- Daily Shot | Daily Shot | Wed, Sep 11, 2013 10:40 AM EDT | Comments
No one wants to spend more time than necessary on cleaning, but you still have to do it. Ereka Vetrini, host of "Easy Does It" on Yahoo, joined Ali with some easy tricks that can cut down your tidying time and get you back to things you enjoy.
First off, the microwave. You know how you reheated all those slices of pizza and bowls of soup in between cleanings? That means all those little exploded bits of food are now caked on the top and sides of your microwave. To make them easier to remove, Vetrini says, "take a cup of water, half a cup of lemon juice, stick it in the microwave, zap it for three to five minutes." The steam loosens the grime, and you can wipe it all off easily.
Second, ironing. To speed up that chore, Vetrini suggests putting a piece of foil between the ironing board and the garment. Then, when you iron, the foil conducts heat under the garment and you are ironing both sides at once.
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- 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."
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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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