Holidays

Sure, they roll around at the same time every year, but somehow it’s still easy to be caught off-guard. Never again! Whether you’re planning ahead or at the very last minute, these handy holiday guides will help you make the most of your celebrations all year long.

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70 Most Romantic Love Quotes That Will Make You Swoon

Grab the smelling salts! These romantic quotes about passionate love, first love, true love, and more will make you weak in the knees and get right to the heart of your innermost feelings.

50 Sweet Valentine’s Day Gifts to Celebrate the Friends You Love

Your significant other isn't the only one who deserves some love on Valentine's Day. Here's what to get the other...


50 Best Ever Valentine’s Day Gifts

Only the best on Valentine's Day, right? These gifts are sure to wow your special Valentine.


Galentine’s Day: How a Made-Up Holiday Became a Celebration of Female Friendships

Galentine's Day might have to be done over Zoom this year, but it's still all about ladies celebrating ladies. And...


Rose Color Meanings: 15 Hues and What They Symbolize

Don't place that flower order without reading this first! From friendship to passion, here's what every rose color actually signifies.

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65 Best Friend Gifts for Every Type of Friend

You two share everything...except your shopping list. Surprise your bestie with these perfect presents that fit any budget.


I’ve Been Single for 13 Years—Here’s Why I Love Valentine’s Day

Romantic relationships don't have a monopoly on true love.

40 Romantic Ideas to Say ‘I Love You’—How to Be Romantic

When we think about how to be romantic, we often think about expensive grand gestures. But these romantic ideas, big...


16 Leap Year Date Ideas

Since a leap year only comes around once every four years, you might as well make the most of it!...


10 Secrets Your Valentine’s Day Card Reveals About You

Nearly 200 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged every year. Is your card sending the right message to your Valentine?


26 Things Your Mother-in-Law Is Secretly Thinking

Build a better relationship with his mother by remembering these things she'd like to say but won't (you hope!).

This Map Shows the Most Popular Valentine’s Day Candy in Your State

You won't be a stupid Cupid with these sweet treats up your sleeve.


10 Charming Marriage Customs from Around the World

Love is universal, yes—but romance takes an astonishing array of forms around the world. If you've never wooed your beloved...


Quiz: Will Santa Find You’ve Been Naughty or Nice This Year?

As the year winds to a close, it's time for some introspection. Be honest: Santa will know if you're fibbing.


10 Lives That Were Forever Changed Thanks to the Power of Generosity

These stories of radical compassion reveal our inner humanitarians, the part of us that believes that if we live with...


This Sales Clerk’s Story Will Make You Long for a Small-Town Christmas

Mr. Johnson showed up at the last-minute every year on Christmas Eve, but this sales clerk had done her homework...

Upgrade a Supermarket Bouquet: 9 Tricks to Make Cheap Flowers Look Expensive

Procrastinated again? Here, how to quickly turn a last-minute flower gift into a beautiful arrangement.


7 Valentine’s Day Flowers that Beat Roses

For a thoughtful and surprising way to say "I love you," pick up one of these romantic floral alternatives this...


Is Your Dad Like This? A Comedy Writer’s Awkward Phone Calls with Father

No matter how much you love your father, certain phone conversations can be irritating … or irritatingly hilarious.


6 Ways to Feel Closer Right Now

You don't have to add an extra hour to the day to find time for each other. These six fun...



Mom Advice: The Best and the Worst

Great and not-so-great advice from their mothers: Anna Quindlen, Alec Baldwin, Sissy Spacek, Nicholas Sparks, Garry Marshall, and more.


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13 Ways to Remember the True Meaning of Christmas

1. Keep a candle burning The constantly burning flame, holding back the darkness, is a potent symbol of life in


Fun Father’s Day Activities to Plan

Fishing Whether it’s extreme, deep sea, or a trip to the neighborhood lake, a fishing trip can be a great

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The Best (and Funniest) Relationship Advice Dad Ever Gave Me

1. Marry an ugly man. Because if he ever leaves you, at least you won’t feel bad since, you know,


Is Loneliness as Harmful as Smoking?

Are you one of those people who dreads Valentine’s Day every year? According to a recent podcast by Sciencemag.org, that...


5 Ways Love Makes You Smarter

1. Marry someone similar to you, if a bit smarter With your spouse in the house, you have a built-in


More Things Your Mother-in-Law Won’t Tell You

The dreaded mother-in-law! Your relationship with her can certainly place stress on your marriage. No matter how hard you try...


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Six-Word Memoirs on Love and Heartbreak

Poetic, rueful, hilarious (or all three)—share these sentiments with someone you adore.


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Top 15 Romantic Movie Moments

Sometimes curling up on the couch and watching a great love story is the best way to spend Valentine’s Day.