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Valentine's DIY: Bloody Good Punch

By now your honey probably thinks you forgot about Valentine’s Day. Which makes it the perfect moment to launch your snuggle attack! But first, you might need to sweet-talk your way out of the doghouse. And who can say no to a lovingly handcrafted cocktail?

Since you’re celebrating your sweetheart and your joint cuddles, champagne is clearly the way to go. The Bloody Good Punch from Winter Cocktails: Mulled Ciders, Hot Toddies, Punches, Pitchers, and Cocktail Party Snacks will put your darling in a bubbly, nuzzly mood. Also, pink!

Five Indisputable Reasons We All Need to Give In And Just Start Calling It "Valentimes Day" Already

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February 14th: A day of heart-shaped chocolate boxes, naked archer babies with wings, and linguistic pedantry. Yes! Some people—no names named—live to gleefully gloat their pronunciatorial prowess any time some unfortunate, uninformed soul dares to let slip the word “Valentimes.”

To which I say: listen up, you whatever-the-February-equivalent-of-Grinches-is! You need to stop. No, not because correcting people is cruel (for Cupid’s sake, all of this holiday is cruel), but because it’s time—Valentime—for a change.

Controversial, I know. But I brought charts. Here are five rock-solid reasons we need to rename this holiday already.

President's Day: Celebrating Fictional Presidents Who Saved The Day

In our darkest hours, it is comforting to know that the leaders of our country are doing everything they can to save us, whether it’s fighting off an alien invasion or trying to prevent a giant asteroid from obliterating us all. Here are some of our favorite fictional presidents who saved the day!

Worst-Case Wednesday: How to Survive Not Getting a Valentine's Day Card (Plus A Giveaway!)


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For some of us, Valentine’s Day was a bitter disappointment. There were no hearts or flowers, not even an image of them on the front of a card. If you are not in a relationship, this is still disappointing, and you must make a note to yourself to try harder to make next Valentine’s Day more successful.

But for those in a relationship, especially if it is still relatively new, who didn’t get the slightest acknowledgment on February 14th, maybe it is time to consider if this is a sign of a bigger problem with your relationship.

If you discover this is so, here are some tips for the break-up, taken from The Worst Case Scenario Handbook: Dating and Sex, just so that you can be sure you are handling this difficult task as well as possible. Read on! There's a chance to win a copy too! 

Valentine's DIY: Making Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Feeling a little handsy—I mean handy—this Valentine’s Day? We can help!

Whether you’re trying to impress your new flame or spicing up a long-term devotion, a crafty Valentine is the way to go. But maybe you waited until the last minute (like we did with this post)! Never fear, Quirk is bringing you Three DIYs of Valentines, just under the wire.

Even in the eleventh hour, you can still whip up something sweet for your sweetie. The Red Velvet Whoopie Pies from Sprinkles: Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts are a scrumptious way to show you care.

Beard Science: A DIY Celebration of Darwin’s Fabulous Facial Hair

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Darwin’s birthday is here, and it’s time we celebrated his other great accomplishment: a truly historic beard. A secondary sex characteristic in male humans, and a secondary magnum opus, Darwin achieved a beard that outstripped the facial hair of many of his peers.


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