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The Real Meaning of Valentine's Day

Keo Nozari | Posted 04.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Keo Nozari

Myths are set up to point us to a larger truth. And if we look deeper, we can uncover the true nature of love -- and a more empowering, all-encompassing meaning for Valentine's Day.

Worst Valentine's Day Ever

HuffPost Live | Posted 02.12.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

For most couples, Valentine's Day means chocolate, flowers and plenty of romance. But the pressure to appear happy can often spell relationship doom. ...

A Matchmaker's Guide to Unique and Inexpensive Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Samantha Daniels | Posted 04.14.2013 | Women
Samantha Daniels

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, everyone is scrambling to come up with the right gift for their sweetheart. With today's topsy-turvy financial markets, focusing on "it's the thought that counts" is certainly acceptable in lieu of breaking your piggy bank.

5 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Travel Deals

Islands | Posted 04.14.2013 | Travel

Jewelry and chocolate is nice. But if you want to seriously get the attention of your significant other, a plane ticket to a tropical destination would make for the perfect Valentine's Day gift.

What Wives Really Want

Susan Shapiro Barash | Posted 04.13.2013 | Weddings
Susan Shapiro Barash

When it comes to being a wife in the twenty-first century, the traditional, sexless, long-suffering model is on the wane and a modern, independent, sensual version fills her place.

All the Time in the World: Saturday Night in Chelsea, Circa 1977

Bob Brody | Posted 04.13.2013 | New York
Bob Brody

She's coming over to my apartment, this young woman from Brooklyn. I'm living on East 23rd Street, in the city's smallest apartment, all of 160 square feet, and it's Saturday night.

Love Notes From a Smartphone: Is Technology Ruining Romantic Movies?

Shiwani Srivastava | Posted 04.13.2013 | Arts
Shiwani Srivastava

This is the year that technology will kill romance. I don't like the thought any more than you do, but it must be true because I read it in The New York Times -- and The Atlantic.

Be Your Own Valentine

Barbara Biziou | Posted 04.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara Biziou

Instead of expecting someone to make us feel special, let us do something to make ourselves feel special and loved on this Valentine's Day. We deserve love just because we are! And our ability to receive love makes us more able to pass that love on to others.

How To Make Valentine's Day Unforgettable, From Ian Kerner (WATCH)

Posted 08.14.2013 | MarloThomas

Make this Valentine's Day the hottest one yet! When sex expert and sexuality counselor Ian Kerner joined me on Mondays With Marlo, he gave ideas for s...

PHOTOS: 7 Tremendous Beach Resort

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.12.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

That's the thrilling sense of liberation that comes with a stay at properties like Lizard Island Resort in Australia, where your suite's private terrace overlooks the Great Barrier Reef.

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 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 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.