The Insanity of Taking Selfies at Funerals

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Religion teaches us to expect certain things from life and death and offers us customs for both. Yet, sometimes people innovate, and not always for the better. Case in point: funeral selfies. According to Clive Thompson, the author of the new book Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is … Continue reading

5 Ways We’ve Changed since Sixteen Candles

Sixteen Candles, the classic chick flick and teen angst standard, was recently on TV (again). I was too young to appreciate it when Sixteen Candles was released in 1984, but I now understand where Molly Ringwald’s Samantha Baker is coming from; it is lousy when all of her friends and family forget her 16th birthday … Continue reading