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This Couple Communicated Using Only Emojis For A Month

Emojis

A New York City couple spent a month using only emojis instead of written words to communicate in their text messages, and weirdly enough, it didn’t totally wreak havoc on their relationship. Alex Goldmark, who works at WNYC’s New Tech City, thought it would make for a sweet experiment for the radio show, and by the end of the month, he and his girlfriend Liza Stark  found that emojis were actually improved their connection. Keep reading »

Watch Amy Sedaris Teach Jimmy Fallon CPR

Jimmy Fallon
Safety First!

The hilarious (and oddly dressed) Amy Sedaris hung out with Jimmy Fallon last week and gave him a not-so-accurate CPR lesson. What Amy lacks in lifesaving technique, she makes up for in humor.

Awesome Great-Great-Grandmother Publishes Debut Erotica Novel At 86

When wife, mother, and now novelist Georgia Gorringe decided to write a book, people doubted the octogenarian would even finish it, let alone get it published. Gorringe, who lives in Salt Lake City, was hardly about to let age or inhibitions get in her way of her goal. She spent five years toiling away on her first novel, “No Good-Bye,” a romantic tale that Gorringe deems “steamy.” The book released this February under her pen name, Georgie Marie. The novel boasts a shocking twist ending and follows a bored housewife’s adventures when she stumbles upon a sexy voice on the radio. She listens to the voice in front of her husband to make him angry, which totally turns her on, and well, naughty chapters ensue. A passage of the book reads, ”Gloria never told Dr. Ben that hearing his voice made her knees go weak and quiver. It was almost orgasmic.” When was the last time you heard your grandmother say something like that? Gorringe claims it’s fiction, but her kids say there’s more truth to it than she’s letting on. “I mean, we know who she’s talking about,” her daughter told local news station KUTV. The story will arrive on bookstore shelves soon, but in the mean time, you can read it on your Kindle. Come on, you know you’re curious. [Cosmopolitan, KUTV] [Image via KUTV]

This Is The Sweetest Vine You’ll Ever See

Vine artist Ian Padgham released his sweetest piece of work yet: a time-lapse of his wife Claire Pasquier‘s pregnancy and the appearance of their sweet baby. Padgham filmed about two frames per month to put the project together, adding in the music at the last minute when he realized that Vine now allows song uploads. That sound you hear is just my heart melting. [BuzzFeed]

Headlines Are So Depressing Lately That Jimmy Fallon Made Up Some Happy Ones

Thanks For Trying, Jimmy

Jimmy Fallon couldn’t help but notice that the world generally seems to be falling apart these days, especially whenever the evening news comes on. To help lift our spirits, he made up some good news. If only it were true! But hey, like Jimmy says, we’ll get through this together. Things have to get better eventually, right? [Gawker]

The Future Library Project Plants A Special Forest For Printing Books In 2114

Future Library
Fascinating

A thousand trees have been planted in a forest outside Oslo, Norway to provide paper for a special anthology of 100 books to be published in 2114. Future Library, the ultimate public art project, was launched by Scottish artist Katie Paterson. Each year between now and 2114, a writer will contribute a book to be held in trust for a century until the forest is cut down. A special room will be designed in Oslo’s New Public Deichmanske Library to hold the books. The city of Oslo is onboard to ensure that the forest and manuscripts are supported for the next several decades as the project begins to outlive its founders. A statement on the project’s website explains:

“Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.”

The contributing authors will have the creative challenge of their lives as they write for people living in a future we can’t imagine. The contributors haven’t been announced yet, but they’ll will be selected by the Future Library Trust, which is staffed by artists, publishers and other creatives. The name of the first author will be released in the next few weeks, and their manuscript will be handed over for preservation in a special ceremony in 2015. Interested book fans can even buy a limited edition certificate from Paterson that entitles the owner (well, more likely, the owner’s descendants) to a complete set of the books once they’re printed in 2114. Will people be so used to e-readers 100 years from now that paper books out of trees will seem blasphemous? Will climate change have altered the very fabric of the forest? I’d love to see what happens next with this awesome project, and hey, maybe if my pipe dream of us all living to be 200 comes true I’ll find out.

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