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The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Halloween and Christmas Arrive Early For a Family Forced to Say Goodbye to Their Son

Ethan Van Leuven celebrated Halloween early this week, and Christmas is coming soon for the 4-year-old boy, as well. According to KSL News, Ethan was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at just 22 months old. After watching him be treated for years, the Van Leuven family learned that his …

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20+ Halloween Costume Fails That'll Make You Feel Better

There's a lot of pressure every Halloween to get your costume <i>just</i> right . . . But that doesn't always go according to plan. If you're worried about having an amazing DIY costume this year, don't worry yourself to death! Sometimes the failed versions of Halloween 'fits are just as much (if not more) …

Stars Share Halloween Family Fun at the Pumpkin Patch

With Halloween less than two weeks away, celebrities have been getting ready with trips to LA's local pumpkin patch favorite, Mr. Bones. Jessica Alba and her family have visited more than once this year, as have Alessandra Ambrosio and her little ones. The pumpkin-picking spot makes for some …

8 Super Weird Things You Didn't Know About Halloween

<i>This weird Halloween trivia isn't boo-gus.</i><p>Halloween is a time for candy, costumes and the Charlie Brown cartoon special, but how did it become this way? Why are children and teens encouraged to run around the neighborhood threatening tricks? Jack-o'-lanterns are a pretty strange concept, but …

Still Need A Halloween Costume? Print These Gorgeous Geometric Masks For An Instant Outfit

Halloween is right around the corner, but some of us undoubtedly have yet to decide on a costume. A British company has the solution: printable masks.<p>Wintercroft is a company founded by Steve Wintercroft, an artist with a passion for craftsmanship and conservation. He came up with the idea for his …

Kirk Cameron: Christians Invented Halloween To Mock The Devil (And Obama)

Fundamentalists seem to have conflicting feelings about Halloween – wanting to take credit for what they see as the Christmas Eve for All Saints’ Day, a religious holiday, while simultaneously distancing themselves from possible Satanism and the gays’ favorite holiday (not to mention open season …

20 10-Minute Halloween Hair Hacks

When it comes to Halloween, we’re all about keeping things creative, colorful and, most importantly, quick! Most of us don’t have time to spend hours upon hours on Halloween costumes, so we’ve got a whole bunch of hacks in our costume tool belt. Today’s blast of hackery? Halloween hairstyles that …

Inside the $7 Billion Business of Halloween Costume Shopping

Love it or hate it, it's full-blown Halloween season in cities across America. Business is booming for companies like Halloween Adventure, Halloween Express, Halloween City, Ricky's and Spirit, but the industry is becoming increasingly crowded as more and more businesses catch on to the concept of …

J.K. Rowling Is Publishing a New Harry Potter Story For Halloween!

Hold onto your broomsticks, because J.K. Rowling has an excellent Halloween present. The author announced that a new story set in the Harry Potter universe will go up on her website, Pottermore, on Oct. 31. It will be a prequel of sorts, focused on Hogwarts professor Dolores Umbridge, aka That …

Halloween 2014: The best pumpkins and costumes of the spooky season - Telegraph

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Michelle Phan Reveals the Secret to YouTube Beauty Video Success

Even if you're only vaguely aware of the existence of beauty vloggers (video bloggers), you've likely heard of Michelle Phan. She was one of the beauty video pioneers in 2007, when she started creating easy-to-follow makeup tutorials based on music videos, Disney characters, and more. Due to her …

YouTube star Michelle Phan's morning routine: 5-minute makeup, emails in the shower

<i>Michelle Phan has made her name as a makeup guru, but what you might not know is she's also an expert at maximizing her mornings. The YouTube star (you can find her tutorial videos here) and author of the new book "Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style and Success — Online and Off" is not only</i> …

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