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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide How to fund your project with online tools in 2011

How to fund your project with online tools in 2011

It's a new year, and you've decided to throw yourself headlong into a fresh project. Perhaps there's a little cottage-industry venture you want to start up. Maybe it's time to put some money into releasing your musical masterwork, or launching…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Get to know S.F.'s community gardens with SF Refresh

Get to know S.F.'s community gardens with SF Refresh

Urban environments are great places for bars, nightlife, arts, food, and culture. They are also great places for neurosis, stress, and isolation. Why? Because people in cities keep fit-to-bursting work and social calendars that often ignore the daily and seasonal…
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One woman's quest to live without products made in China

In a recent episode of The Office, Steve Carell's perennially clueless Michael Scott arrives at work suddenly concerned about China's imminent global economic takeover, picking various items up off the desks and reading the labels aloud in disgust: "Uh-huh: China.…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Get fit with a serious yoga workout

Get fit with a serious yoga workout

If your primary goal in life is to someday open your third eye on the banks of the Ganges, you might be surprised to find that getting into that kundalini rising spirit might be just as appealing to the fitness…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Be Social IRL

Be Social IRL

I logged into Facebook, as I do every morning, and my news feed informed me that, overnight, seven of my friends had become fans of "Pretending to Text in Awkward Situations." Sure, at first it's funny — who among us…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Tastes Real

Tastes Real

It was an unusually cold December morning in San Francisco, the kind of morning that lays thin sheets of ice on parked car windshields, a morning when even the hardiest of wind warriors are bundled up in down. I might…
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Your Farmers' Market Shopping Guide

ORGANIC OR NOT? Most of the local farmers' markets offer organic and nonorganic produce to reach a variety of farmers and customers. "The question to ask is not if a farmer is organic, but if they spray," apple grower Leyna…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Happy New Ear

Happy New Ear

Looking for a little more of the real thing for your listening pleasure in the new year? For cultural connoisseurs in pursuit of more authentic listening experiences, the polyglot city of San Francisco can be a goldmine. With its collision…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Real Resolutions

Real Resolutions

The new year is a great time to resolve to get real — but what does that mean? Rather than placing limits on life, it's a wonderfully wide invitation to expansion. You can get real in the arts, politics, health,…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Keep It Cheap

Keep It Cheap

Maybe you're restless and don't like to stay home. Maybe you spend your nights purging yourself of job-induced stress. Maybe you're a glutton for fun. Whatever propels you out into the city, don't stop just because the economy's in the…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Try It On

Try It On

I never like to buy clothes at full price, but given the current economy I might not buy clothes at all. It's hard to justify buying a new pair of boots when you're not sure you're going to have a…
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Selling tips

While vintage shops may be a harder place to sell these days, they are still a fantastic place to shop — especially now, because of the huge selection they are receiving. If you still want to try your luck at…
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News, Special Feature: Resolution Guide Work It Out

Work It Out

In a down economy, the little luxuries are always the first to go: the mani-pedis, the spa days, the pricey fitness club membership with the weekly personal training sessions. If only waistlines shrank along with GDP. Luckily there's no shortage…
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Dining, Eat Dish It Up

Dish It Up

Tightening your metaphorical — and literal — belt might come a little more naturally this year, courtesy of the recession. Why not kill two birds with one stone in 2009 and combine your resolutions to eat healthfully and cut down…
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Recipes

Rosemary-Artichoke Hummus Courtesy of Genie Gratto Approximately 24 cents per serving, with a two-tablespoon serving size --------------------------------- According to Gratto, this recipe makes a light and delicious spread for sandwiches, or a festive dip with crackers or chips. "Canned artichokes…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide The Year of Living in High Resolution

The Year of Living in High Resolution

In the year that saw its mortal coil unwind on Dec. 31, a 900-foot-long ship ploughed into the Bay Bridge, baseball presented Barry Bonds with its home-run crown (of thorns — or, more fittingly, needles), and a scant 20 percent…
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The Year of Living Toxin-Free

Now that the "holidaze" are over and you've probably begun to regret your New Year's gorgefest or that indiscriminate office party hookup, this is probably a good time to think of your health. Of course, detoxing means something different to…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide

The Year of Living the Fantasy

As the New Year dawns, urban dwellers in San Francisco once again experience the familiar pressure for self-improvement that seems to lurk around every corner in January. You can see him lurking, that pressure for self-improvement, right outside Burger King…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide The Year of Living Practically Green

The Year of Living Practically Green

Drinking goat milk is good for the environment. Cows are huge, wasteful animals that spew greenhouse gases from both ends, require rainforests to be mowed down so they can graze, and pee antibiotics into our drinking water while we're drinking…
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Calendar, Resolution Guide The Spirit Is Willing

The Spirit Is Willing

New Year's resolutions are so passé. But for the sake of tradition, I still find myself madly scrawling my own list of to-do's and not-to-do's, à la Bridget Jones, on crumpled Christmas gift receipts three or four days before the…
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