self-help

16 Feb 2022

How I Discovered The Art of Doing Nothing: Part Two

Last week, I left you with skepticism.  After years of resistance, I picked up Jenny Odell’s How to Do Nothing. I was admittedly prepared for a predictable read.  I was ready to meet another advocate for mindfulness in these pages, repackaging the message of Eckhart Tolle and Alan Watts for

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 0
03 Dec 2021

21 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Younger

From a personal perspective, I’ve lived a lot of lives. Boomeranging from one end of the US to the other, making many career changes, and meeting thousands of people along the way has taught me at least a few things. Most “advice for my younger self” contains solid but easily

Candace Cui - Actual Unicorn 0
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 TheLeagueSF@gmail.com. – Want to get involved in the endorsement process? Learn more right here. Dear San Francisco, We love you, but

BAS Editorial Team 2
03 May 2017

The Best Passive Aggressive Lines to Keep Your Friends & Coworkers Down

So you want to learn how to be more passive aggressive, but you can’t find a good extension course?  Never fear because we are going to give you all the information you need to make other people feel terrible, while pretending to yourself that you’re still a nice person.  Learning

Heather Robinson - Artisanal Trouble Maker 0
29 Nov 2016

Self-Care Tips for All Year Around

This time of year can be hard for many people. Sometimes we’re so busy helping others that we forget to take care of ourselves. I’ve learned how important self-care is, especially during difficult times like the holidays and recently with the not-my-president-elect. Here are some tips to help you in case

Joy Elan 0
29 Aug 2016

How To Battle Your Shameful Behavior While Drinking in a Dive Bar

It’s hard for me to write this because I’m still pretty embarrassed and ashamed of “the incident.”I cruised up to Pop’s, my favorite dive bar, flushed with the glow of a good first date and the warm buzz of a few Dolores Park drunk beers. In short I was awesomeness, and

Heather Robinson - Artisanal Trouble Maker 1
29 Jan 2016

How to Rejuvenate Your Life in the Simplest of Ways

There’s nothing like feeling motivated and ready to face the world. The problem is getting that feeling isn’t always easy. Some people need to go to great lengths to feel refreshed such as take a vacation for a week or more. The good news is while you may think you

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13 Feb 2012

The Myth of the Dream Job

  Some of you are broke because you are waiting for your dream job to come along. Or, you may be broke BECAUSE you are in your dream job, and the money doesn’t matter. Congratulations, you’ve achieved something that so many of us pine for daily. I know this is

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10 Sep 2011

Broke-Ass Guide to Volunteering

Volunteering to better our cities and communities is something that many Broke-Asses want to do. Not only do we have the time due to unemployment or having time during the day because we work a service job, but we understand the divide between the haves and the have-nots. When you

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