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Elizabeth Yuko

Elizabeth Yuko


Elizabeth Yuko is a bioethicist and journalist covering politics, public health, pop culture, travel and the lesser-known histories of holidays and traditions for Reader's Digest. She's always mentally planning her next trip, which she'll base around visits to medical museums or former hospitals, flea markets, local cuisine and stays in unusual Airbnbs or historic hotels.

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Why Are Roses So Popular for Valentine’s Day?

Why do we give these tokens of love (or friendship) on Valentine's Day? There's more to the lore and logistics than you think.

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Before you plant a New Year’s kiss on someone, learn the origins of this popular tradition