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‘Great things come in pairs;’ Twin brothers use sock business to help community during pandemic

OVIEDO, Fla. – A pair of twin brothers are making a difference in their Central Florida community one sock at a time.

What started as a dream has now become a reality for Marcus and Mario Taylor. They own The Sock Gallery, which is a unique business selling personalized socks and masks. The business has grown into its very own empire serving customers and well-known celebrities.

The Memphis natives moved to Central Florida with a vision and have now made a name for themselves in their community.

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Their business started in 2015 with a small kiosk inside the Oviedo Mall. After one year, they moved into their second kiosk in the Altamonte Springs Mall and then moved onto their own brand of socks, creating the option for customers to customize their own socks. By 2017, they

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Just 15 and 16, brothers earn college degrees quickly, cheaply — and in unusual fashion

On the surface, the academic achievements of Kamal and Shashi Yerra — 15- and 16-year-old brothers from Fort Mill, S.C., who soon will have two bachelor’s degrees and three master’s degrees between them — come off as extraordinary.


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Shashi Yerra earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at age 15 in June 2019, on the same day his younger sibling was awarded an identical degree, from the same school, at age 13. Since then, Shashi has been working toward his master’s degree, while Kamal has thrown himself into additional studies, earning a master’s in information systems security in August; on Monday, he will graduate yet again, this time with an MBA.

How rare is something like this?

“Kamal,” claimed their father, Ravi Yerra, in the email he sent

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Local brothers start meal prepping business, lose 300 pounds combined

HOUSTON – Three brothers start a meal prepping business and lose 300 pounds combined after losing their mother.

Abe Pena’s journey to success started with a bit of inspiration from his mother.

“She was having health problems and going to dialysis, having kidney failures and it got to the point where she had to be on a diet plan. She was asking me to cook stuff for her and I didn’t know how, so she said I’m going to show you how,” Pena said.

At the time, Pena was struggling with his own health and weighed in at over 300 pounds. He started cooking for his mom, Lourdes, working out and eventually decided to start up his own meal-prepping business called Abe’s Fitty Foods.

As the business started to grow, Pena’s mother died and the boys lost their home. Abe and his brothers, Gus and Rudy, struggled with the loss.

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Yaupon Brothers Tea converts leaves to aid for COVID-hit businesses

Who said money doesn’t grow on trees?

In the first week of offering “The Official NSB Tea,” Bryon White said his company was able to forward along more than $1,000 to Save Local NSB, a non-profit designed to promote small businesses in New Smyrna Beach.

“I’ve been on the board of a lot of non-profits. It’s been difficult for them to raise funds because you can’t have events right now,” said White, co-founder and CEO of Yaupon Brothers American Tea Company, which operates out of a small shop in Edgewater. “So we’re trying to think of outside-the-box ways we can passively fund-raise for local non-profits.”

White concocted two different teas for charity. Along with the NSB tea, there’s a brand named “Abili-Tea,” with proceeds going to the local Oceans of Hope surf organization, which provides surf and kayak outings for people with limited mobility. Both are priced at $20 for

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