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What Makes a Memory Stick?

Karin Joy Whitley | Posted 07.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Karin Joy Whitley

As I look back at my summer memories, I wonder why certain situations are vivid in my mind while others I'm not able to recall. When I have conversations with my sister and brother about our childhood, some we can reminiscence to the very minuscule detail while other stories... there is no recollection.

Steve Martin Live

Philip David Morton | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts
Philip David Morton

"Steve Martin live" are three words you stopped seeing together in 1981. A reigning king of comedy for almost four decades, his imprint on the art form has few equals. Regardless of who was on top there was always Steve Martin.

Bombs Bursting in Air

Randi Miller | Posted 07.07.2014 | DC
Randi Miller

More pets go missing on the 4th of July than any other day of the year. And as I sit in my house every Independence Day night with the volume turned ...

This 'Human Firecracker' Is Incredibly Dangerous, But We Can't Look Away

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.07.2014 | Weird News

In small-town Michigan, an aging rocker with a pyro streak has a shtick that almost makes Johnny Knoxville look tame. He goes by "Ghengis [sic] John t...

It Wouldn't Be Fourth Of July Without A New Firework FAIL Compilation

The Huffington Post | Katla McGlynn | Posted 07.04.2014 | Comedy

Every year we like to take a moment to salute those who honored their country by nearly blowing themselves up. Watch this collection of fireworks FAIL...

Here's How The U.S. Is Celebrating Independence Day

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics

The United States marked 238 years as an independent nation and celebrated the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Nature and politics also...

Ann Brenoff

3 Deadly Things Lurking At Your July 4th BBQ

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.03.2014 | Fifty

Celebrating Independence Day isn't all fun and fireworks. In fact, it can be a pretty deadly holiday. July 4th is the third most-deadly holiday ce...

Fireworks Still Planned In The West, Despite Dangerously High Threat Of Wildfires

AP | SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 07.03.2014 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Arizona's largest city has gone four months without any measurable rain, and neighboring New Mexico is in the midst of four...

Is That Fireworks... Or Gunshots?

The Second City Network | Posted 07.02.2014 | Chicago
The Second City Network

One of the loudest American holidays is finally here -- the Fourth of July! If you're fortunate enough to live in Chicago's Austin, Auburn Gresham, Be...

Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.07.2014 | Politics

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in Americ...

A Sonic Story: Putting Together the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks Show

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 07.02.2014 | New York
Shoshana Greenberg

Friday night, my voice will be part of the chorus as the 38th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks erupt over New York City's East River and Brooklyn Bridge.

The Boy Who Loved 4th of July Fireworks

Kristen Mae | Posted 07.02.2014 | Parents
Kristen Mae

Lucas had been dreaming of loud bangs and colors filling the sky, and I'd been snarling at him and sending him to his room.

10 Kids Whose Entire Lives Were Made Whole While Watching Fireworks

The Huffington Post | Mandy Velez | Posted 06.30.2014 | Parents

One thing that's more amazing than watching fireworks? Watching kids watch fireworks. Ah, the magic. (hat tip: Neato Bambino) @media only scree...

This Is A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 06.30.2014 | Comedy

There's really only one step to making your own fireworks: DON'T. Just don't, no matter what Mr. Forthright says above. Via Tastefully Offensive...

The Most Amazing Spots to Watch Fireworks This 4th of July

The Active Times | Posted 06.30.2014 | Travel
The Active Times

We won't say which we think is the best--though we will name the biggest--we're outlining a few of the major shows and where you should go to get the best view.

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.

Best Hotels For Watching Fourth Of July Fireworks

Hipmunk | Posted 06.26.2014 | Travel
Hipmunk

Watching fireworks is an exhilarating, can't-miss Fourth of July experience, but finding a spot to watch them is not. Avoid the lines and hassle this year by booking a room in one of these prime viewing spots, where the luxury of watching the show from the comfort of your room is included.

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July

Marilyn Oliveira | Posted 06.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Marilyn Oliveira

Ah, Independence Day... the crown jewel of summer extravaganzas. Because, really - on what other holiday are you encouraged to eat, drink, and bask in the sun whilst reflecting on all that's great about the U.S. of A?

A-Sides with Jon Chattman: Empires Strike Back; Fireworks Go Off

Jon Chattman | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

With all the Stars Wars news last week (the casting announcement of Episode VII and the impending "May the Fourth Be With You" nonsense about to occur...

What's Better Than Fireworks? Feminist Fireworks, Of Course

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.17.2014 | Arts

Everyone's favorite feminist art pioneer is in New York City this month, hosting a stunning exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum. And it wouldn't be a re...

Living in the Moment

Dana King | Posted 06.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dana King

All of the stress and disappointment I had felt earlier that day was now so small and seemed so far away. Those were just things that happened. But this was living... just my boy and me and that perfect moment in time.

This Is Why Indoor Fireworks And Weddings Should Never Mix

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings

A video of a wedding reportedly out of India is spreading like wildfire online. Or, perhaps more aptly, spreading like indoor pyrotechnics at a weddin...

WATCH: Breakdancing With Fireworks Is Seriously Extreme, Possibly Insane

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

First, a warning that there is some rather strong language mixed with extremely dangerous feats of skill and insanity in the video above. Do not ever ...

Man Tapes Firecrackers To Lips, Lights Them, Because Why Not?

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 01.23.2014 | Weird News

Yes, it's as dumb as it sounds. But we can't help but marvel at yet another pioneer looking for fame on the Internet by injuring himself. Posted on...

15 Reasons to Stay Home on New Year's Eve

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.02.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

You're just not excited about fireworks anymore if they're not coming out of Katy Perry's breasts.