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IKEA Emoticons Are Here!

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.17.2015 | HuffPost Home

IKEA clearly works wonders on a home... but who knew it could work wonders on a text? Now, if you need to tell your roommate to pick up her shoes o...

5 Expressions I Want to Eliminate

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 11.29.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

I'm not a formal person, but there are certain expressions that pervade our cultures that I want eliminated or at least greatly curtailed.

Emojis For Parents

Kim Bongiorno | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents
Kim Bongiorno

Instead of a boring old yellow smiley face or unusable tree sapling, here is a list of emojis displaying typical parenting scenarios -- starring me, a typical parent.

Bianca Bosker

How Emoticons Can Make You Happy And Win You Friends | Bianca Bosker | Posted 06.17.2014 | Technology

No form of communication has been as maligned as the emoticon. Emily Post's decorum police thumb their noses at smileys' grins. "[T]hey look juvenile ...

This New Emoticon Perfectly Explains All Your Feelings

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 05.23.2014 | Books

Good old-fashioned telephone conversations are, at least for now, being compromised for the quickly written word, a shift in communication that is mos...

Emoticons: Emotional Communication or Evil Tool?

Gil Laroya | Posted 08.01.2013 | Technology
Gil Laroya

The use of technology in communication nowadays is the standard by which we connect with one another. Email, texting, and online chatting have become ...

Watch This Epic Stream Of Emojis In Realtime Right Now

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.26.2013 | Technology

Emojis are the best, most cryptic form of communication. Why tell your friend you're on your way to her house with words when you can send her a littl...

These [NSFW] Photos Will Change Your Mind About Emoticons

Posted 07.17.2013 | Arts

We've never understood the wild affection people have for emojis, but if there's one artist who could illuminate the craze, it would be Christine Cha....

Huffington Issue 54

Posted 06.17.2013 | Huffington

In this week’s issue of Huffington, we observe a so-called healer who has gained followers worldwide simply by gazing silently upon them for eight m...

The Appeal Of Emoji: They Don't Say Anything

Bianca Bosker | Posted 08.14.2013 | Technology
Bianca Bosker

Emoji are like the smile from a colleague across the room, or the small talk you make walking to get coffee. It's pointless communication that nonetheless puts you in a good mood.

The Wild West of Virtual Offices: Have Keyboards Become Six-Shooters?

Lorraine Devon Wilke | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Lorraine Devon Wilke

When Yahoo CEO, Marissa Mayer, made her inaugural splash by announcing that working from home was no longer an option for Yahoo employees, a collective gasp was heard around the telecommuting world.

Do These Celebrities Know They're Making Emoji Faces?

The Huffington Post | Liat Kornowski | Posted 05.16.2013 | Celebrity

Emoji -- the funny little iPhone emoticons everyone uses (smiley poopy face FTW!) -- have officially invaded every aspect of our lives. So much so, it...

What Does the Future of Art Look Like?

Marina Cashdan | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Marina Cashdan

With the Whitney Museum of American Art's new downtown building (set to open in 2015) dubbed the "Whitney of the Future," we asked a few up-and-coming artists what they thought the future of art entailed. What they came up with sounds pretty darn exciting to us.

This Might Be The Internet's Most Important White House Petition Ever

Gawker | Posted 02.18.2013 | Technology

Is the United States falling behind on chillness? Has American lost its chillness edge to chill rivals? Will our children suffer from the chillness ga...

The 15 Most Confusing Emoticons Ever

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 09.21.2012 | Technology

Has a friend ever sent you a text message that read %-{ or something equally indecipherable? What you received was an emoticon, a display of emotio...

Inventor Of The Smiley Face Calls Emoji 'Ugly' As Emoticon Prepares To Celebrate 30th Birthday :'-(

Posted 09.12.2012 | College

The so-called 'Father of Emoticons' has lambasted his creation's more illustrative predecessors -- calling modern Emoticons and Emoji unattractive and...

How To Let Someone At The Office Know You Like Them

Posted 08.26.2012 | Business

Looking to spice up your work day? Try ending emails to your colleagues with a ;). Nearly 45 percent of women and 59 percent of men who got romanti...

Is Using Emoticons in Emails Really the Downfall of Civilization?

Gregg McBride | Posted 08.26.2012 | Comedy
Gregg McBride

Why should I hide the fact that I'm in a good mood and want to wish whomever I'm writing a happy day through a silly little emoticon?

Cast LOL and Emoticons From Your Lexicon

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy
Nick Kolakowski

There is a very special place in hell reserved for whoever created the emoticon. Nor can we blame the scourge solely on text messaging and e-mail: as far back as the 19th century.

A World Without Facebook?

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 04.04.2012 | Comedy
Davis Schneiderman

Consider the many ways you need to check in with your social network and the all-seeing, almost totalitarian power of the text message. Yes, communication is all-but-instant, but so is observation.

Apple Rival Sues Over Emoticons

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2012 | Technology

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics has filed new claims in its patent war with Apple Inc over alleged patent infringements in Germany, a spokesman ...

Cool New App Reveals Mood Of Subway Riders

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Happy to be riding the subway? As with most things these days, there's an app that already knew that. Introducing HappyStance, the winner of Times...

Smileys Are A Necessary Evil

The Huffington Post | Ramona Emerson | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology

Many of us spend most of our day corresponding with people electronically. In my office we actually instant message each other instead of talking even...

My Personal Emoticon, "Be Smart," Calls Foul on Financial Hacks and Conventional Thinkers

Pamela Yellen | Posted 12.03.2011 | Business
Pamela Yellen

As news consumers, we need to warn one another to Be Smart when we encounter the supernova-size explosions of myths, stereotypes, negativities and illusions that bombard us daily.

Ten Surprising Ways to Thrive as a Freelance Writer

David Hochman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
David Hochman

It's possible to not only survive, but thrive in challenging times as a freelance writer. And it only took me eighteen years to think of some ways.