Here’s how much it costs to eat like The Mountain from ‘Game of Thrones’

It’s not easy being the World’s Strongest Man. “I’m very disciplined and I’m very focused when it comes to training, nutrition, and everything, and I’m always prepared,” Bjornsson tells CNBC Make It. Bjornsson tells CNBC Make It that he eats seven meals every day. “I want to fuel my body with the best nutrition I can for strength,” Bjornsson, who lives in Iceland, tells CNBC Make It. To eat like the World’s Strongest Man for an entire year would cost you about $$22,228 in total.


It’s not easy being the World’s Strongest Man. “I’m very disciplined and I’m very focused when it comes to training, nutrition, and everything, and I’m always prepared,” Bjornsson tells CNBC Make It. Bjornsson tells CNBC Make It that he eats seven meals every day. “I want to fuel my body with the best nutrition I can for strength,” Bjornsson, who lives in Iceland, tells CNBC Make It. To eat like the World’s Strongest Man for an entire year would cost you about $$22,228 in total.
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Here's how much it costs to eat like The Mountain from 'Game of Thrones'

It’s not easy being the World’s Strongest Man. The current holder of that title, Hafthor Bjornsson — who also stars as Ser Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” — had to deadlift over 1,000 pounds to win the title.

Bjornsson, 30, has to stick to a strict diet to build his strength and maintain his impressive six-foot-nine, 400-plus-pound physique.

“I’m very disciplined and I’m very focused when it comes to training, nutrition, and everything, and I’m always prepared,” Bjornsson tells CNBC Make It. “And, that’s the key to success, I believe.”

Bjornsson tells CNBC Make It that he eats seven meals every day.

“I want to fuel my body with the best nutrition I can for strength,” Bjornsson, who lives in Iceland, tells CNBC Make It. “This is my job, and my body is my job, and I treat it as a job,” he says.

So what are Bjornsson’s daily eating habits?

“Every morning, I eat six eggs, six pieces of bacon, maybe one cup of rice,” he says.

From there, Bjornsson’s next six meals are totally repetitive: Six times a day, he eats 250 grams (about 8.8 ounces) of ribeye steak along with 200 grams (about 7 ounces) each of rice, carrots and red bell peppers.

“For me, ribeye steak is the best meat for strength,” he says.

In order to figure out roughly how much it would cost to eat like the World’s Strongest Man, CNBC Make It determined what all of the food Bjornsson eats each day would cost if you bought it at Trader Joe’s in New York City. Just for one day of Bjornsson’s diet, you would need to buy six eggs, six pieces of bacon, three pounds of ribeye steak, 49 ounces of rice, and three pounds each of carrots and red bell peppers.

The total grocery bill for those items would be more than $60 per day and about $426 each week. (In November, the average cost of a week’s worth of food for a men 19 to 50 years old in the U.S. ranged from $42.50 to $84.40, according to the USDA.)

To eat like the World’s Strongest Man for an entire year would cost you about $$22,228 in total.

All of that eating is definitely paying off, Bjornsson says: “It’s working. I’m the World’s Strongest Man.”

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These are the 10 most expensive US states for childcare

After paying the medical costs for the delivery and outfitting a nursery, new parents might think the hefty bills would end. But depending on where you live, you could be spending almost 20 percent of your salary to cover childcare expenses. And that’s if you’re entering parenthood with a partner. Single parents will spend even more to ensure their children are well-looked after while they’re at work. Below are the 10 places in the country where childcare bills for center-based infant and four-y


After paying the medical costs for the delivery and outfitting a nursery, new parents might think the hefty bills would end. But depending on where you live, you could be spending almost 20 percent of your salary to cover childcare expenses. And that’s if you’re entering parenthood with a partner. Single parents will spend even more to ensure their children are well-looked after while they’re at work. Below are the 10 places in the country where childcare bills for center-based infant and four-y
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These are the 10 most expensive US states for childcare

After paying the medical costs for the delivery and outfitting a nursery, new parents might think the hefty bills would end.

But depending on where you live, you could be spending almost 20 percent of your salary to cover childcare expenses.

And that’s if you’re entering parenthood with a partner. Single parents will spend even more to ensure their children are well-looked after while they’re at work. The cost of center-based infant care exceeds 27 percent of the median household income for single parents in all states, according to data collected by Child Care Aware of America, a non-profit organization focused on improving the affordability of childcare in the U.S.

Childcare fees for families with two children cost more than the average mortgage payment in 35 states and the District of Columbia, while a year of infant care costs more in 28 states than the average tuition bill for a year at a public college, Child Care Aware found.

