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NBA 2K19

The great thing about the NBA 2K series of games has always been their ease of access for newcomers and for veterans to find a rich challenge. NBA 2K19 happily doesn’t break this mould and was able to get me; a person last heavily into Basketball when the Chicago Bulls were still a powerhouse, easily […]

Home Mortgage Finder

Is buying a house a better investment than the stock market? We did the math, and the answer is clear

Joe Raedle/Getty Images Owning real estate is often the biggest financial commitment someone will make, while investing in stocks is generally a key component of building wealth. Using data from the Federal Housing Finance Agency and Yahoo Finance, we compared housing prices and stock prices over the past couple of decades. In that time, stocks […]

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LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman shares his secret for fast growth and getting ahead of the competition

Shutterstock Startups can be just as risky as they are promising — 20% of small businesses fail in just their first year. But Reid Hoffman, venture capitalist and co-founder of LinkedIn, has a method for success that bucks tradition. “Blitzscaling,” as Hoffman calls it in his new book, means prioritizing speed over efficiency in the face […]

Health and Wellness

Dallas is saving $30 million by cutting down on the number of mentally ill people in prison, with help from a new predictive analytics tool

Stringer/Reuters HarrisLogic uses data to identify prisoners that require intensive treatment for mental illness.  The company’s analytics can predict who will return to prison within six months with a high degree of accuracy. By cutting back on treatment costs and recidivism, HarrisLogic has saved Dallas County $30 million over the course of four years.  The majority of America’s […]