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PlayTable brings the blockchain to board games

While tabletop gaming is successfully making the transition to noncorporeal form, they can lose something without the physical gameplay elements they’ve always been known for. Enter PlayTable, a blockchain-based console to be released later this year that incorporates toys with digital tabletop …

Board Games

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else | Inc.com

Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest person on the planet (as of this writing).<p>So, how has he done it? Actually, it's not so much about <i>what he has done</i> as it is <i>what he hasn't done</i>. …

Self-improvement

The Particular Horror of Church Shootings

Twenty-six people were killed in an attack in Sutherland Springs, Texas, adding to the long list of houses of worship hit with gun violence.<p><i>Updated at 9:10 am EST on Monday, November 6</i><p>Twenty-six people were killed in a shooting attack on a rural church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, said Texas …

Best Christmas tech gifts 2017: Our pick of the top gadgets and tech-inspired presents

Lonely Planet's top 10 cities to visit in 2018

<b>(CNN) —</b> Known for its celebratory street life, excellent tapas scene and the near constant performances of flamenco, there's even more to celebrate in Seville next year.<p>Featured in the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones," the city in Spain where medieval architecture competes with modernists will …

Top 10 NFL Players Who Wasted Their Careers on Bad Teams

NFL players join the league for two reasons. They want to make millions of dollars playing a game and they want to win a Super Bowl championship.<p>It …

Rich people can now buy insurance to protect against what Warren Buffett calls the 'number one problem with mankind'

After the massive Equifax data breach that exposed the personal data of nearly half the US population, one company has created a product to quell the fears of a community most vulnerable to the threat of a cyber hack: rich people.<p>Rubica, a startup based out of Silicon Valley, has partnered with …

The problem of doctors’ salaries

An economist argues that American doctors get paid too much—and offers some bold ideas on what to do about it.<p>The United States pays more than twice as much per person for health care as other wealthy countries. We tend to blame the high prices on things like drugs and medical equipment, in part …

Health Care

First Water, Then Red Ink: The Cost of Recovery When Most Are Uninsured

First water, then red ink: The nightmare of Hurricane Harvey’s deluge of Houston could be exacerbated by the cost of recovery.<p>Experts say the unique nature of Harvey’s devastation means affected residents — and FEMA’s already-broke flood insurance plan — will be the ones reaching into their pockets …

Extreme Weather

A Wisconsin company offers to implant remote-control microchips in its employees

Would you ask an employee to get a microchip implanted in her hand? Sounds invasive and intrusive. But come Aug. 1, one company in Wisconsin will be giving it a try.<p>Three Square Market — a developer of software used in vending machines — is offering all of its employees the option to get a …

Verdict slip in meningitis outbreak trial creates confusion

BOSTON (AP) — People who lost loved ones in a fungal meningitis outbreak traced to tainted steroids were stunned when a pharmacy executive was …

“It’s a huge tax cut for guys like me”: Warren Buffett slams Trump’s new health care plan at Berkshire Hathaway meeting

“Medical costs are the tapeworm of American economic competitiveness”<p>Berkshire Hathaway CEO and billionaire Warren Buffett delivered condemning remarks about President Trump's new health care plan that passed the House of Representative last Thursday. It's the Trump administration's first step …

Engaged Doctors Found Brutally Slain in Boston Penthouse Apartment

Two engaged doctors were found brutally slain — reportedly with their throats slit — in their penthouse apartment in Boston, officials said Sunday.<p>The Boston Police Department said they were responding to a call of a suspect with a gun at a luxury condominium in South Boston on Friday night when a …

Warren Buffett Is Earning $6,731 in Dividend Income Per Minute This Quarter

Did you know Berkshire Hathaway's dividend stocks are generating nearly $1 billion per quarter?<p>Warren Buffett-led <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE:BRK-A) …

New York judge's death a possible suicide, law enforcement sources say

<b>(CNN) —</b> Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam's life was one of personal achievement: She was the first African-American woman to serve on New York state's highest court. She was a trailblazer and "humble pioneer," according to those who knew her.<p>But it was also a life marked by personal tragedy. Her brother …

Bill de Blasio

Warren Buffett predicted the biggest changes sweeping the media industry 27 years ago

While everyone now recognizes the changes going on in the media landscape due to disruption from the advent of high speed internet and the likes of Netflix and YouTube, this is not a new phenomenon. In fact, way back in 1990 Warren Buffett recognized that media businesses were unlikely to be as …

Former Chris Christie Aides Sentenced To Prison Over 'Bridgegate'

Two former top allies of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie have received prison sentences for their roles in closing lanes on a bridge in what became known as the "Bridgegate" scandal.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Two former allies of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie are headed to prison. This is …

Charlie Munger on The Intelligent Improvement of Yourself

How should we go about <i>intelligently</i> improving ourselves?<p>Charlie Munger, the irreverent billionaire and business partner of Warren Buffett, offered a …

Ben Affleck Reveals Treatment for Alcohol Addiction, Vows to 'Live Life to the Fullest'

Ben Affleck has completed treatment for alcohol addiction in order to “live life to the fullest and be the best father I can be,” the Hollywood star posted on Facebook late Tuesday.<p>The Oscar-winning actor and director, who also went into rehab in 2001, said it was “something I've dealt with in the …

Warren Buffett Is Offering Even Crazier March Madness Payouts to His Employees This Year

Warren Buffett is one of the most iconic businessmen and investors in the United States. An article last year from <i>Business Insider</i> states Buffett is …

How Seriously Will Congress Investigate Trump's Wiretap Claim?

Indulging the president, top Republicans say they’ll look into his charge against Obama, but it won’t substantially alter their probe into Russian meddling in the election.<p>When the president speaks, Congress doesn’t always have to listen.<p>So when the White House on Sunday demanded an investigation …

Donald Trump

Entry Ban Could Cause Doctor Shortages in Trump Territory, New Research Finds

President Donald Trump's executive order suspending entry to the U.S. by people from six Muslim-majority nations could reduce the number of doctors in areas with high percentages of Trump supporters, according to researchers at Harvard Medical School and MIT.<p>Swaths of Appalachia and the Rust Belt …

Medical errors now the third leading cause of death, new study finds

While accurate data on deaths associated with medical errors is lacking, it is estimated that between 210,000 and 400,000 people in the U.S. die …