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Whether you’re curious about Thanksgiving dinner etiquette or a facial fitness regimen, our local experts dish to the NHG about their secrets to success: mind, body and spirit.

Five Questions for a Nose That Knows

Five Questions for a Nose That Knows

For Gary McNatton, a self-taught nose, every scent he conjures tells a story. Take, for instance, grass: “I’m a little kid. I’m on my bike.…
Five Questions for the Mindfulness Maven

Five Questions for the Mindfulness Maven

One of my New Year’s resolutions is to become more present — especially these days, when my constantly buzzing iPhone threatens to throw off my…
Secrets of the Healthy Maven

Secrets of the Healthy Maven

It started as a passion project. Six years, 2,200 miles and 46.5K Instagram followers (and counting) later, Davida Lederle’s passion is officially a mind-blowingly successful…
Secrets of J. Riccardo Benavides

Secrets of J. Riccardo Benavides

There’s an easy trick to figure out whether the party you’re attending is the brainchild of J. Riccardo Benavides — check out the grand arrival.…
Secrets of the Cycling Fiend

Secrets of the Cycling Fiend

Growing up in the outskirts of Portland, Ore., Pelo Fitness owner Alan Roberts discovered his independence on two wheels. “I was that kid who, once…
Secrets of the Wine Maker

Secrets of the Wine Maker

“Wine, for whatever reason, has this intimidation factor — no one seems to be intimidated by vodka,” says Tim Martin, a Napa Valley industry vet.…
Secrets of Lane McNab

Secrets of Lane McNab

Lane McNab says she can’t draw a direct line from her early career as a critically-acclaimed operatic soprano to her current passion of interior design, but…
Secrets of Joseph Cozza

Secrets of Joseph Cozza

Like many San Francisco transplants, Joseph Cozza came to the city for a visit and accidentally found his destiny. “I moved here after visiting friends…
Secrets of… Mead Quin

Secrets of… Mead Quin

Peninsula design favorite Mead Quin says she fell in love with the area the first time she did an interior design project here. After studying…
Secrets of…a master packer

Secrets of…a master packer

Hitha Palepu received her first passport stamp at six months old, was potty-trained on a flight from India to the United States and learned to…
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