And it's not just Americans who are celebrating. Halloween is now a major global event with retailers around the world stocking their shelves with plastic Jack-o'-lanterns, witches hats and scary face masks for consumers keen to dress up and try their hand at trick-or-treating. But despite the commercial onslaught of Halloween, a number of countries have managed to preserve the ancient traditions of their own festivals of the dead.
This article originally appeared on GlobalPost. "There's been class warfare going on for the last 20 years, and my class has won." Billionaire investor Warren Buffett made that remark more than three years ago and it still holds true today - only the gap between the richest and the poorest has gotten even wider.
If you're worried about what you'll look like when you're dead, a Chinese funeral parlor has got you covered. The Longhua funeral home in Shanghai is using 3-D printing technology to restore body parts that have been damaged or destroyed in accidents, natural disasters or fires.