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The sweetest and most romantic messages celebrities wrote each other and their loved ones this Valentine's Day

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Many celebrities use Valentine's Day as an opportunity to execute over-the-top gestures and send sweet messages to their partners.
Keith Urban shared a photo of him and Nicole Kidman at Dollywood in Tennessee.
Reese Witherspoon showed a relatable "Instagram vs. Reality" with her Valentine, her husband Jim Toth.
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Valentine's Day, for many people, conjures images of roses, chocolates, and heart-shaped cards. But when you're a celebrity with millions of followers, one of the most popular methods of showing love is sharing a...
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5 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend if you're in a long-distance relationship

5 ways to celebrate Valentine's Day weekend if you're in a long-distance relationship

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Valentine's Day can be a hard time of year for single people and people in long-distance relationships who might be apart from their partners on February 14.
Insider spoke with three relationship and dating experts on different ways people can show love for their partners on the holiday, even if they're 1,000 miles away.
Overall, their advice was to be creative - send letters, gifts, or even order them a massage - and use it as a moment to ask your partner or partners what their needs are.
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Valentine's Day on the coronavirus-struck Diamond Princess cruise ship involved gifts of iPhones, chocolate, and roses - with masked dancing below-deck

Valentine's Day on the coronavirus-struck Diamond Princess cruise ship involved gifts of iPhones, chocolate, and roses - with masked dancing below-deck

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship have been under quarantine since February 4. They only get to go out and stroll around outside for about an hour, if that, and they are cleaning their own rooms.
On Valentine's Day, there was dancing below-deck in the kitchen, and all rooms were distributed with an iPhone for medical support from the Japanese government.
The first group of healthy people was also allowed to leave the ship. 11 elderly passengers have opted to serve the rest of their quarantine on dry land, but approximately 3,500 others are...
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One surprising byproduct of the coronavirus outbreak? Virus-themed Etsy crafts

One surprising byproduct of the coronavirus outbreak? Virus-themed Etsy crafts

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Etsy has eight pages of coronavirus-themed gear.
Among the products are shirts, art, plush toys and masks.
Owners of the shops said they wanted to have some fun and raise awareness about the disease.
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Etsy , the online retailer that allows merchants to sell local crafts, has about eight pages of coronavirus-themed swag.
There are graphic tees, coronavirus rattles or plush toys, and plenty of Corona beer puns. See the rest of the story at Business Insider NOW WATCH: 5 things about the NFL that football fans...
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Chinese couples are sending each other 'bouquets' of masks and other essentials to celebrate Valentine's Day as the coronavirus outbreak continues

Chinese couples are sending each other 'bouquets' of masks and other essentials to celebrate Valentine's Day as the coronavirus outbreak continues

10 days ago   |   By Business Insider

It's Valentine's Day, but the deadly coronavirus outbreak has prevented people in China from celebrating it as usual.
Special "bouquets" full of practical items like masks, vegetables, and snacks were the most popular Valentine's Day gifts this year in China, according to data that Meituan, a delivery giant in the country, sent to Business Insider.
As many people stay at home during the virus outbreak, the company has witnessed a huge increase in orders that have payers and receivers living in the same city but in different locations. Meituan called the phenomenon a "long-distance...
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