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captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> hello everybody. it's thirsty thursday. that makes hoda happy. >> it does. >> it's september 20th. >> we have saki we have wine. >> we have the best burger. >> which we are going to reveal later. but it is on our table. when i was walking in yesterday to 30 rock here -- >> stumbling in. >> careful. coming to work. a guy stopped me and gave me this.
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>> art skills. adorable! wow! >> it goes around in a circle with our picture. anyway, he stopped me and he gave it to me yesterday and i forgot about it. he was there again today and says, does kathie like the poster? >> i love it. >> i said i haven't shown it to her. isn't that so nice? >> art skills is an organization that helps kids with art skills. >> that is really, really clever. thank you for that. we are missing one thing here today. >> what? >> same thing we've been missing all week. miss sara is back at college. >> she is having so much fun. she traveled way down south. because our college tour is coming to an end. we want to visit the school with the most school spirit and the most votes. you have until tomorrow to vote on the campus you want us to broadcast on. these are the six violinists. syracuse university, ohio state university, university of tennessee, brandeis university, university of south florida, and creighton in nebraska. >> sara is down south.
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hey, sara. >> hi, guys. today i'm at the university of south florida in the sunshine state. although the sun did not show up, the party did! >> like a flash mob. >> oh, my gosh. >> woo! >> that looks like fun. >> oh, my gosh, let's listen. [ cheers ] >> that looks like fun. >> if you can get college kids up and around 10:00 a.m., you've >> that is awesome. >> it's nice to see a different color than orange. >> mixing it up. we need everybody to vote. we'll check back in with sara in a bit. >> the campus with the most votes will be our home away from home on monday, october 1st. you can only vote one time from one computer, right? >> unless you're a computer guy
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and you know how to beat the system. >> we don't want anybody to cheat. >> maybe computer classes can figure out how to do it in a creative way. >> we saw this picture coming up. i got to tell you i thought it was courtney love from about 20 years ago. remember when she went through that real grunge period? >> we'll show the photo and reveal who it is. >> okay. who do you think that is? >> i thought it was an old picture of courtney love. >> it's a current picture, a recent picture of lady gaga. yes, i know. >> the cameramen are going no. yes. >> she was in amsterdam. >> which explains the outfit. >> someone threw a joint up on the stage. >> from my mother who is watching, mom, that is marijuana. >> she said it's legal there and it was okay to smoke it. >> she said i want you to know that it's totally changed my
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life, speaking of that, and she's really cut down on drinking. it's been a spiritual experience for her with her music. smoking. >> that is so great. that's just wonderful, isn't it? for all those kids. she's just a great role model for. >> oh, gosh. >> anyway. >> shakira, we just heard she will be one of the new judges on "the voice." now we find out that she just announced she is pregnant. >> she is 35 years old. she is such a sweetheart. by the way, she and her boyfriend, gerard are engaged. they didn't announce the due date, but she is pregnant. i love this song. >> i wonder if she'll ever look pregnant. she has that wash board. probably nine months she'll pop. >> her boyfriend is a soccer player and cute. >> ten years younger, just saying. >> what's wrong with that? >> nothing. >> we wish we had that, too. >> long as they're legal, nothing. "the voice." i didn't see it last night.
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i've been konking out about 8:00. >> this was a repeat of "the voice." they show them again in case you missed one. there was a guy who started singing, and i guess what he sounded like and what he looked like were very different. let's take a listen. ♪ what i want to do is let's stay together ♪ ♪ i'm loving you whenever times are good or bad ♪ happy or sad >> oh, i'm sorry. >> i would have thought christina would have liked him. he ended up picking cee lo.
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he was a 40-year-old guy from seattle who was raised by his grandfather after his parents passed away from two different illnesses. he worked in constructions after the military. you know he's one of those guys everybody will be rooting for. >> you can tell he's having the time of his life. that's what you learn as a performer. if you're having fun, they're having fun. if you're nervous, they'll be nervous for you. that guy was having a ball. i told you, hoda. >> can we get to the hamburger? >> we have to eat it while it's hot. >> "forbes" did one of those best burgers in the country. >> look at this. >> this is sick. look what's happening here. how do you like your burgers by the way? >> frank gifford makes the best burger in the entire world. i wish i could invite everybody over for that. this is a problem for me. >> what did it have on you? onions and green peppers. can't have the green peppers. >> i like ketchup. you can't have the cheese. >> these are from five guys.
