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Venice has become an epicenter of Los Angeles’ struggle over short-term rentals. Call it the Airbnb problem

On any summer weekend, Venice Beach is the ultimate urban beach carnival: exhilarating, loud, funky and diverse. No wonder Ocean Front Walk is one of the state's premier attractions: It's amazing entertainment and it's 100% free.<p>But unlike other tourist spots — say Disneyland or Universal CityWalk …

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10 Spots for Afternoon Tea in San Diego

Nothing is as quintessentially English as the ritual of afternoon tea, which owes its origins to the 7th Duchess of Bedford. In an era when it was common to eat only two meals a day, the Duchess scheduled time to take tea and a snack in her bedroom each afternoon, before long well-heeled …

San Francisco Octagon houses - home to 3 spinsters and a ghostly past

At one time San Francisco was home to five octagonal shaped houses, four of which were on Russian Hill. Now there are only three, the most famous of which is located at 2645 Gough Street.<p>The McElroy Octagon House, in the Cow Hollow neighborhood of San Francisco, was built in 1861. It was a family …

6 Toxic Bosses You Should Avoid Like The Plague

At work or elsewhere, most everyone has experienced a relationship that turned toxic. If you have, you know they're a major drain on your energy, productivity, and happiness.<p>In a new study from Georgetown University, 98% of people reported experiencing toxic behavior at work. The study found that …

10 Unmistakable Habits Of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, "Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To live authentically, you must own your actions and ensure that they align with your beliefs and needs. This can be a difficult thing to maintain when …