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What You Need To Know About 6-Foot Trick-Or-Treaters

Marion Franck | Posted 12.23.2014 | Parents
Marion Franck

I thought it was all about big boys, who should have known better, shaking me down for candy. Then again, some things don't make sense until you've lived them with your own child -- and not a moment sooner.

Parents Charged With Hate Crimes for Giving Rocks to Charlie Brown on Halloween

Spencer Green | Posted 12.22.2014 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Dozens of parents in a local town were arrested and charged with hate crimes for giving rocks as "treats" to a boy named Charlie Brown on Halloween night.

How to Talk to Your Kids About Ebola

Caryl M. Stern | Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact
Caryl M. Stern

Discussing the crisis in a safe environment with a trusted adult can help to allay anxiety and fear, combat misinformation and, for older kids, even create an opportunity to understand how they are part of a global community.

This Halloween, Teal is the New Orange

Lindsey Orlofsky | Posted 12.20.2014 | Parents
Lindsey Orlofsky

On Halloween, it doesn't matter if you're dressed as Superman or Wonder Woman; if you're living with life-threatening food allergies, candy is your kryptonite.

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...

The West Coast Is Still The Best Coast For Trick Or Treating

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 10.16.2014 | HuffPost Home

Life on the West Coast has some advantages. Okay, who are we kidding? It's pretty much perfect by these standards. And, according to the results of...

6 Halloween Treats From Our Youth That Make Us Want To Be Kids Again

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty

It's nearly Halloween, a time for pumpkins, costumes, and candy, candy, candy. In 2013, Reese's peanut butter cups, M&M's, and Snickers were all the r...

Why Trick Or Treating Is Better As An Adult

Oren Mendez | Posted 12.08.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

You're more likely to get candy with a realistic costume fit to your body type. No one really buys a 4"2 Iron Man, you dumb kid!

Jimmy Kimmel Has Even More Halloween Tricks

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 11.07.2013 | Comedy

With the repeat success of Jimmy Kimmel's annual "I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy" YouTube challenge, it only makes sense for Jimmy to ...

Trick or Treat Candy Coping Tips

Penny Love | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Penny Love

I've been known to eat stale candy glued to a gingerbread house and even petrified tootsie rolls stuck to the wrapper that practically break your teeth. If any of this rings a bell for you, then this article may be just in time to help you think outside the (candy) box this Halloween.

Political Trick or Treat: Scary Charades from Male Candidates

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Most adults may not dress up in costume for Halloween. Yet that hasn't stopped some political candidates from masquerading as something they're not in order to woo women voters. Here's a look at a few of these tricks -- and their more forthright alternatives.

Happy Challah-ween

Cory M. Baker | Posted 12.30.2013 | Religion
Cory M. Baker

"Are we allowed to trick or treat if we're Jewish?" I don't recall my father's answer but judging by his fervor of instilling fear into the hearts of children each October 31st , I presume he was supportive of our idolatrous fun.

Trick-or-Treating With a Purpose: Kids Can Involve Their Community in Bullying Prevention

Deborah Temkin | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Deborah Temkin

The year I went out trick-or-treating dressed as Jane from Daria was the very year that I faced the most bullying and social exclusion from my peers. My experience with bullying in middle school is far from unique.

Ghosts, Goblins and Sprawl: What How Kids Trick-or-Treat in Your Neighborhood Says About Your Community

Leigh Gallagher | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Leigh Gallagher

Halloween trick or treating is many things: a tradition of American childhood, a chance for kids and adults alike to express their creativity, a day when it's OK for everyone to eat candy. Here's something else it's inadvertently become: a measure of how far apart many Americans now live from their neighbors -- and as such, a proxy for community.

My First Halloween: An Immigrant Story

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Khanh Ho

After a half hour of trick or treating, my mom found us. She had a panicked look on her face. Our folks had not taken into account the fact that neighborhood kids would knock on our door, begging for treats.

The 9 Most-Hated Halloween Treats

Lauren Mikler | Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste

Don't be the worst trick-or-treating house on the block.

Fear the Bogeyman: Sex Offender Panic on Halloween

Andrew Extein, MSW | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Andrew Extein, MSW

The reality is that there has never been a recorded case of abuse or abduction by a registered sex offender on Halloween. Most offenders already comply with strict parole and registration requirements, and many are constantly tracked with GPS monitors.

Halloween on East 91st

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 12.25.2013 | New York
Joe Peyronnin

Perhaps no city block takes Halloween more seriously than East 91st Street. On this ghostly, otherworldly day, people from all over the region descend on this two-block stretch lined by beautiful limestone townhouses and apartment buildings.

The Top 10 Reasons People Hate Candy Corn

Posted 10.29.2013 | Taste

Lovers of this Halloween treat may want to avert their eyes.

How To Go Trick-Or-Treating As An Adult

Posted 10.23.2013 | Comedy

From now on, we should all live our lives based solely on Mr. Forthright's advice. The man clearly knows everything. To wit, watch above to learn ho...

American Horror Story

Rob Hiaasen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Rob Hiaasen

I've become that house. The house on Halloween that doesn't want to play along anymore. The house on your street owned by the older parents who don't find Halloween nearly as amusing because their shuttered, dark hearts won't allow for such amusement anymore.

Manufacturing Fear: Halloween Laws for Sex Offenders

Emily Horowitz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Emily Horowitz

Why worry about sex offenders on Halloween? Research shows no evidence of increased child sex abuse on Halloween and no evidence that a child was ever a victim of sexual abuse by a stranger while out trick-or-treating.

And Best City In America For Trick-Or-Treating Is...

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 10.17.2013 | Parents

San Francisco is America’s best city for trick-or-treating for the third year running, according to real estate site Zillow. According to Zillow...

Perpetual Halloween in Washington and the Ghost of Relationships Past

Robert Hall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Hall

The broken relationships of our country's leaders now place us in a perpetual season of Halloween.

My Friend Jack, the Unmasked Hero

Shane Jordan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Shane Jordan

This year Jack is removing all the masks. He is taking off his the capes and cloaks, the make-up and the wigs.