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Most people have a favorite restaurant, flower shop, or boutique clothing store where they feel at home. It's quite comforting to walk into your favorite diner, be greeted with a familiar smile, and served a tall cup of half-decaf coffee with three creams (or whatever your signature drink is) without even having to ask. In fact, that's pretty much the definition of community, which equally applies to the online world as well.

Even though we can't see your faces, we like to think of FindLaw.com's visitors as important members of a global community. We measure our success in how well we serve each and every individual who accesses our site, from the young couple in Topeka researching international adoption, to the lawyer in Seattle brushing up on maritime law.

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Life, Love, and Family Law: Valentine's Day at FindLaw

It was no accident that our ancestors pinned Valentine's Day on February's shirt: he or she lucky enough to have a lover in frigid, antsy February has cause for celebration, indeed. -- Tom Robbins

How do you love From the Managing Editor posts? Let us count the ways. OK, that might be exaggerating just slightly, but I do hope you are ready to get back to reading after our little hiatus in January to recuperate from the holiday madness. And now it is time for our next bit of holiday frenzy, Valentine's Day -- FindLaw style.

FindLaw.com is expanding its already robust selection of easy-to-use legal forms by offering over a dozen of our most popular forms in Spanish.

We recognize that the Spanish-speaking population is continuing to grow in America, and those families and individuals more comfortable with Spanish need better access to the U.S. legal system.

Now with the launch of our Formularios Legales en Español, Spanish speakers can approach American law in their native tongue.

After being a Senior Writer with FindLaw's Consumer Blogs for almost two years, I've written quite a few posts -- over 2,000 if you're keeping score.

In all that time, there were obviously some posts that were better than others and some that were... best left unsaid. But why focus on the negative when there are real gems that came out of my time with FindLaw's Blogs?

As I transition from the Blogs team to FindLaw's Direct to Consumer unit, I've been asked to reflect on 10 of my favorite posts during my tenure as a writer. Here they are:

Life, Work, Holidays, Oh No! FindLaw and Work/Life Balance

My editor gently reminded me yesterday it was time for me to get writing this month's From the Managing Editor post. Um, what? It was just November three seconds ago. Can I get a show of hands for all who think Halloween was yesterday, and are afraid that New Year's is tomorrow?

Such is life during this part of the year, where things speed up until you can't catch your breath. Oh yes, and you still have work to do. A lot.

This has been a successful year for us at FindLaw as we continue to improve the user experience, update our content, and grow our audience. But without an engaged audience (that's you), the effort and passion we pour into our work every day is all for naught. So in the spirit of gratitude, we would like to extend our deepest appreciation for helping us stay in our spot asthe No. 1 free legal information source on the planet (and that's no exaggeration).

We're proud of our achievements but still humbled by the things that matter most. We asked our esteemed colleagues to tell us what they're most thankful for.

Ever since you were a kid, you had questions like, Why is that...? How can I...? When do you...?

That impulse to ask doesn't end with childhood. Inquisitive adults have a whole different set of interests and concerns, and yet the legal world that intersects them can still look like one big question. Luckily, FindLaw Answers exists as a place for consumers to post their grown-up questions about the law -- even if they may be as simple as "why" or "how."

So what are some of the most popular categories on FindLaw Answers, and why is now a great time to ask your questions?

For Our Vets: FindLaw Reflects on Veteran's Day

November 11 is Veteran's Day. Do you care? Do you think a vet is just some old guy who wants to tell war stories? This month's From the Managing Editor asks the burning question: What is a veteran anyway?

Death with dignity laws address a sensitive topic for Americans: the ability to choose a medically prescribed method for ending one's own life.

Putting a finer point on it, Brittany Maynard, a woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, chose to end her own life under Oregon's Death With Dignity Act. CNN reports that Maynard passed away Saturday, dying "peacefully in her bedroom, in the arms of her loved ones." Many are still divided on the issue of medically assisted suicide, but states like Oregon have passed laws allowing patients like Maynard to choose to die on their own terms.

So which states have "Death With Dignity" laws similar to Oregon's? Look no further than FindLaw.com's section on Health Care Law, where we unveiled some new content this week.

State laws can be confusing. Some laws are quite similar across state lines -- like the 0.08 percent blood-alcohol concentration limit for drivers 21 and over -- while others vary greatly.

That's why FindLaw's team of lawyer-writers has been hard at work on our State Laws section, where we break down some of the most sought-after laws from each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

The result: dozens of new pages on topics such as DUI and debit card fraud, specific to certain states. Check out these 10 new State Law pages to get a better idea of what you'll find: