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I gave my husband a very unusual Valentine’s Day gift last year. I gave him . . . . sex every day for a month.

Valentine’s Day: An Intense and Tender Connection Grace and Richie at a local dance.

First love is the most magical, deliciously exquisite, and seductive period of one’s life, when the world actually becomes luminous without the need of the sun or the moon.

Zimbabwe Court Bans Child Marriage After Challenge by Young Brides: In the News

We are pleased to report on yet another landmark law, triggered by a woman suing over inequality, that has expanded women’s rights somewhere in the globe. Last week, the welcome court ruling took place in India. This week, it was handed down in Africa.

Poetry Sunday: “Chimneys: A History of East Texas,” by Betty Adcock Adcock_by Tai Lane Ruinsky_11-18-15

By Rebecca Foust

Because the lines in the poem are all of roughly equal length, each section looks like a column or chimney, with the stacks getting shorter as the poem proceeds, so that the poem is also held together visually on the page.

Composer Florence Price: To Be Young, Gifted, and Black in a Jim Crow Era FlorencePrice

In honor of Black History Month, we are spending the month celebrating the fabulous black women who have and are making a difference in our nation and around the world. Today, we share with you our profile of Florence Price. On the evening of June 15, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, an all-white male orchestra, led by a German conductor, played music composed by a 46-year-old black woman—a breakthrough thanks to the gifted Florence Beatrice Price.

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By Molly Fisk

I’ve always been a little mulish about practical things. Identified with the grasshopper instead of the ants. Maybe using this wood stove is my better self’s method of reminding me to grow up. (Better late than never. . .) Jack Kornfield titled one of his Zen books, “After the Ecstasy, the Laundry.” In my case it’s “After Insomnia, the Woodpile.”

Simple Meditation — A How-To Video Zafu Meditation Cushion

Jonathan Urla, a certified advanced health and fitness specialist, returns to the guidance of one of New York’s top yoga instructors, Laleh Nader, to share the value of meditation.

U.S.-Cuba Relations: Bridging the Gap Bridging the Gap - Photo 1

By Alice Pettway

The Cuban immigration officer looked at me askance when I told him I’d like my U.S. passport stamped. My accent stood out in a whirlwind of European and South American voices. My anxiety wasn’t lessened as my taxi from the airport passed billboards referring to “El Bloqueo”—the blockade—as genocide.

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide vdaybox

We’ve selected something for each of the personality types you’re in love with—the Wordsmith, Foodie, ‘Old School Music’ Lover, Literati, and World Traveler.

In the News: Women-Owned Businesses and Federal Contracts

Rule changes have made women-owned small businesses eligible for no-bid contracts with the federal government, according to the Small Business Administration.

10 Tips to Managing a Long-Term Relationship 6770111629_40e3059b5b_z

By Cecilia M. Ford, Ph.D.

While it may seem to be humming along, a good relationship needs care, maintenance and plenty of attention if it is going to survive the long haul. Here’s a list of suggestions, many of which will be familiar to you, but which cannot be repeated often enough, on how to promote and maintain long-term happiness.

Landmark for Women’s Rights in India: Court Rules That Woman Can Be Head of Family

The change was triggered by a lawsuit brought by a woman who wanted to manage her family’s property after the death of her father and three uncles (who jointly owned the family’s assets).

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In this week’s Wednesday Five, the perilous journey for women on the migrant trail, how we can help refugees rebuild their world, how women can help the Syrian peace talks succeed, the importance of Human Trafficking Prevention Month, and Sunitha Krishnan’s fight against sex slavery.

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By Emily Bernard

Mrs. Michelle Obama has put on display her commitment to women’s work. It’s a radical, even feminist, act, becoming a champion of women and their expected work.

Costume Dramas to Enjoy this Winter – No Corsets Required mast-indiansummers-ss-first-look-hires

By Alexandra MacAaron

For the last six years, on Sunday evenings, I’ve pretty much lived at ‘Downton Abbey.’ So what to do, as it nears its end? Luckily, those of us who relish costume dramas can find consolation on our televisions or computer screens.