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The Best Massages, Mud Baths, Body Treatments, Scrubs + More

Our 2016 guide to the best body treatments in the Bay Area is perfect for soothing away your winter doldrums, office-ignited stress, or après-gym soreness.

Stanford's Ronald McDonald House Gets a Gorgeous $3 Million Pro Bono Makeover Courtesy of SF Designers

We all know the importance of having a place to feel at home—especially during times of crisis. For families with critically ill children in need of shelter, Stanford's Ronald McDonald House has long been a necessary retreat. But with limitied capacity, the group has been forced to turn away dozens of families each night. Now, thanks to a $3 million expansion and renovation by the San Francisco Design Center, the Stanford House is opening its doors to even more families in need.

This Fantastical Digital Exhibit at Menlo Park's Pace Art + Technology Is a Total Trip

On the heels of its San Francisco teaser at last month's Fog Design + Art, TeamLab, an interdisciplinary artists group that hails from Japan, is unveiling 20 immersive digital works in a new exhibit, "Living Digital Space and Future Parks," at Pace Art + Technology’s Menlo Park pop-up gallery. 

The Cognoscente: Andrew Block Brings Smart Watches to a Traditional Fine Jewelry Purveyor in Silicon Valley

Timepieces have always played a big part in the classic American dream: Once given by employers to recognize decades of work well done, and later purchased or gifted as timeless symbols of status and success. Today in Silicon Valley, the old wristwatch has been disrupted like everything else, with smart watches doing everything from tweeting to taking selfies. So what does it mean for luxury watch purveyors of the elite old guard? For Menlo Park industry vet Andrew Block, evolution is everything.

Banish Food and Other Allergies With These Nifty Apps

Sneezing, sniffling, wheezing—so annoying, right? Thankfully, modern technology has brought us a few clever apps, designed to help minimize the likelihood of allergy attacks, which allow us to navigate the city and keep breathing easy. Whether you have respiratory issues or food intolerances, download these apps pronto.

William Shatner, Jeremy Renner + More Reasons to Head to Silicon Valley Comic Con

Comic book readers, super heroes, and fan boys, ASSEMBLE! Silicon Valley Comic Con is headed to San Jose from March 18-20, 2016 and bringing with it all of our favorite characters, creators, and more. While exact dates and times have not yet been released, here are seven reasons everyone (not just geeks) should attend.

Cannabis Insider: Oakland's Leviathan Building Becomes a Hub for Silicon Valley Cannabis Startups

A local marijuana reporter’s field notes and gossip from the intersection of pot, money, and power in the epicentral San Francisco Bay Area.

2015 Hot 20: Anne Wojcicki, Biotech’s Comeback Kid

The story of Anne Wojcicki’s genetic testing service 23andMe is destined to become a classic in the epic tale of how libertarian, fast-paced, entrepreneurial Silicon Valley clashes with the slow grind of regulatory Washington. 

2015 Hot 20: Stewart Butterfield, Silicon Valley’s Hardest Working Slacker

Stewart Butterfield, cofounder and CEO of Slack, has had some luck with that quintessential Silicon Valley gremlin, the pivot.

How to Spend 50 Perfect Hours in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale is a leafy, quiet city of around 150,000 residents, located just 40 miles south of San Francisco in the heart of Silicon Valley. In addition to major local companies such as Yahoo, Flickr, and Lockheed Martin, visitors will find open green spaces, museums, golf courses, and delicious eateries.
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