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.

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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – Anger Rooms: A Smashing New Way to Relieve Stress

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Update: German Telekom is now looking into evidence of a hacker attack after 900,000 internet, phone and television clients were hit by a massive outage starting on Sunday and going into Monday.

Around 900,000 routers across Germany were hit by the outage which started on Sunday, a company spokesman told DPA on Monday.

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Many actors think there ought to be a law against posting their ages online, and California this year obliged critics of ageism in Hollywood by passing a law targeting a leading movie and television information website.

The law has been challenged in a lawsuit by the company IMDb, which is owned by Amazon.com Inc and operates a repository of information on the film and television industry.

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Time For Truth: (Reuters) – Revealing an actor's age is illegal? IMDb website sues California

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Federal prosecutors brought charges on Thursday against dozens of people accused of taking part in a giant international crime ring that relied on Indian telephone call centers to bilk thousands of Americans out of more than $300 million.

While service calls routed to phone banks in India have become a frequent annoyance for American consumers — as well as comic inspiration for late-night television hosts — the Justice Department revealed a darker side to the operations in an 81-page indictment unsealed in federal court in Houston.

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Time For Truth: (The New York Times) – U.S. Indicts Dozens in $300 Million Indian Call Center Scheme

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As AT&T and Time Warner Inc. came closer to announcing an $80-billion merger on Saturday, questions were already emerging over whether the union would create an entertainment colossus with too much power.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Saturday that his administration would block such a massive merger between AT&T and Time Warner Inc. if he is elected president.

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Time For Truth: (LA Times) – AT&T-Time Warner deal would create the nation's largest entertainment company and is already raising antitrust concerns

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