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“The Little Couple” Interview

Authors of the book “Life is Short,”  Dr. Jennifer Arnold and her husband Bill Klein sit down with Mark and Cristina to talk about their reality show “Life is Short.” The couple also open up about the adoption of their children,  who both have complex medical needs. Jennifer and Bill talk about their TLC reality show, “The Little Couple,” which follows the family as they go through day-to-day life.

Don't miss "The Little Couple," Tuesdays, 9/8c on TLC

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Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail Pacifico

Chef Pati Jinich is in the Home & Family kitchen cooking up her Shrimp and Avocado Cocktail Pacifico, a recipe she discovered on one of her many travels to Mexico, where she finds new food trends. The chef’s show “Pati’s Mexican Table” is about creating Mexican dishes with a modern flair. Of all her culinary travels, Pati’s favorite is Mexico City.

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DIY Stacked End Table

Dan Kucan is back to show you how to make your very own stacked end table that you can attach to the wall. This DIY project has a dual purpose: a clever way to repurpose old furniture in your home and a creative way to add functional charm to your living room.

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“Queens of Drama” Interview
The stars of the new Pop reality show “Queens of Drama” stop by Home & Family. Actresses Lindsay Hartley, Chrystee Pharris and Chrystal Hunt open up about their careers as actresses and the fact there are only four remaining soap operas on daytime television today. Each actress opens up about what it was like to be on their historic soap operas, the now-cancelled “Guiding Light” and “All My Children.” The women are also currently working on their own drama series, “Secrets, Lies & Minivans.”

Don't miss "Queens of Drama," Wednesdays, 8/7c on Pop.

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Organic Baby Food Garden

Shirley Bovshow teams up with Debbie Matenopoulos to show you how to grow an organic baby garden. Debbie made her baby girl a planter and got advice from Shirley on which vegetables to grow. The women decide to grow carrots that come in all different sizes, colors and shapes. Shirley points out that it is important to find a planter deep enough for your carrots. Place the planter in a place that gets a lot of sun and use organic soil. The entire project will cost you under $40!

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Traveling Abroad

Forcer CIA Covert Operations Officer, Mike Baker gives tips to parents who have children traveling abroad. Mike gave his own daughter these travel tips. He says to not act like a tourist and to always know where you are going. Don’t carry a lot of cash and large displays of wealth, and you should always carry duplicates of your passport and store it in a safe place. He also advises to never go off with strangers, no matter how enticing the invitation. Mike and Cristina both agree, nothing good can happen after midnight.

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Ask Mark and Cristina

Mark and Cristina turn to Facebook to answer some questions about their recent fitness routines. Cristina says she has been getting in shape by going to the gym three days a week and doing pilates two days a week. Being a dad, Mark says he fits his workouts in at 4:30 in the morning before the boys wake up and does all his workouts from home, including a lot of strength resistance. Cristina has also cut out artificial sugar in her diet and sticks to fruit and cheeses for her snacking. She and Mark also swear by Sargento’s Balanced Breaks snack packs.

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The Science of Coffee

Food nerd Dan Kohler breaks down the science of coffee. He points out that coffee beans are really seeds and they don’t turn a dark chocolate color until they are roasted. He points out that you can roast your own coffee beans by putting them in a popcorn air popper. You can get a variety of types of coffee based on how your roast the beans and for how long. The same amount of caffeine is present in a raw coffee bean as in the roasted coffee bean. The more oily the coating on the coffee bean, the fresher the coffee.

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Eating Organic on a Budget

Sophie Uliano gives you tips on how to stay on a budget and start eating organic and healthy. She advises Mark and Cristina to start buying seasonal and local. When produce is in season, it is cheaper to buy. She also says you can save money by hitting your farmer’s market right before they close, so you can bargain with prices. One more tip is be on the look out for coupons!

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