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6 Great Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 08.28.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Don't you love it when data proves we're procrastinators? (Though we prefer "spontaneous.") Expedia just released a Labor Day travel trends report -- turns out 80 percent of us wait until August to book that weekend getaway.

How the Personal Finance Experts Are Saving Money on Labor Day Celebrations

SmartAsset.com | Posted 08.28.2015 | HuffPost Home
SmartAsset.com

The last hurrah before summer comes to an end, Labor Day weekend can take a bite out of your budget. If paying bills and saving for retirement has left you low on cash, we feel you. Here's how some of us are saving this Labor Day weekend.

The 10 Best Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Oyster | Posted 08.27.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Okay, don't hate us for bringing this up, but summer is almost over. The official final day of the season isn't till September 22, but most largely associate the end of summer Fridays, summer beach days, summer lazy days -- you name it -- with that dreaded Tuesday following Labor Day.

How Jerry Lewis Seduced Me

Petra Perkins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Entertainment
Petra Perkins

In the tradition of Same Time, Next Year where Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn trysted annually for a quarter century, I was intimate with Jerry Lewis, every September. I'd meet him on Labor Day and we'd spend the entire night together. Drinks, dinner.

5 Last-Minute Labor Day Cocktails for Every Kind of Celebration

Liquor.com | Posted 08.19.2015 | Taste
Liquor.com

If you're down to the wire and party guests are on the way, you don't have time for crafting infusions and syrups. Enter these last-minute cocktails that require only three or four ingredients. Refreshing, bubbly and ready in seconds, there's an option for every Labor Day party plan.

10 Ideas For Last-Minute Labor Day Getaways

Fodor's | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Fodor's

As the long, lazy days of summer drift away, it's time to fit in one last vacation before hectic and demanding fall schedules take over, and the exten...

6 Ways to Transform Your Life Before Labor Day

Susan Bodiker | Posted 08.18.2015 | Style
Susan Bodiker

Re-think your look. Maybe it's time for bangs or highlights. Or not. The point is to have a little fun and try something new. Change up your cosmetics too. (In-store make-up artists are your friends.)

Labor Day Flights Will Be Some Of The Busiest EVER, Experts Predict

Reuters | Suzy Strutner | Posted 08.18.2015 | Travel

Labor Day air travel in the United States will be even busier this year than last, following a summer that will likely break all-time records&nb...

10 Ways To Save Money Before Labor Day

GOBankingRates | Posted 08.05.2015 | Money
GOBankingRates

Labor Day is only about a month away, which means summer is coming to an end. It also means your bank account might be bracing for a hit as you squeeze in a trip, start stocking up on back-to-school items for your children or send your kid off to college.

6 Budget-Friendly Labor Day Getaways

Hopper.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Labor Day weekend is a great time to escape. But not all destinations are created equal. In fact, some places are much more expensive to fly to over Labor Day weekend than others. We rounded up 6 great flight options, where prices are cheaper and free activities abound.

Great North Music and Arts Festival 2015

Morena Duwe | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

From the arid festivals of California to the moist air of the Midwest and the verdant locales of the East Coast, the festival community is creating a home for its patrons in every corner of the United States and beyond.

This Year's May Day Rallies Continue Tradition of Protests for Workers Rights

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Progressives around the country, working on a variety of issues, have embraced the new May Day movement. It isn't just about workers rights on the job, or immigrant rights, or civil rights, or even about raising the standard of living for all workers. It's about what kind of country we want to be.

Popcorn Preview: Dial a Prayer

Leslie Sisman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Dial a Prayer is the second feature film by writer/director, Maggie Kiley. It's an enjoyable hour and a half; even though Cora, the central character, seems to mope through life... always as dreary as the interminable Michigan winter.

Sara Bondioli

Here's Who You Can Thank For Not Having To Work This Christmas

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Bondioli | Posted 12.24.2014 | Politics

If you're not in the office on Christmas Day, thank your company. But government policy may have played a role in that as well, even if you aren't...

A People's Holiday of the United States

John K. Herr | Posted 12.15.2014 | Comedy
John K. Herr

President Obama today thanked the American people for "standing up to oppression" by protesting the Columbus Day holiday. He vowed to take aggressive action to "right the wrongs of our current outmoded holiday calendar" as we "embark on a new era of fairness and equality."

Labor Day Resolutions

Betsie Gambel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Betsie Gambel

Dust off your annual goals to see where you stand and if you do not have any goals, now is the time to make them.

House Hunters Head for the Hills After Labor Day

Jed Kolko | Posted 11.05.2014 | HuffPost Home
Jed Kolko

Based on properties viewed on the Trulia website for the full years of 2011-2013, home search activity jumps in March, stays high through summer, and then falls below the annual average in September and stays that way until the new year begins.

The Downside to Lower Labor Costs in the Sharing Economy

Maureen Conway | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Maureen Conway

In this country, we believe in the value of work. The American ideal is that if you work hard and save then you should be able to pay your bills and take care of yourself and your family. In other words, you should not be poor.

Burning the Candle at Both Ends: A Reflection on Work in America

Zachary Norris | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics
Zachary Norris

Not only have governments failed to create jobs or raise wages to meet increases in the cost of living over the last 40 years, the allocation of state budgets geared toward criminalization and incarceration have skyrocketed relative to increases in education and critical social programs to support American working families.

Fighting to Give You a Raise

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

This past Labor Day, President Barack Obama once again reminded us why Congress must increase the federal minimum wage. In America, the land of opportunity, no one who works 40 hours per week should be struggling to raise a family. Yet that is exactly what is happening.

Why Idleness Paves the Way for Your Success (Yes, Really!)

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.

President Obama, Let's Make History! Create Our 402nd National Park and Chicago's First at Pullman

Theresa Pierno | Posted 11.02.2014 | Green
Theresa Pierno

Labor Day isn't just a day for barbecues and being with family and friends. The holiday has ties to the South Side of Chicago in the Pullman neighborh...

Labor Day Is My Hip-Hop Anniversary

Daddy-O | Posted 11.01.2014 | Black Voices
Daddy-O

I remember it (not like yesterday, it was a long time ago) clearly. After falling completely in love with Flash tapes and the like, I was convinced to...

The Dignity and Value of Work and Family

Debra L. Ness | Posted 11.02.2014 | Fifty
Debra L. Ness

My grandparents instilled in me the value of hard work. They had a vision of a country and world where people have equal opportunity and everyone can contribute and have a good life.

A Labor Day Call for Equal Pay

Ann McElaney-Johnson | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Ann McElaney-Johnson

Every year we celebrate Labor Day to recognize the contributions American workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. And yet every year we fail to adequately recognize a vital segment of our workforce that has been a major part of that success story: Women.