Parenting & Relationships
 

October 25, 2021

 
Halloween is fast approaching and we have stories to get you ready, including an environmentally friendly costume challenge and one woman’s boo humbug attitude toward the holiday (but not toward the chocolate).

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Halloween
 
Kids’ activity: Try the #OnHandHalloween costume challenge
 

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Kids’ activity: Try the #OnHandHalloween costume challenge
 
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Boo humbug. What’s the big deal with Halloween anyway?
 

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Boo humbug. What’s the big deal with Halloween anyway?
 

Marina Boehm

 
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At its core, Halloween is an Irish celebration of the rhythms of nature
 

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At its core, Halloween is an Irish celebration of the rhythms of nature
 

Eamonn McKee

 
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The Addams Family 2 isn’t quite creepy or kooky enough to put viewers in the true Halloween spirit
 

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The Addams Family 2 isn’t quite creepy or kooky enough to put viewers in the true Halloween spirit
 

Aparita Bhandari

 
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Parenting
 
Moms at Work is Canada’s first professional association for working mothers
Moms at Work is Canada’s first professional association for working mothers
 

Cynthia McQueen

 
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These organizations are helping young women see themselves in engineering careers
These organizations are helping young women see themselves in engineering careers
 

Andrea Yu

 
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Relationships
 
Amplify: I grew up on social media - and we have the power to make it better
 

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Amplify: I grew up on social media - and we have the power to make it better
 

Sierra Bein

 
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Let's Talk Science
 
Green your closet this October
 

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Green your closet this October
 

Kim Taylor

 
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First Person
 
That fall when dad and I had cancer at the same time
 

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That fall when dad and I had cancer at the same time
 

Tamara Levine

 
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I have found my happy place, and it’s in the bathtub
 

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I have found my happy place, and it’s in the bathtub
 

Donalee Moulton

 
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Why do I swear so much? I’m still trying to figure that out
 

Illustration by Drew Shannon

Why do I swear so much? I’m still trying to figure that out
 

Gina Clark

 
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Rain, rain, never go away: In praise of the pluviophile
 

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Rain, rain, never go away: In praise of the pluviophile
 

Ellen Smoor Foster

 
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Lives Lived
 
Passionate skier Bud Rabjohn helped teach the blind to ski
 

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Passionate skier Bud Rabjohn helped teach the blind to ski
 

Lynda Tendijowski

 
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