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How a British woman punched a crocodile repeatedly to save her twin sister

Georgia (right) and sister Melissa (left) stand side by side
Image Source: Hana Laurie

When a crocodile tried to eat Melissa Laurie in a Mexican lagoon this weekend, her twin Georgia came to the rescue, throwing punches in an effort to save her sister’s life. 

The women, 28, had been swimming in bioluminescent water in Oaxaca at the time of the attack. The animal had apparently dragged Melissa into the water, and Georgia dragged her sister back to the boat. That’s when she started her adrenaline-fueled attack on the crocodile. 

Both women are now in the hospital, healing from injuries they sustained during the incident. Melissa is now in a medically induced coma. 

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Job openings are setting new records upon economic reopening

Job openings in April reached a new record high with 9.3 million vacancies as the economy shifts into recovery from the pandemic.

March had just set a new record as far back as 2000 with above 8.3 million job openings. 

One big challenge for employers, however, is finding available labor. Child care issues, ongoing fears about the pandemic and the lure of enhanced unemployment benefits has kept the unemployment rolls at 9.3 million, about 3.6 million higher than pre-pandemic.

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For some, that may come with a need to revisit their personal budget after a year inside. Anyone with a smartphone can use it to help accomplish their financial goals, be that budgeting, saving, investing or more. Companies such as Robinhood, Stash, Mint and others have platforms to meet an array of needs.

But should you really hand over your information to just anyone? Here’s how to tell if it’s safe or right for you.

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Ten fun ways to keep your child learning this summer

Summer vacation can be either a learning wasteland or a learning paradise. The temptations are great for children to spend hours watching television or playing video games. Still, with a bit of ingenuity and planning, the summer can be transformed into a time to stretch the mind, explore new hobbies, learn about responsibility and build on skills learned during the school year.

The summer is a great unstructured mass of time to try out new things and explore interests that don’t necessarily fit into the school curriculum. Learning can occur whether you are taking a trip to a far-off location or spending the summer in your own neighborhood. But be careful not to over-plan. Here are some activities to get your child started on a summer of learning fun.

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This beloved character made his debut as a cartoon on this day

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A very famous cartoon character made his theatrical cartoon debut on this date in 1934.  

The well-liked, but often temperamental, character first appeared in the cartoon The Wise Little Hen. But it wasn’t until his next appearance in Orphan’s Benefit that his quirky character was fully developed and he became a hit with fans. 

Though he’s often funny on screen, he’s also known for being quick-tempered. He’s even been known to pal around with a mouse from time to time. 

Can you guess which popular cartoon character came to life on June 9, 1934? 

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