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In San Francisco's "organized intimacy" arena, intimacy can take many forms. I prefer the kind that exists within an established emotional connection.

I cuddled with strangers at a San Francisco cuddle party alongside other members of the city’s intimacy-starved workforce. No, it wasn’t t...

In San Francisco's "organized intimacy" arena, intimacy can take many forms. I prefer the kind that exists within an established emotional connection.
A homeless encampment in San Jose, California.

A group of young people in Silicon Valley could get $1,000 per month from the county government in a trial of basic income

Like the basic-income trial in Stockton, California, the pilot would test whether guaranteeing free money to citizens improves their quality of life.
Pete Buttigieg at a campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa.

Pete Buttigieg criticizes his friend Mark Zuckerberg: ‘No one should have that kind of power’

The New York Times asked Pete Buttigieg if he thought the Facebook CEO held too much power. Buttigieg's answer was a resounding "yes."

Police were armed with riot gear, a battering ram, and a robot to evict 2 homeless moms and 2 activists from an empty house they were occupying to pro...

Moms 4 Housing took over the empty home to call attention to real estate companies buying homes and leaving them empty amid a homelessness crisis.

Men in Silicon Valley are reportedly turning to plastic surgery to get ahead at work, but they’re re-branding it as ‘personal optimization...

Tech workers are turning to procedures like Botox, fillers, laser treatments, and even eye and neck lifts, according to the Washington Post.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

The tech buzzword of 2020 has already arrived after only 9 days: ‘decentralized’

Mark Zuckerberg talked about 'decentralized opportunity'; Fred Wilson predicted 'decentralized finance'; and there's the 'decentralized internet.'

This startup says it will ‘magically’ stock your kitchen, but people are already pointing out some major flaws in the service

Jupiter sends a "care team" to your house to unload groceries, organize your kitchen, and keep track of what products need to be restocked.

A VC tweeted a photo of himself wearing a MAGA hat, and now he’s being called out as ‘needlessly divisive’ and ‘tone deaf̵...

Delian Asparouhov, a principal at Founders Fund, said in a tweet that, for him, the MAGA hat represents "hope" for many Americans.

Here are 9 answers to some of the internet’s questions about Silicon Valley

What does Silicon Valley mean? Why does the region pay so much? And why are its billionaires starving themselves?
The Flintstone house is Hillsborough, California.

5 bizarre and controversial Bay Area mansions, some of which have infuriated neighbors and led to legal battles

Five of the most controversial homes near Silicon Valley, from the Fish House to the Flintstone House.