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San Francisco: Where to take out-of-town relatives and guests - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This map originally appeared in November 2016, and now we've updated and expanded it</i> <i>with new additions</i> <i>for</i> <i>summer 2018</i><i>.</i><p>The three-day holiday weekend is here folks. For many this means distant relatives, old friends, and new in-laws will drop by for a visit.<p>Naturally, you'll want to …

Japan’s Most Infamous Softcore Porn Classics Are Arriving Here In The United States

If you read <i>Playboy</i> for the articles, <i>Wet Woman in the Wind</i> and <i>Antiporno</i> may be for you. Part of Mubi’s foray into theatrical distribution, they also …

The death of the MBA

U.S. graduate business schools — once magnets for American and international students seeking a certain route to a high income — are in an …

Fitbit is betting big on the Ionic smartwatch

The Ionic is a bit of a Hail Mary pass. The smartwatch represents years of R&D and millions of dollars in acquisitions converging into one product. It’s one the company’s CEO has been talking up months before its official unveiling, pointing to it as a sign that Fitbit has fight left in it, even as …

Bob Marley's Family Launches a Marley-Themed Line of Marijuana Products

Based upon the ideals of natural health and healing, the body-care line features healing cold-pressed hemp seed oil high in omega-6s and omega-3s. …

Uber agrees to pay $28.5 million to end lawsuit about safety ads

On Thursday, Uber agreed to pay $28.5 million to 25 million riders to settle a class-action case surrounding its safety practices advertisements.<p>After expected lawyer's fees, that will leave riders with a whopping 82 cents each.<p>As part of the settlement, Uber must refrain from using certain …

Judiciary

The Ultimate White Privilege Statistics & Data Post | J.B.W. Tucker

Maybe you’re like me, and you’re tired of rhetoric. My wife is a nursing student, and one of the current emphases in medicine is “evidence-based …

Housing

The rise of Black Lives Matter: Trying to break the cycle of violence and silence

<b>(CNN) —</b> Critics said it wouldn't last. It was a blip on the radar of protest movements. It would fade away like Occupy Wall Street. With no clear structure and no strong leader, some said, it was bound to fail, especially when the infighting began. But still it rises -- and polarizes.<p>The Black …

Justice

And the brands played on: how EDM can sell almost anything

Brands and advertisers are falling over themselves to tap in to the colossal success of dance music, and many of its stars are happy to help the marketing effort – with conditions<p>In May, Volvo released a sleek four-minute advert for its new XC90 car. In it, a golden-locked Swedish man drove through …

After almost 10 years, Volkswagen is getting rid of 'Das Auto'

Launched in 2007 under ousted boss Martin Winterkorn, the slogan has had the advantage of simplicity, merely meaning "The Car". However, the German carmaker's leaders, anxious to proclaim a reformed corporate culture, have criticized it as out of step with a company trying to show new-found …

Volkswagen

Passports Required For Domestic Travel In 2016, But IRS Can Revoke Passports For Taxes

Yes, it’s true, the IRS power to revoke passports was signed into law. Think you only need a passport to board an international flight? In 2016, some fliers better have one to fly domestic, which means they had better be paying their taxes. It now looks as though your passport could be cancelled if …

Finance

Will I need a passport for domestic travel in the U.S. in 2016?

Four states and one U.S. territory have driver licenses that don't measure up to the Department of Homeland Security's standards.<p>But what does that …

How the Mob Introduced Americans to Oral Sex

If you’ve ever Googled “the history of the blow job,” you’ve no doubt encountered a slew of things, including perhaps a visit from HR. But depending …

8 Definite Signs Your Woman Truly Loves You.

<i>Via: positivemed.com</i> <br>Sure, she says she loves you, but words are cheap. Short of seeing her reaction when you ask her for one of her kidneys, is …

Nike Unveils Online Raffle System for Limited Releases

Nike returns to in-store releases and pilots online raffle to combat sneaker-bots.<p>Nike looks set to switch to in-store pick-up for its most …

Quenneville knew Hawks were headed back to the top: 'I walked into a team ready to go.'

The stars and the scrubs alike took a spin with the Stanley Cup before it finally wound up in Joel Quenneville's hands. The Blackhawks coach wouldn't have it any other way.<p>The last team standing had just put away a tough young Tampa Bay squad 2-0 in Game 6 and earned the right to call itself a …

For Sale: Detroit Land Bank Seeks Buyers For Vacant Houses

Detroit has tens of thousands of abandoned homes. The city is experimenting with new ways to repopulate them — including auctioning them online for as little as $1,000. There are deals to be had, but the cost of repairs often exceeds the value of the homes.<p>The city's worst homes end up with the …