The Reply All Gut Wrench

Elizabeth Bernstein on how to avoid the accidental reply all. After almost two decades of constant email use, why aren't we all too tech-savvy for this mortifying mistake?

Elizabeth Bernstein wonders why we aren't now tech-savvy enough to avoid mortifying reply all mistakes: "You know that feeling: You hit Send—and your heart nearly stops. This shouldn't still be happening. ...Reply All is dangerous. It makes us feel in the loop. And it can be a way to toot our own horns. Never mind that we hate how group emails multiply like rabbits in our inboxes. 'Many people lean toward covering their rears by overinforming their bosses and colleagues.' Why don't email programs have a 'dummy button' that pops up when we hit Reply All and asks, 'Are you sure?'"

Why American history lives between the cracks

The stories we tell define history. So who gets the mic in America?

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  • History is written by lions. But it's also recorded by lambs.
  • In order to understand American history, we need to look at the events of the past as more prismatic than the narrative given to us in high school textbooks.
  • Including different voices can paint a more full and vibrant portrait of America. Which is why more walks of American life can and should be storytellers.
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Juice is terrible for children. Why do we keep giving it to them?

A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.

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Quick: think back to childhood (if you've reached the scary clown you've gone too far). What did your parents or guardians give you to keep you quiet? If you're anything like most parents, it was juice. But here's the thing: juice is bad for you. 

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Scientists claim the Bible is written in code that predicts future events

The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.

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  • Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
  • The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
  • Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
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