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GDC 2016: The Great Nerd Migration.

Every year over 26,000 nerds converge upon San Francisco for GDC to attend lectures, try out new technology, meet other game developers, and see who takes home the prize at the Game Developers Choice Awards. It's is essentially game mecca, and this year was my first year attending. In October I was hired by a close friend of mine to community manage and market a game he created called CHKN. Only two weeks from launch, I found myself on a plane to…

The beauty of crusty bread.

This is a safe place, the kind of place where you can express your love affair/obsession/addiction with the demon carb, bread. It's ok, I'll go first. Hello, my name is Kate and I'm addicted to crusty bread. These days people are scared of bread because of the demon gluten but really, when bread is made honestly and thoughtfully, it's not at all scary or horrible for you, and it's damned delicious. The best of breads you smell before it even…

The Best Pizza and Where to Find It

Opinions on pizza run deep with people. New Yorkers say it’s in the water, Chicagoans like it deep, Brazilians eat it with a knife and fork and Italian’s wrote the book on it. There is such a thing as bad pizza and everyone has their preferred level of crispiness and choice of toppings. Here is my guide to pizza and where to find the best of each kind. Regular Dollar Slice These are the slices you inhale like a vacuum…

Never let inspiration go, even if it’s 3:00am.

It's 5:30 am, and if you know me this is an ungodly hour for me to be awake. I used to get up at this time every day with no complaints to catch a train to the city at 7:00am. But now that I am working from home, I take it upon myself to enjoy some liberties...like sleeping in. But tonight/day was different. I've been up since 3:00am because my mind was racing. Not in a bad way, about stressful days…

Why you shouldn’t feel guilty about eating out.

For years I struggled with what diet was right for me, as well as my clients. Should they cut out dairy and grains? Go vegetarian? Eat whatever they want just as long as it fits in their macros? Calorie restrict, or carb cycle? It's easy to get overwhelmed by all the fads that pop up every couple of months, truly and painfully overwhelmed. After six years of being a personal trainer and health coach I have finally come to the definitive…