On food descriptions and status anxiety
The curious staying power of husband and wife
The implacable pedantry of the word police
Five contemporary terms that are older than you might think
What to keep and what to cut? You can start by checking the Internet.
And why do we use them at all?
One long-held taboo of office life is that you're not supposed to talk about what you make. It appears that may be changing.
Pens, wonderful pens, are still making a statement in this age of the Internet and the iPhone. Inspired by the CEO and president of Montblanc, we investigate possible pen-types, and what those pens might declare about their owners.
If the act of rereading a book is partly about remembering the you who paged through it the first time, and comparing that version of yourself to the one who's reading the book again, the classics that we read in high school offer endless possibilities for rediscovery.
An investigation into what inspires soooo many people to toss extra letters into their text messages
We've all seen them, and maybe some of us have posted them. The passive aggressive break room note like, "If this yogurt isn't yours, don't eat it." "Whoever keeps leaving his or her dirty dish in the sink, your mom isn't here to wash it for you." And, of course, the age-old "If you sprinkle when you tinkle" missive, hung up in many a ladies' room.
Prohibition be damned, words were just better in the 1920s. If you don't request extra foot juice tonight at that dive bar where you order the subpar pinot grigio, you are doing something wrong.
A look at The New Yorker's Page-Turner blog, which has coined names for all kinds of word consumption
As America continues in its frenzy over the now $640-million jackpot up for grabs in tonight's Mega Millions lottery, one thing's clear: You probably don't actually want to win the lottery.