july

Women
May your July be slow, restful, healing, and touched with the magic of lowered expectations. Embrace the new normal, and find beauty in the small tufts of lavender that are tough enough, brave enough, to grow each year there under the cedar trees.
Books
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Wellness
--Rebecca Scholl More from Happify: Science-Based Activities And Games That Boost Your Happiness How To Maximize Your Happiness
Business
July: Climatologists agree that July 24 is the hottest day of the year in the U.S., but the tenth of every month during the summer feels the hottest to me ... that's the day our electric bill arrives in the mail.
Food & Drink
Have you hitched your hammock to the nearest tree? Good. Now you'll need a beverage to keep cool while you're waiting for the fireworks.
Parenting
Over the July weeks, blueberries ripen, dark purple-blue, gaining volume and sweetness. If you sneak one early, it is too tart; if you wait until the right afternoon, warm sweetness explodes, the taste of summer. What else happens in those days it takes for blueberries to ripen?
Food & Drink
Dozens of beers are released every month, and my goal is to pick out a small sample of exceptional beers to share with you.
Wellness
Beauty nourishes life. Let's let our beautiful words awaken our loved ones to the beauty in their lives. Let's be aware that as we express the myriad ways beauty enriches our lives, we participate with the sun in beautifying these long last days of summer.
Impact
While thousands of people have responded to the recent emergency call for blood and platelet donations from the American Red Cross, right now blood products are being distributed to area hospitals almost as quickly as donations are coming in.
DC
I am 27 years old, and I am the National Volunteer Spokesperson for the American Red Cross. But nine years ago on July 6, 2004, I was a blood recipient after being involved in a near fatal car accident that caused catastrophic injuries.
Videos
Obama's Weekly Address Celebrating Independence Day
Culture & Arts
15. "Keep On Knocking" - A Band Called Death A little love for America's first punk band. 14. "Freedom Hangs Like Heaven
HuffPost Home
Certain guests are less welcome than others. They include: the Night Owl, the Nonstop Talker, the Complainer, the Lingerer, the Do-It Yourselfer and the Slob. Each have certain foibles which work well for them in their own homes, but tend to rankle even the most easy-going host.
Style & Beauty
Certain guests are less welcome than others. They include: the Night Owl, the Nonstop Talker, the Complainer, the Lingerer, the Do-It Yourselfer and the Slob. Each have certain foibles which work well for them in their own homes, but tend to rankle even the most easy-going host.
New York
With that most wonderful and most American holiday of all just about upon us, it seems right to show appreciation for the stores who can help supply or enhance our feast.
Culture & Arts
Whether by intention or accident, "July" augurs a return to, or perhaps a renewed version, of chivalry and respect between a man and a woman in the art form.
Environment
2011-08-03-Screenshot20110803at4.34.07PM.jpg What made this month unusual wasn't only the hot days, but rather the hot nights.
New York
The window-washer called 911 after climbing down the scaffolding and a small army of police officers arrived on the scene