The club where you pay to smash appliances, for fun or stress relief

The club where you pay to smash appliances, for fun or stress relief

Ever want to just smash a printer to smithereens? Well, now you can. That’s the premise behind New York City’s The Wrecking Club. The business, founded by former accountant Tom Daly, opened its doors last year, and lets participants smash household and office goods as a way to relieve stress. “You get dishes, you get laptops, you get monitors, you get printers, you get TVs, you get furniture…we set up a room for you and…

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Salaries for blockchain engineers are skyrocketing, now on par with AI experts

Salaries for blockchain engineers are skyrocketing, now on par with AI experts

The value of cryptocurrencies might be down in the dumps, but demand for blockchain engineers has never been higher. Blockchain engineers are making between $150,000 and $175,000 on average, according to global stats provided to CNBC by Hired, a San Francisco firm that helps clients recruit tech candidates. That’s quite a premium over the $135,000 salaries that typical software engineers earn on average, according to Hired, which uses data from its service to compile the…

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Trump admin reportedly aims to refine legal definition of gender, putting transgender gains at risk

Trump admin reportedly aims to refine legal definition of gender, putting transgender gains at risk

In a proposition that may affect federal recognition of transgendered individuals in the U.S., the Trump administration is considering significantly narrowing the definition of gender, according to a New York Times report. The publication reported on Sunday about the existence of a memo from the Department of Health and Human Services, obtained by The Times. The document attempts to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX; a federal civil rights law that protects…

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Here’s what could happen to your Kenmore warranty with Sears filing for bankruptcy

Here’s what could happen to your Kenmore warranty with Sears filing for bankruptcy

Get ready for holidays sales at Sears, which will be followed by the permanent closing of 142 stores. But what happens to anyone with a Sears Kenmore appliance and a possibly defunct warranty? “We are honoring our warranties, protection agreements and guarantees as normal,” the company said in a statement. If you need help with a replacement part for your appliance, check out the Sears PartsDirect Site. What can you do if a company goes…

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The best time to book holiday travel is right now

The best time to book holiday travel is right now

If you’re considering a winter getaway, it’s time to finally set those plans in stone. This week is the best time to book holiday flights, according to airfare prediction app Hopper. Fares are currently averaging $307 round trip, down 19 percent from a year earlier. But after Halloween, prices climb, Hopper said. Beginning in mid-November, the cost will go up about $3 a day and then spike in the final two weeks before Christmas, according…

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CBS should hire a woman as its new CEO — and industry insiders have some suggestions

CBS should hire a woman as its new CEO — and industry insiders have some suggestions

Getting a chance to lead one of the four major broadcast networks — NBC, CBS, ABC or Fox — is rare. A woman has never had the CEO spot at any of them. That should change, and CBS Corp. should be the company that changes it. CBS started a search for a CEO after Les Moonves departed following sexual misconduct allegations. Joe Ianniello, Moonves’ chief operating officer, is acting as the company’s interim CEO while…

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Rob Gronkowski gets 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night—here’s the rest of his routine

Rob Gronkowski gets 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night—here’s the rest of his routine

Rob Gronkowski is a star player for the New England Patriots. He’s in his 9th NFL season and is considered one of the best tight ends in the league. To perform at his highest level on and off the field, Gronkowski says he follows a year-round routine that includes a good night’s rest and a daily workout. “You’ve gotta have a routine to get your mind and body set so that it’s always ready to…

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US and China find common ground in professional hockey, with help from a Chinese billionaire

US and China find common ground in professional hockey, with help from a Chinese billionaire

On September 19, as the game clock ticked down to zero in a face-off between the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Boston Bruins and Calgary Flames, thousands of raucous fans cheered and waved towels, decked out in black, gold, red and white that formed a sea of clashing team colors. That particular contest, in which the Bruins romped to a 3-1 victory over the Flames, was not played at TD Garden in Boston or the Scotiabank…

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Democrats appear more likely to vote in midterms than GOP: NBC-WSJ poll

Democrats appear more likely to vote in midterms than GOP: NBC-WSJ poll

President Donald Trump has turned one familiar feature of mid-term election campaigns inside out: Democrats are now more likely to vote than Republicans. That remarkable finding emerges from the new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll just two weeks before Election Day. As the president’s job approval rose to an all-time high of 47 percent, Republicans narrowed their double-digit September deficit for control of Congress to seven percentage points among all registered voters. But among the…

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How car startup Fair wants to disrupt the market for car loans using subscriptions

How car startup Fair wants to disrupt the market for car loans using subscriptions

What if you need a car, but you have a fear of commitment? To buy a car, an auto loan locks you in for 5 or 6 years. A lease is a shorter term alternative, but it’s still a 3 year deal. However, there’s a third, even more flexible option: A monthly subscription. Enter Fair, which is two-year old startup where you choose a used vehicle, get approved and complete the transaction — all on…

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