• Nov 14, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 16:03 mins

Have you ever received an email from a friend asking you to send them 900 dollars, because they’re stranded in France? If you have, you’ve probably been scammed. But you’re not alone. In 2017, the FTC received 1.1 million fraud reports. Of these reports, 328 million dollars were lost to imposter scams. But there are a few ways to recognize a scam before being duped. Dr. Stacey Wood is the Molly Mason Jones Professor of Psychology at Scripps College and a clinical neuropsychologist. She’s here to share some tips for deconstructing a scam. You can learn more about her at her website.

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Water You Talking About

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Does the water you drink come from the French Alps? Is it filtered through volcanic rock in Fiji? Does it really matter? There are a surprising number of conflicting opinions on what kind of water you should drink. Water can’t just be water anymore, it has to be “alkaline” or “non-fluorinated,” or the 6-8 glasses you drink a day don’t even count! Today we want to get to the bottom of the water trend, and find out which water is really the best for you. Whether you drink water out of a bottle, a filter, or the tap, let’s find out what the deal is. Scott Miller is a fifth-year doctoral student at the Berkeley Water Center. He and his colleagues run the podcast “Water You Talking About.” Scott joins us today by telephone to help explain the effects of different types of water.

Does the water you drink come from the French Alps? Is it filtered through volcanic rock in Fiji? Does it really matter? There are a surprising number of conflicting opinions on what kind of water you should drink. Water can’t just be water anymore, it has to be “alkaline” or “non-fluorinated,” or the 6-8 glasses you drink a day don’t even count! Today we want to get to the bottom of the water trend, and find out which water is really the best for you. Whether you drink water out of a bottle, a filter, or the tap, let’s find out what the deal is. Scott Miller is a fifth-year doctoral student at the Berkeley Water Center. He and his colleagues run the podcast “Water You Talking About.” Scott joins us today by telephone to help explain the effects of different types of water.