Conceptions are expected to be five per cent higher this week in the UK than at other times of the year. In 2015, 16,263 babies were conceived during the week of February 14, compared to the average of 15,427.
Once again, with Valentine's Day approaching, it's time to spill the spoken beans about romance. All year, every year, a good percentage of conversation is about romance: Looking for it, reveling in it, analyzing it, ending it and building it into a lifetime commitment.
And all year, I collect quotes. So today is the first day of the annual three-day story of love, as told in quotes overheard by listeners all around us.
This Valentine's Day, the Thai government is handing out an unusual gift to encourage couples to help boost the nation's low birth rate; prenatal vitamin pills.