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American Foxhound Jewel Wins National Dog Show

UpdatePosted 11/28/2013 04:00PM

American Foxhound Jewel Wins National Dog Show

Originally posted 11/28/2013 02:00PM

It's official: Jewel is a certified gem!

Gch. Kiarry's Pandora's Box, a 3-year-old American foxhound also called Jewel, nabbed the Best in Show title at this year's National Dog Show, which aired Thanksgiving Day on NBC. It's the first time in the 12-year history of the show that the winner has come from the hound group. Last year's winner, Sky, was a wire fox terrier.

Jewel beat out a slew of other pretty pooches for the top prize, including a bearded collie, a Pekingese, a Norfolk terrier, a standard schnauzer, a bichon frise and an Irish water spaniel.

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How Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon & Family Prepped for Thanksgiving

How Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon & Family Prepped for Thanksgiving

Originally posted 11/28/2013 02:40PM

See the adorable snapshot the singer shared

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Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys – Which Was Crowned Big Bird?

President Obama Pardons Thanksgiving Turkeys – Which Was Crowned Big Bird?

Originally posted 11/28/2013 01:25PM

Caramel and Popcorn are delicious together, but neither snack-named turkey will be eaten this Thanksgiving, as both were formally pardoned by President Obama on Wednesday.

Popcorn was the winner of the public vote and the star of the official bird-pardoning ceremony, though the runner-up, Caramel, will be spared as well.

"And now, before these turkeys get away, with the power vested in me, I want to grant Popcorn a full reprieve ... from cranberry sauce and stuffing. We wish you well," Obama said. (Watch the clip below to see how it all went down.)

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Thanksgiving Throwback: 13 Iconic Photos of the Macy's Parade

UpdatePosted 11/28/2013 08:45AM

Thanksgiving Throwback: 13 Iconic Photos of the Macy's Parade

Originally posted 11/27/2013 11:00AM

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is an iconic New York – and American – institution. But this year, there were rumors that it may be the first time the parade's signature balloons were grounded since 1971, thanks to forecasted high winds. (After incidents in 1997 and 2005, the city mandates that balloons have to be lowered or grounded if winds exceed 34 miles per hour.)

The parade has gone on every year since 1924, except from 1942-1944, when it was suspended due to helium and rubber shortages related to World War II – Macy's donated 650 pounds of rubber to the war effort during that time. We're excited for the parade, so we're looking at 13 iconic moments in its history for this Throwback Thanksgiving Thursday. (Say that three times fast.)

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INFOGRAPHIC: Which Thanksgiving Foods Are Okay to Give Your Dog?

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Thanksgiving Foods Are Okay to Give Your Dog?

Originally posted 11/27/2013 04:50PM

Thanksgiving is here once again, and while you're ready to dive into some turkey and stuffing, there's one member of your family whose preferences you're maybe not so sure of: your dog.

On this special day, don't be afraid to include your best furry friend in the festivities, just be mindful of certain foods that can make Fido sick – and find out which are just as delicious for him as they are for Mom and Dad.

Our friends at Dogster have put together this infographic to answer the eternal question, "What can dogs eat on Thanksgiving?" Give it a gander before serving your feast:

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Never Forget: The Worst Thanksgiving Song in the World is Officially One Year Old

Originally posted 11/27/2013 03:15PM

We know, we know. It seems like it was so long ago. Maybe November 7, 2012 was just a simpler time. We were still fresh with a post-election high; we'd yet to suffer the crushing comedown of living in a post-Twilight world (Breaking Dawn Part 2 came out on November 16); and Psy still had a place in the nation's hearts and minds.

That's where Nicole Westbrook came in.

Or rather, that's where Patrice Wilson came in. He wrote "It's Thanksgiving" in probably as much time as it took him to write "Friday" for Rebecca Black, and sent it off to be performed by Westbrook. The rest is history.

Also like "Friday," it displays a curious focus on the passage of time. Where "Friday" counted down the days of the week in anticipation of the titular one, "It's Thanksgiving" also ticks off several major holidays (Christmas, New Year's Day, Easter, and the Fourth of July) to build to Thanksgiving, though it's anyone's guess as to why Valentine's Day or Halloween – to say nothing of Arbor Day – were excluded.

Fingers crossed for a Patrice Wilson "I Love You, Arbor Day" video.

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The Daily Treat: This Turkey Is Too Cute to Eat (Because It's a Tortoise)

The Daily Treat: This Turkey Is Too Cute to Eat (Because It's a Tortoise)

Originally posted 11/27/2013 02:50PM

By this time, you're probably catching a flight or hopping in your car, ready to get to celebrating tomorrow. But while you're doing that, this tortoise is way ahead of you – and he's dressed to impress.

In fact, we could all learn a thing or two from this little guy. Just because you were born a reptile and have no way of growing feathers doesn't mean turkeys get to have all the fun this Thanksgiving. For Thursday's festivities, this inventive fellow will be rocking a turkey-like shell cover, complete with beak and all.

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UpdatePosted 11/27/2013 11:00AM

Ellen DeGeneres: Being a Vegan Doesn't Make Thanksgiving Harder

Originally posted 11/27/2013 07:00AM

Ellen DeGeneres and wife Portia de Rossi are both vegan, but that doesn't stop them from enjoying a Thanksgiving feast.

"It doesn't make [Thanksgiving] harder at all. It makes it easier on the turkeys, too. They get to live," DeGeneres, 55, told PEOPLE at the Duracell Power a Smile and Toys for Tots event on Nov. 22.

So what does The Ellen DeGeneres Show host fill her plate with?

"Yams, green beans, stuffing ... any kind of vegetables. Stuff like that," she said.

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Martha Stewart Defends Her 'Gross' Food Photos | Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart Defends Her 'Gross' Food Photos

Originally posted 11/26/2013 03:30PM

As the world mocks her food photography skills, Stewart calls the photos she posts to Twitter 'delicious' and says more are coming

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Let's Talk Turkey: Which Bird Should the President Pardon?

Let's Talk Turkey: Which Bird Should the President Pardon?

Originally posted 11/26/2013 11:35AM

Judging by their names, they already sound like snacks. But in fact, Caramel and Popcorn are both trying desperately not to get eaten.

They are the two turkeys locked in a battle this week for the most hallowed prize in turkeydom: the traditional Thanksgiving pardon from President Obama.

And they need your vote.

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