Chris Harrison is host of ABC’s hit romance/reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette.” An 18-season veteran of one of the networks highest rated shows, Harrison is a fan-favorite, helping contestants navigate true love. Harrison is host of TV Guide Network’s daily one-hour entertainment news show, HOLLYWOOD 411. Earlier in his career, Harrison co-hosted TV Guide Network’s coverage of the 2008 Golden Globes and Oscars, E!’s 2006 coverage of the Academy Awards and the Golden Globes, ABC’s Citrus Bowl Parade and the Miss America Pageant in 2004. Harrison also hosted HGTV’s “Designer’s Challenge,” which has consistently been one of the network’s highest rated shows. Harrison continues to advance in the entertainment industry through a variety of professional endeavors. The versatile Harrison has garnered acting roles in the popular television series “Alias,” “The Practice,” “Six Feet Under” and “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” His feature film appearances include “Bounce,” “Showtime” and, most recently, portraying himself in the comedy “Date Movie.” Harrison began his television career by covering local sports in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. During his tenure there, he held roles as reporter, sportscaster and weekend sportscaster, and covered hard news stories as well including the 1995 tragedy at the Federal Building, an event which profoundly affected his perspective on life and career. A Dallas, Texas native, Harrison attended Oklahoma City University on a soccer scholarship. In his spare time, Harrison still plays soccer and has become addicted to golf.
Life on confidence is a remarkable thing. But for the majority of women, it’s in surprisingly short supply. At a time when female economic empowerment has been called the most profound social change of our times, why DO so few women—even women who have achieved unprecedented success in the public and private sectors—lack the self-assurance that drives many of their male colleagues? Is it the missing ingredient for women? In THE CONFIDENCE CODE: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance—What Women Should Know (HarperBusiness; On sale April 15, 2014; $27.99), journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman, authors of the New York Times bestseller Womenomics, delve into this contemporary conundrum, and uncover some provocative truths.
“The elusive nature of confidence has intrigued us for years, ever since we started writing Womenomics in 2008,” write Kay and Shipman. “We were busy detailing the positive changes unfolding for women: remarkable data about our value to the bottom line of companies, and the power that gives us to balance our lives and still succeed. But as we talked to women, dozens of them, all accomplished and credentialed, we kept bumping up against a dark spot we couldn’t quite identify. Woman after woman, from lawmakers to CEOs, expressed to us some version of the same inexplicable feeling that they don’t fully own their right to rule the top. Too many of the fantastically capable women we met and spoke with seemed to lack a certain boldness, a firm faith in their abilities. And if they are feeling that, only imagine what it is like for the rest of us.”
10:11AM (PST) – Rebecca Eckler The “Mommy Blogger”
Rebecca Eckler is one of the most widely read, debate instigating and sought-after “mommy bloggers” in the world. An internationally bestselling author and columnist and contributor to the National Post, Globe & Mail and New York Times
Sue Crum, founder of ClearYourClutterCoach.com, has been helping people clear up their clutter and get on with the life they imagine and deserve for many years. She came to this work accidentally as her life was evolving and she was in need of regrouping and clearing clutter out of her own life. She discovered everyone has stuff and at some points in one’s life, we end up with more stuff than we need.
Sue is the immediate past president of NAPO-San Diego (National Association of Professional Organizers) and is a Golden Circle member of NAPO-National. Besides her training in the professional organizing field, she is also an Accredited Staging Professional (ASP) and has helped hundreds of homeowners not only clear clutter from their homes, but in many cases, stage them to sell or stage them to stay, after clearing up the clutter.
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.
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.
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. 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.
Dr. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.