articles: history of love:


August 31, 2010
Lipstickory: The Colorful History of Lipstick
Women over the past millennia have gone to great (though sometimes a bit unsavory) lengths for ultra-kissable lips.
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June 27, 2010
Cause to Kiss the Ground
Kissing the ground. Such is the visceral relationship between we humans and terra firma.
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June 8, 2010
The Art of Kissing Comes Naturally
When did we decide that kissing would be extra fun if our tongues were involved?
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One Kiss, Good Knight
January 5, 2009
One Kiss, Good Knight
In the Dark Ages, it was a common practice for knights to kiss one another before going into battle.
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Origin of the New Year’s Kiss
December 31, 2008
Origin of the New Year’s Kiss
Where did the tradition of kissing on New Year’s come from? Historians date this practice back to the Ancient Romans who would throw a big party every New Year’s Eve called the Festival of Saturnalia where they would kiss and generally debauch one another as much as possible.
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Kiss Like an Egyptian
December 23, 2008
Kiss Like an Egyptian
The upper class of ancient Egyptian women wore lipstick. The Turin papyrus, a kind of Egyptian Kamasutra, shows a woman painting her lips with a brush. The famous bust of Nefertiti sports some luscious lips, painted a lusty red.
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December 9, 2008
Mistletoe’s Scandalous Scandinavian Origins
As the holidays approach, many of us look for every opportunity to maneuver ourselves under the mistletoe in the hopes of logging a little extra kissing time before the New Year . But while engaged in this noble pursuit, how often do we ponder where the tradition of locking lips under a sparse little plant hanging at parties actually began?
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