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  • Hey guys! Today we've got a special holiday episode of Wellcast.

  • And I invited my single sister, Karen.

  • Hello?

  • It was your hibernating?

  • You know that this Thursday is Valentine's Day

  • But you know what?

  • It's also just February 14th

  • One day that doesn't have to be a big deal at all

  • Uhmunless it's your birthday like our designer

  • Happy birthday, Stephanie

  • So what if you'll head off with your boyfriend?

  • Or let them go to that overpriced dinner at a restaurant

  • that requires a tie and reservations.

  • In honor of my sister Karen

  • We have six awesome things

  • that don't require a special someone

  • to make your Valentine's Day special,

  • and just for you.

  • Step 1. Alright, don't let yourself get pressured into doing anything big.

  • Valentine's Day has grown into a huge consumer-driven holiday

  • One that you're seemingly getting pressed into celebrating

  • That's a selling term you could look it up,

  • but one advantage of being single is

  • not having to stress out about what you're gonna do on the fourteenth!

  • Don't worry about finding a date

  • Or, on the flip side, try to stridently assert the fact that you're single

  • Just have fun, do something for yourself, be happy.

  • Step 2. Okay, as Donna says on "Parks and Rec"

  • "Treat yourself, Girl."

  • All that money that you're not spending on an overprice dinner

  • splurge on yourself, okay?

  • Make a plan to do something that you've been wanting to do for a really long time

  • Get a pedicure. Okay.

  • Buy yourself a sonic screwdriver

  • Go to an improv class, yes

  • And give yourself the gift of a truly relaxing day

  • Tip 3. Friends

  • The people, alright, not the show

  • Well, it could be the show

  • 'cause you could spend the whole day with people who mean a lot to you

  • Watching Friends

  • or larking with your... ah... weird friends

  • Or geeking out watching Community with your study buddies

  • which are kind of like friends

  • Or you could go to the beach with your pals

  • which are probably people that you've met on Facebook

  • I don't call anyone "pals"

  • Do you call.. It doesn't if you have pals hang out with them

  • Look, you're not the only single person.

  • That's all I'm trying to say, okay?

  • And if you're worried about missing out on Thursday,

  • plan a big event with your friends.

  • host a board game night

  • you could even invite a couple of friends that aren't really in to Valentine's Day.

  • Tip 4. Exercise

  • I'm telling you to exercise on Valentine's Day. Okay?

  • Get some fresh air, go on a hike or a bike ride,

  • take your dog on a long walk.

  • After all, pets are proven to make you happier.

  • Remember our episode on pet therapy? It's all true

  • Tip number six, volunteer

  • Okay, this is a solid one.

  • Spend some time at a local soup kitchen, animal shelter,

  • or some other charitable organization that needs your help.

  • Huh? With so many people spending time together on February 14th,

  • chances are they're a little short-staffed.

  • It's a great way to give back to your community,

  • and help others feel good.

  • Tip seven, above all,

  • just a reminder, February 14th is just another day.

  • Don't feel pressured to make it special.

  • In fact, you don't even have to take any of the advice we gave you today.

  • Just be yourself, eat chocolates, surround yourself with people you like,

  • have a Breaking Bad marathon, do what you need to do.

  • From all of us here at WellCast,

  • Happy Valentine's Day.

  • Tweet us @watchWellCast

  • E-mail us at

  • Or leave a comment down below.

  • Well see you next time!

Hey guys! Today we've got a special holiday episode of Wellcast.

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