Jackson Roloff Turns One! What Can He Do Now?!?

Jackson Roloff has made it, folks. The precious first-born son of Tori and Zach Roloff turned one year old on May 11, 2018. The adorable reality star has come a very long way since entering the world, as often chronicled by his parents on Instagram. In this special case, Tori has shared a unique collage of Jackson photos (below), along with another detailed update on her son’s impressive achievements. What is Jackson up to these days? Join us in wishing him a happy birthday as you scroll down to find out… 1. A Special Birthday Collection “12 months of watching you grow has been a gift that I will never… Read More

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Travel Troubleshooter: My TripAdvisor rate tripled

Dear Travel Troubleshooter: Last year, I booked a rental at Beach Road Villas in Sanibel, Florida, through TripAdvisor. I confirmed the rental via email and also spoke with the owner by phone a month later. A few weeks ago, I received an email from the owner, saying there was a “mistake” and the correct rate was triple what we had agreed to. If I didn’t pay, I couldn’t stay. I tried to convince the owner to follow the legal contract, to no avail. I am supposed to get my money back, but I’m scheduled to be in Sanibel in two months and I have no place to stay. TripAdvisor wants… Read More

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Travel Troubleshooter: My TripAdvisor rate tripled

Dear Travel Troubleshooter: Last year, I booked a rental at Beach Road Villas in Sanibel, Florida, through TripAdvisor. I confirmed the rental via email and also spoke with the owner by phone a month later. A few weeks ago, I received an email from the owner, saying there was a “mistake” and the correct rate was triple what we had agreed to. If I didn’t pay, I couldn’t stay. I tried to convince the owner to follow the legal contract, to no avail. I am supposed to get my money back, but I’m scheduled to be in Sanibel in two months and I have no place to stay. TripAdvisor wants… Read More

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Briana DeJesus to Kailyn Lowry: Why Are You So Obsessed with Me?!

So hey, in case you missed it, there’s been some feuding between the cast members of Teen Mom 2. No, we’re not talking about the weird jealousy issues Jenelle Evans has with Chelsea Houska, or Jenelle’s ridiculous grudge against Leah Messer for daring to suggest that her husband shouldn’t have pulled a knife at a work event. We’re not even talking about perhaps the greatest feud in Teen Mom 2 history, the one between Jenelle and Kailyn Lowry. Nope, today we’re referring to The Great Battle of Javi’s Exes — that’s right, all that nonsense with Kailyn and Briana DeJesus. Things haven’t been great between these two ladies for a… Read More

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Bay Area’s best specialty grocery stores

There’s nothing quite like the excitement of trying a new recipe, especially one with global flavors. Whether it’s a Thai curry, a Persian stew or Korean bibimbap, you’re going to need specialty ingredients that can’t be found at Safeway. Whole Foods might have a version. Maybe. But you’re in luck. The Bay Area is brimming with specialty grocery stores with a diverse range of meats, produce, spices, sweets and more from all over the world. Some of these markets bake their own breads daily and even operate delis churning out to-go noodles, tacos and kebabs. Reading this on your phone? Stay up to date with our free mobile app. Get… Read More

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Hotel Nia raises Silicon Valley’s bar on swank

Move over, Four Seasons, and watch out, Rosewood Sand Hill. Silicon Valley has a new hot spot in Menlo Park’s Hotel Nia, which had a swanky grand opening party. The Hotel Nia in Menlo Park, which had its grand opening on May 10, 2018.(Sal Pizarro/Bay Area News Group) How swanky was it? Well, the invite-only, VIP party had a mermaid hanging out at the bath of the 11th-floor Nia Suite, where guests Thursday night were greeted with glasses of Veuve Cliqout champagne and Belvedere vodka martinis. The suite’s elegant design — including a brass-colored pot-belly stove fireplace — was almost enough to make you forget that the main view from… Read More

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