News Bites: Special Valentine's Day Edition
In honor of all kinds of adoration, here's a special love-themed round-up of choice pieces we've been reading this week:
- Seattle Mama Doc examines the intense love affair between baby and binky, and whether/when you should break it up.
- The five principles of "love-onomics," by a pair of married economists who specialize in coupledom, includes a surprisingly irrational one: have children.
- Don't overestimate the importance of smooching your spouse, says this ParentMap report on a new study of, yes, kissing. (If you click over, let us know how you keep the love alive, and enter a great giveaway!)
- A fun Valentine's nature outing at Camp Long to investigate the love habits of salamanders (today and Saturday). Kids welcome.
- Slate investigates: Are women really addicted to chocolate?
- Tips on keeping love alive -- from The Seattle Times.
- Why talking about money can help with romance.
- What are the costs of breaking the one-valentine-per-child rule in class?
- Want to plan a weekend getaway to restore romance and reconnection? Check out our top five ideas.
- Yesterday Washington State joined six other states in making gay marriage legal. No Valentine's Day weddings this year, though; couples won't be able to actually tie the knot until at least June 7.Google+