Below are the 10 places in the country where childcare bills for center-based infant and four-year-old care will cost you the most:


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FDA clears the way to increase access and lower cost of life-saving opioid overdose treatment drug

The Food and Drug Administration is clearing the way for drug companies to increase access and lower the cost of a life-saving drug used to treat opioid overdoses. The FDA said Thursday it is streamlining the labeling for naloxone, a prescription drug that can reverse an opioid overdose if caught early enough. “Naloxone is a critical drug to help reduce opioid overdose deaths,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “Prevention and treatment of opioid overdose is an urgent priority


The Food and Drug Administration is clearing the way for drug companies to increase access and lower the cost of a life-saving drug used to treat opioid overdoses. The FDA said Thursday it is streamlining the labeling for naloxone, a prescription drug that can reverse an opioid overdose if caught early enough. “Naloxone is a critical drug to help reduce opioid overdose deaths,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “Prevention and treatment of opioid overdose is an urgent priority
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FDA clears the way to increase access and lower cost of life-saving opioid overdose treatment drug

The Food and Drug Administration is clearing the way for drug companies to increase access and lower the cost of a life-saving drug used to treat opioid overdoses.

The FDA said Thursday it is streamlining the labeling for naloxone, a prescription drug that can reverse an opioid overdose if caught early enough. The change will enable drugmakers to produce over-the-counter versions of the medication that some have criticized as prohibitively expensive and difficult to buy.

“Naloxone is a critical drug to help reduce opioid overdose deaths,” FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said in a statement. “Prevention and treatment of opioid overdose is an urgent priority. Increased availability of naloxone for emergency treatment of overdoses is an important step.”

Naloxone, sold as an injection or nasal spray, is used in emergency rooms across the U.S. to reverse the symptoms of a drug overdose from opioids like heroin or prescription pain medications Vicodin, fentanyl, OxyContin and Percocet. It binds itself to opioid receptors in the brain, thereby blocking the drugs and stopping an overdose within two to five minutes.

Naloxone maker Kaleo has an injection treatment called Evzio that has a list price of $4,100. The company plans to release a generic version of Evzio with a retail price of $178 this year. A two-pack of Narcan, a naloxone nasal spray, has a retail price of about $125. Generic naloxone costs about $40 per dose.

The FDA is trying to lower the cost even more and increase consumer access by creating easy-to-understand labels the industry can use as a template for over-the-counter versions that can be sold at pharmacies without a prescription.

Opioids were involved in 47,600 overdose deaths in 2017, accounting for about 68 percent of such fatalities, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Americans are now more likely to die from accidental opioid overdoses than car crashes, according to the National Safety Council.

Surgeon General Jerome Adams recommended in April that people who know someone at risk for opioid overdoses should carry naloxone. Pharmacies have started selling it without a prescription, but some people haven’t been able to find it in stores or afford the treatment.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers that want to take a drug that’s already approved for prescription use and make it available over the counter must first develop a label that’s easy for consumers to understand. Drugmakers must also conduct studies to prove consumers can understand how to use the products without a doctor’s supervision.

The FDA created two model labels — for a nasal spray and for an auto-injector. The labels use pictograms to show people how to use the products. The agency also hired an independent research contractor to study more than 700 people who might use naloxone if they use heroin or a friend uses prescription opioids.

Companies can use the labels FDA created and tweak them as necessary.

“I personally urge companies to take notice of this pathway that FDA has opened for them and come to the agency with applications as soon as possible,” Gottlieb said.


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Netflix is raising prices and the stock is soaring

Netflix is raising its prices again, and the news is sending the company’s stock up more than 6 percent Tuesday. On Monday, Comcast-owned NBCUniversal announced it would launch a new streaming service in 2020. Disney is also set to launch its Disney+ service later this year. It’s the fourth time Netflix has raised prices since its streaming service launched. It counts more than 78 million subscribers outside the U.S.WATCH: How Netflix stock has made long-term investors rich


Netflix is raising its prices again, and the news is sending the company’s stock up more than 6 percent Tuesday. On Monday, Comcast-owned NBCUniversal announced it would launch a new streaming service in 2020. Disney is also set to launch its Disney+ service later this year. It’s the fourth time Netflix has raised prices since its streaming service launched. It counts more than 78 million subscribers outside the U.S.WATCH: How Netflix stock has made long-term investors rich
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Netflix is raising prices and the stock is soaring

Netflix is raising its prices again, and the news is sending the company’s stock up more than 6 percent Tuesday.

Netflix’s cheapest basic plan will cost $9, up from $8; its most popular HD standard plan will cost $13, up from $11; and its 4K premium plan will cost $16, up from $14.

