Cynthia Altamirano

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11 Innovative Ways Tech Can Help You Have a More Relaxed Holiday Season

The holiday season is the best time of the year, with tons of delicious food, times with friends and family, and gifts. But it can also be stressful. …

The weirdest Bay Area crime stories of 2014

If there’s a version of the Darwin Awards for criminals, the Bay Area would have quite a few entries. Year after year, the region produces some of the nation’s strangest and dumbest crimes.<p>A late entry for 2014? A blitzed Sebastopol man who “claimed to be on his way to the North Pole to see Santa …

Flip Down Memory Lane: The Year in Review

In 2014, we saw countries unite to fight mass disease and terror. Ebola ravaged African countries and spread to the United States. ISIS attacked …

Go away, Bill Kristol: Face of privilege spouts confusing mess on race in America

Polls show Americans think racial problems are worse since 2008, but that’s because they’re reckoning with reality<p>There are few ideas more specious than the notion that the election of President Obama marked the transition to a “post-racial” era in American history. So, of course, wrong-way Bill …

15 Professions With Strange and Wonderful Names

Historical employment records are full of fantastic job titles that don't often show up in today's classifieds. Here are 15 professions with very …

What will be the biggest food trends of 2015?

We gaze into our crystal ball to work out what we'll be eating in 2015, from cauliflower to coconut sugar<p><b>Coconut sugar</b><p>If 2014 was all about coconut water, next year will see coconut sugar take centrestage. Full of important nutrients like iron and zinc, coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index (a …

The 12 Things India Hicks Can't Live Without

The former fashion model shares the items and experiences that make her life worthwhile.<p>The former fashion model shares the items and experiences that make her life worthwhile.

14 Simple Ways To Make Your Home More Awesome

These DIY projects aren't just pretty—they'll make your home snazzier and more awesome.<p><b>1. Wine Cork Trivet</b><p><i>Alyssa & Carl</i><p>If you're a wine-drinker who likes to save your corks, figuring out what to do with the leftovers can be a dilemma. Luckily, Alyssa & Carla have a great idea for a dead-simple …

What were the 10 best songs of 2014?

Greg Kot picks the tunes – some extraordinarily popular, some that should have been – that helped shape the year in music.<p><b>All of Me, John Legend</b><p>Sensitivity, John Legend owns you. He’s a loner at a piano with a needy voice. He sounds like he’s down on his knees pleading, “You’re my end and my …

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Marine mystery as seal found stranded in field 20 miles from the sea

Young grey seal rescued more than four hours after being found in field in Newton-le-Willows near St Helens<p>Bemused residents in rural Merseyside, in north-west England, faced a conundrum when they woke up to the sight of a seal stranded in a field miles away from the coast.<p>The young male grey seal …

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Doctor who hunted Osama bin Laden in Pakistan wins appeal against conviction

The Pakistani doctor imprisoned after helping the CIA hunt for Osama bin Laden has won an appeal against a 33-year sentence.<p>A senior government officer on Thursday ordered a retrial after concluding that another official in the country’s lawless tribal areas had no authority to act as magistrate in …

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