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30 Surefire Ways to Lose Your Gut for Good

Evening<p><b>21. Have a salad before dinner.</b> The key to reducing fat intake at dinner is making sure you don't eat too much. In a clinical study at …

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Archaeological study explores drug-taking and altered states in prehistory

Neanderthals on speed 60,000 years ago; Paleolithic art inspired by psilocybin or <i>Amanita muscaria</i> mushroom trips; and alcohol-fueled religious …

The Foods That 9 Nutritionists Say They Eat Every Day

Good news: Dark chocolate made the list.<p>Yes, variety is the spice of life—and one of the keys to a balanced diet. Still, there are some foods that are so full of vitamins and minerals, the people who know the most about nutrition make sure to eat them (almost) every day. Find out the foods and …

Archaeologist attempts to revive lost alcoholic beverages from ancient recipes and residues

An archaeologist working with a brewery is recreating ancient beers from around the world, including Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Denmark, Honduras and …

Uncle AZ's Altoids Survival Kit

Introduction: Uncle AZ's Altoids Survival Kit<p>ALTOIDS SURVIVAL KIT<p>OK, to start, let me say that this falls into the “better than nothing” category, …

Where to sample Chiang Mai's best kôw soy (famous noodle soup)

Take squiggly wheat-and-egg noodles, a rich, fragrant curry-based broth, sides of crunchy pickled greens, sliced shallots and lime, and you have <i>kôw soy</i> (also known as khao soi), a dish that has become virtually synonymous with the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai.<p>Despite the dish's close links with …

10 European Cities With Cheap Five-Star Hotels

We love a good dose of luxury when we travel -- especially when that luxury involves fluffy white robes, top-notch room service and bellhops at our beck and call.<p>What, do we sound like we're high maintenance or something?<p>When hostel life has you ready to call it quits, it's time to book a night in …

Best Winter Trips 2015

There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

24 Hearty Chili Recipes That Are Perfect For Cold Weather

Spice up your life. Or your winter, at least.

The Best Bloody Marys in San Francisco

When it comes to brunch cocktails, there's no denying that the Bloody Mary reigns supreme. Spicy, salty, and tomato-y, nothing says hangover cure …

Tequila 101

The ritual looked simple enough: Lick the back of your hand, sprinkle salt on it, lick the salt, knock back a jigger of distilled cactus juice, and suck a lime wedge. Trouble is, those things tended to get mixed up: lime preceded salt, tequila followed, everything dribbling from my chin as the …

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 …

The Food Lab: The Best Vegetarian Bean Chili

If certain folks had their way, chili would be made with nothing but beef, chilies, and the hair off a Texan's back. If you're one of those folks, well here's a recipe for you. Yippie ki-yay, and all that. <i>Move along, this is not the chili you are looking for.</i><p>If, however, you are open to such …

Death And Taxes | SPIN

Morgan Freeman's attorney is demanding that CNN retract a story consisting of eight women accusing him of sexual misconduct, according to a letter …

How to Write an Oakland Trend Piece (Community Voices)

By Matt Werner of Oakland Unseen<p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, or worse—working in a Manhattan-based newsroom—you’ve just found out that …

Doing barbecue and business right at The Brick Pig's House in Oakland

Carolyn S. Alexander, the co-owner of and chef at Oakland’s The Brick Pig’s House comes from a family of entrepreneurs. Her work is a source of …

Where to get the best seafood on the California coast within a half-day drive from San Francisco

Staying near the Bay Area or California coast this Labor Day weekend and still ironing our your plans? If you’re a seafood lover, don’t forget to make the most of your location by eating fresh fish from the source.<p>Since it’s a long weekend, we’ve resurrected this compilation of our staff’s favorite …

Oakland’s median sale price up 121% in the last four years

We all know that Oakland’s market is soaring, but MLS data compiled by Red Oak Realty shows just what a difference four years can make. Between January and May 2010, the median sale price for single-family homes in the city was 203K. In the same time period in 2014, the median price was $449K—a …

Canada's wild side: the Great Bear Rainforest

For wildlife spotters, it's the score of a lifetime: a creamy white kermode bear roaming its home in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Not a polar bear, but an offshoot of the black bear, there are only about 400 kermodes (which can stand up to six feet tall) in the wild; and only one …

Three Things to Eat at Ran Kanom Thai Noodle - Inside Scoop SF

“The way we eat noodles in Thailand is as a snack,” says Salalinee Ekchit, who just opened Ran Kanom Thai Noodle in San Pablo, featured in this week’s Bargain Bite. “You have chiles, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce and fish sauce, and you mix those in to the bowl to get the taste you like.” Since the …

First ever Bay Area Record Label Fair (B.A.R.F.) hits Thee Parkside

Don't let anyone tell you any differently - the San Francisco Bay Area has some amazing record labels. That's why the coming first annual <b>Bay Area</b> …

Bernal Heights Library Manager Featured in Celebrity Librarian Photo Shoot

America’s librarians held a big get-together in Philadelphia last month, and Photographer Kyle Cassidy was on hand to take some pictures:<p>When you think of a librarian, what image comes to mind? Photographer Kyle Cassidy ventured to the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in …

The US government is helping illegal pot producers destroy California’s water supply

Heavy rains in California in recent days have partly alleviated the drought that parched the state in January. The dry spell is merely exacerbating a long-developing problem in northern California, however: The huge volumes of water used to grow marijuana, as well as the noxious fertilizers and …

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Rejuvenation lighting comes to Berkeley

Bay Area homeowners, prepare to be rejuvenated. Customers familiar with the online version of Rejuvenation, the nation's largest manufacturer of period-authentic lighting and house parts, can now explore the collection in person at the company's fourth and newest retail store on Fourth Street in …

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92 Vegetarian Super Bowl Recipes That'll Make You Forget Wings

These are 92 awesome vegetarian recipes for dips, fries, sandwiches, and other snacks that are perfect for the Super Bowl.<p>Yes, the Super Bowl is one of the biggest food holidays of the year. And while most cliché football foods are meatier than the players on the field, there are plenty of …

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Is our Sun falling silent?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1044000/1044753_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534396742_903b7bf7faab2e215a1b14544d439063<p><b>"I've been a solar physicist for 30 years, and I've never seen anything quite like this," says Richard Harrison, head of space physics at the</b> …

Solar Cycle

50 Super Bowl Dip Recipes, from Guacamole to Onion Dip

Whether it's with tortilla chips, pita, crudites, or your fingers (no judgment), here are 50 recipes to rock your Super Bowl party.<p>We hereby mandate that all Super Bowl parties must have a dip, whether it’s a cheesy, gooey concoction or a fresh veggie salsa. Double-dipping optional.

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