The Marilu Henner Show – Tuesday April 15th, 2014

bio-headhsot9:39AM (PST) – Hattie Kauffman, Winning news correspondent and Author, “Falling into Place”

Hattie Kauffman started her broadcast career on college radio at the University of Minnesota.

Next, she began to report and anchor for KING 5 News in Seattle, earning four Emmy awards. ABC’s Good Morning America whisked Hattie to New York in 1987, where she served as a Special Correspondent and frequent substitute anchor.

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index11:39AM (PST) – Lauryn Evarts, Author, “The Skinny Confidential”

Lauryn is a lifestyle blogger living in San Diego, California.

She Graduated from San Diego State University with a dgree in the theatre arts and TV broadcasting. Between teaching pure barre/pilates and working towards her nutrition certification, she loves all things wellness.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Monday April 14th, 2014

GurwitchAuthorHIGHRESJEANNIECOLE9:39AM (PST) – Annabelle Gurwitch, Author, “I See you Made an Effort”

Actress, author, activist, Annabelle Gurwitch’s best selling new book, I See You Made an Effort was just selected as a New York Times’ Book of Style. NPR says “infused with sharp wit, the book is hilarious…Gurwitch is squarely in Nora Ephron territory.” Annabelle gained a loyal comedic following hosting Dinner and a Movie on TBS. She is also the author of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up, and Fired! She has been a regular commentator on NPR and a contributor to The Nation, More, Glamour and a number of other national publications. Her acting credits include Seinfeld, Boston Legal, Dexter, hosted programs on Planet Green Network, The Style Channel and HBO and counts Oprah, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Real Time with Bill Maher amongst her many television appearances. She is a Jewish mother, a passionate environmentalist, a reluctant atheist, and lives with her husband and son and a large collection of reusable water bottles in Los Angeles.

Dr.DavidB.AgusCREDIT-PhilChanning11:08AM (PST) – Dr. David Agus, Author, “A Short Guide to a Long Life”

Dr. David B. Agus is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers. Over the past twenty years he’s received acclaim for his innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies that will change how all of us maintain optimal health. He’s also built a reputation for having a unique way of looking at the relationship of the human body to health and disease. He explains, “Sometimes you have to go to war to understand peace. My work on the front lines of the cancer war has taught me a lot about all things health-related, much of which is surprising and goes against conventional wisdom.” His first book, the #1 New York Times and international bestseller The End of Illness, reflected this new and different perspective, giving an insider’s view of what it really means to be “healthy” and how to achieve it.

Dr. Agus is professor of medicine and engineering at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and heads USC’s Norris Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. Dr. Agus is dedicated to finding novel approaches for personalized healthcare. He is also a CBS News contributor, commenting on important health topics regularly on television.

ShortGuidecoverDr. Agus specializes in treating patients with advanced cancer. His clinical responsibilities include the development of clinical trials for new drugs and treatments for cancer, supported by the National Cancer Institute and other private foundations (he has no financial ties to drug companies). He serves leadership roles at the World Economic Forum, among other prestigious organizations. After earning his BA from Princeton University and medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his medicinal residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, and an oncology fellowship at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

He lives in California with his wife, two children, and dog.

How To Be The Most Stressed Out Person You Know

Let’s face it: at this point in our wired, always-working culture, finding someone who isn’t regularly stressed out is a rarity.

If you’ve ever been wound up and totally on the edge, chances are you’ve tried a few tricks in order to banish those anxious emotions. Meditation and even therapy are ways to release yourself from the chains of anxiety — but no matter how many go-to tricks you employ, they won’t make a difference if you continue to practice common stress-inducing habits. Below, find 10 things not to do if you want to reduce those uneasy feelings; your well-being will be much better for it.

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The Incredible Power of a Compliment

Receiving a sincere compliment can have a huge impact on your outlook. The message may surprise you, touch your heart, or catapult you forward into a new career path. The most powerful compliment communicates the message, “I value you.” Here are my tips on delivering an authentic compliment:

- Be specific. I was recently walking out of the grocery store and complimented a well-dressed elderly woman on her colorful blouse. She stopped in her tracks and excitedly said, “Oh, thank you! I recently lost my husband and I was just praying for a sign on whether I should stay in this neighborhood, or move to another city to be closer to my daughter. Your smile caught my attention and when you mentioned my favorite orange blouse, I got my answer.” While I’m not sure of her final decision to stay or leave, our friendly exchange was exactly what she needed at that particular moment in time. Mentioning her orange blouse was the key. Had I not been specific, the experience, and outcome, may have been different.

