Rage rooms help people get it all out while smashing stuff.
Sometimes you’re so mad or stressed that you feel like breaking something, but no one wants to actually ruin their own stuff and that’s what “rage rooms” are all about. Here, people can pay to demolish and destroy items, like TVs, laptops, ceramics, and old furniture. Rage rooms, or anger rooms, are entertainment and self-care rolled into one and people all over the country are getting in on the action.
Peter Wolf, co-founder of Rage Ground in Los Angeles, says rage rooms started popping up in Asia around 20 years ago and these days they can be found in most major cities in the U.S. With fun names like “Smash Therapy,” it’s no wonder folks flock there to break and shatter stuff until their heart’s content.
Visitors pay between $30 and $390, depending on the place, to suit up and hit stuff. There are just a few rules at most rage rooms, mostly relating to not hitting the walls or throwing things through the ceiling, which is bound to happen when you get enough people in there venting their feelings while wrecking stuff with metal bats.
Rage rooms aren’t for everyone and some therapists warn they can even make stress or anger worse for some people. Painting and meditating are also good ways to lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol, but this is just the kind of therapy some are looking for.
“It’s really about providing a safe space so you can come in when you feel like you need to and get it all out of your system without harming anyone and breaking your own stuff,” Wolf says. “And then we clean it up for you.”
Source: Refinery 29
Couple finally gets their happily ever after decades after falling in love.
Not all couples get together, stay together and end up together happily ever after, some spend some time apart before realizing they are meant to be. That was the case for Barbara Cotton and Curtis Brewer, who were high school sweethearts who lost touch for a long time before realizing they were still in love. And now, 57 years later, they finally tied the knot.
The couple dated in high school and Barbara went to Curtis’ junior and senior proms with him and say they “never stopped loving each other,” but circumstances led to their separation. Her mom died and she was left to take care of her five brothers while he went off to college. Decades went by before Barbara found Curtis on Classmates.com and reached out to reconnect with her former flame.
That was all it took and from that point they started dating and a few years later, Curtis popped the question to his first love. He says he only managed to get out part of the proposal before Barbara enthusiastically answered “Yes!” Now in their 70s, they finally walked down the aisle on January 5th, making it official after 57 years. The newlyweds plan to hit the road in an RV and travel the country as they begin their lives together.
“It was such an unconditional loving relationship and no one was ever able to match that,” Barbara says. “No one could have planned this. We know this was meant to be.”
Source: New York Post