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16 Emoji You've Been Using All Wrong

FYI, those raised hands don't mean "praise."<p>If you have an iPhone, chances you've used an emoji or two in a text. But are you actually using them correctly? There are a few popular ones that are often misinterpreted, but we've found their official meanings via Unicode.<p>1. Folded Hands<p>If you've been …

Coffee & Cool Girls: Meet Nicole Alyse of American Gypsy Vintage

Over a cup of iced coffee, we got the scoop on her awesome shop.<p><b>Who She Is:</b> Nicole Alyse<p><b>What She Does:</b> Co-founder of American Gypsy Vintage<p><b>Where She Lives:</b> Brooklyn + Beacon, New York<p><b>Where You Can Find Her:</b> @NicoleAlyseee + @AmericanGypsyVintage<p><b>What's so cool about your job?</b><p>I own a vintage boutique …

Every Pinterest Board You Need to Follow

We've done the sifting for you.<p>As much as we'd love to while away our days on Pinterest, sometimes we're just spread thin on time. The silver lining? It's made us <i>very</i> discerning pinners—only following the best of the best when it comes to food, style, design, and beyond. And because time is of the …

On the Red Couch with New York Times Digital Editor Shreeya Sinha

Inside Flipboard / February 18, 2015<p><i>What motivates a journalist? For Shreeya Sinha, it was the desire to bring context and narrative to current</i> …

The Posters That Warned Against "the Horrors of a World With Women's Rights"

<i>A</i>t first glance, this illustration looks like the depiction of a rather cool Victorian hangout. The image was commissioned in 1908 for a political …

Briton killed in synagogue attack: 'He only wanted peace'

Liverpool-born Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, a father of six, was among one of five worshippers killed in an axe attack in Jerusalem<p>He emigrated to Israel to be close to the “great men” of the Torah, friends said.<p>But Rabbi Avraham Goldberg, 68, can have had little inkling that his religious devotion to …

How I quit my job to travel: The Washington DC lawyer

Gina Dowd explains how she left her high-paying, high-pressure job to island hop around the world – using her legal skills to pay her way.<p>Gina Dowd was standing on Washington DC’s Pennsylvania Avenue, near the White House, when an idea that had been swirling around in her head crystallised into a …

Washington D.C.

Thirty-five unbelievable love and marriage customs of the world

Love is universal, yes – but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. We scoured our travel guides and picked our writers’ brains to uncover some of the world’s most fascinating dating, love and marriage customs, from sweet to downright sinister. If you’ve never wooed your …

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Fall foliage tour: the ultimate New England road trip

Touring New England in search of autumn’s changing colors has become so popular that it has sprouted its own subculture of ‘leaf-peepers.’ Immerse yourself in the fall harvest spirit with the ultimate road trip.<p><b>Trip length</b>: 5–7 days; 424 miles (682km)<p><b>Best time to go</b>: late September to</b> …

Unusual places to stay in the USA

We all know that lodging can make a break or vacation, but staying somewhere truly unique – a tipi, say, or a giant bird's nest, or even spending the night underwater – can turn a humdrum holiday into an unforgettable trip.<p>The USA's entrepreneurial spirit knows no bounds, and it's frequently …

Plantable Wrapping Paper!

I usually try to re-use wrapping paper or gift bags, but a new invention might make my life a lot easier!! Eden's Paper is wrapping paper that you …

Crafting

Melissa Duclos

Rejection has always been a part of being a writer, of being an artist. There is something heroic in the idea of the writer who persists in the face …

Ursula K. Le Guin talks to Michael Cunningham about genres, gender, and broadening fiction

To celebrate this fantastic conversation between Hugo-and-Nebula award winner Ursula K. Le Guin and Pulitzer Prize winner Michael Cunningham about …

Stop calling soldiers “heroes”: It stops us from seeing them as human — and dismisses their experience

<b>A still from "Act of Valor" (Relativity Media)</b><p>“Hero” sounds like praise, but it’s not: It glosses over the human cost of war, and keeps us from helping our vets<p>Cara Hoffman<p>July 20, 2014 4:30pm (UTC)<p>Last month the Institute of Medicine released a study showing that only half the Veterans with PTSD …

When Defending Your Writing Becomes Defending Yourself

In the past year, my first in a prestigious Ph.D. program in creative writing and literature, I have often felt conspicuous as a writer of color. I have felt a responsibility to speak up when race is discussed, but I have also resented this responsibility. Lately, I have found myself burying my …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

No, Binge-Reading Isn't The New Binge-Watching

For a long time, the word <i>binge</i> generally meant one thing in American conversation: eating way too much in one sitting. The word connotes overindulgence, unhealthy excess; when I have two Oreos, I'm having dessert, but when I eat the whole sleeve and half of the next, I'm binging. Afterward, I feel …