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My Own Life

A MONTH ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still swim a mile a day. But my luck has run out — a few weeks ago I learned that I have multiple metastases in the liver. Nine years ago it was discovered that I had a rare tumor of the eye, an ocular melanoma. The …

Oliver Sacks

This Aerial Video of a "Typical" San Francisco Morning is Anything But

Toby Harriman, founder of the creative collective Planet Unicorn and good friend of mine, just finished a beautiful aerial video featuring my …

Northern California

Scientists Think Synaesthesia Is Something You Can Learn

Subjects taught to see 13 letters in specific colors.

A recent experiment by conducted by the University of Sussex suggests it may be possible to learn to experience synesthesia, a rare condition that mixes up brain signals and leads people to hear colors or taste words. Researcher David Bor had …

Forty years ago, Lego wrote a powerful letter to parents about how gender works

A Lego pamphlet from 1974, unearthed and posted on Reddit this weekend, has some advice for parents that rings true 40 years later:

True then, true now.(Reddit / fryd_)

The pamphlet’s authenticity was questioned after it went viral over the weekend, but Lego spokesman Roar Rude Trangbæk confirmed to …

The Key to the Best Chicken Fingers Ever

by Matt Duckor

Photo: Romulo Yanes

"Aren't chicken fingers basically just fried chicken?" you might ask.

Absolutely not.

The chicken fingers of our childhood were glorious sticks of white breast meat, coated in a dubious, yet totally delicious breading that contained who-knew-what but got fried in oil …

Food

Forty Portraits in Forty Years

The Brown sisters have been photographed every year since 1975. The latest image in the series is published here for the first time.

Scenes from the New American Dustbowl

Political conspiracies, water witches, Exodus-quoting priests, and angry, defeated farmers in California’s dying, droughted Central Valley.Continue …

Dust Bowl

documentary

Charlie is an 81-year-old media professor from New York who is recovering from bone marrow cancer and a major open-heart surgery. He decides to go to …

Shady Waffle new dome build on the playa 2014

Drone's view of Burning Man 2014

Shady Waffle at Black Rock City 2014

The Burning Man Time-Lapse to End All Burning Man Time-Lapses

Seven minutes. It’s not often we run across a time-lapse that lasts seven minutes, and even less often we actually watch the whole thing, …

Time-lapse Photography

26 Awesome Things The Bay Area Does Right

By the time you’re done reading this, your bags will be packed.

The geeks are the cool kids.

In high school, it was cooler to found a startup than a club.

0% humidity.

Having enough In-N-Outs so that you’re never too far away from one in an emergency.

Sourdough bread.

Chinese food from Chinatown.

Coffee …

8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

From the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore, there may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools. While it's impossible to pick a favorite, …

Infinity

A Basic Cooler Gets a Modern DIY Upgrade --> http://on.apttherapy.com/pNVuf9 This is one of those inexpensive, hardworking coolers that you can pick up most anywhere, all dressed up and looking mod...

Watch a One-Woman Band Cover an Uncoverable Nirvana Song

...and it's pretty good.

"Heart Shaped Box" is a killer song by Nirvana. It captures a certain kind of lethargic, mid-'90s teenage angst so well that unfortunately it forever bears the distinction of sounding exactly like an entire record store (remember those?) collectively rolling their eyes at …

Scott Beale on Twitter

The aftermath of the massive five-alarm fire in San Francisco’s Mission Bay. pic.twitter.com/ohHdtEDJHx

30 Delicious Indonesian Dishes You Need To Try

Can you get through this post without drooling all over your keyboard?

Nasi Goreng

As one of the country’s signature dishes, nasi goreng is definitely Indonesians’ favorite. A plate of stirred fried rice complemented with eggs, prawns (chicken, salted dried-fish, goat meat, or anything of your …

Sharjeel Ahmed voted up a post on SaaStr.

There’s an endless amount written on the ‘net about hiring "Rockstars". Finding them, not settling, and all that. That you need to spend 20%+ of time …

Mad Men

44 Stock Photos That Hope To Change The Way We Look At Women

Who run the world? Girls.

Getty Images launched the “Lean In Collection” Monday in partnership with LeanIn.org, featuring more than 2,500 photos of female leadership in contemporary work and life.

The project began when Pam Grossman, director of visual trends at Getty Images, commissioned a study …

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

Credits: Bored Panda
Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world.
Not everyone can afford holiday in one of these locations, however …

Hotels

A Facebook Life

On Facebook, life begins at conception. “We’re expecting!”, your parents post. You don’t have fingers but you’re already accruing likes. A shared sonogram means hundreds have seen you before you’ve even opened your eyes. You have a Facebook presence despite lacking a physical one.

Think about that …

Facebook

10 Things Extraordinary People Say Every Day

OWNER'S MANUAL

They're small things, but each has the power to dramatically change someone's day. Including yours.

Want to make a huge difference in someone's life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, friends, and everyone you care about:

"Here's

Assembly Lines

31 Healthy And Delicious Ways To Cook With Chia Seeds

There, in your pudding, look: It’s a poppy seed… it’s a lentil… no, it’s a SUPERFOOD!

The tiny and humble chia seed, despite being truly old-school (it was an important part of the Aztecs’ diet), has started to hit the culinary big-time in the last few years, transitioning from novelty plant beard …

Awesome Portraits of Iconic San Francisco Houses

Jan 07, 2014 at 6am

By Mallory Lucille Rose

In late 2010, I stumbled upon the photography of San Francisco resident Austin Kamps through a friend. I …

San Francisco Bay Area

What Google Could Learn From Pixar

Google has reached a pivotal moment in its history. What can it do to expand beyond its incredible core business, which is now reaching a more mature phase? For insight on how it can develop, let’s look to Pixar.

Pixar is as close to a constant learning organization as there is, with a proven …

Little things that people say that totally shift your perspective.

When you’re depressed, stuff piles up. Mail goes unopened. Paperwork goes un-handled. Clean laundry lives in piles. Dirty laundry lives in different …

30 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

Stop spending time with the wrong people. – Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you. If someone wants you in …

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

Start spending time with the right people. – These are the people you enjoy, who love and appreciate you, and who encourage you to improve in healthy …

Productivity

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU MAGNIFY SAND 250 TIMES? MAGIC.

By onAugust 6, 2011 in Books/Art

This, from MMM, "Viewed at an astounding magnification of over 250 times, tiny grains of sand are surprisingly …