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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

San Francisco's Top 10 Places to Take or Act Like a Kid

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 7:30 AM

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Life is hard enough without a screaming, running away, randomly pooping, peeing, puking, money-sucking companion at your side, whether it be your child, multiple children, or Chris Daly. If you've been feeling spread a little thin lately, we're here to help. Below are the top 10 places you can nourish your inner child, or entertain your real one(s).

(Key: Poot! = Take your toddler, Toot! = Take your kids, or Woot! = Take yourself!)

10. Urban Recess (Poot!)

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sweet Talk: Business Tips from the Bay Area's Best Chocolatiers

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Who said learning wasn't delicious?
  • Who said learning wasn't delicious?
In search of answers and free samples, San Franciscans filled the room at the Commonwealth Club on Monday, eager to hear from a panel of female chocolatiers. Attendees quickly claimed seats adorned with samples from participating businesses, and while no one was harmed during the plunder, passive-aggressive stares were exchanged and choice words muttered.

The moderator, Peggy Butler, runs a blog under the same name of the talk, Success and Chocolate. The event's description focused on women and entrepreneurship, but gender was hardly mentioned during the panel. Instead, questions from an audience made up of both sexes proved that the populace is far more interested in the chocolatiers' business plans.

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Monday, September 19, 2011

You Don't Have to Starve if You're an Artist -- Business Skills Will Help with That

Posted on Mon, Sep 19, 2011 at 4:00 PM

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Artists embrace paradox. They live outside society's norm, reflecting back not-always-visible truths. But not all paradox is good. Often, artists are reviled, ridiculed, or dismissed, celebrated only after they die or get "discovered" and make a fortune. Society at large is not wholly to blame. Highbrow sentiment does its part to perpetuate the idea that artists should be above mere business concerns. Many art schools and university departments don't devote enough time to answering the question, "What can I do with a fine arts degree?" Which leads to another truth: In a nation where commerce is king and almost no public support goes to the creative class, those who want to make even a modest living from their art but have no basic business sense are likely to fail outright or be exploited by profit-minded people. The folks at Kearny Street Workshop don't want to see this happen, so they offer Business Skills for Artists. The second of a three-part series is Tuesday night.

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Urban Beekeeping? Urban Beekeeping!

Posted By on Thu, Jun 9, 2011 at 3:52 PM

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Anybody who raises chickens in the city automatically becomes Someone to Know, if not That Person. But it's nothing next to tending 70,000 bees in your shared backyard while harvesting 50 pounds of honey.

Do this, and the city is yours; you will never not have someone willing to listen to your life story, while buying you all the drinks that go with that.

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