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>> all over new york, right? >> yeah. >> this is who rounded out the top five. in and out burgers. >> cody loves those. >> fudruckers. >> what? >> yes, there's a place called fudruckers. a&w and smash burger. >> what is the one you like so much? >> shake shack rocks. if you go through midtown or through the upper west side, there's always a line at shake shack. small burgers that you can really get in there. >> these are hard to eat because they are so thick, but they're delicious. wow, that's good. everybody has been saying their fries are unbelievable. shall we test those, hodi? >> mm-hmm. >> market source who did it. thank you very much, producer friend. sorry you can't have any. >> the fries are. >> why don't we munch and listen to your song? >> this is a feel-good song, a happy song. i played it for you already, but you may not remember. your son will love it. this is kind of cody's music by
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a guy named jack johnson. >> i love this. >> the song is called "better together." it just puts you in a good mood. let's try it. >> he's the surfer guy? ♪ our dreams are made out of ♪ like a shoe box of photographs with sepia-toned loving ♪ love is the answer ♪ at least for most of the questions in my heart ♪ why are we here and where do we go ♪ how come it's so hard ♪ it's always easy sometimes life can be deceiving ♪ i'll tell you one thing it's always better when we're together ♪ ♪ oh, it's always better when we're together. >> it is our theme song, hodi. >> jack johnson. >> is it okay for children to dye their hair?
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>> kathy lee says as long as there are no harmful chemicals involved i guess it's okay, but maybe to save the crazy stuff for hallowe'en. >> you have nothing to look forward to. hoda said, no! moms should know we spend so much of our lives at the hair salon with foils in, why should our kids be subject to that kind of torture until they have to be. >> how about that? you don't want your kid in a hair salon. >> what if your kid says i want pink hair? >> it's a washout kind you have for the day. i think if it's the real deal it's silly. >> did you know we are drinking mia saki. >> it's saki. >> in honor of the joy of sake event, go to joy of saki for more information.
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this is actually delicious. >> i usually like it hot. this is cold and it's delicious. >> it's awesome. >> a big shout out to two of our friends, alysia and marianne. you know that book called "shoddy mom" is a new bestseller. >> i went to penny marshall's book party. two lucky ladies get ambushed. >> new hair, new clothes and a new attitude. the big reveal right after this. i'm going to have more of this. ♪ okay. whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. i'd stay clear of that cleaner, too, if i were made of wood and granite. why don't you try pledge? ♪ pledge multi-surface. [ man ] its formula's safe on all kinds of stuff, like this... and this... and this. so furniture has nothing to fear. good boy. [ female announcer ] see your sunday paper for a buy one get one free coupon for pledge multi-surface. s.c. johnson, a family company.
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>> we had burgers and fries and sake already. it's not even 10:15. >> it was a great day. it feels like fall. >> it does. >> what a perfect time for a change. it's great time. >> let's talk with brenda. >> 49 years old from boise, idaho. she faced overwhelming obstacles in her life. she had to deal with the tragic loss of two husbands. she is turning 50 in the next week and her family wanted to give her the gift of starting over. let's take a listen. >> three generations crying already because it's been such an emotional time. today is about celebrating mom's 50th. >> absolutely. she is the most amazing person i know. no one deserves this more than her. >> we want to give this to you. you didn't want anyone to know you were turning 50. too bad. >> that would be great. keep it a secret, would you? >> are you ready to be pampered for three hours? >> oh, yeah. that would be awesome.
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>> she is here with three generations of her family. mom evelyn raise your hands. her daughters kelsey and lyndy raise your hands. and her sister-in-law and niece. everybody is here. >> they're all wearing blindfold. try to control yourself. here is brenda's before picture. let's see the new you. >> oh, my god! take off your blind folds. mom is already there. >> wow! are you ready to see yourself? >> you look amazing. >> spin right here. with that hot body. >> oh, my god. >> you look sensational. >> you look hot. >> i thought it was lisa rinna >> look at camera 12 for us. tell us about the hair. >> first of all. you don't have to worry about turning 50, 50 is the new 40 and you're pushing 35. you look fantastic.
