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There Go The Neighbor-hoods!

Charlie Carillo | Posted 10.31.2016 | New York
Charlie Carillo

This is a scary Halloween story from long ago involving a bunch of kids known as....the Little Neckers.

What's With The Teal Pumpkins?

Quora | Posted 10.07.2016 | Parents

The Teal Pumpkin Project is an initiative started by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to provide children with food allergies a trick-or-treating experience that is safe for them.

Trick Your Kids Into Eating Healthy

Helen Agresti RD | Posted 10.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Helen Agresti RD

It's Halloween time! This marks the beginning of the holiday season when we often find ourselves celebrating weeks prior to the arrival of each holid...

All Hallows Eve...The End Is Near

Melinda Wentzel | Posted 10.30.2016 | Parents
Melinda Wentzel

I've been informed it's over -- my brood's love affair with trick-or-treating, that is. I knew it would happen eventually. I just wasn't expecting it to happen now, seemingly minutes before Halloween. It's possible I'll need weeks of therapy in order to cope with such tragic news. Please send candy.

The Real Reason Parents Take Their Toddlers Trick-Or-Treating

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.28.2015 | Parents

When your kids are only 1 and 2 years old, trick-or-treating may seem a little pointless, as they likely don't understand what's going on or why it's ...

The 10 Unhealthiest Halloween Candies

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.28.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

From hydrogenated oils to corn syrup to artificial coloring, many candies contain more processed ingredients than not. This is our list of the 10 worst offenders.

Dear Parents Who Have Put out a Teal Pumpkin This Halloween

Lianne Mandelbaum | Posted 10.22.2016 | Parents
Lianne Mandelbaum

Our family is not the only grateful one this holiday. Just in case you were wondering if it was worth the effort, please know that you are helping to erase the stigma of food allergies. You are bringing magic into the world of a child, one teal pumpkin at a time.

25 Best Towns for Trick-or-Treating

The Daily Meal | Posted 10.21.2016 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Halloween, in particular, is the time of year when communities combine their creative geniuses to produce the spookiest, creepiest, and most festive events possible. It isn't simply about finding the perfect costume and collecting the best candy.

The 10 Best Neighborhoods For Trick-Or-Treating

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 10.22.2015 | HuffPost Home

Trick-or-treating is a delicate art. Not only must one score the most epic candy stash possible, but time is of the essence: Choose a neighborhood whe...

How to Be a Happy Halloweener: A Guide

Nathan S. Sanders | Posted 10.08.2016 | Comedy
Nathan S. Sanders

Fall is in the air. The leaves are changing, pagans are celebrating the autumnal equinox and the blood type of the average cat lady is 'Pumpkin Spice Latte'. Halloween is upon us.

9 Things Only City Kids Would Understand About Trick-Or-Treating

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 10.13.2015 | HuffPost Home

Let's face it: trick-or-treating is pretty much the best thing about Halloween. If you live in a city, that sentiment rings even truer. "But I love t...

8 Ways To Keep Your Kids Safe On Halloween

Posted 11.28.2016 | Entertainment

Before your kids go trick-or-treating tonight, consider these tips from Dr. Jim Sears, pediatrician and co-host of The Doctors: 1. Make sure costu...

Shabbatoween 2014: Keeping it Neighborly and Making it Jewish

Rabbi Ilana Garber | Posted 12.30.2014 | Parents
Rabbi Ilana Garber

How do I undo what I've done to Halloween? I don't want him to participate in trick-or-treating, but there should be joy in helping others to celebrate their holidays (like wishing other people a Merry Christmas). Perhaps it's time to start a new Halloween tradition -- even in this rabbi's home.

How To Stay Safe This Halloween | Posted 12.30.2014 | HuffPost Home

Fueled by candy and adrenaline, Halloween is one of the most dangerous days of the year. Whether you're transforming your home into a haunted house, or handing out candy, these quick tips can help ensure that your Halloween is havoc-free!

The Frightful Mask of Prejudice on Halloween

Rev. Michelle L. Torigian | Posted 12.30.2014 | Religion
Rev. Michelle L. Torigian

On Halloween we have the opportunity to interact with the Christ in our midst as we extend radical hospitality to our neighbors and strangers. Will Christ be allowed into our neighborhoods this Halloween?

Here's Where Kids Can Eat Free This Halloween

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 10.30.2014 | Taste

This Halloween, kids can get some great free treats (and even free dinner!) before they go trick-or-treating and straight into a sugar high. Chec...

Why Some Of My Most Cherished Memories Relate To Halloween

RB Bronson | Posted 12.28.2014 | Fifty
RB Bronson

There's a lot about our childhoods we'd like to forget: the school bully, the critical teacher, the hectoring older brother or indifferent parent. But I think we can all agree that some of our most cherished memories relate to Halloween.

What Your Trick-Or-Treat Handout Says About You

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 10.24.2014 | Taste

Please don't tell us you give out raisins.

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!

Doctor's Ingenious Idea For Healthy Halloween Infinitely Better Than The 'Fat Letter'

Posted 10.31.2013 | Good News

It was quite the Halloween buzzkill yesterday when word got out about the woman in North Dakota who threatened to give “moderately obese” trick-or...

My Response To The Lady Who Says, 'No Candy For You, Fatso!'

Jen M.L. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Jen M.L.

Halloween is a time for kids to put on crazy costumes and go ask strangers for candy. It doesn't make a lot of sense, but it's fun. Unless you live next door to this lady.

A Halloween Contract For More Acceptable Working Conditions

Beth Woolsey | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Beth Woolsey

It's time to come clean, parents. All the way out of the candy-stealing closet. It's time to stand up for ourselves and demand our rights, because you know what? Kids can't do this trick-or-treat thing without us.

Top 5 Halloween Sours That Turn Sweet

Kevin Walsh | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Kevin Walsh

It's the only time of year that we encourage our kids to scream in the night, befriend strangers -- and even accept candy from them. It's that magical, cold, rainy school night that only gets better as the years pass. The look of fatigue, crabbiness and general consternation of the toddlers becomes a fond memory.