Advice

LearningRX: Connor’s Story  

Here on Twin Cities Live we've shown you how the LearningRx brain training program works. We've introduced you to families and kids who say the brain games changed everything.  But there are still skeptics out there. And Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found one -- a dad from Delano who didn't believe the program would ever help his son, until he saw the results for himself.

Holidays and Divorce  

The holidays are stressful enough as it is, but adding a divorce to the mix can make it that much worse. But a little pre-planning can go a long way. Jodi and Shannon from Terzich and Ort join us to share their advice. 

Super Saver: Gifts that Give Back  

When it comes to buying Christmas gifts – a lot of people have already started. And typically our Super Saver would swoop in with a coupon or a promo code. But not this week! Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson is here with gifts that give back, so you can feel good about the money you're spending.

Super Saver: What to Buy in November  

Halloween came and went and that means it's time to start thinking about Christmas. Yes, we skipped a holiday in there, and so are retailers. Right now they're gearing up for those big shopping days -- Black Friday and Cyber Monday.  That means if they haven't already, your favorite stores are going to start slashing prices. 
But our TCL Super Saver says there are things you should definitely buy this month, and products you need to wait on.

Last Minute Halloween Costume and Makeup Ideas  

Halloween is a lot of fun for the kids and the big kids, but getting inviting to a last minute celebration can be frightening. No fear!  Emily Engberg and makeup artist Julie Martin have come up with some fun things you can do last minute. They chose three ideas and put the looks together with things that can be easily found at your own home or for one quick trip to the drug store.

Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State  

The week of October 23rd 2017 is a big one for folks looking to apply for colleges and universities here in Minnesota. Colleges and Universities of Minnesota State are waiting the application fees. The goal is to offset some of the stresses with fees. It’s a great way for traditional and non-traditional students to get involved in applying for school.

As Seen on TV  

Halloween brings out all sorts of fun props and products, but there may be some As Seen On TV Products that fit the bill for scary. Emily puts some products to the test to find out which ones are scary fun or just plain scary that they’re even a thing.

Gotta Have It for New Moms   Back To Top

Elizabeth Ries returned from Maternity Leave in September, but while she was out she researched and tested products to make a new mom’s life easier. What she discovered were products that helped getting baby Franklin to sleep faster and a clothing line that makes nursing a breeze. Elizabeth teamed up with TCL reporter Kelli Hanson to bring you Gotta Have It products for the New Momma.

Parenting and Anxiety   Back To Top

Parenting can be both beautiful and challenging, rewarding and exhausting. But what if you were parenting a child with anxiety? 

Divorce Protections   Back To Top

After multiple accusations of sexual assault, Harvey Weinstein's wife announced she was leaving him. Jodi and Shannon from Terzich and Ort stopped by to explain how filing for a divorce can help protect you from what your spouse has done.

Mortgage Mistakes   Back To Top

The world of mortgages can be confusing and pretty costly if you don’t know what you are doing.  Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union shares some of the biggest mistakes they see when it comes to mortgages. 

9/27 Super Saver   Back To Top

A few weeks ago Apple announced the release of the new iPhone 8 and they surprised everyone by unveiling the iPhone 10, due for release in November. If you're in the market for a new phone, whichever one you buy, expect to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars.  Or you could just trade in and trade up. Our Super Saver, Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson stop by to help us get the most money for our phone.

Life Hacks   Back To Top

Everyone wants to make their life a little easier and now there are countless websites, tutorials and even articles on the web telling you how to do just that. Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg found a handful of tricks that she believes are not only entertaining, but really do work in a pinch. Here’s a list of fun things to try.

Getting Back into a Routine   Back To Top

The new school year has started but it takes some time for both parents and kids to adjust. You may find yourself rushing out the door or telling your kids to "hurry up," making the hours you head out the door feel more like a zoo. Bestselling Author, Kristen Brown shared tips on getting back to a routine!

