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39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Etymology

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>Sarah Seltzer on the link between Jane Austen and online feminism<p>It’s no longer universally …

YouTube's top 10 trailers of 2014

In a world where trailers rack up millions of views, there can be only one No. 1 most viewed sneak peek.<p>YouTube has released its list of the most …

Top 10 Instagram geotagged locations in the world, in pictures - Telegraph

How Emoji Is Changing Text As We Know It

Emoji are so popular that the gatekeepers of computer text have had to evolve their thinking to keep up.<p>Last month, the Unicode Consortium, a group that oversees the way text is coded into computer-readable language, published a new draft proposal that outlined not just the addition of 37 new emoji …

Language

Best Cyber Monday 2014 deals - CNET

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Cyber Monday Clothing and Jewelry Deals and Sales

Now that the turkey's been carved and it's officially time to start thinking about holiday shopping, there's nothing better than Cyber Monday deals to get you going. With the focus on online shopping, the clothing and accessory sales might even be <i>better</i> than the ones on Black Friday (a …

31 Delicious Things To Cook In December

The best way to stay warm is to start eating and drinking and never stop.

Are we on the road to an HIV vaccine?

Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> "It only takes one virus to get through for a person to be infected," explained Dr. John Mascola. This is true of any viral infection, but in this instance, Mascola is referring to HIV and his ongoing …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

You Can Look It Up: The Wikipedia Story

In an excerpt from his new book, The Innovators, Walter Isaacson recounts the improbable story of the online encyclopedia that has proven its …

The Art of the Umbrella Movement

HONG KONG -- Born of political frustrations, Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement has blossomed into a vibrant exhibition of the artistry and inventiveness of the city's youth. Pro-democracy demonstrators are transforming a major swath of the city into a canvas, with much of the imagery focused on the …

5 Health Myths That Aren't True

<b>The truth:</b> Digestion and exercise both need your blood, but as long as you’re not gunning it like Michael Phelps after chowing down, you’re fine. “As with any exercise immediately after eating, you might feel somewhat uncomfortable after a big meal, but it’s very unlikely you’d be completely …

How My 98-Year-Old Grandfather Embraced The Internet

And what I've learned as a result.<p>That was the email I received on the afternoon of Sept. 14 from my grandfather. He was forwarding a message he'd gotten from Twitter, where he has an account that he doesn't often use. But he wasn't content to let the email sit there filed away. He demanded to …