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A Modern Guide to Half Moon Bay

There are plenty of scenic hikes, endless beaches, and delicious food to keep you happy.<p><b>EAT</b><p>No matter what time of the day, this local staple is good …

Where to Go Swimming in Wine Country

<i>It's not just about the food and vino in Wine Country.</i><p><i>1.</i> Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Alexander Valley<p>You'll feel like a movie star sipping on a …

The Cheap Ticket Into the Elite Class

If you ask a modern member of today’s American Elite to review Mr. Money Mustache’s childhood and educational history, the report would probably come …

Food lines in San Francisco: Worth the wait?

When many readers balked at the lengthy wait times hungry ramen-philes were willing to hang around for soup at Mensho Ramen, a re-examination of food priorities was in order.<p>San Francisco is one city that apparently doesn't mind waiting for its food, as long as that restaurant is able to guarantee …

San Francisco

7 Affordable Valentine's Day Menus in San Francisco

Let's be real: Valentine's Day can get real expensive, real quick. Whether you're dining with your honey or grabbing a bite with a pal, take …

San Francisco

Every Damn Imaginable Startup Podcast Reviewed

As a long-distance commuter, I listen to a LOT of podcasts. And given the explosion in podcasts on tech startups, it’s hard to keep track of them …

Startups

A Road Trip Guide to Bodega Bay

Curvy Highway 1, breathtaking vistas of the ocean, lush meadows, oyster farms, small towns, local delicacies, and pristine nature is what you can …

San Francisco

The Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

What Amazon is to shopping and social media is to information, Netflix is to entertainment: disruptive and dominant. After their red envelopes …

YC's 2015 Reading List

The end of the year is a great time to catch up on reading.<p><i>For weekly recaps of The Macro, sign up here.</i><p>Here is a roundup of some of the best books …

San Francisco Cioppino Recipe | Williams-Sonoma Taste

<i>This post comes from writer and Williams-Sonoma creative consultant Laura Martin Bacon.</i><p>If anyone knows the historic secrets of San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf, it’s my friend Vince Rafello. This coastside cook combines a briny Sicilian-Portuguese pedigree with a fishing heritage that dates back …

Read This Google Email About Time Management Strategy

A Google employee teaches his colleagues how to block out interruptions and set aside “make time.”<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 Leadership stories of 2015. See the full list here.</i><p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response …

Joshua Dubois: What the President secretly did at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Below is an excerpt from <i>The President’s Devotional</i> by Joshua Dubois, the former head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood …

Salman Rushdie on fiction, ISIS, and the war on pleasure.

Listen to this episode of The Moment with guest Salman Rushdie:<p>Advertisement<p>This week on The Moment, Brian Koppelman talks to Salman Rushdie, author …

Bay Area Bucket List: Get to the Top of Mt. Tamalpais

Some outings leave a lasting impression; the trek to the top of Mt. Tam will leave you with the kind of awe-inspiring memories that last a …

27 Things To Do Before Bed That Don't Involve Watching Netflix

Don't spiral down the "Next Episode" rabbit hole.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Mill Valley

Just 10 miles north of San Francisco, over the Golden Gate Bridge, sits an idyllic town of 14,000 residents with tons of green spaces and leafy …

San Francisco

The Best Movies to Watch in August 2015

The most promising releases in theaters and on Netflix and Blu-ray in the coming month.<p>August is typically one of—if not the—dreariest months for movies, though this year, a surprising number of strong premieres will make going to the theater anything but a chore. From stripped-down genre efforts …

21 Best Things To Do In The San Francisco Bay Area, As Explained By Locals

New York was freezing, and I had to leave. Thanks to JetBlue and a $63 round-trip ticket (yes, you read that right), I headed to the San Francisco Bay Area where the weather was better and the food, too, gave NYC a run for its money.<p>While there, I worked from various cafes, friends' homes and …

San Francisco

How the Golden State Warriors Became One of NBA's Best Defensive Teams

It's easy to look at the Golden State Warriors and point to their offense as the source of their early season dominance. Steph Curry is having an MVP-caliber year, Klay Thompson is playing at an All-Star level, and their role players have taken several steps forward to plug the gaps.<p>Their 108.9 …