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Bringing A New Puppy Into Your Home

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 …


First trailer for Minecraft: Story Mode shows a new take on iconic universe

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 …


Tim Gabel

Best outdoor bars in San Francisco

For those gorgeous S.F. days and nights when being inside just won't do.

San Francisco Bay Area

30 places every California kid should see before growing up

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 …


How Human Beings Almost Vanished From Earth In 70,000 B.C.

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

2 Uber managers detained in France over low-cost service

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 …


This Award-Winning Hotel Design Showcases Floating and Mobile Luxury Suites

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 …


11 Real-Life Harry Potter Destinations You Can Visit

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.com

Harry Potter

The Story That Makes the Palace of Fine Arts a Must VIsit - RVing the Bay Area

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

Just a red panda working out…. nothing to see here.

Apple Music Is More Than Just A Spotify Killer, It Could End Music Labels Too

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

35 hidden bars in New York City

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

How Tesla Will Change The World

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 Way Humans Get Electricity Is About to Change Forever

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 …


Watch these golden retriever puppies grow in this timelapse video

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

Fantastic 1970s letter from Lego to parents

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 …


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DIY Rock Candy

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

The Rise of Daddy Daycare

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

'If I burn out, I burn out': meet Taylor Wilson, nuclear boy genius

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 …


21 dads who are still adjusting to parenthood

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 …


After Her Mega-Cabbage Fed 275 People In Need, Teen Helped Launch 80 Gardens To Feed Hungry

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.

Recognizing …


These Are The 21 Best Places To Camp In The U.S.

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 …


Justin Bieber and Usher Face $10 Million Copyright Lawsuit

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 …