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Smell That Smoke? Great Ways to Use a Smoker this Summer

Summer. Lazy days, warm temperatures, cool drinks, and BBQ are all hallmarks of my favorite season. Whipping up tasty meals on the grill and dining…

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Best Cities for a Weekend Getaway (Without Breaking the Bank)

Play dates, meetings, appointments and meetings fill our daily lives, devouring every moment like an insatiable monster. Most of us would love to get away…

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If You’re Craving Ice Cream You Are in for a Sweet and Sour Treat!

Imagine yourself on a hot day, you are probably sweating from all that heat, tired and wishing you had something cold in your mouth, something…

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Meal Prep: Stuffed Peppers on the Half Shell

Listen. I have turned into one of those folks who does the whole “meal-prep for the week on Sundays” thing. Which means I will gladly…

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Work From Home? There’s an App for That!

The Silicon Valley is such a dynamic and connected place that it’s easy to take what we have for granted sometimes.  I’ve been working in this area since the late 1990s, and I was faced with a relatively significant setback early last year that fundamentally changed the way I was able to work in a typical office environment. I managed to roll with the punches and architect my workplace atmosphere. To

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Get in My Goldbely: An Interview with Vanessa Torrivilla

Want regional foods delivered to your doorstep such as Magnolia Cupcakes, or how about a Cronut? In the mood for the famous Salt Lick Bar-B-Que? Well, Goldbely is here to make all of your foodie dreams come true. Getting its start as a Y Combinator company, Goldbely had the goal of delivering the nation’s finest delicacies at a fraction of the cost of a plane ticket. They currently offer 75

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What the 3D Printer Taught Me

How I imagined a 3-D printer worked before this article: Someone went out and got a fresh new stack of computer papers from Staples Someone sitting at a computer designed some sort of cool object A magical printer took the paper and BAM; made it into said cool object …that’s about it. I realize that’s not saying much for my knowledge of the technology, but I’m willing to put myself

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Off The Grid Is Now On The Map In Mountain View!

Last Friday, my husband and I were trying to decide what we wanted to do for dinner.  My husband wanted Indian, I wanted grilled cheese, and the boys wanted frozen yogurt.  This conversation was going nowhere fast until my husband perked up and told me that he had seen a whole bunch of food trucks parked just a few blocks away at The Computer History Museum.  It’s within walking distance

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The S’more: A Fireside Classic, Re-born

You know that smell that officially means its sweet summertime? Ahh…you know what I’m talking about; that smoky, story-filled aroma that wafts along dirt roads and quiet lakes. It’s the one that brings back nostalgic memories of growing up at the cottage and hearing your first ghost story. Oh yeah, it’s the campfire. And what better way to ring in the best pastime of the summer, than to welcome it

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