Women lead weed: A gal’s guide to local ganja

Editor’s note: This interview has been edited for clarity and brevity. As the cannabis industry burgeons in Berkeley, more female entrepreneurs are entering the plant-for-profit exchange. “There’s no other market that’s extensively open for women to start leading,” said Andrea Unsworth, founder of Stash Twist and chair of the Bay
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Love Don’t Cost a Thing

They met on a sticky September day in Wheeler Hall. He was streaming House of Cards on his computer. She was adding a selfie to her Snapchat story. Heat emanated as the air of an unfinished question lingered between them. The question was, “Is Air Bears down?” The answer was yes.
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Based god heard my prayers: finding hope in the Lil B app

You know the routine: wake up, wipe the sleep out of your eyes and … grab your phone. Check your notifications. Two texts — both from your mom. Ignore those for now. An email — ah, it’s from Travelocity. Never mind. Three Snapchats from your high-school buddy! These should be
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What to do when you destroy your phone

Update 8/26/15: This story has been updated to include the business phone number of Berkeley iPhone Repair.  At a time when current toddlers and our future children are being deemed the touch-screen generation, a slight first-world problem has arisen in our society — the destructibility of said touch screens. We’ve
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Cyberspace has changed social space

Safe, Sane and Consensual

“When do you leave the country?” The Canadian customs officer scowled as if I had just insulted his mom. My one-way plane ticket into Vancouver had landed me in a strange, bare interrogation room with this unhappy man. Are you kidding? I thought. I’m not trying to illegally emigrate to
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New Snapchat allows for fearless drunk texting

The newest update to Snapchat now allows for live chatting!  If you’ve become disinterested in Snapchat (although we don’t know how anyone could get tired of taking selfies), it’s time for you to update the app and let shameless self-absorption take over your life. Here are some of the new features: new
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New Lulu app turns men into hashtags

Cultural Cadence

Thanks to the surging popularity of a new social networking app, Lulu, every fact about me can be permanently, digitally attached to my online identity for all to see. So yes, I do wear a burgundy robe sometimes. And yes, my mom does still do my laundry for me whenever
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App Showdown: Siri versus Google Now

People laughed when Apple introduced Siri with the iPhone 4S. A robotic assistant that listened to you and carried out tasks? It just sounded silly (and even evoked comparisons to Skynet at some point). But it quickly turned out that Siri was way more than just a robotic companion for
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The best new phone you don’t know about

When a new iPhone is released, you can usually tell. People line up days in advance, prices on eBay explode and we sometimes get to witness the occasional fight or two. It’s a shame — because there’s a new phone most people probably don’t know about that costs half as
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Why getting a new cellphone is a bad idea

If somebody offered to sell you something that cost $350 for just 12 easy payments of $90, would you take him up on that offer? Unless you make a habit of dumping money into a giant hole in the ground and lighting it on fire, you probably wouldn’t. But a
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