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Filler Words May Actually Be, Like, A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 06.12.2014 | Science

A new study has found a surprising link between the use of, you know, filler words and thoughtfulness. Counter to the, like, stereotypes populariz...

So, Like, Everyone Is Talking Like This Now?

Posted 12.09.2013 | Women

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 12/05/2013 01:03 PM EST on LiveScience SAN FRANCISCO � Valley girl talk, a style of talking mar...

Your Daughter's Annoying Habits Are Changing The World

Lisa Belkin | Posted 04.29.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I'm the parent who stopped with the baby talk when my boys were technically still babies, who counted the superfluous use of "like" in their sentences, and who made them repeat any statement they'd contorted into a question. Linguists say I was fighting evolution.