Today on Home & Family: Thursday, September 25th, 2014
"Cedar Cove" Stars Barbara Niven & Bruce Boxleitner
From the Hallmark Channel Original Series "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove," stars Barbara Niven and Bruce Boxleitner open up about their characters' rollercoaster romance. Will Peggy Beldon's skeletons stay in the closet or will all her secrets be exposed to hubby Bob? All will be revealed in the final two episodes of the season. Plus, learn about just how far back Barbara and Bruce's camaraderie goes. The two co-starred way back when in a Hallmark Channel movie set in the Wild West. And, find out how involved they are in Hallmark Channel's philanthropic efforts. Next, Barbara and Bruce join us in the kitchen to share a very chocolately recipe from "Debbie Macomber's Cedar Cove Cookbook." But first, they take a selfie!
"Ninjuries" with Matt Iseman
Although many television broadcasts forewarn viewers with the message "don't try this at home," kids are attempting to replicate the obstacles they see on "American Ninja Warrior." Host Matt Iseman, M.D. has labeled the injuries that result from this monkeying around "ninjuries." He describes the difference between broken, sprained, and strained bones. Find out how to properly diagnose and treat injuries and when it's time to go to the ER for an X-ray.
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Author Gail Sheehy talks about empowering women to take chances in her memoir, "Daring: My Passages." She discusses her part in the women's movement revolution. Gail explains overcoming the failure of her first book and the struggles of facing the world as a single mom after leaving her unfaithful husband. Plus, find out how Gail scored the next-to-last interview with Bobby Kennedy before his assassination.
Submit your own daring stories to sheehydaringproject.com.
Thanksgiving Travel Tips
Travel experts Tracy O'Connor, Carolyn Scott-Hamilton, and Donna Perkins share tips for the busiest travel day of the year. If you plan to jetset over Thanksgiving, try to fly off-peak to avoid inflated ticket prices. Also, buy tickets in advance, but wait to upgrade to first class until later. To get a good night's rest before heading the the airport, pack days in advance, organize your itinerary, and prep your children for the airport. Make sure to include educational games in your carry-on to keep the little ones occupied in the air.
We'd like to thank travel and lifestyle writer Tracy O'Connor and nutritionist, chef, healthy travel expert, and "The Healthy Voyager" host Carolyn Scott-Hamilton. Follow host, travel expert, and executive producer Donna Perkins on Twitter
A.J. Cook has won over fans' hearts in "Criminal Minds," making her one of the most likeable actresses on television. She tells us about sharing the screen with her son ever since he was two years old. With the show reaching its milestone 200th episode, A.J. excitedly spreads news that Jennifer Love Hewitt is joining the cast this season. A.J. also gives us an overview of all the turmoil her character has been through.
The season premiere of "Criminal Minds" airs Wednesday, October 1 at 9/8c on CBS.
Follow A.J. on Twitter @ajcookofficial.
Green Fashion with Sophie Uliano & Debbie Matenopoulos
Sophie Uliano and Debbie Matenopoulos rummage through second-hand stores for thrift store finds. This is bargain hunting at its finest! The fashionistas pick up trendy dresses for under $5. Get the inside scoop on where to get these hidden treasures.
Selling Your Home with Paige Hemmis
Paige Hemmis is now a real estate broker and has been flipping homes since 2001, but before that she was a psychology major. Combining these three skills, Paige teaches us all about the psychology of selling your home from the buyer's perspective. By making only minor tweaks, your house will fly off the market in no time.
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Sandie Newton returns for season three of Hollywood Steals! Smile at your reflection with a two-pack of cosmetic mirrors for $17. Listen to your favorite jams through speakers in a pouch for $19.50. Keep warm with stylish animal print fringed shawls that are all the rage with celebs for $14.50. Take part in the #1 handbag trend this season, the Chanel-inspired quilted look for $28.
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Papa Joe Aviance
Recording artist and health and fitness expert Papa Joe Aviance lost 250 pounds in just 18 months. Three years later, he is proud to have kept it off without a formal program or surgery. By cutting calories and walking regularly, Papa Joe is a svelt 200 pounds. He educates us on how to shop wisely in the grocery section of the 99 Cent Only Store. Sticking to his motto "you don't have to be wealthy to eat healthy," find out what he eats for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert for only $10 per day.
Join Papa Joe Aviance in his Weight Loss Revolution! Follow him on Twitter @papajoeaviance, on Facebook at Facebook.com/PapaJoeAviance, Instagram @papajoeaviance, and on his site, PapaJoeAviance.com.
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