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Three young Maryland brothers who started a candle company to buy new toys now donate $500 a month from their successful business to help the homeless.

Collin, 13, Ryan, 11, and Austin, 8, Gill founded "Frères Branchiaux," which is French for Gill Brothers, after their mom told them they could either get a job or start a business if they wanted more video games and Nerf guns.

"They surprised me when they started a business and they started selling at their baseball and football games and they've moved on to a vending truck," Celena Gill told Good Morning America.

The three of them have been making the candles in their Indian Head home for the last two years and business is booming, with 36 stores carrying the boys' products and a deal with Macy's in the works. They sell nearly 400 candles a month, priced from $18 to $36, along with other products like diffuser oils, room sprays, soap, bath bombs and salts, according to the Washington Post.


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If you're a woman and you want to be a CEO, you should probably think about changing your name to "Jeffrey" or "Michael." Or possibly even "Michael Jeffreys" or "Jeffrey Michaels."

According to Fortune, last year, more men named Jeffrey and Michael became CEOs of America's top companies than women. A whopping total of one woman became a CEO, while two men named Jeffrey took the title, and two men named Michael moved into the C-suite as well.

The "New CEO Report" for 2018, which looks at new CEOS for the 250 largest S&P 500 companies, found that 23 people were appointed to the position of CEO. Only one of those 23 people was a woman. Michelle Gass, the new CEO of Kohl's, was the lone female on the list.

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Just about everyone with a job has fantasized about they day they quit. First, you turn in your two weeks notice, then you get to become a short-timer and no one expects anything from you for the end of your stint.

Then, you might get a cake or a happy hour in your name.

There's also the part where you get to tell everyone how you really feel about them:

"John in sales, I never really liked you."

"Reba in accounting, I'll actually miss your smiling face."

"Jason in marketing, everyone talks smack about you behind your back."

Plus, there's a subtle sense of petty joy that comes with being able to willfully leave a workplace where other people are stuck slaving away. Especially if the new gig pays better.

Sam Baines, a 22-year-old who worked at a call center in Sheffield, England found a clever way to tell his boss he was leaving. he sent him a condolences card.

The front of the card reads: "So very sorry for your loss."

On the inside, Baines wrote: "My last day at work is the 28th July."

The card was shared on Twitter by his his soon-to-be former coworker Hannah, where it has earned over 430,000 likes and 76,000 retweets.

Some funny folks on Twitter responded with their goofy going-away notices.

Baines had to quit his job because he's returning to his university in September. "We are a really close team and have a fantastic manager, so we're always joking around and having fun," he told Insider. "I knew I had to do something a little more creative when giving my notice to try and get one more joke in before I left!"

Hannah says that everyone in the office took the joke well. "Everyone was laughing and pretty amused with the card," she said. "It was done in good spirit and not as a petty reaction as some people think."

According to his coworkers it appears as though Baines will definitely be missed at the job and his going away joke was so funny it's doubtful that he'll soon be forgotten.


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