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14 Nov 2019

All the Incredible things BAS Has Accomplished This Year

Over the past year on BrokeAssStuart.com we’ve accomplished the following: – Publish 700+ articles on the website – Get the word out about 150+ non-profits, charities, and fundraisers – Pay dozens of writers and artists to create amazing things – Promote 2000+ local events. – Give out thousands of tribute

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11 Nov 2019

Why DNA Tests Might be a Terrible Idea

DNA tests—like those offered by companies 23andMe, Ancestry.com, and FamilyTreeDNA—come with a simple promise. In exchange for cash and some spit in a tube, you can learn your deepest, most ancestral secrets.

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08 Nov 2019

How to Grow Your Social Media Brand While Dying Inside

by Laurie Riihimaki Having Instagram is a necessity if you want to have any sort of influence on the world. That’s because our average audience is just like us: easily impressionable, loves instant gratification, and they’re suffering from sore thumbs from frequent scrolling. Seriously, if you’re not on Insta then

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04 Nov 2019

How Each D.A. Candidate Answered Questions About Evicting Elderly Tenants

Guest article by David Bogachik from the Dialogue for Life Project San Francisco has recently gained notoriety for evicting her most vulnerable citizens. Iris Canada’s story got worldwide press coverage. I wrote about other seniors who didn’t survive evictions. Almost every case involved illegal actions against seniors. Still, even when tenants had won

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04 Nov 2019

Oakland is First City to Decriminalize Peyote, DMT and Most Other Psychedelics

When word broke in June that Oakland had become the second city in America to decriminalize magic mushrooms, there was one major bit of news that was overlooked by most people: Oakland was the first city in America to decriminalize nearly ALL psychedelics! That’s right, as Tryp Journal reported back in

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04 Nov 2019

5 Meals Your Broke A** Can Make For Under $5

by Kate Brunotts Listen, I love the holidays as much as anyone else, but there’s no denying that with them comes the “season’s greetings” of a lighter wallet. Those artisan cat socks you got for your great Aunt Jackie are expensive, and I totally understand being fed up with ramen. 

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01 Nov 2019

10 Must-Have Mobile Apps for Forgetful People

Everyone knows that feeling you get when you have to stop everything you’re doing and try to remember what you just forgot. Maybe you know you reminded yourself to do something earlier that morning — but you just can’t remember what. Or, perhaps a passing thought you had only a

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28 Oct 2019

We’re Living Through the Golden Age of Yellow Journalism

This originally appeared in my Broke-Ass City column for the SF Examiner. I don’t know about you, but I’m burned out. I spend so much time absorbing the constant barrage of information that bombards me from my computer and phone that I feel totally drained. I have some of my

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