The Nicholas Sparks Formula for Romance Is So Easy Even You Can Do It

By Darrick Thomas on
(Warner Bros. | Screen Gems | New Line)For a made up holiday, Valentine's Day sure comes with a lot of pressure. It's the one day of the year — save for maybe an anniversary — where romance isn't just an expectation, it's a requirement. And if your girlfriend, wife, or crush is a big fan of movies like The Notebook or Dear John, then her idea of what that requirement entails may be more than you're prepared for. Luckily Nicholas Sparks, the king of those cheesy, emotionally manipulative...Read Full Story

Guess the Quote: '50 Shades of Grey' or James Joyce's Love Letters — ANSWERS

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(Vintage Books | Wiki Commons) Did you have any idea James Joyce was such a freaky dude? Here are the answers to the naughty quotes. (And if you happened to stumble upon this URL randomly, and want to know what the hell is going on, start here.)1. "I am still a fever-fit of animal desire."JAMES JOYCE2. "I flush at the waywardness of my subconscious."FIFTY SHADES OF GREY3. "Goodnight, my dirty little fuckbird." JAMES JOYCE4. "My insides practically contort with potent, needy, liquid desire...Read Full Story

Guess the Quote: '50 Shades of Grey' or James Joyce's Love Letters

By Darrick Thomas on
(Vintage Books | Wiki Commons) Just in time for Valentine's Day, we put your knowledge of naughty prose to the test. In one corner, the Twilight fan-fiction turned best-selling trilogy that titillated moms across the globe, and in the other, Mr. James Joyce, one of the most respected authors of all time. While Ulysses and Dubliners don't delve into the same laughable erotic territory that Fifty Shades of Grey does, Joyce's secret letters to his lover Nora — discovered in 2004 — definitely do...Read Full Story

Custom Valentines for Girls Who Love Fashion and Guys Who Love Supermodels

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Valentine's Day is just around the corner. Luckily, if you're still struggling to find the perfect card for that special someone, we've got you covered, assuming that special someone is big into the fashion world and enjoys puns. If so, simply print a few of these out, write something nice on the back, and voilà: Valentine's Day magic.Read Full Story

Heart the Japanese Ox Unintentionally Celebrates Valentine's Day

By Tatiana Guertin on
Valentine's Day is fast approaching and although some may argue it's a lame holiday, you can't deny the love and joy you feel just by looking at Japan's Valentine's Day Ox. OK, so maybe he didn't mean to be a Valentine's ox. He obviously didn't plan to be born around the holiday, with that seriously cute heart-shaped patch of fur on his forehead. He also probably has no idea what all the fuss is about. Despite this the town of Yokohama and the entire country of Japan just can't seem to...Read Full Story