Chili and Mimosas   Back To Top

myTalk 107.1 host Colleen Lindstrom along with Alisha Perkins, wife of Minnesota Twins closer, Glen, are open books about their lives. In their podcast, Mind Full, the two honestly discuss anxiety, depression, self esteem, and more. They are taking their message on the road and stopped the studio to share more.

Social Media and Divorce   Back To Top

According to TMZ, the ex-wife of "Grey's Anatomy" actor Jesse Williams wants him to keep their kids off social media. Can she do that? Jodi and Shannon from Terzich and Ort stop by to explain how it works in Minnesota. 

Friendly Divorce   Back To Top

Divorces don't have to be knock-down, drag out fights. In fact, a friendly divorce is cheaper, faster and less emotionally draining. Jodi and Shannon from Terzich and Ort stopped by to explain why.

8/23 Super Saver   Back To Top

If you and the family are mapping out which day is best for your trip to the fair, our Super Saver, Kelli Hanson has information that can help you save some money.

Back to School Gear   Back To Top

Many parents are ready to send their kids off to school. Katie Blozis from Bump Club and Beyond Twin Cities showed us the goods to get you ready for a new school year.

A Fashion Experts Guide to Mall of America   Back To Top

Minnesota’s most recognized landmark is celebrating 25-years this week. More than 40-million people trek to mall of America every single year...and even if you're a frequent shopper, chances are there are things you still don't know about the mega mall. Here with her secrets is style and shopping editor of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine, Allison Kaplan.  

Vacation Rental Services   Back To Top

Vacations are fun but planning them isn't. For example, where are you going to stay? Don't book that hotel room just yet, just stay at a stranger's house. Travel planner and founder of Allé, Irina Vishnevskaya has advice on making the most out of rental services like Airbnb.

Understanding Your Credit Score   Back To Top

In the results of a survey by NerdWallet, nearly half of Americans didn't know that a bad credit score can limit cell phone service options. Understanding your credit score and how to improve is more of a journey than a quick snapshot. Bill Wagner from Hiway Federal Credit Union debunks credit score myths and offers advice on keeping your score intact. 

Then & Now: Divorce Law   Back To Top

Attorneys Jodi Terzich and Shannon Ort, from Terzich and Ort, explains how things have changed in the courts minds when it comes to the law of divorce. 

Home Improvements Worth Making Now   Back To Top

You want to get your home fixed up when it's time to sell, but then you don't get to enjoy those improvements! Julie and Daniel Desrochers from Desrochers Realty Group share what they think is worth doing right now, even if you aren't planning to sell for years to come.

Editing with Instagram   Back To Top

If you're only using the built-in filters to make your Instagram pictures pop, you aren't taking advantage of everything the photo app has to offer! TCL producer and photographer Christian Unser shows us how to use all of those tools to make your pictures look even better!

Dos and Don'ts of Texting   Back To Top

Texting is everywhere these days, but sometimes you should just pick up the phone instead. Presence engineer and corporate coach Roshini Rajkumar shares her dos and don'ts of texting.

What to Wear: Family Photos   Back To Top

Family photos should be memories you cherish for years and years, instead they often tend to be stressful. What to wear, how to wear it, where to take the picture, where to hang it! Professional Stylist Wendy Witherspoon says don’t match, instead coordinate! She stopped by with tips to make photo day stress free and full of personality.

Tips for Valleyfair Back To Top

Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson found out how to make the most of your day at Valleyfair – starting the moment you enter the parking lot.

Summertime Goals   Back To Top

Summer is filled with pool days, BBQ’s and cabin trips, it's a fun time of year but it can also be very busy. Come September, how often do you find yourself saying, summer flew by! Bestselling author, Kristen Brown has made it her mission to help others maximize their time she has action steps you can take to make this summer your most productive one yet.

Hot Wedding Trends   Back To Top

The Editor of Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Weddings, Emily Howald Sefton, shares four hot wedding trends for summer 2017!