We aren’t your dad and are not telling you what to do, but do take some facts… More
You’d think spooky Halloween confections would be for kids only, but adult parties make a night of trick or treating look like a healthy evening walk around the neighborhood. More
If you love food or know anyone who does and you don’t yet have a costume, this list is for you. More
I’m going to go ahead and skip the sexy mental patient or other sexy sick people costumes because those actually are offensive. More
Sure, you can always be a slutty firefighter or a slutty French maid or a slutty whatever-the-hell, but here are a few ideas for easy, cheap, health-and-fitness inspired Halloween costumes. Sluttiness optional, as always! More
Halloween is practically synonymous with binging be it on candy or booze. The holiday invokes spirits and also the holiday weight gain season. Thank ghosts we have the internet to give us great healthy recipes that are seasonally spooky enough … More
Hurricane Sandy has mostly brought a slate of sad headlines and devastating news, but the reaction of some has been heartwarming, nonetheless. One of the sweetest stories we’ve heard so far is about Jacob Hughes, an 11-year-old boy from Tennessee, who donated all of his Halloween candy to the kids who didn’t get to go trick-or-treating because of Hurricane Sandy. For anyone who remembers being 11, you know: This kid wins at being awesome. More
Last weekend already brought a slew of celebrity Halloween costume photos, but now that the day is officially here, a new batch is rolling in, including one of Jessica Simpson with her family, dressed up as a sexy milkmaid. We happen to think that her daughter’s rooster costume really steals the pic, but everyone else is focused on Jessica Simpson’s Halloween weight loss. (Because remember, ladies: Halloween is just another occasion during which we can all feel anxious about our bodies.) More
We do not recommend bobbing for apples. As Wikipedia so eloquently puts it: “Due to the nature of the game, whereupon a number of individuals each place their entire head into a bowl of water, it is thought to be a somewhat unsanitary game to play, and is therefore falling out of favour with some groups.” You should probably be in one of those groups, unless you have really really clean friends. That being said, we see no problem with discussing bobbing for apples. That is a very safe activity — and a fascinating one! Because it turns out bobbing for apples on Halloween has a pretty weird history and some pretty weird connotations, mostly related to young ladies and marriage. Also: The photos. You have to see some of these photos.
Due to the unfortunate timing of Halloween this year (in the middle of a giant hurricane, as well as in the middle of the week), there’s a good chance that a lot of us may not be celebrating quite as exuberantly as we usually would. But if you’re not a huge drinker, even a few cocktails at a party (or glasses of wine as you’re hunkered down in your storm-proofed apartment) could spell an unfortunate hangover come Thursday morning. But with a little common sense, you, too, can be the day-after daze. More
A glance at the ingredients of some Halloween candy is enough to make us rethink just how much of a “treat” they really are. Check out the complete ingredient lists of 12 Halloween staples, with sketchy ingredients highlighted in red; sugar and sugar-like substances highlighted in orange; and animal product ingredients highlighted in green. More
Between a hurricane, an election, and the fact that this holiday is on possibly the least convenient day of the week, it’s understandable that you may not have had a lot of time for Halloween party-planning. Which is why for this week’s Meatless Monday, we’ve pulled together some vegan Halloween recipes that are fun, creative–and don’t take a ton of time or effort. More
‘Healthy Halloween’ may sound like an oxymoron, but if you have the right recipes, you don’t have to stuff your face with candy and sugar-laden Halloween treats. With the right ingredients and a little creativity, you can be festive without fudging your diet (too much). We hunted all corners of the internet to find you 25 healthy Halloween recipes, so now all you have to do is the cooking. More
No one wants to be the lame house that doesn’t give out candy on Halloween. But if you’re committed to your health-nut ways this fall, it makes sense to give your trick-or-treaters something other than the sugary candy that’s customary for the holiday. Here are a few suggestions (all prepackaged for safety, concerned parents!) that will please kids and make you feel like a good neighbor.