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7 Best Places to Travel in March

The days are getting longer, signs of spring are on the horizon, and the holiday season feels like a distant memory. March is a great month to escape …

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for Stoners

Weed is finally legal, which is one of the few political changes Californians heart this year. This Valentine’s Day is a golden opportunity to puff, …

Bars for dancing in San Francisco

DJ Gordo Cabeza (Donovan Hall) is the founder of MOM, a weekly Motown-themed dance party dedicated to the music his mother raised him on.

San Francisco

4 Tips for Writing Effective Product Descriptions

You’ve got a fantastic product. You’ve spent years researching, creating and pouring blood, sweat and tears into its creation. And now it’s ready to …

The Five Most Important Digital Marketing Skills for 2017

As marketing technologies, channels, and platforms evolve, the skill sets of digital marketing professionals must evolve as well if businesses are to …

Yotam Ottolenghi’s slow-cooked chicken recipes

The longer you leave chicken to cook, the deeper and more intense its flavour will be<p>I can almost see readers’ eyebrows raising whenever I suggest leaving a pot on the stove to cook slowly for an hour or two. I think I’m expected to justify the time involved, even though I’m not asking anyone …

San Francisco's Restaurant Revival

The City by the Bay is coming back strong after a few years of relative quiet. At the center of the restaurant resurgence: the once-sleepy Hayes …

The most 'San Francisco' restaurants: The new classics

<i>Editor's note: This is the second installment in an SFGATE series of the "most San Francisco" restaurants.</i> <i></i><p>A visiting friend recently made us wonder what local eateries are the epitome of San Francisco.<p>We polled the SFGATE staff, looked at restaurant-ranking lists and revisited Chronicle archives to …

Late night eats: Where to find 24-hour restaurants in the Bay Area

It's 3 a.m., you're out and about, and you just need some food. Maybe the thought of Denny's makes your stomach turn, or maybe the people at Jack-in-the-Box know your name which makes you feel like you should really find a new spot.<p>Either way, you need a 24-hour food establishment.<p>As anyone in this …

What NOT to do in San Francisco

Better options for visitors abound<p>If you are going to San Francisco, there's nothing wrong with following the path beaten by tens of thousands of tourists each day.<p>Sure, Fisherman's Wharf is crowded, cheesy and overpriced, but the waterfront is beautiful.<p>Chinatown's Grant Avenue might be a little …

Best views of San Francisco, and some offbeat spots to get them

We've all seen it. It's a beautiful weekend afternoon, the San Francisco fog burns off, and "wham!"– the northbound lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge are packed with a string of sightseers desperate to get the views from the vista point on the Marin side.<p>Why do people battle traffic to fight for a …

San Francisco's Top 7 Rooftop Bars

San Francisco is not crowded with rooftop bars like New York City, but you can find some really great places to enjoy a cocktail with friends or plan …

Oregon Was Founded As a Racist Utopia

When Oregon was granted statehood in 1859, it was the only state in the Union admitted with a constitution that forbade black people from living, …

Oregon

5 takeaways from the GOP debate

This field is smaller than it looks.<p>The increasingly raw fight between Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz provides the GOP race’s top subplot coming out of Tuesday night’s debate in Las Vegas – two skilled, 44-year-old senators scrapping to survive as the party’s not-Trump.<p>It’s the fight to watch on both …

The Republican Party Must Defeat Trump Now

Every few generations a political party has to define itself. Now is that moment for the Republican Party. Until recently the GOP has been seen in Washington as the “party of no.” Now it is being defined as the party of extreme. While the U.S. may be yearning for definitive leadership from a …

Karachi vice: inside the city torn apart by killings, extortion and terrorism | Samira Shackle

Photograph: Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images<p>The Taliban attack on Jinnah International airport in which more than 30 people died.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>http://media.guim.co.uk/0bf59fc94fd10dbbf5667181a1bc34a95856840e/0_204_3000_1800/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Qaisar Khan/Commissioned for the Guardian<p>Crime reporter …

The New Google: 'All the Assholes Have Left'

Nice guys don't always finish last.<p>Bruno Bowden describes Google’s top ranks in a very Google-y way. With stats.<p>“In leadership at Google, you have to be three-plus standard deviations better than normal in technical ability,” said Bowden, an equity partner at Data Collective who spent eight years …

What to expect from President Xi Jinping’s visit to Britain

First official visit by Chinese head of state in 10 years will include a City summit, details of London’s role in Beijing’s financial plans and a royal banquet<p>Xi Jinping, the president of China, is to make his first state visit to Britain this week, 10 years after the last official visit by a …

What people in 1900 thought the year 2000 would look like

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>There are few things as fascinating as seeing what people in the past dreamed about the future.<p>"France in the Year 2000" is one example. The series of paintings, made by Jean-Marc Côté and other French artists in 1899, 1900, 1901 and 1910, shows artist …

France

7 lessons from entrepreneurs who kept their day jobs while starting their businesses

Even better, working for someone else gives you a front-row view of the best (and worst) ways to run a company, from managing time and money to handling customers and employees.<p>We asked some successful entrepreneurs who founded companies while holding down a 9-to-5 to share the lessons they learned.<p>…

Forget Business School--Just Watch These 10 TED Talks

You can emerge as an effective trailblazer in your office by being true to yourself and constantly learning. Start by watching these short lectures and embodying their lessons.<p>In today's business world, leaders are emerging at all ranks. The role of the leader is not exclusive to executive-level …

How Asia-Pacific Publics See Each Other and Their National Leaders

The coming decades promise to be the Asian Century, when the most populous region, with some of the world’s fastest growing economies, is likely to …

Every Netflix Original Series, Ranked

Netflix's new drama <i>Narcos</i> is a nimble, impressive series. But how does it stack up against Netflix's other originals? For these purposes, we included …

The coding illusion: you don’t need tech skills to work at a startup

Admit it — for the 1.85 million students who just earned a college diploma, there’s no cooler calling right now than working at a fast-growing startup. Recent graduates know that startups offer more responsibility and less paper-pushing: there’s no such thing as entry level when you’re a company’s …

Uber’s Secret Weapon

What Future Founders Can Learn From Ryan Graves<p>It’s easy to fantasize about building a startup and making it big, but it’s much harder to turn those …

South Africa’s schools will start teaching Mandarin and continue neglecting local languages

South African public schools will begin offering Mandarin as an optional second language next year, according to an announcement from the country’s education ministry. The seemingly innocuous addition—more than a dozen other languages from German to Urdu are also being added—has become a rallying …

There’s finally a great use for IBM’s Watson: making fantasy football picks

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Forget helping you with your taxes, or diagnosing cancer: IBM’s Watson cognitive computing system can now help you beat your friends at fantasy football. A new startup built on Watson’s technology, called Edge Up Sports, launched today (August 12) on Kickstarter that …

Fantasy Football

The 12 European Christmas Markets We Love To Love Every Year

Every year our little faces light up when we start seeing Christmas markets pop up across Europe. We just love them, we really do.<p>There are the regular haunts we know and love (see below), such as 440-year-old market in Strasbourg, France or the famous markets of Frankfurt and Nuremberg, Germany. …