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Readers Share Messages of Love Happy St. Valentine’s Day 2024!

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36 questions designed to help you fall in love

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Most people may think falling in love is a complicated, and time-consuming thing to do. You have to go on at least a couple dates before you know if you’re falling in love, right?

Well, in 1997 a psychologist named Dr. Arthur Aron at Stony Brook University in New York tried to debunk that thought. He aimed to show that two people could develop intimacy at a much faster rate.

Aron conducted a study titled Ther Experimental Generation of Interpersonal Closeness: A Procedure and Some Preliminary Findings in which he took one heterosexual man and one heterosexual woman and gave them a list of 36 increasingly personal questions to ask each other, all finished off with four minutes of...

The history behind Valentine’s Day

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Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is full of flowers, cards, and heart-shaped candies. But before all of that, it may have been a Pagan holiday that was then “stolen” by the Christians.

 



A PAGAN HOLIDAY

Some historians believe that Valentine’s Day was placed in the middle of February in an effort to “Christianize” the Pagan celebration of Lupercalia.

Celebrated at the Ides of February, or Feb. 15, Lupercalia was a fertility festival dedicated to Faunus, the Roman god of agriculture, as well as to the Roman founders Romulus and Remus.

To begin the festival, members of the Luperci, an order of Roman priests, would gather at a sacred cave where the infants Romulus and Remus...

Are dogs really happy in freezing weather?

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DEAR PAW’S CORNER: While walking along the local riverway this frosty weekend, I noticed at least three people whose dogs were under-equipped for the cold. One dog wore an insulated vest but no booties; the other two dogs wore no cold protection at all. Why do so many owners ignore their dogs’ comfort and safety this way? — Harold in New Hampshire

DEAR HAROLD: Unfortunately, not every dog owner knows that it’s up to them to protect their pets from cold-weather hazards. Most dogs won’t ask for a sweater vest, and I’ve yet to meet one that didn’t hate booties. I know quite a few dogs that just won’t tolerate booties.

Many owners do know their dogs’ limits in the cold...

Moments in Time

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• On Feb. 12, 1912, Hsian-T’ung, the last emperor of China, was forced to abdicate following Sun Yat-sen’s republican revolution, ending 267 years of Manchu rule in China and 2,000 years of imperial rule.

• On Feb. 13, 1958, a four-passenger Thunderbird called the “Square Bird,” made by the Ford Company, made its public debut. Considered to be a model that turned the Thunderbird from a sports car into a luxury car, it’s still often referred to as simply the T-Bird and has appeared in movies such as “Grease,” popular songs and music videos.

• On Feb. 14, 1984, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean became the highest scoring figure skaters in history at the Olympic ice...

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