The rate hikes constitute a jump of between 13 and 18 percent — the company’s biggest increase since launching its streaming service 12 years ago — and will take effect immediately for new customers. Existing subscribers will see the price increase on their bills over the next three months.

Customers in Latin American, the Caribbean and some other countries will also see the higher rates. Major international markets like Mexico and Brazil won’t be affected.

The extra cash will help to pay for Netflix’s huge investment in original shows and films, and finance the heavy debt it’s taken on to ward off streaming threats from Amazon, Disney and Apple. Streaming incumbents like Netflix, HBO and Hulu have faced increasing pressure from new entrants, driving overall investment in the space to new highs.

On Monday, Comcast-owned NBCUniversal announced it would launch a new streaming service in 2020. NBC’s service will be free and supported by advertising if you already have a pay-TV account. It’ll cost approximately $12 per month if you want to remove ads or sign up if you don’t have a pay-TV service. Disney is also set to launch its Disney+ service later this year.

It’s the fourth time Netflix has raised prices since its streaming service launched. The company last raised rates in October 2017, sending shares up 3 percent that day. Previous rate hikes have had little effect on subscriber growth, and have traditionally buoyed the stock.

Last quarter, the company reported domestic subscriber growth of 10.7 percent year over year, totaling 58 million U.S. subscribers. It counts more than 78 million subscribers outside the U.S.

WATCH: How Netflix stock has made long-term investors rich


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Delta CEO: Government shutdown will cost the airline $25 million this month

The partial U.S. government shutdown will cost Delta Air Lines about $25 million in revenue this month as fewer government contractors and employees are traveling, the airline’s, CEO Ed Bastian, said Tuesday. The shutdown is the longest ever and has left some 800,000 government employees furloughed or working without pay. Delta, which reported fourth-quarter earnings earlier Tuesday, said it expects the shutdown, along with currency headwinds and a later Easter this year, to dent its revenue in


The partial U.S. government shutdown will cost Delta Air Lines about $25 million in revenue this month as fewer government contractors and employees are traveling, the airline’s, CEO Ed Bastian, said Tuesday. The shutdown is the longest ever and has left some 800,000 government employees furloughed or working without pay. Delta, which reported fourth-quarter earnings earlier Tuesday, said it expects the shutdown, along with currency headwinds and a later Easter this year, to dent its revenue in
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Delta CEO: Government shutdown will cost the airline $25 million this month

The partial U.S. government shutdown will cost Delta Air Lines about $25 million in revenue this month as fewer government contractors and employees are traveling, the airline’s, CEO Ed Bastian, said Tuesday.

The shutdown is the longest ever and has left some 800,000 government employees furloughed or working without pay.

Delta, which reported fourth-quarter earnings earlier Tuesday, said it expects the shutdown, along with currency headwinds and a later Easter this year, to dent its revenue in the first three months of the year. Unit revenue, which measures its revenue for every seat it flies a mile, will be flat to up 2 percent in the three months ending March 31, compared with the year-earlier period. Delta posted $10.74 billion in revenue for the last three months of the year, up 5 percent from a year earlier.


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Sears bankruptcy raises old questions about cost of going broke

Whether the 126-year-old retailer stays afloat or goes out of business now hinges in part on paying for the enormous bill piled up by going broke. The fate of Sears Holdings Corp highlights a harsh reality of U.S. bankruptcy: It requires armies of pricey specialists in a system driven by an outcome, not costs. On Monday, Sears will consider bids for its assets, including a last-ditch $5 billion proposal by chairman and controlling shareholder Eddie Lampert. To ensure his chances of outbidding pr


Whether the 126-year-old retailer stays afloat or goes out of business now hinges in part on paying for the enormous bill piled up by going broke. The fate of Sears Holdings Corp highlights a harsh reality of U.S. bankruptcy: It requires armies of pricey specialists in a system driven by an outcome, not costs. On Monday, Sears will consider bids for its assets, including a last-ditch $5 billion proposal by chairman and controlling shareholder Eddie Lampert. To ensure his chances of outbidding pr
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Sears bankruptcy raises old questions about cost of going broke

Sears has survived the Great Depression and world wars. Whether the 126-year-old retailer stays afloat or goes out of business now hinges in part on paying for the enormous bill piled up by going broke.

The fate of Sears Holdings Corp highlights a harsh reality of U.S. bankruptcy: It requires armies of pricey specialists in a system driven by an outcome, not costs.

On Monday, Sears will consider bids for its assets, including a last-ditch $5 billion proposal by chairman and controlling shareholder Eddie Lampert.

