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This week is a big one for Americans. It’s Thanksgiving—a time for friends, family, food, and, most importantly, a focus on giving thanks. (A belated happy Thanksgiving to our Canadian friends, who celebrated last month.)

Let me, on behalf of my fellow editors, thank you for reading, sharing, and commenting throughout the past year. We are so thankful for you!  

With so much on our plates this time of year—both literally and figuratively—those of us responsible for making the hallowed Thanksgiving meal can use all the help we can get.

Leave it to the American Chemical Society’s BytesizeScience, now ACS Reactions, to boil the traditional turkey dinner and its dressings down to five tips for a better bird through chemistry. (After eating, you’ll want to catch this ACS clip, which explains what happens when you eat too much.)

Happy viewing—and a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Credit: BytesizeScience; YouTube