Today on Home & Family Friday, January 3rd, 2014
Dr. Jenn Berman
Marriage isn't always completely blissful. That's when it's time for Dr. Jenn Berman to intervene. The therapist and host of VH1's" Couples Therapy" is here today to answer questions pertaining to marriage frustrations. She explains how both celebrity and average couples share common concerns when it comes to issues with trust, fidelity, and division of labor. Furthermore, the stars face the pitfalls of fame, such as the challenge of paparazzi and tabloids spreading false rumors. Dr. Berman explains how couples should nurture their relationships by dedicating more time to face-to-face interaction instead of relying on technology as the sole means of communication.
VH1's " Couples Therapy" airs Thursdays at 9/8c. Follow @drjennberman on Twitter and visit www.doctorjenn.com.
Cycling Class with Lacey Stone
The entire family joins Debbie Matenopoulos for a class led by Flywheel instructor Lacey Stone. As they go for a spin, Lacey explains the benefits and effectiveness of this workout and why it's great for all fitness levels. Check your inhibitions at the door because the studio is kept dark. Lacey promises that participants will see visible results immediately. Plus, she takes us through the latest technology that is featured on these stationary bikes.
You can follow TV host and personality Debbie Matenopoulos on Twitter @iamdebbiem.
Cristina Cooks Salmon Patties with Spicy Low-Fat Mayonnaise
Cristina's here with the catch of the day! She makes great use of leftover salmon by molding it into patty form. Brace yourself for spice because there sure is a kick to Cristina's mayo! She also encourages everyone to incorporate salmon into their diet on a regular basis because it provides you with Omega-3 fatty acids.
Everyday Things You've Been Doing Wrong with Kym Douglas
Kym Douglas is equipped with a random assortment of household cooking, eating, cleaning, and wardrobe tips that will leave you thinking, "Why didn't I think of that?" She teaches us how to properly sip out of a soda can with a straw and so many additional no-brainers.
1. To prevent sticky hands, put a cupcake wrapper under popsicle.
2. To break in new shoes faster, blow dry feet while wearing them with socks. 3. No plate? No problem! Chinese food to-go containers unfold into a flat surface. 4. To clean the blender, squirt some soap and water before flipping the "on" switch. 5. Ditch the potato peeler. After boiling, submerge in cold water for 5 minutes. Twist skin off with hands. 6. For bacon in every BLT bite, basketweave the bacon strips. Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.
Golden Globe-winning actress Tippi Hedren recalls what it was like to have the legendary Alfred Hitchcock as her director and drama coach. She explains how meeting him on the set of a commercial would change her life forever, eventually leading her to work with real ravens in "The Birds." Tippi isn't the only family member in the biz. She chats about raising daughter Melanie Griffith and the budding career of granddaughter Dakota Johnson. Today, Tippi dedicates her time to wildlife preservation, even testifying in front of Congress to pass stricter legislation to protect large exotic cats.
For more information on the "Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act," go to shambala.org.
Jessie Jane's DIY Leather Clutches
Clutch onto Jessie Jane's DIY leather purse craft. In a matter of minutes and for under $10, you can fold and glue a swatch of leather into a stylish evening bag. Make a fashion statement the next time you go out with this no-sew clutch. Plus, you can customize it with creative embellishments such as sequins or feathers.
1. Buy any size fabric or leather (depending on how big you want your clutch to be). Jessie used the standard 8 ½ " x 11" leather sheet they sell at the craft store in the leather aisle. These sheets come in light brown, dark brown, and black at Michaels.
2. Fold your leather sheet in half so it's now 8 ½ " x 5 ½ " (with the suede part on the inside) and hot glue the sides together. Let dry. 3. Now place your zipper in the top portion of the clutch and glue the canvas sides to the inside of the clutch. Carefully do each side and then let dry. 4. Embellish or paint if you wish. For more with Jessie Jane, visit lilyshop.com.
"Eat This, Not That" with Sophie Uliano
Sophie Uliano enlightens us with healthy alternatives to sugary sodas and other food vices. She explains how to make your own flavored soda using carbonated water and why it's in your favor to replace bagels with sprouted grain bread instead. Sophie sheds light on what ingredients to avoid in energy and protein bars and why almonds are a great snack to lose weight. Plus, she spreads news of a special chocolate that is full of antioxidants.
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