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the hair is deeper. with those blue eyes i did put in an auburn touch which i love. pinch of red of course. and arsen gave her hair which has natural curl a beautiful layered cut she could dry with her fingers or with a blow dryer? >> mom, what do you think? >> i always thought she was beautiful. >> you guys love it? >> i do. i do. she looks beautiful. >> that dress. >> that dress is perfect. >> look at this body. >> unbelievable. >> what's going on? >> this is from andrew mark. i love this color. she wears her wedding rings around her neck and that was important for her to keep on. this is a perfect combo. >> a round of applause. join your family, brenda, thank you. [ applause ] >> our second lady is 52 from bakersfield, california. tamara.
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she had the same look as long as she can remember. she describes her personal style as casual and simple and is excited for a dramatic new look. let's listen to her story. >> it is the girls trip. i know you want this for your friend. tell us why? >> she is the most beautiful friend i've ever had. she deserves this. >> that's so nice. i know you just called your husband mike. he's not here. what do you think mike is going to think of your new look? >> mike just wondered if they were going to cut my hair. >> every man asks that. are you ready to cut it? sorry, mike. >> yes. it is my body, i will do what i want. and you'll get used to it. >> are you ready to go? >> yes, i am. absolutely. >> if i were mike, i'd be quaking in my shoes. maybe he is a driller from the bakersfield drillers where frank used to go to high school. all righty. in bakersfield. maybe. tamara is here with her friends jane, debby and paula.
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let's take one last look at tamara before. bring out the new tamara. >> oh, my gosh. ladies, you ready? take off your blind folds. go ahead. >> it's pretty sensational. you ready, tamara? take a look. >> oh, wow. >> oh, my gosh! >> you look awesome. turn around and let everybody see the difference. >> camera 12 right here. >> oh, my gosh. >> great job. >> that is a great job. she has very fine hair. so fine when she wore it down before it was see-through. arsen gave her this new haircut. it makes her hair look thicker. >> and 15 years younger. >> you look beautiful, honey. >> so gorgeous. >> that is such a great modern look on her.
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>> that is such a great, modern look on her. >> basically every woman, what you should have for fall, the three basics, a great leather jacket, nydj jeans which look perfect on her. and the beige shoes from 9 west. >> awesome. >> perfect. bring them back out. everybody, great job. we'll head to tampa, florida, to check in with green and gold. >> sara will take us to the university of south florida. when the we come back. [ female announcer ] with swiffer dusters, a great clean doesn't have to take longer. i'm done. i'm gonna read one of these. i'm gonna read one of these! [ female announcer ] unlike sprays and dust rags, swiffer 360 duster's extender gets into hard-to-reach places without the hassle. so you can get unbelievable dust pickup in less time without missing a thing. i love that book. can you believe the twin did it? ♪
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a connection your whole house can count on. ♪ >> all week long we've been taking you to the top six finalists in our college competition, syracuse, ohio state, university of tennessee, brandeis, university of south florida and creighton university. >> and october 1st, we'll host our show live based on your vote. from one of those campuses. go to and choose
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the school you like best. sara made her way down south to the university of south florida, tampa. >> hi, guys. i am here with brian and george. they want to tell you why you should come here. >> we heard that kathie lee and hoda like to have a good time. clearly, we know how to throw a party, right, guys? yeah! >> so why not come to sunny tampa and enjoy a little slice of paradise? >> okay. we also heard that there might be a little surprise in store for one of our hosts. you take it from here. >> i'm a really big fan of hoda. i have a question for you, hoda. will you marry me? >> wow! i need you to come down here to tampa, florida, so i can ask you myself. i'm a huge fan and i think you're going love it down here. >> how old are you? >> i'm 21. >> that's legal. >> aside from the school competition, which is nothing to a life decision like this, why should hoda marry you?
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>> well, i'm smart, i've got a great gpa. i think i have a future ahead of me. we'll see. i'm just a good-looking guy in general, overall. >> modest. >> and can you sing? >> sing, absolutely. >> dance? yes >> sounds like the perfect man. >> he certainly does. >> i think i know her answer. next up we've got the beef steak. >> beef stud and babe. >> courtney. >> roger. >> why do you do this? >> why not? who doesn't want to get painted up for every football game and every game in general? it's fun. >> would you be willing to paint kathie lee and hoda if they came down here? >> definitely. oh, yeah. do you think they'd look good in the colors? >> everybody looks good in green and gold. >> there are clothes where it counts. that's all we'll say right now. let's show them what's here in the south florida campus! woo!
