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Behind the Scenes: The Magic of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Riley Arthur | Posted 11.30.2015 | Good News
Riley Arthur

There are few things more American than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There is a reason magicians don't reveal their tricks. Going behind the scenes and seeing how the parade is created ended up not in any way spoiling the magic. Instead, it gave me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into it.

What Goes On Behind the Scenes at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Jim Hill | Posted 11.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Well, as busy as you may be, I'm betting that your Thanksgiving to-do list looks like a Post-it note compared to all of the tasks that the talented folks who work for Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group have to accomplish before 12 noon ET on Thursday arrives.

Diversity In Picture Books

Melanie Hope Greenberg | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books
Melanie Hope Greenberg

Picture book crafting challenges me to depict life in its simplest forms. At the same time the craft is multi-dimensional. I've always enjoyed paintings which tell several stories captured in a single frame.

Photos From NYC's Annual Hispanic Day Parade Will Fill Your Heart With Cultural Pride

The Huffington Post | Tanisha Ramirez | Posted 10.12.2015 | Latino Voices

Thousands of revelers flooded Fifth Avenue to celebrate the 51st annual Hispanic Day Parade in New York City on Sunday. An annual celebration of ...

New York St. Patrick's Day Parade Will Welcome A Second Gay Group

Reuters | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.30.2015 | Gay Voices

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade will allow a second openly gay group to participate in next year's march on Fifth Avenue, of...

A Shocking Number Of Us Are Sleep-Deprived. Here's Why.

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 08.01.2015 | Healthy Living

We're all tired, and we're ready to do something about it. Recently The Huffington Post teamed up with Parade magazine to find out how many Americans ...

Why Sleep 'Ranks Number One' In Arianna Huffington's Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 07.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Since her collapse from exhaustion in 2007, Arianna Huffington has transformed her daily sleep habits into her superpower. But rather than keepin...

Next Time Someone Says Americans Don't Like Soccer, Show Them These Photos

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 07.10.2015 | Sports

Most soccer fans have at least one American friend who likes to make jokes at the Beautiful Game's expense. "Does anyone even watch soccer? So b...

Hillary's Rope Trick Getting a Bum Rap

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.08.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Now, a photo's worth a thousand words and all of that, and I certainly agree that the pictures were not favorable to Clinton, since they seemed to reinforce the "Hillary has contempt for the public" theme.

5 US Gay Pride Parade Cities Worth a Visit

Hipmunk | Posted 07.02.2015 | Travel

In June, members of the LGBT community march for equality all over the world. Many of the marches commemorate the resistance against routine police raids at the Stonewall Inn in New York City in 1969.

Are You Sleep Deprived? We Want To Know Why

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living

Do you feel like this little guy during every work meeting, no matter the time of day? Are you constantly wishing it was nap time, no matter ho...

13 Photos That Will Make You Beam With Puerto Rican Pride

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 06.15.2015 | Latino Voices

Legendary star Rita Moreno, best known as Anita from "West Side Story," led Sunday's Puerto Rican Day Parade down Fifth Avenue. As the event's gran...

As We Reflect on VE-day, Beware the Sin of Omission

Nicholas Nazar | Posted 05.27.2015 | Politics
Nicholas Nazar

As we remember those who gave their all to ensure our freedoms and liberties, let us also guard against clever appropriations of the memory of blood and sacrifice for political ends.

Top Hip-Hop Artist Brings Awareness to the Killing Fields

Lauren Kruczyk | Posted 05.12.2015 | Impact
Lauren Kruczyk

With lyrics in Khmer and English and a focus on Killing Fields era legacies, Khmer American rapper praCh Ly's first album, Dalama, was not only credited with introducing hip-hop to Cambodia--it introduced this history to a new generation largely unaware of its genocidal past.

San Antonio: Harmonious in All the Ways that Count

Christine Negroni | Posted 06.23.2015 | Travel
Christine Negroni

It might have been sentiment that had me longing to return to San Antonio, Texas for the past 27 years. The city plays a memorable role in my career because it was in San Antonio where I reported my very first story for CBS News.

Start Your Own Easter Parade

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 06.03.2015 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Parades have various political and cultural significance, but one grand stroll carries solemn religious meaning mixed with ostentatious displays of fashion: The Easter Parade. Wouldn't you love to sashay down 5th Avenue in New York wearing a festive flower garden and a mile of ribbon on your bonnet? I would.

The World's Shortest St. Patrick's Day Parade

The GypsyNesters | Posted 05.11.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

We love a parade -- and anything world's shortest, longest, biggest, or smallest. So bright and early on March 17th, we motored into the heart of "The Valley of The Vapors" and staked a claim on a spot to watch the compacted cavalcade.

Bonaire's Adorable Little Kids Carnival (PHOTOS)

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 04.20.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Carnival season is marked by parades, costumes, music, dance, and parties. From New Orleans to Rio de Janeiro, every city has its own unique charm when it comes to carnival festivities.

Mardi Gras Like a Local

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 04.19.2015 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Mardi Gras can seem like a tourist spectacle, but its pleasures are less about watching the action than being part of it. That's why New Orleanians throw so much effort into making costumes, riding in parades, and mingling with the crowds.

Traditions - New Orleans Second Lining

Michael Hill | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts
Michael Hill

On January 11, 2014 I had the pleasure of participating in a Second Line Parade, back in my home town of New Orleans, Louisiana. Though I'd seen hundreds growing up there, this was the first I've actually ever taken part in. Second Lining is an old tradition in New Orleans and considered a part of our cultural heritage.

Macy's Brings Its Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons Down to Florida

Jim Hill | Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Every year, after Santa's 60 foot-long sleigh float rolls up in front of Macy's Herald Square store on Thanksgiving morning, 50 million television vie...

Yagana Shah

What It's Like To Get The Sex Talk From Muhammad Ali | Yagana Shah | Posted 11.12.2014 | Fifty

Any prospective boyfriends and admirers of Maryum Ali wouldn't stand a chance when meeting her father, boxing legend Muhammad Ali. But the ultra-prote...

Halloween Spirits (PHOTOS)

Ken Hamm | Posted 12.29.2014 | New York
Ken Hamm

This Friday marks the 41st annual Village Halloween Parade here in Manhattan. Parade Director Jeanne Fleming was kind enough to let me come photograph...

What an Independence Day Float Can Teach Us About Freedom

Stephanie Schroeder | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schroeder

You probably that in one Nebraska parade, a float depicting President Obama in overalls outside an outhouse titled the "Obama Presidential Library" has stirred up controversy. This float, whether it meant to or not, did something more than just make a satirical political stance.

6 Great Memorial Day Getaways

Budget Travel | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up six convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.