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That might actually be fitting, since gifting this will most likely ensure a Charlie Brown fate: alone, suffering, and underpaying an unqualified psychiatrist who thinks you’re a blockhead.
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Still, no matter your feelings, February 14th is as good a time as any for fantasizing. Maybe those fantasies are NSFW, in which case, heck yeah get yours. Or maybe they concern ridiculous, over-the-top gifts, like these ones we’ve waxed poetic about below. (And by the way: if you came here to find actually viable last-minute gift ideas, you might be better off reading this post instead.)
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The best Valentine's Day gift I've ever received was a leather jacket I still wear literally all the time. Aside from being super unexpected, the present was so good because it had nothing to do with Valentine's Day and everything to do with something I desperately wanted but wasn't ever going to buy for myself. So if I had a magic lamp (or lol if that dude was still around), I'd ask for the thing I desperately want but am not about to buy for myself this year, which would be these electric blue, block heel, almost practical but definitely out of my price range suede shoes .
While you're at it, imaginary boyfriend/ Valentine's Day fairy, why don't you buy me one of these hand soap and lotion sets from Aesop, too? I get legitimately excited when I'm at a friend's house, restaurant, or anywhere I could possibly be washing my hands that has this duo out in the bathroom or kitchen. It smells so good! And the soap has little scrubbies to exfoliate. I want it so bad, but I just can't convince myself to drop $125 on hand soap (even the $4 Mrs. Meyers purchase feels a little too bougie sometimes). — Cory Baldwin, shopping editor
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Also, I've never owned a really great expensive bag. I've owned some great bags, and some expensive bags, but not one that's checked both of those boxes. Now that I'm almost 30, I feel like it's the time for me to start thinking about this purchase. But you know what would be better? If someone else thought about it and bought one for me. I'll even do the legwork: I want the Céline Medium Clasp Handbag , which costs $4,200. Thanks in advance, babe! — Tiffany Yannetta, shopping director
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There can be a lot of pressure that comes with Valentine's Day. It's supposed to be the most romantic day of the year, after all.
If you’re feeling lost, look no further – it’s time to let technology be your wingman.
We have the perfect apps for you to kick off your evening, and then keep the fun going all night. As long as you begin the right way, everything else will fall into place and you can focus on spending valuable time with your Valentine.
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1. 1-800-Flowers.com  
Make sure you start the night off right by giving your partner the perfect bouquet. Read more...
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USA Today
248 d ago
Tennessee couple celebrates 6 decades of Valentine's Day
Clifford Smith was attending church in 1953 when someone special - Wilma - caught his eye.
         
 
 
Mashable
248 d ago
Everything you need to know about Valentine's Day you learned in second grade
Grown-ups have really screwed up Valentine’s Day. We've made it into an expensive holiday fraught with romantic landmines. But kids, as usual, have it all figured out — it’s nothing but a day filled with fun candy and crafts. 
If you're longing to get back to those heart-filled glory days? It turns out there’s a lot you can learn about how to properly celebrate from the time-honored children's ritual of exchanging valentines in class.
It’s about including everyone
Rule number one of elementary school valentines is that everyone in the class gets one. It’s not about being someone’s one and only or picking favorites like a too-cool mean girl. It’s about spreading the love to everyone in the room, whether you love them or not. Read more...
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Mashable
248 d ago
12 literal last-minute Valentine's Day gift ideas
We’ve all been there. You just pulled up to your significant other’s house, they said “be right out!” and you just remembered it’s that wonderful real holiday we all respect: Valentine’s Day. 
No gift? No problem! Here are some literal last minute gift ideas you can come up with just in your car.
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1. A rubber band on which you’ve written “LOVE."
This is an old standby. If you happen to have a rubber band lying around your car, you can quickly write "LOVE" on it for an easy and practical makeshift bracelet. This is a viable option if you're in a pinch and not getting a gift is simply out of the question.  Read more...
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The Wall Street Journal
247 d ago
Have the Best (Single) Valentine's Day
For people without spouses and partners, Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to mean loneliness. Strategies for a memorable, indulgent holiday.
The Wall Street Journal
247 d ago
Subway Florists in Full Bloom For Valentine's Day
Eight florists have set up shop in New York City subway stations, adding a whiff of whimsy and color to an otherwise drab and gritty environment, particularly on Valentine’s Day.
ABC
248 d ago
WATCH: Valentine's Day by the numbers
Fifty-four percent of Americans are expected to celebrate Valentine's Day this year, with total spending expected to top $18.2 billion.
TechRadar
247 d ago
The best movies to stream on Valentine's Day 2017
It's official – streaming a movie while snuggling up to a loved one is now considered an extremely romantic act (don't ask us to back that up with hard facts).
Since the advent of the 'Netflix and Chill' phenomenon, couples have moved away from the traditional 'date night at the cinema' in favour of streaming movies at home and 'getting their love on' as soon as the mood strikes – try doing that in a packed theatre without getting kicked out!
With Valentine's Day on the horizon, we've carefully selected some of the best romantic movies available on Netflix and Stan , so that you too can stay in for a romantic weekend with your significant other.
