Monthly Archives: January 2014

The 4 Words Every Man Wants To Hear From A Woman

Back when you were in your teens or early 20s, you probably didn’t date all that much.

In an environment like high school or college, you were surrounded by men and women who were single and young just like you were. When you found someone, you hung out and really got to know each other before you fell in love and chose to marry.

Fast forward to today, when one out of every four over-50 marriages is ending in divorce. Ladies, if you found yourself part of this generational statistic, when the judge banged the gavel declaring you officially divorced your friends probably told you what a great catch you are. They said that it wouldn’t be long before a great relationship came along.

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Football Concussions Poll Finds Many Americans Don’t Want Kids Playing

Many Americans fear football concussions, a new poll suggests.

Forty percent of Americans would rather have their children play a sport other than football due to concussion concerns, according to a new NBC News/WSJ poll. However, 57 percent said they would be fine with their children playing organized football.

Multiple concussions may lead to lifelong impairment, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says children are more likely to get a concussion and require a longer recovery time than adults. It’s not just concussions that may cause brain damage, either. New research suggests that repeated small hits, even without a concussion diagnosis, may be harmful.

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Chinese Zodiac

2014 is the Year of the Horse according to Chinese zodiac. The Year of the Horse starts from Jan. 31, 2014 (the Lunar New Year / Spring Festival of China) and lasts to Feb. 18, 2015.

The Chinese Zodiac, known as Sheng Xiao, is based on a twelve year cycle, each year in that cycle related to an animal sign. These animal signs are the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. It is calculated according to Chinese lunar calendar . You can use the tool on the right to search for your Chinese zodiac. Select your Gregorian date of birth, and you’ll reveal your date of birth according to the lunar calendar together with your zodiac sign.

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These Cringeworthy Restaurant Truths Will Make You Think Twice About Dinner

For peace of mind, we may prefer to imagine restaurants as sanitized bastions of total cleanliness. Their spotless surfaces have to exemplify the lofty standards upheld by tax-funded health and safety organizations, with everything from tables to spatulas properly scrubbed after each use. That’s true, right? Guys?

But of course, restaurants vary in terms of actual sanitation practices. We recently revealed the hard, germ-coated truth about lemon wedges — one study found 70 percent of them to contain microbial growth. Not all such growth is harmful to human health. Even one of the researchers behind the lemon study concedes, “Microbes are ubiquitous … You’re not going to escape unscathed forever.” You can sure try, though.

Here are some other things to keep in mind the next time you’re dining out.

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Today on The Marilu Henner Show – Friday January 31st, 2014

KAREN BRITTON PHOTO9:34am PST Karen Britton, Marilu.com Coach on to discuss a Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Dr. Daniel Potter9:42am PST Dr. Daniel A Potter, Reproductive Endocrinologist

Daniel A. Potter, MD, FACOG, is a nationally- and locally-honored reproductive endocrinologist:

U.S. News and World Report, Best Doctors (2011, 2012, 2013)
Los Angeles Magazine, Top Doctor (2011, 2012, 2013)
Orange Coast Magazine, Top Doctor (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Inland Empire Magazine, Top Doctors (2012, 2013)
Super Doctor (2011, 2012, 2013)
Physician of ExcellenceAward, Orange County Medical Association (2009, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Top Obstetricians and Gynecologists in America (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2012, 2013)

He is partner and Medical Director with the internationally recognized HRC Fertility(formerly Huntington Reproductive Center) in California.

An advocate for women’s healthcare, Dr. Potter also serves as Lab Director of Natera, Inc. and Assistant Clinical Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, and was formerly Medical Director of MicroSort West. He is a frequent speaker for numerous fertility organizations including The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, The American Fertility Association, and The InterNational Council on Infertility Information Dissemination, Inc. He holds board certifications with the American Boards of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.

Dr. Potter has long advocated the need for new dimensions of awareness in individualized healthcare and assisted reproductive technology. As a physician and fertility patient himself, he understands firsthand the struggle patients go through in their quest for parenthood.

Jill Martin10:08am PST Jill Martin, Emmy Award-winning Television Personality and Fashion Expert

Jill Martin is an Emmy Award-winning television personality, fashion expert, and co-author of the New York Times best-selling style guide “I Have Nothing to Wear!” “Fashion for Dummies” and “The Weeknd Makeover” to be released in March 2013. She is a contributor on NBC’s TODAY known for her wildly popular “Ambush Makeover” and “Steals and Deals”segments as well as a contributing editor at People Stylewatch. Jill is also a broadcaster for the New York Knicks, conducting interviews pregame, halftime and postgame.

