under psychiatric care in the past and had used medication for depression. He was intense and self-absorbed, prone to violent outbursts, and preferred a neat and orderly environment.
Bishop, whose whereabouts remain unknown, should be considered armed and extremely dangerous with suicidal tendencies.
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WHEN HE GOT TIRED OF HELPING THE RICH GET RICHER, THIS IS WHAT HE DID NEXT
Paul Mampilly is a Wall Street legend.
(Barron’s crowned his hedge fund as the “world’s best” and Kiplinger ranked it in the top 1%.)
But a few years ago, he left Wall Street.
“I just grew tired of helping the rich get richer,” Paul explains. “So I started sharing my No. 1 investment picks with Main Street Americans.”
And his No. 1 stock picks have been phenomenal.
In 2016, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Tableau Software — shot up 199%.
In 2017, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Foundation Medicine — shot up 524%.
In 2018, Paul’s No. 1 pick — Roku — shot up 393%.
In 2019, Paul’s No. 1 pick — MTech Acquisitions — shot up 332%.
But Paul believes his No. 1 stock pick for 2021 could go even higher.
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MORNING MARKET UPDATE
Stock futures pointed to opening gains for each of the three benchmarks this morning. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was slated for a 200-point-increase this morning, while S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures were also trading in the green.
The Dow’s upward momentum this morning is a continuation of yesterday’s rally, when news about the passage of the latest stimulus package fueled stocks that are tied to an economic reopening.
However, shares of Big Tech names weighed on the Nasdaq Composite yesterday, bringing that average down 2.4%.
And losses in names like Tesla brought the S&P 500 down yesterday, as well.
The S&P 500 logged a 0.5% loss yesterday, with names like Tesla contributing to the fall.
“[The] initial rally [yesterday] was due primarily to news over the weekend that President Biden’s relief package has passed,” said Jim Paulsen of the Leuthold Group. “Ultimately, however, equity investors are currently obsessed with bond yields keeping the Nasdaq and S&P 500 technology sector under pressure all day. Since the 10-year bond yield failed to pull back from the 1.6% level near the close today, eventually pressure on technology stocks intensified going into the close.”
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TO A HEALTHIER YOU
There are a lot of healthy eating tips out there, but there are six underrated ones that really work for creating a healthy lifestyle.
One of those tips is meal planning. Ensuring you plan and prepare meals in advance can help you stay on track with healthy eating and help deter those drive thru runs on busy nights when you don’t feel like cooking or can’t find the time to.
Another underrated tip is to drink a full glass of water before a meal. This really does help you feel more full and can help make sure you don’t overindulge and eat unnecessary calories. You’ll not only be healthier, but you’ll probably shed a few pounds as well. What other healthy eating tips actually work?
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We’ve seen a whole industry spring up around the idea of improving productivity, especially in the workplace. But a lot of the advice often given to help boost productivity only goes so far. In reality, we have to change our behavior and habits to make better use of our time and abilities. That’s why some productivity hacks work better than others.
Take time blocking, for instance. By organizing types of tasks into blocks of time, you can get more done in less time, leading to less stress and more free time after work.
Or the Rule of Three. If you’re overly ambitious and always make to-do lists you never complete, try this hack. The process is simple enough. It requires you to write down just three things you want to accomplish for the day. That way, you can actually get things done.
Finally, consider the two-minute rule. If you have a task that takes two minutes or less to accomplish, go ahead and do it now. That way, you resist the urge to procrastinate. And you’ll end up closing out your workday a lot sooner.
These are just a few of the proven productivity hacks that can actually make an impact on your workday. Be sure to try them out, along with these others!
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LEARNING FROM THE PAST
It’s hard to believe, but there once really was a world before Barbie. But that all changed on this day back in 1959 when the first Barbie doll went on display. And it all went down in the American Toy Fair in New York City.
She was eleven inches tall and she had a head full of blond, beautiful hair. And she holds the honor of being the first mass-produced toy in the United States that had adult (and not child) features.
It was all the brainchild of Ruth Handler, the co-founder of Mattel, Inc.
After seeing her young daughter ignore her baby dolls to play make-believe with paper dolls of adult women, Handler realized there was an important niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to imagine the future.
Barbie’s appearance was modeled on a doll named Lilli, based on a German comic strip character. But what you may not know is that Barbie wasn’t originally designed as a kid’s toy.
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