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Columbus Day

Columbus Day Is Done. Can We Talk?

Janus Adams | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Janus Adams

We can honor Italians for their music, their culture, the unsurpassed art and phenomenal food. But, does it really harm those who would do so if we also respect the Pietro Alonzo Ninos, Norsemen -- and (Ms.) Freydises too?

A People's Holiday of the United States

John K. Herr | Posted 10.15.2014 | 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."

Columbus Day and the Colonization of Land, Trees and Genes

Rachel Smolker | Posted 10.13.2014 | Technology
Rachel Smolker

We can sadly reflect on the brutal history of colonization that American Indians faced when Europeans "discovered" and then claimed their lands. Now, centuries later, the ongoing colonization process threatens to colonize not only their lands, but even the genetics of the trees in their forests that are central to their history and livelihoods.

Michigan Bank's Columbus Day Stunt Is Proof The Ohio State Rivalry Is Serious Stuff

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.13.2014 | College

When it comes to the bitter, undying rivalry between the University of Michigan and Ohio State University, we thought we'd seen everything. But th...

Seriously, How Does Anyone Still Celebrate Columbus Day?

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 10.13.2014 | Comedy

We've known for... well, many hundreds of years now that Christopher Columbus didn't really DISCOVER anything. It's tough to make the case that you di...

Meatless Monday: Columbus Discovers The Living Planet

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Today is Columbus Day, when we mark the date when Christopher Columbus came to America. He did not "discover" it, he got it wrong -- he thought he was...

Jason Linkins

The Supreme Court Gave Gay Marriage A Big Kanye Shrug

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2014 | Politics

So, that happened: Ebola has come to America, but the disease has nothing on the viral spread of harum-scarum Ebola hype from the media and politician...

9 Important Greeting Cards For October

Shiri Eshel | Posted 10.09.2014 | Comedy
Shiri Eshel

It's October again! Time to wish something... ...

Columbus Day In Seattle Replaced With A New Holiday

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council is replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day in the city. The resolution that passed unanimously ...

10 Ways to Dream Big

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 09.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Have a daily daydream about your dream--imagine what it looks like, how it makes you feel and who it brings into your life.

Presidents Day?

Adam Dubowsky | Posted 04.19.2014 | Comedy
Adam Dubowsky

It's Presidents Day! The day we celebrate our founding fathers the way they would've wanted -- by giving 10 percent off all appliances $397 or more at...

Average Americans Don't Know This MAJOR Fact

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 10.15.2013 | Comedy

Most of us learned that Christopher Columbus discovered America before reaching double digits. But as Jimmy Kimmel learns, plenty of Americans forgot ...

Indigenous Groups March Against Columbus Day

Posted 10.16.2013 | World

Clashes broke out between police and protesters in Chile's capital following a demonstration by thousands marching for indigenous rights on Saturday. ...

These Are The Only Two Places In The U.S. Christopher Columbus Visited

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.14.2013 | Latino Voices

Today is Christopher Columbus day, though you may be among those who agree with Los Fabulosos Cadillacs that "there's nothing to celebrate." Thoug...

These Hilarious Columbus Day Memes Will Make Your Day

Posted 10.14.2013 | Black Voices

It's Columbus Day! You know that holiday we celebrate in honor of the first man to discover America, even though Columbus was not, in fact, the first ...

Was Christopher Columbus Alone in Thinking That the World Was Spherical?

Quora | Posted 12.13.2013 | Science
Quora

No, he wasn't. In fact, the idea that anyone in his time believed the earth was flat is a complete fiction, invented in 1828.

EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Columbus's NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN Captain's Logs

Rob Kutner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Rob Kutner

Day 4: The boatswain is beginning to suspect that I have no freaking clue where India is. Or how to pronounce "boatswain."

Columbus Janitors Clean Columbus Day's Clock

Tony_Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

It's ironic that Columbus Day falls during Hispanic Heritage Month. Let's just say that it's not the Day Columbus discovered the Americas. It's the day that Columbus invented corporate America.

Why Do We Celebrate Columbus Day?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 12.13.2013 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo

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Columbus Might Have Blown Steve Jobs Out of the Water

Lynda Bekore | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Lynda Bekore

As we celebrate the 521st anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America, let's remember him for who he really was--America's first entrepr...

'Christopher Columbus Was A Demon'

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 10.10.2013 | Comedy

Comedian Hari Kondabolu hates Christopher Columbus, and for good reason. As an Indian-American, Hari laments Columbus is "the reason I have to tell pe...

Discovery

Eric Silfen, M.D. | Posted 12.08.2013 | Healthy Living
Eric Silfen, M.D.

I would suggest discovery has seven key elements we need to acknowledge and celebrate as we look for the next innovations that will allow us to live well and enjoy life.

Patriotic Styles for American Holidays

Amanda Callaghan | Posted 09.03.2013 | Style
Amanda Callaghan

Fireworks, BBQs, and parades... all just some of the ways we love to celebrate America! From President's Day to Veteran's Day, here's a list of patriotic apparel to get you looking and feeling all-American when honoring and celebrating this great country!

Is It Time To Get Rid Of Columbus Day?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 01.11.2013 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- California could soon be the next state to do away with Columbus Day thanks to a bill proposed by Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (D-Wes...

PHOTOS: 10 Perfect October Getaways

Cheapflights | Posted 12.13.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

The takeaway: People looking for October flights seem to be chasing fall foliage, football and falling prices. Many of these towns have even more to offer.