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McDonald's franchisees surprise a 3-year-old cancer survivor with a private party

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Jeff Taylor and Casey Linthicum, who are both owners and operators of a McDonald’s location in Columbia, Maryland, learned of super fan Christopher Milecki after his mother, Mandi, wrote in to share her appreciation of the brand for keeping her son happy.

Christopher was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer two years ago. Life has been challenging for him and his family after many rounds of chemotherapy, radiation, and other treatments. However, McDonald’s Golden Arches have reportedly helped Christopher get through tough days.

Taylor and Linthicum were touched by Christopher’s story and were inspired to show their support for the Milecki family around Random Acts of Kindness Week. The two franchisees reached out to Ronald McDonald House Charities Maryland and partnered with the philanthropic organization to host a private surprise party.

Christopher and his family were invited to the headquarters of RMHC Maryland, but little did they know they would be treated to a “Toy Story”-themed celebration. Gifts and a special Happy Meal lunch were delivered to the family, including Christopher’s mother, father, and 2-year-old brother Max.  The surprise party came one month after doctors informed the Milecki family that Christopher’s cancer is in remission.

HE GOT SICK OF HELPING THE RICH GET RICHER, SO THIS IS WHAT HE’S DOING NOW

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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.

“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

Futures overnight seemed to be fluctuating alongside the 10-year Treasury note yield.

This morning, all three major indexes appeared poised for an opening loss, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average slated to fall over 160 points. Meanwhile, S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.4% and 0.6%, respectively.

“Until recently, market participants have been able to digest the upward drift in long-term rates, but it appears that the next leg up in interest rates is a bigger bite to chew,” said Allianz Investments Management Senior Investment Strategist Charlie Ripley. “Looking at where real yields were at, they were simply too low when considering growth expectations, and it’s likely that long-term real yields will continue to drift higher as economic data improves.”

What else is influencing the market this morning before we head into the weekend?

IT’S FITNESS FRIDAY

These are the 3 best types of exercise to help you lose weight

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Losing weight can be tough, but there are a few exercises that can make it a little easier.

Strength training is one of the most effective exercises for weight loss. This is because weight lifting helps burn fat while you build muscle and also helps jumpstart your metabolism. Muscle mass also helps you burn more calories, so as you increase your muscle mass, you will increase the number of calories you burn, leading to more weight loss.

Another exercise that is great for weight loss is cardio. This is one of the first exercises people tend to try when they want to lose weight. And that is for good reason. Cardio elevates your heart rate which helps you burn more calories. What is the other exercise that can help jumpstart your weight loss? 

LIFE HACKS

Work burnout is a very real phenomenon that too many people don’t recognize when it first hits them. But before you get to the point of having a total breakdown, there are some signs that you’re dealing with work burnout.

Work burnout is when you become overwhelmed with the stress that comes from working a job. But it becomes so bad that you no longer care about the consequences of poor job performance and lose your drive to get things done.

One of the earliest signs of burnout is increased fatigue that won’t go away no matter what you do. It may seem like you’re just low in sleep, but in reality, your mind is overwhelmed with stress.

When you’re on the verge of work burnout, you’ll start to lose focus and the ability to concentrate on the job at hand. And when that happens, you’ll be too stressed to do anything about it.

As you start to experience these symptoms, it’s vital that you take the time to dig deep and figure out what has changed in your work life to create new levels of stress.

LEARNING FROM THE PAST

It wasn't until this day in 1930 that America had red and green traffic lights

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It’s hard to imagine American traffic without thinking about our prevalent red/yellow/green traffic light systems. It’s almost like they’ve always been there.

But you’d be wrong about that.

In fact, the red/green light traffic system didn’t even premier in the United States until this day in 1930, when the first was set up in the streets of Manhattan.

And it honestly didn’t arrive soon enough. According to the New York Times, “In 1913 The New York Times reported on the city’s “Death Harvest” — that’s the actual headline — from 1910 and 1912 for three different types of vehicles: the number killed by wagons and carriages, down in two years to 177 from 211; and streetcars, down to 134 from 148. But automobile fatalities nearly doubled, to 221 from 112. Ninety-five percent of the dead, according to The Times, were pedestrians.”

Here’s the rest you should read up on about the history of our modern traffic lights.

Stay Informed,

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