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News

News in Asia: Discounted Chocolate Edition

Happy Discounted Chocolate Day! For those who hate the day, this is the best part. So Valentine’s Day. Fake holiday? Pretty much. Sketchy origins dating back to the Roman Empire? Yep. But today means discounted chocolate so I’m here for it.

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News

News in Asia

Welcome to this week’s edition of “News in Asia.” 

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You Complete Me Internet

Vintage Valentines for My Galentines

Of all the gifts given to us by Leslie Knope, the holiday known as Galentine’s Day might be the greatest. On February 13th, Leslie encourages us to celebrate the important female relationships in our lives. And you, my dear Persephoneers, whatever gender you may identify with (or not), are among my most important relationships.

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Just for Fun

Gifts for the People You Meet on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a pretty divisive holiday. Some people love it and some people avoid it like the plague. Some of us only remember it exists when there’s a “Red Hot” middle school dance they have to sort of chaperone.

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Going for the Gold

So many people have medalled in Misogyny this week! I’m not giving them medals, though. More like epic stink-face. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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News

Friday News Bites: Olympic Shenanigans, Transgender Rights + More

Happy Friday and Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. My sympathies to those of you dealing with unusual snow storms or flooding or any other inclement weather. Winter certainly is not going quietly this year. Let us catch up with a few newsy items, shall we?

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Lunchtime Poll

Lunchtime Poll: Will You Be My Valentine?

Please say yes!

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Just for Fun

Valentine’s Nail Contest Winner!

After much (really, it took us forever) deliberation by the judges, we’re ready to announce the first ever winner in a P-Mag purty nails contest. 

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Feminism

The Internalized Misogyny of Anti-Valentine’s Rants

I know, Valentine’s Day was yesterday. But every Valentine’s Day, I am internet-greeted by untold amounts of internalized misogyny under the guise of feminism or anti-capitalism or Radical Movement X, and yesterday was no exception. Every year, I roll my eyes and click past the judgmental essay or blurb or Facebook post and file it […]

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Open Thread

Thursday Night Dance Party! Valentine’s Day Edition

I’m always conflicted on Valentine’s Day. Part of me (a really significant share) is an overly-sentimental ball of mush. The other part of me wants to rebel and be difficult and say, “I don’t need some Hallmark holiday to tell people I love them!” Also, there is a residual part of me that is like, […]

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You Complete Me Internet

The Best of Pinterest: Geeky Valentine Edition

Roses are red, Violets are not actually blue, It’s a Pinterest Valentine’s party for you!

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Bodies

Mixed Nuts

Like a can of mixed nuts! That’s how I feel about Valentine’s Day. When I was growing up, those cans of Planter’s Mixed Nuts® would magically appear once or twice a year in the living room. At first glance, they looked like the regular dark blue can of roasted salted peanuts, easy for me to […]

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Just for Fun

It’s A Contest! Valentine’s Nails

In honor of Valentine’s day and the blizzard that might be keeping half the U.S. inside this weekend, we’re throwing a little contest. 

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You Complete Me Internet

Best of Etsy: Valentine’s Day Cards

Since Valentine’s Day is a a week away, I scoured the internet (read: fell down an Etsy hole) looking for the best Valentine’s Day cards. Here are my finds.

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Bodies

9 Body Positive Ways To Amp Up Your Attractiveness

We often get the message that being attractive means making big changes to our appearance. So this week, I want to share 9 deceptively simple things that you can do to feel more attractive TODAY (no diet pills or teeth whitener required)! I recommend trying just one tip and going from there!