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4th of July

The Two Tooth Advantage

Will Durst | Posted 11.02.2014 | Comedy
Will Durst

The plume of a great doom now looms. Talking about that wonderfully hideous first Monday in September -- Labor Day. Yeah, sure, it's a big time, bona fide holiday, but being the last warm wet splash of summer -- so bittersweet. Like the final free Continental breakfast buffet before checking out of a five-star hotel.

The Difference Between July 4th and July 14th

Stephen Tryon | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Stephen Tryon

The greatest danger of tyranny for Americans is not a tyranny advanced by an army marching from a foreign land. Rather, the tyranny we must guard against is the tyranny of our neighbors, cloaked in the words of patriotic fervor and liberty.

What Makes a Memory Stick?

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

As I look back at my summer memories, I wonder why certain situations are vivid in my mind while others I'm not able to recall. When I have conversations with my sister and brother about our childhood, some we can reminiscence to the very minuscule detail while other stories... there is no recollection.

A Music Festival That's So Much More Than The Music

Molly Fosco | Posted 09.09.2014 | San Francisco
Molly Fosco

There aren't many festivals quite as unique as the High Sierra Music Festival in Quincy, CA.

Hobby Lobby: A Victory for Social Liberals

Bryan Schonfeld | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Bryan Schonfeld

Social liberals have fought time and time again for the rights of individuals to hold and abide by values that differ from those of the majority. Soci...

America: Land of the Free, Home of the Stuck

Jordan Dansky | Posted 09.08.2014 | College
Jordan Dansky

This weekend really got us thinking. While to many of us the 4th of July means the beach, barbecues, fireworks and a much-needed vacation, it also represents an immensely important part of our history.

How Do You Know When Something Is Worth Fighting For?

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

To sum up, whether you live in the United States, Rwanda, Nigeria, or anywhere else, our journey as humans is universal: A large part of our success and happiness rest on the battles we choose to fight. The bravest and smartest among us decide what's worth fighting for.

Democratic Senate Candidate Flaunts Rifle In Campaign March

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

West Virginia Secretary of State and U.S. Senate candidate Natalie Tennant (D) showed off her muzzleloader during a march with her campaign in the Rip...

Happy 'Independence Month'

Jay Lickus | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Jay Lickus

We have been led like sheep by our government and big retail business together to use this day, July 4th, to extol the wonders of our national history, the successes of our illustrious government, and historical traditions that define these here United States. Not any more!

Buddhist Monks Cited For Setting Off Illegal Fireworks

AP | Posted 07.07.2014 | Religion

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — They'll likely be mindful of any future fireworks ban. Albuquerque authorities say, among the more than a dozen citations ...

7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society, but as you can see from the list below, all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the seven hottest tech trends circa 1776.

5 Fun Facts About the Washington Monument

Noah St. John | Posted 09.05.2014 | Travel
Noah St. John

In honor of Independence Day, Babette and I took a trip to Washington DC... Watch today's video and discover 5 fun facts about The Washington Monumen...

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

The Active Times | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Happy 4th of July weekend! The week leading up to the holiday gave us much to celebrate -- and much not to celebrate. We can certainly rejoice that Hurricane Arthur failed to do much damage before weakening and heading out to sea. But there can only be consternation at the Supreme Court's decision to allow some corporations to withhold birth control coverage -- damage reports to follow in the years to come. We can also celebrate that the latest jobs numbers showed the economy added 288,000 jobs in June. Far less worthy of fireworks is the fact that wage growth still lags in this unequal recovery. And though there were ugly anti-immigration protests in Southern California, we can celebrate that most Americans realize it's our shared history as a nation of immigrants that defines us.

Reclaiming 'USA!, USA! USA!' from the Bigots in Murrieta

Janet Murguía | Posted 09.03.2014 | Latino Voices
Janet Murguía

However you feel about the immigration issue, the sight of angry protesters in Murrieta, California shouting invectives to a busload of children and their moms has to make you queasy.

Scholar Points Out Problematic Punctuation In Declaration Of Independence Transcript

The New York Times | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

Every Fourth of July, some Americans sit down to read the Declaration of Independence, reacquainting themselves with the nation’s founding charter e...

The Best Thing About Summer: A Kitchen Clam Bake

Food Fanatic | Posted 09.03.2014 | Taste
Food Fanatic

This is such a versatile meal that easily feeds a crowd -- and if you have a pot large enough, you can double or triple this meal.

1776 Reasons To Party At Home On July 4th

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment

It's time to switch things up, America! This year, forget the same old parties and boring routine. Here are 1776 reasons why staying home and watc...

It's Time to Declare Your Personal Independence

Josh Middleman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Business
Josh Middleman

Another Independence Day is upon us. This year, however, I'm calling on all those who yearn to be free of the shackles that bind them to a job or career, which is safe and known yet limiting and unfulfilling, to create the career of their dreams.

Your Birthday Present for America

Richard Greene | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Richard Greene

Happy Birthday, America! We are, indeed, a great country... and we could be even better if [91.6 Million (41.3 percent), 2012 126.8 Million (58.3 ...

Here's How Independence Day Is Being Celebrated Aboard The ISS

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 07.04.2014 | Science

Friday (July 4) is a special summertime holiday for Americans on the ground and also in space. While people around the United States are barbecuing...

18 Ways To Be A True American Like Ron Swanson

The Huffington Post | Erin Whitney | Posted 07.04.2014 | Entertainment

It's the Fourth of July, and what better way to celebrate than through spreading the wisdom and pride of a true American hero: Mr. Ron Swanson. The...

Daily Meditation: Independence

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 07.04.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Obama To Preside Over Fourth Of July Citizenship Ceremony

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 07.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans to highlight a positive side of the immigration debate by presiding over an Independence Day citizens...

Here's How The U.S. Is Celebrating Independence Day

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

The United States marked 238 years as an independent nation and celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Nature and politics also...