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Melinda & Andrew’s Puri Dajuma Bali Destination Wedding

Melinda & Andrew There are few things more guaranteed to get everyone into a celebratory mood than a beachside holiday and for Melinda and Andrew, with the bride from Germany and the groom from Australia, there seemed to be no better occasion for their family and friends to come together, than for a destination wedding by the sea where the dress code was strictly “”No suits, ties or shoes”. With Maria Shiriaeva Photography capturing every moment, all you need to do is kick off your own shoes, gr...
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Bill Gates is worth $100 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates' net worth is officially $100 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire index. That makes him $24 billion richer than he was five years ago, and puts him in a two-man club with Jeff Bezos, reported Business Insider's Julie Bort. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates is getting richer and rich...
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Bill Gates is $9.5 billion richer than he was a year ago, worth over $100 billion, but not just from Microsoft (MSFT)

Bill Gates is one of the world's biggest philanthropists who has given away billions of dollars of his money. That's why so many people think that Gates' personal wealth is shrinking as he gives his money away. But it isn't. Gates is astoundingly rich and getting richer all the time. And he just joined a two-man club of people worth more than $100 billion. Bill Gates is one of the world's biggest philanthropists. He and his wife Melinda have given away a whopping $45.5 billion...
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Sharks' Evander Kane announces loss of 26-week-old unborn child

San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane took to social media to announce that he and his wife have lost their unborn child at 26 weeks. Kane shared the devastating news on Twitter on Thursday afternoon: Kane, who also missed the Sharks' previous four home contests for undisclosed reasons, didn't join San Jose on its two-game road trip to Minnesota and Winnipeg on Monday and Tuesday and won't be in the lineup on Thursday as his team takes on the Panthers. Sharks teammate Erik Karlsson...
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Comment on pita bread by Melinda

Does anyone have any idea how big they end up being? either the big or small size?
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Jeff Bezos topped U.S. philanthropy in 2018 ($2 billion)

Amazon founder Bezos and ex-wife-to-be MacKenzie topped charitable giving in 2018 with $2 billion, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, which released its annual list this month. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images) No. 2: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He donated $767 million to the arts, education, health and other causes last year. (Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds No. 5: Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer and his ...
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Bill Gates listed his favorite TV shows including Netflix's 'Black Mirror' and 'Narcos,' which he watches by himself

Bill Gates revealed some of his favorite TV and streaming shows on Monday. They include Netflix's "Black Mirror" and "Narcos," and Showtime's "Billions." Bill Gates revealed his eclectic TV tastes on Monday, and they run a little more violent than those of the rest of his family.  The business mogul, philanthropist, and Microsoft founder took part in a Reddit ask-me-anything (AMA) session on Monday, and commented on his favorite TV shows. Gates said that he watches HBO's "Silicon Valley," NBC...
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I spent an uplifting day at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and discovered what it's really like to work there (MSFT)

Bill and Melinda Gates keep saying the word is getting better and it's easy to look around and shrug off their optimism. So I spent a day at their foundation, talking to the people working on some of the world's hairiest, most intractable problems. And they are winning. Bill and Melinda Gates keep insisting that — despite problems like climate change, political divisions and income disparity, the world is getting better for most people on Earth. In late January, Bill Gates expertly trolled th...
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Melinda Gates has some great advice on how working parents can reduce stress

Melinda Gates is best known as philanthropist running one of the world's largest charitable foundations with her husband, Bill. But she has a number of jobs of other jobs as well, including being a mom to three kids. Although her schedule is often jam-packed she's got a trick for reducing stress that any parent can use.  Melinda Gates is best known as a philanthropist running one of the world's largest charitable foundations with her husband, Bill. But she has a number of jobs of other jobs ...
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Bill and Melinda Gates get asked whether billionaires should exist

Should billionaires actually be a thing?That was one of the first questions Stephen Colbert put to Bill and Melinda Gates during their appearance on The Late Show on Tuesday, where they spoke about philanthropy and taxing the wealthy."I think you can make the tax system take a much higher portion from people with great wealth," responded Bill. "These great fortunes were not made from ordinary income, so you probably have to look to the capital gains rate and the estate tax if you want to create ...
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Jeff Bezos shot straight to the top of a ranking of America's biggest donors — here's how much tech moguls gave away to good causes in 2018

