I'm still preparing for my favorite holiday, Halloween! So while I wait, let's see what's floating around the internet...
Apparently, we Americans are spending a boatload of money this year for Halloween, mostly attributed to the fact that it falls on Friday. 2.2 BILLION DOLLARS are predicted to be spent this year on candy alone. If you're a dentist, it's time to jack up your prices, because you'll be getting a lot of customers by January 2015.
Halloween on a Friday also means more parties, more events, and a lot more people dressing up in costume. Studies show that "consumers this year are spending $1.4 billion on adult costumes compared to $1.1 billion for children's costumes."
As far as costumes you should probably avoid, there's the offensive (like the Ray Rice costume), the newsworthy (in a Hazmat suit for the Ebola scare), and the downright pointless (crazy Amanda Bynes). Choose wisely, my friends!