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Fifty Shades of Marina: The New Literary Sensation

Larry Paros | Posted 02.17.2015 | Books
Larry Paros

Eat your heart out E.L. James! Move on over. There's a new book in town. A real slice of life-- something everyone can sink their teeth into. Its heroine's exploits dwarf those of Ana Steele.

What Outlasts Chocolate and Roses?

Millie Grenough | Posted 02.13.2015 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

On this Valentine weekend, do something heartfelt, something courageous. Stand up for something or someone you believe in, whether it's a big act or a little gesture. Take action on something you've dreamt of doing. Make it real. Exercise your unique heart wisdom.

Love, and How to Say It

Maggie Van Ostrand | Posted 02.13.2015 | New York
Maggie Van Ostrand

Useless are today's most popular methods of expressing love: texting e-cards, and posting. Where are the passionate and moving love letters of our past? Written in cursive by the sender, we can actually see by that handwriting what their emotional state of mind was at the time.

Hot or Heartfelt: How to Write a Meaningful Valentine in 18 Minutes or Less

Lisa Tener | Posted 02.13.2015 | Style
Lisa Tener

Sure, most women love receiving an exquisite bouquet of long stem roses, dinner at a Michelin Five Star restaurant or a bit of bling, but the most lasting of gifts for a heartthrob of either gender is your valentine. Why not make it special?

From Russia With Love: A Happy Valentine's Day to You... Nyet!

Larry Paros | Posted 02.13.2015 | Comedy
Larry Paros

Valentine's Day does not have quite the same meaning in Russia as it does here. For your viewing pleasure -- a sampling of greeting cards from over there. Could we just be Putin you on?

The Ancient Religion of Valentines and Vulvas

Donna Henes | Posted 02.13.2015 | Religion
Donna Henes

Paleolithic carved figures refer to woman as matrix, as creatrix, to moon cycles and menstrual magic, and resonate profound reverence in their rendering.

Horse Wedding: With This Carrot I Thee Wed

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 02.13.2015 | Entertainment
Chaker Khazaal

What do Judy Garland, Cindy Crawford, Angelina Jolie, and two horses named Romy and Rocky all have in common? I would normally come up with many witty, even snide retorts, but what I now know for sure is that they were all married at the same famous "Little Church of the West" in sunny Las Vegas. Yes, you read that right.

9 Movies To Avoid Watching With Your Significant Other On Valentine's Day

Brooke Sopelsa | Posted 02.12.2015 | Entertainment
Brooke Sopelsa

Valentine's Day is a perfect occasion to have that special someone over for a nice bottle of wine, a delicious meal and a movie. Just probably not these movies, unless you both have a good sense of humor.

20 Creepy Valentines That Will Remind You Love Is Dead

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 02.11.2015 | Women

Valentine's Day is almost here. Too bad love is DEAD. Seriously, don't feel bad if you don't have a Valentine. After all, you're living in the age...

14 Valentine's Day Jokes That Laugh In The Face Of Cupid

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 02.11.2015 | Comedy

Does anyone actually like Valentine's Day? Whether you're married to "The One" or find yourself as single as can be, Valentine's Day is consistent...

Qualitative Analysis: Education With a Heart

Stuart Gunter | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Stuart Gunter

Is this what education is -- a way to make more money off of our children? Is this the drive of education in America? What happened to the democratic ideal of education creating an informed citizenry?

The Funniest Valentine's Day Tweets

Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 02.14.2014 | Comedy

There are a lot people that can help you cope with your Valentine's Day misery. You can get sloshed with your buddy Jack Daniels, go on a romantic din...

Guys, Tell Your Mom Before It's Too Late... A Valentine Message

David Kanegis | Posted 04.16.2014 | Fifty
David Kanegis

It was your individualism, strength of character, forthrightness, willingness to fight the system and especially your independence that informed the man I am today.

A Very Pope Francis Valentine's Day!

Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

Pope Francis is all about spreading the love so this Valentine's Day here is a Pope Valentine to share with your loved ones. Happy Valentine's Da...

9 Reasons You Should Feel Great About Spending Valentine's Day With A Bottle Of Wine

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Kruschewsky & Todd Van Luling | Posted 02.14.2014 | Taste

What human could be more attractive than a bottle of wine?

Valentine's Day, Schmalentine's Day: Don't Let Being Single Bring You Down

Lisa Goich-Andreadis | Posted 04.15.2014 | Women
Lisa Goich-Andreadis

Media -- and now social media -- tends to make marriage look glossy and perfect, causing single women to think they're somehow missing out on the best thing in their lives because they haven't strolled down the aisle yet. Nothing could be further from the truth.

A Valentine for Readers of this Blog

Renee Fisher | Posted 04.14.2014 | Fifty
Renee Fisher

Life in the Boomer Lane spends a lot of time making fun of things in this world that make her laugh, make her crazy and have her believe we are all literally going to hell in a hand basket, and the hand basket is ratty and moldy and full of holes and doesn't even have anything good to eat in it.

14 Culturally Relevant Valentine Cards For The Celeb–Obsessed

The Huffington Post | Hilary Miller | Posted 02.11.2014 | Celebrity

Have you been struggling to find the perfect valentine for your lover, best friend or self? Valentine's Day likely means you've been running around...

Olive You! A Talk About Food, Cards and Valentine's Day

Emily Elyse Miller | Posted 04.13.2014 | Taste
Emily Elyse Miller

Paperless Post founders James and Alexa Hirschfeld have a very "edible" take on this whole Valentine's Day situation. What says love better than ...

The Mermaid Valentine

Kimann Schultz | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kimann Schultz

I was a second grader in the mid-60s, my school was a red brick behemoth in southern Wisconsin. The valentines we exchanged back then were still the b...

10 Ways To Court Your Spouse On Valentine's Day

Monica Mandell, Ph.D. | Posted 04.13.2014 | Weddings
Monica Mandell, Ph.D.

Just because you found the one, does not mean that the courtship phase of your relationship is over. To that end, here is a top ten list of ways that the matrimonial set can make the most of their Valentine's Day:

WATCH: Get Ready To Swoon To Pentatonix

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 02.11.2014 | Entertainment

Every season our favorite a cappella group, Pentatonix, blows us away with a beautiful rendition of a song of their choice. This year, for Valenti...

LOOK: Facebook Spotlights Same-Sex Couples' Photos, And How You Can Submit Yours

Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices

In honor of Valentine's Day, Facebook is highlighting same-sex couples whose relationship was somehow impacted by the popular social network -- and t...

Do You Remember Your First Crush?

Dana Holmes | Posted 03.27.2013 | Style
Dana Holmes

Does everyone have such vivid memories about their first crush, and at such a young age? I think that children are much more aware of love than we give them credit.

What You Should Have Given Your Valentine

Daniel Klein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Home
Daniel Klein

I'd known about Prince Charles' organic farm since I was a kid. But I always thought because he was royalty, the farm was more of a fun pastime as opposed to a step in the fight to change the system.