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6 Pet Owner-Approved Products That Will Ensure Your Kitties Don't Ruin Your Furniture

I'll be the first person to say that while I love my kitties to death, I'd prefer not to throw out a chair or couch because it's been shredded to smithereens thanks to my four-legged friends. Thankfully, there are some products on the market that pet owners swear will prevent your cats from totally clawing the legs and sides of your furniture.

Because getting your kitties declawed has been proven to be inhumane and painful - the practice is even outlawed in New York state! - we're willing to meet in the middle by shopping sprays, covers, and tape that promise to keep our furniture looking good as new. Scroll ahead to get a peek at some of our favorite options.

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I Can't Stop Laughing at These Dogs on TikTok Waking Up to the Smell of Their Favorite Snacks

If you've ever wondered what dogs dream about while they sleep (going on walks? cuddles? chasing cats?), this hilarious new TikTok trend might have just revealed the answer: food! Thanks to TikTok user Team Kodak, dog owners have been waking up their dogs by holding their favorite snacks under their noses, and the amount of times it works is just as funny as the amount of times it doesn't. As someone who has had more than one dream about whipping up a five-course dinner and subconsciously made plans to indulge in my favorite dessert once I wake up, I can definitely relate. Personally, I'd skip the dog biscuits and carrot sticks in favor of something more like a chocolate chip cookie, but to each their own.

In one video, a bulldog named Shortcake is enjoying a nice nap when her owner puts a piece of cheese under her nose. Shortcake immediately wakes up, swallows the snack so fast that I question if it ever truly existed, and promptly settles back in for some sleep. The challenge has also worked on cats and humans, depending on the snack, but dogs are getting the most out of this challenge by far. Witness all of the dogs' delightfully hilarious reactions ahead.

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20 Cool Gifts For Cats That'll Actually Benefit Owners, Too

Whether you have a new kitten on your hands or an older cat in the house, don't forget to treat them this holiday season, too. While you likely have the essentials, it doesn't mean they are the best and most practical options on the market. To help you shop for some useful (or just plain stylish) picks, we curated a list of problem-solving must haves ahead. From a robot litter box to stylish and comfy pet beds, these will actually make your life better, too. Keep reading to shop them all.

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5 Tips For Successfully Networking (Virtually and in Person) When You're Anxious

Everyone says to get anywhere in life, you have to network. Meet everyone you can, build relationships every day, and somehow make stimulating conversations at the drop of a hat. Well, good for those people that can do that without even thinking about it. But what about the rest of us? The anxious, apprehensive, and sweaty-palmed? Luckily, we're in the 21st century and technology is on the introvert and anxious' side.

Stephen King has a quote: "The scariest moment is always just before you start." Oh, how true that is. The good thing is, however, is that moment only lasts for a second. Afterwards, you can have so many more fulfilling connections to help further your career. Between social media, tips from professionals, and everything in between, the anxious can be just as, if not more, successful in their networking opportunities. Here are five tips to successfully network (both in person and virtually), despite the crippling anxiety.

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This Comedian's "If Dogs Were Human" TikTok Series Shows How Strange Our Pups Truly Are

When comedian Abi Clarke creates funny videos for TikTok, she certainly goes all in. And her series titled "If Dogs Were Human" will give even the grumpiest pet owner a reason to crack a smile. Chock-full of hilarious moments ranging from how pups react when they're caught drinking out of the toilet despite having a perfectly good (and clean!) water bowl nearby to how excited they get upon hearing humans utter the term "walk," her accuracy is astounding.

Scroll ahead to get a look at Abi's relatable clips, which are seriously taking off on TikTok. And if you're more of a cat person, be sure to check out her "If Cats Were Human" series that will have you laughing just as hard.

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18 Delicious Food Gifts That'll Be Delivered Right to Their Doorstep

As you start shopping for the perfect holiday gifts for everyone on your list this year, it can be stressful to think about those you might not see in person. One way you can show someone you care is by sending them some delicious food by mail. Thankfully, there are so many cool food delivery services that make this easy now.

To help you get them some of their favorite snacks or indulgent meals, we shopped for you. Ahead, you can browse our 18 top picks that range of drool-worthy cookies to scrumptious burgers and even pre-made meals to give them a break from cooking. Keep reading to shop them all. Beware: you won't want to shop on an empty stomach, or might end up ordering some for yourself.

