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Happy Birthday, OED!

Slate

Listen to Lexicon Valley via Apple Podcasts, Overcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play. The Oxford English Dictionary turns 90 this year. John McWhorter flips through its pages. You'll find every Lexicon Valley episode at slate.com/lexiconvalley, or in the player below: Send your thoughts about the show to lexiconvalley@slate.com. John H. McWhorter teaches linguistics, philosophy, and music at Columbia University.


Happy news this week

BBC News

Newly born white tiger cubs and a 101-year-old sprinter - check out our round-up of this week's happiest stories.


The week's happy news

BBC News

Here are three uplifting stories to shake those blues away.


Maybe It's Not You

Slate

I've been passed up several times in favor of male colleagues who bill fewer hours and generate significantly less business. When I asked what I needed to do to get there I was told I needed to smile more, come out of my office and attend more company events and happy hours. I attend all holiday parties and major firm events but I am already working 70-plus hours a week, which leaves me little time for my family. The happy hours are every week and last for hours, and I don't drink! I am friendly and make conversation with the partners and get lots of praise from clients.


Happy Valentine's Day: Limited edition red Honor 7X now available for $199

ZDNet

Apple and Google recently announced new 2017 phones, but even these phones can't surpass Samsung's latest Galaxy Note 8. The Honor 7X, see our full review, is an excellent smartphone and at $200 it is stunning. ZDNet's Jason Perlow stated that the $200 Honor 7X is the future of the smartphone industry and after using one for a while it is tough to justify spending five times that amount for a flagship. The Honor 7X launched in the US in late December 2017 and quickly became a best seller on the Amazon store. The Honor 7X is one of the lowest priced smartphones available today, but is also very compelling in that sub-$300 category with a large FullView Display with a very high screen-to-body ratio.