Advice

Former Viking Ben Leber’s Healthy Routine  

Ben Leber was a NFL linebacker for nearly 10 years, spending five seasons with the Minnesota Vikings. He says keeping a balanced and healthy life is important to him and it’s why he joined us as we wrapped up Twin Cities Live’s “Unleash Your Awesome” week. He showed us simple things we can do to make 2017 the best year yet.

Good, Better, Best: For Your Teeth  

When you’re in the toothpaste aisle, staring at the many options in front of you, do you have a go-to brand or do you buy the cheapest?

Unleash Your Awesome: How to Make a 2017 Vision Board  

We spend a lot of time making goals... and 364 days trying to keep them. Our "Unleash Your Awesome" series continues and today we're focusing on  attracting what you want more of in your life by creating a 2017 vision board. Author, speaker and lifestyle expert, Jasmine Brett Stringer explains how.

"Unleash Your Awesome" With Jerrid Sebesta  

We have started a new series called "Unleash Your Awesome" to help take action on the goals you'd like to accomplish. Former local TV meteorologist, Jerrid Sebesta made the decision to quit his job and change career paths. He now is a Business Developer for Taatjes Financial Group in Willmar. He gave some unconventional advice on creating success for the new year!

What’s Draining You?  

If the kids getting back to school means your routine is back to normal, you may feel like you’ve got it all together. But if you're still feeling drained or like you're running on empty, it could mean you need to get rid of what's zapping your energy. Leadership and Life Coach Barb Churchill stopped by to teach us do just that.

Selling Your Home in 2017  

There are both high-tech and low-tech ways to sell your home in 2017. Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group share their advice on what works and what doesn't.

Holiday Tablescape Ideas  

Grab some file folders while you decorate your tablescapes for holiday entertaining. Elizabeth's mom, interior designer Susie Ries, shares ideas on how to save time, money and stress! 

Holiday Gift Giving and Etiquette   Back To Top

Even though everyone's texting and Facebooking these days, a nice pen set still makes a great gift. Executive coach and presence engineer Roshini Rajkumar shares a few of her favorite gifts and gives advice on holiday etiquette.

Divorce in January   Back To Top

If you are considering divorce, the first of the year is a good time to start the process. Jodi Terzich and Shannon Ort from Terzich and Ort stopped by to explain all of the advantages. 

Hardware Store Stocking Stuffers   Back To Top

TCL embraces all that is Food, Fashion and Fun and so does one store in your neighborhood...your local hardware store! Mike Frattallone from Frattallone's Ace Hardware shares gift ideas you can get in one spot!

Gotta Have It Christmas Gifts   Back To Top

If you haven't checked off your Christmas list, especially if you've got to gifts to ship, this is the week to get it done.
In fact, if you want those gifts to arrive before Christmas Day, December 15th is the cutoff date for many online orders.
It's why in this Gotta Have It, TCL’s Kelli Hanson went in search of last minute gifts and stocking stuffers and she brought you a deal for each.

Gifts for Travelers   Back To Top

Never search for an outlet at the airport to charge your phone again. Linda Snyder from the AAA Minneapolis Travel Store has gift ideas for travelers.

Transform Your Life With Empower Jars   Back To Top

This time of year especially we tend to be in a constant state of rush. If you're looking for ways to be more present and slow down, you might be surprised to hear that a simple mason jar can transform your life! Life and business strategist Jasna Burza has great tips on how you can start 2017 with success! 

Gifts for Moms   Back To Top

All week we’ve been showing you unique gift ideas for everyone on your list. We continue our TCL Holiday Gift Guide with gifts for mom. Katie Blozis from Bump Club and Beyond stopped by with gifts moms should be snagging for the kids and better yet, for themselves.

Taking Selfies   Back To Top

A 2015 survey of 16 to 25 year old women, the beauty website, Feel Unique, found that on average, they take seven selfies before they’ll post just one of them.  These selfie sessions can take as long as 16 minutes!  Health and Wellness expert, Grace Gold shares her advice for cutting that time down!

Holidays & Divorce Back To Top

The holidays are stressful enough, but dealing with divorce and child custody during this time can put you over the edge.  Legal experts Shannon Ort and Jodi Terzich from Terzich & Ort says a little planning goes a long way to avoid arguments and keep the stress levels down.

Top Secrets in the Kitchen   Back To Top

Cookbook author and Betty Crocker recipe developer Mary Jane Miller shares her secrets every cook should know.

Baby Gearapalooza   Back To Top

Over the years, baby gear keeps changing.  Back in the day, car seats were much different than the safe ones required today.  Jamie Grayson, the Baby Gear Expert, shows us the newest items for new parents.

Real Estate Report: Home Re-Do   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live has shown you a lot of ways to improve your home.  Landscaping, room make-overs, advice from an interior designer, to name a few.  Sometimes things are so bad that the only thing you can do is start over!  We are following Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker as they completely tear down and rebuild their new home in Edina.

Enamel Destroying Drinks   Back To Top

You know that your dentist recommends you brush your teeth twice a day, every day right? Dr. Scott Shamblott of Shamblott Family Dentistry says if you drink a soda or a sports drink don't go running to the sink with toothbrush in hand.
Don't brush your teeth? He says instead swish your mouth out with water and wait an hour to brush. Dr. Shamblott did an at-home test to see which acidic drinks wreaked havoc on our teeth and the results were incredible.

Preventing Awkward Teen Moments   Back To Top

Help your teen guide through the awkward teen years with the help of Health and Wellness Expert Grace Gold. She stopped by the studio with solutions on avoiding braces, to minimize acne and keep hair looking on point.

As Seen On TV: Halloween Edition   Back To Top

In honor of Halloween we asked Emily to find some As Seen On TV products that could be used for decorating and perhaps are a bit scary to purchase or use.

Divorce and Paying for College   Back To Top

Dealing with who pays for college can be a real issue for divorced parents. The lawyers from Terzich and Ort explain how it works and what to do to make it easier.

Ways to Eliminate Financial Stress   Back To Top

A survey conducted by American Express found that families spent an average of $1,642 in 2016 on back-to-school expenses. If medical, school, and other challenges in life make finances a struggle, there are programs that can help. Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union shares advice.

Live Psychic Reading 9/30   Back To Top

The Happy Medium, psychic Jodi Livon, gives another group of TCL audience members a live psychic reading. For more about Jodi and her services, click here.

Simplify Your Life   Back To Top

Jasna is a Life and Business Strategist who wants to help people wake up feeling good about themselves and go to bed grateful for the life they have. She does that by working 1:1 with clients and doing motivational speaking. 

Brad, Angelina and Custody Issues with Legal Experts   Back To Top

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are divorcing and she is asking for physical custody of their six children. Our legal experts explained what that actually means. 

9/1 Fair Insider   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live’s local guy about town is also a walking state fair information booth!  Mike Marcotte, our Fair Insider, shares his tips to make your trip to the fair amazing.

Child Support and Back to School   Back To Top

When it comes to handling school fees, extracurricular activities and other "back to school" expenses, divorced parents need to be on the same page. And that should all be agreed upon from the start. 

Advice on Selling Your Home   Back To Top

Selling a home can be a daunting process, but you can do it! You just need a little help! Our real estate experts, Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group and Coldwell Banker Burnet share advice on getting started and what you need to do every step of the way.