Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc Stop By
Actresses Katie Leclerc and Vanessa Marano visit Home & Family and talk about their hit show on the ABC Family Channel, ‘Switched at Birth.’ Vanessa confesses she didn’t know sign language when she first got the role on the show. However, Katie did know sign language before taking on the role as a deaf girl because she suffers from Meniere’s Disease, which results in intermittent tenitis, vertigo, and hearing loss. The two actresses also talk about what it was like to film an episode with absolutely no audio, just sign language.
Find out more about Meniere's Disease at ReevesBigIdea.org
Don't miss the premiere of 'Switched at Birth' tonight on the ABC Family Channel.
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Melissa d’Arabian Talks About Health and Budgets
Author of “Supermarket Healthy,” Melissa d’Arabian shares with Home & Family how to cut the cost of meals by using beans. Melissa prepares tasty eggplant meatballs for the family and they devour them! She reveals that cooking up to one pound of dry beans costs only a dollar, and that beans add great fiber and protein to your diet! Finally, Melissa also shares some fun bean recipes that kids will enjoy including flourless cookies.
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You can purchase Melissa d'Arabian's book 'Supermarket Healthy' at MelissadArabian.net
Kym Douglas ReturnsBeauty Expert Kym Douglas is back with a list of trendy gadgets for the new year.
That list includes:
Chirt, a cover for your chair that keeps fur and food from staining it, starting at $34.95 that you can pick up at chairwearfashion.com
Jambanz, a speaker for your wristband, starting at $29.99 available at Jambanz.com
Dr. McBabe’s Walking Desk that allows you to work and exercise at once, starting at $79 that you can get at drmcbabe.com
Get more crazy and fun tips from Kym at KymDouglas.com
Jack Nerad and Car TipsExecutive Editor of the Kelly Blue Book Online is back to rate some of the new 2015 cars. Jack Nerad points out that small SUVs are easier to drive and have better fuel economy than full-sized SUVs. He also advises that before you buy a new car you should determine the value of your trade-in, learn the comparable sales price of the car you want, use the research tools provided by Kelly Blue Book, and to always remember you pay a penalty if you exceed the mileage contract on a lease.
Get more information about cars and their value by visiting Kelly Blue Book Online at Kbb.com
Dove Cameron Talks About Playing TwinsActress Dove Cameron stops by Home & Family to talk about playing identical twins on the Disney Channel series, ‘Liv and Maddie,’ which airs on Sundays, 9:30/8:30c. Dove also got to meet legendary actress Patty Duke who shot to fame herself when she played identical cousins on the classic ‘Patty Duke Show.’ Dove goes on to discuss the difficult process that goes into playing twins on television. Dove even shows a clip from an upcoming all-new episode.
Tanya Memme and Matt Rogers with DIY FunDIY Expert Tanya Memme and TV Personality Matt Rogers return to present ideas for clever and entertaining winter games that kids can play indoors during those times when outdoor play is not an option! These kind of projects will keep the kids entertained for hours!
Get more from tips and fun projects from Tanya at her Facebook page
Find out where you can catch Matt Rogers at MattRogersUSA.com
TJ Evarts Talks About His InventionInventor and CEO of SMARTwheel, TJ Evarts invented the world’s first device to curb distracted driving by monitoring hand positions. His incentive was to stop distracting drivers from causing crashes, including people who text and drive, since they make a crash 23 times more likely. TJ admits the idea all came to his mind when he was only 14. The now 19-year-old also talks about the honor of having President Obama give the SMARTwheel his official seal of approval.
Find out how you can purchase a SMARTwheel at SmartWheelUSA.com
Daniel Kucen and His DIY Project
With a new year here, Designer Daniel Kucen shows you how to get more organized starting with your filing cabinets. Using something as simple as wallpaper, you can makeover any room or piece of furniture. Fabric is another option when it comes to making over your filing cabinet. Daniel is a self-described dork and loves wallpaper and he explains just how creative and colorful the new varieties are.
Get more ideas from Daniel at Mortisetenon.com
Greg Evans Discusses Security HackingHacking Security Expert Greg Evans discusses the recent Sony hacks with Home & Family. Greg continues to believe that the hacks were the work of an inside job, and stands by his claim that the FBI came to the wrong conclusions. If Greg was in charge at Sony, he admits he would fire the entire IT department.
Get more from Greg Evans at GregoryDEvans.com
Sophie Uliano Talks Food DehydrationNatural Lifestyle Expert Sophie Uliano returns to talk about the benefits of dehydrating your food. A food dehydrator can cost anywhere between $40-$80 and it is an excellent way to make healthy chips and a great way to preserve your food. Sophie makes apple chips with sprinkled cinnamon and crunchy kale chips for Mark and Cristina. Another benefit of dehydrating your own food is that it will save you money in the end, compared to buying your own dehydrated food at the store.
Get more green and healthy tips from Sophie at SophieUliano.com