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October

What's Your Halloween Personality Type?

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.29.2014 | 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 10.28.2014 | 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 10.14.2014 | 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 10.13.2014 | 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.

ADHD Awareness Month: A Call to Action

Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Edward M. Hallowell, M.D.

ADHD Awareness Month is a time to feel grateful, but also to rededicate our efforts and embrace the condition not so much as a disorder, but as a trait. It is a trait that can lead to very bad outcomes when mismanaged, but it is also a trait that can lead to huge success, joy and fulfillment in life.

9 Important Greeting Cards For October

Shiri Eshel | Posted 10.09.2014 | Comedy
Shiri Eshel

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

Face Your Fears

Rupa Mehta | Posted 10.08.2014 | 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 10.07.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.06.2014 | 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 10.03.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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 10.02.2014 | 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.

The Obamacare Website, Version 1.1

Chris Weigant | Posted 02.01.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The Obama administration just rolled out what could be called "version 1.1" of HealthCare.gov. After two months of nothing short of disaster, the White House is now confident that the website is ready for prime time. Mostly.

At Age 24, I Felt a Bump on My Breast

Jen Glantz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jen Glantz

I thought maybe, if I stopped paying attention to it, like a nagging ex-boyfriend, it, too, would eventually go away.

Only This Could Make Fall Official

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy

Leave us alone. We are watching many dogs playing in many leaves. Because one dog in leaves wasn't enough... ...

Celebrate Your Italianita!

Michael Carosone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Michael Carosone

As October comes to a close and the celebration of Italian-American heritage, culture, and history ends, I would like to make this poem my finale. I published it in 2008 in Avanti Popolo: Italian-American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus.