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He'll be back... this weekend. Silicon Valley Comic Con kicks off a three day celebration of geek culture on Friday, August 16th in San Jose with a familiar headliner: Arnold Schwarzenegger. (click for more)

For some, "Summer reading list" recalls high school nightmares of last-minute cramming and sweaty test taking. But for avid readers, it's simply a way to share books that've captured their attentions recently. One such avid reader: Former President Barack Obama, who shared his summer reading list to Instagram on Wednesday. (click for more)

The last time I almost got killed by a car was seven months ago. It was raining, hard. I kept my umbrella over my head as I exited the bus. It wasn’t late — only about 6 o’clock in the evening — but it was winter, and the sky was already dark. Understanding that these conditions made what I needed to do next — cross the street — more dangerous, I waited for the light to change and the little man to glow on the pedestrian signal. When he popped up, I started walking. At the same time, a driver in the intersection decided to run through a red light to turn left, not yielding to me — or even looking to see if she needed to yield. I heard the squeal of her tires and the roar of her engine in time to lift my umbrella and scream. The driver had taken off at top speed from a dead stop — she had to be going at least 35 mph. So when she slammed the brakes, her car hydroplaned slightly to the right. She could’ve taken out a couple more cars with her reckless driving. As it was, she stopped close enough to me that I could — and did — yell in her face for nearly killing me. She was apologetic, but that wouldn’t have meant much if I’d been dead. Did I mention this was only the last time I almost got killed as a pedestrian in San Francisco? So far, I’ve only had close calls. But that’s not the case for an increasing number of people. Despite the city’s Vision Zero plan, the number of pedestrian deaths is actually on the rise. Fifteen people were killed while walking in San Francisco in 2018, an increase after three years of declines. This year is... (click for more)

ARIES. (March 20 - April 19): Exciting developments unfold in the lives of everyone you know, but don't worry about being left behind. Your turn is next. (click for more)

Dear Abby: I’ve been dating my boyfriend for a year and a half. We’re both 30, and we have pretty much decided to tie the knot. The only thing holding me back is his hygiene. Slowly, over time, he has started to shower daily and wear deodorant, but he still doesn’t brush his teeth. His apartment is my biggest nightmare. It is filled with opened delivery boxes, there are beard trimmings all over the bathroom, a pink ring of death in his shower, and his stovetop — well, you get the point. Should I mention that I’m one of the cleanest people I know? I grew up with well-dressed, great-smelling men in my life. They’re the walking, talking real-life versions of a men’s fashion commercial. Is this a make-or-break situation? We get along in so many other ways. Hygiene’s the Problem Dear H.T.P.: I’m glad you asked. Yes, this is a make-or-break situation, and it needs to be resolved before you sign up with this “cellmate” for life. While I appreciate his making the effort to shower as a step in the right direction, his lack of attention to his dental health is a cause for worry. Decaying teeth and periodontal disease can cause serious health problems — including heart issues — later in life and may be related to Alzheimer’s disease. If you think his living conditions are a turn-off now, consider how they’ll affect you if you marry him. He either never learned or doesn’t care to pick up and clean up after himself. That task will be all yours. If you really love him, draw the line now, and perhaps it will put him on the right path. Dear Abby: My boyfriend of several years financially supports his parents for cultural reasons. It was expected of him from an early age because he is the only child,... (click for more)

In this audio quiz, contestants identify two different popular songs that sound questionably similar. (click for more)