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Keeping It Real on Valentine's Day

Nancy Davis Kho | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Nancy Davis Kho

People kvetch about New Year's Eve but for me, Valentine's Day is the high holy holiday of sunken expectations.

Romeo Is a Dirtbag. So Why Is Romeo and Juliet Our Favorite Love Story?

Lois Leveen | Posted 04.12.2015 | Books
Lois Leveen

A story in which a 13-year-old girl is seduced by a deceiving cad who turns out to be a killer, then is convinced by a prevaricating priest to fake her own death, and finally ends up committing suicide for real -- this should not be a global model of a love story.

The History (And Present) of Valentine's Day

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 04.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Mitch Ditkoff

Most people think Valentine's Day was invented by Hallmark Cards. It wasn't. Valentine's Day is actually a well-documented, historical phenomenon -- its tangled roots winding their way through centuries worth of Christian liturgy, pagan tradition, myth, and an occasional beheading.

Looking for Love? Love Yourself

Melanie Young | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Melanie Young

Do what you love, love what you do and share it with others. Don't hold back waiting for the party to come you. Make it happen yourself.

5 Steps to Planning the Perfect Valentine's Day Dinner at Home

Hometalk | Posted 04.12.2015 | HuffPost Home
Hometalk

Staying in for Valentine's Day dinner? Don't hang your head in shame! Doing V-Day dinner at home is actually a great opportunity to create a romantic evening tailor made to fit your S.O.'s taste, and a fabulous way to enjoy some quiet time alone.

Can It Ever Be?

Amy Elias, MS | Posted 04.10.2015 | Divorce
Amy Elias, MS

Can it ever be? I ask myself over and over. Can it ever be, new and alive like morning clover With dew drops a'glistening?

How to Score Big With a Valentine Trip

Lea Lane | Posted 04.11.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

A flight to Paris is ultra-romantic, but flying first class, or even coach premium if it's not the norm, makes a memorable trip even more so.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 1

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Apologizing is no easy task. We may not know how to do it (or how to do it well). We may not think that we need to do it. Or, we may fear that the outcome of our apology -- the forgiveness that we seek, the closeness for which we yearn -- won't be realized.

What Is the Evidence That Confirms a Person Has Achieved Enlightenment?

Terry Mollner | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News
Terry Mollner

My best friend Johnny and I were on the way back from seeing the movie Wild. During the drive home, while for a few moments sitting in silence in the passenger seat next to him, I became aware that I was feeling sad.

The Secrets of Publishing Success

Lev Raphael | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Lev Raphael

When I started out, an author friend warned me that publishing was a crazy business, and he was right. Ever since my first book was published in 1990, I've been seeing news items about one scary trend or another.

The Best Hotel Getaways For Valentine's Day

Abby Tegnelia | Posted 04.10.2015 | Fifty
Abby Tegnelia

Sorry Valentine's Day haters -- Cupid's favorite holiday falls on Saturday this year, so a romantic getaway might be in your future. We've got come great ideas for celebrating.

Sugar Pie Honey Bunch

Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D. | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Joseph Cardillo, Ph.D.

Remember when you and your spouse/partner first met? Many of us can remember even the smallest of details because, for one reason, they are bathed in...

Coffee and Kisses Are Cuter than Kinky

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

At midlife, most of us don't have time or money to waste so we'd rather dim the lights, turn on some Luther Vandross and holler "Come and get it!" before it's time for the evening news and some salve on our aching backs.

Regaining My Lust for Valentine's Day

MiddleSexy | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty
MiddleSexy

'm going to give in to my Valentine's Day lust and do something special for my husband. Food and drink -- all of his favorites. Oysters. Stone crabs and steaks. Bourbon and champagne. A little dark chocolate. Then a planned ahead romp in the bedroom. Maybe some candles and lingerie.

For The Girls Who Drink Whiskey

Kate Bartolotta | Posted 04.08.2015 | Women
Kate Bartolotta

If you sit down to talk with a whiskey-drinking woman (especially when she's got a whiskey in hand), expect to cover anything and everything. Expect to look up at the clock to realize it's 3 a.m. and still be hungry for more.

Why I Still Can't Fart Or Burp Around My Spouse

Treva Brandon | Posted 04.08.2015 | Fifty
Treva Brandon

I've been married for a little over six months now, and as comfortable as I am around my husband Robby, I still can't bring myself to burp or fart in front of him.

Romance, Sex and Fifty Shades of Grey on Valentine's Day

Taylor Marsh | Posted 04.07.2015 | Women
Taylor Marsh

Women are as carnal as men about their sexual fantasies. This is nothing new; it's just that mainstream American culture isn't honest about it.

Love Is In The Air: 35 Photos That Celebrate Love in All Its Forms

DL Cade | Posted 04.07.2015 | Good News
DL Cade

Young guy/girl couple-y love gets all the attention in February. And while we certainly have nothing against that, it's not fair that the month associ...

Love is in the Air

Sarah Weatherwax | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Sarah Weatherwax

Perhaps as a distraction from yet another month of winter weather, turning the calendars to February focuses some of our thoughts on Valentine's Day a...

The Most Erotic Poem You'll Ever Read

Andrea Chapin | Posted 04.07.2015 | Books
Andrea Chapin

When I began writing my novel The Tutor (Riverhead, Feb. 5), I searched for a piece of writing for my protagonist and Shakespeare to work on. I was f...

The 8 Most Romantic Escapes for Valentine's Day in the World

Oyster | Posted 04.06.2015 | Travel
Oyster

These eight hotels -- whether perched on the rocking outcroppings of the Italian coast or hidden away amidst the rice fields of northern Thailand -- are some of the most romantic in the world and are the perfect places for a romantic rendezvous... with a little international flair.

Top 5 Signs You're Taking the Valentine's Day Version Of Romantic Love Too Seriously

Patricia Leavy, PhD | Posted 04.06.2015 | Women
Patricia Leavy, PhD

You expect your partner to take you to an overpriced prix fixe dinner in a place that looks like pink and red exploded everywhere and you'll be dreadfully disappointed if this doesn't happen. You don't care what it costs, or even if it's fun; you just want to see some streamers.

World's Most Romantic Hotels (PHOTOS)

Travel + Leisure | Posted 04.05.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

No. 1 on the list: Big Sur's Post Ranch Inn, where rooms appear to float above the forest floor and alfresco hot pools seem to flow into the wild Pacific. Other hotels that seduced readers provide over-the-top pampering. At Tuscany's Castello di Casole, for instance, couples get massages in a former wine cellar and cozy up for classic films beneath the stars at an on-site amphitheater.

Hotels Offering Naughty '50 Shades of Grey' Packages

Oyster | Posted 04.04.2015 | Travel
Oyster

With a Valentine's Day release date, the timing couldn't be better; couples around the world are seeking romantic getaways with sex appeal for the holiday. Nothing ups the ante more than whips and chains, right?!

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas for the Single Dad

Jon Vaughn | Posted 04.03.2015 | Divorce
Jon Vaughn

Now that I'm freed from the chains of this holiday, I can finally say exactly what I would want, as a parent, dad, whatever, provided that it comes from my significant other.