Roundup: Thanksgiving Survival

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'Tis the season for family and food, but also family and food-related stress. Here are some tips that will help get you through the next few months with grace, beauty, and health.

Butterball Is Not Turkey, And Other Thanksgiving Truths
The turkey you've been eating once every year?  Well apparently it's not turkey...not really. It's Butterball, which isn't the same thing. (NPR)

Get more nutrients from your food: bioavailability
Did you know adding a squirt of lemon or a dash of black pepper doesn't just treat your taste buds but boosts the amount of nutrients your body can absorb? Check out these tips to boost the health factor this season. (Healthy Theory)

15 Thanksgiving Recipes
These are some seriously mouth-watering and beautiful recipes to try out this year. (The New York Times)

10 Tasty Ideas for Leftover Turkey
Make the after-Thanksgiving meals just as special with all the leftover turkey in your fridge. (Wise Bread)

How to make moonshine
This post is a Wise Bread fan favorite, and will definitely come in handy for the upcoming feasts. (Wise Bread)

6 Seconds To Relax
When the stress starts to overwhelm you, just stop for 6 seconds to regroup and relax. (Zen Habits)

Top 5 Ways to Double your Energy (Without Caffeine!)
To have enough energy to get through the season, try these non-caffeine ways to give you a lift. (Lifehack)

The 20 Unhealthiest Drinks in America
Did you know a Starbucks Venti White Hot Chocolate has a whopping 640 calories and 23 grams of fat? Baskin-Robbins's Pomegranate Banana Fruit Blast Smoothie (sounds healthy) comes in at 1020 calories. Don't mix up loading up on holiday cheer with chugging down holiday-themed drinks. (MSN)

Detoxing the Right (Healthy) Way
This time of year gets people thinking about losing the extra pounds.  "Detoxing" has become synonymous with "losing weight" but that's not its purpose, and using "detoxing" methods just to produce weight loss is dangerous. Learn what it really means to detox and how to do it properly. (Carrie and Danielle)

Name That Cough: A Mom's Guide to What Ails 'Em
Having children under the weather is the last thing you need added to your plate. Here's a quick guide to common causes and remedies for coughs. (Parenting Squad)

Black in more ways than one
And on the day after Thanksgiving, more commonly known as Black Friday, take a second to reflect on the hype and mania that is probably compounded by the food and crazy relatives. Yes, there is money to be saved, but consider the other costs of Black Friday shopping. (Wise Bread)



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Thank you for these. I cringed when I saw the heading--it seems like everybody talks about "surviving" the holidays, and "coping," until the spirit of celebration seems forgotten. But these are good, positive, interesting, and varied tips. I enjoyed them all.

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Lynn -

Nice post - I really enjoyed it. Perhaps Wise Bread would enjoy my post about getting the most out of your Thanksgiving turkey:

Thx again,