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Rugged Bags to Take You from City to Mountain and Back Again

“City to mountain” is a cliché used far too often in the outdoor space — as is “trail to tavern,” “street to slopes” and “backcountry to bar.” It’s …

Outdoor Spaces

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Most Popular Featured Bags of 2016

Each week we take a peek inside the bags, briefcases, and backpacks of others. Let’s take a look back at some of this years most popular …

Review: Wolffepack, the backpack that solves the four backpack drawbacks

It’s amazing how heavy a bag can become when you throw in a few gadgets. Backpacks are by far the most comfortable way to carry heavy loads, but they do have a few drawbacks.<p>First, they aren’t the most convenient of things to access. If you want to pull out your iPad or a camera, for example, you …

Bay Area things to do for fun off the beaten path

One of our favorite things about living in the Bay Area is, no matter how long you've lived here, there are always new things to discover. You could live here for decades and still have never visited Berkeley's secret hot tub, the brewery with the best views of San Francisco, or the East Bay …

San Francisco

Tiny San Francisco restaurants, bars, and cafes to love

Just because some restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops are -- let's call it -- intimate, doesn't mean they don't serve up big flavors with lines far beyond their max capacity.<p>San Francisco knows how to take advantage of minimal square footage, from barely-seats-nine Yamo serving up Burmese in …

San Francisco

Minimalist Travel: The World in One Backpack

Escape the oppression of the rolling luggage cart!<p>About two years ago, I spent a lot of time living out of a backpack. My original Minimalist One-Bag …

The Bay Area's Best Cannabis Dispensaries, Deliveries + Chic Weed Boutiques

The dispensaries of yore, you've seen them: neon green signs, bars on the windows, intimidating bouncers. We say goodbye to all that as the new era …

Ideo: The 7 Most Important Hires For Creating A Culture Of Innovation

Sure, founders set a tone. But they aren’t the only ones who shape workplace culture, writes Ideo’s Mollie West.<p>We all fear the job that looks great on paper and is a nightmare in practice. What makes some companies great to work for and others a disaster? The answer: good workplace culture. It’s …

The Workplace

21 Bay Area date ideas for the young at heart

There's a distinct feeling when you first meet someone amazing.<p>Some people call it "butterflies" and others might describe it as being "weak in the knees," but colloquialisms aside, that burst of excitement and anxious energy feels distinctly...<i>youthful</i>.<p>And that energy may not be best spent sitting …

San Francisco

Table for two: Our favorite two-player board games | Ars Technica

Hack a server, build a farm, and command a swarm of insects with a friend.<p>Welcome to Ars Cardboard, our weekend look at tabletop games! Check out our …

Board Games

The Ultimate Gift Set For Mid-Century Modern Design Lovers

Some people send postcards because they’re on vacation. Others, like me, <i>wish</i> they could send a postcard every time they see an expensive piece of mid-century modern design that is otherwise outside their budget: an original Eames chair, perhaps, or one of Dieter Rams’s classic side tables.<p>Thames & …

Furniture

How to build an AirPlay receiver with Raspberry Pi Zero

AirPlay is great for wirelessly piping music through your home, but even basic AirPlay speakers come with a hefty price tag attached. You may already …