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Patriotic Styles for American Holidays

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 09.03.2013 | Style
Amanda Callaghan

Fireworks, BBQs, and parades... all just some of the ways we love to celebrate America! From President's Day to Veteran's Day, here's a list of patriotic apparel to get you looking and feeling all-American when honoring and celebrating this great country!

Talking About a Little Illinois Revolution This Independence Day

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 09.03.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

Those demonstrations in Egypt and Brazil, and the Arab Spring uprisings that came before them, remind me once again that our government can be better if we're willing, together, to put in some effort. To speak up. To demand change. To attend a meeting now and then.

The American Dream

Dustin Farivar | Posted 09.03.2013 | Impact
Dustin Farivar

We all have stories to be proud of. But we often forget, our stories are not competitive or comparative; rather, they are what hold us together. The more I am a part of the American Dream, the more convinced I am that it is alive and well.

Top 5 YouTube BBQ Fails For The Fourth of July

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.03.2013 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Before you light up the grill for this year's Fourth of July celebration, we wanted to give you a chance to catch up on YouTube top 5 most amazing B...

Progressive Patriotism: Taking Pride in America's Never-Ending Climb to More Equality and Prosperity

Troy Campbell | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics
Troy Campbell

The United States was not perfect when it began, and it is still far from perfect today. However, if one constantly writes off America because of its failings in the past or present, then one misses the general point: America was born a nation to perpetually move forward.

This Playlist Will Power You Through A July 4th Workout With Ease

Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living

lzf via Getty Images Nothing feels more like freedom than an endorphin-pumping, sweat-soaked workout. Add a Fourth of July-themed playlist to fue...

LOOK: America's Hidden Queer History

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

After the historic moments that went down last week, what better way to celebrate Independence Day than looking into America's queer past? Whether...

Part II: One Nation Under God -- Happy 237th Birthday, America

Atiba Madyun | Posted 09.03.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

I am an American and the descendant of slaves. One of them was the first African-American invited as a guest into the White House. His name was Frederick Douglass. I am also a descendant of a man who led the South's Confederate troops during the Civil War. His name was General Robert E. Lee.

What Patriotic Women Look Like, According To Stock Photos

The Huffington Post | Julie Zeilinger | Posted 07.04.2013 | Women

Ah, the 4th of July. A full day devoted to expressing our love for our country by getting together with friends and family, stuffing our faces with Am...

Fourth Of July Just Isn't Fourth Of July Without ______________.

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.04.2013 | Fifty

It's the Fourth of July, America's birthday! What Fourth of July traditions do you pledge allegiance to keep alive this year? From waving the flag ...

Awesomeness From Alaska To Wyoming

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel

With 50 states, 59 national parks, countless museums, monuments and attractions, there is a never-ending list of things to see and do in America. ...

Egypt 2.0

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Joe Peyronnin

While the U.S. can try to exert pressure for a quick return to a democratic state, ultimately it will be up to the Egyptian military to move the country forward. But its promise of a roadmap for reconciliation will face great challenges because the country is so deeply divided, and the Muslim Brotherhood will be more energized than ever.

Part I: Sweet Apple Pie -- Happy 237th Birthday, America

Atiba Madyun | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC
Atiba Madyun

Each year on your birthday, I look back on our history. And while we have come from a humble beginning, I know we have a ways to go, before we achieve our founders' goal of being the United States of America.

Listen to Nana

Michael Farr | Posted 07.03.2013 | Business
Michael Farr

Happy July 4th Eve! Tomorrow America will celebrate 237 years of independence. Happy Nana's birthday, too. Today my grandmother, Margaret DuFief Reed,...

How Exactly Do Fireworks Work?

LiveScience | Adam Hadhazy | Posted 07.03.2013 | Science

About halfway between the comparatively sedate Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays, you can't miss the pyrotechnical gloriousness that is Fourth of Ju...

Being Different and Being Proud to Be American

Daniel Cox | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Daniel Cox

Despite the value Americans place on individuality, when it comes to being proud of one's country, nothing is more important than being typical.

Patriotism Gone Wrong

Posted 07.03.2013 | Comedy

Unfortunately, we can't all be this guy. Source: Minus.com And as much as we'd like to imagine we're this: ...

Ben Franklin: Founding Father of Veganism, and other Presidential Favorite Dishes

Brandon Kleinman | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Brandon Kleinman

It seems like the Founding Fathers were on to something with all this beer drinking, and we have to say, we're impressed with their ability to lay the foundations of our nation after knocking back a few.

America's Coolest Distilleries

Travel + Leisure | Posted 07.02.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

While the backstories of the coolest distilleries vary wildly, all are driven by a passion for their products. And since most of the owners can't wait to share that passion with the public, tours of their distilleries aren't just informative -- they're inspiring.

Happy Birthday America!

Franco Lania | Posted 07.02.2013 | Taste
Franco Lania

I wish you all a very happy and healthy Independence Day with a tasty tribute to all of the accomplishments you have made that have allowed you to grow and advance as a person.

Magical 4th of July Surprise Flag Cake

Elissa Bernstein | Posted 09.01.2013 | Taste
Elissa Bernstein

Switch up your Fourth of July dessert routine with this magical cake.

Making a Difference: A World of Giving - Honoring America on Independence Day by Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.31.2013 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Independence Day is not just a great time to be with family and friends watching fireworks and enjoying the perfect barbeque. It is also a time to reflect on the many gifts we, as Americans, have been given every day, as a community and as a country.

America's Snobbiest City Is...

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.28.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

To determine which city has the biggest nose in the air, we factored in some traditional staples of snobbery: a reputation for aloof and smarty-pants residents, along with high-end shopping and highbrow cultural offerings like classical music and theater.

The Death of Equality of Opportunity -- An Intern's Perspective

Rahfin Faruk | Posted 08.27.2013 | College
Rahfin Faruk

The days of the paid internship -- where interns could expect to make a livable wage -- being the norm are long gone. What's left is something far more systemic and scary. Equality of opportunity in America is on the decline. With that decline comes a decline in diversity, voice and upward mobility.

The Supreme Court Gets It Right on Gay Marriage!

Steve Siebold | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Steve Siebold

I've been a firm believer all along that gay marriage would be legal in all 50 states in the next 10 years, and today's decisions by the Supreme Court make me believe that that is more realistic than ever and could even happen sooner.