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[ cheers ] >> look at sara. >> can i just point out for the fourth university in a row, tridelt are in force. >> way to go, tridelt. >> ahead the success tips every woman should know about. >> and we're going roll out the red carpet for a special emmy edition of who knew. go! here it comes! right in the numbers. boom! get it! spin! oh nice hands! now this is my favorite play! oh!
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one a day men's 50+ is a complete multi-vitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. ♪ it has more of seven antioxidants to support cell health. that's one a day men's 50+ healthy advantage. >>we are back on this thirsty thursday. that's the spirited bulls from the university of florida in south florida tampa. remember to go to and vote for the college where you think we should broadcast from. we'll be live on october 1st. now it's time to play who knew. with the glitz and glamour of this weekend's primetime emmy awards we are about to test your knowledge on emmy trivia. kathie lee is at the nbc experience store and about to hand out $100 to those who get the questions right. those who don't,get her cd. lucky, lucky. helping us out here is jessica
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shaw, senior writer for "entertainment weekly." are you ready? >> i am ready. >> let's go across the street to klg. >> lady visiting from seattle expecting her first baby in december. it's a boy. who will be hosting the emmys, carson daly, jimmy fallon, jay leno or jimmy kimmel? >> jimmy fallon? >> wrong jimmy. do we have a baby album? i want to give her that for the new little one. yes, see? it worked out beautifully. >> sort of. >> the correct answer is jimmy kimmel. >> she was right with half the name. she should get $50. he is hosting this year. first time. he is also up for an emmy. it could be a very good night for him. but he's a little mean so people are a little nervous. >> maybe a little snarky. >> we've got a happy lady from bucks county, pennsylvania. don't ask. which show earned the most emmy nominations ever, "friends," "will and grace" "seinfeld" or "saturday night live.""
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>> can you help me? it's my birthday. >> it's your birthday. hello. "saturday night live"? >> good, good. happy birthday. >> oh, what a birthday present. >> oh, she's 40. >> it's only been on for a million years. actually, it has 156 nominations total, which is pretty remarkable. this year i'm hoping kristen wiig wins. she was amazing. > congrats to jimmy fallon getting that special emmy. back to kath. >> this gentleman is from indiana. alex trebek won a lifetime achievement award for this show last year. what music are we listening to? from what show? >> "jeopardy." hey. >> i might as well have given you the money when i walked up, huh? >> that was a gimme. you're not american if you don't know that music.
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>> alex trebek. kind of sad to see him -- >> lifetime achievement. something sad about that. >> west virginia. he wanted that question. which show has been awarded best tv comedy two years in a row now? "up all night", "modern family" "parks and recreation" or "parenthood." >> "parks and recreation." >> "modern family" which is a favorite among so many people. >> it has won two years in the row. this year the cast did a walkout hoping for more money. we'll see if emmy voters will think that was greedy or smart. i think it is a favorite to win this year. >> they did get the money, didn't they? >> of course they did. >> canadian lady from ottowa. who will be coming back from maternity leave to host the emmy awards preshow on e! cat sadler, giuliana rancic.
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kourtney kardashian >> no, giuliana. >> she just had a baby through a surrogate. >> she did. she is probably like, this is my first night out post baby. bill is changing the diapers. i'm putting on a gown. >> she was just on with us yesterday. she is in such great spirits now. >> gentleman from new mexico. who was the only first lady to win an emmy? michelle obama, laura bush, hillary clinton or jackie kennedy? >> hillary clinton. >> no but you'll enjoy this cd. party animals for children. >> jacqueline kennedy. >> she gave a tour of the white house that millions and millions of people tuned in for. it was so popular it was featured on "mad men." >> wow. all right. >> thank you for coming to see us. why it's okay for women to break the rules to get ahead. secrets of success revealed right after this. his morning starts with arthritis pain. and two pills. afternoon's overhaul starts with more pain. more pills. triple checking hydraulics. the evening brings more pain.
