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Valentine's Day: A Global Perspective

Markus Giesler | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business
Markus Giesler

The idealized romantic bond is one that focuses on the individual and its emotional preferences and open displays of affection, and is strongly connected to the idea of marriages based on love. This ideal, however, is often at great odds with traditional cultures.

Inside The World's Smallest Restaurant

Jordi Lippe | Posted 02.11.2015 | Travel
Jordi Lippe

An intimate dinner with the one you love is a typical description for the perfect date night. Candlelight, excellent service and a delicious meal in a...

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

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 05.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

Now we will focus on finding the rest of the words you'll need to complete an apology. And, because neither you nor your partner is in it alone, we return to the importance of forgiveness in promoting trust, intimacy, and romance.

Why I'll Take Red Roses Over The Red Room Of Pain Any Day

Jill Robbins | Posted 04.15.2015 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

I love Valentine's Day. I am not much of a hearts and flowers, schmoopy romantic kinda girl but I'll admit, I like a dedicated day to be silly and celebrate love with my man.

You're Allowed To Love Valentine's Day

Mary E. Graham | Posted 04.14.2015 | Women
Mary E. Graham

Here's the thing: I like Valentine's Day. Actually, I love Valentine's Day. And I don't think there's any shame in that. Recently (meaning the past decade or so), I feel like there's been this movement to hate Valentine's Day, hate the commercialism of it all, hate the forced romance, hate pink hearts and red cupids.

If It's Not the Real Thing, It's Not Worth It

AJ Mihrzad | Posted 04.14.2015 | Weddings
AJ Mihrzad

To let your guard down is the risk you need to take to really open yourself up and totally give your heart to someone.

Every Recipe in 'When Harry Met Sally'

Epicurious | Posted 04.14.2015 | Taste
Epicurious

Food plays a prominent and often hilarious supporting role.

Lessons Learned From Fifty Shades of Grey

Carol Morgan | Posted 04.14.2015 | Entertainment
Carol Morgan

I approached reading the books as more of a research project. I was trying to figure out the psychology behind the characters. And more importantly, the psychology behind every woman who fell madly in love with Christian Grey -- and the whole story in general.

Stylish Valentine's Day Gifts By Momtrepreneurs

Amy E. Goodman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Style
Amy E. Goodman

Here are some gifts created by momtrepreneurs or mother-owned businesses, because what better way to gift yourself or others than by giving back to hard-working mamas?

Catch Up With The 'Most Romantic Man,' 10 Years Later

OWN | Posted 02.12.2015 | OWN

Just over 10 years ago, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" producers launched a search to find the most romantic man in America -- and they certainly found him....

5 Cruise Lines for a Romantic Escape

Cruise Critic | Posted 04.13.2015 | Travel
Cruise Critic

Thinking about a romantic cruise for two? Whether looking for an intimate getaway with plenty of privacy, or an active adventure with tons of excitement, these cruise lines offer something for every couple.

How Your Inner Critic Ruins Valentine's Day

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

It can use occasions like Valentine's Day to heighten your insecurity and to cause you to doubt or question yourself, your partner and your relationship.

3 Little Words: How Apology Can Enhance Romance -- A Valentine's Day Series, Part 2

Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah R. Glasofer, Ph.D.

"Be My Valentine" can mean asking for love in a relationship, for partnership in life's adventures. It means enjoy my successes, support me when life gets hard, and I will do the same for you. And it means talk to me -- about frivolous nothings, random anythings, and essential everythings.

If You Want to Fall in Love (Again, With the Same Person), Ask These Questions

Tamar Chansky | Posted 04.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Tamar Chansky

You may, if you've been together for a while, feel like you are getting into the small chairs of elementary school when you're all grown up, asking such fundamental questions about people you know so well.

7 Surefire Tips for Attracting True Love!

Joy Weston | Posted 04.12.2015 | Women
Joy Weston

View image | gettyimages.com "How do you spell Love? You don't spell it...You feel it."Winnie the Pooh -- A. Milne Love, Love, Love, Love, LOVE....

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.