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Fun and Funky Downtown Berkeley

Cultural icons, interesting shops, and food options galore define the vibe.

Only Child Clothes Are Oakland Made

Haley Tucker, an assistant, and two seamstresses use sustainable fabrics for wardrobe workhorses with distinct possibilities.

Sound Meditation Baths Have Arrived in the East Bay

Sound practitioners believe the vibrations of metal gongs, chimes, and crystal bowls can lead to deep meditation and relaxation.

Dandelion Post Delivers With Indie Goods

Locally sourced stuff shows up at Concept Forty-Seven, and introducing TeasureFest.

Breast Self-Exams Don’t Work So Well

Today’s mantra for women and breast self-examinations is know your breasts. Self-examination won’t hurt but it can be anxiety producing.

Another View of Elmwood

Explore some lesser-known treasures of this well-loved Berkeley neighborhood.

Farmhouse Fantasy

Today’s farmhouse style mixes modern and rustic for a spare, spacious, and overtly utilitarian feel.

Making Habit a Habit

An Oakland start-up creates a unique diet plan from a swab of DNA, a few drops of blood, and some vital stats.

Get a Taste of Tucson

From bacon-wrapped hot dogs to creosote beer, this sun-drenched Arizona city is a study in good taste.

How to Limit Your Kid’s Screen Time

Three tips for regulating your child’s use of phones, tablets, and video games—and getting them out the door.