Food Labelwhores

I was at Trader Joe’s the other day with my roommate, stocking up on our favorite Reduced Guilt Macaroni and Cheese (only 270 calories for cheesy goodness!), when an elderly man eyed us piling a fair number of the frozen meals into our cart. He leaned over to us, confused as to why we seemed to be preparing for some tragic noodle-depraved circumstance.

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Teaching the Unbelief Belief

As anyone who has seen students selling their souls in exchange for candy to the Atheists, Agnostics and Rationalists Club on Ring Road knows, secularism is on the rise. UC Irvine’s religious studies department, as well as the religious studies departments of other colleges, offers courses on atheism, agnosticism and secular beliefs. Recently, Pitzer College in Southern California has developed an entire major devoted to Secularism, which will debut this fall.

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Grandparents and iPhones

For every grandparent with an iPhone, there are countless others who only know of Apple as a type of pie filling. My maternal grandparents have little in common, aside from a European ancestry and their current status as members of the octogenarian club. My grandmother is a hairdresser, a wonderful baker and a devout Lutheran, while my grandfather is a retired engineer who keeps to himself, speaks a handful of languages and stays up-to-date with Rush Limbaugh.

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