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July Fourth

Celebrating the Fundamental Spirit of America -- and Honoring Those Who Defend It

Maxwell Kennedy | Posted 09.03.2012 | Politics
Maxwell Kennedy

I know that we are citizens of the greatest country in the world. It is not our resources nor our achievements, but the fundamental spirit of America; the imagination, discipline, dedication to excellence and generosity, particularly of our young people that continues to make us great.

LISTEN: The 1812 Overture

Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

The 1812 Overture is routinely incorporated into July 4th celebrations and fireworks displays. While many Americans have come to associate the mus...

Declaration Of Independence: Full Text

Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

The Declaration of Independence was adopted on July 4, 1776. Thirteen colonies -- including New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticu...

5 Ways The Fourth Of July Affects Your Sleep

Posted 07.04.2012 | Healthy Living

This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday, and that mid-week day off is undoubtedly messing with your travel plans -- but it could also be af...

Fourth Of July: Today In History

Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Wednesday, July 4, the 186th day of 2012. There are 180 days left in the year. This is Independence Day. Today'...

Tired of Chest-Thumping Patriotism

Leonard Steinhorn | Posted 09.02.2012 | Politics
Leonard Steinhorn

We are indeed an exceptional country, and we should celebrate that. But patriotism also means calling our nation out for its problems and troubles. Here are my top four patriotic criticisms of Americans that I wish a politician would articulate.

In Divided Era, What Does July 4th Mean?

Posted 07.03.2012 | Politics

By TED ANTHONY, ASSOCIATED PRESS SMITHTOWN, N.Y. — In the market for new designer eyewear this Independence Day? Look no further than Wize Eyes o...

Be Patriotic: Go Beefless on July 4th

Elliott Negin | Posted 11.05.2014 | Green
Elliott Negin

"If we want fewer cancers, less heart disease, more forests, and less global warming," says Doug Boucher, director of UCS's Tropical Forest and Climate Initiative, "we should eat less beef."

On July 4th, Americans Plan To Spend Less, Travel More

Reuters | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business

By Joseph O'Leary NEW YORK, July 2 (Reuters) - Americans plan to spend less, travel more and have plenty of cookouts over the Independ...

The Cutest BBQ Decoration You'll Ever See

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

If you want to show off your patriotic side during the Fourth of July, this hot air balloon-inspired picnic basket will certainly rise to the occasion...

WATCH: Best Cities For Celebrating America's Birthday

Posted 06.27.2012 | Travel

The Fourth of July is a pretty awesome holiday, what with all the fireworks, cookouts, brews, and parades. Chances are, most travelers already know ex...

15 Of The Biggest 4th Of July Shows In America Ranked (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Ballhaus | Posted 06.27.2012 | Travel

Fourth of July Fireworks should be larger than life. As Independence Day rounds the corner for the 235th time, we decided to take a look at the bigges...

What I Want for My Birthday: Grown-Up Pols

Lauren Ashburn | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics
Lauren Ashburn

What I want is something that will undoubtedly help all of those struggling families here and abroad. And I bet it's what many of you long for, too: Politicians who make decisions together for the common good of the country.

Independence Day Celebrated With Fireworks, Parades

AP | KAREN ZRAICK | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The nation's most extravagant display of July 4 fireworks Monday was a triumphant celebration that turned sober briefly to commemorat...

13 Patriotic Cocktails For July 4th Drinking

KitchenDaily | KitchenDaily Editors | Posted 09.03.2011 | Home

What's more refreshing than a cool cocktail on a hot summer's day? Celebrate this Fourth of July holiday with a cocktail in hand. It's the perfect way...

Underage Drinking ER Visits Double July Fourth Weekend

Posted 09.03.2011 | Healthy Living

Drunk underage boys are twice as likely to visit an emergency room over the Fourth of July weekend, than any other time of the year, according to a ne...

Saki Knafo

Booming Business: America's Fireworks Retailers Talk Explosive Sales | Saki Knafo | Posted 09.03.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at When it comes to the American economy, there may not much to celebrate on ...

Google Gets Patriotic For The 4th

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 09.03.2011 | Technology

Google's gone patriotic in honor of July 4, Independence Day in the United States. Google's homepage logo depicts a compressed map of the U.S., fr...

5 Spectacular Secrets About Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess and Catharine Smith | Posted 08.31.2011 | Technology

Since their invention in China over 1,000 years ago, aerial fireworks have dazzled crowds with their glittering displays and their terrifying booms. B...

Hot Dog Champ Eats 20K Calories, Says Doctor Approves

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

NEW YORK — Hot dog eating champion Joey Chestnut estimates he eats about 20,000 calories in one shot at food competitions, but he says his docto...

July 4th: A Family Dinner Table Talk

Posted 08.31.2011 | Home

This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book: The Fourth of July is a treasured American holiday for many reaso...

This 4th of July: I See a Different America

Alexia Parks | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alexia Parks

The ties that bind the Fourth of July together for me are universal constants.

This 4th of July, Kick Off the Summer With Your Kids

Dr. Harold Koplewicz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Koplewicz

The Fourth of July from a child's-eye view has a lot to do with relationships and having fun. Here are some ways to support your child on the July 4 holiday.

Fireworks and Combat Trauma Politiku

Susanna Speier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Susanna Speier

Fireworks & Combat Trauma Politiku Craig Newmark's recent blogpost about National PTSD Awareness Day inspired me to draft a proposal for a serie...

July Fourth Weekend: World Cup, Wimbledon, Twilight, And More

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

There's a lot going on this July Fourth weekend -- how will you spend it? ...