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The Hidden Language Of The ~Tilde~

The simple punctuation mark that speaks a thousand words.<p>Last month in <i>New York</i>, Adam Sternbergh began his long cultural history of emojis by contrasting Face With Tears of Joy, the world's most popular emoji, with the tilde, the venerable squiggle that is surfed on QWERTY keyboards by the ESC key …

Where Do Sesame Seeds Come From, Anyway?

"What the f*ck is a sesame? It's a street...it's a way to open sh*t!" Mitch Hedberg famously said. Hedberg was on to something. We see sesame seeds everywhere: On hamburger buns and bagels, in za'atar, if you're up on your Middle Eastern condiments, and on the sesame chicken you order from your …

Sim Shagaya: On Building The Next Big Thing, Konga, Africa's Version Of Alibaba - Part One

Chatting with Simdul Shagaya is like an intense, super-charged colloquy on doing business….in Africa. “We are the custodians of the dreams of the middle-class of Africa,” Shagaya emphasized repeatedly, as he talked about his fast-growing e-commerce company, Konga.com, that he founded just 2 years …

eCommerce

Kendall: changing the face of fashion

<i>Taken from the winter 2014 Issue of Dazed:</i><p>It’s one o’clock on a Saturday afternoon, but by the time Kendall Jenner breezes into New York’s Mercer Hotel, the 5ft ten-and-a-half-inch, doe-eyed brunette is already on her third breakfast. As she prepares to tuck into crispy sushi rice and chamomile tea …

Hubble Revisits an Icon, the Pillars of Creation

Twenty years ago, the Hubble Space Telescope snapped one of its most iconic images ever. The three towering columns of gas bathed in the light of hot, young stars came to be called the Pillars of Creation — and they showed up on everything from t-shirts to coffee mugs to rugs. Now, to celebrate its …

Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>By<p>Stephanie Armour<p>Stephanie Armour<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@stepharmour1<p>Stephanie.Armour@wsj.com<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the …

San Francisco

Pictures from Early Golden Globes Ceremonies

The Golden Globes are coming up this Sunday, but before we get knee-deep in photos from this year, you've gotta see some of the glam snaps from the show's earliest years. The red carpet wasn't then the institution it's become, but you can still spot plenty of fashion on the starlets as they sit and …

Golden Globes
New Jersey

Alexis Ohanian: The Future of Reddit Is Media-Heavy | Inc.com

Orpilla had been a redditor before posting the IAmA, and was receiving guidance from fellow redditors on his case, separately. But his post caught a wider scope of attention. Users responded with plenty of questions--and lots of extraordinarily specific advice. (They urged Orpilla to read a book …

Internet

The Transcendent Style of David Bowie

On his 68th birthday we looked back at David Bowie's style and examined what it might have meant.<p><b>When David Bowie first found</b> acclaim with his novelty single "Space Oddity" in 1969, few fans could imagine what would come next. That's because what came next was totally novel, strangely beautiful, …

David Bowie

The Disappearance Of The Instruction Manual

Instructions not included: what the vanishing manual says about us<p>In the late 17th century, the printer Joseph Moxon published <i>Mechanick Exercises</i>, the first guide to printing in any language. It had been nearly 240 years since the debut of Gutenberg’s press, and books had proliferated. There were …

6 gadgets for lazy tech-obsessed parents

Gadgets aren’t just for grown-ups. At CES this year, there were plenty of items that focused their attention on toddlers and young kids.<p>Given how …

Parenting

East Of Palo Alto’s Eden: Race And The Formation Of Silicon Valley

<i>What if Silicon Valley had emerged from a racially integrated community?</i><p><i>Would the technology industry be different?</i><p><i>Would we?</i><p><i>And what can the technology industry do now to avoid repeating the mistakes of the past?</i><p>I met Bob Hoover one sunny Friday afternoon when he was rearranging golf club sets in …

Silicon Valley

How To Purge Everything You Don't Need From Your Home

Out with the old, in with the new — that’s what ringing in the new year is about, right? And, while that is a good motto for many areas of your life, …

Living Drones

Throughout human history, the honeybee has emerged as a machine of agriculture and of war.<p>Winter has descended upon the beehives. The drones have been killed. It's time for the workers and the queen to gather up, hunker down, and rely on body heat to weather the cold. The old will die, the young …

Insects

22 tips, tricks and shortcuts for Android Lollipop

The innermost secrets of Android’s new operating system: psychadelic colour schemes, enhanced privacy and how to unlock your phone with your face<p><b>1. Settings Search Bar</b><p>Settings now has its own dedicated search bar. While this may seem like a very minor addition, it’s actually a great timesaver when …

Windows Phone

Suzy Menkes: John Galliano, The Return

Suzy Menkes INTERNATIONAL VOGUE EDITOR<p>Maison Margiela takes off its mask to reveal Galliano.

John Galliano

12 Rare Magazine Illustrations By Andy Warhol

Before he was King of Pop art, Warhol was a prolific, in-demand magazine illustrator. Here, a selection of rare work from 1948 to 1987.<p>Even before his screenprints of Campbell’s soup cans and Marilyn Monroe made him an international art star in the early 1960s, Andy Warhol was a successful, highly …

Art

A Graphic Cosmogony: Artists Imagine How the Universe Was Born

Humanity’s history of mapping the cosmos is as long as our margin of error in explaining the universe is wide. We have been wrong about so much so often and so staunchly stubborn in admitting our errors. But we have also produced works of immeasurable beauty in giving form to our awe, however …

Graphic Novels

Why brighter stars at this time of year?

No matter where you are on Earth on December, January and February evenings, you’re looking toward bright stars in our local spiral arm.<p>As seen …