Susan Boodman

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The Best Outdoor Furniture for Small Outdoor Spaces

It’s hot, finally, and you’re lucky enough to have an outdoor space. Congratulations! It’s kind of like you’ve won the lottery. And no matter if it’s …

These Are the 10 Books Every Kid (From Babies to Tweens!) Should Read

If you haven't read these to (or with!) your kiddos, you need to.<p>What’s the surest route to a kid’s heart that doesn’t involve a Wi-Fi connection or …

3 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than A 3-Mile Run

Amanda Becker<p>"As much as I adore running outdoors, I've learned that running isn't necessarily the fastest or most effective way to burn calories," says Daphnie Yang, an IISA Certified Personal Trainer and creator of HIIT IT!, an interval-style training workout in New York City. "It's important to …

Exercise

Got Kids? These 15 Games Are Going to Make Your Weekends So Much More Fun

Because weekends are supposed to be about reconnecting with family...and a little healthy competition never hurt anyone.<p>As a mom of six kids, ages …

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

The Best Toddler Gifts, 3-Year-Old Edition

When it comes to becoming a grown human, 3 is a big year. “They have real personalities now. They’re real people. Once language comes in, they can …

Ending Lower Back Pain

Anyone who has suffered from back pain will tell you: It’s the f$cking worst. To learn how to treat it effectively—not to mention prevent it in the …

Pain

The 10-Minute Workout You Should Do Before Breakfast

A morning workout can be an energizing start to a busy day, but sometimes, it's just so damn hard to wake up in time to get to the gym, grind it out,</i> …

Cubetto

With Cubetto, children who are motivated by storytelling can learn to code and bring their tales to life for the very first time. No reading required.

Storytelling

Five toys that will get kids of all ages interested in technology

It’s that magical time of year, when you can force your own interests on other people via the act of gifting. If you’re interested in technology and want to make sure the children in your life grow up with similar knowledge (more than just how to text or use an iPad), then holiday gifts are a good …

The Body Bronzer the Victoria's Secret Models Used at the VS Fashion Show Has Insane Reviews on Sephora

There's a reason the Victoria's Secret models are called Angels—and it's not just thanks to their wings. As we saw in person at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, their skin is so radiant and glowy, it's nearly otherworldly. We already know they swear by the $300 Mimi Luzon Pure 24k Gold Sheet …

A toy expert’s guide to the best holiday gifts for creative, curious kids

To me, good shopping means going in with a game plan. That’s particularly true for parents heading into the craziest shopping week of the year, at once eager to find toys that will help their children learn and grow and overwhelmed by the number of sales on offer.<p>The best way to find the right toy …

Kids

The Best Baby Gifts, 2-Year-Old Edition

Dr. Roberta Golinkoff, professor of psychology at University of Delaware and co-author of the New York <i>Times</i> best-seller <i>Becoming Brilliant: What</i> …

The coziest bars In San Francisco, by neighborhood

<i>This article originally appeared on Hoodline.</i><p>"San Francisco summer" was cut tragically short this year, and our October surprise has instead been plenty of rain—great for the drought, but not so great for lifting spirits.<p>So we polled Hoodline's hardworking crew of neighborhood editors to recommend …

Pool Table

Korean Braised Short Ribs Are the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Associate editor Christina Chaey finally learns the secret to the braised short ribs her grandma only makes her once a year.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they really are the greatest of all time? Well, our Greatest Recipe of All Time series is where we wax</i> …

Recipes

Cheddar-Chive Potato Soufflé

Ingredients<p>1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened<br>• 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese<br>• 1 pound Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-in. pieces<br>• ½ …

Hillary Clinton roasts Donald Trump: 'What kind of a genius loses $1 billion in a single year?'

Hillary Clinton lambasted Donald Trump during a Monday speech in Toledo, Ohio, after a bombshell New York Times report dropped on Saturday revealed the Manhattan billionaire suffered a $916 million loss in 1995 and could have avoided paying federal income taxes for 18 years.<p>Clinton slammed Trump …

40 Best Online Shopping Sites for Farmhouse Decor

From furniture to fabric, here are the only home decor sites you'll ever need to visit.<p>From custom window treatments to built-to-last rugs, these …

Online Life

20 Extra Easy DIY Halloween Decorations To Whip Up In A Pinch

If you’re looking some some super easy, festive decorating for a night of trick-or-treating, you’ve found the right spot. We’ve compiled 20 extra …

Trick-Or-Treating

Best outdoor bars and restaurants in San Francisco

It must officially be fall in San Francisco, because it's supposed to hit the 80s in San Francisco this weekend.<p>Forecasters predict that warm weather will start Friday and last all weekend long, with San Francisco hitting a high of 84 degrees on Sunday. So, hey, it's going to be toasty this …

San Francisco

7 Signs You're Having Vitamin Deficiency

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

San Francisco's Best Boutiques for Modern, Artsy Clothing

With all eyes on the recently supersized SFMOMA (and new galleries from art world powerhouses Larry Gagosian and John Berggruen right across the street), no one questions the fact that San Francisco's modern art scene is thriving. But in a city with a slight reputation for safe-playing style, where …

Creative ideas on where to escape the rain with kids in San Francisco

The first day of rain is cozy for families. You make hot chocolate, take over the dining room table with a jigsaw table, and snuggle up with the kids under a fuzzy blanket on the couch to watch movies.<p>And then after a day or two, you start going crazy when the kids get overly creative with baking …

San Francisco

7 Brand New Brunches For Your Weekend

Brunch in this town is no joke. You can expect many lines and many drinks in the early weekend hours. Here are a few new restaurants in San Francisco offering up their version of the morning meal. Gather the squad.<p>  <p>The Bywater<p>Saturday, March 12 marks a banner day for The Bywater: its first-ever …

14 Online Home Decor Shops You *Need* to Know About

Shopping for home decor can be downright difficult, especially when you only want the coolest, most unique pieces of furniture. While IKEA keeps the budget happy and Anthropologie is always good for a splurge, it’s fun to explore beyond big box stores, especially when you can update your living …

Decorations

Chinese New Year SF: Where to Celebrate the Year of the Monkey

Monday, February 8 is the official day of the Lunar New Year, but this town is celebrating all month long. Restaurants are running special menus, offering deals and throwing parties to honor the year of the monkey. Here’s where to get in on all that eating action.<p>  <p>E&O Kitchen and Bar<p><b>What:</b> Enjoy …

The Best Places to Devour a Cheese and Charcuterie Plate in San Francisco

Blame it on the Lunchables we used to beg our moms for at the grocery store, but every once in a while we throw our kale salad to the wayside and …