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Scene from the 2004 romantic drama film "The Notebook," starring Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling as a young couple who fall in love in the 1940s.

A Brief History of Saint Valentine’s Day

Few patron saints have birthed polarizing legacies as lasting as Saint Valentine. Valentine’s Day, or Saint Valentine’s Day, is a recognized holiday, occurring each year on February 14, wherein lovers exchange gifts and indulge in pleasantries. Alternatively, the unattached are often left to feel castigated for their failures to find a partner. Whatever your thoughts on the occasion, Saint Valentine’s history is as important as it is fascinating and murky.

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The colorful Yuncheng Salt Lake in China

China’s Yuncheng Salt Lake: A Kaleidoscope of Color

For thousands of years, Yuncheng Salt Lake has served as an important source of salt for residents all over China. Located in the Shanxi Province in Northern China, the lake, nicknamed “China’s Dead Sea,” has been the focus of numerous wars, territorial disputes, and religious traditions for over 4,000 years. Ancient people even worshipped “salt gods” in nearby temples to pay homage to the lake.