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Today on Home & Family Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
(Original air date: Tuesday, March 19th, 2013)
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Lauren Koslow
From the hit daytime soap " Days of our Lives," actress Lauren Koslow joins the family today. A veteran soap opera actress, Lauren landed the role of Lindsay Wells on the hit CBS soap opera, "The Young and the Restless" before moving on to become an original cast member on "The Bold and the Beautiful." Today, Lauren pays a visit to chat about life behind­‐the­‐scenes at the show and also takes us through the pages of the book "Days of Our Lives 45 Years."

Keep up with Lauren Koslow on Twitter @laurenkoslow.

And, make sure you follow "Days of Our Lives," on Twitter @nbcdays and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LKDays.

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Cristina Cooks
Cristina steps into the kitchen to make a lighter version of the popular caesar salad with parmesan Bowls. With guest sous chef Lauren Koslow, Cristina shares some great tips to making this healthy alternative. Plus, Cristina's parmesan bowls make clean up a breeze!

Get Cristina's Healthy Caesar Salad Recipe here>>

Get more great recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.

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Edwin McCain
Edwin McCain burst onto the music charts with his hit ballad "I'll Be." Today, Edwin is here to talk about his latest CD, "Mercy Bound," and about his experience as an adoptee and how that motivated him to adopt his first child. Edwin also talks about his crusade to help more kids find loving homes. And later, Edwin treats us to a performance of his new single "Home."

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Get more great music, including Edwin's new album "Mercy Bound" at www.edwin.com.

Learn more about children in need of adoption at www.scheartgallery.org.

Dr. Harvey Karp
Pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp is back today talking about the importance of swaddling your baby. Swaddling is a common practice all around the world and is commonly used to help keep babies calm. Today, Dr. Karp explains why swaddling is effective at recreating the environment of the womb and helps newborns get acclimated to their new world. Plus, Dr. Karp shows the right way to do safe swaddling!

Get more Happy Baby tips from Dr. Karp at www.happiestbaby.com.

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David Walrod
Garden expert and host of " Urban DirtTV" David Walrod returns to the show today. David has a great DIY project that's also great for the environment. Today, David explains how you can save money by propagating your favorite plants by growing them in mini greenhouses made from recycled plastic bottles. Plus, David's tips are perfect to clone your favorite or most successful plants!

Get David's Mini Greenhouse Tips here>>

Make sure you catch David on "UrbanDirtTV" at www.youtube.com/user/UrbanDirtTv.

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The "Home & Family" Wedding Series
The wedding planning continues with our happy couple, Gabi Kiss and Charlie Bontempo! Today, Gabi and Charlie meet Harmony Walton, founder and owner of The Bridal Bar, the go-to wedding resource with a client list that reads like an awards show roster! Harmony helps Gabi and Charlie start to visualize and plot out their ideal wedding using an inspiration board. Harmony's inspiration board allows couples to pick their favorite things from life and other weddings and put them in one place to start to create a clear vision.

Get more great wedding ideas and more from Harmony Walton at www.bridalbar.com.

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Caliterranean Living with Theo Stephan
From Global Gardens, Theo Stephan joins the family with an olive oil tutorial. Founded in 1998, Global Gardens brings global tastes, textures, and experiences to people who crave exotic and organic tastes at home. Theo's tutorial today covers the different varieties of olive oil and how to store them and pair them with food.

Watch Theo Stephan's Olive Oil Tutorial>>

Get all of Theo's Olive Oil tips and information here>>

Get more Caliterranean Living with Theo Stephan at www.globalgardensonline.com.