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Dining, SFoodie Monday 13: Legacy Businesses Struggling, Wing Wings Wants Photo Equipment

Monday 13: Legacy Businesses Struggling, Wing Wings Wants Photo Equipment

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Culture, The Exhibitionist Walking, Preparing, and Letting Players Be Themselves: Inside the Mind of the Giants' Bruce Bochy

Walking, Preparing, and Letting Players Be Themselves: Inside the Mind of the Giants' Bruce Bochy

There were jokes about it being an even year, the same as in 2010, 2012 and 2014 when the Giants won the World Series; the size of Giants' manager Bruce Bochy’s head; and about his recent frequent trips out…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Van Jones Talks Prison Reform With Shaka Senghor, Who Spent Seven Years in Solitary

Van Jones Talks Prison Reform With Shaka Senghor, Who Spent Seven Years in Solitary

If Shaka Senghor had a theme song, it should be Drake’s “Started From the Bottom,” says CNN political commentator Van Jones. Senghor, a criminal justice advocate who works with Jones at #cut50, which aims to safely reduce the U.S.…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist In Defense of Kim Kardashian West

In Defense of Kim Kardashian West

When InForum members first learned that the Commonwealth Club's Innovation Lab would host Kim Kardashian West Live! this month, they booed, hissed and headed to the organization’s Facebook page to protest. True, on the surface, the reality star seems…
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News, The Snitch 10 Things You Need to Know About Kim Kardashian's Castro Theatre Talk

10 Things You Need to Know About Kim Kardashian's Castro Theatre Talk

• A rigorous discussion about the place of reality television in public consciousness was interrupted…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cartooning for Change

Cartooning for Change

The polar ice caps are melting, water levels are rising, and it's getting hotter and hotter every year. That's why you should drop in on Yoram Bauman's Climate Cartoons event. Dubbed the world's one and only "stand-up economist," Yoram…
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Calendar, Night&Day Best books

Best books

Every year since 1931, the California Book Awards have honored exceptional literature produced in the Golden State. A select jury reads hundreds of books that fall into one of four categories: fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and children's literature. Eligible books…
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Calendar, Night&Day Californias

Californias

It might sound like a joke, but Tim Draper is hella serious about his plan for California. The venture capitalist is pushing a ballot measure to split our one, gloriously-golden state into six different states. As absurd as this…
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Calendar, Night&Day Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Next time you enjoy a pint of Haagen-Dazs, tip your hat to the gallant Blackfin icefish. According to Extreme Life of the Sea — written by Stephen Palumbi, director of the Hopkins Marine Station at Stanford, along with his…
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Master of Bizness Arts

Anyone can be an entrepreneur, but not just anyone can be an entrepreneur and an angel investor for other start-up companies. To become an angel investor, one must first become successful, and being a successful entrepreneur seems like a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Twain in San Francisco

Twain in San Francisco

The story sounds like it could happen today: A young man moves to San Francisco and gets a job writing news articles for a local outfit that pays almost nothing. It's boring grunt work, but he persists to stay…
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Calendar, Night&Day Scammers' Secrets

Scammers' Secrets

Cons, Scams, and Undue Influence are everywhere, according to Patrick O'Reilly, a clinical psychologist and professor at UCSF. From Bernie Madoff-style investment schemes, to well-timed phone calls to elderly grandmothers and raggedy folks on the corner with three playing…
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Calendar, Night&Day Learning from 'Learning from Leonardo'

Learning from 'Learning from Leonardo'

Leonardo da Vinci: Painter. Drawer. Inventor. Botanist. Aerodynamicist. The list goes on. The mind strains to come up with a term for a man like da Vinci, a man who could do so many things so well. If anyone…
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Calendar, Night&Day Slowbots

Slowbots

The future has always been about robots. From the creepy mind games of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey to the domestic service of Rosie on The Jetsons, the promise of personal robots has been present in popular culture…
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Calendar, Night&Day Surviving the Shift

Surviving the Shift

In Kurt Vonnegut's first novel, Player Piano, there are two classes of people: engineers and everyone else. The vast majority of work is automated, and anyone without an aptitude for operating machines lives across the river. They are poor,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Tweet to the Top

Tweet to the Top

The promotional material for The New Rules of Getting and Keeping a Job You'll Love panel discussion and job fair says a lot of things we wish were not true. "Job seekers have to go beyond the paper resume,"…
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Calendar, Night&Day So, What Do You Know?

So, What Do You Know?

One of the more popular features on Reddit, the self-styled "front page of the Internet" link aggregation site, is a "subreddit" called IAmA. It allows users to list their occupation and encourage the public to "ask me anything," So,…
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Calendar, Night&Day Trust No one

Trust No one

Four percent of males and 0.5 percent of females exhibit the personality disorder called psychopathy-sociopathy: These are pathological liars devoid of conscience and ruthless manipulators. Even more chilling, psychopaths often present charming and charismatic demeanors. Jon Ronson, author of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sea the Color of Money

Sea the Color of Money

The coast is clear — financially, at least. Take part in the Commonwealth Club's Oceans: Open for Business, in which entrepreneurs and investors join scientists and policymakers in the fight for ocean sustainability. Together, these professionals will evaluate the…
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Calendar, Night&Day cheaters sometimes win

cheaters sometimes win

Sometimes it feels like the whole world is cheating. And, according to behavioral economics professor Dan Ariely, that's because it is. In his latest book The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty, Ariely makes the case that ticket-fixing, Ponzi schemes, and…
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