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The Prettiest Rose Gold Ornaments For Your Christmas Tree This Year

Rose gold has become an elegant staple in our wardrobes, jewelry, and in our homes – so why not on our Christmas trees, too? If you're looking for a fresh and different way to decorate for the holidays, rose gold is a beautiful solution. Pink and metallic is always a winning combination, and it feels just right for the holidays. Ahead, we found 26 of the prettiest rose gold ornaments so you can choose the perfect baubles for your tree (even if it's a small one on your desk!). Your tree will be the envy of the neighborhood!

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Send Your Loved Ones Best Wishes and Warmest Regards With These Schitt's Creek Holiday Cards

The holidays are here, and in the words of David Rose, "I feel like that needs to be celebrated!" And what better way to spread some Christmas cheer then by sending a holiday card to your friends and family? These Schitt's Creek holiday cards from Etsy are hilarious, fun, and definitely festive. From David's iconic sweaters to Alexis's infamous dance moves, these cards are sure to turn anyone's regular Christmas into a Schitty one (and that's a very good thing).

The cards are also full of cute and sarcastic Rose-isms, like "I hope your holiday is the Schitt," and "If this doesn't call for alcohol, I don't know what does." Such a 2020 mood, amirite? Bulk order your favorite Schitt's Creek cards or choose one of each for every person on your list, and don't forget to scribble a totally heartfelt note on the inside, like "Best Wishes, Warmest Regards." Check out our favorite card options ahead.

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22 Adorable Stocking Stuffers You Haven't Thought Of-all From Amazon

When it comes to gift-giving season, wrapping a present is an entirely different game than stuffing a stocking. The latter has fewer rules - you can cram in as many tiny whimsical things as you want, and there's more opportunity to get creative. You may feel either overwhelmed by all the choices or excited by all the possibilities.

Either way, we're here to help you figure out what to place inside the festive decor this year. We turned to Amazon for ideas, and there was no shortage of them. From joyful mugs to practical water bottles, we have 22 items that can all fit inside of a stocking.

- Additional reporting by Rebecca Brown

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Gasp! Miniature Charcuterie Boards Exist, and They Need to Be on Your Radar ASAP

Let's make one thing clear: charcuterie boards are heaven on a platter. The assorted meats, cheeses, dips, jams, nuts, fruits, and whatever else is placed on them is enough to make anyone's mouth water. But sometimes less is more (yes, even with charcuterie boards), and these mini charcuterie boards prove it. Whether you're using them as a party favor for a small gathering or simply because you want a whole board to yourself (no shame), these fun-size boards are mouthwatering, tasty, and cute - a triple threat! Change the way you charcuterie for good with these 30 small but mighty boards, ahead.

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Bud Light Released Ugly Christmas Sweater Seltzers, and We Call Dibs on the Peppermint Pattie Flavor

Rocking a good ugly Christmas sweater is basically a holiday staple at this point. I love everything about them, from the light-up reindeer noses to the actual tinsel hanging from a sewn-on tree to ornaments that actually jingle. And since they're usually worn at holiday parties, it only makes sense that a party beverage is now getting in on the ugly holiday fun. Bud Light released an Ugly Sweater Seltzer Variety Pack ($14), and we love both the packaging *and* the flavors.

This holiday 12-pack hit stores on Nov. 2 and includes four delicious flavors: cranberry, apple crisp, ginger snap, and peppermint pattie. While the cranberry flavor is pretty self-explanatory, the apple crisp flavor is a combination of apple pie, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The ginger snap flavor mixes ginger spice, brown sugar, and vanilla. And finally, the peppermint pattie flavor combines peppermint and dark chocolate! Ummm, how delicious do these sound?

We don't know about you, but we'll be drinking these while we eat Christmas cookies and watch Elf for the 20th time . . . while wearing our ugly Christmas sweaters, of course!

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The Home Depot Is Selling an Iridescent Snowman Decoration, and Wow, It's So Pretty

Driving around and looking at decorations and lights is one of my favorite holiday activities. I love searching for the best display (bonus points if you sync songs on a radio station with your lights!) and always comment on things I want to include in my decorations next time. I'm never one to pass up large lawn decorations, and I currently can't stop thinking about this gorgeous Christmas Sparkle Angular Iridescent Snowman ($159) from The Home Depot.

