"How do you know if you have ADHD?” I Googled. My brain hadn’t been working properly, and I was beating myself up about my inability to focus. What was wrong with me? Why was I so incompetent?
A few years ago, I tried a website called Lumosity. Its creators promised games that could improve cognitive abilities, including attention, memory, problem solving, and mental flexibility. Back then, I decided not to spend $15 per month or $7 for a one-year subscription to the site. But now, with my busy freelance schedule and inability to write a 150-word blog post without stopping to check my email, send an instant message, and pet my cat, I felt desperate to focus. I logged back on to Lumosity.
Several new grass roots start-ups are taking the obsessive approach we've grown to expect from third wave coffee, and artisanal cocktails, and applying it to juice. Yes, juice. Tropicana, consider this a warning: all three of these super fresh spots squeeze locally farmed fruits and vegetables within hours of sipping time.
This summer, adorn yourself in neon jewels.
San Francisco bike riders are lucky. We’ve got world-class road biking in Marin, killer single track to the North and South, and gorgeous bike touring along the coast. Not to mention the miles of bike lanes in our city.
Thursday, May 31
Take your pick for a good cause: milk + cookies or wine + shopping (or all of the above!). Shop over on trendy Clement St. tonight and 10% of the sales at the funky and wonderful Seedstore will benefit the Richmond YMCA. Besides the tasty goods and great shopping,100% of the raffle proceeds will also go to the YMCA. To attend, RSVP here. 3 - 8 p.m. 212 Clement St. (415) 386-1600.
Friday, June 1
1. Playland Opens: Polk Gulch's latest boozing spot is named for the much-lamented amusement park that once graced Ocean Beach, but the items on offer here are of a more adult variety. The cocktail list includes a cotton-candy cosmopolitan and a Moscow Mule-like drink known as the Russian Bear, as well as a solid lineup of draft beers. Happy hour runs from 4-7 pm, with $3 brews and $4 well cocktails, and a special rotating $3 drink is available every Monday after 9 pm. (Monday-Friday, 4 pm-2 am, Saturday-Sunday 2 pm-2 am; 1351 Polk St., Polk Gulch.)
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