MILLIONAIRE BUSINESSMAN HELPS STUDENTS IN PARADISE, CALIFORNIA
A wealthy businessman with a big heart and more than $1 million burning a hole in his pocket, recently visited the fire-ravaged city of Paradise, California, to offer some very generous help.
90-year-old Bob Wilson, who is a restaurant owner and real estate developer in Southern California, traveled up north to see the Camp Fire damage firsthand and how the wildfire affected residents there.
He stopped in to Paradise High School and had a surprise for students and teachers who have been trying to resume a normal life.
Wilson was carrying two briefcases -- each one stuffed with $1,000 checks. He then handed a check to each and every student and staff member of the school. The school has 980 students and 105 staffers. That's a total of nearly $1.1 million.
Wilson says, "I made the decision within two or three minutes of reading the news, that I would like to give these kids something ... so they could have some good times and I could put a smile on their faces and maybe lift their spirits.” (NBC News)
Dealing with stress … by going to jail?
Seems stressed out people in South Korea are paying to get away from it all … in a fake jail. It’s called “Prison Inside Me” and people pay about $90 to be locked in solitary confinement for 24 hours. The “jail mates” wear matching uniforms, sleep on the floor in bare 54-square-foot cells, get minimal meals fed through a slot in their “cell” doors and are forbidden from speaking to each other. Phones and clocks are prohibited. They do get a yoga mat, tea set, pen and notebook. Apparently more than 2,000 people – mostly stressed out workers and students -- have stayed at the “prison” since it opened in 2013. (Travel and Leisure)