Residents of Flint, Michigan have reason to fear their tap water, but what about the rest of us? The Big Thirst author Charles Fishman puts our worries into perspective. Plus, the man who gave us the @ symbol in email is remembered. And All the Single Ladies author Rebecca Traister joins us on this International Women’s Day.
Tap Water Safety in LA; and Why Women Are Choosing to Be Single
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Awash in Worry: Tap Water in America
At the Democratic debate in Flint, Michigan last Sunday, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton called for Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to resign over...
Is “Ego Depletion” a Thing?
For almost 20 years, “ego depletion” has been an accepted concept in psychology. It’s the idea that people have a limited amount of willpower, and it’s exhausted with overuse.
Remembering Ray Tomlinson, the Man Who Put the @ in Email
In 1971, a computer engineer named Ray Tomlinson sent what is thought to be the first e-mail message...to himself . The word “Internet” had yet to be coined, and...
"All the Single Ladies"
Mary Tyler Moore, Carrie Bradshaw and Hannah Horvath are all members of the single lady TV aristocracy. And each character has helped shape the narrative of the single woman...