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Here's An Important Reminder That Even Small Fireworks Can Start Big Fires

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weird News

Independence Day is nearly upon us and that means millions of Americans are likely to hit up their local fireworks store for small, overpriced explosi...

Fireworks, Fearing Death and Other Family Fun on the 4th of July

Stacey Gill | Posted 07.02.2015 | Parents
Stacey Gill

Every 4th of July for me is exactly the same. Every 4th of July I fear for my life.

No One Is Looking At Your Fireworks Pictures

Katie Hoffman | Posted 07.02.2015 | Comedy
Katie Hoffman

Every year in July, Americans wearing their washed-out flag shirts from 2000 gather together on an open field with picnic blankets and folding chairs to partake in the Sisyphean task of capturing the best moments of a fireworks show on camera.

Can You Deduct a Midnight Ride?

Mark Steber | Posted 07.02.2015 | Business
Mark Steber

As we approach our nation's birthday, barbeque, swimming, and fireworks tend to dominate our thoughts. Hopefully we can make time for another thought, even if it's brief and in between hot dogs, about the men and women who helped make our country and how they weren't very different from us.

Symbols and Cymbals Mark Fourth of July

Gary Stein | Posted 07.02.2015 | Politics
Gary Stein

You can climb a pole and yank down a flag, but the culture of racism and hatred will still be there. On the flip side, you can sew a U.S. flag into a shirt or burn it in effigy in the Middle East, but this less-than-perfect nation will still stand.

July 4th Safety Tips for Pet Owners

Dr. Karen Becker | Posted 07.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Karen Becker

With a little advance planning, you can prevent problems for your pet over the July 4th holiday. It will be much easier for you and your family to relax and enjoy the celebrations if you're not worrying about your pet's health and safety.

Have Fun, Stay Safe! Top Ten Summer Safety Tips for Your Children

Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Parents
Mary L. Pulido, Ph.D.

With the 4th of July celebrations around the corner, it's a good time for parents to review summer safety tips. Here are The New York Society for the...

Celebrating July 4th in France

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

It's the July 4th weekend. My wife, Kathy, and I have a bag full of red, white and blue pinwheels, some Stars and Stripes-brand snack cakes and a packet of mini-flags. We're nearly set for a holiday blowout in the country. Strangely, none of the stores is stocked with hot dogs or chips. No one around us seems to be doing the same.

The Best Places To See Fireworks On The 4th Of July

The Active Times | Posted 07.01.2015 | Travel
The Active Times

Our Founding Fathers may not have been able to predict specifics about modern day society, but they knew our independence would always be something worth celebrating--and no celebration would ever be too grand, too loud or too bright.

4th of July Fireworks: The 10 Most Extravagant Displays in the U.S.

GOBankingRates | Posted 06.30.2015 | Business
GOBankingRates

Americans have celebrated Independence Day with fireworks displays since the country's first Fourth of July in 1777. Today, the fireworks industry is big business, with average Americans spending millions of dollars on retail fireworks every year.

Dogs Raise Firework Threat Level To ‘Gray'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 06.29.2015 | Comedy

Canines are on high alert as the 4th of July approaches.

Where to Watch Fourth of July Fireworks in Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 06.22.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Do you know where you'll be watching fireworks for the Fourth this year? If you haven't already made plans, you've come to the right place.

The 8 Most Popular Destinations For 4th of July

Hopper.com | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

We found a few fun Independence Day-themed activities for you to enjoy, whether it's catching the fireworks at Fisherman's Wharf or dancing the night away in a Las Vegas pool party.

Entire Town Surprises Girl Who Has Life-Threatening Illness With Fireworks Show

The Associated Press | Posted 01.08.2015 | Good News

HANNIBAL, Mo. (AP) — Never mind the bitter cold of January. When a sick little girl wanted a fireworks show, people in her northeast Missouri commun...

Beer, Fireworks And David Hasselhoff: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 01.01.2015 | Weird News

Berlin, Germany, rang in the new year in style with an official fireworks display and a free David Hasselhoff concert. But if footage from the unoffic...

World Rings In 2015 With Parties, Fireworks And Odd Drops

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 03.02.2015 | World

Revelers crowded New York's Times Square and converged on the beaches of Brazil and skyscrapers of Dubai to say good riddance to a turbulent 2014 marr...

Hit the Jackpot With 5 Breathtaking Las Vegas Views

HooplaHa | Posted 03.01.2015 | Travel
HooplaHa

If you are lucky enough to join some 300,000 people for New Year's Eve in the party capital of the world, make sure you don't miss these spots.

WATCH: This Dude's Fireworks Went... The Wrong Way

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 11.14.2014 | Weird News

It still looked majestic. In a video uploaded to YouTube by user Stuart Paton on Thursday, a firework decided straight up was for losers and launch...

This Guy Should Be On Fire

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.22.2014 | Technology

Baby, you're a firework -- literally. Or, at least inventor Colin Furze is. In this video, Furze dons a self-made steel suit and steps safely insid...

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.

Steve Martin Live

Philip David Morton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Arts
Philip David Morton

"Steve Martin live" are three words you stopped seeing together in 1981. A reigning king of comedy for almost four decades, his imprint on the art form has few equals. Regardless of who was on top there was always Steve Martin.

Bombs Bursting in Air

Randi Miller | Posted 09.05.2014 | DC
Randi Miller

More pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. And as I sit in my house every Independence Day night with the volume turned ...

This 'Human Firecracker' Is Incredibly Dangerous, But We Can't Look Away

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weird News

In small-town Michigan, an aging rocker with a pyro streak has a shtick that almost makes Johnny Knoxville look tame. He goes by "Ghengis [sic] John t...

It Wouldn't Be Fourth Of July Without A New Firework FAIL Compilation

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy

Every year we like to take a moment to salute those who honored their country by nearly blowing themselves up. Watch this collection of fireworks FAIL...

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...