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Elizabeth Yuko

Elizabeth is a bioethicist and journalist covering politics, public health, pop culture, travel, and the lesser-known histories of holidays and traditions for RD.com. 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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