The world’s first face and hands transplant was a success

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The world's first face and hands transplant was a success

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In July 2018, Joe Dimeo fell asleep at the wheel of his car on Route 22 in New Jersey. He lost control of his vehicle. The vehicle hit a curb, flipping over before bursting into flames. A passerby pulled him from the car before it exploded. Dimeo suffered third-degree burns over nearly 80% of his body.

On Wednesday, doctors at NYU Langone Medical Center announced that, following 23 hours of surgery, the now-22-year-old Dimeo was on the road to gaining his life back as the recipient of the world’s first successful face and hands transplant. Although the surgery occurred in August of last year, Dimeo’s doctors waited to ensure the transplants were not rejected before calling the operation a success.

The operation took 80 people across six surgical teams and two adjoining operating rooms. There have only been two previous attempts to complete such a surgery – to transplant a patient’s face and both hands – worldwide. Both were unsuccessful.


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If you have money in the stock market, you need to get your hands on the contents inside this envelope …It contains a confidential list of the only basket of stocks you might ever need to own.

You see, of the roughly 3,700 publicly-traded companies on the stock exchanges … nearly all of them are “sucker stocks.”

Only about 70 are worth your time and attention.

Only about half of those — just the 35 safe stocks inside this envelope — are worth putting in your portfolio now.


The Dow Jones Industrial Average was slated for a slight gain this morning, while both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 futures remained steady.

Investors were monitoring stocks like eBay, PayPal, and Qualcomm, which all issued their earnings reports after the bell yesterday.

Shares of eBay and PayPal increased, over 9% and almost 3%, respectively, while Qualcomm shares slid over 7%.

Meanwhile, as Apple and Hyundai-Kia approach a deal to build a car sans drivers, shares of the iPhone creator shot up 2%.

Also this morning, the government will release its latest look at job claims, and economists predict there will be 830,000 new filings, compared to 847,000 the week prior.

Investors are also continuing to monitor the vaccine distribution situation in this country.

“[Virus] vaccine sentiment is still very low,” said one strategist. “That will improve as investors understand that vaccines will give you either 1) immunity or 2) mild reaction (severity low).”

What else should you know about the market’s performance this morning?


These exercise mistakes could be stalling your weight loss

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If you’re eating right, drinking plenty of water, and exercising regularly, but the weight just isn’t coming off, you might be making a few exercise mistakes that are stalling your weight loss.

One of those mistakes is you’re not sweating enough. Yes, some activity is better than no activity, but some of your workout routines really need to push you to your limit. When you challenge your body, mind, and muscles, you can kick fat burning into overdrive. So if just walking every day isn’t cutting it, mix in a moderate to high-intensity workout a few times a week to see if you notice a difference.

Another mistake is not fueling your body properly prior to a workout. Some people think it’s best to exercise on an empty stomach, but research shows otherwise. Eating a carb-rich meal approximately 60 minutes prior to your workout can actually enhance your workout performance and boost fat-burning. What are some other exercise mistakes that could be holding you back?

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If you’re working from home, don’t just sit on the couch or at the dinner table when you’re on the clock; create a dedicated workspace where you can go to work and then leave it once you’re done.

Years of research shows that having a dedicated space that you use for working from home allows you to separate work from your home life, minimizes distractions, and reduces your stress levels.

If you’re working from home, take advantage of the space you have to create a home office dedicated to work and nothing else. That way, you can focus on the tasks required for your job without getting tangled up in what’s going on at home.

And you don’t even have to spend a lot of money to make this happen. There are plenty of options for creating an affordable and easy workspace with what you already have at home!


How to plan for the future in times of uncertainty

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Sure, no one could have predicted how 2020 would go down. But even after the pandemic started and uncertainty began to set up, some people had an easier time seeing a way through all of the chaos.

So, they were able to make plans for their future – even though that future may have looked pretty murky at the time.

The good news is that you can, too. Just because we suspect the worse of the pandemic may be over, there is still a lot of other uncertainty out there. For example, I’m willing to bet you weren’t planning for the Capitol riots to unfold like they did. And “sure thing” stimulus payments are still being delayed

You can fight against an unknown future and plan to meet it with your head held high.

And these are a few of the very simple ways you can help it happen.

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Rex Jackson

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