The dark history behind Halloween is even more chilling than you realized

Halloween is the spookiest night of the year. It's also a boon to the retail industry. In the US, spending on costumes and candy may reach a record high this year, Business...

First marijuana restaurant in West Hollywood, California

WEST HOLLYWOOD — The food at West Hollywood’s first weed restaurant, Lowell Farms: A Cannabis Cafe, isn’t actually infused with weed. But the cuisine could certainly be described as cannabis complementary. There...

Two-by-fours are not actually 2-by-4—here’s why

There’s an entire subgenre of American humor derived from carefully placing the punchline into the question itself. For example, the answer to the legendary not-joke “Who’s buried at Grant’s Tomb?” is,...

Home prices in some Virginia suburbs have shot up $100,000. Thank Amazon

Home prices in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., have jumped more than $100,000 since Amazon announced last year that it planned to build a corporate headquarters in Crystal City,...

5 Etiquette Tips In Case You Ever Meet A Royal

While there are no steadfast rules on how to fraternize with royalty, there are some traditional etiquette guidelines that will ensure you don’t make a fool out of yourself. It may come...

How California’s Power Outage Is Hurting Legal Marijuana

Electricity drives many legal grow operations and could irrevocably damage marijuana plants during harvest season. Following massive, deadly wildfires a year ago, while also dealing with bankruptcy negotiations, California utility company Pacific...

10 Historic Things That Happened on Halloween

According to the ancient pagans (not to mention contemporary Wicca observers), Halloween is when the “veil” between the living and spirit worlds is at its thinnest, meaning the day is ripe...

15 Spooky Halloween Traditions and Their Origins

Trick-or-treating, Jack-O'-Lanterns, and creepy costumes are some of the best traditions of Halloween. Share these sweet facts with friends as you sort through your candy haul. 1. CARVING HALLOWEEN JACK-O'-LANTERNS KIEFERPIX/ISTOCK VIA GETTY...

10 great cemeteries to visit before you die

  A towering mausoleum honors assassinated President James Garfield, while elsewhere, a chapel features a window designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany Larry Bleiberg, Special for USA TODAY Even around Halloween, there’s no reason to...

Joker Porn Searches Spike After Release Of Film

According to Pornhub’s metrics, over 741,000 searches including the word “joker” have been submitted in the four days that followed the release of the film. TMZ reports that this past Sunday searches hit...

Endangered destinations

Travelers with bucket lists tend to see the challenge as limited by their schedule, budget and life span. Increasingly, though, there’s a fourth dimension:...

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