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10 American Facts You Can Use To Ruin Any July 4 Party

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker & Todd Van Luling | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

Just in case you want to be *that* person.

5 Lessons Learned From America's Run at World Cup 2014

Ko Im | Posted 07.07.2014 | Sports
Ko Im

The U.S. men's national soccer team got knocked out, but their play on the world stage will not be forgotten. Here is a handful of takeaway principles for life off the fiel.

Joan Nathan's Chosen Red, White, And Blue Fruit Crisp

Food52 | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste
Food52

You'll be hard-pressed to find a dessert more patriotic -- or delicious -- to enjoy as fireworks light the sky.

Service and Sacrifice: The Foundation of July 4th

Mike Liguori | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
Mike Liguori

The time is now. I ask this Fourth of July, when grilling those hotdogs on the back porch or lighting fireworks, you take a moment to think about a course of action on how we can make this country better.

Best of America: 9 Reasons to Love the Pacific Northwest

Global Yodel | Posted 07.01.2014 | Travel
Global Yodel

The upper left hand corner of the United States is a magical place. Here, backyards butt up against ancient forests, waterfalls, and glacier-capped volcanoes. Bald eagles circle over organic coffee shops, and coastal residents text each other when a whale pod swims through the local channel.

A Timely Bunch of Heroes: Why Our World Cup Men Are So Important Right Now

Bill_Robinson | Posted 07.01.2014 | World
Bill_Robinson

Almost nobody thinks the USA can win the World Cup. And if they were eliminated tomorrow, our American team has already exceeded everybodies' expectations. But what if they did?

How Well Do You Know Our National Anthem? Take The Quiz!

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 07.02.2014 | Comedy

How 'Merica are you? Well, put down your apple pie body spray, step away from your bald eagle Oculus Rift simulator and prove it! Pick out the correct...

17 Fourth Of July Someecards For All The Snarky Patriots Out There

The Huffington Post | Christine Dalton | Posted 07.01.2014 | Comedy

We associate the Fourth of July with many things -- barbecues, beer, obscene amounts of red, white and blue. Most importantly, though, it's America's ...

How To Make A Flag Cake For The Fourth Of July

Food52 | Posted 07.02.2014 | Taste
Food52

This patriotic cake requires a little extra effort (you do need to bake five cakes). But after that, it's as simple as cutting circles.

Hot Rods - Extreme Expressions of Speed and Death

Soren Petersen | Posted 06.30.2014 | Style
Soren Petersen

America is all about life, liberty and the pursuit of one's personal version of happiness and in today's politically correct world, few places expre...

Why You Might Not Be Free

Rea Nolan Martin | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rea Nolan Martin

In the end, the only true freedom is the spiritual form, because once attained, it can never be taken away without our consent.

The Future of US-Turkey: People-to-People and Young Society Leaders of the American Turkish Society

Joshua W. Walker | Posted 06.30.2014 | Impact
Joshua W. Walker

The bottom-line is that the next generation of US-Turkish leaders can't rely solely on their governments to manage a relationship this important to the long-term future of their respective countries.

10 All-American Classics For The Fourth of July

Food52 | Posted 06.30.2014 | Taste
Food52

The most patriotic holiday is right around the corner, and we've got you covered no matter how you choose to celebrate.

America: How We Look Now

Jessie Tromberg | Posted 06.27.2014 | Fifty
Jessie Tromberg

The Fourth of July, the day we celebrate American independence, always makes me remember the old Saturday Evening Post magazine with its cover paintings of idyllic American life. Last month -- on June 3, to be precise -- I believe I actually lived one of those covers.

Declare Your Independence

Rupa Mehta | Posted 06.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

This Fourth of July I encourage you to take some time to think about what makes you independent and how you, individually, contribute to the success of your family, friend group, community and country.

Taking My Baby to Kara Walker's Sugar Baby

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 06.27.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

Her latest work in Brooklyn is at the Domino sugar factory, a defunct warehouse that is set for demolition. Walker is taking this opportunity to make a statement about slavery, perceptions of black bodies, human exploitation, and the sugar-coating of history.

Best Spots To See Some Fireworks

Domino | Posted 07.03.2014 | Travel
Domino

Sometimes it's just not as simple as just looking up. Catch a big, bright display this Independence Day.

The Most American Foods Ever

The Daily Meal | Posted 06.26.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

You might be surprised to find out the origin of some of these American classics.

It's Time Obama Lowered the Bar for Success in Iraq

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 06.25.2014 | World
Tara Sonenshine

For many decades the United States has sought macro wins on foreign policy -- big-ticket successes like invading Iraq, solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, bringing down Libyan dictator Mohammar Qaddafi, stopping the spread of nuclear weapons, and other notable goals only to see gains reversed and goal posts moved. So maybe it is time to scope ambitions and seek smaller prizes.

The Battle for Soft Power: America's Digital Cold War with China

Justin O’Connor | Posted 06.23.2014 | World
Justin O’Connor

Talk these days of the creative economy as soft power and a harbinger of world peace, ignores the huge struggles taking place between Google, Facebook no one hand and Baidu, We Chat, Tencent on the other, pitching the U.S. and China directly against each other in a cold digital war of online platforms, search engines and aggregation algorithms. It is very nice to assert the diversity of cultures in a globalized world. But this diversity is in reality dependent on some very hard issues of finance, intellectual property rights and communications infrastructures.

Should Cryonics, Cryothanasia, and Transhumanism Be Part of the Euthanasia Debate?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The medical field of preserving the dead for possible future life is quickly improving every year.

Iran's Top Leader Opposes US Intervention In Iraq

AP | BY NASSER KARIMI | Posted 06.22.2014 | World

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's top leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday he is against US intervention in neighboring Iraq, where Islamic extremists...

Will the World Cup Boost US Soccer Popularity?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 06.23.2014 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

Will the excitement over the first round victory by the U.S. and its continued success be a game-changer for the future of the MLS?

Gender Equity Can Make America Competitive

Eve Ellis | Posted 06.20.2014 | Business
Eve Ellis

In his recent address at West Point, President Obama said the U.S. must always be a leader. And yet, leaders of U.S. corporations, so far, have seemed complacent with a lagging status quo.

America Has Never Faced a Power Like China

Bob Hawke | Posted 06.19.2014 | World
Bob Hawke

China today is a country that is fundamentally more powerful than any that America has ever had to encounter before. It is also a country that has a stronger sense of its place and status than any country in the world except perhaps America itself.