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Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Originally Booked on Flight that Crashed

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg Was Originally Booked on Flight that Crashed

Originally posted 07/06/2013 07:30PM

But for frequent flyer miles, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg would have been on Asiana Flight 214.

"Taking a minute to be thankful," the company's chief operating officer posted on Facebook on Saturday after the Boeing 777 out of Seoul crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport.

Sandberg, who had been in South Korea for Facebook business and to promote her book Lean In, explained that she and colleagues originally had planned to take the Asiana flight.

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What We're Reading: Does This Buzzy New Diet Work?

Originally posted 03/07/2013 05:00PM

When a book's getting tons of buzz, we like to see what all the fuss is about.

This week's staff picks include hugely praised short stories, a controversial look at women and work, and a British diet phenom just hitting our shores. Add your comments below – and let us know what you're reading!

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