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Trick question: There are NO good ways to use emoticons.
The real solution is to stop using emoticons:
The whole xkcd TED Talk comic is #541: http://xkcd.com/541/
Does Mind-Wandering Make You Unhappy? | Greater Good
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend
Porcupine to Anteater and Panda: "Cool! I want a balloon hat, too!"
The world before the Internet, and other frightening tales...... If you wanted to see a funny video, you had to go through Bob Saget.