Washington Post: Why Parents Who Pay Their Kids for Chores are Getting it Wrong (This has always been so hard for me. I give them allowance, but am known to take it if I feel they’re not being helpful around the house/doing their chores…so, in a way, I’m tying it to work. But, then I think…well, that’s how it works in the real world, right? It’s a confusing subject for me.)

Reader’s Digest: No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Ideas (Some cute ideas here for the knive-averse)

Popsugar: How many Jumping Jacks You Need to Burn off the Halloween Candy (You may or may not want to see this chart.)

NPR: Sleep Scientists Warn Against Walking Through Life in an “Underslept State” (Interesting info here. I’ve been making a conscious effort to get at least 7 hours — shooting for 8 — every night, which means, yeah, I’m out by 9 p.m. , but…whatever. It does make a world of difference).