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valentine's day

Feb 14, 2014 — Scientists have made some attempts to link mollusks to increased libido. There's even evidence that consuming heavy doses of an amino acid found in oysters can increase sperm count - in rabbits. But do any of these findings actually prove that oysters can — ahem — amp up arousal? Not so much.
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Feb 13, 2014 — If you don't get those roses from your special someone, first consider that your gift might be held up by the weather. Small-business owners across the East Coast are working overtime and trekking through snow to get orders to their customers.
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Jan 28, 2014 — With your help (and wits), we're keeping an NPR Valentine's Day tradition alive.
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Feb 14, 2013 — Chocolate entrepreneurs say their obsession with controlling every step of production, from the farm to the finished bar, makes for better tasting chocolate, and a more ethical, open relationship with farmers.
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Feb 13, 2013 — While we will leave the roses and truffles up to you this Thursday, here are six NPR-themed Valentine's Day cards that will allow you to express your love in the language of public radio.
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Feb 13, 2013 — We celebrate the early arrival of Valentine's Day with the most traditional of love stories: a brief history of George Clooney wax figures.
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Feb 11, 2013 — This week many will buy chocolates, flowers and sappy cards for their loved ones in celebration of Valentine's Day. We here at 13.7, however, are marking the week in a different way. We'll be celebrating intellectual inspiration with posts each day on figures who have influenced our own views.
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Feb 14, 2012 — Check out this year's NPR Valentines and choose the card that best suits your NPR-lovin' sweetheart.
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Feb 9, 2012 — Anthropologist Barbara J. King writes about her ritual of choosing three "Valentine moments" from each day to hold close in a too-rushed world. She invites us to describe how our own daily practices may prepare us to take purposeful steps in the world.
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Feb 14, 2011 — The main point of the Dr. Marc Agronin's book How We Age is that "life up until its last moments has its own ways and meanings." So on this day of love, if you don't have a Valentine, in the traditional sense, give love to an elderly person in your life.
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