I mean, how beautiful is this snowman?! Standing at 60 inches tall and featuring 150 LED lights, the snowman is made to stand out and sparkle amid your holiday decorations. And what's more, it's made for both outdoor and indoor use, so you can display it anywhere you like. So, if you want your house's decorations to be the talk of the town, keep reading to shop this truly unique snowman now.

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Trader Joe's Is Selling Bottles of Eggnog Liqueur For $8, So Cheers to That

When we say it's the most wonderful time of the year, we aren't lying - and neither is Trader Joe's, especially when it comes to its festive alcohol offerings. The grocery-store chain comes up with so many new holiday-themed treats every year, but we especially love it when it brings back fan favorites, and this time it's the Trader Joe's Eggnog Liqueur.

The liqueur is a mixture of spiced rum, brandy, and cinnamon, blended with a base of pure cream. It's sweet and boozy, and it can be enjoyed both straight or mixed (we recommend it with coffee or ice cream, yum!). You can pick up a bottle of this spiced liqueur for $8 at any Trader Joe's location where wine is sold. So pop your feet up and enjoy the merry festivities of the holiday season with a cold glass of eggnog liqueur.

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All of Dash & Lily's Festive NYC Filming Locations - So You Can Live Your Own Real-Life Rom-Com

Whether you're a Christmas-lover like Lily or have a more bah-humbug vibe like Dash, it's a fact that the holidays are the most magical time of the year in New York City. During a year where we could all use a little extra joy, Netflix's new YA rom-com series Dash & Lily is the perfect escapist watch to ring in the holidays. From slices at Two Boots Pizza, to strolling the Union Square Holiday Market, to visiting Santa at Macy's, to browsing books at the famous Strand bookstore, Manhattan serves as the perfect, real-life backdrop for every festive dare. Ahead, follow in Dash and Lily's footsteps with their official NYC guide.

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Yep, We're Losing It Over These Yoga Animal Hot Cocoa Mixes

We've never met a cup of steaming hot cocoa topped with whipped cream that we didn't love. It's silky smooth and delicious, and while any type of hot chocolate will do, we have never reacted quite as enthusiastically to hot cocoa mix than we have to these yoga animal cocoa mix tins. I mean . . . perfection, right?

Available at Big Lots, each can of yoga dog or yoga cat cocoa mix features a furry friend doing various yoga poses on the outside (LOL) and deliciously flavored hot cocoa mix on the inside. All you have to do (after controlling your laughter and happiness) is pour some in a mug, add hot water or milk, and top with marshmallows, whipped cream, sprinkles, or whatever else your heart desires. These also make perfect gifts or stocking stuffers as they're only $4 per tin. Shop these adorable hot cocoa mixes ahead for anyone who loves animals, yoga, or both!

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15 Loungewear Gifts For the Guy Who Loves to Be Cozy

It's no secret that shopping for the guy in your life isn't always an easy task. To help you find him a present he'll actually love this year, we're here to help. We're big fans of loungewear for ourselves, so you can't go wrong giving him a comfy set of his own, because who could refuse that?

Ahead, we curated a list of cute and cozy picks that he'll no doubt be excited to put on and relax in. From brands like Lululemon, Gap, and Parachute, you might want to be careful shopping, because it's tempting to grab something for yourself, too. Keep reading to shop our top picks.

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Prevent Unused Avocados From Turning Brown With This Genius Hack

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Have you ever sliced into a perfectly ripe avocado but only needed to use part of it? If you're unsure how to save the unused portion without it going brown, you need to check out this genius fridge hack from TikTok user jaxfoodhax. All you need to do is fill a small reusable container with water, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice (love her laugh while doing this!), and place the unused portion of the avocado (without the pit) green side down in the water. Refrigerate until you're ready to use, and that's it! No more finding sad, brown, mushy avocados in your fridge and wasting money when you can't use them all at once. Watch the hack above, then feel free to try this copycat recipe for Chipotle's guacamole!

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Truly's Alcohol-Infused Holiday Truffles Are Stuffed With a Decadent Chocolate Ganache

Like a 1930s socialite, all I want for the holidays is to lounge on an antique chaise with a decadent box of chocolates in one hand and a bubbly glass of champagne in the other. In the spirit of the holidays, Truly Hard Seltzer and chocolatier Compartés have released a box of truffles stuffed with hard-seltzer-infused chocolate ganache, perfect for fulfilling my dessert-themed daydreams.

