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  • 'Tis the week for holiday leftovers.

    Not sure how long you can safely keep the Thanksgiving bird in the fridge?

    Registered dietitian Leslie Beck tells the Globe and Mail that most leftovers can be stored safely in the fridge for three to four days — as long as they’re stored properly. 

    How long will those Thanksgiving leftovers last? (Thinkstock)How long will those Thanksgiving leftovers last? (Thinkstock)To keep foods safe, make sure your fridge temperature is set at 4°C or colder. 

    Bacteria flourishes within the temperature range of 4°C to 60°C, so Beck recommends storing leftovers in the fridge in airtight containers or packaging them within two hours of taking the food out of the oven. 

    Health Canada advises Canadians to store different types of leftovers separately, and to use clean containers or leak-proof plastic bags to prevent cross-contamination. 

    And, yes, you can put hot foods directly in the refrigerator, just divide them into smaller portions and shallow containers so they’ll cool quickly.

    “You don’t want to try and chill anything in a deep container because it will be too difficult for that

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  • What’s the difference between stuffing and dressing? It depends on who you ask. 

    Some literalists believe stuffing must be stuffed inside a bird to earn its name, while dressing is the stuffing-like stuff you cook outside the bird. 

    Others just choose to call their stuffing “dressing” because it sounds, well, more polite.

    The National Turkey Federation claims that “both terms are used interchangeably.”

    Geography might have something to do with it.

    Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, no holiday meal is complete without it. (Thinkstock)Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, no holiday meal is complete without it. (Thinkstock)According to Pop Sugar, “Go south of the Mason-Dixon line, and cooks will call it dressing, regardless of its preparation, citing the term ‘stuffing’ as an unpleasant-sounding word. Likewise, northern states and New Englanders generally refer to the dish as stuffing across the board.”

    Epicurious found the same thing — but concluded that the term “stuffing” comes out on top:

    "Stuffing" remains the most-searched term online, while dressing-lovers in the South tend to keep their searches specific: “cornbread dressing” or “John Besh Oyster

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  • Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for CAAPhoto by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for CAAWith more than 20 years of experience in the fashion industry, Joe Zee knows a thing or two about style.

    The Hong Kong-born, Toronto-raised Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Style got his start in 1992 at Allure magazine where he worked under legendary editor Polly Mellen. He moved up the ladder at various magazines including W and Elle and has styled Hollywood heavyweights like Sarah Jessica Parker, Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore and Brad Pitt – and that’s just the beginning. The most recent addition to his resume? Style ambassador for Old Navy.   

    We caught up with Joe at his Joe Zee x Old Navy event in Toronto and asked him about splurge-worthy pieces, fall must-haves and how to stay stylish while braving the cold, Canadian winter.

    Yahoo Canada: Let’s kick it off by talking about your partnership with Old Navy. What about the brand drew you to it, and how have you worked with them?

    Joe Zee: First of all, I get a call from the VP of Marketing – and she’s an old friend, we’ve worked together a lot

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