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Valentine's Day

As Valentines Day approaches lets look at the symbols that we associate with this romantic day. Of course there are flowers and cupid, rings and dinners and of course hearts. How did this iconic symbol come to be.

It doesn’t look like the human heart. Why do we even associate the heart with feelings and emotions? Where did the belief that the heart is at the center of passion come from? Why is it red?

Lets start with the color. According to Amy Cunningham, Editor of, in many cultures around the globe, red represents passion and strong emotions. Pretty simple. In our own...


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