We may have gotten the idea of pizza from Italy a long time ago, but we Americans have tweaked, modified and — dare I say it — improved on the recipe since then. We added more cheese and meat, and we took out a lot of the fresh veggies. (Because we’re Americans, and if we wanted a salad — which we never do — then we would have made one.) We’ve made pizza our own, to say the very least, and at the end of the day, there’s nothing that compares to a thick slice of American pepperoni pizza.We can all agree that American pizza is the bomb, but I’d be willing to bet that there is a fair amount of difference among readers of TheDC over which brand is best. We at the Caller are curious. What’s the consensus? Vote on the best brand below. Be sure to leave us a comment sharing your favorite pizza below. … [Read more...] about What’s The Best Brand Of American Pizza?
The man tasked with leading the most ambitious effort in years to clear San Francisco’s streets of tents began his mission on his knees. Jason Albertson knelt the other day before a wary crowd of hard-core homeless campers along the waterfront near Cesar Chavez and Indiana streets after asking them to gather together for a few moments, and as he opened his mouth they didn’t really know what to expect. They knew he’d come to tell them they had to tear down their sprawling camp by the end of August. But they’ve heard orders to clear out before, here and at other camps. Would this just be a quick heads-up followed by an army of police and street cleaners tearing down their tents? Not this time. What Albertson, head of the newly created city Encampment Resolution Team, brought to this colony of about 50 people was something new: a straight-up splash of reality, on-the-spot offers of shelter and counseling, and promises to help them get ready for the clear-out day. … [Read more...] about The man who’s trying to clear the tents from SF’s streets
Conservative media company The Blaze has suspended political commentator Tomi Lahren, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed to The Daily Caller. Lahren’s show is suspended for at least one week starting Monday, according to TheDC’s sources. A source with direct knowledge of the situation previously told TheDC that Lahren’s contract with the company goes until September, but that she may leave the company before then. (RELATED: Tomi Lahren Likely On Her Way Out At The Blaze)Lahren’s inflammatory style placed her at odds with other employees at The Blaze, as previously reported by TheDC. Tensions were high between Lahren and her coworkers at The Blaze even before she called pro-life conservatives hypocrites in an appearance on ABC’s “The View” on Friday. In her appearance on The View, Lahren said she is pro-choice and called pro-life conservatives hypocrites, saying, “I can’t sit here and be a hypocrite and … [Read more...] about The Blaze Suspends Tomi Lahren
“Are you ready to watch us stab ourselves with technology?” asks Michael Brandt on a recent Tuesday evening at the WeWork office of Nootrobox, a San Francisco start-up that specializes in “cognitive enhancement.” Soon Brandt, the company’s COO, and its CEO, Geoffrey Woo, both 27, are settled at a conference table with two small boxes and some alcohol swabs. Inside each box is a FreeStyle Libre continuous glucose monitor, which consists of a little plastic patch connected to a little metal needle, with a chip inside that transmits information to a remote reader. Once the needle is inserted under the skin, it can stay in place for two weeks, meaning there’s no need to prick your finger every time you want data about the amount of sugar frolicking in your blood. “The user experience is getting better all the time with a lot of this stuff,” says Brandt, who should know, since he specializes in “human-interaction design.” … [Read more...] about Nootrobox Wants to Hack Your Brain — or At Least Make Adderall Obsolete
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Trying to solve a question or a problem? Grandma knows best. As CBS2’s Alex Denis reports, one special grandmother is lending her 100 years of wisdom to strangers on the Upper West Side. Her makeshift office attracts a steady stream of New Yorkers, anxiously awaiting a chat with the woman who has 10 decades of life experience. “For me, it was a thrill. She’s just wonderful,” one man said. Inside the cardboard cut-out you’ll find a laptop, with 100-year-old grandmother Eileen Wilkinson on the other. She may live clear across the country in Washington State, but thanks to her grandson — Mike Matthews, an adjunct social media professor at New York University – she’s now sharing words of wisdom for free. “You can be anything you want,” she says. “Don’t complain about anything. You do something about it.” Over the past three months, hundreds of people have stopped by, chatting … [Read more...] about 100-Year-Old Grandma Shares Advice With Strangers On Manhattan Streets