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How Much Money Do You Need to Retire in Thailand? | Investopedia

If your retirement dreams include a beautiful climate, new cultural experiences, access to affordable healthcare and a lower cost of living, you may …

Retirement

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up …

What’s your favorite Bay Area pizza? #LoveLocalSF - Inside Scoop SF

Once upon a time, there lived a belief that the Bay Area did not have any good pizza. Today, that is certainly not the case, and happily the Big Apple no longer has a monopoly on top tier pizza. There are many pizza restaurants in the Bay Area, and some of them are very good.<p>And so, here is another …

6 Ways to Have a Richer Retirement

Americans are living longer. Here's how to make sure your money lasts as long as you do.<p>The simplest way to ensure you have enough money to cover a …

Retirement

Asparagus Pee Is Real, But Only Some Of Us Can Smell It

In a cruel twist of evolution, some of us can smell it and some of us can't.<p>Everyone’s pee smells like asparagus after they digest it. Deny this all you like, but those green stalks contain something called asparagusic acid, among a couple other compounds, that gives urine that unique odor.<p>As your …

Canada’s astronomical boasting

CANADIANS are known for humility. But leave the Earth’s surface and you'll find the country’s ego somewhere up in the thermosphere. Canada’s …

Canadian Government

Amazing Super Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Super stuffed chocolate chip cookies - you heard that right! These amazing (and HUGE) chocolate chip cookies are stuffed with both Oreos AND Reese's peanut butter cups. It's a heavenly mouthful!<p>Okay, so these cookies might just lean a little towards the ridiculous. A three and a half ounce ball of …

Major Bitcoin mining pool BTC Guild 'likely being sold' after shutdown warning

BTC Guild, a popular Bitcoin mining pool, is announcing today that it could very well be sold, hours after founder Michael Marsee posted plans to close the organization early next year.<p>For those not in the know, mining pools combine the processing power of many people’s computing infrastructure, …

My Top 5 Meat Cities in the U.S.

What's the best meat city in the U.S.? A reporter from a major international newspaper asked me this question recently, and it set me thinking about some of the most interesting carnivorous excesses I had during my 30-city book tour for <i>Man Made Meals</i> this spring and summer. Not just the obvious …

CHART OF THE DAY: Starbucks' Mobile App Is Going Gangbusters

Starbucks offered some interesting new data during the company's fourth quarter earnings call on Thursday. According to CEO Howard Schultz, the Starbucks app processed $1.17 billion in 2013, and the company has already processed nearly $1.4 billion in 2014 by the app alone; it's expected to reach …

Howard Schultz

Meet the 2014 BFBA Winners: Oh, Ladycakes

Each year we've hosted the Best Food Blog Awards, we're astounded at the depth, variety, creativity, and ingenuity of the food blogs nominated, and …

Onigilly, San Francisco

Fast food that is actually good for you is the concept behind Onigilly, which serves onigiri - Japanese-style seaweed-wrapped rice balls with savory cooked fillings.<p>A street-food favorite in Japan, as well as a snack once favored by samurai, onigiri is also a hit with the downtown San Francisco …

Remembering the California droughts of 1977 and 1991 (photos)

I was barely six years old, but I remember the California drought of 1977. We put bricks in our toilets to conserve water, and let the lawn go brown. And while my memory is fuzzy, somehow I processed that this was the fault of the people in Los Angeles, and specifically the Rams football team. (My …

Kaepernick's style is as distinctive as his game

Colin Kaepernick is learning that the world is a tough critic.<p>Take personal style, for instance. Fashion.<p>Kaepernick gets criticized for the way he dresses. His flat-brim ball cap and hip-hop wardrobe drive some people into a fury.<p>So Kaepernick strips naked for a magazine cover - no hipster hat, no …

A Product Manager’s Job

Product management is one of the hardest jobs to define in any organization, partially because it’s different in every company. I’ve had several …

Swept off Mid-Market, S.F.'s homeless cluster nearby

Mayor Ed Lee's intense focus on cleaning up the notoriously blighted Mid-Market corridor as technology companies and residential buildings move in has shifted many homeless people off San Francisco's main thoroughfare. But now adjacent neighborhoods are feeling the brunt of more homeless people and …

Wednesday: Glenn Lym Discusses “The Topography of Bernal Heights”

Tomorrow, Wednesday January 15, the Bernal History Project will play host to a talk by architect Glenn Lym, during which he will discuss his very cool historic topographic maps of Bernal Heights.<p>It should be fascinating fun for history wonks and cartography geeks alike. Here are the deets:<p><b>Glenn Lym</b> …

Deliverance

As anyone with eyes can see, <b>AmazonFresh</b>'s bright green trucks have descended upon San Francisco. Now, in an effort to grab some attention for the grocery delivery service, the company is handing out free food to those who might choose the service over competitors like <b>Google Shopping Express</b> and</b> …

The Only Thing to Put on Your Steak

<i>Published in the February 2013 issue</i><p><i>Chef Adam Sobel, Bourbon Steak, Washington, D.C.</i><p><b>Making a sauce in the pan</b> you just used to cook whatever the sauce will cover — in this case, a beautiful steak — is all about perception. It looks (and tastes) like it takes more time and training than it actually …

How to Cook an Entire Salmon: Gill to Tail

<b>We dare you to find a restaurant</b> that doesn't lay claim to its "farm-to-table" mission. We get it. Chefs everywhere are sourcing from farms — although we're not sure where we thought they were getting these ingredients before. Add to the list of foodie buzzwords: nose-to-tail. Or perhaps you've …

Old Bay peel-and-eat shrimp off the grill. Spicy honey and lemon juice dipping sauce. #GrillingIt

Paleo Diet for Athletes Guide: Paleo Meal Plans for Endurance Athletes, Strength Training, and Fitness

• <b>Author:</b> Rockridge Press<p>From the Publisher of New York Times Bestsellers Paleo Slow Cooker and Paleo for Every Day<p><b>Lose weight and build muscle more efficiently than ever before with the Paleo Diet.</b><p><b>PALEO DIET FOR ATHLETES</b> is the ultimate guide for adopting the Paleo diet to maximize your workout and …