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Today on Home & Family: Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Boyz II Men


Celebrating 23 years together, Boyz II Men members Nathan Morris, Shawn Stockman, and Wanya Morris take us back to their formation in high school and reveal the inspiration behind their group's name. They're excited to share news that their Las Vegas residency has been extended and what new sounds fans can expect on their latest album. And, learn about Micah's Voice, an organization to help families of autistic children. Best of all, Boyz II Men performs not one, but two songs, "Losing Sleep" and "Water Runs Dry." Plus, they stick around to play "Songburst: Girls Against Boyz II Men Edition."


"Collide" is available now. The Boyz II Men app is available for iPhone and Android. Follow the group on Twitter @BoyzIIMen, Nathan @MorrisPhD, Shawn @ShawnStockman, and Wanya @wanmor1. Check out micahsvoice.com.



Cristina Ferrare's Pumpkin Bars

Boyz to Chefs! There are a whole lot of cooks in the kitchen today as the musicians join Cristina to make pumpkin bars. Let the hilarity ensue!


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Click here to get your copy of Cristina's cookbook, "Big Bowl of Love." Get additional recipes from Cristina at www.cristinaferrarecooks.com.



DIY Bubbling Caldron with Kym Douglas & Cristina

Double, double toil and trouble. Fire burn and caldron bubble. Kym Douglas and Cristina stir the pot with a wickedly fabulous bubbling caldron for Halloween.


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Get additional tips from lifestyle and beauty expert Kym Douglas at KymDouglas.com. Follow her on Twitter @KymDouglas and like her on Facebook.



Isaiah Washington

Actor Isaiah Washington tells us about being named a village chief in Sierra Leone. He also opens up regarding his reunion with "Grey's Anatomy" co-star Sandra Oh after departing as a series regular years ago. Now, Isaiah can be seen on a futuristic show called "The 100," which delivers a message about humanity. Find out how the father of three taps into his emotions and experience to portray this paternalistic role.


The second season of "The 100" premieres tonight at 9/8c on The CW.



DIY Christmas Card Tree with Ken Wingard
Ken Wingard has a decorative way to display holiday greetings. Using a piece of high quality plywood without knots, cut out a Christmas tree shape. Then, attach tight ribbon to hold the cards in place.


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Visit Ken Wingard at www.KennethWingard.com and follow him on Twitter @KennethWingard.



Dangers of Teen Driving with Tim Hollister

Author and teen safe driving activist Tim Hollister shares his heartbreaking story of losing his 17-year-old son in a horrific car crash. Speed and inexperience were to blame for the fatal accident. The dad has turned to blogging as therapy and to offer public service to others. Find out how his family is coping with this tragedy. Plus, Tim has had a hand in changing legislation in Connecticut to reduce the teen mortality rate on the roadways. It is now mandatory for parents to attend a class to get educated on the five big dangers: passengers, alcohol, curfew, texting, and seatbelts.


Learn more at fromreidsdad.org and nsfteendriving.com. Follow Tim on Twitter @fromreidsdad. Visit the National Organization for Teen Safety at noys.org.


Tim's Book: "Not So Fast, Parenting Your Teen Through the Dangers of Driving"


Use of Book Proceeds:

Proceeds from the sale of "Not So Fast" will benefit the Reid Samuel Hollister Memorial Fund and traffic safety causes. Reid's Fund, established after his death in 2006, provides financial assistance to infant and toddler care and education for low income families in Hartford, Connecticut. The fund is part of the endowment of Asylum Hill Congregational Church, www.ahcc.org. Traffic safety causes will include safer teen driving programs affiliated with the National Organizations for Youth Safety, www.noys.org.


We are giving away 30 signed books. Details at: facebook.com/homeandfamilyshow
Tim's national blog: www.fromreidsdad.org
Buy book at website: www.nsfteendriving.com
Tim's award: Governors Highway Safety Association, Peter K. O'Rourke Special Achievement Award: http://www.ghsa.org/html/meetings/awards/2014/14hollister.html
Noys Summit: national teen distracted driving prevention summit: spotlight on teen leadership. Summaries and programs at: Noys Summit: national teen distracted driving prevention summit: spotlight on teen leadership. Summaries and programs at: http://www.noys.com
Facts & information: National Highway Safety Administration – teen driving, parents central: http://www.nhtsa.gov/driving+safety/teen+drivers



Nuts That Can Keep You Healthy During the Holidays with Sophie Uliano

Sophie Uliano informs us that two servings of nuts per week can protect you from certain forms of cancer. So, which nuts are best? In the Nut Olympics, peanuts win the bronze medal, pecans the silver, and walnuts the gold. Find out why raw nuts are preferable for maximum nutritious value. Plus, learn how to store and prepare nuts.


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For more from natural lifestyle expert Sophie Uliano go to:
Website: www.gorgeouslygreen.com
Facebook: Facebook.com/GorgeouslyGreen
Twitter: @sophieuliano



Pumpkin Carving with Jon Neill

"Halloween Wars" pumpkin carving expert Jon Neill takes hours to complete his latest pumpkin masterpiece and is ready for the big reveal. Hear about the technique he uses to sculpt such a detailed face. Carving professionally for four years, the largest pumpkin Jon's gotten his hands on topped the scale at a whopping 800 pounds. He shares tips and recommends what tools beginners need to get started.


"Halloween Wars" airs Sundays at 9/8c on Food Network.


Check out neillartstudios.com.


Adopt a Shelter Dog Month
Best Friends Animal Society is teaming up with Hallmark Channel! This kicks off our "Adopt a Shelter Dog Month." Every day for the month of October we'll be having a furry friend here on set that is up for adoption.


Visit our gallery of dogs available for adoption today, courtesy of Best Friends!


To donate, adopt one of our shelter dogs of the day, or for more information on adoptable animals in your local communities, visit bestfriends.org/hallmarkchannel or contact Best Friends Animal Society at (818) 643-3989. We also invite you to visit bfla.bestfriends.org and bestfriends.org.


To learn more about Hallmark Channel's Pet Project, visit www.hallmarkchannel.com/petproject.


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