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Water Cooler: An overview of Halloween history

Halloween has a long history and is celebrated in many parts of the world. Its eerie nature and relationship to the end of the fall harvest makes it seem like a celebration as old as time, but where does it really come from?

The Full Suburban: Classy decor or murder house for Halloween?

Hang on to your witch hats, everyone, because we’re midway through October, and the Ditto party train is full speed ahead until spring. I love fall, but with its advent is ushered in a relentless eight months straight of holidays and birthdays in our family with their accompanying decorations, gifts and expectations.

Water Cooler: Vampires, bats and the actual facts

The Halloween season features all sorts of animals and the spooky tales involving them. Once you start to learn a bit more about these animals and where their Halloween legends came from, they might not seem so scary after all. Bats are one of the most popular animals of Halloween stories and have possibly received the worst rap of all because of their association with vampire folklore.

Water Cooler: DIY Halloween decorations

October is here. For Halloween fanatics anyway, it’s time to get spooky. Since being stuck in quarantine this long already feels like living in a mausoleum, you might as well embrace it with creepy decorations galore. There are a ton of DIY ideas out there, so you don’t have to break the bank to celebrate. Check out some of these ideas to get started and use your imagination to put your own twist on them.

TV shows to watch throughout the Halloween season

Do you want to get in the Halloween spirit? Many TV shows for all ages tell stories of vampires, ghosts, witches, zombies and more, offering the perfect outlet to dive into a visual spookfest.

The Full Suburban: It’s the Great Pumpkin, Ditto family

I know it’s bad when I get down to the Tootsie Rolls. Like an alcoholic drinking Listerine, that is my signal that my post-Halloween binging has officially reached rock bottom, and I am now so desperate to fuel my chocolate addiction that I will resort to eating a treat that could only have been considered delicious when it was invented in the 1950s.

‘Feetloaf’ is giving us nightmares this Halloween season

It might have flashed across your social media feed at some point over the past week: an image of a lifelike sculpture of two severed solitary feet – not fashioned from marble or wood or even (heaven forbid) human flesh but rather from ... raw ground beef.