Jill’s passion for sports, entertainment news, and fashion fuse seamlessly both on and off the camera. Whether broadcasting live courtside or reporting from Hollywood, as CBS Sports director Jim Berry once said, “Jill Martin is the girl to ‘get-the-get.”
On TODAY, Jill discusses everything from the latest trends to how to shop on a budget. Jill has co-hosted the 4th hour of TODAY with Kathie-Lee Gifford and reported from The Emmys, Golden Globes, and Oscars. Jill was the New York correspondent for The Insider and NBC’s Access Hollywood. She conducted 1-1 in-depth interviews, covers red carpet events, and on the latest entertainment news.

A diehard sports fan, Jill broadcasts for the New York Knicks, reporting during pregame and postgame shows and conducting one-of-a-kind interviews at halftime. Her “NY Minute” segments include such guests as Kevin Bacon, Ron Howard and Spike Lee.

Prior to joining MSG, Jill spent five years as a Sports Anchor/Reporter for CBS-4 (WFOR) in Miami. She reported and anchored the 6pm and 11pm newscasts and contributed to the pre and post games of the Dolphins broadcasts. She also covered the Marlins World Series victory in 2003, and was there for every step of the excitement when the Miami Heat won the championship in 2006. While at CBS, Jill was honored with an Emmy nomination for a story she did with the Dolphins Linebacker Junior Seau. Her exclusives include a week-long series with Shaquille O’Neal leading up to the 2006 Finals, along with the exclusive 1-1 with Canes Star Running Back Willis McGahee when he decided to go pro. Jill was the only reporter inside the Heat’s championship Shaq, Pat Riley, Dwyane Wade, and the gang. Jill began her career as an assistant at The Maury Povich Show after interning at LIVE! with Regis and Kathie Lee and Geraldo. With experience with production under her designer belt, she soon began her broadcasting career in 1999. As the host of WAMI-TV’s Live, Jill reported on entertainment happenings in the Miami area, conducting celebrity interviews and covering special events. Following her time with Live, Jill spent a short time as a Hamptons reporter for News 12 Long Island, reporting on the entertainment scene and writing a corresponding feature in Dan’s Paper highlighting the summer’s must-haves. From News 12, Jill landed a role as a Fashion Correspondent with Good Morning America on ABC where she highlighted the hottest fashion trends. After a year with ABC, Jill spent two years with the Miami Heat, sharing her passion for hoops as she hosted live broadcasts during timeouts and halftime, conducted fan and celebrity interviews and established in-depth rep Jill Martin graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in communications.

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Marc Berman

Marc Berman

11:08am PT – Marc Berman, Editor in Chief, TV Media Insights

Marc Berman (a.k.a. “Mr. Television”) is the Editor in Chief for TV Media Insights, the online destination for television and media – home page, newsletter, forum, podcast, and much more — that launched on September 6, 2011. Prior to TV Media Insights, Berman was the creator and editor of The Programming Insider, an online bible for trade magazine Mediaweek.

Berman was also author of print column Mr. Television; the creator of Berman on TV, a series of webcasts about television; the voice behind PIPodcast, a daily topical discussion; the syndication reporter; and webmaster the online chatroom. In addition, Berman has appeared on “Extra,” “Entertainment Tonight,” “Access Hollywood,” “The Insider,” “Inside Edition,” E!’s “The True Hollywood Story,” “The CBS Evening News,” “CBS Sunday Morning,” CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC. His Ph.D. Trivia Quiz appears in the current edition of The Complete Directory to Primetime Network and Cable TV Shows.

Berman, in addition, actively travels around the country doing speaking engagements on television, including stops in Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii and Maryland in the United States; Banff and Toronto, Canada; and Oslo, Norway for his annual Fall TV Preview. And he has written for a wide range of other publications including The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Emmy Magazine, Newsday, The Los Angeles Times, CBS Watch and London-based C21 Media. His upcoming desk calendar, Today in TV History, goes on sale in the fall of 2013.

Earlier in his career, Berman worked in a research and programming related capacity at companies including NBC, QVC, Paramount and Viacom, where he was actively involved in the record-setting launch of “The Cosby Show” in off-network syndication. Berman graduated Queens College with a degree in Communication Arts & Sciences; attended UCLA; and resides in New York with his wife Jodi and their three children – Jackie (21), Brandon (18) and Morgan (11).

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Jennifer George photo11:42am PST Jennifer George, Jewelry Designer

Jennifer George began her career as a clothing designer in New York City. Her line, “Jennifer George” was sold at Bergdorf Goodman, Barney’s, Saks, Bloomingdales, Neiman Marcus, I. Magnin, Stanley Korshak, as well as dozens of other specialty stores across the country.