To ensure his chances of outbidding proposals to liquidate the chain, Lampert last week agreed to assume more than $600 million in additional liabilities that Sears has incurred since filing for bankruptcy protection last October.

Those so-called administrative claims includes taxes, and payments to vendors and the professionals advising Sears.

“The fees in a case like this will be tremendous, you’ve got people working round the clock,” said David Wander, bankruptcy attorney at Davidoff Hutcher & Citron. “A massive case requires a massive amount of legal talent.”

Sears, which also owns the Kmart discount chain, is picking up the tab for six law firms, three investment banks, two financial advisers and seven others that are providing tax, real estate advice and other services, according to court filings.

Although the final tally will not be known until the case ends, the fees mount quickly.

The law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, for example, billed Sears about $5 million for the first two weeks after it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Oct. 15, according to court documents.

Weil did not respond to a request for comment. Sears declined to comment.

Bankruptcy veterans said the fees reflect the realities of Chapter 11, which can inflate costs: only a handful of law firms can put scores of experienced staff on a case on short notice. Corporate leaders are happy to pay top dollar when the company’s survival is on the line.


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Retailers are slashing iPhone prices across China as consumers say the phones aren’t worth the cost

Apple’s latest iPhone models are facing huge discounts in China as retailers try to sell the struggling devices. That comes as the top-of-the-line Apple smartphones have posted poor China sales on what experts say are too-high prices for the world’s largest smartphone market and a lack of innovative features compared to local competitors like Huawei. Other third-party sellers on the site had the devices for even cheaper, offering flash sales to try to unload iPhones. Sunion, an Apple re-seller,


Apple’s latest iPhone models are facing huge discounts in China as retailers try to sell the struggling devices. That comes as the top-of-the-line Apple smartphones have posted poor China sales on what experts say are too-high prices for the world’s largest smartphone market and a lack of innovative features compared to local competitors like Huawei. Other third-party sellers on the site had the devices for even cheaper, offering flash sales to try to unload iPhones. Sunion, an Apple re-seller,
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Retailers are slashing iPhone prices across China as consumers say the phones aren't worth the cost

Apple’s latest iPhone models are facing huge discounts in China as retailers try to sell the struggling devices.

That comes as the top-of-the-line Apple smartphones have posted poor China sales on what experts say are too-high prices for the world’s largest smartphone market and a lack of innovative features compared to local competitors like Huawei. The technology giant itself acknowledged earlier this month that unexpectedly low sales in the Chinese market would likely lead to worse-than-anticipated first quarter revenues.

One of the most recent iPhone cost cuts in the country came from Suning, a large Chinese retailer, which changed the price of the 128GB version of the iPhone XR from 6,999 yuan ($1,036) to 5,799 yuan ($858) — a 1,200 yuan ($178) discount.

Other third-party sellers on the site had the devices for even cheaper, offering flash sales to try to unload iPhones. One seller had a 256GB version of the iPhone XS Max, Apple’s most premium device, for 9,699 yuan ($1,436), way below the U.S. firm’s official selling price of 10,999 yuan ($1,628) for that smartphone.

Still, that remains more expensive than in the U.S., where the same phone would sell for $1,249, according to the Apple website.

And that’s just on one site. Other retailers in China are also putting their iPhones on sale. Sunion, an Apple re-seller, was advertising 700 yuan off for both the 128GB and 256GB versions of the iPhone XR. E-commerce site Pinduoduo, which allows third-parties to sell products, also had hefty discounts across all of the latest iPhone models.

Apple’s issues in China are down to two major factors, experts and local consumers say: It got its pricing wrong, and it has failed to introduce features to excite consumers in a forward-thinking technology market. Now, analysts said, competitors have taken market share in the premium smartphone space.


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This smart mug keeps your drink at the perfect temperature, but it will cost you a hefty $80

Ember temperature control mugs allow you to set your drink to a specific temperature and keep it that way for at least an hour, whether you’re at home or on the go. After setting up an account, you control the mug via a smartphone app, which lets you adjust its temperature and track how much caffeine you’re drinking. Ember comes in black or white and in either a 12-ounce travel mug or 10-ounce ceramic mug. There’s also a special copper edition for $130. CNBC’s Katie Schoolov tests it out see if


Ember temperature control mugs allow you to set your drink to a specific temperature and keep it that way for at least an hour, whether you’re at home or on the go. After setting up an account, you control the mug via a smartphone app, which lets you adjust its temperature and track how much caffeine you’re drinking. Ember comes in black or white and in either a 12-ounce travel mug or 10-ounce ceramic mug. There’s also a special copper edition for $130. CNBC’s Katie Schoolov tests it out see if
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This smart mug keeps your drink at the perfect temperature, but it will cost you a hefty $80

Ember temperature control mugs allow you to set your drink to a specific temperature and keep it that way for at least an hour, whether you’re at home or on the go. After setting up an account, you control the mug via a smartphone app, which lets you adjust its temperature and track how much caffeine you’re drinking.

