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Sweet Treats And Caring For Your Teeth

It has been half a week since Halloween and chances are your kids are still sitting on bowls full of candy. The question of how bad this is for their teeth must be coming up. The Ontario Dental Association has

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Parents admit they are Halloween candy thieves

  Eighty-six percent of parents shamelessly steal candy from their children’s Halloween haul, new research reveals. A study examining America’s Halloween candy-eating habits found many sneaky parents won’t hesitate to steal treats from their own child when their little one

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Halloween Sugar Intake

Halloween — a day devoted to costumes, tricks, and treats. And with those treats comes a lot of sugar. Whether it’s baked goods served at a party or candy collected while trick-or-treating, Americans eat an extra large dose of the

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Bad Halloween costumes of the 1970s and 80s

Unfortunately, most trick-or-treat attire of the 1970s and 80s was woefully bad. Generally, costumes consisted of a plastic mask and apron/smock. It was cheap and it came in a box at your local drug store. As a general rule, the

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How to store your Halloween candy so it will last the longest

When faced with a mountain of tempting Halloween candy, it’s totally understandable if your first instinct is to dive in face-first. If you want to make your Halloween treats last as long as possible, however, it’s vital that you know

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10 tricks for the best Jack-o’-lantern ever

Nothing captures the playful spookiness of Halloween quite like a glowing jack-o’-lantern. Here are 10 tips to keep in mind before you begin carving. 1. Never carry your pumpkin by the stem Hitting up the pumpkin patch before Halloween? Always

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What’s the Origin of Jack-O’-Lanterns?

The term “jack-o’-lantern” was first applied to people, not pumpkins. As far back as 1663, the term meant a man with a lantern, or a night watchman. Just a decade or so later, it began to be used to refer

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Foodie Friday: Halloween Recipes

Spooky food ideas today… pic: YouTube screen grab

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How To Carve Pumpkins In Florida Keys [Video]

This puts a whole new spin on pumpkin carving.  It’s hard enough on the kitchen table never mind underwater.   Scuba divers in the Florida Keys took their Halloween spirit 30 feet below the surface for an underwater pumpkin carving

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10 Words With Spooky Etymologies

Ghosts, ghouls and monsters turn up everywhere at Halloween—including in our language. From treacherous underground goblins to ghostly roaming primates, here are the spooky origins of 10 familiar words. 1. AGHAST Although it’s used much more loosely in English today,

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Someone in Toronto is trying to sell a haunted Ikea couch

Happy Halloween! October is the time when spooky delights come to life, and every year it feels the haunt starts earlier. For one unlucky Toronto resident, the paranormal happenings came a bit too early—and in an absurd way. “Ever since I’ve

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Halloween Spending On Pets On The Rise

  A question for those with pets.  Do you dress them up for Halloween or any other occasion?  Many do and the pet segment of the the Halloween spend is growing. Consumers will spend $9 billion on Halloween this year,

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