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19 Sep 2017

The soothing sounds of water fountains – a guide to choosing the best fountain sound for your home

By Aaron Abel If you are like most people, you probably think that water fountains are all the same. You put them in a place and they start trickling water and produce a sound that’s the same as every other fountain ever heard. That’s quite wrong, but people continue to

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14 Sep 2017

Life After Hate: A Reformed White Nationalist’s Message About Mental Health and Education

GUEST POST BY: KATE HARVESTON We like to think we’re living in a post-racial society, until events like the recent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville hit the news. It reminds us how much hate is still in the world. There are so many stories in the news about the negativity that

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14 Sep 2017

New Oakland Murals Celebrate California’s Extinct Icon, The Grizzly Bear

By Steven T. Jones Grizzly bears went extinct in California in 1924, although the majestic grizzly still graces the state flag and seal. Now, California grizzlies are being painted into a series of murals in Oakland as part of a national campaign to save endangered species and reintroduce them to

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13 Sep 2017

How Charlottesville and Gamergate are Completely Related

Guest Post by Xennial-in-Chief Breathe. This is for your own good. James Damore said, “I do not support the alt-right.” He said this in response to the revelation that alt-right groups supported him after his firing from Google for writing and posting a 10-page memo on the company’s discussion board. In

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08 Sep 2017

1967 was the Summer of Love. Is 2017 the Summer of Hate?

A lot can happen in 50 years. Babies are born. Generations die. People get married, then divorced. Empires fall and revolutions rise — and in the thick fog of San Francisco 50 years feels like 50 million as the flower children of yesterday celebrate the anniversary of the greatest summer of their lives.

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07 Sep 2017

Five of the Saddest Meals I’ve Ever Eaten for Dinner

By Charles Duggery   I have a lot of things in common with English chef Gordon Ramsay, none of which including his culinary skill; I am very angry, I use foul language and I’m very critical of others; the similarities end there. My mother didn’t cook at all when I was

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06 Sep 2017

The Best Cheap-Ass Wines & Where to Find ’em

By Rachel Fogletto Don’t you hate it when you’re making a wine run and you’re faced with the dreaded pop-quiz question from your well-meaning wine sales clerk, “Are you looking for anything in particular?”  First of all, no one in the liquor store scanning the price-tags is looking for anything

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