The Gist

Are Receipts Toxic?

How concerned should we be about receipt paper? Maria Konnikova helps us investigate.

A customer with a receipt on May 9, 2015, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Plus, Maria Konnikova considers receipt paper toxicity: Is it BS? Konnikova writes for the New Yorker and is the author of The Confidence Game.

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