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Caitlin Cooks' Favorite Food Christmas Gift Ideas!

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Christmas time is a time for giving and thanks to Caitlin Cooks, you'll know just what to give to your favorite food lover this year!

Surprise your friends and family with both delicious and charitable cookies by buying Cookies for Cancer. If chocolate is their thang, then Richart chocolates are the way to go! A Neiman Marcus tart or cake sampler is a perfect choice for the desert connoisseur.

Check out the video above in which Caitlin recommends all that and (much) more as she unveils her top choices for the tastiest Christmas gifts around this holiday season!

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Extreme Makeover Trainer Chris Powell's Tips For Fitness Motivation

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Thanksgiving is over and that means no more excuses to break your diet or workout regimen. At least, not until Christmas. Ha!

If you're hoping to make a dent in your weight loss goals throughout the rest of the holiday season, motivation will be the KEY to your success! Unfortunately, with the daylight dimming, temperatures dropping and lots of distracting holiday shopping, it's entirely to avoid getting the exercise your body needs.

Chris Powell, a celebrity personal trainer who regularly changes people's lives on Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, wants you to drop the excuses and start dropping pounds. Here are his top 5 tips for keeping yourself motivated in order to meet your fitness goals:

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Dr. Patrick Mahaney And Holiday Safety

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The holidays are a great time for family and friends to get together.

Pets too!

But you might not know how many holiday time dangers there are for pets.

Check out the above video from Dr. Patrick Mahaney for some tips on how to keep your pet happy and healthy this holiday season.

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Give The Gift Of Meeting HUGE Celebrities This Holiday Season (For Charity)!

Jonah Hill and Hayden

Want to give a loved one a gift they'll NEVER forget this year?

Head on over to charitybuzz.com this holiday season and bid on HUNDREDS of once-in-a-lifetime experiences with your favorite celebrities from movies, television, music, and sports!

And when we say "celebrities", we mean MAJOR celebrities too (Not just those D-lister's begging for attention)!

The "Gifts That Give Twice Holiday Auction" is offering up a chance to meet Moneyball star Jonah Hill at the red carpet PREMIERE of his new comedy 21 Jump Street.

Animal lovers (and Scream 4 fans) can spend the day with Hayden Panetierre at the San Diego Zoo! to benefit The Whaleman Foundation via Variety's Power of Youth Auction

The best part is that all of the money raised in the auction goes to charity! Jonah's auction is benefiting the GO Campaign, while any money raised for Hayden will be used to protect endangered wildlife through The Whaleman Foundation!

This holiday season, you can get that special someone an opportunity to meet someone they think is pretty special all while helping the less fortunate! Does it get any better than that?

Check out dozens more of the amazing prizes being auctioned off in time for Christmas below and then head on over to charitybuzz.com to start bidding!

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Utilize Holiday Leftovers For Healthy Meals

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Thanksgiving dinner and many more upcoming holiday meals are near, but that's no reason to fear gaining any weight before the new year!

According to Dian Griesel, Ph.D., and Tom Griesel, authors of the new book TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust, dieters can utilize leftovers by using turkey in lean recipes.

The health experts suggest using ingredients found in your traditional meal to make great low fat and low carb meals, saying:

“Instead of stacking turkey on slices of white bread that only contribute to weight gain make a big pot of turkey vegetable stew that fuels your body to burn fat and stay satisfied at the same time.”

While it's okay to pig out on holidays, the authors also encourage you to stick to your dietary plan, despite all of the temptations you'll encounter throughout the next few weeks, explaining:

“Just because you were overeating on Thanksgiving, it doesn’t mean you must gain weight over the holidays. Your goal of reducing body fat and toning muscle between now and New Year’s Day is still realistic. But have a plan. Remember that many people enjoy their Black Friday shopping sprees because they started planning where to shop weeks beforehand, and kept a list of different stores to hit if the first store didn’t have what they were looking for. Similarly, you can plan to stay in shape—or even better, improve your body and health so you show up at holiday parties looking extra-spectacular. One day of overeating doesn’t mean you stay down and out. Keep on with your goals!”

Amen to that! Check out the Griesel's recipe for turkey vegetable stew below, which sounds like a perfect way to recycle your leftovers!

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Watch Out, Apple Stores! Burglars Have It Out For You!

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Guess people REALLY want those iPads…

According to Special Agent J.J. Klaver in Philadelphia, PA, the FBI is currently assisting with Apple Store burglary cases all over the country.

Locations that have been affected include Connecticut, Virgina, and Chula Vista, CA, where a security guard fatally shot an armed burglary suspect on Monday.

So is Apple doing anything to counter these attacks? Here's what Lt. Walt Miller of the Evesham Twshp, NJ Police Department had to say about it:

"They do try to increase their security as best they can with alarm systems, security guards and the thickness of the glass."

More from technology consultant Richard Doherty of The Envisioneering Group:

"They have electronic serial numbers in the mobile phones and the Wi-Fi iPads so whenever and wherever they are turned on in the world, they will know where they are. The thieves may not be aware of that."

At least they're making the effort. Hopefully they'll step up their game even more by the next Holiday season.

We'd hate to hear of any more violence related to Apple Store break-ins. So sad and SO unnecessary.

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The Simpson Sisters Sing Together!

Nothing makes it feel more like the holiday season than spending time with family!

Jessica Simpson recently hosted a Christmas Special on PBS, and for her cover of John Lennon and Yoko Ono's holiday classic, Happy XMas (War Is Over), the singer's sister Ashlee joined her on stage for a duet!

Check it out (above)!

We're actually impressed! Their voices sound pretty nice together!

Lovely, lovely ladies!

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