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  1. party report
    Nicole Kidman Is the Emoji Queen of Big Little Lies’ Group ChatAs for Reese Witherspoon? She’s a GIF gal.
  2. texting
    New York Might Fine People for Texting While Crossing, Bankrupting Us AllThere goes my bank account.
  3. relationships
    Why Do My Exes Always Text Me During the Holidays?We’ve reached the time of year when your ex really “hopes you’re well.”
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    Trump ‘Texting’ the Entire Country Was Already the NormThursday’s FEMA alert test was strangely chill.
  5. crime
    Woman Accused of Stalking After Sending Man 65,000 Texts and Using His BathtubShe was arrested and charged with threatening, stalking, and harassing an unnamed man she met on a dating app.
  6. science of us
    I Want Everyone to Stop Following This Terrible Piece of Dating AdviceIt doesn’t make you “honest” or “a good communicator.” It makes you kind of a jerk.
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    Teen Texting Panic: It’s Back, Baby!What are they saying, and why is it always horny?
  8. it's complicated
    The Worst Part of Dating an Older Guy Is His Texting HabitsThe difference in how we use our phones makes a small age gap feel much wider.
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    Grandma and Teen Who Spent Thanksgiving Together After Texting Mix-up ReuniteThanksgiving 2016’s most heartwarming story continues into 2017.
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    This Hotline Will Text Creepy Dudes Back AnonymouslyThe perfect number to give to that dude at the bar who won’t stop bothering you.
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    We May Be Severely Underestimating the Car Fatalities Caused by Cell PhonesThe way we collect road-fatality data has a serious problem.
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    Uber Now Lets You Communicate With Your Driver From the AppIn-app messaging is coming your way.
  13. You’re Not As Good at Texting While Walking As You Think You AreA new study found that you probably look goofy while trying to do it.
  14. who among us?
    Leonardo DiCaprio Parties Just Like You (on His Phone, Ignoring Everyone)Who among us?
  15. Woman Who Urged Her Boyfriend to Kill Himself Found Guilty of ManslaughterMichelle Carter sent her boyfriend, Conrad Roy, numerous texts urging him to kill himself.
  16. Kristen Stewart Does Not Speak Emoji“With text and social media … it’s a new language.”
  17. Enjoy This Growing Spreadsheet of Texts People Wish They Could Send Their Exes“I should have hit you harder with my car.”
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    Enjoy This Growing Spreadsheet of Texts People Wish They Could Send Their Exes“I should have hit you harder with my car.”
  19. sex
    The Timing of Sexts Says a Ton About Your RelationshipDigital foreplay or electronic anxiety?
  20. teens
    This Teen Texted Behind Donald Trump on Live TVWow, Donald Trump is really struggling with millennials.
  21. If You’ve Been Ending Your Texts With Periods, Everyone Thinks You’re a JerkTime to stop being awkward.
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    That Whole ‘Don’t Text and Drive’ Thing Still Applies to Your FeetThis has been a public service announcement.
  23. Linguistics Explains Why Ending a Text With a Period Is So AwfulIt’s all about context.
  24. The Period Isn’t Dead, But It Is Niche NowNobody needs them to end a text message.
  25. Finally, a Device That Lets You Send the Smelly Text Messages You’ve Longed ForMmmmmm, sunscreen.
  26. box office futures
    Allowing Texting in Movie Theaters Was an Awful Idea, But an Understandable OneJust as theater chains risk losing business to home viewing, they also risk destroying what it is that makes moviegoing distinct from home viewing.
  27. Sign of the Apocalypse: AMC Might Allow Texting in TheatersOh no, the horror.
  28. communication
    If Emoji Are the Future of Communication Then We’re ScrewedSometimes, a grinning face isn’t a grinning face.
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    New Jersey Lawmaker Wants to Ban Texting While Walking, Which: Good LuckYou can pry my smartphone from my cold, dead hands (after I’m run over by a truck).
  30. A New Jersey Lawmaker Wants to Fine People for Texting While Crossing the StreetIt would be treated as jaywalking. 
  31. cut cover story
    Does Encouraging Suicide Make You a Killer?A teenager sent her depressed boyfriend hundreds of messages prodding him to kill himself. Now she’s been charged with manslaughter.
  32. language skills
    Study Proves Only Jerks End Their Texts With a PeriodPeriods are the “k” of punctuation.
  33. select all
    A Dickcember Fairy Tale, or How a Dirty Chain Text Improved My Dating LifeHOE-HOE-HOE season has arrived!
  34. getting it
    Stop Flirting by CommitteeWhat gets lost when we workshop every text.
  35. correlations
    Can Emoji Ever Be Sexy, Though? Supposedly, emoji users have more sex. 
  36. neuroscience
    Texting Is Supercharging the Part of Our Brain Connected to Our Thumbs Thumbs up to the sensiromotor cortex.
  37. digital culture
    Smile, You’re Speaking Emoji: The Rapid Evolution of a Wordless TongueAre words on the way out?
  38. nanny state
    Dear Cyclists, the City Council Is Coming for Your Cell PhonesYou’ll have no choice but to upgrade to Google Glass
  39. dating
    When Breaking Up by Email Is the Best ChoiceReally? You’re going to cry while you dump me? Shut up.
  40. emoji expression
    One Day, Emoji Will Be the Only Language LeftWho needs words.
  41. so what's wrong with taking the back streets?
    The Best Songs for Repelling Creeps Not Smash Mouth’s 1999 monster hit “All Star,” evidently. 
  42. girl talk
    The Great Digital BFF RenaissanceGroup text messages are slumber parties for adults.
  43. internet fun
    Down, Formerly Bang With Friends, Returns Anonymity to Your CrushingThe hookup-centric app introduces anonymous texting.
  44. progress
    Text Messages Are Declining for the First Time in 22 Years can u keep UP?
  45. online dating
    Sexting With a Tinder Spam-Bot, Things Get WeirdShe started with, “hey…have we chatted before?”
  46. her madgesty
    Movie Theater Chain Preemptively Bans Madonna for TextingThe original instigator of popular-culture hullabaloos is now at the center of a small, tame controversy.  
  47. All My Exes Live in TextsTwentysomethings can never, ever leave their lovers.
  48. JTLYK
    Florida Restaurant Owner Fires Employees by Text MessageThe restaurant’s owner provided comment to the media via text.
  49. vulture asks
    Edelstein Asks: How Should We Treat Texters and Talkers at Movie Theaters?Are people who say, “Shut up and turn off your phone” today’s version of “You kids get off my lawn”?
  50. sexual healing
    How My ‘Sexts’ Became a Work of ArtAlong with Karen Finley, the nineties performance artist, who interpreted them into a painting.
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