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Columbus Day

Presidents Day?

Adam Dubowsky | Posted 02.18.2014 | 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.

Take Action for Indigenous Peoples in the Wake of Columbus Day

Nina Wegner | Posted 12.10.2012 | Impact
Nina Wegner

Right now is the perfect time to think about those throughout history and across the world who, because of their regional, cultural, or ethnic ties, have been colonized, marginalized, displaced, or oppressed.

How to Celebrate Columbus Day: Smack the Doughnuts From Your Co-workers' Hands, Claim Them as Your Own, Then Give Them Smallpox

El Guapo | Posted 12.08.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

Today is the only day of the year where you have carte blanche to take whatever your gluttonous heart desires from others and claim it as your own, without legal repercussions.

Tens Of Thousands Celebrate Italian Pride In Columbus Day Parade

dnainfo.com | Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK CITY -- Tens of thousands of parade-goers lined up along Fifth Avenue Monday for the 68th annual Columbus Day Parade. The parade, which st...

7 Hilarious Columbus Day Memes

Posted 10.09.2012 | Black Voices

Happy Columbus Day! There's nothing like a three-day weekend or an Italian pride parade to start off the week in celebration of the explorer's discove...

On Columbus Day, It's Time to Rethink Our 'Manifest Destiny'

Richard Steiner | Posted 12.08.2012 | Green
Richard Steiner

There is a better way to govern our last frontiers. The first thing we need is a "timeout." We need a lot more science, and more deliberate thinking about whether this frontier development will help, or hinder, our quest for a sustainable future.

What Did You Buy This Weekend?

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 10.08.2012 | Style

Show us your fab buys!

Why Do We STILL Celebrate Columbus Day?

Nancy Redd | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Nancy Redd

No one likes holidays more than I do, but Columbus Day has to take the cake when it comes to holidays that just don't seem worthy of celebration.

Overrated White People

Marc Lamont Hill | Posted 12.08.2012 | Black Voices
Marc Lamont Hill

To honor the true spirit of Columbus Day, I have created my own list of overrated white people. Of course, this list is not exhaustive, as there are countless other White people who are equally underwhelming.

The Children Of Columbus: The Multinationals And Their Courtiers

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 12.08.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

As the nation commemorates the life and adventures of Christopher Columbus, let's not forget his 21st Century descendants: the multinational corporations who span the globe in search of wealth.

PHOTOS: 'Discovering Columbus' Is A Hit

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 12.08.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — Anyone hoping to commune with Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day will be disappointed: He's booked solid. Monday's tickets to the c...