By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Friday, August 31, 2018 HOW TO FIND HAPPINESS IN THE BAY AREA FOG Take a hike on Mount Davidson.On drippy days, it's like a rain forest. HOW TO FIND HAPPINESS IN THE BAY AREA FOG Take a hike on Mount Davidson. On drippy days, it's like a rain forest. Photo: Loridambrosio, Getty Images/Moment Open Browse the books at City Lights.Sit in a cozy corner with a book of poetry at this North Beach bookstore. Browse the books at City Lights. Sit in a cozy corner with a book of poetry at this North Beach bookstore. Photo: Dylan Entelis, The Chronicle Soak in the pools at Kabuki Springs.And then get a massage at this spa in Japantown. Soak in the pools at Kabuki Springs. And then get a massage at this spa in Japantown. Photo: Frankie Frankeny … [Read more...] about Ways to find happiness in the San Francisco fog
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If you're searching for an all-natural way to lift your mood, preserve muscle tone, and protect your brain against the decline that comes with aging, look no further than the closest mirror.One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and strength training, which helps keep aging muscles from dwindling over time.And most of the time, they don't require any fancy equipment or expensive classes.Read on to find out how to incorporate both forms of fitness into your life. 9 PHOTOS Exercise that starves off aging See Gallery Exercise that starves off aging Activities like walking, yoga, and tai chi have recently been tied with brain benefits like faster processing speed and better attentions span. If you've recently considered … [Read more...] about Report: These 2 exercises are the ‘best way’ to starve off effects of aging
Going on trips with kids can be challenging, and planning is definitely everything, but Stockholm makes things fairly easy. Most buses are free for people with strollers, while kids under seven also travel for free on the metro, and most restaurants offer child friendly seats and baby changing areas. To make planning even easier still, we've rounded up Stockholm's must-dos with kids throughout the year. And don't forget to check out some of the great playgrounds all around the city too. Spring Photo: Henrik Montgomery / TT The weather isn't so steady in spring – Swedish spring can be quite cold – but if you make sure to enjoy the sunnier days you will fall in love with the season. Thanks to a couple of national holidays there is a lot of time to spend outdoors with your kids, too. It's no secret that children love animals. Jill Leckie, blogger at littlebearabroad recommends the youth organisation 4H gårdar, which runs several farms in and around … [Read more...] about The best ways to entertain kids in Stockholm, whatever the weather
The Local recently ran a straw poll on our Facebook page, asking people what they saw as the best way of getting around the Bundesrepublik. Train travel ended up being the clear winner, with 60 percent of respondents saying they preferred taking to the tracks to flying, buses or ride sharing. But state-owned rail company Deutsche Bahn isn’t to everyone’s taste. After they announced a price increase earlier this week, several readers complained that tickets were already too expensive. So what are the other options? Flixbus has come to monopolize bus routes but still (mostly) offers cheap tickets, budget airlines hop between several German airports, and ride sharing offers an interesting option for former hitchhikers. We've picked a few popular routes to decide whether Deutsche Bahn really is all that. Munich - Berlin In December a new train line, which cuts through the hilly centre of the country, will finally offer a direct service between Germany's two … [Read more...] about What is the best way to travel around Germany?