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Why You Should Bypass Roses This Valentine's Day

Walker Jones Thornton | Posted 04.11.2013 | Fifty
Walker Jones Thornton

Red roses stand for love and romance. They also signify a clichéd tradition of surprising a loved one on Valentine's Day. It's a cop-out to rush to the grocery store or neighborhood florist and grab a dozen roses on your way home from work.

Bad Romance: 9 Love Lessons To Unlearn

Posted 02.11.2013 | Healthy Living

By Carey Moss for YouBeauty.com Love rom-coms, love songs and breakup songs? There are a few lessons they teach us we might be better off without....

Sex and Domesticity

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.10.2013 | Science
Rob Brooks

"The most erotic thing a man can do for a woman is... the dishes." You've no doubt encountered this oft-repeated claim, or one like it, before. Yet, as always, reality is far more complex than the headlines.

A Valentine: No Boxes or Ribbons Required

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Renee James, essayist and blogger Skip the expensive dinner, the jewelry, and the chick flicks, flowers, and chocolates. Read on ...

A Valentine for Everyone

Sonia Taitz | Posted 04.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Sonia Taitz

Valentine's Day is drawing near, an avalanche of roses, hearts and chocolates. I am very afraid of this day; its mascot is Cupid, who seems to be a sh...

Nine Valentine's Day Poems for the Way We Live Now

James Napoli | Posted 04.08.2013 | Comedy
James Napoli

Shakespeare's sonnets or Browning's outpourings of love are perfectly okay if you want to surround your Valentine with dripping, but ultimately unrealistic sentiment this February 14.

Budget and Eco-Friendly Romance

Carolyn Scott | Posted 04.08.2013 | Style
Carolyn Scott

This time of year money can be tight, so finding the right gift for your sweetie can be tough. However, experiences trump material gifts any day! Why not create a great day or weekend where you get to spend time with your Valentine, showing them just how much you love being with them?

Lessons Learned from Valentine's Day

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2013 | Parents
Nancy Berk, Ph.D.

There are plenty of important lessons to learn from Valentine's Day. We learn these lessons from the time we are in kindergarten. Some come from heartache, some from parental guidance and others from personal insight.

Meet America's Most Romantic City

Posted 02.05.2013 | Books

Amazon.com announced the most romantic cities in the United States today, based on its sales. According to a press release put out by the company,...

Updating Valentine's Day Traditions for an Egalitarian Era

Andrew Smiler | Posted 04.07.2013 | Women
Andrew Smiler

I've always been told Valentine's Day is a holiday that celebrates love -- a couple's love for each other, not just a man's love for a woman. Or her love of him, for that matter. Yet everything I've learned about how to act on Valentine's day tells me that it's really about his love for her.

7 Hot And Healthy Valentine's Day Dinner Recipes

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 04.07.2013 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

This Valentine's Day, I've put together some dishes that will delight the palate and the waistline.

Should You Split the Bill?

Susan Orlins | Posted 04.03.2013 | Women
Susan Orlins

Years ago, my parents went to dinner with the parents of my close friend. My mom and dad were of modest means and Close Friend's parents owned Impressionist paintings. At the end of dinner, my father -- ever the gentleman -- offered to pick up the tab for the whole dinner.

I've Had 750 Coffee Dates -- Kill Me Now

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.03.2013 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

Dear readers, I come to you with a confession and a request. My confession: I have experienced approximately 750 coffee dates. My request: Kill me now.

Romantic Fantasies We Love to Hate

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.03.2013 | Women
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Maya Rodale, author of smart and sassy romance novels Valentine's Day. Pop Songs. Romantic Comedies. Romance Novels. The message ...

7 Things To Tell Yourself When Dating After Divorce

Laura Campbell | Posted 04.02.2013 | Divorce
Laura Campbell

Love is the most complicated, awesome, painful and sought after desire there is. We all want it, and we all can have it, but many of us simply just don't know how to get it.

What Do Guys Wish Girls Knew?

Quora | Posted 04.01.2013 | Women
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matthew Manning, I'm dashing. (- - - - - - -) Hey ladies, my name's Matt and I'm...

PHOTOS: 11 Over-The-Top Valentine's Day Packages

Posted 01.31.2013 | Travel

Ah, Valentine's Day. Whether you love it or hate it, it's an inevitability. February 14 is going to happen. Every hotel imaginable, it seems, has ...

Tiger Woods: Winning Again?

David Aronchick | Posted 03.30.2013 | Sports
David Aronchick

Is Woods really back to form? Do improvements in one's personal life equate to good results on the golf course? It would seem to make perfect sense, especially in a game like golf where the mental is often more powerful than the physical.

How To Be Your Own Couples Therapist

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we take these steps of interrupting harmful behaviors in our relationship and identifying patterns from our past, we start a journey of self-discovery that can be both deeply painful and richly rewarding.

Why I Hate Jane Austen

Abby Rogers | Posted 03.24.2013 | Books
Abby Rogers

After about two decades of being a voracious reader, I'm still at a loss as to why so many people have elevated Jane Austen to the level of literary herodom. To put it bluntly, I just don't the seemingly female-gender-wide obsession with Ms. Austen.

Guess What Kind Of Party Single Women Don't Need?

Cristen Conger | Posted 01.17.2013 | Women
Cristen Conger

I can empathize with the exhaustion of the wedding circuit, schlepping gifts of blenders and karaoke machines hither, thither and yon. But I dont' understand the need among some singles to be cheered on in their singledom like newlyweds dashing toward a shaving cream-streaked car.

Celebrity Couplings and Breakups: 2012 in Review

Samantha Daniels | Posted 01.16.2013 | Celebrity
Samantha Daniels

Now that 2012 is over, it's always interesting to look back and see what our favorite Hollywood couples have been doing in the romance department and make some predictions of what will happen in the year to come.

Love Letters Stolen From This Couple 40 Years Ago Meet An Unexpected End

The Huffington Post | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty

In this era of text messages, emails and Snapchats, the idea of receiving love letters seems hard to imagine. But Lloyd and Marian Michael, a couple w...

It's Complicated: The Psychology of 'Singlism'

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.10.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

"Singlism" is indeed potent and double-edged. Because most people still do opt for marriage, this bias probably hurts more singles overall. But the intolerance that couple people feel is no less real or harmful.

Who Are The Most And Least Flirty Daters?

Posted 01.09.2013 | Fifty

Hey baby, what's your sign? OurTime.com -- an online dating site for people 50 and up -- can tell a lot based on your answer. The site has compiled...