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Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger

State workers performed a California winter ritual Thursday, poking hollow aluminum tubes into Sierra Nevada meadows to measure the snowpack. In what scientists see as a harbinger, they didn't find much.<p>"We will conceivably see more years like this in the future," said geologist Jeffrey Mount, a …

Adobe is suing Forever 21 for pirating Photoshop

Someone just got caught shoplifting<p>Forever 21 has been pirating Photoshop, according to a new lawsuit from Adobe, and it's facing serious fines as a result. The suit was filed yesterday in California District Court, alleging that Forever 21 pirated 63 different instances of Adobe software including …

Adobe

Crack Dip: Game Day Hero

Crack dip is the stuff dreams are made of. You have to give it 24 hours in the fridge, but OH is it worth it!<p>Crack dip. What the what? I had never heard of it but I've seen it all over Pinterest. It's been pinned SO many times. I was intrigued. I mean really, a dip that's simply called "crack dip"</i> …

Cooking

Here's How To Get Every Last Bit Of Peanut Butter Out Of The Jar (This Is Genius)

The worst, worst, worst, worst, worst thing about peanut butter is the construction of its jar. Nothing else is bad about peanut butter; it's one of the world's most divine edibles. It satisfies a salty craving, it makes for exquisite sandwiches and it can help keep you full for long periods of …

Dessert

The Best Jobs of 2015, Ranked by Salary and How Likely You Are to Get the Gig

Better brush up on your math.<p>We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a <i>little</i> more…realistic.<p>Here to steer you gently away from the …

Employment

The Truth About That White Stuff Oozing Out Of Your Salmon, And How To Avoid It

We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but the white stuff oozing out of your salmon is your fault. It happens to everyone, and it looks gross. The good news is that it doesn't have to be that way and we're going to tell you how to fix it.<p>First, let's get to the bottom of what that stuff is. The …

Seafood

Super Bowl Foods, Ranked From Worst To Best

Super Bowl Sunday will be here before you know it. Do you have a game plan? You're going to need to choose your snacks wisely and pace yourself. It's the one day of the year besides Thanksgiving when it is your duty as an American to feast like there's no tomorrow. Are you ready?<p>From nachos and …

Cooking

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

Neurology

20 Things You Should Throw Away for Better Health

When we talk about the steps you need to take to get healthier, they often involve buying new things: workout clothes, fitness equipment, ingredients …

San Francisco Bay Area