Each made-to-order box includes two truffles infused with Truly's Wild Berry flavor, one infused with Black Cherry, one infused with Blueberry and Açai, and one infused with Raspberry Lime. I am tempted to swallow them in one go, but I'm also tempted to pair each chocolate with its respective seltzer on a silver tray like a holiday-themed wine flight. Order a box of the gourmet chocolates for yourself ahead, and then stock up on these hot-cocoa-bar essentials to treat yourself to even more cozy holiday desserts.

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The Traditional Chai Recipe I Make Every Diwali

Chai has been synonymous with home since I can remember. Any Indian person can relate to the feeling of nostalgia you get when you take a sip of hot, black tea blended with frothy milk, ginger, cardamom, and other spices. Every morning at home begins with a cup of chai, and every guest who comes into our home is greeted with a fresh, hot cup paired with samosas and Parle-G biscuits.

Chai isn't just about the warm spices and flavors - it's about the act of sitting with loved ones while serving it and sipping on it together. In India, chai is served in street-side cafes, known as dhabas, where locals in the community gather over the postmeal drink.

On Diwali, everything gets an upgrade - from the house decor and traditional garb we wear down to the card games we play and food we eat. In my house, even the chai we drink gets the special addition of rose petals - another traditional Indian dessert flavor. If you love tea and warm spices like cinnamon and cardamom, or you just like holding something warm in your hand as the weather gets colder, this recipe is just as easy to make as it is luxurious to taste. The indulgent taste always puts me in the mood for the Indian festival of...

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These 23 Cooking Gifts Are So Useful, You'll Add Some to Your Wish List

Staying at home has inspired us all to cook up a storm in our kitchens - some have truly found a new calling. Cooking is an essential skill that everyone should know, and this holiday season, giving versatile appliances and supplies can truly be the gift that keeps on giving! From pies to pasta, we've got you covered. No matter what creations your loved ones are concocting, these supplies will lend a helping hand during their kitchen adventures. From staple appliances like slow cookers to handy utensils like nonstick pans, we curated the most useful and chic gifts that all home cooks will appreciate endlessly.

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These 30 Underrated South Asian-Owned Businesses Will Be Your Go-To For Diwali

You may have heard of Diwali from that one episode of The Office where everyone attends Kelly Kapoor's Diwali party and Micheal Scott mistakenly thinks it's Indian Halloween. It is not. It is, however, the festival of lights. Diwali is celebrated by over a billion people every year globally, and each region and religion celebrates it differently and for different reasons. For some, it's a new year; a fresh start. For others, it's the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance. For the most part, Diwali is a celebration that culminates in good food, the company of wonderful family and friends, and holistic introspection.

This holiday season, whether you want to support a small business or need some amazing gifts, these South Asian-owned businesses have got some of the coolest products. From delicious food, authentic chai, and homeware to inclusive beauty and stunning fashion, these South Asian-owned businesses will definitely deliver the best of the best. The most meaningful way to celebrate the festival of lights this year, which is on Nov. 14, is to support these small businesses and truly appreciate the culture.

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13 Stunning Jelly Cakes Inspired by Hermine's Masterpiece on The Great British Baking Show

The latest episode of The Great British Baking Show awarded Hermine the title of star baker for the second week in a row during an exciting, three-part soft cake challenge. Her winning creation was the incredible jelly-art cake she made featuring an intricate red poppy-in-gelatin design that was layered on top of chocolate and raspberry mousse. The cake was so mesmerizing that judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith had to ask for it to be taken away because it was just too delicious. And the episode was so good that it inspired us to find some jelly cakes and recipes that are equally impressive!

These 3D-art jelly cakes are credited to have originated in Mexico, where intricate creations with flowers and fish ponds continue to be a staple dessert at parties. The cake trend has more recently been picked up on Instagram and TikTok, where bakers like Nünchi, Gelatin Art Market, and user Petrichoro's dreamy desserts have gone viral.

If you are as captivated by these beautiful desserts as we are or fancy making one for your next at-home activity, keep reading.

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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.