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Cartoons can lead kids to bad food habits

Wow! That’s Dora the Explorer on a box of frozen treats. And…

Eric Risberg/AP file photoNailah Winkfield

Criteria for brain death differs in other states

This week’s question comes from Mark in Oakland, who asks: Q: “I…

Eric Risberg/AP file photoNailah Winkfield
Charles Sykes/Invision/APJennifer Lawrence arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday

Jennifer Lawrence wants $20 million for next film

Jennifer Lawrence was promised $20 million for her next film, and she’s…

Charles Sykes/Invision/APJennifer Lawrence arrives at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday
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Snoop Dogg's marijuana ode has cameo from Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder has broken the hearts of grandmas everywhere. Snoop Dogg unexpectedly…

Jack Plunkett/Invision via APIn this March 20
AP FILE PHOTOSalesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff

Carranza: Trip to tech firm inspires students

This year, I’ve had the opportunity to meet hundreds of students, many…

AP FILE PHOTOSalesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff
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Kylie, Kendall Jenner looking to trademark their names

Sorry, pop icon Kylie Minogue. Too bad, Nickelodeon star Kendall Schmidt. You’re…

John Shearer/Invision/APIn this Nov. 23
COURTESY  PHOTOOne of Carmel’s most adorable places to stay is Hosfas House

Carmel is the jewel of the Central Coast

Monterey may have the aquarium and Morro Bay has sun-lit seafood shacks…

COURTESY  PHOTOOne of Carmel’s most adorable places to stay is Hosfas House
COURTESY  PHOTOMaguro nigiri is among the tasty offerings at Sushi Yoshizumi

Indulge in chef's choice menu at Sushi Yoshizumi

The only choice for diners at San Mateo’s Sushi Yoshizumi is whether…

COURTESY  PHOTOMaguro nigiri is among the tasty offerings at Sushi Yoshizumi
No one quite knows how memories are stored or how they can be easily accessed.

Memories: They are all there

Knowledge is expanding. Lines are blurring between the physical and digital, between humans…

No one quite knows how memories are stored or how they can be easily accessed.
COURTESY  PHOTOTony Gemignani spins dough in front of Tony’s Slice House

Take me out to the ball game for gluten-free flatbread with sausage

During a recent appearance on KNBR, Giants CEO Larry Baer scoffed at…

COURTESY  PHOTOTony Gemignani spins dough in front of Tony’s Slice House
Mike Koozmin/S.F. ExaminerPatrons enjoy beer and food at Mikkeller in the Union Square-Nob Hill area

The rise of the beer bar in SF

With a full-scale liquor license, called a Type 47 and costing upward…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. ExaminerPatrons enjoy beer and food at Mikkeller in the Union Square-Nob Hill area
Jordan Strauss/Invision/APDemi Lovato attends unite4:good and Variety's 2nd annual unite4:humanity at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday

Demi's terrible “vagina tattoo” sparks spat with artist

Hell hath no fury like a tattoo artist scorned. Especially if that…

Jordan Strauss/Invision/APDemi Lovato attends unite4:good and Variety's 2nd annual unite4:humanity at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday
An employer can be found negligent for harms caused by its employees' conduct if the employer knew

Creepy driver responsibility of shuttle company

This week’s question comes from Janice G. in San Mateo, who asks:…

An employer can be found negligent for harms caused by its employees' conduct if the employer knew
Chris Pizzello/Invision/APIn this April 12

Jay Z hoping to lure Tidal subscribers with B-side show

Jay Z’s music-streaming service is called Tidal, but it sure could use…

Chris Pizzello/Invision/APIn this April 12

The best way to handle attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

One million viewers a day tune in to ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”…

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TMZ says Joni Mitchell is in a coma, but singer disagrees

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was in a coma Tuesday, according to TMZ and…

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Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File photoRichard Swerdlow

Personalized learning is the key for students

I’ve said it before, but I need to say it again: The…

Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner File photoRichard Swerdlow
Joel Ryan/Invision/APZayn Malik poses for photographers upon arrival at The Asian Awards in London on April 17.

Stephen Hawking says Zayn Malik is still in One Direction in alternate universe

As always, brokenhearted teens can find solace in theoretical physics. Astrophysicist Stephen…

Joel Ryan/Invision/APZayn Malik poses for photographers upon arrival at The Asian Awards in London on April 17.
GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERZereshk polo

Anar’s Persian setting an oasis of warmth on a cold S.F. street

I liked going to Anar, a Persian restaurant on a desolate stretch…

GABRIELLE LURIE/SPECIAL TO THE S.F. EXAMINERZereshk polo
Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerJeffrey Crolius tends bar

Big 4 might be a small bar but it's big on history

There's a lot of history tucked into the tiny bar and restaurant…

Gabrielle Lurie/Special to the S.f. ExaminerJeffrey Crolius tends bar