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Valentine's Day is often dismissed by critics as just one of many Hallmark-generated holidays with its heart in the wrong place, but a British primary school is taking the anti-Valentine angle quite literally, prohibiting students from exchanging cards and candies and warning that any attempt to swap sentimental greetings will be stopped on the spot -- but it's not exactly for the reasons you might suspect.

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Read around the cliches about single women and cats etc. and find in this NYT story an interesting window into how shifting social values and socioeconomic stratification contribute to a marriage "happiness gap" for many Americans without college educations.

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