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People Pleasers Are Underrated

Recently I overheard a mom put a positive spin on the outrageous demands and expectations of her cranky child. With a crinkled nose, she said, “Well, at least my child is not a people pleaser!” Her disgust toward any overly agreeable child was evident. Presumably, such a child would be very weak in character.

I must confess, however, that I very much like children who are people pleasers. It’s wonderful to have them over for playdates with my young daughter. I’m happy to take them sightseeing, buy them new toys, and cook their favorite dinners. The little darlings say, “Thank you so much, Miss Anita.” They take their dinner plates from the table to the sink, brush their teeth when I ask, and giggle when I tell them funny bedtime stories. They wouldn’t dream of complaining when it’s time for lights out.

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Studies Link Running Too Much To Dying Younger

Running is undoubtedly great for your health, but some research suggests that when it comes to pounding the pavement, too much of a good thing might actually have the opposite effect.

A number of earlier studies have suggested that people who run more than 20 miles a week or at an average pace of 7.5 mph or faster are more likely to have shorter lifespans than those who run slower over shorter distances. In other words, when “increasing mileage and pace, the benefits of running seem to disappear,” cardiologist Martin Matsumara told The Huffington Post over the phone this week. “[These studies suggest that] running fast and far may be toxic to the heart in some way.”

But some running enthusiasts are skeptical. In 2012, for example, a writer for Runner’s World took issue with a study linking endurance running with reduced longevity by pointing out that the researchers had not considered other health factors — such as body mass index, smoking habits and hypertension — when making their conclusions.

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Stephen Colbert Is CBS’ Top Choice To Replace David Letterman (Reports)

Stephen Colbert may be CBS’ top choice to replace David Letterman behind the “Late Show” desk, Mashable reports.

According to the site’s sources, Colbert has not had any formal conversations about taking the position, but he is the network’s first pick. CBS did not return HuffPost TV’s immediate request for comment, but a rep told Mashable that the network had no comment. Colbert’s “The Colbert Report” contract with Comedy Central runs through 2014 and Letterman announced that he will retire in 2015, which would make the timing ideal for both hosts.

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Fox Eyes Reality Show About Struggling Couples Who Switch Partners For Weekend

EXCLUSIVE: Is Fox heading back to Temptation Island? I hear that the network is in talks for a pilot order to Couples Retreat, a new reality project that would put couples to the test. Unlike Fox’s controversial Temptation Island, which was trying to break couples whose relationship was not strong enough, Couples Retreat aims at helping couples whose relationships are struggling using an unconventional method: “each agree to go on a fantasy weekend with the opposite-gender partner of a similarly matched couple.” The provocative concept, which likely will draw swinging-couple references, is sure to raise eyebrows. The project, which is now casting, comes from Red Arrow-backed Kinetic Content, run by Chris Coelen, who previously worked on ABC’s Wife Swap.

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The Marilu Henner Show – Monday April 8th, 2014

10:11AM (PST) – Dr. Richard Horowitz of cangetbetter.com

Dr Richard Horowitz is a board certified internist in private practice in Hyde Park, N.Y. He is medical director of the Hudson Valley Healing Arts Center, an integrative medical center which combines both classical and complementary approaches in the treatment of Lyme Disease and other tick-borne disorders. He has treated over 12,000 Chronic Lyme disease patients in the last 26 years, with patients coming from all over the US, Canada, and Europe to his clinic. He is former Assistant Director of Medicine of Vassar Brothers Hospital in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is one of the founding members and past president elect of ILADS, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. He is also past president of the ILADEF, the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Educational Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the education of health care professionals on tick-borne diseases.

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Ken Williams11:11AM (PST) – Ken Williams, coach, trainer, and author of the book, “21 Days to Success Through Networking”

Real-world situations, events, and challenges fuel the instructive insights in this relatable guide to networking. The book helps readers meet and prepare for reality by presenting scenarios through the perspective of character Gnik Rowten—“networking” spelled backward—who has made a fresh start in a new city where he has few, if any, friends, prospects, or business contacts. Lessons emerge by following Gnik’s life over a three-week period as he discovers and learns tools, techniques, and strategies for effective business networking. Through Gnik’s adventures and sharing his “aha!” moments, readers learn to extend, deepen, and effectively utilize their own personal and business networks.

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