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How much candy do Americans eat in a whole year?

Rahel Mathews, Mississippi State University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages....

How do you spot a witch? This notorious 15th-century book gave...

Melissa Chim, General Theological Seminary Books have always had the power to cast a spell over their readers –...

Simple safety tips for trick-or-treating after Fauci greenlighted Halloween 2021

Meg Sorg, Purdue University The air is getting chillier, pumpkins are perched on porches and kids across the country...

Tax or treat! State laws on candy taxation vary wildly

Hayes Holderness, University of Richmond Halloween shoppers have many delicious decisions to make before trick-or-treaters show up at their...

3 things I learned from teaching students about horror pioneer George...

Carl Kurlander, University of Pittsburgh I’m no fan of horror movies. At least I wasn’t until I moved from Hollywood back to my hometown of...

The spooky and dangerous side of black licorice

Bill Sullivan, Indiana University Black licorice may look and taste like an innocent treat, but this candy has a dark side. On Sept. 23, 2020,...

Rabies’ horrifying symptoms inspired folktales of humans turned into werewolves, vampires...

Jessica Wang, University of British Columbia In 1855, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported on the gruesome murder of a bride by her new husband. The...

Why we love big, blood-curdling screams

Frank T. McAndrew, Knox College Of all the sounds humans produce, nothing captures our attention quite like a good scream. They’re a regular feature of horror...

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