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Daniel Patterson and Roy Choi Starting Fast Food Chain

Chefs do all kinds of crazy stuff at the annual <b>MAD Symposium</b> in Copenhagen, but this might be the most interesting news to come out of there yet: according to Eater National, Michelin-starred SF chef <b>Daniel Patterson</b> announced yesterday that he'd be <b>starting a fast-food chain</b> called <b>loco'l</b> with <b>Roy …

Noise, Small Plates, and Mason Jars: Local Food Writers on Their Biggest SF Restaurant Gripes

Each year, our sister site Eater NY engages in a proud tradition known as Shitshow Week, in which the worst of the worst of the city's restaurants get their turn in the spotlight. And while the SF food scene doesn't boast enough restaurants that are true shitshows, we have decided to steal one of …

Books with Impact: How to Win Friends and Influence People

<i>The “Books with Impact” series takes a deeper look at specific books that have had a profound impact on my financial, professional, and personal</i> …

Self-improvement

Solving Silent Hills' playable trailer

<i>P.T.</i>, the playable trailer for the upcoming Hideo Kojima-produced <i>Silent Hills</i>, has been stumping players ever since its release on the PS4 on Aug. 12. YouTube user TheGrateDebate appears to have found the solution to the game's enigmatic final puzzle.<p>Players have stumbled on the game's ending — …

Bernucca: Analytics For the Easily Amused

The growth of analytics in the NBA has been nothing short of phenomenal.<p>It started with a deeper look at numbers that already were available and …

Sports. Highlights. News. Now.

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College Football

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

30 Must Read Quotes From Icons Of History Required To Turn Your Adversity Into Advantage

We mistakenly believe the icons we celebrate from history were exceptionally talented or gifted. Instead, their success came from timeless …

Focus on the Skills You Have Instead of Following Your Passion

"Follow your passion," might be common career guidance, but is it good advice? Success can also come from refining the skills that you already …

Why Americans Call Soccer 'Soccer'

The British started it.<p>New Zealand's largest newspaper is deeply conflicted. With the World Cup underway in Brazil, should <i>The New Zealand Herald</i> refer to the "global round-ball game" as "soccer" or "football"? The question has been put to readers, and the readers have spoken. It's "football"—by a …

Project Flare allows Square Enix to create a virtual world 17 times larger than Skyrim

Square Enix may have disappointed some fans by not bringing <i>Final Fantasy 15</i> and <i>Kingdom Hearts 3</i> to this year's E3, but they saved one surprise to show off behind closed doors.<p>In a demo and question-and-answer session mostly restricted to developers and potential publishing partners, Square Enix …

Why We Fight at Work

Disagreements and debate at work are healthy. Fighting is not. That’s because fighting with one’s boss is just as confusing and destructive as fighting with a powerful family member. Fighting with a colleague feels like fighting with a friend or a sibling. Fighting with people who have more or less …

Don't Stop Thinking (A Mindfulness Meditation Tip)

Have you ever sat down to meditate, watched your thoughts whirling around your mind -- and felt like maybe you were meditating "wrong?" Well, guess what? You're not doing anything wrong. When thoughts arise during meditation, it's completely normal. Minds think. That's what they do. Thinking is <i>part</i> …

I Snapped At A Customer While Waiting On Tables And That’s An Industry Faux-Pas

The other day I was at work waiting tables. Even though none of the servers pool tips, there’s a system in place where we rely heavily on each …

You Can Trade Your PS3 or Xbox 360 for PS4 at GameStop Until Jun. 15

As we saw at E3, the latest generation of consoles is taking hold of the market and there are very few games that will be coming to Xbox 360 and …

Masters of Love

Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.<p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the year, about 13,000 American couples will say “I do,” committing to a lifelong relationship that will be full of friendship, joy, and love that will carry …

40 Clever Life Hacks to Simplify your World

Back in January the Sifter posted <i>50 Life Hacks to Simplify your World</i>. The post went on the be one of the most shared articles in the history of the …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Venture Capitalist Can't Believe How Much He's Gentrified San Francisco

When Vinod Khosla isn't busy blocking access to beaches, he's dishing out billions to startups through his venture capital firm. But on a recent …

Silicon Valley

Sound Effects Genius Michael Winslow Performs the Sounds of 32 Typewriters (1898-1983)

"When forced to leave my house for an extended period of time, I take my typewriter with me," once wrote essayist-humorist David Sedaris. "Together …

The Many Goal Posts of Brazil

Serene photographs that remind us Brazil still loves soccer as much as it hates the politics behind their World Cup.<p>The 2014 World Cup is finally underway.<p>Soccer-loving host nation Brazil plays Croatia inside São Paulo's Arena Corinthians Thursday afternoon. Like so many tournament story lines …

Vein-scanning payment system

Lund University engineering student Fredrik Leifland is testing a prototype biometric payment system based on vein matching, scanning and analyzing …

HP's Machine technology rethinks the basics of computing

We've seen bits and pieces of technology that hint at the future of computing, but HP has just taken a big, big step toward bringing them all together. The company has unveiled The Machine (yes, that's the name), a processing architecture designed to cope with the flood of data from an internet of …

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Hi reddit. I am going to be here with Victoria momentarily to answer your questions.<p>In the meantime, here's the official site for Sin City: A Dame to …

Sin City