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History | History

The Science of Saving the Declaration of Independence

How science helped—and harmed—efforts to preserve the U.S.'s founding documents.

Pets & Animals | I Love Dogs

5 Ways to Calm Your Dog During Fireworks - The Dogington Post

For parents of dogs that fear loud, unknown noises, a booming crack or the startling burst of fireworks in the distance can mean hours of heartache and helplessness trying to comfort our terrified four-legged family member.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Los Angeles: Fourth of July Block Party | Grand Park

If you're on the hunt for a cheap, lively way to celebrate Uncle Sam, shake it over to Grand Park, and watch Downtown LA light up for free! This Fourth of July,

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks in LA

Fourth of July is fast approaching and we have plenty of suggestions for where to see some of the many fireworks shows around the country. Whether you're looking for a front-row seat or a spot away from the crowds, we've got you covered.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

How to Avoid July Fourth Allergy Flare-Ups

Smoke, stings, mold are common summer allergens that can trigger asthma, allergy attacks, experts say

Family & Parenting | Kids

Independence Day Parades, Fireworks, and 4th of July Events in LA

Looking for 4th of July activities in Los Angeles? From parades to fireworks: here are 20 Ways to Celebrate the Fourth of July in L.A.

Entertainment | Entertainment

17 Patriotic Movies to Watch Over Fourth of July Weekend

What's an American to do once the thrill of BBQ and fireworks has worn off? Watch movies, that's what.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help!

15 Great Fourth of July Deals You Absolutely Must Check Out

This year, July 4 falls on a Friday. And given the sales we're seeing (entire stores at 40% or 50% off!), it's looking a lot like an early Black Friday. Happy National Ice Cream Month!

History | History

Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself. On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia ...

Miscellaneous | Chicago Events

Where to Watch Fireworks in Chicago on July 4, 2014

Here's where to get in the thick of the action—or try to stake out a secluded view of the light show over the lake.

Food & Drink | Seasonal Recipes

Red, White and Blue Recipes for Your Fourth of July

There are few things more unabashedly American than a Fourth of July barbecue. Except for maybe an all-red, white, and blue Fourth of July barbecue. For those patriots out there gearing up celebrate the stars and stripes, we've got you covered.

Miscellaneous | Los Angeles Stuff

The 5 best places in LA to watch fireworks this 4th of July

Put on your favorite star spangled shirt/tie/underoos, and get your freedom-loving, patriotic self to one of these epic Independence Day extravaganzas.