Speaking cynically, Valentine's Day is a holiday that encourages compulsory, conspicuous consumption in the name of love. Speaking practically, even the holiday's haters are likely to show affection with a floral arrangement or tennis bracelet at some point down the line. Unfortunately, many of Valentine's Day's standard romantic gifts are produced under unethical practices.
Starry-eyed romantics and red-rose haters alike can look to one source for their respective love or cynicism every February 14: St. Valentine. Though everyone knows the name, much less is known about the man – to wit, he may not ev... Read Post
Happy Valentine's Day! It may feel like a modern commercial holiday, but Valentine's Day dates back to the fifth century. Today, St. Valentine's holiday of love and affection is celebrated around the world, with different cultures t... Read Post