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"Cloud Nine:" A Mental Challenge for the Theatergoer

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

As you approach the Linda Gross Theater, you're struck by the imposing quiet of it. Sealed doors keep out the faint of heart; the Church-like building sleeps, bathed in the light of an October moon. Could this be your destination, or have you made a mistake?

Get It Together: 20 Habits You Need To Start This October

Unwritten | Posted 10.03.2015 | Women

Originally published on Unwritten by Giuliana Guarna. Pumpkin spice lattes, riding boots, and Halloween planning aren't the only things that fall bri...

Hold on to Your Butts, People, It's October!

Elizabeth Logan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Comedy
Elizabeth Logan

Pumpkin shit? Got it. Orange shit? Got it. Spooky shit? Got it. Crunchy leaves and shit? Crunch crunch son!

31 of the Most Powerful Domestic Violence Moments in the Last Year

Ariel Zwang | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Ariel Zwang

The last 12 months were a watershed for domestic violence. Famous athletes faced real scrutiny for the acts of violence they committed, survivors took control of the conversation with a viral hashtag, purple nails expanded the dialogue nationwide, and there were also incredible advocacy wins.

Because the Time Should Be Now

Shana Thornton | Posted 09.03.2015 | Media
Shana Thornton

Domestic violence is still a major concern in our society. Change has to start with all of us. I hope you don't wait until the month of October to have this conversation with a loved one. The time is now- well, it should be now.

What's Your Halloween Personality Type?

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

When it comes down to it, there's no right or wrong way to celebrate Halloween. But when you're planning this year, listen to your gut; is there a certain side of yourself that's itching to yell "Trick or Treat"!?

13 Songs to Get Witchy to on Halloween

Antonia Blumberg | Posted 12.28.2014 | Religion
Antonia Blumberg

For me, experiencing the richness of this season entails brewing spicy teas, gathering with other nature spirituality practitioners, meditating and listening to lots of witchy music.

Let Us Explicitly Tell You Why These Costumes Are Wrong. Because Ignorance Is Spooky

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.25.2014 | Impact

It wouldn't be Halloween season without the following standard racist, sexist and offensive-all-around costumes. "But it's all in good fun!" you proba...

This Little Person Asked Passersby How They Feel About The Term, 'Midget'

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 10.15.2014 | Impact

The term "midget" comes from midge -- a small insect that resembles a mosquito. It's not a term of endearment, of course, but as Aaron Beelner po...

5 of Illinois' Most Haunted Sites

Reboot Illinois | Posted 12.14.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

October is in full swing and Halloween is only a few short weeks away. That can only mean one thing: goblins and ghosts and ghouls have arrived in Illinois -- or at least stories about goblins and ghosts and ghouls.

U2's Songs of Transcendence

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 12.13.2014 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

Sometimes we have to take inventory of where we've been to realize where we are, and where we're heading. Songs of Innocence does just that.

9 Important Greeting Cards For October

Shiri Eshel | Posted 12.07.2014 | Comedy
Shiri Eshel

It's October again! Time to wish something... ...

Face Your Fears

Rupa Mehta | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Rupa Mehta

Fall is a season of change and Halloween is a holiday that allows us to step outside of ourselves. So, instead of wearing a mask of fear to hide this year, take control and try it on. Embrace the mask of fear; see fear with a new perspective.

The 21 Spookiest Rock Songs for the Halloween Season

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.07.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

As October's days grow shorter and the air chillier, the anticipation of Halloween builds -- and for a proper celebration, there needs to be a soundtrack.

Why Some Women With Breast Cancer Feel Like The 'Damper On The Party' During October

Chicago Tribune | Barbara Brotman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact

The pink ribbons, pink T-shirts, pink carnations, a pink bra sculpture — there's pink seemingly everywhere, promoting mammograms, raising funds and ...

Irish Medium Sandie Byrne Presents Her First New York City Event October 9

Holly Cara Price | Posted 12.06.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Holly Cara Price

As the "Blood Moon" comes to fruition later this week -- the second of two rare "Blood Moons" this year, the last one being in April -- New Yorkers wi...

11 Things to Consider Before Entering That Corn Maze

Julie Meyer Taylor | Posted 12.06.2014 | Parents
Julie Meyer Taylor

Parents desiring to make this October the best pretend-wondrous ever, should consider a few things before taking even one step over the corn-filled threshold.

Top 10 Spooky Places to See in Ireland This October

Vic O'Sullivan | Posted 12.03.2014 | Travel
Vic O'Sullivan

Count Dracula may stalk the Transylvanian countryside; but his origins are much closer to Bram Stoker's homeland of Ireland. As a frail child, Bram's mother whetted his appetite for the blood thirsty character by fuelling the author's imagination with supernatural tales.

LOOK: Giant Mutant Rats On The Prowl At Nightmare: New York

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock & Emily Kassie | Posted 10.03.2014 | Weird News

Blood, bodies, and butchers: all signs of our favorite time of year. The Weird News team took a field trip to Nightmare: New York Thursday night, w...

Eclipses in the October Skies

Dean Regas | Posted 12.02.2014 | Science
Dean Regas

When the Moon is totally in the Earth's shadow, called totality, the Moon will turn an eerie shade of red as sunlight bends through the Earth's atmosphere to reach it. After totality, the Earth's shadow will slowly wipe off the Moon and return it to its normal, full self.

October: The Month of Name Change

Danielle Tate | Posted 12.02.2014 | Weddings
Danielle Tate

Curious why October is the month of married name change? There are four key factors that influence the uptick in newlywed name change this time of year.

Daily Meditation: October

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 10.03.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

The Role of Innovation + Disruption in Progress

Jerri Chou | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact
Jerri Chou

Lots of entrepreneurs talk about disruption these days. Disrupting the music industry, disrupting education -- for anything there is, there is something to disrupt.

Why Do Leafs Fans Hate the Leafs?

Emily Cornelius | Posted 10.12.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

There is so much positive press out there for Toronto being a huge market that could support two NHL teams... I suppose they mean financially support two teams, cause the way I see it -- we can't emotionally support the team we have.

Meghan Heffern of the CW's Backpackers is a Mickey Mouse Fan

Ilana Rapp | Posted 09.27.2014 | Entertainment
Ilana Rapp

Meghan Heffern has one of those faces that you see everywhere. That's because you have seen her everywhere! With over 30 film and TV credits, you'll recognize her from Degrassi: The Next Generation and a multitude of other well known projects.