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Start planning Halloween now, so spending doesn't haunt you later

6 ways to keep Halloween from becoming a frightening financial experience. More>>

Halloween at the ER is no treat

Carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating may seem like harmless fun, but Halloween injuries send many children to emergency rooms in the United States every year, experts say. More>>

Stay in and scream with 15 horror movies you can stream

Halloween is almost here, and while you shouldn't need an excuse to indulge in a little nightmare fuel, the looming holiday certainly makes the idea of watching scary movies a little more appealing. More>>

Halloween safety tips for kids with asthma

Wearing masks made of latex and taking hayrides are among the Halloween festivities that could be risky for children with asthma, according to the American Lung Association. More>>

Technology gone bad: 15 horror movies to make you afraid of your toaster

With Halloween on the horizon, we decided to look back at some of the movie industry's most notable examples of household technology gone horribly wrong More>>

Tips for safe trick-or-treating

Arriving home safe and sound is one of the best Halloween treats of all. More>>

Fun ways to decorate with pumpkins this fall

Everyone knows they're perfect for jack-o-lanterns, but pumpkins hold great interior design potential come autumn.  More>>

4 healthy fall desserts your family will love

With Halloween and Thanksgiving parties during the fall, it's no wonder why so many people tend to pack on extra calories towards the end of the year. Here is a list of delectable fall desserts for you and your family to indulge on this season without busting any diet plans.


Fab DIY Halloween costume ideas

With a tight schedule and an even tighter budget, how can you celebrate Halloween without going overboard? More>>

Keep Halloween safe: Driving tips for parents

Along with shopping for just the right costume for the annual trick-or-treat outing, the AAA has some words of caution for parents to help keep their children safe this Halloween. More>>

Halloween safety tips for kids trick-or-treating

Halloween comes with its share of accidents and mishaps, therefore, the proper precautions must be taken to keep things fun and safe. Here is a complete guide of safety tips to follow this Halloween. More>>

Candy favorites: The ultimate Halloween haul

Harvesting the bounty of the drugstore candy aisle. More>>

Yummy (and healthy) kids' Halloween treats

If you're planning a Halloween party, but the amount of sugar your kids eat this time of year gives you a fright, then it's time to make over the menu. With a few simple ideas, Halloween party food for your little ghosts and goblins can be healthy, nutritious and fun! More>>

Top 10 horror movies for Halloween

Halloween permeates through October and has become everyone's favorite non-holiday, holiday. Here's a list of ten horror movies to put you in the festive, and frightened, spirit.

The costume hater's guide to Halloween

With a little humor, some beauty tricks and a few inexpensive trinkets, getting into the spirit of Halloween can become more of a treat than a trick. More>>

Health benefits of pumpkins and their seeds

Pumpkins are generally thought of as a Halloween icon and a staple of the fall season. However, that orange gourd is more than just a jack o' lantern - it's also packed with nutrients that can protect your body against serious health conditions. More>>

Unique pumpkin ideas for Halloween decorating

If you know you'd like pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns to decorate your home this Halloween, but want to try something different, use some of these pumpkin decorating tips to blend the tradition of the season with chic twists. More>>

Halloween decoration ideas for the office

If you find yourself spending more time at your desk than on your couch, there's no reason you can't celebrate the Halloween season in your office, and use these fun and festive décor ideas to liven up your work space. More>>

Design a haunted house this Halloween

This Halloween, treat guests to a frighteningly fun holiday with creative decorations inside and out. More>>

Frightening nutrition facts on Halloween candy

One thing commonly overlooked is the amount of calories, sugar and fat in Halloween candy. Since most fun-sized candy wrappers lack any nutritional information, here is a list of some of the most popular Halloween candies and their nutrition facts. More>>

Essential Halloween safety tips for ghouls of all ages

Halloween is one of the most fun times of the year for adults and children, so make sure you keep these simple safety tips in mind to ensure your holiday is a fun one. More>>

10 healthy Halloween treats for trick-or-treaters

Rather than heading out to the store to buy a big bag of Halloween candy, why not look at alternative Halloween treats that you can give out this year that are healthy and fun? More>>

Easy last minute Halloween costume ideas

It's Halloween, you don't have a costume, and you were invited at the last minute to a costume party. No need to panic -- you can make your outfit with a little help. More>>

Glow-in-the-dark decoration ideas for Halloween

Give your Halloween decorations an eerie air with a few carefully placed glow-in-the-dark decorations. More>>

How to decorate for a Day of the Dead celebration

Day of the Dead festivities involve lots of warm memories, delicious foods and of course decorations. More>>

Top 10 real dangers of Halloween

Here's how to keep your children safe from burns, falls, poisoning and other threats during Halloween. More>>

How to use dry ice for Halloween

A roiling caldron or bubbling punch bowl can be pretty dramatic and easy to achieve. All you need is a block of dry ice and a few tips and warnings about how to use it. More>>

Halloween decoration ideas for the office

If you find yourself spending more time at your desk than on your couch, there's no reason you can't celebrate the Halloween season in your office. More>>

Halloween crafts for preschoolers

Many popular Halloween art projects are too complex for small hands. Luckily, little ones can still create adorable and spooky Halloween crafts with some help. More>>

Have we been overloaded with zombies yet?

Will the fears of a "zombie apocalypse" spoil America's allure with walking dead? Here is a look at how some prominent zombie projects may fare in the near future. More>>

Will your Halloween treats make you break out?

Your mom has probably always told you that eating too much chocolate will make you get pimples, but is it really true? More>>

How can I make my Halloween party stand out?

I want to throw a Halloween party this year, but not the same old fake spider webs and "bloody" red punch. How can I make my party stand out? More>>

Avoid Halloween skin horrors

With trick-or-treating season quickly approaching, you'll want to get into the spirit of Halloween without wreaking havoc on your skin. More>>

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