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>> kate white rose through the ranks of the magazine world quickly moving from editorial assistant to columnist and eventually to editor in chief of
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"cosmopolitan" magazine. >> after 14 years she made the hard decision to leave. now she is sharing her strategies for making it big in her new book called "i shouldn't be telling you this, success secrets every gutsy girl should know." great to have you back. >> thank you. >> every week a new book out from kate. what made you decide to leave cosmo? that was a big decision i bet. >> yeah. i loved it. if you can do the math sometimes and see where there is a window of opportunity for you to leave on your own terms in your career and do something else, it's great. so i started to think, hey, i'm in my early 60s. if i'm going to do it, i've got to do it now. >> so many women would love to change their lives, but there is that fear factor or they don't have the financial freedom. what would you say to a woman who wants to do that or is fearful of the change? >> particularly if you're going back into the work place, you have to understand though it's scary, once you get the ball rolling, opportunities start to
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emerge. i think one of the key things is to understand traditional ways of trying to find a job, throwing your resume out there don't work. you've got to network. target your volunteer work so it focuses on certain things you can use to segue back into the work force. >> your book has fun things and practical things, too. one of the things you touch on is getting in touch with your bitch envy? >> what does that mean exactly? >> we all had moments where you look at some other woman in the work place. she annoys the heck out of you. you think she is always brown-nosing the boss and bragging about what she is doing. but really, part of why you think she's a,bitch, you want what she has. i think turn the envy back to yourself and say, what's that's saying about me? maybe i should be doing more and taking on stuff and use you the to motivate yourself. >> not to emulate that behavior. >> no.
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>> you also talk about lots of things, but you said you have to do -- what was the thing i was reading this morning that i loved so much? got to break the rules. >> yes. today is not enough to do a job really well. to set yourself apart from the pack, you've got to do more than what you've been told to do. sometimes that means going in with a presentation your boss asked you to do just like we did it last year. but you go in with something new and fresh. often it's so much better to ask forgiveness than permission your boss is going to go, hey, that's fresh. i like that. >> making a mistake can trip you up. when you tell someone a so-called secret, there is an 85% chance it's going to get around. >> with some crowds it's 100%. >> there is no vault. there is absolutely no vault. you just have to know loose lips sink ships. if you've got a secret, keep it to yourself. when someone tells me something a secret, i relish it. i think of it as something just for me and it makes it harder to divulge it.
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>> you say don't vent. don't vent. >> frustrations at the workplace. >> i think when we go home and night we have been told get it off your chest. one of the things i learned from men, partly through "cosmo" just putting on music, enjoying dinner, having a glass of wine and not venting. venting can churn it up in a way that makes it worse. >> direct it into something you enjoy. >> yes. >> we wish you all the best. great to see you. this is a good one. easy ways to prevent puffiness and beat the bloat. >> really, hodi? >> yeah, apparently, after this. >> i want to know. >> cooler days on the way. what's going to make things cooler is the same thing that's going to bring some showers to the upper midwest and the great lakes. cold front is going to be moving through. and with this the low associated with it, showers and even some
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thunderstorms will be possible later on today. also expect to see more storms in florida once again. and here's the cooler air already starting to take shape. high temperatures today as warm as it's going to get. 61 in minneapolis, mid 60s in chicago. also in the northeast throughout portions of new england like boston, down into new york, mid to upper 60s and lower 70s. and that's going to change. saturday chance for some rain moving into parts of the northeast. huge portion of pennsylvania will have a chance for some showers and cooler air working into the picture. notice as you look at the color up here, okay? get into the yellow and into the blue? we're going to see some of that. some of the blue even, the u.p. at michigan have a little bit of blue on there so 40s. possible it's that's as warm as it's going to get. on sunday not as much rain, not as many showers but there will still be some showers throughout parts of the great lakes and in the northeast. some of those showers still
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hanging around a bit. and we'll see a few showers in the inner mountain west. not as much in new england but still some. high temperatures only going to be into the mid 60s for boston and new york. and once again, florida is in a situation stuck in in a pattern where there'll remain showers. on tuesday much of the country will be dry with exception of florida, parts of the southeast and georgia, parts of the inner mountain west will see a few showers. on wednesday drier yet. hit and miss showers, slowly starting to rebound with those temperatures. and remember on the weather channel week days you can wake up with al and stephanie. ♪ [ female announcer ] you can always measure the growth of your children by the way they clean themselves in the bathroom. try charmin ultra strong. with a new duraclean texture, charmin ultra strong helps you get clean. plus it's four times stronger than the leading value brand. and you can use up to four times less.
