Brett S. Phinney

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Go Beyond the City: This Is the Best Hiking in San Francisco

Hiking in San Francisco is one of our favorite things to do. Because the Bay Area city is so hilly and on an incline almost everywhere, it’s a …

21 Instant Pot Dinner Ideas You Need To Try

We're kind of obsessed with this thing, TBH.

Cooking

23 Romantic Love Quotes That Instantly Make You Think of Someone Special

Though it may seem like the language of love is slowly getting killed by texting, all you need is a few reminders that romance is still out there. We looked to Instagram to find beautiful love quotes that will make your heart swell. You might recognize a few or discover your newest favorite, but …

Comb the ruins at San Francisco's Lands End

Feb. 4, 2017, 6:00 a.m.<p>S.F. Bay Area<p><b>Why:</b> San Francisco's best urban archaeology site also has ocean views and clifftop trails.<p><b>What:</b> Lands End is several things at once. There are the ruins of Sutro Baths, which flourished, languished, closed, burned and crumbled, all between the 1890s and the …

San Francisco

13 Ways Non-Monogamy Has Made Me a Better Partner (and Person)

In our culture and many others, the typical relationship narrative goes like this: You date around a little, eventually finding one true soulmate—the …

Debunking 12 Myths About Relationships

If you've had or are having trouble in your relationship, you've probably gotten lots of advice. Sometimes it seems like everybody who has ever been married or knows anyone who has ever been married thinks he or she holds the secret to guaranteeing endless love.<p>As I explain in The Seven Principles …

12 Mug Recipes Every Incoming College Freshman Should Know

Learning some tasty microwave tricks is one way to make your freshman year of college easier! Discover Student Loans is also there to help, offering coverage of up to 100% of school-certified college costs.

Breakfast

Is Kissing Cheating?

Most people would say yes, duh. Unequivocally. But, as with most things, it’s maybe not that simple.<p>When I first posted this question on Twitter, I got a deluge of disclaimer-y responses from women: “A peck on the cheek is OK, but if mouths and saliva are involved, it’s dodgy.” “If you wouldn’t do …

Asking For What You Need In A Relationship Isn't Needy, It's Sexy

Far too often I work with guys that feel like they get walked on in their dating life. They're unsure if the person they like reciprocates those feelings back.<p>Most guys struggle in their dating lives because they choose not to assert themselves in fear of being rejected, or being deemed unmanly for …

Relationships

Suck at meditation? You may just be doing it right

I suck at meditating. I’m one of those perennially distracted people who knows they need to meditate, has meditated in the past with some success and who knows they should meditate more, but who finds it so much easier to do things like dishes, laundry and exercising than to schedule time to do …

Meditation

Smashed burgers are the new kale. No, but really: Try this recipe

Sizzle is the best part of the burger. But it's limited to side A and side B. In-between lurks the granular middle — it's a lot of ground to cover.<p>Solved by the genius of math. Remember geometry's plane — the way it's all surface, no depth? Applied to the burger it produces infinite sizzle.<p>Here's …

Patty Melt Recipe

<i>The patty melt is a classic. And it’s surprisingly easy and quick to slap one together at home. Here’s how to make it.</i>Adapted from George Motz | The …

Onions

The simple chicken sandwich gets a picnic-worthy makeover

Print<p>Related<p>Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A famously claims that they didn’t invent the chicken, just the fried chicken sandwich. There is no denying that …

Cast Iron Skillet

These Practical Uses for a Whipping Siphon Go Way Beyond Whipped Cream

Whipping siphons tools that seem best for fancy restaurant chefs. I appreciate everything you can do with them, but I’m not topping my weeknight …

RANKED: 23 Netflix original shows from worst to best

We know which shows people are talking about, like "House of Cards" or "Orange Is the New Black" (new season June 17), but that doesn't necessarily represent the quality of the show.<p>To get a sense of how Netflix's shows stack up against one another, we turned to the reviews aggregator Metacritic, …

45 Best Sex Positions Every Couple Should Try

If your bedroom routine is getting a little too predictable, here are a few ways to spice things up. You can thank us in the morning.<p>Most couples aren't very adventurous in the bedroom. When it comes time to get down in between the sheets, few are bold enough to venture away from traditional …

The secret to the perfect burger goes against everything we believed in

Despite our differences, there’s one thing all cheeseburger lovers agree on: it’s all about the meat.<p>Common belief has been that a good burger patty …

15 Super-Lazy Dump Desserts That Are Delicious As Hell

All you need is a Crock-Pot and an appetite.

Dessert

If Your Partner's in Bed, You Should Be, Too.

When sleep patterns diverge, it's harder to keep a connection.<p>Research by the Gottman Institute shows that many marriages end due to loss of intimacy …

The 30 best TV shows on Netflix

I signed up for Netflix back in 2005. My first rental was the short-lived and quickly forgotten Jay Mohr series <i>Action</i>. It was a long, tedious slog. …

A recipe for rum-walnut chocolate chip pie, plus how to make perfect whipped cream

A little rum, a little vanilla, brown sugar, walnuts and no shortage of chocolate — all wrapped up in a buttery pie crust. What's not to love? The recipe, from Cold Spring Tavern in Santa Barbara, is one of our favorite pies, perfect served warm with a dollop of fresh whipped cream. You can find …

Baking

When Your Lover Really Becomes Your Partner

This is for the boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife who lit the spark that will warm your heart forever. It's for the lover that really and truly became your partner; the person who changed everything.<p>It's not a single moment. There isn't a magical strike of lightning to your heart indicating …

Is porn to blame for young women being coerced into having anal sex?

The release of the pill in 1960 is widely viewed as a revolutionary moment for sex. It seemed that it had finally become equal, as women were able to …

Let This Bot Generate Millions of Logos for Your Brand

Beyond offering a product or service that people want, every great company needs an attractive and memorable logo. For those who are not artistically …

Typography

Why Being Nice Doesn't Lead To Love

It sounds boring, but, the man who is marriage-minded is actually looking for a truly nice woman.<p>Nice is the woman who epitomizes kind, thoughtful and empathetic.<p>She can't say she's these things. A man is extracting information from her gestures and comments.<p>It's how she treats others in small ways …

A Yoga Guide: 12 Styles Explained To Know Which Is Right For You

by Leah Sugerman<p>– on<p>in Get Your Scope<p>As yoga becomes more and more mainstream, there are so many different schools and styles readily available to …

Yoga

The Prerequisite To True Love Most People Skip

We've all heard people say “you can’t love someone unless you love yourself.” But a lot of my clients believe they <i>are</i> being loving to their partner, …

Relationships

6 Fundamental Traits of Conscious Relationships.

Conscious relationships—what are they?<p>The expression is on everyone’s lips, and that’s not surprising. In an age where we try to bring consciousness …

Consciousness

Ask Polly: My Boyfriend Says It’s No Big Deal If We Break Up!

<b>Dear Polly,</b><p>A man who is high up at my company recently asked if we could meet up outside of work and I told my boyfriend, reiterating that the …

Relationships

3 daily practices for living a happy life, according to over 100 psychologists

As Annie Dillard writes in her book "The Writing Life," "how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives."<p>There's no short-cut to a happy life, but there are simple things we can do to help us get there.<p>"We have a choice in our lives, in our behavior, and in our thoughts, as to what we …