An ancient Irish tradition says that if you propose to your guy on Feb. 29, or during a Leap Year, he has to say yes. And apparently, one in 10 people in a U.K. study said they know a lady who is planning to propose to her guy this Leap Year.
Last night, I danced, downed hurricane cocktails and gorged on king cake at a Mardi Gras party. This morning, I grumpily got up at 6:30 to make a 7 a.m. yoga class — something I almost never do, since I am not a morning person.
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Feb. 21 is Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, traditionally the time to have one big ole party before the 40 days of Lent. If you're planning to celebrate, we have some tips on how to party in style, including a few cocktail recipes culled from around the web.
Feeling inundated with info about the "most romantic day of the year" and wishing it were Feb. 15 already? Try being an editor for a website about love and relationships! Everybody in the world has something Valentine's Day-related to offer right now, and frankly, I've become more than a bit skeptical about all the hooplah.
Ever since we were in pre-kindergarten, Valentine's Day has been marked by cards, flowers, chocolate, and—depending on your luck—that One Special Person. But do you know why Valentine's Day is the way it is? Like 'em or loathe 'em, here we explain the holiday's most popular traditions.
I don't love the whole Valentine's Day shtick — candy hearts, forced romantic dinners and such. Every couple has their own personality, so why not do something that fits you and expresses your love rather than conforming to some cookie-cutter ideal? Plus, this way you can use Valentine's Day as an excuse to cross some items off your "couple bucket list."