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Inside Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones' Dark Dream

Singers channel Everly Brothers' strange 1958 classic 'Songs Our Daddy Taught Us'<p>In 1958, the Everly Brothers interrupted a two-year run of hit …

The Outstanding Work of Maciej Kuciara

I was blown away by the work of this artist. Maciej Kuciara is a Polish concept designer doing pieces for the film and video games industries. This …

Digital Art

Ukraine, A Chocolate Factory And The Fate Of A Woman

It's been more than two decades since the former Soviet Union broke apart, and to the dismay of Russia, many of the 15 former Soviet republics have spun away from Moscow's orbit.<p>Now Ukraine — with 46 million people — has a chance to say goodbye to its Soviet past and align itself both economically …

Depression may accelerate the aging process of our cells, study finds

Depression harms more than just the mind: research has linked the ailment with a host of physical conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. Now, fascinating new research suggests that depression might also accelerate the aging process at a cellular level.<p>In a study published …

In search of the real Dracula

Long before Bram Stoker’s literary <i>Dracula</i> sparked a century-long, global obsession with vampires – both the torturing and tortured variety – a lavishly mustachioed Wallachian prince by the name of Vlad Dracula (1431–76) was making a name for himself by heroically repelling successive waves of …

European Travel

The Spooky Stories Behind 10 Of America's Most Famous Haunted Houses

Unless, of course, we're talking about dream haunted house features.<p>It's October, and we're forgoing the usual roundup of eye candy in favor of some cobweb-draped places most people wouldn't dare put a down payment on.<p>Tales of horror, glimpses of ghosts and a bevy of cobweb decor — it's all here.

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Whitby Abbey

The Best Kids' Halloween Books of 2013

It's almost time for monsters, ninjas, fairies, witches and hobos to hit the streets and start begging for candy. HuffPost Parents blogger Devon Corneal has stocked up on mini-chocolate bars and lollipops in the hopes that Halloween doesn't get postponed this year by another freak October storm. On …

Mini Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

makes 24 Servings<p>Prep Time: 45 min<p>Total Time: 2 min<p>October 2009Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 cup self-rising flour<p>2/3 cup (packed) golden brown sugar<p>2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice<p>1 large egg<p>1/2 cup canned pure pumpkin<p>1/3 cup vegetable oil<p>1/3 cup sour cream<p>1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract<p>Chopped crystallized …

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16 Kids Of The Past Doing Halloween Better Than You

These costumed kids made Halloween their bitch.<p>And now, for your enjoyment, a collection of photographs from the 1930s through the 1960s that may make you see just how terrifying DIY can be...

Fangtastic! The world’s best vampire-spotting locations.

Vampires and their stories seem to be enjoying an eternal renaissance in contemporary fiction and film. Anne Rice's <i>Interview with the Vampire</i> kicked off the modern raft of tales, and the popularity of more recent book and movie offerings like <i>Twilight</i> and <i>True Blood</i> shows that folks are, well, batty …

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The 10 best scary paintings

1. Hell: Hans Memling, c1485<p>Man as well as woman, devil as well as dragon, dog and bird, this vicious critter is dancing on the damned as they burn in eternal hell fire. Memling heaps up the horror, so that the inferno broils within the jaws of a colossal fish and the demon holds a banner …

23 Amazing Carved Pumpkins

Artist Ray Villafane carves pumpkins like they’re a piece of clay and not a large vegetable. See photos of his best work.<p>Villafane Studios

Halloween Costumes Straight From the Runways

Forget "sexy-fill-in-the-blank." We're making this Halloween haute<p>Fashion week serves as inspiration for shoppers and designers alike, but we think it can inspire more than just your next retail splurge. These are the high-fashion Halloween costumes we'd love to wear this October 31st.

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This Map Will Delight Book Lovers Everywhere

Created by designers Dorothy, it features over 600 works from literary history, from Charles Dickens to Roald Dahl.<p>Prints are available from We Are Dorothy.

The 20 Best DIY Group Costumes for Halloween

Got a huge crew that loves to dress up? Then it’s all about the group costume. And what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than by making your costumes together? DIT is the new DIY!<p>These 20 DIY ideas are sure to spark some inspiration, and will definitely make you giggle. While we’re …

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Magnificent Monster Paintings by Jason Edmiston

Since today is Halloween, we thought we'd show you some magnificent monster paintings. Artist Jason Edmiston recently created these for Mondo's latest show, Universal Monsters. It's Mondo's biggest and best exhibition to date featuring artwork inspired by Universal Studios' classic horror films. …

Horror

Epic 'Carrie' Movie Stunt Terrifies New York Coffee Shop

With big movies, come big marketing budgets. But whilst the marketing for many movies simply consists of billboards, trailers and online banner ads - …

5 of the Most Haunted Places on Earth

Halloween is coming up fast and to get you in the spirit, here are a few stories of some of the most haunted places around. While there are always …

13 Facts You Never Knew About Halloween

But how much do you <i>really</i> know about Halloween? As Hallow's Eve approaches, learn a little bit more about the holiday. You might be surprised at what you find.<p>The prank product has been banned in Hollywood since 2004 after thousands of bored people would buy it on the streets of Hollywood from …

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17 Brilliant Art History-Inspired Halloween Costumes

These are WAY more genius than painting on a unibrow and being Frida Kahlo.

21 Creepy Wikipedia Pages That Will Have You Locking Your Doors Tonight

In 1912 in a sleepy town in Iowa (population around 2k), someone took an axe to a family of six and their two house guests. A hundred years later the …

Top 10 Fascinating Cemeteries

For the most part they are places where family and friends can remember lost loved ones, but some cemeteries move from simply being places of remembrance to becoming objects of fascination for the wider public.<p>Whether interest stems from famous residents, history or beautiful surroundings, these 10 …

8 Homemade Halloween Candy Recipes

Parents often warn children, prior to venturing out all dolled-up in their scariest ghost costumes, to avoid any and all un-sealed candy. We don't want to advise differently, but our list of 8 homemade candy recipes will put that rule seriously into question. This Halloween, try making a batch of …

Style: Fashion Trends, Beauty Tips, Hairstyles & Celebrity Style News

The croc has been replaced ... for now.<p>Here are our eleven, yes eleven, favorites.<p>Michaels stores just released their first furniture collection.<p>Here …