There was a leak of 533 million Facebook users’ personal data…. this is why that is much worse than you think


There was a leak of 533 million Facebook users’ personal data…. this is why that is much worse than you think

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The company that knows more about you than perhaps any other on this planet has a hard time protecting your personal information. And once that personal data is hacked, like it just was, with 533 million users’ information leaked online, there is no real way to recover it.

A hacker just recently published data including Facebook IDs and names, phone numbers and birth dates on a forum, and it’s available there for free. 

The same company that collects your data to sell to advertisers does not seem particularly interested in keeping that information, which could be dangerous in the wrong hands, safe.

What else should you know about this growing problem?

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Perfect Stock Caught Trading Under Secret Name

This is just bizarre…

We have just uncovered perhaps the most unusual stock we’ve ever seen.

It’s expected to see massive revenue in 2020 – $100 billion.

The company holds over 29,000 patents in the U.S.

It pays an enormous dividend.

And yet…

It’s ultra-cheap – less than $3.


Your morning market update

Stock futures were higher early Monday as investors reacted to a strong bounce in U.S. job growth last month amid accelerating vaccine rollout.

Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average implied an opening gain of about 200 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures also traded in positive territory.

On the pandemic front, the U.S. reported another daily record of new Covid vaccinations Saturday, pushing the weekly average of new shots per day above 3 million.

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This year’s tornado season could be one for the history books

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Meteorologists are concerned that this year’s tornado season could be a particularly strong and active one. Some experts are even comparing it to the deadly tornado season in 2011. 

An unusually strong La Nina weather pattern and active jet stream, the exact same setup that happened in 2011, is forecasted to supercharge this year’s tornado season. La Nina has already shown signs of being the strongest it has been since 2010, which is not a good sign in regards to severe weather over the next few months. 

In addition to an active jet stream and extremely powerful La Nina weather pattern, most of the US is also expected to have above average temperatures this spring, which only adds to the recipe for disaster. 

Just how bad was the 2011 tornado season and how do experts feel this season will compare? 

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Here’s how to find out if you are a bad parent

It’s easy to feel like your parenting skills are below par in a moment when nothing seems to be going your way, and you’ve exhausted your patience completely. But the fact that you’re concerned about whether you’re making the right parenting choices is a good sign that you’re not, in fact, a bad parent.

Sometimes it can feel like every choice we’re making is monumental and every mistake significant. We worry about our choices’ long-term effects, especially when it comes to negative interactions with our children. We stress over whether we were too harsh when we yelled at them earlier, if we could have handled that tantrum better, or whether we doled out the appropriate consequences.

But every parent has those moments where they lose their cool. We’ve all made less-than-stellar parenting choices in a moment of frustration or confusion. Here are some tips on focusing on the positive when it comes to parenting.

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This solution to your budgeting woes may have been hiding in plain sight

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If you’re like me, you’re always searching for ways to improve your budget game. Aren’t you glad I can do the research for both of us?

Budgeting spreadsheets have been a thing for a while now, but it may be time to upgrade. Spreadsheets can be finicky to format, and any kind of formula input can get very intimidating very fast. That’s where this handy tool comes in.

Printing off individual, customized worksheets and placing them in one neat binder could be the solution you’ve been searching for. Paper in a binder has the advantage of mobility—you can organize it however you want, and move things around as needed. 

Check out this neat how-to here, but don’t forget you can always just make your own!

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Stay Informed, 

Rex Jackson

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