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21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

How Cluster Sets Make Building Serious Muscle Seem Easy

World-renowned fitness expert Dan John explains an incredibly effective way to pack on lean mass<p>When you’re a beginner, it’s easy to build muscle. A few warmups sets in practically any lift followed by one hard set of 8 to 12 reps will do wonders. Suddenly, it seems as if you’re developing muscle …

Exercise

Do you need glasses? Whose face do you see in this video?

Marilyn Monroe's or Albert Einstein's?<p>A recent video by AsapScience demonstrates the effect of an optical illusion created a few years ago by neuroscientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.<p>As the image moves closer the screen, a soft-focus photo of Marilyn Monroe morphs into Albert …

What If You Gave Every Attractive Single Woman You Saw Your Phone Number?

In a dating scene where everybody hides behind phones, he decided to be bold and risk rejection—with every woman he met<p>It's a Friday night. I'm shooting pool in a crowded bar when a blonde walks in, triggering that most primal of instincts: Me. Want. Her.<p>Typically I'd suppress the urge to approach. …

Relationships

Oakland’s median home price is half San Francisco’s

Despite the run up in Oakland’s home prices over the last year, the East Bay city still has a median house price that is half San Francisco’s median, according to a new survey from Paragon Real Estate. Paragon found that between mid-August 2014 and mid-February 2015, Oakland’s median house price …

How a 25-year-old dev made 600 apps without being able to code

John Hayward-Mayhew is one of the most prolific iOS developers ever to peddle a blackjack game. Over the past four years, the 25-year-old entrepreneur flooded the App Store with an astonishing 600 separate apps — everything from endless runners such as <i>Dangerous Caveman Bum Runner</i> to dentistry games …

Concerts coming to the SF Bay Area

A guide to some of the bigger, buzzed-about shows coming to the San Francisco Bay Area

Koch brothers’ cash will wash over California, experts say

The billionaire Koch brothers’ intention to spend nearly $900 million on conservative candidates and causes in the 2016 election cycle will unleash a tidal wave of cash that will swamp the political landscape even in solidly blue California, experts said Tuesday.<p>When it comes to spreading money …

How to Cook Thanksgiving Dinner in Your Microwave

Thanksgiving is meant to be a time of reflection and solemn appreciation of the joyful bounties that our lives have bestowed upon us—or, more likely, …

Recipes

Build Mental Toughness In Under Two Minutes with this Mental Workout

In order to strengthen your mind and build mental toughness, you need to work it the same way you would work your muscles in the gym. This mental …

Self-improvement

Free things to do in San Francisco

When looking for some relief from the city's high prices, check out these free events, activities, and outings to soothe your budget. List compiled by the SFGate.com staff with some help from our readers.

Apple Watch has a smaller screen in tweaked video

Apple has released a new version of its Apple Watch design video, and a perceptive viewer noticed a slightly different design from the original. Most noticeable is a smaller sapphire screen and larger bezel on the Watch render, which appears to more closely match the prototype hardware we saw last …

GTA 5: One Year On and Better Than Ever

Amid the clatter of Destiny, GTA 5 is once again the only game one IGN editor is playing.<p>It’s a year to the day that Grand Theft Auto V hit shelves. …

The Body-Weight Workout That Burns an Insane Amount of Fat

Transform your physique and send your fitness levels soaring with this fast and furious routine<p>During your next workout, draw maximum benefit from minimum time investment with this fast-paced bodyweight cardio routine.<p>It's simple, but effective: You'll perform an exercise for 20 seconds, rest 10 …

Exercise

Readers reminisce: What you’ll never see again in S.F.

With the help of some longtime San Francisco Chronicle staffers, we took our best shot at compiling our favorite landmarks and people you’ll never be able to see again in S.F. We had a mix of everything from structures destroyed years ago to repercussions of the more recent times (farewell, cheap …

Build Your Own Universal Portable USB Charger

Portable USB chargers are nothing new, but they drain power pretty fast if you're charging multiple devices. Plus, the charger itself always needs to …

The Summer Body-Fat Sizzler

Make your metabolism soar like the temperatures outside with this three-move weekend challenge<p>If you want to fire up your fat burners in a short amount of time, then a jog around the block isn't going to cut it. You need to increase your heart rate and test your muscles with exercises performed at …

Muscle

5 Easy Ways to Start the Day Right

Not everyone is a morning person. Yet if you want to breeze through your (great) day, it helps to start off with a streamlined, successful morning. Get your mind and body in a good place, and the world is your oyster. It’s only going up from here.<p><b>Plan the Night Before</b>If you want to greet the day …

Nutrition

The Secret to Hollywood Abs

You, too, can have an action-hero six-pack—but only if you want it bad enough<p>When any new action film comes out, men start asking how the guys got into that great of shape. The women will ask: “How did Linda Hamilton get her arms?” The answer is the same for both discussions: Discipline.<p>Discipline …

Fitness

Things all S.F. kids should do before they grow up

School’s out. The fog’s rolling in. Summer’s officially here and it’s time to pull out SFGate’s beloved list of things every S.F. kid should do before they grow up. We’ve updated our list, taking out the mention SFMOMA’s family days (until the museum reopens!) and adding the Creativity Art Museum. …

25 things every good dad should know

All dads have their strengths, whether it’s organizing neighborhood flag foot ball games, sewing American Girl doll wardrobes, building backyard tree houses or whipping up homemade mac and cheese in the kitchen. And all dads play different roles in their families, some leaving for work every …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

DIY security offers smarter peace of mind

Installing a home security system used to mean spending hundreds of dollars to have professionals come and hardwire your house, signing a long-term contract, then paying huge fees month after month in order to keep the thing running. Systems weren't flexible, false alarms were frequent, and if you …

Blast Fat With This Diabolical Duo

Multitask your muscles with this two-for-one training technique<p>Whether it be at a car dealership, a Happy Hour special, or on Craigslist, it feels great to find a bargain. So why not go with a workout that provides the best bang for your buck, too? Ditch the old "one exercise at a time" routine for …

Exercise

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network's WPA Password with Reaver

Your Wi-Fi network is your conveniently wireless gateway to the internet, and since you're not keen on sharing your connection with any old hooligan …

This terrifying E30 BMW is better than coffee

If BMW built weaponry...<p>Before you watch today's video, you should unplug your headphones, crank the volume, and then press the play button. If you happen to work as a sky marshal, or are around anyone armed, please leave the headphones plugged in. Once you've hit play, the only thing you need to …

BMW

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

If you've ever been convinced by a salesperson that you truly wanted a product, done something too instinctively, or made choices that seemed …

Bird Flu

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …