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15 New Words Added To The Dictionary Today

Dictionary.com announced over 150 new word entries today, including "doge," "fleek," and "yaaas." What a time to be alive.<p>Here are 15 of the latest additions:

Abercrombie & Fitch's infamous hot salesclerk policy is over

For years, the teen brand recruited good-looking people who shopped there and referred to associates as "models."<p>The former policy "banned French-tip manicures, certain hair-styling products and, among other things, mustaches," writes Lindsay Rupp at Bloomberg.<p>Now, "clerks will be referred to as …

16 Books To Read And Love Forever

<i>Here they are: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. In no particular order, let’s start with...</i><p><b>The Lovely Bones</b><p><i>By Alice Sebold 400 pages; Little, Brown and Company</i><p><b>Because Susie made us trust -- and cry for -- a</b> …

The most ridiculous outfits at the 2015 Grammy Awards

While artists like Kanye West, Rihanna, and Katy Perry all performed, the real attraction was on the red carpet.

Art Book Chronicles The Badass Women Who Changed The World In 'A History Of Sluts'

Frida Kahlo. Nan Goldin. Hatshepsut. Lena Dunham. Hannah Hoch. Wallis Simpson. Emilie Du Chatelet. Stevie Nicks. These are just some of the women who, through their various life's work, changed the course of history forever. They also, at some point in their lives, were called sluts.<p>Nan Goldin<p>A …

Sitting In Bars With Cake: 1 Year Later, a Book Deal and a Boyfriend

In 2013, I took 50 cakes to bars around Los Angeles in hopes of baiting a boyfriend. It seemed like a practical plan: bake cakes, take them to bars, a nice guy would surface, and we'd move in together after a tastefully long courtship.<p>That's not really what happened, although that's not to say …

13 Weird Moments In The History Of Water Fountains

When was the last time you gave serious thought to a drinking fountain? Maybe it was in elementary school, when they were the only way to wet your whistle. Or maybe never. That would be perfectly understandable. They seem boring!<p>But they're not. Far from it.<p>About a month ago, I started looking into …

Jennifer Aniston: Women In Hollywood Are 'Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't'

You're damned if you do and damned if you don't.<p>That's Jennifer Aniston's take on sexism and skewed physical standards in Hollywood. The actress made the comments while speaking with the New York Times' Frank Bruni as part of the publication's Awards Season section. A hum of Oscar-buzz currently …

Literary Magazine Editors Share New Writers To Look Out For

<i>In the unlikely event that your well of reading recommendation resources has run dry, we've gathered together to-read lists from a handful of esteemed literary magazine editors. Below, the editors of Narrative Magazine, A Public Space, AGNI and The Southern Review have suggested emerging</i> …

The two-ingredient recipe for hooking gamers

Want to know how to keep players entertained, even as the marketplace fills with competitors? Or how to create an exciting experience that will make them play longer and spend more money in your game?<p>The general population has developed what seems to be a mobile gamer ADHD. People have so many …

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Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

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100 games to look forward to in 2015

Which games will you be playing in 2015?<p>As the year begins, Polygon has picked out a selection of games coming in the next 12 months. We've tried to choose games that are either due this year, or seem likely to arrive. We've focused on a selection of noteworthy console and Windows PC games, though …

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30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

4-Year-Old Fashion Prodigy Talks Designing A Collection For J.Crew, Is Insanely Adorable

Four-year-old fashion prodigy Mayhem first gained attention back in February for the beautiful paper dresses she was creating out of construction paper, scissors, and tape. Her mother, who helps a little bit with her designs, created an Instagram account on her behalf and started documenting all …

Can the umbrella be improved?

<b>Umbrellas have been around for more than 3,000 years, but young designers are trying to reinvent them.</b><p>They get lost. They poke people in the eye. They misbehave on windy days.<p>But umbrellas are one of the design classics of the modern world. From Mary Poppins to the Mikado to burlesque dancing …

Best Space Pictures of 2014: A Year's Delights Courtesy of Starry Nights

Of the 350 breathtaking space photos we published in 2014, here are our picks for the 12 best of the year.

Nintendo's 'Captain Toad' Will Teach Boys To Be Men

In Nintendo’s <i>Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker</i>, the male and female protagonists–Toad and Toadette–take turns rescuing one another. That’s a big deal. The old damsel in distress myth is not just turned on its head; it’s also reinvented in such a way that it fits more relevantly into a 21st Century …

Uber Is Destroying The Value Of Taxi Monopolies In A Bunch Of American Cities

This is a huge part of Uber's entire business model: That cities have these artificial, rent-taking taxi commissions that license a limited number of operators for taxis.<p>Because licensing creates a cartel or local monopoly, taxi company "medallions" (a badge that gives you the right to drive a …

A few reasons why I'm thankful for video games

Gaming has suffered a tough year of culture hate-mongers, self-serving corporations, death threat nutters, broken games and derivative designers.<p>So it's difficult to talk about gaming's sparkling orbs of goodness without sounding a tiny bit Pollyannaish.<p>Even so, this is Thanksgiving, and gaming …

7 Intelligent Gifts For Tech Savvy Children

The culture of gift giving troubles me–all that buying and spending in a country where the majority of us already carry too much debt.<p>Still, every year relatives ask me what they can buy my children during the holiday season. When I was younger, I resisted. I stepped onto my soapbox and gave some …

Goat Simulator's about to become World of Goatcraft

You've probably heard of Goat Simulator, the simulation game from Coffee Stain Studios that lets you lick, headbutt and otherwise cause goat-like chaos. As awesome as Goat Simulator is, the game is going to get even better on Thursday, when a patch will go live that transforms it into a massively …

The greatest Minecraft game remakes ever

From Zelda to Final Fantasy, we look at the masterpieces rebuilt by gamers, block by block.<p>Mojang's insanely successful world-creation title …

Why I don't finish most video games

The games are too damn long<p>My friends keep venting to me about the ending of <i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, the new video game set in the Lord of the Rings universe. I can't relate. I never finished it. In fact, I rarely finish any game.<p><i>Shadow of Mordor</i>, for all its flaws, is an excellent adventure, one of the …

The Molokini, A Transparent Ocean Kayak So Genius, We Wish We'd Thought Of It

There are plenty expensive gadgets and gizmos we'd like to buy for our next traveling adventure, but sometimes it's just not in the budge.<p>For example, we're not going to spend $9,000 on this tent for our glamping trip and $50,000 for a barbecue dining boat is simply out of our price range.<p>But we …

Doctors Can Write More Than Prescriptions: The Best Books by Doctors

From Khaled Hosseini to Somerset Maugham and Mikhail Bulgakov, here’s a prescription for good reading.<p>I’ll never forget my father’s reaction when I …

Before Your Start Your Social Media Campaign, Read This

<i>Rahul Varshneya is the co-creator of</i> <i>Foster.fm</i><i>, a SaaS platform helping startups and small businesses grow their companies using social media.</i><p>This is truly the big bad world. You try your best (or at least you feel you’re giving it your best shot), but you still don’t see results. On the other hand, …

The changing face of Reno: Why the ‘world’s biggest little city’ is attracting Apple & Tesla

Walk down First Street in downtown Reno, Nevada and you see an evolving city that’s like an awkward teenager transitioning between an old life and …

What It's Like Raising Money As A Woman In Silicon Valley

<i>Editor’s note: We don’t publish many anonymous pieces on Forbes.com, but this compelling first-person account of sexism in the startup world merits an exception. I met the author several months ago and was floored by the stories she had to tell about her dealings with mostly male investors. Like</i> …