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Veterans Day: The Forgotten Meaning

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

Today, Veterans Day honors the duty, sacrifice and service of America's nearly 25 million veterans of all wars. We should remember and celebrate those men and women.

PHOTOS: Veterans Day Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed the first Armistice Day on Nov. 11, 1919 as a day "filled with lots of pride in the heroism of those who died in t...

How One Percent Makes a Difference

Ed Hooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ed Hooper

American Indians are one percent of the U.S. population, but their contribution to this nation far exceeds that number.

Daylight Saving. Who's Benefitting?

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Howard Steven Friedman

Many of us find the resetting of the clocks annoying but naturally wonder if there's any science behind daylight saving time -- does it actually conserve energy?

From Rage to Civilization

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

One of the nice things about blogging on Huff Post is not only can you expound on your chosen subject in more than a soundbite, but you may find yours...

Fall of Giants: Follett At His Finest

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Ken Follett is a master craftsman who is just now hitting his full stride. He has had successes before but he has never been so popular or so anticipated.

BLOG WATCH> G. W. Pabst's Westfront 1918 on MoMA's Inside/Out

MoMA | Posted by | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When we last encountered G. W. Pabst (1885--1967), he had made the startling Die Buchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box). He then directed two more silent ...

Armenian-Americans File Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit Against Turkey

Harut Sassounian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harut Sassounian

After seeking genocide recognition for almost a century, Armenian-Americans will now devote their energy to pursue all legal avenues in order to recoup their massive losses and regain their historic rights.

WWI Soldier Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Private Thomas D. Costello lost his life on September 16, 1918 in France and received full military honors today at Arlington National Cemetery. Hast...

Prophecy, Divine Madness and Psychology

Nancy Furlotti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Nancy Furlotti

In The Red Book are Jung's dreams, visions, active imaginations and layers of commentary that are accessible to all of us.

Sidewalks Of New York: Where You Find The Most Interesting Used Books

Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Amy Hertz

I am constantly on the lookout for what people are reading in public, because every month we compile a feature updating you on what we've spotted bein...

The Twin Brother of Annihilation

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Koehler

The argument: In a world held hostage by nuclear weapons, there are smaller aggregate numbers of war dead; therefore, God bless nukes. Or maybe not.

Historian Finds Red Baron's Death Certificate

AP | MONIKA SCISLOWSKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WARSAW, Poland — A Polish historian says he made a surprising find when poring through World War I archives – the death certificate of Man...

Veterans Day: How Many Days are Enough

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

More so even than the debt the nation owes our veterans, I owe two vets, my parents, for my existence and for inspiring my accomplishments.

"15 Minutes" vs. 90 Years: How the Algonquin Round-Table Went Viral Before the Internet

Nat Benchley | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nat Benchley

Anywhere there is printing these days (ink or pixels), you will find references to the Algonquin Round Table. So, what is it with the adulation of a bunch of "tipsy quipsters"?

"The Marne 1914": A Bold New Account (PHOTOS)

Holger H. Herwig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Holger H. Herwig

I wanted to write about the Battle of the Marne because I regard it as the most decisive land battle since the Allies defeated Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. I regard its impact to have been spectacular.

Armistice Day, the Great War, and Brains: A Tale of Woe

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dan Agin

Had the politicians of various countries been obligated to live in combat on the front lines, it's doubtful that the ferocious carnage of the First World war would have occurred.

Afghanistan: In War, Winners can be Losers

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Supporters and opponents of President Obama's Afghanistan decision focus on whether it is possible to secure a military victory in the conflict; however, in war, even a winner can be a loser.

Britain's Last First World War Veteran Shuns Remembrance Day For "Glorifying Law"

Telegraph | Bonnie Malkin in Sydney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In July Claude Choules, 108, became Britain's sole survivor from the 1914-1918 war, following the death of Harry Patch, aged 111. ...

In a Chilly London November, War and Remembrance

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

Remembrance Sunday fell just a couple of days after the horrendous shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, that left 13 soldiers dead and 30 wounded, many of whom were preparing for deployment to Afghanistan.

Turkey, Armenia Agree To Establish Diplomatic Ties

AP | AVET DEMOURIAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia and Turkey, bitter foes for a century, took a step toward reconciliation Monday by announcing they would launch final...

Diamonds Are Not Forever

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Botswana is an example of how to wisely administer a natural resource endowment.

Harry Patch, Britain's Last WWI Vet, Honored At Funeral

AP | ROBERT BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLS, England (AP) — Church, state and hundreds of warriors of other battles were according last honors Thursday to Harry Patch, Britain's last...

Palme d'Or Winner of Cannes 2009: Michael Haneke's "White Ribbon"

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The intent of the movie is to show how the imminent war -- or any imminent war -- results from the sickness of a culture as well as from inherent human malice.

AFS: World Peace Begins in High School

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I would not be who I am today -- and the organization I founded, Orphans International Worldwide -- would not exist, if it were not for my life-impacting experiences with AFS.