After discovering that his wife, Emily (Julianne Moore) has been having an affair and wants a divorce, middle-aged sad-sack Cal (Steve Carrell) re-enters the dating world and is taken under the wing of handsome ladykiller, Jacob (Ryan Gosling). But when Jacob meets Hannah (Emma Stone), the first woman who challenges his love 'em and leave 'em lifestyle, Cal is left high and dry. Can Cal get his act together and become the man his wife deserved but never got? A cut above most other romantic comedies, Crazy, Stupid, Love is stylish, hilarious and guaranteed to entertain. We wish there were more movies like this.
Watch Crazy, Stupid, Love on Netflix
This heartbreaking story of two cowboys who spend many years hiding their forbidden love is at once passionate and emotionally devastating. Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal both put in tremendous performances, playing their characters with a regret that's so real, it's almost tangible. The film that won Ang Lee his first Oscar for Best Director, Brokeback Mountain is a masterpiece that will bring tears to your eyes.
Watch Brokeback Mountain on Stan and Netflix
As Adam Sandler's first big step towards mainstream domination, The Wedding Singer is also one of the comedian's best films – it's a shame that it's all been downhill since. Robbie (Sandler), the titular wedding singer of the film, is left standing at the alter by his terrible fiancee. Before long, he starts to fall for waitress, Julia (Drew Barrymore), herself in a bad relationship with a cheating jerk. Though much of its humour revolves around its '80s period setting, The Wedding Singer is an immensely enjoyable rom-com thanks to Sandler and Barrymore's fantastic chemistry.
Watch The Wedding Singer on Netflix
While it may be a manipulative tear-jerker, there's no denying that The Notebook is a romance classic. Based on the best-selling Nicholas Sparks novel of the same name, The Notebook sees nursing home resident Duke (James Garner) tell a woman with dementia (Gena Rowlands) the story of an undying love between poor boy Noah (Ryan Gosling) and rich girl Allie (Rachel McAdams), a young couple separated by social differences in 1930s America. With an ending that is guaranteed to punch you right in the soul, The Notebook is guaranteed to bring you and your partner closer together.
Watch The Notebook on Netflix
Once is a beautiful movie about an unnamed Irish busker and an unnamed Czech pianist who meet cute on the streets of Dublin, deciding to record a demo together. Slowly, the pair starts to fall in love, with their songs acting as a reflection of their budding relationship. An indie which took the world by storm, Once is an absolutely splendid musical romance with a wonderful soundtrack that you'll likely want to acquire immediately after your first viewing.
Watch Once on Netflix  
Most of us have had relationships that ended in heartbreak, so if a company came along with the technology to delete a person from your memory forever, would you do it? That's the premise of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, a film from the brilliant, twisted mind of Charlie Kaufman (Being John Malkovich, Adaptation). Joel (Jim Carrey) is devastated when he runs into his ex-girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet), and realises she has no memory of him whatsoever. Unable to deal with the heartache, Joel contacts the company that wiped him from her memory in order to do the same thing in return. However, as his bad memories start vanishing before him, so do the good ones, and now Joel wants out. Can he stop it? Or will Joel lose Clementine forever? An undisputed masterpiece that demands to be watched.
Watch Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind on Stan and Netflix
Benny (Aidan Quinn) has his hands full running a business and taking care of his mentally-unstable sister, Joon (Marie Stuart Masterson). His decision to have her live with him instead of in a care facility is proving quite tough, with his business and personal life taking quite a hit. However, things start looking better for Joon when she meets and falls in love with Sam (Johnny Depp), an eccentric man who models himself on Buster Keaton. Utterly charming and lovably quirky, Benny & Joon is a stark reminder of how gifted a performer Johnny Depp can be.
Watch Benny & Joon on Stan
Based on a true story, The Vow sees Leo (Channing Tatum) try to make his wife, Paige (Rachel McAdams) fall in love with him again after a car accident leaves her unable to remember him at all. Problem is, the task is much more difficult than Leo could've possibly imagined. A film that goes straight for your tear-ducts and refuses to let go, The Vow is touching, romantic and makes for a fantastic companion piece to The Notebook, also featured on this list.
Watch The Vow on Stan
As soulful as it is erotically-charged, Blue is the Warmest Color won the highest prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival for its portrayal of two women who fall in love and allow each other to discover their true selves. Though Emma (Léa Seydoux) is a blue-haired free spirit, Adèle (Adèle Exarchopoulos) doesn't feel comfortable in her own skin. While Adèle's friends initially shun Emma due to her sexuality, she soon realises that Emma is the only person with whom she can express herself openly and bare her soul to. Together, the pair experience the ups and downs of a mature relationship, while also exploring social acceptance and their sexuality. A cinematic masterpiece that will take you on an emotional roller-coaster throughout its lengthy 3-hour running time, Blue is the Warmest Color is a film you won't soon forget. 
Watch Amelie on Netflix
Cinema's definitive 'hooker with a heart of gold' story, Pretty Woman follows a callgirl named Vivian (Julia Roberts) who enters a week-long contract with Edward (Richard Gere), a wealthy businessman who needs a pretend girlfriend for business purposes. However, if Vivian is to successfully convince as Edward's partner, she's going to need a whole new wardrobe and a crash-course on high society. Before long, Vivian and Edward really do start to fall for each other, but what will happen at the end of the week, or worse still, if their arrangement is discovered? Funny and heartwarming, Pretty Woman is one of the best romantic films of all time.
