5 Topical Tidbits to Discuss Over Brunch


Sound bites from this week's viral stories, so you can impress your friends over breakfast. 

1. Pretty Photos of People Matching SF Houses, The Bold Italic

The headline says it all. Now look at the gorg photos. 

2. 10 Ways the East Bay is Better than San Francisco, SF Gate 

Sure the East Bay gets fog, but its way more rare than in SF. While city dwellers freeze under foggy skies, East Bay residents enjoy warmer temps, gentler breezes, and no Karl the Fog. 

"I absolutely hate how cliche this list is, and I live in Oakland." — Sarah Medina, assistant editor.

3. Running 5 Minutes a Day Has Long-Lasting Benefits, NYTimes.com

Running for as little as five minutes a day could significantly lower a person’s risk of dying prematurely, according to a large-scale new study of exercise and mortality. The findings suggest that the benefits of even small amounts of vigorous exercise may be much greater than experts had assumed.

"Whether this will make you live forever or not, it’s the motivation that counts. I dare you to try to make an excuse not to exercise for 5 minutes. I double dog dare you," — Schuyler Bailey, digital director.

4. Major Music Festival Cracks Down on Idiotic Modern Trend, Music.Mic

Bass Coast Festival is banning feathered war bonnets, or anything resembling them, on-site. Our security team will be enforcing this policy.

5.  I am Terrified of Reese Witherspoon and a Little Bit in Love With Her, Gawker 

There are two Reese Witherspoons: The one we're supposed to love but don't quite like; and the one that scares the shit out of us and leaves us obsessively smitten. And there is one place on the internet where you can witness and fully understand this important division.

"This has nothing to do with SF, but it's amazing," — Brock Keeling, culture editor.

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