Today on Home & Family Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Rocco DiSpirito Cooks the Classics with a Healthy Spin
Rocco DiSpirito explains the philosophy behind his new diet craze. By eating six metabolism-boosting meals per day, the chef promises instant weight loss results of a pound a day. Then, Rocco puts a healthy twist on popular meals to turn your body into a fat burning machine.
Get Rocco's recipes>> Rocco DiSpirito's book, "Pound a Day Diet: Lose Up to 5 Pounds in 5 Days by Eating the Foods You Love," is available at www.roccodispirito.com.
How to Save Money on Your Cellphone Bill with Andrea Woroch
In a society where you feel compelled to be connected all the time, cellphone bills have gone through the roof with all sorts of charges for your family's multiple mobile devices. Andrea Woroch is here with tips to best tailor your plan for your amount of usage. She explains how to read your bill and the current policies on early termination of your contract. And, Andrea suggests connecting to a Wifi network wherever you are to avoid using your data plan.
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John C. McGinley & Dr. Lawrence Piro Discuss Raising Children with Special Needs
John C. McGinley, actor and spokesperson for Global Down Syndrome Foundation, and Dr. Lawrence Piro, MD open up the dialogue about integrated parenting. John candidly discusses the challenges and small victories of raising his 16-year-old Max with down syndrome alongside his two "typical" daughters. Through his practice of inclusion, John proudly expresses the special bond the siblings have formed.
For more information on Down Syndrome, go to globaldownsyndrome.org. For a special message from John, visit our Twitter page @homeandfamilytv.
Make Designer Accessories for Less
Fingerless gloves are all the rage in top designer collections. Inspired by Alexander McQueen, Erica Domesek, founder of "P.S. - I made this…," and Debbie Matenopoulos make these fashion-forward gloves for a fraction of the cost. Just snip the fingertips off and embellish the top with bling, such as a brooch. Next, Erica crafts DIY faux fur earmuffs to keep our ears warm and toasty this winter.
In recognition of National Train Your Dog Month, Laura Nativo educates pet owners on how positive reinforcement is an effective method of obedience training. Good training techniques help to prevent families from surrendering dogs due to behavioral problems. By rewarding good behavior with a clicker and a treat, your pooch can learn to listen to commands such as sit, down, paw, and more. Over time, the clicker and treats can be phased out.
If you are interested in adopting a wonderful new dog, please visit thepetrescuecenter.org.
To find a professional dog trainer in your neighborhood, go to apdt.com.
Ken Wingard's DIY Book Safe
During a recent visit to the "Home & Family" house, Ken rearranged our coffee table to create balance. To conceal our remotes, he hid them inside a book safe. Viewer Ann Howard wrote in to request he show us all how he carved out the pages of a book to create a storage box. Ken explains why dictionaries work great, but maintains how to find a proper sized book relevent to what you'll be placing inside it.
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