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Our Man in San Fran: How to Break into the San Francisco Giants' Baseball Stadium

This is the fourth in a four-part series on housing the substantial homeless population in San Francisco, featuring stories from the people living on the margins of life in one of America's richest cities. Click to read Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Randy loves two things: the San Francisco Giants, and Tom Waits. Show More Summary

Laser device may one day put an end to finger-prick tests for diabetics

17 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Finger-prick tests to monitor blood glucose levels can be the bane of a diabetic's life. In a move that could put an end to such tests in the future, researchers at Princeton University have developed a non-invasive way to test blood...Show More Summary

The worst part of one of this year’s best pieces

I loved the Michael Hofman review of Stephen Parker’s Bertolt Brecht: A Literary Life in the 15 August 2014 Times Literary Supplement.  Every paragraph of that review is a gem and Hofman calls the book perhaps the greatest literary biography he has read.  I’ve ordered my copy. Here is one part of that review, toward […]

Ancient Ethiopian walled city keeps modern life at bay

2 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Hyenas howl and feast on flesh every night outside the ancient walls of Harar -- one of Islam's holiest cities that is holding out against the pressures of the modern world. "They want to remain themselves always, not to imitate oth...

Movie Review: Metro Manila is a Nolanesque take on life and death in a big city slum

Though Christopher Nolan remains one of contemporary Hollywood’s biggest tonal influences, no one has really tried to directly imitate his mismatched puzzle piece style. Enter Metro Manila, a Philippines-set trouble-in-the-big-city movie that continually betrays the director’s influence in its visual style, editing, and structure. Show More Summary

The 10 Most Important Milestones In Your Life

3 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

Hitting rock bottom is the one of the most important milestones in your life (maybe even the most important) because it literally forces you to find different avenues to achieve fulfillment.

The Top 10 Meditation Retreats

Life has turned into a rat race; everyone is running after one thing or another. Now it’s time to run after peace – and the best way to attain peace is through a meditation retreat. Far away from the hustle bustle of life, a meditation retreat is usually nestled amidst the splendor of nature. These […]

‘Love And Hip Hop’ Star Joe Budden Could Be A Wanted Man After Beating

Joe Budden may be a popular rapper in New York, but his name became a recognizable one on television after he started sharing his personal life on VH1?s Love and Hip Hop. Budden was fighting to keep his girlfriend, Tahiry, with him after several years together. But Tahiry had a tough time trusting him. He

Watch Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith Come Face-To-Face In Awkward New Automata Trailer!

There's only one thing more awkward than a real life couple trying to bring their chemistry to the big screen. And that's watching it AFTER the breakup! Antonio Banderas seems to have already moved on from Melanie Griffith in real life, but the post-production on a movie about a robot revolution takes even longer than divorce [...]

Quote of Note | Michael Bierut

12 hours agoArts / Graphic Design : UnBeige

“Paul Rand admitted all his life that he was insecure as a writer. It was his passion for the subject that made him such an effective one. In his day job on Madison Avenue, he had learned the virtues of saying more with less. As a result,...Show More Summary

The 49ers Are Replacing Their Turf Already

12 hours agoSports : Deadspin

Levi's Stadium has hosted two sporting events in its young lifeone of them a football game—and drastic changes are already needed. After a practice in which multiple players went down and Jim Harbaugh pulled his team off the field, the 49ers decided to remove and replace a massive strip of sod. Read more...

Harry Styles Just Wants A Little Bit Of Your Heart! Ariana Grande Brings The One Directioner's Song To Life — Listen To It HERE!

13 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Oh how this song would've been incredible as a duet! But kudos to Harry Styles for his AH-Mazing songwriting skillz that came to life on this track, A Little Bit of Your Heart! It was previously announced that the One Direction hottie was working with Ariana Grande on a song for her upcoming album, My Everything, and [...]

Elisabeth Moss On Life, Work After ‘Mad Men’

Elisabeth Moss, and the cast of Mad Men, just completed their seventh and final season. So, what’s an actress to do now? Elisabeth Moss goes back to work. SFGate is reporting Moss was on the set of a new relationship movie, The One I Love, not two days after Mad Men had wrapped up for

21 bra hacks that will make your life easier

13 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : StyleList

By: Hello Glow With something as intimate as a bra, it's easy to fall into a rut: you only buy a new one when your old one is fully unusable, you get the same size you've been getting for 10 years, or you buy cheap ones because you don't feel you can justify the investment. Show More Summary

22 Signs You Are Definitely The Middle Child

14 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

You will forever spend your life avoiding being “average” or “normal” because your only claim to fame in your family was that you were the offbeat one that had other redeeming qualities besides just being the one born first or last.

Landlord Accused Of Harassing Elderly Tenants In Rent-Regulated Chinatown Apartments

One of the largest landlords in the city is being investigated by a state agency for allegedly making life so unbearable for elderly tenants in a rent-regulated apartment complex that they had no choice but to move. [ more › ]

You Are Not Defined By A Number On A Scale

15 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

I’m fat. I pretty much always have been. There have been maybe one or two times in my life that I’ve slimmed down, but it never lasts.

5 Helpful Bible Verses to Deal With Divorce

After God created the world, one of the first things that concerned Him was that we did not go through life alone.

7 Struggles Of An Extremely Organized Person

18 hours agoOdd : Thought Catalog

It's a little crazy to think one's life can be fit into a small notebook filled with dates and blank lines, but it's possible.

Dexter Gordon in Denmark: 1962

18 hours agoMusic / Jazz : JazzWax

There are tens of thousands of jazz clips on YouTube. But some, like this one, add a human element that brings the artist and the event to life. Here's Dexter Gordon in Copenhagen in 1962. It was filmed for a...

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