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February 14th

Historical Origins of Valentine's Day

Nancy Rubin Stuart | Posted 04.15.2014 | Religion
Nancy Rubin Stuart

Unable to protest, soldiers and their sweethearts sought help from a benevolent priest with miraculous healing powers named Valentine. Legend has it that the cleric secretly marry those couples.

This Weekend in Bahrain: Will US Officials Stand Up for Freedom?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.05.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

While Bahraini prisoners of conscience languish in jail cells, will U.S. and Bahraini officials continue with business as usual? Or will there be consequences for the relationship when a U.S. military ally represses its citizens?

Valentine's Day Back in Style, Nonconformists Say

Pablo Andreu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Pablo Andreu

Nonconformists across America have been lambasting Valentine's Day for years, citing rampant commercialism and herd mentality as reasons for its pover...

7 ways to make a friend feel special on Valentine's Day

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

For many women, Valentine's Day means much more than hearts, chocolates, and roses. The affection they feel on that day extends beyond lovers to their...

Where Love and Charity Meet: Add Something Meaningful to Your Valentine's Day

Stephanie Risa Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Risa Stein

This Valentine's Day, embrace your wife, girlfriend, husband or boyfriend, and add love for your fellow man to the mix. It's a simple fact: acts of charity bring people closer together.

Valentine's Day: Not Just for Lovers

Dr. Irene S. Levine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Irene S. Levine

The first handmade Valentine's Day cards in the 1800s weren't intended only for lovers. They also celebrated affection between friends and relatives.

Sustainable Valentine's Day

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Whatever your take is on February 14th, it's an opportunity to actually not spend much money (and who has any left to spend in this economy?) and make it a sustainable day.