21 May 2010

Appropriate Housewarming Gifts For (and From) Broke People

So you’ve got a friend (or friends) moving in to a new place, and in another one of those attempts to feel like a responsible grown up human being who people actually like outside of Happy Hour settings, you’ve decided that you should give some gift to your friend (or

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19 May 2010

DIY: Five Easy Bottle Cap Crafts

It makes sense that the DIY-ers and the Environmentalists get along ‘“ both are founded on a founding principle of reuse, recycle, renew. DIY is less about compost and sustainable food and more about finding a new uses for things, or repurposing items into something new but still, the ethics

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16 May 2022

The June 2022 BAS Voter Guide

This guide was done in conjunction with the League of Pissed Off Voters. – If you’d like to help pass out the printed voter guides, email the League at – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

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12 May 2010

Make Your Buttons Say Anything You Want

Buttons are undeniably awesome. They’re whimsical, tiny and fit on hats, ties, jackets, shoes, wristbands. They’re also often the cheapest thing at a merch booth, which means for a buck or two (or free! flirt with merch guys!) you can support your favorite comic/zine/band/sarcastic slogan. But’what about when you start

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11 May 2010

Broke-Ass Financial Coaching: Pros and Cons of Debt Consolidation

While being young, broke and beautiful is all well and good, some people’s finances are more jacked than others.  That’s why we’ve invited Betsy Crouch (aka Coach $izzle) to come onboard and dole out some much needed advice.  She is a professional financial coach after all.  If you’ve got a question

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05 May 2010

How to Cheaply Repair You CDs and LPs

It doesn’t matter if you’re a die-hard vinyl purist or, like me, way too attached to your giant wall o’ CDs to give ’em up, either way you want to make those treasured tunes last. And there are a variety of ways to do this, both spendy and broke-ass. When

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03 May 2010

Help Little City Gardens Today!!!

I have always encouraged you to plant yourself a garden, get seasonal starters at plant exchanges, learn how to grow your own food, visit the Bay Area’s botanical gardens, and volunteer at local urban farms. Well, if you’re a bit lazy like me, then you’ve probably only planned to do

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28 Apr 2010

DIY: How to Make the Six-Pack Organizer

Does your counter look like this? Ugh! Hideous spills! Now for only $8.99 you too can own: the Six-Pack Organizer! Made from the finest quality pressed cardboard materials, the Six-Pack Organizer can hold, store and organize any household cylindrical objects! To operate: first, open and empty the “storage place holders”

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21 Apr 2010

How to Infuse Your Own Vodka

Vodka is a complex mistress. One minute she’s lovin’ up on ya, and you’re the suave, classy chick drinking vodka martini’s and charming strangers. The next morning you’re on your bathroom floor with eyeliner gobs in the corner of your eyes, wearing one shoe and hating life. However, vodka’s a

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