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Colorado parents told to watch out for pot-infused candy on Halloween

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Along with Colorado’s crazy culture of legalized marijuana comes a new fear of infused candy showing up in children’s Halloween treat bags. This month, the Colorado Police Department and a marijuana-store owner collaborated on a public service vid… [Read More]

Mom photographs baby in different costume every day until Halloween

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A New York mom has made it her goal to dress her baby in a different Halloween costume every day during the month of October in celebration of Halloween. Jessica Chavkin has been taking photos of her 4-month-old son in her homemade costumes and posting… [Read More]

Too gross to eat? 15 most disgusting candies ever

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Everyone loves candy  — but even the most hardened sugar-holic might think twice before eating these disgusting creations that must have been whipped up by a twisted candy man with a dark mind. But for those who want to lick watermelon sugar from a … [Read More]

Family Halloween costumes that will make you wish you had kids

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The family that dresses up for Halloween together, stays together! Some of the best and most memorable Halloween costumes are worn by families dressed up around a theme. We’ve hunted down costumes that are especially clever and mostly crafty and home… [Read More]

Awkward photos: Romantic moments gone awry

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There are the beautiful romantic moments that you see in the movies and then there’s what happens in real life, which isn’t always pretty. Love is patient. Love is kind. It is also awkward, uncomfortable and downright ridiculous, as you’ll find i… [Read More]

When does your family take down the holiday decorations?

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Anna Wintour, the famed editor of Vogue, is known for being a perfectionist. This holiday her 26-year-old daughter, Bee Shaffer, revealed via social media just how far her mother is willing to go to keep things neat. Shaffer posted a photo on Instagram… [Read More]

Photos: Brothers sit on Santa’s lap for 34 years straight

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Most families lug their kids to the mall over the holidays to take that classic Santa photo at least once or twice over the years, especially when the children are young and still believe in the man in the red suit. Every family seems to have that phot… [Read More]

Favorite holiday gifts: Share your Red Ryder BB Gun memory

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In the classic 1983 film A Christmas Story, a 9-year-old boy named Ralphie Parker desperately wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. In the opening scene of the move set in the 1940s, Ralphie is feverish as he’s gazing in a store window at the BB gu… [Read More]

‘Quiet’ Santas welcome kids with autism across the country

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Sitting on Santa’s lap at the mall can be an overwhelming experience. The line of screaming kids and stressed out parents. The holiday tunes blaring throughout the mall sound system. The twinkling lights. A group of carolers. And then there’s the b… [Read More]

Reader photos: Like father, like son 2013

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The love expressed in the Like Father, Like Son photos readers submitted to SFGate was so touching that I found myself wiping my eyes with tissues while creating the photo gallery above. I’m now convinced SFGate should start making Hallmark cards. Ma… [Read More]