Using emoji at school ‘could improve language skills’

Using emoji at school ‘could improve language skills’

Using smiley face, poo and broken heart emoji at school may sound like a strange idea but it could improve children’s language skills, according to

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Caffeine-lovers in a hurry can now turn to blackout in a tube

Caffeine-lovers in a hurry can now turn to blackout in a tube

As if it weren't already easy enough to score the world's most-widely-used drug, caffeine has a new mode of delivery that's both cheap and fast.

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NYC sewage plant offers Valentine’s Day tours

NYC sewage plant offers Valentine’s Day tours

Romance (and something else) is in the air at a Brooklyn wastewater plant. Newtown Creek Wastewater Plant Superintendent Jim Pynn is making a Valentine's Day offer

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Child’s analysis of logos cute, somewhat accurate

Child’s analysis of logos cute, somewhat accurate

It's hardly scientific research, but it's definitely adorable and marketers can probably learn something from this video of a 5-year-old analyzing company logos. Cincinnati-based designer Adam

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Cooking spray and Photoshop can be as good as exercise

Cooking spray and Photoshop can be as good as exercise

Everyone has seen those impossible-looking "Before and After" photo spreads that show how a dude can go from looking six-months pregnant to having a set

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Starbucks turns used cups into confusing Valentines

Starbucks turns used cups into confusing Valentines

Looking for the right card for your favorite nonfat, half-caf, no-whip-loving Valentine? Don't let her toss the cup her latte came in. Until Feb. 16, Starbucks

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The sweet reason that today is National Pie Day

The sweet reason that today is National Pie Day

Does pie need a public relations campaign? It's pretty damn popular. Nonetheless, today has officially been dubbed National Pie Day by none other than the National

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Study: Facebook makes you realize you’re a loser

Study: Facebook makes you realize you’re a loser

A new study has validated billions of nagging feelings. All those engagement announcements, baby pictures, and party photos on Facebook can erroneously make us believe

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DIY beef jerky underwear rolls out in time for Valentine's Day

DIY beef jerky underwear rolls out in time for Valentine's Day

Chocolate is overdone, flowers are too impersonal and even the sappiest of cards isn't always enough. This year, if you're looking for an unusual -- and

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Breastfeeding moms tell Facebook to suck it

Breastfeeding moms tell Facebook to suck it

Moms are staging nurse-ins in front of Facebook's offices worldwide to protest the social network's censorship of images on the site. One woman, Sara Hanson, is milking this

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Sex at 70 is surprisingly satisfying

Sex at 70 is surprisingly satisfying

Good news for the sexy septuagenarians: Researchers at Germany's University of Rostock have found that "regular sex" increases not just physical agility but also mental

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Brobag writer thinks most women are bad at sex

Brobag writer thinks most women are bad at sex

Chris Jones is an award-winning writer for Esquire, but his essay published today on the magazine's website is something you'd expect from a trolling college

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Study tracks which cars appeal to Republicans and Democrats

Study tracks which cars appeal to Republicans and Democrats

The humorist Will Stanton summed up our political parties this way: "Republicans raise dahlias, Dalmatians and eyebrows. Democrats raise Airedales, kids and taxes." It turns

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Helmet cams let you watch firefighting very close-up

Helmet cams let you watch firefighting very close-up

Our mothers collectively told us never to play with fire, but when firefighters don heat-resistant "helmet cams," the general public is able to get up

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Study says more than two hours of homework is useless

Study says more than two hours of homework is useless

Homework may not be doing kids much good. Researchers in Australia discovered that hitting the books at home offered no real benefit to children and

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Universoul Circus Provides History, Fun

Universoul Circus Provides History, Fun

ATLANTA - Step on out to Turner Field and join in on the fun at the Universoul Circus. It boasts a cast of charismatic characters

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Yes, everyone looks bad when they stumble out of bed

Yes, everyone looks bad when they stumble out of bed

Last Friday, XO Jane editor Jane Pratt put out a call for "morning faces," asking readers to snap a picture of themselves as soon as

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Health Company Helps Kids Without Families

Health Company Helps Kids Without Families

ATLANTA - The holidays always bring out the best in people and it's also a time companies get in on the giving. One local

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Gift Cards Gaining in Popularity

Gift Cards Gaining in Popularity

ATLANTA - According to the National Retail Federation, Americans will spend an average of $145 on gift cards this holiday season - that adds up

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Social Websites for Children Rising

Social Websites for Children Rising

ATLANTA - Facebook is popular among people of all ages, but a growing number of sites are popping up designed for a younger audience. Should you let your young child join social networking sites and if you do what should you look out for?

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Shipping Gifts Can be a Challenge

Shipping Gifts Can be a Challenge

ATLANTA - The holiday shipping crunch is nearly upon us and getting those gifts sent off to your loved ones can prove to be quite

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16 things to talk about at Thanksgiving, instead of politics

16 things to talk about at Thanksgiving, instead of politics

We've witnessed families torn apart, friendships lost this past election season. So how do you make it through your Family's Thanksgiving gathering without getting into

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Chocolate consumption per-capita linked to number of Nobel Prize wins

Chocolate consumption per-capita linked to number of Nobel Prize wins

If you're keen to win a Nobel Prize, don't start out by brushing up on your science or chewing over a solution to find world peace. Instead,

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Milk consumption linked to nation's number of Nobel Prizes

Milk consumption linked to nation's number of Nobel Prizes

Remember how the amount of chocolate a nation eats was linked to the number of Nobel Prizes it wins? Well, another team of scientists believes

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Men want women to cover up at work

Men want women to cover up at work

Guys are sick and tired of staring at women's shapely thighs and cleavage all day. Wait, what? A British Heart Foundation study reportedly found that some

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Study says men watching porn make their women unhappy

Study says men watching porn make their women unhappy

Porn -- along with its many, many appreciators -- is getting what-for from recent study results which "showed a strong statistical link between men viewing

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Target sells shirts to fundraise for a pro-gay marriage group

Target sells shirts to fundraise for a pro-gay marriage group

In the debate over gay marriage, Target seems hell-bent on pissing someone off. First, the national big box retailer outraged same-sex marriage supporters by donating

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Tie the knot curbside with the Vegas Wedding Wagon

Tie the knot curbside with the Vegas Wedding Wagon

Drive-thru weddings in Vegas are so two divorces ago. Why pay for gas when you can arrange for a drive-by? Just call up the Las

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How long can you stare into someone's eyes before it gets awkward? Science has the answer

How long can you stare into someone's eyes before it gets awkward? Science has the answer

How long is it possible to stare into someone's eyes before it starts to make them feek awkward? Based on science, not very long, apparently. According

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