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July 4th

Fear and Digesting in Las Vegas

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 04.20.2015 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

I just canceled my flight to Las Vegas, which is bittersweet. Perhaps more sweet than bitter as the song goes, as I canceled because I have already qualified to compete at Nathan's Famous on July 4th in Coney Island.

Friday Talking Points -- D.C. Smoke-In History

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Muriel Bowser, the mayor of Washington D.C., deserves at least an honorable mention, for standing strong in the face of threats of jail time from House Republicans, for allowing the will of the voters (70 percent of them) to become law this week.

Change This One Thought and Lose Weight

Kerry Tepedino | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kerry Tepedino

Your thoughts shape your body. Might sound weird, but it's true. You see, everything you do starts in the mind. So, when you emotionally eat, you had...

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.

Next Year in Philadelphia: A July 4th Afterthought

Steven Kurlander | Posted 09.07.2014 | Impact
Steven Kurlander

The Declaration of Independence is a radical document signed by radical men. If it were read on a regular basis, the way we are being governed may be a lot different.

America Is Number One, Always

Blake Henderson | Posted 09.02.2014 | Comedy
Blake Henderson

Let me start off by saying that I don't really care for numbers. Never have. But there's one number that I know in my heart to be true: that America is number one.

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!

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 ...

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 ...

How I Discovered My American Identity

Troy Campbell | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Troy Campbell

Many Americans never discover their American identity until they befriended non-Americans. I am one of those many. This is my story of patriotic discovery that began back when I wanted nothing to do with America and ended in the international corridor of my university.

John Oliver Knows Exactly How Your July 4th Went

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy

Although there wasn't a new episode of "Last Week Tonight" this Sunday, John Oliver paid tribute to the Fourth of July (or, "The day of colonial aggre...

The Ringing of Freedom

Deborah Shouse | Posted 09.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Deborah Shouse

When I was growing up, in the 1950s, the 4th of July was a true day of freedom. We had a huge family picnic at our relative's house. The festivities...

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 ...

Independents Day: A People's Upwising

Steve Bhaerman | Posted 09.04.2014 | Politics
Steve Bhaerman

Faced with a system that is so rigged, so corrupt, so dysfunctional, we may finally discover the inner resources to become the citizens our Founders dreamed of.

Refuge in America

Alona Elkayam | Posted 09.04.2014 | Good News
Alona Elkayam

I remember his brown leather woven shoes -- throwbacks from the '40s -- that he wore in the summer. He collected watches, timepieces, stamps, and rare coins. He renovated Packards. My grandfather loved America. And America loved him.

Americans Celebrate 4th Of July Around The World

The Huffington Post | Amanda Golden | Posted 07.04.2014 | World

Each year on July 4th, America celebrates Independence Day, remembering the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and the country's independence...

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...

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...

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...

Addressing Climate Change Should Be Our Patriotic Duty

Robert Redford | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics
Robert Redford

You would think by listening to some on Capitol Hill that doing anything about climate change, will end life, as we know it. In fact, it's precisely the opposite. All of this has become a big fat political football where self-preservation is the priority over the national good.

Why Grilling Isn't Your Answer for July 4th

HomeAdvisor | Posted 09.02.2014 | HuffPost Home
HomeAdvisor

If you aren't particularly fond of grilling, then maybe you want an alternative, in which case we have some great recommendations!

Ann Brenoff

3 Deadly Things Lurking At Your July 4th BBQ

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty

Celebrating Independence Day isn't all fun and fireworks. In fact, it can be a pretty deadly holiday. July 4th is the third most-deadly holiday ce...