Watch Pretty Woman on Netflix
Spike Jonze's 21st Century love story sees lonely, sensitive soul, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), picking up the brand new OS1 operating system and falling in love with the artificial intelligence behind it, Samantha (Scarlett Johansson). It's a beautiful story of human interaction and a well-written thought experiment about where our technological society could be heading towards. And, if you can ignore that 'tache, there's some great acting in there too. Now we know how Master Chief feels about Cortana ...
Watch Her on Netflix
OZY
247 d ago
The Devil’s Guide to Valentine’s Day
The latest installment of the Devil's Guide examines the beauty, romance and commercial spirit of everyone's favorite love holiday.
New York Times
247 d ago
What’s on TV Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Viewing
Spend Valentine’s Day with some classic big-screen couples in “The English Patient,” “An Officer and a Gentleman” and “Shakespeare in Love.”
Mashable
247 d ago
Films to watch on Valentine's Day if you're a total cold-hearted cynic
For cynics, Valentine's Day is pretty rubbish. All those tired, over-played rom coms? Blergh.
But don't despair. There are plenty of romantic movies out there for you too — tales of love and desire that won't have you immediately rolling your eyes or running for front door.
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Here's a bunch, from us to you. Love stories that are nice to look at and 100 percent likely to warm your cold, cold, heart at this loved-up time of year. Prepare the tissues! There will be tears.  
Take This Waltz
Sarah Polley might be best-known as an actress, but she's an adept director too. Take anti-romantic comedy, Take This Waltz. Read more...
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The Guardian
247 d ago
The Valentine's Day sex advice episode – Token podcast
Leah and Freddy are joined by sexpert Alix Fox to answer listeners’ sex and relationships questions. Their discussion spans novice polyamory, asexuality, ‘real lesbians’ and jelly butt plugs
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The Token podcast is based on discussion and difference, we want to hear from people who both agree and disagree with us, or who simply have a different perspective. So, If you want to respond to any of the questions or advice given please get in touch (and be respectful!) Leave a comment below, send us an email at token.podcast@theguardian.com or tweet @leahgreentweets , @fredmcconnell and @thetokenpod
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Mashable
247 d ago
Make rules, not love? Pakistan bans Valentine's Day for being un-Islamic
All is fair in love and war. Or may be not. 
A Pakistan court on Monday banned Valentine's Day celebrations across the country "with immediate effect," the Press Trust of India reported .
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The order was issued by the Islamabad High Court on hearing a petition submitted by a citizen who claimed that Valentine's Day was not a part of Muslim tradition and its promotions on mainstream and social media should be banned.
A circular was also doing the rounds on social media. 
Pakistan's High Court not only bans Valentine's Day but tells media to not publish anything about it pic.twitter.com/7U5GJLA02E
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Reuters
247 d ago
Forbidden love: Valentine's Day banned for some in Asia
JAKARTA/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Valentine's Day celebrations on Tuesday were banned by authorities in parts of Indonesia and Pakistan, home to Asia's largest Muslim populations, saying the romantic tradition encouraged casual sex and ran counter to cultural norms.
Mashable
247 d ago
How I, Bridget Trump, became a Valentine's Day sex goddess
Note from the Editor: You may already heard of the v, v important political parody Bridget Trump? The love child of Donald Trump and Bridget Jones has been gathering fans around the world with her hilarious tweets that are remarkably similar to a certain businessman turned POTUS. 
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The brainchild of British comic Tiff Stevenson, Bridget Trump, is obviously very, very busy. Miraculously she found the time to share a Valentine's diary entry with us. Here's how it went:
February 13th
Gah! Another year of Valentine’s Day humiliation. No way will I get any cards. Toy with the idea of flirting energetically with anyone I think might be induced into sending me one, but dismiss as immoral. Instead I put the phone down on Malcolm Turnbull, fire off a couple of executive orders and listen to Elton John.  Read more...
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Mashable
247 d ago
Religious group warns against using emojis on Valentine's Day
Could the humble emoji lead to an illicit romance?
Apparently, according to a Malaysian youth group which has advised Muslim women against using emoticons in an-anti Valentine's Day message.
SEE ALSO: Siri has some fresh thoughts on love just in time for Valentine's Day
The National Muslim Youth Association, or Pembina, posted a guide for Muslim women on its Facebook page listing the "seven things Muslim women should avoid" when dealing with an eligible member of the opposite sex on Valentine's Day.
"Avoid the use of emotions" says this poster
Image: pembina
These include using "excessive" fragrance, interacting with men only in the day, and not to speak in a sweet voice. Read more...
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Mashable
247 d ago
Why I'm celebrating female friendship this Valentine's Day
I can count on one hand the number of times I've been in love. Those occasions have brought great joy, and even greater heartbreak. But the one form of love that's been a constant in my life is platonic love. This Valentine's Day I'll be celebrating the constancy of that particular love. It might sound sad to some people, but I couldn't be happier about it.   
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I won't be lamenting my lack of a boyfriend this Valentine's Day, I'll be celebrating the women in my life who've laughed with me (and at me); who've listened to my rants without judgement; and who've given me words of support and encouragement when things were really shit. Female friendship has been more meaningful than all of my toe-dips in romantic love.  Read more...
