The Heart Emoji Was The Most Used ‘Word’ On Social Media In 2014

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The Global Language Monitor in Austin, Texas released its list of the most used words on the Internet in 2014, and the most popular one isn’t actually a word at all. It’s a heart emoji.

The heart emoji is apparently used billions of times per day on the World Wide Web and across social media. As such, it beat out actual words like Ebola and vape for the top spot. Hashtag, photobomb and clickbait were also high on the list.

Last year’s most used word was 404, which connotes an Internet error and is also not really a word.

According toPaul Payack, the president of Global Language Monitor,

The English Language is now undergoing a remarkable transformation unlike any in its 1400 year history its system of writing, the alphabet, is gaining characters at amazing rate.These character are ideographs or pictographs that are called emoji and emoticons.

It seems the popularity of emoji will only continue to grow in the new year. Currently, there are 722 officially recognized emoji. In 2015, 250 more will bemade available to the public.

It’s quite interesting to see language hascome full circle in some way and we’ve partially returned to using pictograms as a means of communication.

Emoji are basically the hieroglyphs of the Internet. Only time will tell if their use continues to expand.

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I’m Prescribed Adderall And I Don’t Believe It’s A Harmful Drug

I dont feel embarrassed when I sneeze and then tell people I forgot to take my allergy medicine.I dont feel like ashamed of telling a new doctor I take medicine for acid reflux.So why do I feel discouraged when telling people Im prescribed Adderall?

Like any other prescription drug, I regularly take it and its beneficial to me.

When I take my allergy medicine, my throat and nose clear up.Similarly, when I take Adderall my distractions and concentration issues subside.

My family has known Ive had ADHD since I first started school.I was constantly being moved around in the seating arrangements because I couldnt stop chatting long enough to actually concentrate.But no matter what seat I was moved to, or who I was moved by, I still couldnt concentrate.

My teachers and family doctors noticed this lack of concentration and energetic behavior as well, but I was doing fine in school.

I went all throughout grade school and high school withoutany help of a medication.

I had learned ways to deal with my concentration issues like how taking notes with a pencil and paper allows me to concentrate my best. If I do my homework and take my exams while reading the words out loud I can concentrate better also.

However, once college started these tricks got harder to master.

College lectures contain too much information to simply write out with a pencil and paper; I was quickly forced into using my laptop to take notes in class.

Not only was the internet and computer notifications distracting, but also the act of typing itself.My mind always wandered during lectureswhile I was typing.

College exams and assignments werent any easier.No one wants to take a test or sit in the library next to the girl who whispers every question aloud.

I quickly realized I was finally going to need the extra help I had been avoiding all those years.

When I went home for Thanksgiving break my freshmen year, I made a doctors appointment and took the ADHD exam needed to determine my diagnosis and need for medication.

I felt shameful for being just another college kid on Adderall because being in college and being prescribed Adderall has such a negative connotation andstigmatization nowadays.

I didnt want to be prescribed Adderall; for 15 years I tried everything I could try to combat the need for it.But the work load and fast-paced curriculum of college forced me to face reality and rely on a medication.

Despite my parents knowing my concentration issues and struggles, they werent happy with me being prescribed such a controversial medication.

Knowing how college students illegally sell Adderall, abuse it and then become reliant on it worried them. But despite their concerns, we agreed it was necessary.

Ive heard people talk about a kick Adderall gives them. They say that the Adderall sometimes hits them the same way alcohol does; they just feel different.

Ive never felt this way. My brain on Adderall functions the way its supposed to which allows me to focus on my work and ignore outside distractions.

For people without concentration issues, this kick of ultra-concentration is evident.After three years of As and Bs in college, I can finally see the impact and benefit Adderallhad on me.

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Taking prescriptionmedication for concentration issues isnt something to be shameful of; its just another normal bodily issue. Like I said, just like I need allergy medicine to protect me from allergy season, I need Adderall to protect me from distractions.

Its tragic that so many young adults and college students are illegally using this drug.

Because of this well-known illegal abuse, people who actually need it and are prescribed it are feel a sense of shame and embarrassing when taking it and admitting they take it. Sometimes were even looked down upon and scolded.

I dont want to takeAdderall and I wish I didnt have to rely on it, but I do. Dont feel bad about taking a prescription drug thats necessary for your well-being. When taken properly, Adderall is a great drug.


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Donald Trump Starts Trashy Version Of Kickstarter, Gives Wads Of Cash To Strangers

1. Donald Trump invited the good people of New York City to his tower Wednesday to give them free money.

2. It’s part of this program called FundAnything where he says he will literally fund anything.

3. The Donald showed up to his press conference riding down a golden escalator.

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4. And then he gave suitcases full of cash to a small business owner hurt by Hurricane Sandy, a woman with health issues and an aspiring singer-songwriter.

5. Then he just started writing checks for strangers.

6. Since he had no idea who these people were, he just signed his name and his assistant or someone filled in the rest.

7. Then The Donald asked all the people who showed up if they wanted money too. They all did.

8. And random people were able to come down and and get an armful of cash.

9. It was kind of insane and there was lots of yelling.

10. But no one minded because they were getting free money.

11. And they all got clear bags to hold their money in.

12. Security had to chase down one woman who they said went through three times. You were only allowed to go once.

13. Approximately $180,000 was given out, a spokeswoman said.

14. Which is chump change for The Donald, whose net worth is $3.2 billion, according to Forbes.

15. The Donald said if you want some money, all you have to do is go to the FundAnything website and tell him why. Even if he doesn’t give you any, maybe other people will because it’s a crowdfunding site.

16. Like a Kickstarter but with more Trump.

17. Here’s a video of people being yelled at as they get their money.

18. Thanks, Trump.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/hunterschwarz/donald-trump-gave-gobs-of-cash-to-a-bunch-of-strangers

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