Change emotions with a word

TLDR Using nouns instead of verbs reduces tension For example “I support the division of Jerusalem” which employs nouns is better than “I support dividing Jerusalem” which employs verbs Similarly "...

  • Updated 5 months ago by vince
Chicken Satay

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 2 tablespoons curry powder 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauc...

Avoid processed foods

Eating ‘Ultraprocessed’ Foods Accelerates Risk of Early Death. “Ultraprocessed foods are manufactured industrially from multiple ingredients that usually include additives used for technological an...

Ghormeh Sabzi

Ingredients: 2 lb lamb or beef stew meat , cubed 1 cup red kidney beans ,soaked overnight 1 onion , finely chopped 4 bunches parsley 1 bunch cilantro 4 scallions (green stems only) 1 tablespoon dri...

  • Updated 6 months ago by vince
Fried rice

All beginners, and dare I say even non beginners, should have this in their repertoire. It's quick, tasty, and perfect for the day after if you have rice or other leftovers Ingredients: minced garl...

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Property Management

Rental Management


with GC


You can hire someone for $100/hour Can be in the range of 10-15% of the cost of a project for an ADU


can be as high as $27k in California "soft cost" and can be 5-10% of the cost of the project for an ADU

Build an ADU in California

Types of ADUs Garages Basements Separate/detached Above Garage Sample cost for Bay Area is $250k Sample rent for a 1 bedroom ADU is $3k How building an ADU changes your property tax (

Drive to the city

Park on the street if you can or here's a list of parking garages Best option is the BikeLink : SFMTA Sutter Stockton Garage (

Take the Ferry

Check ferry schedule ( leave the house 40 mins before departure. if departure is at 10:10am leave the house at 9:30am Download app (http://goldenga...

Go to Embarcadero

Read rules from Berkeley City Council Good summary from Acton Construction (

Chicken Tikka from the butter chicken lady

Tried this and it came out great. I used a grill instead of a skillet which I think both tastes better and is healthier (no ghee or oil!). You're welcome Ingredients 1 pounds chicken thighs or brea...

Mixed Bean Soup

This is where the instant pot really shines -- pressure cooking the heck out of beans that need to be soaked overnight so you can make a great soup in no time. Tip: 1 cup dry beans gives 3 cups of ...

  • Updated 6 months ago by vince
Learn how to play Pokemon trading card game

also abbreviated as Pokemon TCG learn how to play in 15 mins from this youtube video ( buy the basic card set for 2 players on Amazon (

  • Updated 6 months ago by vince