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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 …

Language

Meet the Women Who Guard China’s Millionaires

Valued as secret weapons, female bodyguards are regarded as innocuous protectors who can disguise themselves as assistants or dance partners.<p><i>Watch our documentary about China's female bodyguards here.</i><p>Wearing a form-fitting black leather jacket with studded shoulders, leather pants, and …

9 Ways To Make Your Home Look Expensive

New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, shares her best ideas for creating stylish interiors. After years of designing spaces for high-end real estate companies, she's spilling the beans on how you can spruce up your home decor without draining your wal<p>New York-based home stager, Cheryl Eisen, …

A History of Paris in 150 Photographs

A new exhibit claims to present the social history of Paris as seen through the lens of Magnum photographers over the past century. But its grand …

10 Awesome Gmail Hacks That Make Life Easier

These top-secret ninja moves will help you take control of your inbox and become a Gmail expert. I'll show you how to save time, avoid mistakes, and add a bit of style to your inbox. Read on, grasshopper.<p><b>GMAIL HACK #1 UNSEND</b><p>Have you ever pressed send only to regret it moments later because of a …

How Your Diet Shows up on Your Skin

Gluten and dairy and wine, oh my! Plus, check out all the past #BeautySchool columns.<p><b>Question:</b> Can your face reveal what's going on in your digestive system?<p><b>Answer:</b> Yes, according to practitioners of naturopathic medicine, like Dr. Nigma Talib, who performed "face readings" at a recent launch event …

5 Things You're Doing Wrong With Food

These quick and easy fixes can make a big difference in your health.<p><b>1) You're peeling kiwis.</b> Kiwis are an excellent source of vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, and DNA-repairing antioxidants, but if you're still peeling the skin off, you're missing out on a lot of the nutrition value. Recent studies …

The Secret to Dropping More than 30 Pounds Fast

It's no secret that muscle is more metabolically active than fat, so by having more lean muscle on your skeleton, you'll burn more calories even at rest. Fortunately, Darden says he discovered a super-efficient way to build muscle while losing weight: It's called "negative training," and Darden …

4 Tricks Miranda Lambert Used to Lose Weight

<b>She Stopped Trying Trendy Diets</b><br>Like so many women, Miranda experimented with different fads over the years. "I did [Nutrisystem] for a month, and then got tired of it," she says. "You get tired of any diet. I've tried everything." She knew the answer was just to change her lifestyle and get used to …

What Science Says About Being In Your 30s

Popular culture and Internet listicles often portray the 30s as life's best years. Free from the financial and personal insecurity of the 20s and not yet approaching the midlife challenges of the 40s and 50s, the 30s are said to be the best of both freedom, and responsibility. But what does science …

12 Female Characters Who Keep Shaving Despite Constant Peril

Just because you live in fear for your life doesn't mean you let yourself go, ladies!<p>I am about to tell you something shocking: Most women grow hair in their armpits. Super gross, right? It takes effort to stay hairless! That being said, if you're a woman who's ever packed an emergency …

Movies

5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Napping

Slowly but surely, more and more high achievers are coming around to the idea that an afternoon nap can do a body (and a bottom line) good. But there are still enough doubters out there that haven't yet jumped on the napping bandwagon.<p>To help spread the power of the afternoon snooze, we got to the …

View From the Beauty Closet: A Guide to Blush and Face Shape

The other day I met with Make Up For Ever to talk about their new product launches for spring 2014, which will include HD Cream Blush, the brand's first cream blush. But that's not the only exciting piece of information I walked away with: They also provided me with a handy chart detailing how to …

Homesteady | How to Be a Handyman

At some point, being a homeowner requires home improvement skills in anything from painting and plumbing to flooring. If you're the type of person …

How can musicians afford to buy such expensive violins?

The price of a really good violin such as a Stradivarius can reach millions of pounds. Which is where wealthy benefactors and charitable trusts step in<p>Three years ago, a Stradivarius on loan to acclaimed violinist Min-Jin Kym was stolen from Pret a Manger at Euston station, London. Kym was …

The No-Equipment Workout: The 5 Move Total Workout - Great Ideas : People.com

Slideshow<p>1 of 5<p>SQUAT KICKS<p>We know the real reason you haven’t seen the gym in a couple of weeks—it’s fall TV season! But that doesn’t mean you have …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

My son is not the poster child for the Right to Life movement

I will not let the memory of my beloved boy, now dead, get roped into the anti-abortion worldview<p>I’ve been writing about my son Ronan, who died of Tay-Sachs disease in February 2013, since the day of his diagnosis. This has included a discussion of parenting strategies that must accommodate a …

The O.C. Cast: Then & Now

<i>The O.C.</i> CAST<p>It’s been just more than 10 years since the words “Welcome to the O.C., b––h” unleashed the otherwise untouchable world of the West …

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Scientist Reveals Abominable Snowman Is Really a Bear

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Netflix recruits creators of 'Damages' to premiere a psychological thriller original series

No one can deny Netflix is betting big on its original content -- and for very good reasons, mind you. In light of this, the video streaming giant is already preparing to premiere yet another series of its own: a psychological thriller from the brains behind the television show <i>Damages.</i> Netflix …

A Parent's Full Focus Is a Form of Love

An editor I know takes her work home (and who doesn't these days?). She too often sits for hours in front of her laptop trying to keep up with her workload, while also trying to keep an eye on her 3-year-old.<p>And that toddler, whenever she has the chance, closes the lid of the laptop.<p>That gesture …

How to Reduce Belly Fat: A Complete Plan to Shrink Your Waist

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that the current diet of the Western world is between 70 to 90 percent starch, sugar and fat, and the average sleep time is less than eight hours a night. From driving to working at desks to watching TV, the No. 1 form of activity is sitting, …

Nutrition

6 Things Preschool Teachers Won't Say

There are certain insights preschool teachers may not be able to share, but a few opened up and revealed (in confidence!) what they want parents to know.<p>Have you ever wondered what your child's preschool teacher isn't telling you? It's not that she's keeping big secrets, but there may be certain …

Mark Darcy Is Dead! British Bridget Jones Fans: It Had to Happen

In ‘Mad About the Boy,’ the third ‘Bridget Jones’ installment, author Helen Fielding kills off her hapless heroine’s soulmate. But British fans tell …

10 Essential Food Rules for Americans in Italy

Italian food culture is probably very different from what you're used to at home. And, since Italians have been perfecting it for over 1,000 years, try going with the wine and olive oil flow instead of fighting against the current when you're in Italy.<p><b>1. Don't ask for "fettuccine alfredo" or</b> …

Urim and Thummim

In biblical times there was a peculiar apparatus that the Israelite High Priest wore. It consisted of a robe to which was attached an apron-like garment called an ephod. Fastened on the ephod was a breast-piece which contained twelve precious and semiprecious stones and two more at the shoulders, …

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Why Does Friday the 13th Scare Us So Much?

The superstition is rooted in Western culture, biblical events, experts say.<p><b>It's Friday the 13th, and millions of people are on edge, fearing a calamity with personal or global repercussions-a broken leg, a stock market crash, or the trigger pulled for World War III.</b><p>Why all the anxiety? In short, …