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They choose clothes based on the designer label and fit rather than the price tag. They hire the best personal trainers in the world for private coaching. And they can afford to get the latest and greatest gadgets, foods and DVDs to keep them in shape. So we set out to find celebrity -worthy products that you and I can afford. Mission accomplished! The following are tried, tested and fabulous for keeping you in slim shape: SYNC Calorie Activity Tracker: Heigh ho, heigh ho, it’s off to burn calories you go. This nifty little device tracks your calories all day. It’s got a 30-day memory and you can easily upload progress to your smart phone. Get all the details on ordering by clicking here . Ozeri PD4X3-2 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D Pedometer with Bosch Tri-Axis Technology from Germany: Long name, fast results! Of all the pedometers that we tried, this one wins for ease-of-setup and reading. No worries about how the heck to hook it on: It’s a pocket model.

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But shes not just a fun and games chef, finding herself in harrowing situations on TV shows. Shes a hugely respected chef and has been the executive chef at Four Seasons Toronto and New York. She currently operates Ruby Watchco and Ruby Eats in Toronto. Shell be in Vancouver, promoting her second cookbook, At Home with Lynn Crawford at Forage Restaurant on Wednesday, October 16 between 5 and 7 p.m.. The event includes refreshments and a personalized copy of the cookbook.(Her first, Lynn Crawfords Pitchin In, was a Gourmand World Cookbook Award winner.) Food and cooking should be a fun and enjoyable occasion, she says. Its weekend brunches with friends, late-night snacks and fancy cocktails, breakfasts that are more than just oatmeal, late lunches with a bottle of wine, dinner parties with lots of laughter, farmers markets with too much to choose from, summer barbecues, winter stews and warm buttered biscuits, roast chicken with garlic and thyme, homemade jams and butterscotch pudding, she says. The cookbook contains 200 recipes from this seasoned chef, starting with Maple Cranberry Walnut Granola and, some 300 pages later, ending with Strawberry Icewine Float (stir a cup of finely diced strawberries and 1/3 cup of ice wine, let sit half an hour, divide into glasses, top with scoop of strawberry ice cream and splash of champagne). The cookbook is all about home, she says in the introduction to her new cookbook. Its personal, fun, and filled with the people Ive known, the places Ive visited and of course, the food that I love to cook at home. For tickets ($75), call 604-688-6755.

Photo tour: The charm of a Celebrity Cruises ship

Celebrity Cruises’ 71,545-ton Celebrity Century is by today’s standards a mid-sized classic but when introduced in 1995 as the Century, it was one of the world’s largest, most technically-advanced cruise ships.

Maybe one of the longest performing leading men still making headline news–and taking home awards for his performances–is Michael Douglas , who recently confessed that he lied about having throat cancer when he really had tongue cancer, according to a Fox News Oct. 11 report. Lying now obviously didn’t keep the actor from realizing a salary of $82 million for his movie work in the ’90s, of course, or hinder him from making $15 million for film work done in 2000. And who knows what his salary was for his most recent movie, Behind the Candleabra, as even IMDb.com doesn’t have that total. But Douglas’ fan base may not take to well to being deceived about his cancer diagnosis facts, and they may punish him in the future at the box office as a result. John Travolta is another popular leading man, coming on the film scene in the 90’s and drawing as much as $110 million back then for that decade of work, even though he began with a paltry payment of only $150,000 for Pulp Fiction back then. The next decade his earnings were still exceptionally high, however, with the Swordfish, Basic, and Be Cool movies bumping him into the 20 million per film club for a $103 million total earned between 2000 to 2007. And then there is Tom Cruise , of course, who is a movie star few can match in salary, bringing home more than $9 million in the ’80s for films like Top Gun, which was his first million-dollar movie deal and Mission Impossible, which made him a staggering $70 million. But like Travolta, Tom’s first film back then only made the young actor $50,000 for appearing in Taps. Cruise would go on to such financial earnings as $171.6 million plus in the 90s, which included his Jerry McGuire hit earnings, and $263 million plus was earned by the celebrity between 2000 to 2011. Next

Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford in Vancouver

Now you can see for yourself right here at USA TODAY’s Cruise Hub. Over the past three Post to Facebook Photo tour: The charm of a Celebrity Cruises ship on USATODAY.com: Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Join the Nation’s Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Photo tour: The charm of a Celebrity Cruises ship Cruise Log Gene Sloan, USA TODAY 1:20 p.m. EDT October 10, 2013 Celebrity Cruises 71,545-ton Celebrity Century is by todays standards a mid-sized classic but when introduced in 1995 as the Century, it was one of the worlds largest, most technically-advanced cruise ships. Peter Knego Fullscreen The Celebrity Century enjoys a loyal following and will remain with the Celebrity fleet through at least 2013. Currently plying Alaskan waters, the ship will be offering a season of cruises to Hawaii, the South Pacific and Australia in late 2011 before returning to Alaska in the summer of 2012. Peter Knego Shown here as built, the ship was given an extensive re-fit in 2006 at Fincantieris Palermo shipyard that saw the addition of new venues as well as two decks worth of balconies. Peter Knego The Celebrity Century has 11 passenger decks and a double-occupancy capacity of 1,814 passengers. The ship was built by the acclaimed Meyer Werft of Papenburg, Germany, the same yard that has delivered the lines cutting-edge Solstice series of ships. Peter Knego The uppermost of the Celebrity Centurys 11 passenger decks is Deck 15, a platform at the base of the funnel offering an excellent view of the midships pool area. Peter Knego Deck 15 features a netted-in basketball and tennis court as well as an observation area. Peter Knego The forward portion of Deck 14 is an open terrace overlooking the bow. Peter Knego Fourteen laps around the jogging track on forward Deck 14 equals one mile. Peter Knego This is the view facing aft from the forward portion of Deck 14, showing the midships pools and lido. Peter Knego Deck 14 starts again aft of the pool area with more sunning space that continues all the way aft to a platform that overlooks the stern. This is a view facing starboard on aft Deck 14. Peter Knego The exterior portion of Deck 12 encircles the pool area on Deck 11. Peter Knego The al fresco Mast Bar is situated on the forward Deck 12 terrace directly above the Pool Bar on Deck 11. Peter Knego The exterior portion of Deck 11 is home to the two midships pools (the aft pool is heated), four whirlpools and plenty of open and sheltered deck space. Peter Knego Although the Celebrity Century does not have a full wrap-around promenade, it does have wide, teak-lined walkways on either side of Deck 6 with shuffleboard courts and a proximal view of the sea. Peter Knego The uppermost of the ships public rooms, Hemisphere is a beautiful observation lounge with a nautilus-shaped layout inspired by the Fibonacci mathematical sequence in which each successive numeral is defined as the sum of its two predecessors. Peter Knego Fullscreen Hemisphere was designed by British architect John McNeece, seats 447 guests and provides a spectacular view over the bow and off to the starboard side of the ship. In addition to an observation lounge, it functions as the Celebrity Centurys adults-only nightclub. Peter Knego Next to Hemisphere Lounge on the port side of Deck 11 is the Teen Center, which was fitted during the ships 2006 upgrading. Peter Knego An arcade adjoins the Teen Center on Deck 11. Peter Knego Deck 10 begins with the AquaSpa and its very well equipped gymnasium, which overlooks the bow and contains a large selection of free weights, weight machines, cardio machines and a stretching area. Peter Knego Immediately aft of the gym on the starboard side of Deck 11, there is the Persian Garden thermal suite with heated mosaic-lounge chairs and access to an aromatherapy steam room and dry sauna. Peter Knego A central passageway in the AquaSpa connects the gym, Persian Garden, therapy rooms, barber shop and beauty salon. Peter Knego Treatment rooms in the AquaSpa, which was significantly expanded in 2006, have a dramatic sea view and offer a variety of therapies from massages to teeth-whitening. Peter Knego A large beauty salon is now located on the starboard side of the AquaSpa. Peter Knego The AquaSpa even has its own barber shop. Peter Knego The Celebrity Century now has a 45-seat AquaSpa Cafe located at the aft starboard end of the AquaSpa with additional al fresco seating adjacent to the pools. Peter Knego The AquaSpa Cafe serves lighter, healthy fare for breakfast and lunch. Peter Knego The casual, 638-seat Islands Cafe is located on aft Deck 11 and has a variety of food stations offering breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner selections. Peter Knego There is additional seating in the aft portion of the Islands Cafe as well as the al fresco Sunset Bar on the aft terrace where there is a view over the ships wake. Peter Knego Islands Cafe buffet selections are seemingly endless and feature a carvery, sandwich bar, fresh fruits, seafood, pasta, ice cream, desserts, Asian cuisine and (shown here) salads. Peter Knego For those wishing to create their own salads, there is an excellent salad bar with cruets of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, as well as a selection of prepared dressings at the end of the counter. Peter Knego Sushi fans also have a large, colorful selection in the Islands Cafe to choose from along with plenty of ginger, wasabi and soy sauce in which to douse it. Peter Knego Two full levels of public spaces begin on Decks 7 and 6 with the 921-seat Celebrity Theater, the Celebrity Centurys main showroom. The state-of-the-art venue has excellent sightlines, a large stage and the latest sound and lighting effects. Peter Knego In addition to guest magicians, singers and comedians, there are three Broadway-style productions per week in the Celebrity Theater.