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An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

All the crazy things happening because of San Francisco's ridiculous housing prices

The cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area is insanely high.<p>The housing crisis has caused all kinds of problems, but some people are getting creative to survive it.<p>From wooden pods to trailer trucks, check out all the crazy things people are doing to survive the area's ridiculous housing …

Real Estate

The Simple, Almost Surefire Way To Achieve Long-Term Financial Success

<b>Day 30: Make a long term plan.</b> <i>This post is part of FORBES’</i> <i></i><i>30 Day Money Challenge. Follow along on Twitter with #30DaysOfMoney</i> <i>or with the timeline posted here.</i> <i></i><p>Over the course of the FORBES 30 Day Money Challenge, you’ve been asked to check in on your income, track your spending, consider your …

Personal Finance

At the pump: Is premium fuel better for your car?

When it comes to trips to the fuel bowser, many of us are far more concerned about the numbers on the pricing board than the tech in the petrol we’re …

Prices

Feed-a-Crowd Perfect Chocolate Cake

by AimeeWe’ve just come through our birthday season, celebrating both Clara and Mateo with two different events and enough cake from both parties to …

Dessert

Coffee reveals itself as an unlikely elixir

For a historically mistrusted drink, coffee is proving to be a healthy addiction. Scientific findings in support of coffee’s nutritional attributes …

Coffee

The Underage Girls Of Mexico's Sex Trade: Hope Amid The Horror

The report that ISIS is forcing girls as young as 12 to become sex slaves is part of a larger issue. In the world today, an estimated 2 million underage girls work in the sex trade.<p>A new study details the situation in Mexico, where researchers found that one in four sex workers in Tijuana and …

San Diego

The CEO of DocuSign recently chased, and caught, an iPhone thief in San Francisco

Krach is a big, tall guy with a big personality. We recently had coffee with him, and in his cheerful, booming voice he told us a great story that gave us insight into his character and life these days working for DocuSign.<p>He was standing outside a coffee shop in San Francisco where the company is …

San Francisco

7 Amazing Things That Happen to Your Body When You Give Up Soda

The Coca-Cola company has identified the culprit behind America’s weight problem. And it wants to put the blame on….you.<p>The world’s largest producer …

Holistic Medicine

The Food Swaps I Made to Lose Over 90 Pounds and Feel Healthier Than Ever

<b>The Lifestyle</b><br>Most of my adult life, I've weighed somewhere around 170 pounds. For someone who is 5'9", that's not the ideal weight, but I felt okay about myself. For the most part, I was eating things like cheeseburgers, fries, pizza, and pasta in Alfredo sauce, and I didn't really think about what …

Housing prices in Silicon Valley are so out of control that you can rent a tent for $899 per month

This is how expensive: A 9' by 7' tent someone has pitched in their garden is currently going for $899 per month (or $46 per day) in the Silicon Valley town of Mountain View. A tent. In someone's garden. Rents for nearly $900 a month.<p>And this is considered a steal.<p>The listing on Airbnb says that …

Silicon Valley

10 Bizarre, Strange News Stories You May Have Missed This Week

<b>1.</b> A recent study has suggested that listening to heavy metal, punk, and screamo may actually make you calmer. Field tests have shown that this …

San Francisco man, 24, dies at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas

A 24-year-old man from San Francisco died while attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in Las Vegas, the coroner said Wednesday.<p>Nicholas Austin Tom was declared dead at 3:25 a.m. Sunday at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where the rave was being held, a Clark County coroner's official said. The …

Hello pre-baby body! Quick ways to shed post-pregnancy weight

Recently, American model Sarah Stage created a stir in the virtual world when she posted pictures of her dashboard stomach on Instagram, just four …

Weight Loss

It's Official: People Still Really, Really Like In-N-Out

In-N-Out is still the king. According to Nation's Restaurant News, the California-based chain topped the list of 111 "limited-service" restaurants (read: fast food places) in NRN's Consumer Picks 2015. The report, which analyzes 42,000 different customer ratings, ranked 172 restaurant brands, 111 …

27 Sex Facts You Need in Your Life

<i>Take our survey to help us learn more sex facts that we'll share in an upcoming issue!</i><p><b>2. It can make you feel better when you're sick, too.</b> Studies show that arousal and orgasm boost your immune system. And while this means sex could be good for you when you're feeling a little under the weather, …

Lift Weights Faster if You Don't Like Traditional Cardio

Cardio is important for anyone who wants a sound heart and better health. Still, not everyone enjoys traditional forms of cardio, such as running. If …

Exercise

Best Weight Loss Smoothie Recipes

There are tons of people who are quickly turning to the use of their own home blenders and creating power smoothies for their workout journey!<p>Why …

Nanoscribe brings maximum precision to 3D printing of microfabrication

Mar. 1, 2015<p>With a new extension set for its 3D printer, German company <b>Nanoscribe GmbH</b> is the first manufacturer to provide a complete solution for …

Watch Ford engineers and designers gush over the incredible new GT

It'll be many months before we see the new GT on streets, but Ford's new supercar — which was just announced at NAIAS in Detroit — is going to get plenty of screen time leading up to the launch. That's thanks in part to Microsoft, which has partnered with Ford to make the GT its "cover car" for</i> …

Sports Cars

See The Secret, Tiny Bedrooms Flight Attendants Use On Long-Haul Aircraft

You'll probably be all right if you're in first class. Flying economy? Good luck.<p>But what if you're a member of the flight crew? Turns out that on Boeing's 777 and 787 airliners there is a secret stairway that leads to a tiny set of windowless bedrooms for flight attendants and pilots. After all, …

Aviation

The man who grew eyes

Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream. I met the pioneering researcher who grew eyes and brain cells<p>The train line from mainland Kobe is a marvel of urban transportation. Opened in 1981, Japan’s first driverless, fully automated train pulls out of Sannomiya station, guided smoothly …

Ford denies nothing about 2016 Focus RS, says it's "doable"

Two independent sources, plus a Ford non-denial, make us more confident than ever.<p>Yesterday we blew the lid off Ford's upcoming 2016 Focus RS, the 350-hp, AWD ultrahatch. In case you were on a mountaintop sans internet, here's what we know: The next Focus RS is likely going to come stateside in …

North America

Gingers: Scotland's redheads - in pictures

Scotland has the highest percentage of people with red hair in the world, with Edinburgh - where 40% of people carry the gene - the global capital. Photographer Kieran Dodds, in his body of work Gingers, asked some of them what it meant to be a redhead

Taking A Private Jet Can Be Cheaper Than You Think

When your calves involuntarily cramp at the mere thought of flying in economy yet <i>again</i>, it might be time to book a private jet.<p>Yup, some private planes will fly people just like you for rates that dip -- not always, but sometimes -- below the cost of a regular plane ticket.<p>They're called "empty …

10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

Seafood

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 snagged sans heavy camo

SVT's next monster sheds the heavy camo.<p>Finally. This SVT's new magnum opus, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. In fact, the car pictured is the GT350R (an even more track-focused version of the GT350, much like the Laguna Seca was the ultimate iteration of the Boss 302). As you can see, the car …

Sports Cars