Emoticons are pretty important: Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.
Did you ever walk into a store and see a pattern on a tunic, rug, or lamp shade, but didn’t know the name of the pattern? Think of this as your go-to tool for identifying patterns... Amy Atlas’ Pattern Board for Design & Styling!