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The Bloody History Of Valentine's Day

Posted 02.14.2014 | Religion

The real history of Valentine's Day is not comprised of roses, chocolates and pretty cards. Instead, crime, imprisonment and execution are at the gene...

Become A Martyr For The Sake Of Love During Lent

Julie Clawson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Religion
Julie Clawson

Having Valentine's Day at the very start of Lent this year can be about more than just us feeling guilty about indulging during Lent, it can remind us that sacrificing ourselves for the sake of love is the greatest sacrifice of all.

Even St. Valentine Was For Marriage Equality

Rev. David Felten | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Rev. David Felten

Today, imperially minded politicians, egged on by religious conservatives, are denying American citizens their basic right to marriage. Although claiming to be informed by God, they are simply using God as a patsy to support their own agenda of discrimination and prejudice.

The Curious Christian Origins Of Valentine's Day

Greg Tobin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Greg Tobin

It is ironic that one of the more popular holidays in America is named for a saint about whom very little is known -- who, in fact, is of questionable historical provenance.

How to Find Your Valentine in 24 Hours or Less

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted 04.15.2013 | Comedy
Meghan O'Keefe

So you've got to hear about Julia and St. Valentine's super adorable meet-cute. Legend has it, Julia and St. Valentine were thrown together because Julia was blind. Now, I'm assuming that because you're reading this, you're not blind. Big mistake if you want to find your very own Valentine.

WATCH: Kristen Stewart Explains Valentine's Day

Posted 02.14.2012 | Comedy

Our favorite hipster ingenue is back to explain another holiday for us, and we couldn't be more pleased. Everyone knows that K-Stew is wise beyond...

10 Bizarre Facts About Valentine's Day

Posted 02.21.2012 | Weird News

Think sappy couples on Valentine's Day are annoying? They don't hold a candle to those women who send themselves flowers: almost 10% of women actually...

Valentine's Day History: Legends, Traditions And Facts About Holiday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

While the history of Valentine's Day is sometimes debated, it clearly links back to a Catholic saint named St. Valentine. The problem is there are ac...

Sustainable Valentine's Day

Sarah Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sarah Newman

Whatever your take is on February 14th, it's an opportunity to actually not spend much money (and who has any left to spend in this economy?) and make it a sustainable day.