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Fox News
247 d ago
Lauren Alaina on Valentine's Day fiasco: 'My kitchen threw up'
The country songstress may want to stay away from potatoes.
Fox News
247 d ago
Put some gusto in your gut this Valentine's Day: The new age of aphrodisiacs
When it comes for nooky, what puts you in the mood?
The Guardian
247 d ago
Just in time for Valentine's Day: my failed proposal to get my girlfriend back
On New Year’s Eve, I found myself lying half naked on the frozen Mississippi river in a dog park. Share your stories of failed romance in the comments
Search “proposal fails” on Google and you get thousands of results with headlines like “10 Marriage Proposal FAILS” and “Top 10 rejected proposal of all time”. Men popping the question on jumbotrons are a favorite of the genre: the public humiliation of some clueless guy rejected in front of thousands, and the resulting “ohhhhh” from the crowd, is pure candy for those seeking their schadenfreude fix.
In the not-so-distant past, when I saw videos like this, I had little sympathy for the men involved (yes, it is usually men doing the proposing). What an ass, I would think, to be so utterly caught up in one’s own grandiosity! You have no clue what your partner wants! How inconsiderate to put someone in that situation. Continue reading...
The Guardian
247 d ago
David Squires on … football this Valentine's Day
From new romances to creatures of habit, our cartoonist wonders where the love might be in the game today
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Daily Mail
247 d ago
Jamie Oliver leads the Valentine's Day tributes
Updating his Instagram account, the celebrity chef – who married long-term love Jools in July 2000 – posted a snap of the pair as they celebrated the special day for the very first time.
Fox News
247 d ago
5 ways to keep your heart pumping this Valentine's Day
It's no coincidence that Valentine's Day falls smack in the middle of Heart Health month.
New York Times
247 d ago
Sinosphere: In China, a Lonely Valentine’s Day for Millions of Men
There are 33.59 million more men than women in China, which makes marriage hard to attain for men, especially those lower on the socioeconomic ladder.
CNBC
247 d ago
What you eat on Valentine's Day could reveal your relationship status
There's apparently a big difference between the foods eaten on Valentine's Day by singles and couples.
BBC
247 d ago
Valentine's Day celebrations banned in Islamabad
A court in Pakistan has banned public celebrations of Valentine's Day in the capital, Islamabad, on the grounds that it is not part of Muslim culture.
The Guardian
247 d ago
The Joy of Six: Valentine's Day sporting massacres | Barry Glendenning
From Sugar Ray Robinson v Jake LaMotta to Bowie Race Track, a date traditionally associated with romance has a history of sporting slaughter
One of few consolations England could take from their humiliation at the last Cricket World Cup after their premature exit had been confirmed by Bangladesh before the party had really got started was that, when it arrived, their embarrassment had become very much the norm rather than the exception. Ultimately this flaying at the hands of the Adelaide Oval’s supposed whipping boys was not so much an upset as an act of mercy. “England had the wrong team, the wrong style of play and everyone could see it,” tweeted Shane Warne in his withering post-match assessment. “Tonight’s result not a shock.”
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Daily Mail
247 d ago
Valentine's Day gifts and ideas! The presents to avoid
If ever football was the way to a woman's heart, there are some presents you should avoid surprising your partner with this year. Here, Sportsmail picks the worst.
CNN
246 d ago
Collins: GOP silent because of Valentine's Day
Republican Rep. Chris Collins says his party's members are silent over the resignation of Michael Flynn because they're celebrating Valentine's Day with their wives.
CNBC
247 d ago
Valentine’s Day: Top London restaurants you can’t book for love nor money
Wining and dining your loved one on February 14 in one of London's most exclusive restaurants.
Fox News
247 d ago
Stars reveal their surprising Valentine's Day plans
These stars let slip their plans for the big love-holiday:
The Guardian
247 d ago
Woman seeks to end 39-year marriage in Valentine's Day court appeal
Tini Owens is appealing against judge’s ‘extraordinarily unusual’ refusal to grant her a divorce last year
A 65-year-old woman who wants to divorce her husband of nearly 40 years is staging an “extraordinarily unusual” Valentine’s Day court fight.
Tini Owens has failed to persuade a family court judge to allow her to divorce husband, Hugh Owens, 78.
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SB Nation
247 d ago
Morning Skate: Our rejected hockey Valentine’s Day card ideas
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Lace 'em up. Time for the Morning Skate.
Happy Valentine's Day, hockey friends.
Please forgive me for the link I'm about to send you to.
You see, I gave up hockey puns for a week last month . It was awful. It nearly broke me. But I survived!
I survived to help my coworker create cheesy hockey-themed Valentine's Day cards . Please send them to your loved ones.
Oh, and here's a treat for you: all of the card ideas that didn't make the cut.
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Fubiz
247 d ago
Pink Pokémon Go for Valentine’s Day
Pokémon Go celebrates San Valentine’s day with a special update in the game. By exploring the theme of love, the creators of the game extended to six hours the duration of lures to catch the little monsters. Also, as pink is the color of the day, it will be possible to find more pink Pokémon then ever.
