Advice

5 Love Languages  

Love is the most important word in the English language and often the most confusing.  We use the word love to describe how we are feeling about activities, objects, animals, and people.  We even use it to explain behavior (such as, “I did it because I love him.”)

Social Media Clean Up  

Setting parameters when it comes to social media can be tough.  It’s easy to hide behind your Facebook page.  Advice guru Carla Barnhill gives us some advice on cleaning up your social media relationships and setting some guidelines.

When to Buy  

There is no doubt that using coupons can save you money.  Our Super Saver, Carrie Rocha from Pocket Your Dollars.com, explains how watching the calendar could save you even more money.

Mom Hacks  

If you are like most mom’s, there just isn’t enough hours in the day to get things done.  Twila Dang, host of Pop Life on myTalk107.1 and mom of three, says “mom-hacks” are the only way she can check things off her to-do list. 

Twin Cities Party Rooms  

If you are planning a celebration party, you don’t need to stress about the preparations at home.  Our local guy about town, Mike Marcotte, has found some restaurants around the Twin Cities where you can throw a party.

Slow Cooker Review  

Using a slow cooker is one of the easiest way to get a hot dinner on the table.  Slow cookers come in a wide range of prices – from $15 to a few hundred.  So what’s the difference?  Kelli Hanson puts three high end slow cookers to the test in her own kitchen.

Dry Winter Skin  

The cold weather temperatures unquestionably cause damage and dryness to your skin and lips.  Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis from Uptown Dermatology shows us her drugstore solutions and a few at-home solutions to combat the dryness. 

Be Well with TCL: Natural Flu Fighters   Back To Top

According to health officials, this flu season is shaping up to be the worst on record.  Minnesota has seen nearly 600 people hospitalized already with the flu.  Holistic Health Coach, Kelley Suggs, shows us ways to fight the flu with natural ingredients.

Word of the Year   Back To Top

Life coach, Barb Churchill, says there is no need to make a New Year’s resolution to make a change in your life.  You can do it with a simple word.

Getting Organized   Back To Top

One of the most popular New Year resolutions is to get organized.  We grabbed the president of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Association of Professional Organizers, Louise Kurzeka, to help you get started.

Last Minute Salon Gifts   Back To Top

If you’re a last minute shopper and are stumped on gift ideas, the salon may be the only place you need to go.  Katie Giles and Julie Martin from New Reflections Salon have some services and products that will make great gifts! 

Holiday Gift Guide: For the 20-Somethings   Back To Top

Picking out gifts for the people on your list can be fun – but it can be tough at times too.  If you have someone in their twenty’s that you are buying for, you might be stuck.  Emily has four options that just might be perfect for those

Holiday Gift Guide: Wearable Gifts   Back To Top

You can hardly go wrong picking out something for your guy or girl to wear when choosing their gift.  And we aren’t just talking about clothes either!  Emily Engberg has her suggestions for some wearable gifts that all have a Minnesota connection.

Holiday Gift Guide: Tech Edition   Back To Top

Tech gadgets are usually up pretty high on the Christmas list for a lot of people.  Our Tech Producer, Christian Unser, has some gift ideas for the tech lover that you need to buy for.

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Foodie   Back To Top

Our food producer, Maggie Winter, is the perfect source for finding gifts that the foodie in your life would love for Christmas.

Holiday Gift Guide: Mom Approved Toys   Back To Top

If you are stumped on what to get the kids on your shopping list, we are here to help!  TCL reporter Kelli Hanson has her mom approved toy picks!

Setting the Table   Back To Top

If you take the time to properly set the table now, you’ll have more time to enjoy your family tomorrow.  Founder of Etiquette Principles, Liz Taylor, shows us how it’s done.  

Holiday Savings Series: Frugal Shopping   Back To Top

Lisa Baker from Minneapolis, wasn’t always a frugal shopper.  After learning the tricks of the trade, she started the blog twincitiesfrugalmom.com.  She wanted to share what she has learned  to stay out of debt in the hopes that other people would benefit from it too.

Holiday Savings Series: Homemade Gifts   Back To Top

Middle school art teacher, Julie Pyle from Prior Lake, uses her talents to save money over the holidays.  She makes everything from gifts to decorations and saves a lot of money doing so.  You may think it’s not something that you could do, but she shows us how just making a portion of your gifts could save you a lot of money.

Winterizing Your Car   Back To Top

When winter hits, there are a few things you should be doing to get your car ready to stay safe.  Emily heads to Herb’s Service Center, a AAA certified garage in Plymouth, for advice.

Holiday Savings Series: Couponing   Back To Top

Maybe you haven’t been as diligent saving for the holidays this year.  Don’t worry! Kelli Hanson is out to help you stretch your dollars.

What Not to Say   Back To Top

“You look like you’re going to pop!” is never a compliment to a pregnant woman – no matter how you say it!  There are a few of those phrases you should never say to a pregnant woman.  Etiquette expert, Liz Taylor says he has some easy fixes to fix those “foot in mouth moments”.

Ways to Be Grateful   Back To Top

When you are grateful, you have less clutter and less stress in your life.  You’re more optimistic, energetic, enthusiastic, determined, interested, and joyful.  You’ll feel stronger, get sick less, and live longer.  Life Coach, Barb Churchill shares her strategies for focusing on gratitude.

Last Minute Halloween Deals   Back To Top

Halloween is only a few days away but if you haven’t gotten your Halloween candy yet there is no need to panic.  Super Saver and founder of Pocket Your Dollars.com, Carrie Rocha, shares some deals on candy and Halloween merchandise.

Halloween Picture Tips   Back To Top

Halloween is a perfect time to capture some great photos of the little goblins in your life.  TCL Tech Producer Christian Unser shares some tricks for making the photos the best they can be.

Internet & Social Media and Teens   Back To Top

The movie, Men, Women, and Children, tackles an issue that concerns a lot of parents.  How your teen navigates the internet and social media.  Should you monitor it?  How?  Moreover, are these connections really, in fact, pushing people apart? 

Children’s Coughs   Back To Top

When a child gets a cough, the sound of it can be very troubling for their parents.  Dr. Ryan Dick from Entira Family Clinics explains when parents should just ride it out – and when the cough may be more serious than just from a cold. 

Clear the Clutter   Back To Top

With the changing seasons and the crisp air, fall is a great time to clear away the clutter in your home, office – and most importantly your head.  Studies have shown that physical clutter has a huge impact on your ability to think clearly and it can also affect your physical and emotional wellbeing.

Dietary Buzz Words   Back To Top

Registered Dietitian Cassie Bjork is breaking down all the hype and claims about “dairy-free”, “gluten-free”, and “antioxidants”; the hot dietary buzzwords.

Tailgating Tips   Back To Top

It’s football season which means it’s tailgating season!  Steve has his “Tailgating Tips in Four Steps” to make sure you get the most out of the season!