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>> time for "today's" beauty. we'll help you get rid of two things that are part of every woman's life, puffiness and bloating. >> enough about hoda. that soup and salad you thought was healthy or the fact you never get enough sleep, there are easy solutions and hidden
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culprits. amy and madelyn, welcome, ladies. >> we'll break this up into two portions. madelyn, you'll help us with what we eat. what causes puffiness and bloating. amy, you'll help with ways we can deflate. what should we start with? >> everybody knows it's important to get a good night's sleep. equally important is how you sleep. people who sleep on their stomach or their side will often, the fluid will accumulate in your eyes. you are fighting a losing battle against gravity. >> on your back. >> exactly. sometimes you can tell what side somebody sleeps on because that side will be puffier. we recommend you sleep with two pillows, your head elevated so the fluid drains. a silk pillow case is great. it reduces any kind of friction that will cause inflammation and swelling in the eye area. >> other ways we can reduce this?
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>> wake up in the morning, your face is puffy. first thing you want to do is grab something cold. everybody heard about cucumbers. there is nothing special except they are a great conduit for the cold. cold peas, a frozen eye mask. a dermatologist gave us this great eye mask which is soy milk. dip cotton in it. put it on your eyes. soy is an anti-inflammatory. in addition to the cold which will restrict blood vessels. the soy will reduce inflammation. >> never heard of that one. >> madelyn, you learned something today. . what about the creams and things? >> what you want to be looking for in the morning is something with caffeine. this is great it's a roller ball. it will literally massage the fluid out of your eyes. >> what is that called? >> a tightening effect. >> this is from garnier, $13, really inexpensive. gives you an instant tightening effect. then as you get older -- >> >> will that work on your thighs? >> exactly. >> as you get older, the skin
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under your eyes gets thinner. so what happens is you get sagging and you're losing collagen. all this will exacerbate the appearance of puffiness. >> she looked at me when she said this. . she looked at me, too. >> let's talk sodium. that is the number one culprit. >> it sucks up water like a vacuum cleaner. read labels carefully. it doesn't have to taste salty to have a lot of salt in it. biggest culprits are canned soup. look for reduced or low sodium versions. you can make your own but that's not the real world. >> deli meats. you think they can be healthy. look at turkey, can be low in fat but high at salt. ask at the deli counter or get packaged versions prepared reduced or lower in salt. >> the next one shocked me. i drink this. >> just three tablespoons can be almost 1/3 of your sodium for the day. if you're a big ketchup user,
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get the no sodium ketchup. >> there's no salt at all? >> does it taste good? >> you can flavor it with other things. >> we know these prepared frozen meals have a lot of salt. even the reduced sodium ones and the calorie control ones are a good choice. it's better than having the full sodium ones. or make your own. in the real world we have to rely on these some of the times, but cut out when you can. >> the last two are my favorite food groups. >> starchy carbohydrates in general. it's just in digestion, they suck up a lot of water, protein does not. if you want to debloat quickly cut out temporarily the starchy carbs. when you reintroduce them add the fiber-rich ones. that causes con constipation. >> stop looking at me. everybody is looking at me.
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>> that's because you don't have any bloating. >> alcohol. beer bubbles and bloat. cut out the beer and other alcohol is going to bloat you if p you drink too much. in moderation, as always. nix the beer. >> thank you. the tried and true must-haves for every new mom. first this is "today" on nbc. so, we all set? i've got two tickets to paradise! pack your bags, we'll leave tonight. uhh, it's next month, actually... eddie continues singing: to tickets to... paradiiiiiise! no four. remember? whoooa whooaa whooo! you know ronny, folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? happier than eddie money running a travel agency. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. and one wedding, 2 kids, 43 bottles of olay total effects many birthdays later, still looks amazing.
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just don't go there. final thing if you really need to save a couple hundred bucks, consider cutting out a changing table. it's great to have but if you're really on a budget you can change your baby elsewhere than a special table, right? now what you do need. >> when leaving the hospital, you need a couple of things. >> a car seat. this is something you have to purchase. the snug ride is mom's favorite seat. we did a poll. 38% of people have the snug ride in the back. it's built for a small baby. it can hold a baby up to 40 pounds rear facing for two years. >> a mother who just had a 40-pound baby shouldn't be driving if you know what i'm saying. >> how about the stroller? >> this is chico's stroller. under $200. italian styling, easy to fold. >> very light weight. >> you don't need a big expensive stroller. >> they've come such a long way since my kids were born. things why heavier and clunkier and you couldn't fold them up. they've come a long way with technology. >> this is a swaddler where you tuck their feet in there and it
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