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5 Traditional Holiday Outfits You Can Wear to Feel More Worldly

by Anna Brones. Posted Dec 12th 2013 04:26 PM
Holiday traditions abound around the world this time of year. But even if you can't travel, you can still bring those traditions home to you. We've picked out a few traditions that have a costume aspect to them, which means you can easily incorporate them anywhere. Be warned though: some are a little out there, so your neighbors might think you're still stuck on Halloween mode.
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America's 9 Spookiest Places to Spend the Night

by Elissa Richard. Posted Oct 23rd 2013 08:50 AM
If you've ever experienced a getaway so good that you never wanted it to end, you might empathize with the ghostly guests who checked in to -- but never left -- these spooky spots. Each touts twisted tales and sordid stories that have lingered through the ages. If you ain't afraid of no ghost, sign up for a stay and keep a watch for things that go bump in the night.
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7 Creepy Museum Treasures That Will Give You the Halloween Shivers

by Harriet Baskas. Posted Oct 18th 2013 08:30 AM

Even with the lights on, the real stories behind some of the objects locked in the back rooms of museums can be chilling and spine-tingling as the haunted houses communities trick out as Halloween terror havens. Especially the body parts, tombstones, glass coffin, disturbing doll and some other items I profile in my new book: "Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You." Grab a flashlight and some Halloween candy, and we'll go for a tour.
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Best Halloween Neighborhoods in America

by Doug Mack. Posted Oct 17th 2013 03:30 PM

Halloween in Boston
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A great Halloween is not really about the candy, despite the youthful ambitions of an epic sugar haul. Like any holiday, it's about a shared celebration of traditions and rituals, the trappings here being spooky costumes, individually wrapped chocolates and all things pumpkin. In fact, Halloween is arguably more community-oriented than other holidays -- when was the last time you walked around your neighborhood on Thanksgiving, greeting friends and strangers alike, sampling a turkey leg here, some cranberry sauce there?

In that civic-minded spirit, we set out on a quest to find the best neighborhoods for Halloween, the places that go above and beyond in their celebrations. Some were renowned for being trick-or-treating hotspots, with streets lined with DIY decorations and crowded with thousands of pint-sized witches and superheroes. Others took a more adult-oriented approach, with masquerade balls remixed as rowdy street parties. And in some cases, it was all about the pumpkins, the bigger and more numerous the better.
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