Fox News
247 d ago
6-year-old boy sends Valentine's Day treats to entire school
Students at a Texas elementary school will receive a special Valentine’s Day treat on Tuesday from a classmate of theirs who typically prefers to spend time alone.
Mashable
247 d ago
This fire department would rather not rescue you from handcuffs this Valentine's Day
It's Valentine's Day and Fifty Shades Darker (you could also watch one of the vastly better alternatives ) is in cinemas, and that can be a dangerous combination.
It can also drive firemen mad, as attested by this cute warning, issued by Zagreb, Croatia's Fire Department, which had to rescue a number of people from handcuffs on the Feb. 14 last year. 
SEE ALSO: Dude rolls his valentine an impressive heart-shaped joint
"Feel free to have fun and be creative, but be careful. Just in case, we are here. Last year we have had only four interventions at people's homes with people stuck in handcuffs...", reads the warning , posted on the Fire Dept.'s Facebook Monday.  Read more...
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The Next Web
247 d ago
7 niche dating sites to make Valentine’s Day less of a disappointment

Single and ready to mingle? Perhaps you’re looking for a revenge hookup? Maybe your overbearing mother demands you finally find a nice person to bring home for the holidays. Whatever your reasoning, Valentine’s Day seems to be the best time to try dating apps. After all, dating has gone fully digital. And any stigma that may have surrounded finding love online has vanished. Online dating services help you narrow down your choices to a small pond of fish that interest you. If you’re looking for something a bit different, look no further. Find your own April Ludgate While the old…
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CNBC
247 d ago
How to score a date for Valentine's Day
Many singles who tried online dating said it led to a long-term relationship or marriage.
CNBC
247 d ago
These countries have banned Valentine’s Day
Here are a few countries that have banned Valentine's Day saying it is not part of their culture and tradition.
Fox News
247 d ago
Hospital treats NICU babies, parents to special Valentine's Day
The smallest patients at Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City received special valentines on Tuesday from their parents and family members as part of the March of Dimes NICU Family Support Program.
The Guardian
247 d ago
Your underwhelming Valentine's Day photos
Crap cards, strange meat products and disappointing text exchanges dominate on what is, unequivocally, the most romantic day of the year
You shouldn’t have. No, you really shouldn’t have.
Readers have been sharing their underwhelming love-themed photos on this most romantic day of the year, presumably in an attempt to make single people feel better about themselves.
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CNET News
247 d ago
Flynn's resignation buries Valentine's Day on social media - CNET
Social Cues: The day of romance gets lost somewhere among the breaking news trends.
Fox News
247 d ago
2 Simple tricks for a sexier Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day tends to mean a lot of roses, chocolates and of course— sex. Fox News’ Dr. Manny sat down with Dr. Pepper Schwartz, a relationship expert on FYI’s "Married at First Sight" to talk about some of her insights and advice to help couples get the spark back in their relationship
Because i'm addicted
247 d ago
10 Ways To Celebrate Love For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day gets a bad rep, but if you take away all the corny aspects (and no judgements if that’s your thing!), it’s simply a time to share love. Love for partners, friends, family, and strangers. And since our nation and society in general could use some love right about now, the holiday is extra fitting this year. Here are 10 ways to celebrate love this February 14th:
Cook a big batch of something delicious and take it to a local food bank or to someone who is going through a lot (think divorce, infertility or a recent birth, death, or just someone who deserves it). Stand up for what you believe in. Today is the perfect day to get involved with an organization that you feel strongly about. Call them right now! Take a long walk on the beach—with or without a loved one—and pick up trash. Clear your mind while showing your respect for the environment. Bring co-workers goodie bags. Who doesn’t love getting a goodie bag?! And they are super easy to make! Throw in some yummy soap, tea, and maybe a bottle of wine, and let the people you work with know that you care about them. Tip big. Out to dinner with your partner? Spread the love by leaving your server a gracious tip. Visit an animal shelter. Give the lonely dogs and cats at your local shelter some love and go pet and walk them. Treat yourself to a massage and alone time. Remember to love yourself! Pay it forward, or backwards. This is the day to buy coffee for the person behind you in line…and maybe even the person behind them! Get insight from another couple. Call up your aunt, grandma, or a family friend who has been married for decades. Let them tell you all about their love story and their biggest tips for a successful relationship. Then share that with your partner. Give up gossip. A spiritual detox was mentioned here recently, and to spread the love we must remove the hate. Simply let go of negative talk and instead be kind.
Hope you have a V-day full of love! For more ideas on how to treat yourself today, read 10 ways to practice self love .
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Fox News
247 d ago
Las Vegas wedding chapels prepare for a busy Valentine's Day
It's one of the busiest days of the year in Sin City.
Mashable
247 d ago
We explored Valentine's Day gifting by the numbers, and here's what we found
Love is in the air … Valentine's in here! Couples everywhere will show their love and affection for each other by sharing cards, candy, chocolate and – of course – flowers! 
Check out all the info we gathered about Valentine's Day spending and gifting, along with other fun facts about the holiday.
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Ad Week
247 d ago
Kids Don’t Appreciate Romantic Love Just Yet in This Adorable Ad for Valentine’s Day
Some things, like Hatchimals and Sesame Street, are strictly for the young folks. Other things, however, appeal only to grownups. Take, for example, the Fifty Shades of Grey series and the dark chocolates made by Splendid. Over the past several years, the Montreal company and its creative agency in Israel, BBR Saatchi & Saatchi, have...
