6 rules for a better Halloween

Story highlights

  • Every Halloween, people ignore a few rules that will help keep the holiday happy
  • Costumes don't have to be sexy and should never be based on stereotypes
  • Porch light on? Trick-or-treat! Porch light off? Move along, kids
  • After October 31, don't leave moldy pumpkins on your porch for weeks

(CNN)Trick-or-treating and dressing in costume have been Halloween traditions for a good long time now, but it seems we're still struggling to get it right.

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