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Pakistani nomad women carry water to their houses at dusk in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb 12, 2015. People living in suburbs of the capital are lacking basic necessities of life. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
Pakistani nomad women carry water to their houses at dusk in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, Feb 12, 2015. People living in suburbs of the capital are lacking basic necessities of life. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
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Here's our daily list of articles from across the Web about faith and family-related topics as well as our other four areas of emphasis: education, causes, media and moneywise.

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Soul mate stories — CNN

Want to know how your relationship is going? Take a look at your apartment — Mic

Does marriage make you happier? What a new study found — The Daily Signal

Do married people really live longer? — Time magazine

Marriage haves and have-nots don't have to square off — The Federalist

Inside the world's most elite dating app — Daily Dot

Meet Willow, the dating app that won't judge you by your looks — Time magazine

Meet the hipster chocolateers who will save your Valentine's Day — The Daily Beast

The 12 most romantic songs ever ... maybe — Medium

10 reasons not to stress about relationship status on Valentine's Day — Elite Daily

How to use Valentine's Day to improve your relationship — Business Insider

Two moms challenged gender stereotypes by making clothes for their kids — Elite Daily

Twins imitate mommy when she's angry, and I can't stop laughing — Little Things

A mom let her toddler style her for a week and the results are crazy adorable — BuzzFeed

What makes you so smart, geek dad? — Pacific Standard magazine

Things to ask yourself before confronting a friend — Relevant magazine

5 guys re-create the same picture every 5 years as a tribute to their lasting friendship — Business Insider


They weren't virgins when they met — but here's why this couple decided to wait until marriage to have sex — The Blaze

Selling the sacred cow: India's contentious beef industry — The Atlantic

Montana GOP legislator wants to ban yoga pants — Mother Jones

Italy's top court: No right to marriage for same-sex couples — BuzzFeed

Winter makes neighbors out of people — Christianity Today

Do you know how many megachurches are in your state? — Vox


50 shades of red: Pennsylvania parents boiling over word puzzles based on novel — Fox News

Atheist teens just made sure these three words were banned from their high school's morning announcement — The Blaze

What's the purpose of education in the 21st century? — The Washington Post

Q&A: Blocks, play, screen time and the infant mind — NPR

Julia Steiny: Ask kids good questions, then let them answer — Education News

Can small words predict future educational success? — Education News

Harvard B-school opens the flood gates with online courses — Fortune

The Stanford undergraduate and the mentor — The New York Times

College students facing depression need more than a list of doctors to call — The Los Angeles Times

12 clever gadgets every college student should have — Mashable

Dead white authors matter — The Atlantic


Facebook heir? Time to choose who manages your account when you die — The Wall Street Journal

Miniseries explores the ugly fallout of a disciplinary 'slap' — NPR

14 terrible Netflix romcoms to watch this Valentine's Day — Daily Dot


For veterans, having a home is not enough — The Los Angeles Times

Young, homeless — and invisible — The Atlantic

What we talk about when we talk about inequality — Pacific Standard magazine

Why medical debt is the most dangerous kind — Quartz

The top US charity donors gave 28 percent more in 2014 than they did the year before — HuffPost Impact


Why is simplicity so complicated? — BBC

This is what your office could look like in 2035 — The Huffington Post

How an open office may be sabotaging your workday — The Huffington Post

Yes, everyone in your office is hooking up — and there's a good reason why — Mic

Surprising ways spouses who work together navigate both relationships — Fast Company

In the office of the future, you'll scale a climbing wall to harvest your lunch — FastCo Exist

In love? 9 financial facts to know about your partner before commitment — Forbes

Your lifetime earnings are probably determined in your 20s — The Washington Post

Entrepreneurs are born, not created — Forbes

15 habits of exceptionally persuasive people — Forbes

6 ways to take advantage of negative reviews — Forbes

Women mum about money, worry about retirement savings — USA Today

This is why it's risky to use a dating app on your company device — Time magazine

Prime part-time jobs — Relevant magazine

American shopping malls are still disappearing — Pacific Standard magazine

If the passenger in the seat next to you buys a snack or a movie, you probably will too — Quartz


Your best weight loss tool may already be in your pocket — CNN

Study ties more deaths, types of disease, to smoking — Fox News

England bans smoking in cars with children — BBC

The Ebola Diaries: Trying to heal patients you can't touch — NPR

Pixar's daycare has one of the lowest vaccination rates in Silicon Valley — Quartz


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