Ink
247 d ago
5 Things Every Employee Wants From Their Boss On Valentine's Day
What do employees really need to feel valued? Hint: You don't need candy hearts and Cupid's arrow to them you care.
Ink
247 d ago
Happy Valentine's Day: Tales of Harassment Horror at Work
Sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior happen all year long, not just on this special holiday.
CNBC
247 d ago
How not to get scammed on Valentine’s Day
Celebrate this Valentine's Day with your heart on your sleeve and your hand on your wallet, NBC News reports.
GameSpot
247 d ago
GTA 5 Celebrates Valentine's Day With New Maps, Double XP, Sales, And More
Rockstar Games has announced some special updates and offers for Grand Theft Auto V 's online mode to celebrate Valentine's Day.
GTA Online has added two new maps for the Till Death Do Us Part Adversary mode , located in Legion Square and La Puerta. Additionally, everyone who plays this mode, and other 2v2 modes such as Hasta La Vista, Relay, and Offense Defense, will receive double GTA$ and RP. Till Death Do Us Part was added to GTA Online for Valentine's Day 2016 . In this mode, teams of two go head-to-head with up to three other teams of pairs. Each couple has one life to share between them. If one player dies, their partner "takes their own life in dramatic fashion," according to Rockstar.
Additionally, Rockstar is offering a 25 percent GTA$ bonus for all Biker Business sales and Special Cargo deliveries. On top of that, you can take advantage of 50 percent off all Assistant Service and 25 percent off these items, some of which are themed around Valentine's Day:
Be My Valentine ClothingAlbany Roosevelt & Albany Roosevelt ValorGusenberg SweeperImport/Export TattoosBenny's UpgradesOcelot Penetrator
The double GTA$ and RP bonuses and the sales and promotions are good until February 27.
Rockstar also announced the schedule for the next Premium and Time Trials races:
Premium Race Schedule:
2/14 - 2/20: "Duel" (Locked to Muscle class vehicles)2/21 - 2/27: "Over and Under" (Locked to Bikes)
Time Trials Schedule:
2/13 - 2/19: "Sawmill"2/20 - 2/26: "Cypress Flats"
GTA Online is not the only game celebrating Valentine's Day--check out the stories below to see what other games are doing.
Pokemon Go Valentine's Day Event Begins Today Gears Of War 4 Celebrates Valentine's Day With Cupid's Torque Bow Mode Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gets A Blood-Oozing Camo For Valentine's Day
GameSpot
247 d ago
Hatoful Boyfriend Valentine's Day Livestream
Happy Valentines Day! Join Chastity and Kallie as they run through a fun Pigeon Dating Simulator.
Mashable
247 d ago
This sick Valentine's day ad shows people getting naughty with their phones
It's Valentine's Day and we all know what this means — roses, chocolates and terrible marketing campaigns.
Smartphone maker OnePlus is the latest to come out with a cringeworthy ad titled "Who do you love?" The ad starts off with people looking at the camera, presumably talking to someone on the other side, seductively saying things like "You look so good in leather" and "Only I can turn you on." 
SEE ALSO: Hallmark competitor Facebook is back at it with Valentine's Day cards
Next thing you know, they're caressing and licking the OnePlus 3T, the company's latest phone which, by the way, is a pretty good phone . Read more...
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USA Today
247 d ago
Pakistanis defy Valentine's Day ban with hearts, flowers and love
Usman Shahid didn’t want to break his wife’s heart by not celebrating Valentine's Day with her, so he decided to break the law instead.
         
 
 
The Verge
247 d ago
The Bachelor fantasy league, week seven: it’s Valentine’s Day, try harder
Love’s a game and this year we’re playing. For the full rules and intellectual justification of The Verge Bachelor Fantasy League please see this explanatory post . For a little background on why this is poised to be the best-ever season of The Bachelor, see this essay by culture editor Chris Plante:
Lizzie Plaugic: It’s hard to believe we’re not out of the woods yet, but we’re not out of the woods yet. This week, Nick still can’t stop talking about his past, Chris Harrison can’t stop talking in vague truisms, and Corrine can’t stop talking about herself.
After last night’s episode, we’re down to just four women and one Nick Viall, who is somehow still around despite making empty threats that he might leave the show entirely. This week,...
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The Rolling Stone
247 d ago
Watch Hudson Mohawke Undergo Heart Surgery in New Valentine's Day Mix
Scottish producer/DJ Hudson Mohawke unveiled his 10th annual Valentine's Day Slow Jams mix.
The 45-minute set is available to download for free on SoundCloud and opens with a slightly sped-up but still syrupy version of
This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: Watch Hudson Mohawke Undergo Heart Surgery in New Valentine's Day Mix
Fubiz
247 d ago
Valentine’s Day Paper Hearts Project
Especially designed for Valentine’s day, The Paper Hearts project is a do-it yourself funny gift. Instructions available to download online will help you to make the hearth’s origami folding. A romantic initiation to discover here .
 
Fox News
247 d ago
The truth about those pricey Valentine's Day prix fixe dinners
Are restaurants just out to overcharge loved up couples?
USA Today
247 d ago
Barack and Michelle Obama exemplify Valentine's Day relationship goals
Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle wished each other a happy Valentine's Day on Twitter Tuesday.
         
 
 
Mashable
247 d ago
Migos Valentine's Day cards are exactly what you and yours need today
Sure, you can celebrate your love of Migos any day you'd like, but thanks to a creative project from Spotify , celebrating Valentine's Day with the Atlanta trio and someone you love just got more exciting. 
The streaming service created a website for the holiday that lets you plug a name into the Migos card generator and voila! You've got a custom "raindrop, drop top" message—a phrase repeated from the group's smash hit " Bad and Boujee ."
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Image: spotify
If you're unfamiliar with Migos, the Atlanta group rose to prominence with the help of a remix from Drake in 2013. They, however, soared in popularity when they landed their first song atop the Billboard charts with "Bad and Boujee" — which Donald Glover famously shouted out while onstage at the Golden GlobesRead more...
More about Conversations , Spotify , Watercooler , and Valentine S Day
Mashable
247 d ago
Host a Valentine's Day dinner for local refugees with this digital toolkit
This Valentine's Day, trade in your roses and fancy restaurant reservations and show some love for your community instead.
A new campaign called Refugees Welcome❤️ — heart and all — offers tips and resources to help you host a Valentine's Day dinner for refugees in your neighborhood. The website, RefugeesWelcomeToDinner.com , includes a toolkit complete with talking points, name tags and social media graphics, all in an effort to foster a much-needed cultural dialogue.
SEE ALSO: This app connects refugees to volunteer translators via Facebook Messenger
"Refugees Welcome❤️  is an effort to bring folks from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds around a table to break bread and break barriers," the site reads. Read more...
More about Valentine S Day , Refugee Crisis , Refugees , Social Good , and Lifestyle
CNBC
247 d ago
Here’s how much the average American spends on Valentine’s Day
Valentine's gift givers are spending about 8% more than they did last year.
Polygon
247 d ago
Express your love with these League of Legends-themed Valentine's Day cards
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Reuters
247 d ago
Couples marry on Valentine's Day atop a New York City landmark
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Love was in the air atop the Empire State Building on Tuesday as two couples got married and one couple renewed their vows on Valentine's Day, the only day of the year when...
Racked
247 d ago
Please for the Love of God Stop Buying Heart-Shaped Jewelry for Valentine’s Day
Hi there ladies, quick poll: Do you have any heart jewelry laying around? I say “laying around” because I’m willing to bet that if you do own something — a $29.99 heart-shaped pendant on a chain, perhaps — you aren’t wearing it.
That’s because, to put it bluntly, most heart-shaped jewelry isn’t cute. Sorry if I’m offending anyone here, but it’s the unfortunate truth. It’s generally terrible. At worst it makes the wearer look like she’s playing Pretty Pretty Princess , and at best it screams “I didn’t pick this out for myself!”
Which leads me to something else about your heart necklace that I’d put money on: You didn’t pick it out for yourself. It was a gift given to you by your grandma, or more likely by a man — a clueless man who has been tricked into thinking all women like heart jewelry, thanks to the sheer volume of saccharine, pandering ads run by Zales, Kay, and Jared around Valentine’s Day.
Despite what Jane Seymour would have you think, there are many of us that don’t like heart-shaped tokens of affection. I’ve got three heart pendant necklaces, all given to me by well-meaning boys, and all of which have been buried in a drawer for the past decade. A friend told me she was given two in elementary school, and she still suspects to this day that they were stolen from the boys’ mothers. (Honestly, I doubt they minded.)
As a gift, a piece of heart jewelry is a total and complete cop-out. Can you think of anything less personal and more cheesy at the same time? It’s a shallow expression of intimacy and love that doesn’t bother to consider what the giftee actually likes, unless she happens to be part of the small cadre of adult women who are actually super into heart pendants.
Just in case you think I’m a scorned lover, I promise that this is not a rage against a dumb boy for buying me ugly heart jewelry. Nope, it’s a PSA. It’s an open letter to try and save a few clueless bros from embarrassment, and a few would-be owners of heart necklaces the awkwardness of having to pretend you like something that you just really, really don’t.
It’s also an appeal to Zales to PLEASE, STOP TELLING PEOPLE WE LIKE THOSE HORRIBLE “INFINITY” HEART PENDANTS , and a plea to to Kay to j ust cut it out. Do you really need to make over a thousand varieties? Did you have to add angel wings , too? (It’s not just the mall brands, either. You’re an offender too, Tiffany . David Yurman, we see you .)
If you really want to buy jewelry for your significant other, I suggest waiting until V-Day passes — because come on, it’s the heart-shaped pendant of greeting card holidays — and buying her something legitimately cool that fits her aesthetic.
And should you need suggestions, we’ve got you so freaking covered .
The New Yorker
247 d ago
Valentine’s Day Word Problems
1. On Valentine’s Day, you go to the mall and buy a skirt for your girlfriend and a “Doctor Who” Lego set for yourself. If the skirt cost fifty dollars, the Lego set cost seventy-eight dollars and fifty cents, and you’re thirty-four years old and don’t have health insurance, does that really justify your girlfriend staying up all night texting her ex after you’ve fallen asleep?
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GameSpot
247 d ago
Look At This Adorable Zelda Valentine's Day Art
It's Valentine's Day. Nintendo is marking the day with a new piece of Zelda art that shows Link performing his famous spin attack--not to take down enemies, but to form a heart in the grass.
Take a look:
Happy Valentine's Day! pic.twitter.com/BcBIsvGJpM
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) February 14, 2017
This isn't the first time Nintendo has released Zelda art to celebrate a holiday or special event, as the company did the same for Halloween and Christmas/New Years ( via Siliconera ).
In other Zelda news, Nintendo today announced a $20 DLC pass for Breath of the Wild. Read GameSpot's coverage to find out everything it comes with.
Nintendo is not the only developer celebrating Valentine's Day--check out the stories below to see what other games are doing.
Pokemon Go Valentine's Day Event Begins Today Gears Of War 4 Celebrates Valentine's Day With Cupid's Torque Bow Mode Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 Gets A Blood-Oozing Camo For Valentine's Day GTA 5 Celebrates Valentine's Day With New Maps, Double XP, Sales, And More
CNN
247 d ago
Valentine's Day cards fight stereotypes
Tanzila Ahmed is taking on Islamaphobia and women's rights with satirical "Muslim-themed" Valentine's Day cards she sells on Etsy.
Gawker Media
247 d ago
What 100 Calories of the Most Popular Valentine's Day Candies Looks Like
If you’re hoping to enjoy some Valentine’s Day candy from your sweetheart but you’re also watching your calorie intake, this video can help.
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CNN
247 d ago
Michelle Obama's cute Valentine's Day message
Celebrities are sharing the love this Valentine's Day.
Venture Beat
247 d ago
What the data says about Valentine’s Day and chatbots
GUEST:
In honor of Valentine’s Day, we took a look at the difference in usage between men and women on Facebook Messenger bots over the past two months.
Who uses bots more: Men or women?
On average, about 63 percent of bot users are men and 28 percent are women, with the remaining 9 percent unknown or undetected.
Men tend to be more engaged than women in terms of sessions per user per month — on average they have about 50 percent more sessions. Women, however, tend to message more per session – about 12 percent more messages in each session.
In regards to the number of bots men and women use: While the vast majority of users have only used one bot, about 14 percent of men and 10.6 percent of women use more than one bot.
A picture says a thousand words
We examined images sent in to Facebook bots to see if there are any differences between men and women. We ran the images through Amazon’s Rekognition API for image detection, which detects labels and a confidence level. Below are the top labels detected with confidence levels over 90 percent.
While both men and women send a lot of selfies to bots, women tend to skew a bit heavily to sending selfies. The labels Person, Human, People, and Portrait are all detected in selfies. One thing that was interesting is the label “Electronics” — why are women taking pictures of electronics? Do you know why that is? It turns out this indicates when a selfie is taken in the mirror, so the photo contains an image of the phone, which triggers the “Electronics” label. Guys tend to take more photos of cars and motorcycles than women do, which is why you see Vehicle and Car as well.
Speaking of selfies…
Another interesting takeaway from looking at the images sent in to bots is the NSFW images — our poor eyes!
It turns out both men and women send NSFW images to bots, including naked selfies; however it’s predominantly men — about 90 percent of the NSFW images come from men.
Luckily, the overall percentage of NSFW images is quite low — only about 2.5 percent of images are NSFW, and only about 6 percent of bots receive them.
The interesting thing is, even though the percentage of users and images is quite low, when someone does send an NSFW image, they send it a lot!! The average NSFW image is sent almost 5 times, compared to once for a “normal,” non-NSFW image. In fact, some users have even sent the same NSFW image over 100 times! Apparently once you get over the hurdle of sending a naked selfie, you’re OK with sending it a lot.
Bots, how do we love thee
Finally, we looked at user sentiment to see if there are any differences between men and women.
It turns out, on average, per bot, the sentiment for men and women is about the same — how they feel about a bot, whether positive or negative, tends to be about the same.
Since this is Valentine’s Day and love is in the air, we took a look at how many users express their love for the bots they’re using. It turns out women are a bit more likely, at 1.4 percent versus about 1 percent of men, to tell the bots they’re using that they love it!
USA Today
247 d ago
Just look at these adorable Valentine's Day 2017 celebrations on campus
Sweet!
         
 
 
Time
247 d ago
Barack and Michelle Obama Share Heartfelt Valentine’s Day Messages
The former President and First Lady may have left their official positions of power in January, but they continue to crush it on social media. On Tuesday, the lovebirds of nearly 28 years celebrated Valentine’s Day with some seriously sweet Twitter messages for each other. And yes, they still represent the pinnacle in relationship goals .
This isn’t the first time they’ve publicly celebrated Valentine’s Day together; last year, Ellen DeGeneres got them to share sweet love poems for each other on The Ellen Show.
This year, Michelle responded with a shot from their post-White House vacation.
They may no longer be the First family, but the Obamas’ love is here to stay.
Happy Valentine’s Day, @michelleobama ! Almost 28 years with you, but it always feels new. pic.twitter.com/O0UhJWoqGN
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 14, 2017
Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life and favorite island mate, @BarackObama . #valentines pic.twitter.com/n3tEmSAJRT
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 14, 2017
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