valentine’s day

  • Parenting
    Valentine's candy heart with words "hard luck"

    Cross Post: Why Valentine’s Day Sucks For Teens

    Editor’s note:  This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Jay. Click through the link at the bottom to read the full post and make comments.  ****** They say that being a teenager sucks. If so, then it certainly sucks even more around Valentine’s Day. Romance is hard enough at any age, but when your teenage hormones are raging…

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  • Anti-Science
    Male/Female primary fantasy chart

    Bad Chart Thursday: Public Displays of Affection

    I wasn’t going to do a Valentine’s Day post. It’s a holiday that doesn’t really cross my radar except for maybe the prospect of discounted candy after it’s over. But even then, it pales in comparison with Halloween. If Halloween is a full-course meal, Valentine’s Day is the mint you get with the check. I usually toss those mints in…

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  • Science

    #AskAChemist: Does a rose by any other name smell as sweet?

    Want to know more about the chemicals that make the Damask Rose (Rosa damascena) smelly? Check out this great post from @PictureItChem, from the University of Bristol’s School of Chemistry. _________ Have a chemistry question? Ask a chemist! _________ featured image made by the author using PowerPoint  

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  • Meta Stuff

    ICYMI: Medical Illustrations, Popular Kids, Freedom of Speech, and Valentine’s Day

    Teen Skepchick The Difference between Banning and DDoS Private individuals are not required to give a platform for your speech. Speak Your Mind: Sochi or Bust Tell us your thoughts on the Winter Olympics! Thanks for Proving Our Point If you want to prove sexism doesn’t exist, stop being sexist. Mad Art Lab Wellcome Library Images and Finding My Inner…

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  • Featured

    Bad Chart Thursday: Valentine Edition

    It’s that time of year again, when writers across the Internet tell the romantic tale of two unlikely lovers coming together at last: Correlation and Causation. Over on The Normal Bar blog, these star-crossed lovers teach us all a few lessons about love. And by love, I mean sex. Because it turns out, they are pretty much the same thing.…

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  • Feminism

    How to Please the Patriarchy

    We’ve all seen it, right? Heard about it? This idea that women are complicated — no really, super duper hard to understand — while men are simple and want simple things.

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  • Feminism

    Tapped But Unsaved

    Yesterday, I discovered just how different two very similar concepts could be when I was sent two separate emails attempting to sell me beer and beer-related products as a Valentine’s Day present.

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  • Be(ware) my Valentine…

    Valentine’s Day can be rough all around, I think. If you’re single, you feel left out.  If you’re not single, there’s all this pressure to be romantic, to do something special. If you’re cheating on your spouse, you have twice the outlay, so to speak. If you’re a sado-masochist, you have to find the RED spiked ball gag from the back of the…

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