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These Word Puzzles Make The Titles Of Oscar Nominated Movies Look Like Their Plots

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 02.24.2015 | Arts

What's in a name? According to artist, Facebook communication designer and former Google Creative Lab master Ji Lee, almost everything you need to kno...

Top 10 Martin Gardner Books (This List Goes Up to 11)

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 12.28.2014 | Books
Colm Mulcahy

"Pick up anything Martin Gardner wrote," advises mathematician, magician and MacArthur award winner Persi Diaconis. "You'll smile and learn something." This is very true, but with over 100 books to choose from, by Gardner's own estimation, where should one start?

Talking Dirty

Abby Heugel | Posted 08.17.2013 | Comedy
Abby Heugel

When approached by a possible suitor, be sure to lure them over to the gardening section, as making initial contact around the nails, caulk and nipples is a bit too forward these days -- and the puns are entirely too obvious. You're screwed.

Why Men Who Love Word Play Make Me Swoon

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

All the men in my life had one thing in common: badinage. Yes, they loved banter -- word play -- just as much as I do. Being quick with the quips is what makes this writer swoon.

'Toponymity'

John Marciano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
John Marciano

But how many people know that "hack" comes from Hackney in London, jeans from Genoa, or coach from the Hungarian city of Kocs?