The Chronicle of Philanthropy published its "Philanthropy 50," ranking of the top donators to good causes in the US. Top among donators was the world's richest man, Jeff Bezos. It was the first time the Amazon CEO has appeared in the list. Other tech moguls including Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Allen, and Sheryl Sandberg featured prominently. The Chronicle of Philanthropy has published its ranking of the top 50 US donators to philanthropic causes in 2018. Figures from the world of tech featured pro...
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Inside the daily routine of billionaire Bill Gates, who loves cheeseburgers, tours missile silos, and washes the dishes every night

Bill Gates is one of the wealthiest men on the planet. The Microsoft founder has thrown himself into charitable work in recent years. Gates and his wife Melinda run the philanthropic Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. On Tuesday, the Gates Foundation released its 2019 annual letter, in which Gates and Melinda shared what they considered to be the nine biggest surprises of the past year. While running his foundation, Gates tends to have a pretty normal day: He exercises, catches up on the news,...
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Inside the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates, who met at work, live in a $124 million home, and will leave their children only a small fraction of their fortune

Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, married Melinda French in 1994. They met at Microsoft when Melinda was brought on a product manager. She initially turned down Bill's request for a date at a company picnic. Today, they run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $50.7 billion. On Tuesday, they released their 2019 annual letter, in which they broke down the nine "biggest surprises" of the past year. Melinda French was less than impressed when her boss asked her out ...
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Bill and Melinda Gates say the world could get an extra US economy’s worth of income by making one important change for women

Bill and Melinda Gates   released their 2019 annual letter on Tuesday morning. The letter is a call to action; perhaps the biggest ask from the pair is a renewed commitment to boosting the world's "human capital," or people power. Melinda Gates points out that educating women would provide a serious economic stimulus.  Bill and Melinda Gates' 2019 annual letter, released Tuesday morning, is a call to action. It suggests one simple economic stimulus plan that could net the world more than an ...
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Bill Gates is worth $96 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill and Melinda Gates released their 2019 annual letter, highlighting the biggest surprises of 2018. Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $96.5 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill and Melinda Gates released their 2019 annual letter, in which they h...
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Bill and Melinda Gates say that the best way to put 'America first' is to invest in foreign aid — a not-so-subtle nudge at Trump

Bill and Melinda Gates released their 2019 annual letter on Tuesday morning. The couple warned about the rising trend of nationalism in wealthy countries, saying that "turning inward" could dissuade rich nations (like the US) from investing in global health. "There is nothing about putting your country first that requires turning your back on the rest of the world," Melinda Gates said in the letter. "If anything, the opposite is true." Bill and Melinda Gates released their annual letter on Tu...
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After talking to teens about anger management, Bill Gates admits that some of his Microsoft meltdowns were over the top (MSFT)

An older, wiser, mellower Bill Gates has publicly acknowledged that his younger self probably engaged in some behavior at Microsoft that was over the top. He did some soul-searching in the annual letter he published with his wife, Melinda on Tuesday. This realization came after Gates spent some time with a teen anger management group that is having great success at keeping at-risk kids out of trouble. Bill Gates has always been one of the tech industry's brightest minds. But decades before he...
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Bill Gates warns of the dangers of cow farts — and the world should take his words seriously

Bill Gates has a $1 billion fund, collected from a who's who of fellow billionaires, ready to invest in startups and research to solve climate change. On Tuesday, in his annual letter with wife Melinda, he points out that really fixing climate change involves way more than renewable electric energy, though he's encouraged by progress there. Manufacturing and agriculture are overlooked problem areas. He's looking for climate friendly ways to make concrete and steel, as well as ideas on dealing ...
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Bill and Melinda Gates revealed their 9 biggest surprises from 2018 in a letter dedicated to Microsoft's late cofounder

