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Valentine's Day

The Perfect Winter Cocktail (Recipe)

  Cheer yourself up from the winter blues with this cozy cocktail. Orange Hot Chocolate. Makes 4 Drinks. Ingredients: 1/4 Cup cocoa powder 1 Tablespoon sugar Kosher salt 3 C…

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8 Unusual Foods to Dip in Chocolate (Slideshow)

  From salty snacks to cooling herbs, tangy dairy to spicy veggies, it's hard to go wrong when it comes to pairing chocolate. Click through to check out some interesting and unusual things for…

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Valentine’s Rescue & Going Solar

We had WAY too much fun in the studio this week. Eco Ed Schwartz joined us to be our resident Green Dude, and even though Green Diva Jamie and silent Jessie were not in the studio, we managed to have …

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Some Like It Hot (Pink): DIY Painted Flowers

Valentine's Day may have just passed, but you can still add a bit of romantic pink to your space anytime of the year. We were charmed by how easily stylist Sania Pell transformed a few small sprig…

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Valentine’s Day Heart-Healing Superfoods

Forget the budget-busting exotic superfoods, these heart-healing superfoods are readily available and affordable.  Some may be as close as your backyard.  Here are my picks: Almonds—Skip the unheal…

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Looking for a way to impress your Valentine?  Here’s a quick and simple, healthy and decadent treat sure to impress.  No one will know how healthy they are.  Plus they are rich in calcium and magnesiu…

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Which Species Die—or Kill—for Love?

We've all seen those beautiful penguin photos, beaks together forming a heart, on Valentine's Day. And don't get us wrong; we love how adorable and sweet nature can be. But just for fun, we thought we…

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What’s the History of Valentine’s Day?

Love is in the air. If you’re in a part of the world that celebrates Valentine’s Day then you most likely can feel it. Whether you anticipate the day with joy or dread, this yearly celebration marks…

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A Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Gift (That Smells Divine)

Is there anything more luxurious than the vanilla bean? Aside from the fact that they grow on orchids, the beans (known as tlilxochitl, "the black flower," by the Aztecs) emit a fragrance that is alm…

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5 Real-Life Love Stories That Could Make Cupid Cry

In honor of the impending celebration of Valentine’s Day, here are 5, real-life love stories to inspire you, told by the children and grandchildren of the people who lived them. A word of advice--y…

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