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MOST PEOPLE DREAM of quitting their corporate jobs to work for themselves. Christina Au was the opposite. After a Covid-issued furlough from her job as a pastry chef at the Four Seasons Beverly Hills and Philadelphia, she came back to her hometown of Houston and started baking fancy pop-tart-style pastries at home as a way to hold her over until she could go back to work.

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KOLBY CHANDLER NOTICED his little nephew glued to his phone screen one night, and asked him what he was looking at. "TikTok," his nephew replied. Chandler downloaded the app — and three hours later, he was still swiping and scrolling. Eventually, he wandered into cooking-video territory and thought, "I can do that."

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TO THE AVERAGE able-bodied person, the cost of a walk in the neighborhood or a jog in the park is zero. For an amputee who needs prosthetic limbs to walk, the cost can be upwards of $80,000 to $100,000 for one limb. While insurance will usually help cover that cost, it's not always covered entirely, and insurance companies will usually try to insist amputees get a retro hydraulic prosthetic, instead of the updated computer-generated limbs that are standard today.

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