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If you have ever adopted a dog before, you know that bringing your new puppy home is a very exciting moment. The first night after you bring your …Pets
Telltale Games is getting closer to releasing its all-new take on the Minecraft universe. The developer has released its first trailer for the game, as well as some of the very first details revealing what the game will be like. The trailer was released at Minecon 2015 today in London, and it gives …Minecraft
For those gorgeous S.F. days and nights when being inside just won't do.San Francisco Bay Area
School’s out and summer is in full gear. Parents are taking vacation time from work to spend time with their kids. While trips to Hawaii and Europe are grand, many families can’t afford lavish holidays and will be looking for places to visit closer to home. Our own Golden State is filled with …California
Add all of us up, all 7 billion human beings on earth, and clumped together we weigh roughly 750 billion pounds. That, says Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson, is more than 100 times the biomass of any large animal that's ever walked the Earth. And we're still multiplying. Most demographers say we will …Public Broadcasters
PARIS (AP) — French authorities took two Uber managers into custody for questioning on Monday over "illicit activity" involving its low-cost service.
The detentions came amid rising tensions between the government and the ride-hailing company, which culminated last week in a violence-marred taxi …France
For wanderlusters eager to explore unspoilt nooks nestled on inland waters—picturesque corners of the world largely neglected due to their inaccessibility—Serbia-based design firm Salt & Water has devised a way for travelers to relish such organic sites in comfort and style, without having to worry …Hotels
Your long-waited-for letter from Hogwarts may never actually come, but a visit to each of these destinations will get the fans pretty close
This article originally appeared on People.comHarry Potter
The RVing the Bay Area Double DVD set is a Great Guide,
But, It's an Even Better Story...
The bay area is full of hundreds of amazing places to visit. …San Francisco
The music industry confuses me. I love music as much as anyone, but it baffles me how this industry is still clueless after everything that has happened in the last 15 years.
I grew up with services like Napster, and I’ve seen labels turn into scared, litigious shells that have lost sight of what …Entertainment Industry
Working moms have more successful daughters and more caring sons, Harvard Business School study says
The guilt many working mothers confess to may be real, but it’s looking less and less warranted.
According to a working paper (pdf) published June 19 by the Harvard Business School, daughters of working mothers are more likely to be employed, hold supervisory positions, and earn more money than the …Harvard Business School
Hidden bars have been popular in New York since Prohibition.
Today, drinking is legal, but New Yorkers still love these speakeasies for their vintage decor, secret entrances, and cocktails made with classic ingredients.
From Dutch Kills in Long Island City to Attaboy on the Lower East Side, here are …New York City
This is Part 2 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved, start with …
The renewable-energy boom is here. Trillions of dollars will be invested over the next 25 years, driving some of the most profound changes yet in how …Energy
Two golden retriever puppies were filmed everyday for 46weeks and turned in to a stunning timelapse, watch them grow across each day running for their food
In this amazing footage captured by internet sensation 'CheesePups' on instagram, the account follows the live of two golden retriever puppies …Golden Retriever
At some point in the 1970s, Lego included the following letter to parents in its sets:The text reads:The urge to create is equally strong in all …Lego
Rock Candy Tutorial via ‘Growing A Jeweled Rose’This Rock candy is a fun experiment that the kids will love! It’s so easy to make and you’ll be …Kids Crafts
Even though the burden of cultural expectation still generally falls on mothers, fathers now spend almost five more hours on childcare each week than they did in 1965.
What scene comes to mind when you envision a dad left in charge of his kids for the day? Is it a room with fresh crayon marks all …Child Care
Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in response to radiation. As we enter his parents’ garage and approach his precious jumble of electrical equipment, it emits an ominous beep. Wilson is in full flow, explaining the …Genius
You can take all the classes and read all the books in the world, but most parenting lessons come from trial and error.
So this Father's Day, we thought it would be fun to reflect on those early days of fatherhood.
Your dad may have always had corny jokes ready to make you groan, but some things just …Parenting
For 16-year-old Katie Stagliano, it started simply enough. When she was in third grade, she planted a cabbage seedling she was given as part of a school gardening project in her backyard and watered it every day, watching it grow until, finally, it had ballooned to a massive 40 pounds.
Camping is one of the most American activities you can do. While it might not have been invented in the colonies, the wide prairie ranges, open …Outdoors
Not good news for Justin Bieber and Usher. A court ruled Thursday that the pair will have to face a $10 million lawsuit alleging copyright violation for “Somebody to Love,” a single off Bieber’s My World 2.0, according to Reuters.
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. voted 3-0 to …Copyright