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Labor Day

Labor Day Is So Gay, Or It Can Be: 5 Reasons To Get Away This Labor Day

Jim Werner | Posted 08.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Werner

The unofficial end of summer is approaching (how did this happen?). Don't let the long weekend pass without fanfare. Cities all over are celebrating in their own distinct--and maybe crazy--ways.

The 10 Best Warm Weather Party Wines

Carla McDonald | Posted 08.12.2014 | Taste
Carla McDonald

We decided to ask 10 of the country's top food and wine experts to share the their favorite warm weather party vino.

Ann Brenoff

Forget First Loves, How About First Jobs?

HuffingtonPost.com | Ann Brenoff | Posted 07.18.2014 | Fifty

Before you know it, summer will be fading as fast as our tans and we'll all be planning our Labor Day barbecues. Labor Day is one of those holidays wh...

The No. 1 Song This Summer

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 07.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

There is one way to ensure the music of the summer reverberates into the fall and beyond. It is by discovering the song of the soul. The No. 1 hit will not be found on Billboard's charts or iTunes but inside of you and is waiting to be sung. It is music that will last forever.

Labor Day, Birth, and Perceived Judgement

Lindsey Mead | Posted 07.15.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Mead

I genuinely believe that most people don't judge the ways that others navigate the emotional, complicated, deeply personal terrain of motherhood. Perceived judgment can still slice deeply, but I think we need to remember that the root of what we sense may be in our own sensitivity and not in the mind of the other.

Parched Rivers, Danube Flights And A Monk On May Day: Week In Photos

Posted 05.03.2014 | World

Nothing quite compares to the power of a photograph to communicate the goings on in the world. Ranging from the serious to the silly, these photos off...

May Day -- Then and Now

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Unlike the rest of the world's democracies, the United States doesn't use the metric system, doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday.

Joyce Maynard Discusses Pie Crust -- and Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 04.02.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Joyce Maynard admits that her favorite scene in Jason Reitman's film of her novel Labor Day is one that wasn't in the book.

What Kate Winslet Says 'Almost Saved' Her Life

AP | JAKE COYLE | Posted 01.29.2014 | Entertainment

TORONTO (AP) — Before a reporter has barely entered the room, Kate Winslet has defused any formality. After shedding her heels, she announces her ex...

Movie Review: Labor Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.29.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Labor Day is one of those movies that either gets you to buy in and play along, or loses you at a crucial moment, earning only your mockery for the rest of its running time.

Golden Globes: A Great Night for Women Over 40 in Hollywood

Marta Wohrle | Posted 03.10.2014 | Entertainment
Marta Wohrle

Want to know the latest celebrity beauty secret? Aging beauty is hot! Amongst this year's Golden Globe nominations 17 nominated actresses are in their 40s and above.

The 'Labor Day' Trailer Is Here

Posted 10.31.2013 | Entertainment

After making a successful run on the festival circuit, Paramount is set to debut Jason Reitman's new film, "Labor Day," on Christmas Day. (A nationwid...

New Hampshire Film Festival Delivers The Goods

Leigh Blickley | Posted 12.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leigh Blickley

The NHFF delivered on its promise to screen incredible movies, giving audiences the chance to enjoy award-worthy feature-length films, shorts and documentaries.

Mike Ryan

Jason Reitman Doesn't Think You WIll Read This

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 09.13.2013 | Entertainment

Jason Reitman does not think you will finish reading this interview. Which isn't to say Reitman thought it went poorly. Though, he did call it "the mo...

Live from Toronto International Film Festival: Wednesday, Sept. 11

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.12.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Movies can amaze with their ability to not just take you out of yourself but to put in the middle of worlds you otherwise would never get a chance to see or experience.

Labor Daze: A Murky Future for the 'Average'

Frank Islam | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Frank Islam

In spite of the sometimes soaring and sometimes sour rhetoric surrounding Labor Day, the sad reality in 2013 is that, on average, the "average" American worker continues to struggle mightily.

Laurie Erdman: How Do We Create More Prosperity?

Laurie Erdman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Business
Laurie Erdman

I believe the American Dream of prosperity is not lost, yet it's been shrouded in "rugged individualism" gone awry. Prosperity is not found in every man or woman for themselves, fighting over the sales items at Ross.

'12 Years A Slave' and 'Gravity' Roar Through TIFF

Mike Ryan | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

We are now on the third full day of the Toronto International Film Festival. And, yes, the "big guns" of the festival are starting to roll out. In this batch alone, I saw all three of my most anticipated movies of the festival: Gravity, Dallas Buyers Club and 12 Years a Slave. Anyway, enough with the chit chat (though I do miss you, America), let's talk about these movies.

Kate Winslet Gets Sweaty In First 'Labor Day' Clip

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 11.07.2013 | Entertainment

We still have yet to see a trailer for "Labor Day," but now we're treated to the first clip from the Jason Reitman-directed drama. The short scene fea...

Looking Forward to Labor Days to Come

Tom Steyer | Posted 11.06.2013 | Green
Tom Steyer

Earlier this week, many of us took a day to reflect on and celebrate hard-working Americans and their efforts to build a better country, better commun...

Think Again: Labor for a Day, Capital for the Rest of the Year

Eric Alterman | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

In the mainstream media, we focus on the business world every day and on labor one day a year. This obscures the awful treatment that so many U.S. workers endure -- particularly their meager vacation time.

Consider the Onion

Anne Maxfield | Posted 11.02.2013 | Taste
Anne Maxfield

As it turns out, there is an awful lot of labor connected with something as everyday as an onion and with all food.

Alt-Labor Day, 2013

Amy B. Dean | Posted 11.04.2013 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

At a time when traditional unions are on the decline, scrappy organizing campaigns among low-wage workers, sometimes called "alt-labor," are capturing the national spotlight.

The Promise I'm Making For Next Summer

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 11.04.2013 | Women
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

Like guests at a Passover Seder promising "next year in Israel," I promise next summer in a bikini. It's been a few years since I accepted that my stomach, once a sculpted stone, had dissolved into a bag of sand, and I felt more comfortable at the beach diverting attention elsewhere.

Activism's Double-Duty

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 11.03.2013 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

People often think that activism is one-sided. That one must focus on a single issue and charge ahead. But true activism involves being able to tackle all the issues of the day -- both inside and outside of our own communities.