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7 Hottest Tech Trends in 1776

Shelly Palmer | Posted 09.06.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

In the 1770s, America was a relatively low tech, agrarian society, but as you can see from the list below, all that was about to change. So here, for your Independence Day reading pleasure, are the seven hottest tech trends circa 1776.

How I Discovered My American Identity

Troy Campbell | Posted 09.06.2014 | College
Troy Campbell

Many Americans never discover their American identity until they befriended non-Americans. I am one of those many. This is my story of patriotic discovery that began back when I wanted nothing to do with America and ended in the international corridor of my university.

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

The Active Times | Posted 09.02.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are ...

The World's Best Cities for Pizza

The Daily Meal | Posted 09.05.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

In order to assemble our ranking of the world's best cities for pizza, we took a look at major cities throughout the world, especially ones that attracted lots of Italian immigrants, and sized up their pizza scene.

Celebrating the Fourth of July with Airport Profiling

Narinder Singh | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics
Narinder Singh

Instead of spending the morning thinking about the barbecue I was going to, or how thankful I was that my father immigrated to the only country i've ever called home -- I thought about how I was going to get profiled at Newark airport.

20 Essential American Jams To Celebrate The 4th Like An American

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 07.03.2014 | Entertainment

Besides fireworks, grilled meats, beer and waving the flag, there's no better way to celebrate the birth of America than by singing America. While the...

The 21 Most Perfectly American Things To Happen Since America's Last Birthday

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics

Because America. That's why.

All-American, All-Natural Rocket Pops

Food52 | Posted 09.02.2014 | Taste
Food52

Growing up, Rocket Pops were my favorite summer treat. They're juicy, they're refreshing -- but they're also filled with a long list of unnecessary ingredients. So I've made a fruit-heavy, lightly sweetened treat that you will enjoy all summer long -- starting with the Fourth of July.

33 Photos That Prove There Is No One Way To Be An American Family

The Huffington Post | Madeline Wahl | Posted 09.08.2014 | Parents

The American family looks different than it did 50, or even 10, years ago. The number of children living with two married parents has steadily dec...

Watch Out Cupid! Transhumanism is Going to Change Love

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 09.01.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you're in a coffee shop, don't overlook that 70-year-old sitting in the corner reading Dickens, Hemmingway, or maybe even a copy of The Transhumanist Wager. That senior citizen with their years of wisdom and experience might soon be fair game for a love interest.

To The Military Mom I Saw In The Airport -- And All Those Who Sacrifice

Natalie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Natalie Thomas

Happy 4th of July to all who celebrate, both home and overseas. Those with their loved ones and those without. Those dreaming about a better tomorrow and those fighting for it.

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 09.01.2014 | 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 09.01.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.31.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.30.2014 | 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 08.27.2014 | 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.