Holidays

Two women swim in green water
24 May 2022

How To Deal With Toxic Family

Two contradictory statements can inhabit the same place, even peaceably. Boundaries can be porous. For instance, I love the gift that is my life. My mother should not have had children. Like many transplants, I ran to San Francisco as fast as I could to get far and away from

Jake Warren 0
15 Dec 2021

From Protest to Puke: The Debasement of SantaCon

For those who don’t participate, SantaCon is an annual spectacle, mildly disorienting and mostly foul. If you’ve ever seen a cluster of self-saboteurs in Santa costumes collectively heaving over a gutter or stumbling about in a daze, you’ve likely been privy to the awe-inspiring merriment of SantaCon.  As a writer

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
06 Dec 2021

“Twindemic” Warning: Omicron Variant May Have Genetic Snippet From Common Cold Virus

Scientists and health experts are encouraging all eligible people to get both flu vaccine and COVID booster shots, ahead of a potential “twindemic,” in which COVID-19 and flu cases rise at the same time. Pfizer’s effectiveness drops down to 47% from 88% six months after the second dose, according to

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19 Nov 2021

How to Talk About Vaccines with Your Anti-Vaxxer Family & Friends

There’s plenty to discuss over turkey and cranberry sauce this year, which makes this an important time to be the voice of reason amidst a sea of misinformation. Here’s how you can do that.

Sam Devine 0
13 Oct 2020

Benicia Bakery Recreates Life-Size Mandalorian Characters Out of Bread!

Carbs are said to be comfort food, yeasty treats that soothe anxious souls. As many of us in days of shelter can attest to, bread has become a staple, a welcome mat at the door of normalcy in an uncertain world. And most of us are also now 15 pounds

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21 Nov 2019

Several Things to Be Grateful for This Thanksgiving Season

By Kate Harveston For many of us, the biggest physical challenge during the holiday season is shambling off to the couch to rest our too-full stomachs and fork hands. Sleeping off the turkey and preparing for the dessert course is hard work! However, many people must live with much more

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black inventors
27 Feb 2017

Most of Your Favorite Inventions Were Created by Black Inventors

How does the shortest month of the year do any justice to celebrate such a rich culture? It doesn’t, we just have to jam pack centuries of awesome people, ideas, moments, and inventions into 28 (sometimes 29) days. Speaking of inventions, many great minds are idolized during Black History Month,

Curtis Schabath 0
22 Dec 2016

Passive-Aggressive Gifts For Sh*tty Roommates

Unfortunately, living with roommates can be the only way to get by in an expensive city. Finding the right one is difficult, and many of us will never achieve such a feat in our lifetimes. However, you can have a little fun while hopefully improving your situation by popping one of these

AJ Earley - Persnickety Provocateur 0