Ember comes in black or white and in either a 12-ounce travel mug or 10-ounce ceramic mug. Both sizes are $80.

There’s also a special copper edition for $130. CNBC’s Katie Schoolov tests it out see if it’s worth the price.


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Trump tariffs would make a ‘steel slat’ border wall much more expensive for taxpayers

A White House effort to win support for a border wall describing the project as “border security” with “steel slats” only serves as a reminder that the president’s steep tariffs on the metal would make any such project much more expensive. Despite congressional Democrats’ opposition to Trump’s demands of $5 billion for a border wall, the president Friday seemed determined to force a government shutdown. Trump “does not want to go further without border security, which includes steel slats or a w


A White House effort to win support for a border wall describing the project as “border security” with “steel slats” only serves as a reminder that the president’s steep tariffs on the metal would make any such project much more expensive. Despite congressional Democrats’ opposition to Trump’s demands of $5 billion for a border wall, the president Friday seemed determined to force a government shutdown. Trump “does not want to go further without border security, which includes steel slats or a w
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Trump tariffs would make a 'steel slat' border wall much more expensive for taxpayers

A White House effort to win support for a border wall describing the project as “border security” with “steel slats” only serves as a reminder that the president’s steep tariffs on the metal would make any such project much more expensive.

So far this year, the price of milled steel products is up roughly 25 percent, which matches the level of import duties Trump applied in March to all steel products made outside the U.S. That added cost to imports helped domestic makers of steel and milled products raise their prices as well.

Despite congressional Democrats’ opposition to Trump’s demands of $5 billion for a border wall, the president Friday seemed determined to force a government shutdown. The move is aimed at showing his core supporters that he is steadfast in his commitment to his signature campaign promise to build a physical barrier between the U.S. and Mexico.

In a fumbled effort at compromise with Capitol Hill, the White House on Thursday tried to appease wall critics in Congress by describing the project differently.

Trump “does not want to go further without border security, which includes steel slats or a wall,” White House spokeswoman Sanders told reporters.

It remains to be seen what materials would be used for a U.S.-Mexico border wall, let alone how much it would cost. Various estimates have placed the final cost of walling off the entire 2,000-mile boundary as high as $70 billion, according to a report by the Brookings Institution. It is unclear what the $5 billion the president is demanding would ultimately cover.

Cost estimates vary widely in part because the White House has yet to come up with final specifications. Even a concrete wall would get hit by tariffs, though, as steel would be used in that construction as well.

In August, the Government Accountability Office, a government watchdog agency, found that the Department of Homeland Security had not completed an analysis required to efficiently build the proposed barrier along the Mexico border — which could result in wasted taxpayer money.

“DHS plans to spend billions of dollars developing and deploying new barriers along the southwest border,” the study said. “However, by proceeding without key information on cost, acquisition baselines, and the contributions of previous barrier and technology deployments, DHS faces an increased risk that the Border Wall System Program will cost more than projected, take longer than planned, or not fully perform as expected.”

GAO did not estimate how much money could be wasted.


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Coffee isn’t always worth the cost, experts say–here’s why

Coffee isn’t always worth the cost, experts say–here’s why1 Hour AgoTo view this site, you need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser, and either the Flash Plugin or an HTML5-Video enabled browser. Download the latest Flash player and try again. Kevin O’Leary and David Bach explain why buying expensive coffee can be a waste of money, but Ramit Sethi argues that it can be valuable to you.


Coffee isn’t always worth the cost, experts say–here’s why1 Hour AgoTo view this site, you need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser, and either the Flash Plugin or an HTML5-Video enabled browser. Download the latest Flash player and try again. Kevin O’Leary and David Bach explain why buying expensive coffee can be a waste of money, but Ramit Sethi argues that it can be valuable to you.
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Coffee isn't always worth the cost, experts say–here's why

Coffee isn’t always worth the cost, experts say–here’s why

1 Hour Ago

To view this site, you need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser, and either the Flash Plugin or an HTML5-Video enabled browser. Download the latest Flash player and try again.

Kevin O’Leary and David Bach explain why buying expensive coffee can be a waste of money, but Ramit Sethi argues that it can be valuable to you.


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2018-12-20
Keywords: news, cnbc, companies, why1, experts, valuable, browser, try, worth, cost, waste, view, coffee, flash, sayheres, isnt, enabled


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