How to buy groceries like a real adult

Contrary to popular belief, a college student’s food pyramid shouldn’t consist only of instant ramen, coffee, dining hall food and booze. For those of you who just moved into your first apartment, it’s probably the first time you’ve had to prepare a meal for yourself and (gasp) buy your own groceries.
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36 hours: a weekend in Berkeley

Taking a nod from the New York Times’ “36 Hours in …” series, we’ve compiled a list of Berkeley institutions that make the city its own. Whether you’re new to town or a local resident, take a weekend to fall in love — or back in love — with the sights, smells and sounds of Berkeley.
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Grocery shopping for dummies

You always enter Safeway with a plan: no impulsive buys, only the essentials. But despite good intentions, you always leave the supermarket with a cart full of Pop-Tarts, seven boxes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese, marshmallows and a giant bag of spinach that spoils within the week. For those of you
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Where to shop and how to save at the grocery store

We actually enjoy grocery shopping. It’s a very Zen process of wandering down the expansive aisles with a singular task. With no real thinking, it’s a welcome relief from the taxing weekdays. But what is not so Zen is getting to the cash register and seeing a price much higher than you expected
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