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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 …

January Hot Type: The Books You Need to Read This Month

The deeply aggrieved narrator of first-time novelist <b>Ben Metcalf</b>’s eccentric, magnificent Southern Gothic metafiction unleashes bitter Faulknerian arias <i>Against the Country</i> (Random House).<p><b>Paul Griner</b>’s bone-chilling novel <i>Second Life</i> (Soft Skull), is set in the demimonde of corpse wranglers and the …

7 Ways to Stay Motivated and Accomplish Anything

Motivation comes--and it goes. Here's how to hold onto it, even when things get tough.<p>Does the start of a New Year renew your energy and motivation to achieve change? For most it does, but let's face it, no matter how driven you are, there will be times when your energy and commitment will ebb. …

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'Game of Thrones' vs. 'The Walking Dead': Which show reigns supreme?

Sunday night promises to be a bloody good time for fans of quality cable dramas and made-for-TV gore. The highly anticipated finale of "The Walking Dead" will dish up one final -- and staggering -- body count for the season just as the equally anticipated premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones" …

New York Auto Show: Led By VW, German Brands Dream Diesel Dreams In America

The German car companies – Volkswagen and Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and even Porsche – dream dreams that diesel will catch on in America like it has in Europe.<p>If people were entirely rational about choosing a car, and if more Americans kept their cars longer, it might. Diesel accounts for a majority …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

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