Bill and Melinda Gates published their annual letter for 2019. The Gates' listed their nine biggest surprises of in 2018, which include home DNA-tests catching out serial killers, sexist data, and the fact that toilets remain largely unchanged. They dedicated the letter to Bill Gates' Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, who died in October 2018. Bill and Melinda Gates have released their 2019 annual letter, and its theme is "surprises." "How would you describe 2018? Was it what you expected? We'd...
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New Leaf Vote for for March 2019 • Murder, They Wrote: Deadly Pursuits

Let's select the book we'll read and discuss in March 2019! We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but we'd like to request that you not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection, in the interest of a vibrant conversation. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll. Vote for as many books as you'd like. Questions? FAQs |
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Personal History (1986-1998)

Amy discovered the photo above a few weeks ago, and it's stirred up a host of memories from a pivotal period in my life that I feel compelled to document here--I don't expect anyone to read all this, but I suspect I'll enjoy re-reading it myself some day. The photo shows the two of us in 1991 in our first apartment in San Francisco. It was $750 a month for a nice one-bedroom on the Panhandle. She was--and is--completely adorable, and I look at that face and fall in love all over again. I have ...
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A New Home for Extreme Poverty: Middle-Income Countries

Redirecting global aid away from places like India and Nigeria ignores the hundreds of millions of desperately impoverished people who live there.
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San Jose Sharks Take a Break

The San Jose Sharks entered their 10-day break with much to be happy about. For starters, the break comes at an extremely good time for the team. The team’s play had declined in the past four games; they’d allowed six goals in each game, one of the more futile defensive stretches in franchise history. The four games all occurred on the road. The Sharks lost to both the Arizona Coyotes and Florida Panthers, not exactly the league’s elite. They also lost to the Tampa Lightning, the league’s ...
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Bill Gates has a net worth of over $96 billion — here's how he makes and spends his money

Bill Gates is currently the world's second richest person with an estimated net worth of over $96 billion. In 1975, childhood friends Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft and went on to create the operating system for IBM's first personal computer.  Although Gates loves his luxury vehicles, he says his primary concerns are global warming and putting an end to polio.  Bill Gates is the world's second richest person. His net worth is more than $93 billion [as of December 2018]. If Gates g...
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MELINDA GATES: We're getting closer to wiping several deadly diseases off the face of the earth, but we could easily blow it

In 2000 Melinda and Bill Gates launched the Gates Foundation. Since then, they've spent a chunk of their fortune tackling some of the world's biggest problems. More than $45 billion has been poured into their organization. One of those problems is that millions of children under age 5 are dying from preventable health issues and diseases. This is particularly true in impoverished areas of sub-Saharan Africa. Thanks in part to big global health initiatives, the number of deaths has gone down sig...
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Bill and Melinda Gates say they've found something better at curbing immigration than a wall

According to the Gates Foundation, fewer babies and toddlers are dying than ever before: the global mortality rate for children under five has declined by more than 50% since 1990. This is mostly because of better public-health initiatives: more vaccines, polio eradication efforts, and better maternal and child healthcare. But the Gates' are worried that as rich countries turn "inward," they'll stop funding some life-saving health campaigns around the world, making the globe less peaceful and ...
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Bill Gates says investing in 4 simple plans has saved millions of lives and provided a better return on investment than the stock market

Bill and Melinda Gates are making a hard push for rich countries to re-invest in four key public health programs that fund inexpensive vaccines, malaria bed nets, diarrhea medicines, and healthcare for mothers and babies around the world. The couple's worried that countries like the US and UK might be "distracted" by other domestic issues right now, and that'll lead to more deaths and unrest. They argue that every $1 they put into the global health funds over the past 18 years has seen a $20 r...
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Bill Gates is worth $95 billion and he plans to give most of it away — here's how he spends his money now, from a luxury car collection to incredible real estate

Bill Gates, the world's second-richest person, has an estimated net worth of $94.8 billion, according to Forbes. While he indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Bill Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, is the world's second-richest person, sitting on an estimated net worth of about $95 billion, according to Forbes. It's hard to im...
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