February 14th is the day when Americans celebrate love with cards, flowers and chocolate. At my house, the kids are busy making paper hearts and cranking out scores of cards for their friends. Their handiwork inspired me to create a valentine for members of Congress who need to have "the talk."
The history of Valentine's Day. How did it originate? Who was the mysterious St. Valentine? Why February 14? Why do people send us all those dopey cards? The answers to these and many other questions about VD ( Did I really say that?).
I've lived most of my life like a bird in a cage with the door wide open. At any time, I could have hopped over to the opening, soared to new heights, and explored new horizons. All along, I've had the ability to fly, but my own fear and self-imposed limitations kept me there. I was my own prison guard.
As Valentine's Day approaches, our thoughts turn to romance. Unfortunately, many of our cultural myths about love, from fairy tales to rom coms, paint a very distorted picture. Love is not the pot of gold waiting at the end of a quest, incarnated in a single perfect partner. Instead it's something we need with us every step of the way.
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.
Guys, you have less than 24 hours till Valentine's Day. Romance now can set you on the path to a marriage that feels alive again to both your wife and to you.
A few weeks ago I was putting away our holiday cards, the majority of which were photo cards. Some were cute or funny, and others depicted the growing families of some of our closest friends. There was one in particular I just held in my hand and couldn't quite put away.
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?
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?
Valentine's Day takes on a special meaning at the Supreme Court this year. The first case on the docket delves straight into the matter of love and rights. Specifically, the Court is asked whether a U.S. citizen can be denied the ability to live here with her spouse without the government providing a reason.
Everyone has baggage and everyone has needs. How you work through your thoughts and present issues to your partner is what will determine if your relationship is healthy.
Against all odds filmmakers continue to make fine works, adapting or creating stories not from comics or video games but exploring the human experience on our own planet.
February is a busy month for Xavier. The day we sat down and talked, he had just recorded his yearly Valentine's Day song, was prepping for his annual show at Joe's Pub on Feb. 11, was dashing between interviews and photo shoots, and was excited about the release of the new Slow Knights album. After he'd taken a second to catch his breath, we had a nice chat.
As a leading sexual health care provider in New York City, Planned Parenthood of New York City knows all too well that the gaps that remain in New York City's sexual health education have a significant impact on young people's wellbeing.
Despite that, there are some major shifts afoot in the way we love, partner, become parents and indulge our sexual passions. Given that, here's what I predict, based on current trends and research, love and marriage will look like in the years ahead.
On this day of sweetness and love, let's expand our hearts to include forgiveness, compassion and self-acceptance as values to celebrate -- and put into practice every day of the year.