Man killed when a cannon used at a baby shower exploded

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Man killed when a cannon used at a baby shower exploded

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A Michigan baby shower ended with a bang this past weekend. The homeowner who hosted the party had purchased a small cannon at an auction. The device has been fired several times before the baby shower. When the device was fired at the baby shower, it exploded. 

Evan Thomas Silva, who was standing nearby at the time of the explosion, was struck with metal shrapnel. He was taken in serious condition to a local medical center, where he later died.

In recent years, some gender-reveal events – where devices eject confetti, balloons, or other colored objects to announce a soon-to-be-born child’s gender – have taken a dangerous turn. Last year, a couple’s plan to use blue or pink smoke to make their announcement sparked a wildfire that burned thousands of acres.


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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.

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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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Stock futures hinted at some minor declines this morning after each of the major indexes saw six straight days of winning performances. However, the overall positive trend isn’t expected to snap anytime soon.

One strategist pointed toward the earnings data and an improved outlook when it comes to the pandemic as key factors in the market’s performance. She also mentioned promising aspects inside of the latest job report.

“To change the narrative, it would have to be something pretty significant,” the strategist said. “It would have to be something that really changes the expectations about what’s going to happen with the labor market, or what’s happening with vaccines, or the guidance that we’ve been getting from companies on earnings.”

What else are investors going to be keeping their eyes on today?


A nutritionist shares 5 of the best foods for your gut health

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Your gut health is an important part of your overall health and well-being. So, what can you do to try to protect it?

There are several foods that can help improve and sustain your gut health. One of those foods is ginger. This isn’t too surprising since ginger is known for helping nausea and other stomach issues, but ginger provides so much more than that for your health. The popular root herb reduces inflammation and can even inhibit the development of colorectal cancer. There are several ways you can up your intake of ginger, including adding it to smoothies, using it as a seasoning, taking ginger supplements, and drinking ginger tea.

Another food that can help improve your gut health is oily fish. Salmon, sardines, and mackerel are a few examples of oily fish that are rich in healthy omega-3 fatty acids. These fish help fight inflammation and can keep your gut health in check. If you’re not much on eating fish, think about starting a fish oil supplement to reap all the benefits for your health. What other foods can help improve your gut health?


2020 was a rough year thanks to the pandemic, but things are still a bit complicated now that a new year is entirely underway. With many schools still closed, virtual learning has become the new norm. The change has put a lot of stress on students and parents as many households struggle to get through the weirdness that is virtual learning.

If you’re looking for ways to make learning at home more manageable and less stressful, then look no further! By following a few tips, you can make virtual learning much more effortless.

Making sure you have an established routine will go a long way. Repetition will turn the requirements of virtual learning into a habit in no time. But be sure to stay flexible. A strict schedule can make things worse.

Every student that learns from home needs a dedicated workspace. It’s no different from an employee needing a home office for telecommuting. Having a dedicated learning space also helps with organization.

These are just a couple of tips that can help both students and parents navigate virtual learning. Be sure to check out the full list!


What does the future hold for the internal combustion engine?

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It’s not a big secret that our laws and regulations are trying to drive change in the way we, well, drive. More and more companies and legislation are pushing for safer, cleaner technology. And when it comes to engines, what people are really talking about are electric vehicles and batteries.

If you didn’t know any better, you wouldn’t think there was much of a future out there for the internal-combustion engine.

But that’s where you might be wrong, according to Engineering Explained host, Jason Freske.

He thinks they’re going to live on, all thanks to some new technology that’s hit the scene.

Take a look at why he’s so optimistic about the longevity of the internal-combustion engine and what new tech is giving it hope for a longer, brighter future.

Stay Informed,


Rex Jackson

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