Even if you decide to make a firm distinction between bi- and semi-, these words are used so interchangeably that it’s still confusing.
It was only at the turn of the 20th century that a high enough proportion of Westerners had so much food that thinness resulting from self-denial became the standard of beauty.
As a result of technology and the prevalence of social media, we are now seeing a return to much earlier attitudes about spelling. The criterion then was simple: If people understood you, you were spelling it right.
I never met Ruth Walker in person, but I felt I got to know her.
Dozens of cardboard cut-outs of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sit outside of the US Capitol Building as part of an Avaaz.org protest in Washington on April 10.