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Quick Basic Pizza Dough

This dough is a cinch -- give it time to rise and a couple of kneads and it's done! You can store it in an oiled bowl, covered with plastic, in the refrigerator for up to 2 hours. Need recipe inspiration? Sign up for our Everyday Food Newsletter and get our most delicious recipes delivered to your …

Google Flutter – what is it, and how to use it for cross-platform app creation

Android may be one of the most popular operating systems in the world, but it’s far from the only mobile operating system. If your app is going to reach the widest possible audience, then you’ll need to make it available on other platforms, including iOS.<p>Porting your Android app to iOS requires …

JavaScript

9 trails that every Bay Area hiker needs to check off the to-do list

While many head to San Francisco to visit its top-notch restaurants and cocktail lounges, others who live in the city are eager to get out of town on weekends to enjoy nature.<p>The beauty of living in this area is that you don't have to travel to all the way to the mountains of Tahoe or Yosemite to …

Hiking

15 science fiction and fantasy books to read this December

Space operas, fairy tales, and a whole bunch of trilogy-enders<p>We’ve reached the end of 2017, and it’s been quite the year for books. December tends to be the slow period of the publishing calendar, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t some exciting books hitting stores this month.<p>I’ve been …

Books

Our favorite Northern California weekend getaways that won't break the bank

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is its incredible proximity to countless beautiful places. But if you don't have a ton of spare cash, those beautiful places are as inaccessible as Mars.<p>Tahoe, Mendocino and Monterey are all lovely, pricy spots so, if you're on a budget or just …

Northern California

How The ETF Bubble Feeds The Stock Market Bubble

Fighting the trend towards passive investing often feels like Don Quixote’s crusade against windmills. Despite his undeniable virtues, the brave <i>hidalgo</i> was systematically vanquished by the mineral might of his enemies. Similarly, the flood towards passive funds has overwhelmed the admonitions of …

Investing

Here are the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards

The best science fiction and fantasy stories from 2016<p>The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is currently holding its annual conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this weekend. This evening, the organization announced the winners of this year’s Nebula Awards, recognizing some of the …

Science Fiction

Bay Area hikes that are even better after the rain

Many of the region's best waterfall hikes haven't been much to look at the past few drought-ridden years. But that's changed in a big way recently.<p>Waterfall lovers are in heaven right now, thanks to a bit of March rain. All over the Bay Area and beyond, Northern California's prettiest cataracts are …

Where do we stand on soy?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tofu or snafu? Soy has become a big component of a plant-based diet, but debates have raged for decades over whether soy really produces certain health benefits.<p>Some studies have suggested that consuming soybeans and soy-based products such as tofu benefits cardiovascular health, weight …

Breast Cancer

Locals only: These are our favorite Bay Area day trips

Oh, summertime in San Francisco. It's that time of the year when the days are longer, the fog is a little more relentless in the city, and it feels like everyone else is off on an exotic Eastern Europe tour or warm tropical vacation.<p>It's also a perfect time of the year to remind ourselves that the …

Sonoma County

Apple cider vinegar helps blood sugar, body fat, studies say

Apple cider vinegar has been touted as a cure-all for decades. I've seen claims that it can do everything from halt hiccups to whiten teeth, and even banish dandruff.<p>Whether or not it's capable of all those things, there is some solid research to back up apple cider vinegar as a healthy elixir, as …

Healthy Eating

Political correctness: how the right invented a phantom enemy

For 25 years, invoking this vague and ever-shifting nemesis has been a favourite tactic of the right – and Donald Trump’s victory is its greatest triumph<p>Three weeks ago, around a quarter of the American population elected a demagogue with no prior experience in public service to the presidency. In …

Society

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

The 7 Best Waterfall Hikes Near San Francisco – The Bold Italic

The Seven Best Waterfall Hikes Near San Francisco<p><b>By Sierra Hartman</b><p>After this week’s spattering of rainfall, the Bay Area’s scenic waterways have …

19 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this October

It’s October, which means that it’s time to take a look at the next crop of books that are slated to hit your favorite local bookstore in the days ahead.<p>Here’s 19 books to pick up this month:<p>October 4th<p><i>Rise of Io</i><b>, Wesley Chu</b><p>Wesley Chu is returning to the world where he started his career: Tao. <i>Rise</i> …

Books

Fall Asleep in 60 Seconds With This Amazing Trick

Whether you’re addicted to your smartphone and can’t put it down or your brain is reeling thinking about wedding planning or how you’re struggling to find work-life balance, falling asleep can be way too hard sometimes. It’s totally not your fault either — stress has been proven to send your body …

Harvard Medical School

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13 places every Californian should visit in Gold Country

Planning a trip to California's historic Gold Country? These 13 attractions won't disappoint.

National Parks

Best Android apps to use with your Chromecast

Your Chromecast, small as it is, can do a lot thanks to a plethora of available apps. Play games with your friends in the living room, compete in …

Stops, sights along a scenic NorCal road trip

School's out forever -- well at least for the summer. That means it's time to hit the open road. Instead of waiting in airport security lines and spending way too much on plane tickets, take advantage of low gas prices and discover California gems.<p>Pack the car, fill up the tank and pull out the …

California

These 17 life hacks will change the way you use Gmail

But that doesn't mean it can't be better.<p>A bunch of apps and plug-ins floating around the internet can make your experience using Gmail so much more enjoyable. With these amazing add-ons, you can see when people are tracking your emails, automatically know everything about people who email you, and …

Apps

4 Bay Area Parks Worth a Winter Visit (With No Crowds)

Exploring the seemingly endless number of great parks in the Bay Area may seem like a summertime thing, but winter is actually the best time of the …

Hiking

Nice Places for Nerds to Hang Out in San Francisco – The Bold Italic

Nine Places for Nerds to Hang Out in San Francisco<p><i>By Tyler Willis</i><p>San Francisco has played home to smart misfits for decades. The City by the Bay has …

San Francisco

Some tech workers over 50 are literally working themselves to death — and other things we discovered about their careers

After you turn 50, you'll likely find yourself struggling for job security and respect.<p>In tech these days, people in their 20's are worshiped. "Young people are just smarter," Mark Zuckerberg infamously said back in 2007.<p>People in their 30's are tolerated. "Don't fund anyone over 30" was the …

Employment

12 best news and reading apps

Whether you're at home or on the go, it's always handy to have something to read.<p>Smartphones are fast becoming our go-to way to consume all types of media, but sometimes it's hard to know which apps are worth our time.<p>From e-books to Reddit to breaking news, these are the best apps to help you stay …

Apps

53 Books You Won't Be Able To Put Down

What happens next? There's only one way to find out.<p><i>Some entries have been lightly edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Pond5 Kicks off its Public Domain Project with 80,000 Photos, Videos and Sound Clips

Finding royalty-free video, photos and sound clips may be getting a little easier following the news that Pond5 is releasing a huge number of items into the public domain.<p>Announced today, the Pond5 Public Domain Project has been conceived with content “specifically for media makers,” Pond5 said. …

9 Vegan Food Hacks That Are The Height Of Inventiveness

Vegans are smart. Their inventiveness knows no bounds. With a little brainpower and without using animal products, these herbivores have found a way to enjoy the same foods as everyone else. They aren't excluded from indulging in the delicious; they have their cake and eat it too, they just make …

Breakfast

Daily avocado diet may cut cholesterol - Futurity

New research suggests that adding an avocado to a cholesterol-lowering diet amps up its heart-healthy effects.