Jennifer closed her doors on Seventh Avenue in the late 90’s to focus on other interests including, but not exclusively, jewelry design.

The work you see on the website represents years of private commissions and items from Jennifer’s own ready-to-wear inventory.

Jennifer scours flea markets and tag sales collecting vintage jewelry, findings, beads, etc. all of which are used to create her unique bracelets and necklaces.

Each piece is signed and one-of-a-kind, making them a fast growing collector’s item that have made their way into the jewelry boxes of Sharon Osborne, Mariah Carey, and Allison Janney, to name a few…

Jennifer lives and works in New York City with her two amazing / incredible / fabulous / out-of-control children.

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Science Confirms the Existence and Purpose of Rebound Sex

Science can teach you new things, or it can provide official validation for things you’ve long known to be true. And with things like love and sex, it’s sometimes nice, comforting even, to impose a structure on the chaos, to realize that every lap you take around the track falls into the well-worn groove of humanity—that a lot of the time, we do the same things, for the same reasons. Over and over again. Like having rebound sex to get back at your ex. For example.

They say to get over somebody, you need to get under somebody else. By “they,” I mostly mean “best-friend characters in romantic comedies.” Though such questionably helpful bon mots abound in our interpersonal relations and pop culture, there wasn’t much scientific evidence to back them up. Until now.

In a study published recently in Archives of Sexual Behavior, researchers at the University of Missouri had 170 heterosexual undergrads who had gone through a breakup in the past year keep online diaries over the course of a semester. They submitted weekly “distress reports” and “self-esteem and sex reports.”

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10 Celebs Who’ve Had Weight Loss Surgery

(NEWSER) – Not all celebrities lose weight by subsisting entirely on air and kale. Celebuzz rounds up 10 stars who’ve gone under the knife to shed some pounds:

– Sharon Osbourne got lap-band surgery in 1999 and lost 125 pounds, but by 2006 she had gained back 65 pounds and said the surgery “was not the solution to my weight struggles.”

– Randy Jackson opted for gastric bypass in 2003 and lost 114 pounds, but he’s called the experience “pretty tough” and the surgery “pretty risky.”

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‘The Simpsons’ Set Sam Simon Free

Sam Simon just returned from a rescue mission. “The Simpsons” co-developer released at least 18 bears (two were pregnant) into Colorado’s Wild Animal Sanctuary.

He’s been buying zoos and circuses to free animals since December 2012, the month after he was diagnosed with colon cancer and given three to six months to live. “I don’t consider that philanthropy,” he says, “I think it’s a crazy hobby toward the end of my life.”

But the Writers Guild of America West does. Simon will receive WGA’s Valentine Davies Award for his humanitarian work at the guild’s awards ceremony on Saturday and in November received its Animation Writers Caucus award for lifetime achievement in animation writing.

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8 Things Your Brain Does Wrong Every Day

As human beings, we generally like to conceive of ourselves as rational creatures. We think logically, make decisions based on the best interests of ourselves and others, and do the things we need to do in order to not just survive, but also thrive in the world.

But we’re often unaware of the myriad little — and big — ways that our thinking is irrational and biased. To become the highly-evolved, rational creatures we are today, our brains evolved with certain handy shortcuts (known in psychology as cognitive biases) to help us identify threats and make quick judgments. And even in the modern world, where we don’t face threats to our survival every day, they’re still very much present, and they shape the way we experience the world and ourselves.

“Humans suffer… the consequences of living in a time and place we didn’t evolve to live in,” neuroscientist Dean Buonomano, author of Brain Bugs: How The Brain’s Flaws Shape Our Lives, told NPR. “And by peering into the brain, we can learn a lot about why we are good at some things and why we are not very good at others.”

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Frugal Living: I Don’t Use Toilet Paper (VIDEO)

Whether its one-ply, two-ply or a fancy quilted pattern, most people would probably admit that they can’t live without toilet paper. But for blogger Angela Davis, toilet paper is no longer a necessity. She joined HuffPost Live to talk about the challenges and unexpected benefits of going T.P.-free.

Davis, who runs Frugal Living NW, stopped using toilet paper as an experiment. “I am in the Pacific Northwest, in Portland, Or., and we were going to explore different ways to go green. [We] kind of do some extreme things, like try to shop for food with no packaging and go altogether not shopping for any extracurricular items that my family might need or use. And one of the things we thought to do is to go without toilet paper for two weeks. Because everyone in the Northwest already recycles everything and kind of goes crazy, so this was the big thing we were going to do.”

She added, “We went for it basically to entertain our readers and show them a different side of going green that they hadn’t thought of before.”

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