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5 Ways to Ease Your Commute Stress this Holiday Season

The holidays are already stressful enough, but your commute doesn’t have to be. Whether it’s an app, some calming scents, or the melodies of Chopin, we’ve got the secret to starting your day off right.

2015 Hot 20: El Niño, the Storm We’ve All Heard About

Prepare your umbrellas: El Niño (you know, the storm of epic proportions that we’ve been hearing about all summer and fall) is gaining strength in the Pacific and rain is supposedly going to hit California relentlessly from January through March, and possibly even into May. Whoa.

3 Holiday Punch Recipes to Really Get the Party Started

To really get the parties started, punch is essential. Here are three bowls from some of our favorite bars to get your guests in the spirit. 

Road Trip Guide: Quick Adventures From SF to LA

Ah...the open road. Nothing beats leaving behind the office and paperwork and hitting the highway, wind in your hair. Whether you're headed south for the holidays, or are just in need of some sunshine, be sure to hit up these 5 adventures the next time you road trip to LA. 

Where to Get the Best Dark Chocolate in the Bay Area

If, like us, a few squares of dark chocolate are what get you through the day, then you'll be happy to know that the Bay Area boasts a tasty selection of locally made artisanal bars. Studies show that dark chocolate can have powerful health-promoting properties, so go ahead and enjoy these goodies guilt-free. 

BART into 2016: Trains Will Run Until 3am On New Year's Day

Once again, BART is taking pity on everyone who flocks into the city on New Years Eve, by extending service until 3am on January 1st.

2015 Hot 20: Vinnie Hobbs, Editing Wizard for Kendrick Lamar

Vinnie Hobbs is the wizard behind some of this year's most iconic music videos, including Kendrick Lamar's "Alright" and Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda." 

5 Cravings, from Pork Buns to Kouign Amann

Schuyler Bailey is hungry. Here are her cravings this week.

Finding San Francisco's Unexpected Music Venues

Some of San Francisco’s most prized institutions are its live music venues. Think about it: The Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, Davies Symphony Hall and others have all served as proving grounds for the world’s best artists, musicians, and social influencers. It should come as no surprise, then, that San Francisco is rich with places where live music lives and thrives, even when you’d never guess it. Here are some unexpected gems around town to catch a show at this week. 

5 Perfect Recipes for Mixing Coffee + Bourbon Cocktails this Winter

Whether you're shaking up cocktails for brunch, an aperitif, or dessert, we're partial to mixing our bourbon with a little bit of coffee during the cold winter months.

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