Canada Halloween

Marketing To Kids: Parents, Corporations Must Share Responsibility

Raina Delisle | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raina Delisle

I'm not buying the "if you don't like it, don't buy it" argument. Images have an impact whether or not you allow them into your home. The more we normalize corseted costumes and Daisy Dukes, the more our girls will be attracted to them. I can tell my daughter that the "firefighter goes to the fetish club" costume is inappropriate, but when she sees a happy girl her age on the packaging, she's getting mixed messages.

These Music Celeb Halloween Costumes Are Rocking Our World

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Music

Halloween is that time of year where lots of us like to dress up as celebrities. Well, for once Us Weekly's specious claim that stars are just like us...

Halloween Cocktail Recipes by Top Toronto Restaurants

Melissa Jovanoski | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living
Melissa Jovanoski

This Halloween, be sure to raise the spirits at your monster mash with delicious and spooky cocktails. Check out the top Halloween cocktails from a few of the city's favourite restaurants and draw some inspiration to get creative for your own haunted festivities!

WATCH: Halloween Keg Stands Will Never Be The Same

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.21.2014 | Canada Living

We've all seen the Halloween food pranks that involve "slimy eyeballs" and "severed fingers" — so for your Halloween party decor this year, why not ...

Six Survival Tips To Get You Through Eating Season

Abby Langer | Posted 10.19.2014 | Canada Living
Abby Langer

When I was younger, I read something that Cindy Crawford said that has always stuck with me: "I'm not going to let anyone twist my arm and shove a cookie in my mouth". I'm sure most people have experienced that well-meaning (or not so much, but that's another blog) relative or friend who wants you to eat their 'special' cookies, casserole, or other sweet or high calorie treat.

Halloween Costumes Are Sexualizing Our Youngest Trick-Or-Treaters

Raina Delisle | Posted 10.20.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Raina Delisle

We quickly located a firefighter costume for boys, complete with a bright red jacket, a traditional helmet and an axe. The girl's version, on the other hand, is a skin-tight, short, shiny dress that's surely flammable. It includes a fascinator (in lieu of a helmet) never before seen on a real firefighter.

Awesome Celebrity Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.16.2014 | Canada Style

Hollywood is all about the shock and awe, so it’s no surprise that celebrities never fail to disappoint with their Halloween costumes. Whether their...

25 Of The Worst Sexy Halloween Costumes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Style

We get it: Halloween is a time when people enjoy dressing all sexy-like. There are seductive costumes we can accept. Hot devil, OK. Naughty nurse, ...

Celebrities Do Halloween Costumes So Well

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Style

When it comes to Halloween costumes, no one does them quite like celebrities. From the spooky, to sexy, to downright strange (read: Heidi Klum), w...

The History Behind Three Common Superstitions

Linda Lauren | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

Many of my clients ask me what my belief system is regarding superstitions. I believe they were invented to strike fear into people in order to have the power to control them. Over the years, the list has changed but there are always a few standouts and I'm going to give my impressions on three common superstitions.

20 Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 10.09.2014 | Canada Style

The countdown to Halloween is on, along with the added pressure to find the perfect costume. While some people prefer to go all out to celebrate the h...

As the Sugary Holidays Approach, 5 Ways to Curb Crashing

Dr. Divi Chandna | Posted 10.07.2014 | Canada Living
Dr. Divi Chandna

Given that this new season is right at our door steps, what steps can we take to curb these potential mood shifts and the seasonal crashes? Our diet has a huge impact on our moods, our energy level, our weight and more. Here is a list of five steps you can take to curb the sugar ups and downs and help with the seasonal mood shifts as well.

How My Family Celebrates a Healthier Halloween

Lisa Borden | Posted 10.02.2014 | Canada Living
Lisa Borden

In reality, Halloween produces more boos, eeks, screeches and ding dongs than we should tolerate. From the toxic candy, to the phthalate-laced costumes and the insane amount of waste generated, it's challenging to consider it good, clean fun. Thankfully there are a few things we can do to make sure our kids don't hate us, and our neighbours, family and friends don't ridicule us.

How To Enjoy Pumpkins All Year Round

Jane Dummer | Posted 10.01.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

When you think of pumpkins, you probably envision jack-o-lanterns or holiday pies! You're not alone. However, pumpkins are more than just fun Hallowee...

The Best Halloween Costumes Inspired By Your Favourite TV Shows

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.22.2014 | Canada TV

The best part of Halloween, besides the candy and scary movies, is impressing your friends with an amazing costume. You could go as a vampire, a gh...

20 Easy And Cheap Halloween Costume Ideas

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.08.2014 | Canada Living

It may seem early in the year, but Halloween will be here before you know it, and with it, the pressure to find a truly great costume. And while we...

15 Reasons To Feel Better About Summer Ending | Posted 08.27.2014 | Canada Living

Well, it's been a summer for the books. And as much as the fact that the looming unofficial last weekend of summer remains in the back of our minds t...

Grey Skies and Skeletons: Montañita Down to Peru

Jayne Davidson | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jayne Davidson

Aside from our time in the Amazon, Ecuador proved not to be nearly as warm as its name suggests. Kelly said several times that she thought the country's being on the equator guaranteed hot weather. How wrong that proved to be.

LOOK: Vancouver's Halloween Food Trucks

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The gloomy Vancouver weather was somewhat fitting on Halloween, but it didn't stop the smiling faces behind some of Vancouver's best food trucks from ...

It's Fitting the Tory Convention Starts on Halloween This Year...

Lee Tunstall | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Lee Tunstall

The Conservative convention actually opens on Halloween this year, and no one could forgive Stephen Harper if he didn't take the opportunity to dress up like someone -- anyone -- else after the pummelling Tom Mulcair has given him in Question Period lately.

The Scary Truth About Halloween Candy

Cheryl Hotchkiss | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
Cheryl Hotchkiss

Halloween is a hoot for Canadian kids, but a closer look at how candy is made could reveal a scary truth. Two key ingredients in Halloween treats -- chocolate and sugar -- might contain disturbing amounts of child labour in their supply chains. Thousands of children work in 3D jobs (dirty, dangerous and degrading) on cocoa plantations, mainly in West Africa.

Here's a Tip: Don't Hand Out Fat-Shaming Notes to Kids

Darlena Cunha | Posted 12.31.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

Perhaps by now you've seen the letter handed out by a woman in North Dakota to children she deems to be "moderately obese" who she thinks shouldn't be consuming candy this Halloween. There are so many things wrong with this I hardly know where to start.

Advice From a Psychic Medium

Jennifer Pellegrini | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jennifer Pellegrini

Seances, trances and channelling the dead may be a fun way for some of us to celebrate Halloween. But for Gordon Ellison, it's all in a night's work. Gordon's a friend of mine, as average as they come. He's married, a dad and has a day job with the government. He's also a psychic medium. He offers this advice to people who want to see a medium.

Don't Get Tricked by Toxins This Halloween

Jen Mayville | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jen Mayville

The spookiest thing you might encounter this Halloween is something you can't see -- and it has nothing to do with ghosts or ghouls.Toxic chemicals with links to cancer, asthma, hormone-disruption and a number of other health problems can be hidden in many Halloween items found on store shelves -- including costumes, makeup and decorations.

Five Things You Might Not Know About Halloween

Ward Anderson | Posted 12.30.2013 | Canada Living
Ward Anderson

It's almost All Hallow's Eve and people from age three to age 99 will be dressing up in costume, eating candy, and partying the night away on this spooky, festive occasion. Most people know the history of Halloween at this point but here are five random facts about Halloween you just might not know.