- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Tue, Sep 10, 2013 4:15 PM EDT | Comments
Tory Johnson is a successful entrepreneur who helps women start small businesses, and she's the popular face of the weekly "Steals and Deals" segment on "Good Morning America." But one thing she'd always struggled with was her weight. Then, one day, one of her bosses offered to send her to a stylist.
"What I heard, even though she never used those words, was, 'Lose weight or lose your job.'" That kicked off a yearlong weight-loss journey chronicled in her new book, "The Shift: How I Finally Lost Weight and Discovered a Happier Life."
Johnson got serious about planning, discipline, and commitment. But one of the most helpful tools in her weight-loss arsenal turned out to be nail polish. One night, in the middle of a major snack craving, she was about to break her diet and head to the fridge. Then, she spotted a bottle of clear nail polish on her dresser. "I thought to myself, 'I never polish my nails.'" So she grabbed the nail polish and went to...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Mon, Sep 9, 2013 4:21 PM EDT | CommentsArsenio Hall had the coolest talk show of the 1990s, and now he's staging a big comeback. But since the last incarnation of his late-night program, the comedian learned a lot of life lessons.
Thirteen years ago, Hall put his career on hold after his son was born. "I just knew that I needed some balance in my life," he says about his departure from "The Arsenio Hall Show." "I knew that I had money and success, but my life wasn't right. I needed it for a lot of reasons."
The comedian became more of a family man and learned a few important lessons while raising his son solo. "I learned to appreciate women more as a single dad," he says, adding, "Do you know how much my opinion of my mom and what she went through changed?"
Now, his son is a teenager and living in Los Angeles, and the distance weighs heavily on Hall. "I think it's harder on me than him," he says. "He's like, 'Drop me off four blocks from the theater and I'm cool.'...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Fri, Sep 6, 2013 11:18 AM EDT | Comments
For most guys in their 20s and 30s, health concerns might seem like something in the far distant future. But gastroenterologist Dr. Roshini Raj says that young men should be aware of symptoms and behaviors that could indicate or lead to serious medical issues.
Some health symptoms might seem commonplace but really need to be checked out, including acid reflux and heartburn. "So many people get heartburn every day," she says. "They don't think it's a big deal, but they could be causing significant damage to their esophagus, and in some cases esophageal cancer. Don't just ignore it."WATCH: Dr. Raj on Cell Phone Dangers
Dr. Raj emphasizes that younger men often think they are invincible and participate in a lot of risky behaviors, which can cause health problems. The biggest concern? "STDs," she said, explaining that some men might not be practicing safe sex. "Get screened if you've had any high-risk behavior."
In addition to STD screenings, other important tests that all young guys should...Read More »
You probably don’t look at your morning latte as a blank canvas, but barista artist Mike Breach Does. From Prince to Oprah, the coffee master can create a drawing of just about anyone’s face in a hot cup of java.
What inspired him to start his art form? “A lot of boredom,” he says. “I’ve always made art with whatever’s around me” and this time, it happened to be coffee and milk. Mike passed the time as a hotel barista by challenging himself to create intricate designs until his portraits were spot-on.
He began his training with Gene Simmons, toungue and all, and then moved on to a multitude of other celebrities. Some have come out better than others. “I tried to do Drew Barrymore once, and it never looks liker her,” he says. “I called it Brew Verymore.” Other punny names for his celebrity likenesses? “Leonardo DiCappucino” and “Ryan Guzzling.”
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Watch Mike create portraits of John Stamos, Bon Jovi, and other staff crushes...Read More »
- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Thu, Sep 5, 2013 11:41 AM EDT | Comments
As Detective Nick Amaro on "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," Danny Pino faces nightmarish storylines about terrible crimes every day. But even though the show is fiction, the actor still feels the weight of his work at home.
"Every now and then I'll have nightmares about it," he says. "We all do a really good job of separating ourselves from the case, but at night when you're sleeping, your brain is still kind of digesting it."
Luckily, Danny's family life helps to keep things in perspective. He spends as much time as possible with his wife and two boys. So has his experience as a TV detective made him a more protective parent? "Absolutely," he says.
The actor says that whenever he takes his kids to the park, he plays a matching game in his head to make sure that everyone's looked after. He checks out the surroundings and thinks in his head, "OK, so that father's with that little girl, and that little b...Read More »