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While S.F. prices rise, housing becoming less affordable all over the nation

San Francisco is not alone in demanding housing prices that present economic challenges—if not outright hardship—to its residents.<p>According to The Demand Institute, home prices will rise an average of 2.1% annually each year from 2015 to 2018, which indicates a healthy increase: real estate will no …

Real Estate

'Peak Salmon' May Be Unlikely, But Threats To Farmed Salmon Loom

Earlier this month, reporters at Bloomberg and the Financial Times suggested that we might be nearing "peak salmon" — a play on peak oil, in which we theoretically reach maximum production, and the only direction left to go is down.<p>Their logic? The price for a kilogram (2.2 pounds) of Norwegian …

Schumacher now unlikely to make a full recovery, say brain experts

Doctors say the failure to wake Michael Schumacher from his 2-month coma does not bode well for a recovery<p>Nearly two months after Michael Schumacher suffered serious head injuries in a skiing accident, neurologists say the seven-time Formula One champion seems unlikely to make a full recovery.<p>The …

Michael Schumacher

Phil Jackson says Lakers dynasty broke up because of Shaq's 'clown role'

BOSTON — As arguably the greatest coach in basketball history, Phil Jackson won 11 championships with Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant.<p>If anybody would know the differences between those all-time greats, it’s him. In a panel at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics …

Basketball

Can 10,000 hours of practice make you an expert?

<b>A much-touted theory suggests that practising any skill for 10,000 hours is sufficient to make you an expert. No innate talent? Not a problem. You just practice. But is it true?</b><p>One man who decided to test it is Dan McLaughlin, 34, a former commercial photographer from Portland, Oregon.<p>"The idea …

Malcolm Gladwell