Today on Home & Family Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
Actor, singer, and songwriter Jesse McCartney is back on the scene with a fresh new sound. Today, he performs his latest single "Superbad" off his forthcoming album "In Technicolor," which is set to drop this July. Jesse also discusses lending his songwriting skills to Britain's "The X Factor" winner Leona Lewis' hit "Bleeding Love." Plus, he explains why he credits Lori Loughlin for giving him his big break as a teen actor on the WB series "Summerland."
Jesse's new single "Superbad" is available on iTunes today. Follow him on Twitter @jessemccartney.
Fighting Diabetes with Chef Curtis Aikens
Chef Curtis Aikens educates us on alarming diabetes statistics and how people with the disease can make wiser decisions in the kitchen. He stresses the importance of portion control to keep consumption in check. Today, Curtis makes a healthy recipe for fried chicken, careful to wear gloves or wash his hands to avoid bacterial contamination. Then, he mixes a green salad with homemade dressing.
Check out curtisaikens.com for more.
They say misery loves company, so Nicole Murphy is enjoying bonding with her cast mates on "Hollywood Exes" as they recover from high profile breakups from celebrity husbands. She discusses what newest co-star Shanna Moakler brings to the table. Plus, Nicole is all smiles about co-parenting her five children with Eddie Murphy and moving on with fiance Michael Strahan. The new season of "Hollywood Exes" premieres May 7 at 9/8c on VH1.
Award-winning science teacher "Science Bob" Pflugfelder turns the "Home & Family" house into a laboratory. After getting goggled up, Mark and Cristina are ready to launch their new careers as rocket scientists with a film cannister experiment. Then, the trio makes DIY lava lamps. For the third project, Mark creates an explosive puff of smoke by pouring hot water into a container of liquid nitrogen. And, Science Bob also tells us about his book series of novels.
Go to ScienceBob.com for more at-home experiment ideas.
Financial Experts Dave Ramsey & Rachel Cruze
Financial experts and authors of "Smart Money Smart Kids" Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze discuss how to pass good spending habits from generation to generation. Dave shares his personal journey of re-building his hard-earned fortune after losing it all and learning from his mistakes the second time around. The father-daughter duo believe in instilling strong financial values in children from a young age by teaching them the power of earning through completing chores. They also discuss ways to live debt-free without credit cards or student loans. Get your copy of "Smart Money Smart Kids" at smartmoneysmartkids.com. Visit Dave at daveramsey.com and follow him on Twitter @daveramsey. Take a look at rachelcruze.com and follow Rachel on Twitter @rachelcruze.
ZOOM interiors Bedroom Makeover Reveal
Thanks to ZOOM interiors, LLC co-founders Madeline Foster, Beatrice Fischel-Bock, and Lizzie Grover, the bedroom of Debbie Matenopoulos' dreams became a reality overnight. The new headboard, canopy, and chandeliers draw your attention to the focal point of the room, but make sure not to overlook the finer details of the color palette, arm chairs, sidetable, cowhide rug, curtains, and more. And remember, the girls fulfilled Debbie's every wish on a budget of $3,000.
For more information on how you can "Get ZOOMed," visit zoominteriors.com.
Hemorrhoids with Zuri Murrell, MD
Colorectal surgeon Zuri Murrell, MD schools us on the definition of hemorrhoids and what symptoms to be on the lookout for. Often caused by increased pelvic pressure or pregnancy, Dr. Murrell tells us ways to avoid painful hemorrhoids through good toilet habits, eating fiber, and drinking plenty of water. If over-the-counter remedies don't work, he explains when it's time to seek professional medical help to treat and shrink hemorrhoids. Doctor Zuri Murrell is board certified in colorectal and general surgery. He is the director of the Colorectal Cancer Program at the Cedars-Sinai Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute in Los Angeles. For more information on Dr. Murrel, go to lacolonrectalsurgeon.com.
Importance of Sweating with Sophie Uliano
Celebs are flocking to urban sweat lodges in droves, so Sophie Uliano was curious to see what the hype is all about. She takes a camera inside as she bakes in 160 degree temperatures to burn up to 1500 calories in the extreme sweat session. Sophie explains why this is such an effective way to detoxify your body and build metabolism, but also cautions us to hydrate with electrolytes afterwards. Then, Sophie tells us how wearing a tight corset while exercising can lead to similar results. She also introduces us to at-home remedies to speed up our metabolism. Learn how to sweat at home without an infrared sauna: 1. You can go to a sauna or steam room. A sauna (dry heat) is more beneficial for sweating because it's hotter. 2. You can also wear the space suit while running or working out. 3. You can wear a special corset while exercising. Jessica Alba wore a corset just like this to get her body back after having a baby.
4. You can lie in a really hot bath and add slices of lemon and ginger to aid in sweating.
Break a sweat at shapehouse.com.
Leaf Garden Stones with Tanya Memme
Tanya Memme goes out on a limb today with leaf garden stepping stones. Using a large leaf with pronounced veins, she imprints its shape in wet concrete. After a few days of drying, Tanya installs the stepping stones along a stable, even surface to create a walking path through the "Home & Family" yard.
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