The catastrophic fire at Shaquille O’Neal’s Atlanta Krispy Kreme ruled arson

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The catastrophic fire at Shaquille O'Neal's Atlanta Krispy Kreme ruled arson

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The fire that gutted the Atlanta Krispy Kreme donut shop earlier this month was arson. Former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal owns the historic Atlanta shop. It is believed that the fire was intentionally set to the building and quickly spread inside, causing catastrophic damage. Two workers were inside the building when the fire broke out, but they got to safety and call 911.

Authorities are offering a reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the arsonist. Investigators released pictures of a suspect, who they believe was a man wearing all black clothing.

O’Neal bought the location in 2016 and became a spokesman for the doughnut franchise. In an Instagram post on the day of the fire, he wrote that “we will be back stronger than ever.”


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It might not surprise you to learn that Disney investors are enjoying a bit of magic lately. Shares of the Dow stock have surpassed record levels for three consecutive days as the company basks in its streaming service success.

There are almost 95 million Disney+ subscribers (a milestone that the company did not think they’d hit for four years), and this week marked the launch of the company’s global streaming service, known as Star.

“The streaming business is the perfect stay-at-home story,” said Steve Chiavarone, a portfolio manager for Federated Hermes, earlier this week. “And it’s provided the company with some stability during the shutdown…You’re getting into this reopening phase where theme parks, cruises — these are all activities that we expect, over the next year or so — people are going to get back to. That diversified business model is paying off.”

What else should you know about this company’s recent rally?


5 tips for eating healthy while sticking to a budget

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A common complaint and excuse for not eating healthy is that healthy food costs too much. But there are ways you can eat healthy and stick to a budget.

One tip is to buy what you can in bulk. While buying fresh produce and fruit in bulk is difficult because of the short shelf life, other healthy options can be purchased in bulk, such as beans, lentils, whole grain rice, quinoa, and oats. Just be careful what you purchase in bulk because there are a lot of processed food options that you need to steer clear of.

Another tip for sticking to your budget while eating healthy is to master three quick and healthy go-to meals for busy nights. Having a plan for nights where you’d otherwise be tempted to hit the drive-thru is essential. Once you have that plan in place, you’ll know exactly which ingredients to keep an eye out for during sales so you can save money on your go-to recipes. What else can you do to eat healthy on a budget?


President Joe Biden Thursday spoke with Saudi Arabia’s King Salman amid an expectation the White House will release a damning report blaming Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman for the grisly 2018 killing of journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi.

The call – the first between the two heads of state – precedes the Biden administration’s pressure campaign on the kingdom for its human rights record and places intense pressure on the White House for how it will punish its wealthy and influential Gulf ally.

Khashoggi’s suspicious murder sparked a crisis in 2018 as he was a noted critic of the Saudi Arabia ruling family. News reports emerged that a Saudi assassination team had killed Khashoggi and dismembered his body to help dispose of his corpse. Investigations from the CIA, Interpol, and the U.N. High Commission on Human Rights, placed blame for the attack squarely on Saudi Arabia and affirmed that the crown prince was at a minimum complicit.

With that being said, what is the significance of this report coming out now?


Want a happier trip the next time you travel? Planning ahead is the secret

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It may be several more months before we can all travel freely, but the good news is – if you start thinking about it now, you’ll actually have a happier trip.

That’s what the folks over at Psychology Today are breaking down in today’s article.

“Recent Hilton research uncovered that nearly 9 out of 10 travelers agree that their travel memories are some of the happiest ones of their lives. The act of traveling creates lifelong, happy memories that people treasure and revisit often, more so than all other types of memories collected over the years. But 95% of those who travel are missing vacationing right now. What’s even more concerning is that we’re facing a travel memory deficit with 188 million travelers feeling there is a lack of travel memories being created. This, combined with widespread health concerns, means vacationing isn’t an option for most right now.”

So, that led them to ask more questions, and along the way, they discovered exactly how much impact on happiness travel planning has. And the results are pretty surprising.

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Rex Jackson

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