George Valverde

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10 gifts for anyone whose New Year's resolution is to organize their life

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Modsy<p>It can be easy to lose steam on New Year's resolutions.<p>Unless we make a concerted effort right away and start building a habit …

10 Ways to Lose your Gut, According to Science

With guys, weight gain—and loss—is all about the gut.<p>Men are genetically predisposed to carry any excess weight in their abdomens, says Brian …

When to sell all of your old stuff to make the most money

An easy way to make some extra money is to sell your unused stuff. However, if you don't know <i>when</i> to sell certain items, you can lose out on some major cash — up to hundreds of dollars, in fact.<p>Luckily, INSIDER spoke to OfferUp— a popular online and mobile marketplace that rivals Craigslist— to …

Chinese Student's Commencement Speech In U.S. Isn't Going Over Well In China

A Chinese student who praised the "fresh air of free speech" in the U.S. during her commencement address at the University of Maryland is facing an online backlash from classmates and from people in China who say she insulted her own country.<p>Shuping Yang, who graduated with a double-major in …

China

28 of the Funniest Cycling T-Shirts

Oh Shift<p>1 of 29<p>When you're riding along your merry way and come across a monster climb.<p>Behind Bars<p>2 of 29<p>If cycling is wrong, we don't want to be …

The Best Places to Travel in 2017

From Portugal and the Azores to Canada (yes—all of it), these 17 editor-endorsed destinations are the best places to travel this year.<p>New Zealand<p>Tokyo-Kanazawa-Kyoto<p>Zimbabwe<p>Rwanda<p>Buenos Aires<p>Chilean Patagonia<p>Uruguay

Michael Bauer’s best restaurants around Union Square

Shopping can make you hungry, and if you're shopping at Union Square, San Francisco's premier retail hub, you're lucky. There are literally dozens of …

San Francisco

33 spots all Bay Area kids should visit to get close to nature

The Bay Area is brimming with natural beauty, providing families with an amazing outdoor playground filled with delights.<p>A hike along the coast might lead to a whale sighting or a walk through the woods means looking up into the tops of trees that are among the tallest on the planet.<p>It's the …

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Beer Week for all styles of beer lovers

Beer sampler at Black Hammer in S.F. The brew pub is hosting a beer-pong tournament for Beer Week.<p>The 2016 edition of San Francisco Beer Week is upon us, taking place from Jan. 22 through Jan. 31. And once again, the annual extravaganza is bigger than ever, canvassing the breweries, bars and …

San Francisco

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

7 Ways to Go From a Boss to a Leader

Many people view the terms “boss” and “leader” as interchangeable — but they are vastly different. To determine which one you are, I encourage you to …

Self-improvement

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

Science Says This Is the Trait Most Closely Tied to Happiness

The healthiest aspect of your character can be the one you most overlook.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>I've often wondered about happy, healthy businesspeople.<p>Actually, what I’ve wondered is if there are really that many.<p>They …

University of Pennsylvania

12 Must-Eat Breakfast Sandwiches Across America

More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Quick! You've just woken up. You regret having a salad for dinner. Maybe you're a little hungover. You're <i>hungry</i>. So what are you craving?<p>If you're like us, it's probably a breakfast sandwich of some sort. An egg …

The Case For Being A Generous Leader

Are you a generous leader or a selfish one?<p>In my first job out of high school, when I was barely 18 years old, I had one of the best bosses out there. Lewie had no reason to give me special attention. He had no reason to be interested in my success. Yet over and over again, he mentored me, believed …

Leadership

What NOT to do in San Francisco

Better options for visitors abound<p>If you are going to San Francisco, there's nothing wrong with following the path beaten by tens of thousands of tourists each day.<p>Sure, Fisherman's Wharf is crowded, cheesy and overpriced, but the waterfront is beautiful.<p>Chinatown's Grant Avenue might be a little …

San Francisco

Elkhorn Slough: An outdoor weekend getaway just down the coast

Quick: Can you name the second-largest tidal saltwater marsh system outside of San Francisco Bay? Neither could I, until I pulled off of Highway 1 on a whim one lazy afternoon on my way home from Monterey.<p>If it were anywhere else but in Northern California, with its abundance of natural wonders, …

Habitats

Rich German

ViIDEO: ORCAS IN LAGUNA BEACH… Here is my video from last week. I was hesitant to share this because some of my whale videos have caused a bit of a …

SF rapper celebrates Giants championship: Check out the video

In any championship run, a series of songs and anthems emerge, either in the stands or, increasingly, in the fertile fields of social media and the Internet.<p>So, I was kind of surprised this time around, when there was no signature song attached to the 2014 Giants World Series run. (Closest thing to …

S.F. rap video captures merriment, mayhem after Giants’ World Series win

<i>Note: The video above contains explicit lyrics.</i><p>If you wanted to relive both sides of the Giants’ World Series victory — the jubilant celebration and its destructive aftermath — all set to music, then San Francisco rapper A-1 has just what you need.<p>In a two-part video, “Doing the Most/Carry the …

12 Simple Ways To Be More Interesting

<i>It's easy to be boring. It's harder to be interesting. Want to learn how? Jessica Hagy offers the following advice, excerpted from her book "How To Be Interesting."</i><p>Explore ideas, places, and opinions.<p>The inside of the echo chamber is where all the boring people hang out.<p>To embarrassment. To …

Writing

The 10 Worst Body Language Mistakes People Make While Giving Presentations

To help you understand what <i>not</i> to do, the experts at SOAP Presentations in São Paulo, Brazil, compiled some of the worst body language mistakes you can make while presenting — as well as how you can easily correct them.<p>We've published the slides here with SOAP's permission.

How To Be The Most Popular Person In The Office

We all want to be liked, and that's especially true at work.<p>Winning over your boss, colleagues, and clients can help you get ahead in your career.<p>In a recent LinkedIn post, Jane Anderson, a personal branding strategist, explains the key to likeability: "[Make] it less about you and more about them."<p>…

16 hikes you must do in Marin County

While we're pretty much convinced you can't go wrong with when it comes to hiking in Marin, there are some areas you undoubtedly must visit at least once.<p>Considering Marin's seemingly endless selection of open space and trails, creating a list of the best hikes the county has to offer was no easy …

Hiking

A Glossary of 69 Fucks

Given here.<p><i>Here are 69 different ways to say fuck, excerpted from</i> F**k: An Irreverent History of the F-Word<i>, by Rufus Lodge, a successful and critically acclaimed author who lives in London under another name. Published today by HarperCollins.</i> <i>You can buy it here.</i> <i>It's funny.</i><p><b>ABSO-FUCKING-LUTELY:</b> A …