For the birds? Hardly! Valentine’s Day was reimagined by chivalrous medieval poets for all to enjoy, respectfully

The view of Valentine’s Day as a day for lovers can be traced back to two medieval poets who stood up for romance and the freedom to choose.

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7 research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead

7 research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead Consider some science-backed ways to keep the home fires burning in 2021. Gabriele Grzelewski/iStock via Getty Images Plus Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Monmouth University The new year is going to be better. It has to be better. Maybe you’re one of the …

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Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem? Why the Gospels disagree over the circumstances of Christ’s birth

Was Jesus really born in Bethlehem? Why the Gospels disagree over the circumstances of Christ’s birth A doll representing the infant Jesus in St. Catherine’s, the Franciscan church in the town of Bethlehem. David Silverman/Getty Images Rodolfo Galvan Estrada III, Fuller Theological Seminary Every Christmas, a relatively small town in the Palestinian West Bank comes …

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President Donald Trump departing the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday 8 November. Steve Helber/AP/AAP

Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose?

Cover: President Donald Trump departing the Trump National Golf Club in Virginia on Sunday 8 November. Steve Helber/AP/AAP Why can’t some people admit defeat when they lose? Evita March, Federation University Australia When US President-Elect Joe Biden and Deputy Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris gave their victory speeches on Saturday evening, local time, the tally of …

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Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Why friendships are falling apart over politics

Cover: Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Why friendships are falling apart over politics Something about our current moment seems to have put a particular strain on our personal relationships. Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images Melanie Green, University at Buffalo …

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How did mask wearing become so politicized?

Cover: Protestors hold anti-mask signs at a protest in St. Paul, Minnesota. Education Images/Getty Images Video: How did mask wearing become so politicized? Protestors hold anti-mask signs at a protest in St. Paul, Minnesota. Education Images/Getty Images Matthew Facciani, Vanderbilt University The United States has lagged behind much of the world in its efforts to …

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Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person

Cover: Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images Dating over Zoom? Don’t be surprised if those online sparks fizzle in person Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… Peter Dazeley/The Image Bank via Getty Images Sheril Kirshenbaum, Michigan State University For those dipping their toes into the dating pool during …

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How did ‘white’ become a metaphor for all things good?

How did ‘white’ become a metaphor for all things good? ‘Jacob’s Dream’ by Salvador Rosa (c. 1665). artuk.org Aradhna Krishna, University of Michigan Leer en español Shortly after George Floyd’s death, one of my friends texted me that Floyd wasn’t necessarily a bad person, but, pointing to his prior stints in prison, added that “he …

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Walking, talking and showing off – a history of Roman gardens

Cover: Model of Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Italy showing the poikilé, the large four-sided portico enclosing a garden with central pool. Carole Raddato/Wikimedia, CC BY-SA Walking, talking and showing off – a history of Roman gardens Model of Hadrian’s Villa in Tivoli, Italy showing the poikilé, the large four-sided portico enclosing a garden with central …

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The stay-at-home slowdown – how the pandemic upended our perception of time

Cover: Time is fixed. Our grasp of it? Not so much. bestdesigns via Getty Images The stay-at-home slowdown – how the pandemic upended our perception of time Time is fixed. Our grasp of it? Not so much. bestdesigns via Getty Images Philip Gable, University of Delaware Think back to life before stay-at-home orders. Does it …

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