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July Fourth

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? ...

The New 4th of July: Interdependence Day

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

There is only one side: just us folks, all of us everywhere, trying to live life as best we can, much more alike than different.

5 Tips for a Furtastic 4th

Wendy Diamond | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Wendy Diamond

While July Fourth is pure fun for humans, the sights, sounds and spectacle can be confusing or frightening to our pets.

View And Vote: Green American Heroes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Celebrate the fourth of July with these green American visionaries. ...

Joe The Plumber On Running For Office: "God ... Was Like, 'No.'"

Huffington Post | Susan Crile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Joe the Plumber is planning a Tea Party tour for the Fourth of July holiday, World Net Daily reports. Samuel Wurzelbacher first gained notoriety dur...

It's a Family Day

Cheryl Saban Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Cheryl Saban Ph.D.

Our July 4th celebrations always include a variety of comfort foods, music, and some splashing in the ocean or in a pool somewhere, and a place to watch fireworks. This year, things are different.

Gunpowder and Independence: Rethinking the Fourth

Zem Joaquin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Zem Joaquin

Most of the explosions of color that will light up American skies tonight are fueled by compressed gunpowder. What's more, they leave a trail of barium compounds behind that can poison our patriotic hearts.

A New Holiday! "Independents Day"

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

How about a tribute to independents who bear the burden of higher per-capita taxes, single supplements, awful blind dates and endless questions about our happiness?