Mary Van Luven

42 Flips | 6 Magazines | 12 Likes | 7 Following | @marybridgetvl | Keep up with Mary Van Luven on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Mary Van Luven”

10 books every San Franciscan should read

As the kiddies head back to school, we at SFGate thought it was a good time to remember that you’re never too old to learn something new. To that end, we’ve collected 10 of our favorite books about San Francisco (and the surrounding region, too, because there are so many good books out there). …

Cinnamon Layer Cake with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Cinnamon is a delicious spice that, like vanilla, is often used in conjunction with other flavors and rarely gets the spotlight all to itself. It is …

Simple Meat Ragout for Any Pasta

<b>Ingredients</b><p>2 tablespoons olive oil<br>• 1/2 onion, thinly sliced<br>• 3 cloves garlic, minced<br>• 2 cups roughly chopped Slow-Roasted Pork Shoulder or other cooked …

21 Reasons Why You Should Never Trust A Baby

Babies are masters of deceit.

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

Chia Chocolate Pudding - Chocolate Dessert from Chia Seeds

14 Favorite Fall Destinations

TravelDigital Nomad<p>The world turns and seasons change—summer has passed and led us into gentler autumn with its changing leaves and more rigid schedule. The kids are back in school, and work is revving back up again, but there is no such thing as a bad time to go wandering.<p>Next month, National …

This anti-tremor spoon could make it easier for Parkinson's patients to eat. It works by integrating an accelerometer to detect tremors and actuators to cancel out 70% of the motion. Watch: http://f-st.co/z56mMoA

11 Keys To Happiness From Other Cultures

You can hoard all the shot glasses you want on your next trip, but they’re not going to guide you to a higher echelon of personal fulfillment.<p>Take home a cultural souvenir instead! These 11 habits from other cultures are small changes that could mean big payoffs in your happiness levels. Try one …

Milena Valchanova – Bulgaria Watercolor http://www.facebook.com/milena.valchanova Posted by Lara

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

Log In or Sign Up to View

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

George Orwell’s Letter On Why He Wrote ‘1984’

In 1944, three years before writing and five years before publishing 1984, George Orwell penned a letter detailing the thesis of his great novel. The …

Chopped Cashew Chicken Salad

Cashew Chicken Chopped Salad with Chili Dusted Mango.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> August 12, 2013 73<p>In case you’re wondering, yes I’m still in love with all things …

Cocktails take a seat at ever-finer tables

It wasn't that long ago that the bar at a fine restaurant was a bit like a bus shelter. It could offer welcome refuge at times, but you never spent …

San Francisco

Cinema Aphrodiso

Whether judged by hankies used, sighs heaved, or pulses quickened, a truly fine romantic movie can burn its way into generations of hearts. From the star-crossed (Casablanca, Roman Holiday, Brokeback Mountain) to the triumphant (It Happened One Night, Say Anything . . . , Working Girl), Laura …

Yahoo!

Sorry, the page you requested was not found.<p>Please check the URL for proper spelling and capitalization. If you're having trouble locating a destination on Yahoo!, try visiting the <b>Yahoo! home page</b> or look through a list of <b>Yahoo!'s online services</b>. Also, you may find what you're looking for if you …

Caramelized Onion, Gruyere + Pepper Bacon Whole Wheat Pizza

In a large bowl, combine water, yeast, honey and olive oil. Mix with a spoon, then let sit until foamy, about 10 minutes. Add in 2 cups flour and …

The world's greatest bookshops

Bookshops are a traveller's best friend: they provide convenient shelter and diversion in bad weather, they're a reliable source of maps, notebooks, and travel guides, they often host readings and other cultural events, and if you raced through your lone paperback on the first leg of your trip, the …

Books

Winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

<b>First Place Winner: Dig Me River</b><p>It's finally time to announce the winners of the 2013 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest! Out of more than 15,500 entries, this year's first place winner is Wagner Araujo for this energetic black and white shot of the Brazilian Aquathlon (swimming and …

Genomes of 201 microbes sequenced

<b>The genetic secrets of some of the most abundant and diverse forms of life on Earth have been uncovered by scientists.</b><p>Researchers have sequenced the genomes of 201 microbes to find out more about the role these tiny, single-celled organisms play in our environment.<p>This insight into the genetic code …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Spaghetti with Parsley Pesto & Sausage

While we love to grill like the rest of America, sometimes it gets kind of old during the summer. My husband and daughter really enjoy spaghetti but …

Books To Read In 2013 Before They're Made Into Movies

Not only are novels an age-old inspiration for film, they're the best special feature available! Forget about DVD commentary and featurettes.<p>The best way to learn about your favorite film is to go to the source before you see it.

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails