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The Look of Love: 3 Valentine's Day Outfits

The last thing you should have to worry about today is how to look great tonight for your sweetheart! Here are three great last minute outfits you probably already have in your closet or could quickly find if you decide to make a pilgrimage to the mall!

Valentine's Day Alternatives in Vancouver

Maybe you're in a happy relationship, but you're sick and tired of spending triple the amount for a bouquet of roses? Or dining among a sea of smug couples all secretly comparing their propensity for romance to your own. If you fall into the latter two categories, I've got a few V-Day recommendations that may appeal (read, won't cause you to throw up in your mouth).

The Secret Benefits of Germs

Pathogens only make up a fraction of the diversity of germs on Earth and a number of environmental germs have been examined for their financial and environmental benefit. For the most part, these germs are unknown and kept away from the science spotlight.
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Four Tips For a Passionate Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day can be especially tough for couples who have moved past "hot" into "cool" with each other. This is a perfect opportunity to reverse the trend! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, you can maximize the occasion by keeping a few things in mind.
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Valentine's Day Chocolate You Can Feel Good About

I am a huge consumer of chocolate. It's not a holiday thing -- it's an addiction. During the holidays, however, it's an excuse to buy more than we actually need. Lately, however, my venture into the topic of Fair Trade within the chocolate industry has brought to light an increased awareness into practices and the injustices that prevail in this lucrative industry.
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31 Valentine's Day Crafts and Recipes

This Valentine's Day, surprise your loved ones with a creative DIY treat. We bring you 31 simple V-Day recipes and crafts from the best of the mom blogs. From Bacon Roses and Petit Fours to lovely crafts and activities, they'll know who loves them when they see these masterpieces.
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Give Ethically This Valentine's Day

Canadians clearly love chocolate. Each of us consumes an average of 5.5 kg of chocolate per year. This February, I'm asking Canadians to join me in purchasing chocolate that's free from child labour. An estimated 2-million children work in the cocoa industry. But Canadian chocolate lovers do have several ethical options.
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Emily Post's Advice On Writing a Love Letter

As if Emily Post prophesized the Internet's ability to make a message go viral, she warned, "Never write a letter to anyone -- no matter whom -- that would embarrass you were you to see it in a newspaper above your signature." Or, I'd add to that, a screen grab of your declaration on someone's Tumblr. This all sounds terribly unromantic, doesn't it?

This Valentine's, Ditch the Lingerie

With Valentine's Day coming up, I thought I'd find a little somethin' somethin' to wear to mark the occasion. You know -- something cute and sexy that only my Valentine would get to see. But lo and behold, once again, I left the lingerie stores empty handed, disappointed and wishing I hadn't eaten that family-size bag of Lays.
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During the Month of Love, Let's Talk About Condoms

Valentine's Day is fast approaching. What a perfect time to talk about condoms. We need to think of condoms as disease preventers, rather than just contraception. We need to think about the infections we can reduce and perhaps eliminate with the use of condoms as well as the number of people we can save.
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I Hate Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is so saturated with images and notions of "ideal" love (true and pure and unquestioned) that it's just too hard for the real-life instances of love (complicated and exhausting and ebbing and flowing) to measure up.

8 Simple Things to Do on Valentine's Day

It's almost Valentine's Day! Who cares, right? It's yet another marketing ploy to make us buy more stuff that we don't really need. It's truly overrated. How can you enjoy some romance without playing into the marketing ploy? With some simple, savvy tips: 1. Stay home.