When she was a teenager on the South Side of Chicago in the late 1990s, Donna Alexander fantasized about setting up a space where stressed-out people could relieve their tension in a safe, nonviolent way — by smashing mannequins, televisions, furniture and other objects. She was confident in her idea, but she wasn’t sure how to turn it into a business.

Finally, in the fall of 2008, and by then living in Dallas, Ms. Alexander began an experiment. She invited current and past co-workers to her garage to pulverize items she had collected from the curbs in her neighborhood. “I would play music on my laptop and just let them have at it,” she says. She charged $5. Soon, word of the stress-relief sessions spread throughout Dallas.

Read the Full Article: Source – The New York Times
Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Anger Rooms: A Smashing New Way to Relieve Stress

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In case of an election night Doomsday, preppers are running up sales of emergency survival food.

While sales for “long term food” typically see an increase around natural disasters and elections, “this is more intense than what we saw in 2012,” said Keith Bansemer, VP of marketing for My Patriot Supply, a manufacturer and seller of survival food. During the previous election his company saw sales double. This time it’s triple.

Read the Full Article: Source – NBC News
Time For Truth: (NBC News) – Election Chaos Fears Have Preppers Stockpiling Survival Food

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The first cross-border transaction between banks using multiple blockchain applications has taken place, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Wells Fargo & Co said on Monday, resulting in a shipment of cotton to China from the United States.

Australian cotton trader Brighann Cotton Marketing bought the shipment bound for the port city Qingdao from U.S. division Brighann Cotton in Texas, the companies and their banks said in a joint statement. The blockchain trade, for 88 bales, totaled $35,000, Commonwealth Bank told Reuters.

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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Major banks mark first-ever international trade using blockchain tech

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It’s a casting director’s dream. Jack Ma, China’s richest man, and the highest-grossing Hollywood auteur of all time have struck a deal to work together to produce and finance films for the world’s second-largest movie market.

Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd. is buying a stake in Amblin Partners, the production outfit backed by Steven Spielberg to work together on production, marketing and distribution both globally and in China. It’s the latest in a spree of deals over the past two years intended to help U.S. studios tap what could soon be the world’s largest box office, while hopefully imparting a little of that Hollywood movie-making magic to increasingly ambitious Chinese households.

Read the Full Article: Source – Bloomberg
Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Jack Ma, Spielberg Team Up With Deal to Bring Hollywood to China

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Minnesota education officials have launched a review of online PhD programs at a for-profit college with ties to former President Bill Clinton.

“We have seen an increased number of complaints related to dissertations at Walden University,” Sandy Connolly of the Minnesota Office of Higher Education (MOHE) told NBC News.

Read the Full Article: Source – NBC News
Time For Truth: (NBC News) – For-Profit Walden U., Once Tied to Bill Clinton, Put Under Review

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