Beloved pediatrician killed in a murder-suicide

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Daniel Abernathy shared this photo of his son being treated by Dr. Dodson

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Dr. Katherine Lindley Dodson, an Austin pediatrician, was killed in a murder-suicide. Police have stated the tragedy struck Children’s Medical Group on Tuesday around 4:30 p.m. Dr. Bharat Narumanchi, who had just received a cancer diagnosis and was given “weeks to live,” entered the facility with multiple firearms.

Dr, Narumanchi initially took five hostages. Four either escaped or were let go. Negotiators spent hours trying to communicate with Dr. Narumanchi through a bullhorn until a SWAT team discovered the bodies of both Dr. Namuranchi and Dr. Dodson late that evening.

Tributes have poured in over the last day, attesting to the incredible person and doctor lost to tragedy. Dr. Dodson was known for going the extra mile for her patients and their families. She radiated positivity and happiness. Dr. Dodson is survived by her three children and her husband.


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Stocks were off to a sour start on Thursday after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 each endured their worst day since the fall the previous day.

This morning futures tied to the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq were down 0.2% and 0.7%, respectively, while Dow futures were static.

Shares of Apple and Tesla slipped 2% and 5.07%, respectively, during premarket trading, even though Apple reported a whopping $111.4 billion in revenue.

But speculative buying is really what’s keeping investors on their toes right now.

“Short squeezes causing implosions in some hedge funds are joining SPACs, IPOs, and [digital currency] as data points supporting a market bubble thesis,” said one strategist. “This is a time for caution for investors.”

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These are the best fitness trackers you can buy

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Fitness trackers are a hot item this year since a lot of people are trying to lose that quarantine 15. But which fitness trackers are the best?

One of the fitness trackers on the best of the best list is the LetsFit Fitness Tracker. While this is the least expensive of all the trackers put to the test (it retails for around $20), it still packed quite the punch. The LetsFit is easy to use, doesn’t require a user profile to use, and has a sleek and simple design. It has all of the standard features needed, including tracking your steps and your heart rate but don’t expect any top-of-the-line features for this budget tracker.

Another option is the Garmin Vivofit 4. This fitness tracker can connect to Google Play, has a menu button that makes screen navigation easy, and is compatible with iTunes and other popular apps. And while the LetsFit and Garmin devices are great choices, there was one tracker that was named the best overall. So, which fitness tracker topped the list?  


Many of us have found ourselves working from home thanks to the pandemic. While it may sound like a dream come true to some, it’s actually become pretty stressful. The constant video conferences, messages, and emails are bleeding over into our home life, causing unprecedented levels of burnout and fatigue. But you can do a few things to boost your motivation and become more productive while working from home!

Given the unique opportunity presented by telecommuting, you have the freedom to adjust your sleep schedule to better suit your needs. Even if you aren’t driving to the office every day, you still need a good night’s rest to make it through the workday.

Taking exercise breaks during work hours is also a good idea. Physical activity helps boost brain power, allows you to maintain focus, and keeps you motivated. Try a quick jog or 20 minutes on the treadmill a few times throughout the day.

And finally, remember to make sure your work life doesn’t dominate your home life. That may seem impossible while working from home, but you must draw a line between work time and home time. If not, you’ll feel like you literally live at work every day!

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On this day, work first began on the Eiffel Tower

Image Source: Tour Eiffel

It’s kind of hard to imagine a time in the world when we haven’t had the Eiffel Tower.

But prior to January 28, 1887, it was all just empty space.

In fact, the idea of the 300-met4er Eiffel Tower first came up as part of preparations for the World’s Fair of 1889.

“The wager was to “study the possibility of erecting an iron tower on the Champ-de-Mars with a square base, 125 metres across and 300 metres tall”. Selected from among 107 projects, it was that of Gustave Eiffel, an entrepreneur, Maurice Koechlin, and Emile Nouguier, both engineers, and Stephen Sauvestre, an architect, that was accepted.”

But did you know that the original vision was a bit different than the end product? Take a look at what was originally planned to occupy the space.

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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