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The Best Cities to Trick Or Treat

Posted 10.17.2012 | Money

Sorry, Baltimore kids. It looks like trick-or-treaters in San Francisco, Calif. have the upper hand this year when it comes to Halloween. For the ...

Happy, Healthy Halloween

David Kirsch | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
David Kirsch

Halloween can be fun and relatively healthy. The key is using moderation and making the best choice of the things available.

Celebrate Halloween? You'll Probably Spend About $24 On Candy

Foodbeast | Posted 12.11.2012 | Food
Foodbeast

This year, seven out of 10 Americans will be celebrating Halloween, and they will, on average, spend nearly $80 bucks in honor of the holiday. Of that spending, which includes costumes, decorations and greeting cards, it's estimated that $24.25 of that total will go to candy sales.

Scared Off Candy? Halloween Just Got Sweeter

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff

An FDA advisory committee determined that the science was too weak to support a ban on artificial food dyes or a warning label on foods that contain them, despite the fact that popular dyes like Blue 1, Red 4 and Yellow 5 have all been linked to allergic reactions and hyperactivity.

5th Grader Attacks Teacher For Confiscating Candy

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education

After teacher Kelly Sanchez confiscated Halloween candy from a 10-year-old 5th grader at Zellwood Elementary school, the student allegedly attacked an...

Get Rid of Those Post-Halloween Reminders

Milt Bedingfield | Posted 01.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Milt Bedingfield

What do you do with all that candy? Hands down the smartest thing to do: throw it away. Proceed to the nearest trash receptacle and throw it away.

It's Not the Sugar's Fault That Your Kid Is Hyper

Alan Paul | Posted 01.08.2012 | Parents
Alan Paul

Few urban legends annoy me as much as "sugar makes kids hyper." It's so widespread that I don't even bother correcting it any more.

PHOTOS: The Halloween Hangover: Kids Hopped Up On Sugar

Posted 01.01.2012 | Parents

Welcome to November. The Halloween fun is over. Or is it? We're betting there are still some plastic pumpkin buckets filled with bite-sized treats in ...

Local Dentists Buy Back Halloween Candy

Posted 01.01.2012 | Denver

Halloween candy -- it's what childhood dreams are made of, but unfortunately all that candy has a not-so-dreamy effect on teeth and can become a paren...

4 Easy Ways to Talk Yourself Out of Overeating Halloween Candy

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Let's take a few moments to identify some of the most common Halloween thought sabotagers and how to address them.

Vintage Candy: 10 Treats To Remember Halloweens Of The Past (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.30.2011 | Parents

"Who can take a sunrise ... Sprinkle it in dew ... Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two? ... The candyman can." -- "Willy Wonka & the Chocolat...

Obama, First Lady Hand Out Halloween Candy At White House

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Turns out, the White House did not get egged. Trick-or-treaters marched up the White House driveway on a wet, snowy Saturday, past...

Unmasking Halloween and the Power of Anonymity

Sam Sommers | Posted 12.29.2011 | Parents
Sam Sommers

While there may be a variety of reasons why Halloween has come to be a time of pranks, mischief, and even more serious forms of misbehavior, disguise certainly plays a major role.

PHOTOS: The Best Halloween Movies

Posted 12.28.2011 | Entertainment

Well, it's about that time: You've got your costume, your candy bowl's full, your pumpkin's carved, you think that you're ready for Halloween. But...

Why Halloween Doesn't Have To Be Gorge-fest To Be Fun

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents

CHICAGO — Offer apples to trick-or-treaters and risk having your house get egged – maybe even by your own kids. But dentists and dietitia...

The Sneaky Chef's Secrets To Avoiding Halloween Sugar Rush

Missy Chase Lapine | Posted 12.28.2011 | Parents
Missy Chase Lapine

What can we do to enjoy the festivities without being a nutrition Scrooge? Here are some of my sneaky tips to help control the sugar attack in our house

Halloween Candy Face-Off: How Do Your Favorites Measure Up?

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 10.26.2012 | Parents

You and your kids are decked out in Halloween gear. You've done the requisite door-to-door trip around the neighborhood and yelled "Trick-or-Treat" m...

Halloween Candy Facts: 12 Things You Might Not Have Known

Posted 12.28.2011 | Food

Halloween is a treasured American holiday -- and it is one where candy rules. Grocery stores and pharmacies begin devoting aisles to trick-or-treat...

QUIZ: Can You Spot A 'Real' Portion Of Halloween Candy?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Chan and Laura Schocker | Posted 12.28.2011 | Healthy Living

'Tis the season for tricks and treats -- and while it's probably inevitable that you'll sample a treat or two with so much around, the real trick is m...

Healthy Eating Habits for Halloween

Dina R. Rose | Posted 12.27.2011 | Parents
Dina R. Rose

By some reports, our kids stuff 5% of their yearly candy consumption into their Halloween candy bags. From a habits perspective, 5% is no big deal. But flip the statistic around and that's another story.

Tasty Halloween Facts

The Huffington Post | Trymaine Lee | Posted 12.26.2011 | Black Voices

While the little ones might be a bit young to indulge in classic black Halloween flicks like "Blacula," "A Vampire in Brooklyn" or "Tales from the Hoo...

Halloween (and Being Good, Protective Parents)

Amber Dusick | Posted 12.26.2011 | Parents
Amber Dusick

I love Halloween. A lot of people hate Halloween but those people are lame. One thing I love about it, is that we get to show what good parents we are.

The 20 Best & Worst Halloween Candies

Posted 12.26.2011 | Food

One of the most highly debated topics in America, well, maybe after politics, is which Halloween candy outshines the rest and which ones are bottom ...

5 Healthier Halloween Snacks

Holly B. Clegg | Posted 01.21.2012 | Healthy Living
Holly B. Clegg

There is more to this night then just sugar-loaded snacks. Even though this holiday focuses on the children, there are always adults around, and all of that trick-or-treating can really make a crowd hungry!

Halloween Candy and Your Weight

Irene Rubaum-Keller | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Irene Rubaum-Keller

It's that time of year again. The older I get, the more it feels like it just was Halloween a few months ago. This is the time of year when our weight can begin to creep up.