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What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy? [POLL]

Whether you're trick-or-treating or preparing for trick-or-treaters, Halloween leaves most folks with an abundance of candy.

While it can be difficult to resist any of these tooth-decay-promoting treats, some candy is better than others. According to a survey from Public Policy Polling of 1,200 adults chocolate bars are the Halloween sweet of choice for an overwhelming 62 percent.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Halloween

Shakespeare described the "witching hour" as a time "when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out." Spooky! Equally esteemed author Washington Irving described Halloween night in his classic 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow' as a setting full of "fearful shapes and shadows...amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night." Kids all across the country describe it as the night when the entire world gives them all the candy they can eat until they either pass out or develop early on-set diabetes.

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Study Says Kids Want Less Candy for Halloween
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Do Kids Really Want Less Candy for Halloween? [POLL]

While children still seem to unanimously agree that Halloween is one of their favorite holidays, a new survey by the American Dental Association and PopCap Games shows that kids' perception of the holiday is changing in several surprising ways.

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How Much Are You Planning to Spend on Halloween? — Survey of the Day

According to a new survey from National Retail Federation, about seven in 10 plan on celebrating Halloween this year. Since revelry isn't always free, the next question the NRF polled is how much celebrants plan on spending on the holiday this year.

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Real Life Ron Swanson Carves Pumpkin With a Gun

When people carve pumpkins, they generally use a knife, but sometimes we do things a little differently in the South.

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That Pirate Costume You Bought Might Be Poisonous [VIDEO]

Halloween is supposed to be about harmless scares and fun, but the holiday took a truly frightening turn when Federal inspectors recently seized more than a thousand Chinese-made costumes for lead contamination.

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10 Ways to Traumatize Your Kids This Halloween — The Funnies

Halloween isn't just about candy and haunted houses—it's about creating lifelong memories with your kids.  You can take them to a pumpkin patch and carve a pumpkin, you can pick out a design together and then build the best costume ever. There are so many wholesome activities to share with your darling children.

Or ... you could traumatize them. Let's not forget, Halloween is also about playing magnificent pranks against your naturally unsuspecting kids. Here are 10 ways to traumatize them this Halloween:

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The 10 Most Haunted Places in America

As Halloween draws near, shut the lights off, grab your pet, a well-worn blanket, and curl up to read about some of the most spine-tingling and frightening places on Earth. As the ghost stories of each place draw you in, be aware of that disembodied footstep or strange rapping noise-it may just be a spirit trying to reach out to you!

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