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40 bodies from the water. much more ahead on the "today" show on this. local updates on air and online at nbc10.com. good morning. breaking news. bodies and debris from airasia 8501 pulled from the sea. the site six miles from where they lost contact with air traffic control. deepfreeze. coldest air since last winter pushing east this morning. some cities now below zero. even las vegas under a rare winter storm warning and al is tracking it all. wedding crasher in chief. two soldiers forced to move their wedding on a hawaiian golf course so the president could tee off leading to this unforgettable phone call. >> congratulation on your wedding. i feel terrible. nobody told us. and sidelined.
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>> that's unacceptable. that's ridiculous right there. >> a student assistant under fire for hitting opposing player during a bowl game. he could be particular kicked off the team for good "today," tuesday, december 30th, 2014. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today." it's a tuesday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist along with sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. al is out in los angeles and matt and natalie have the morning off. >> we have a lot of breaking news to get to this morning. after three days of searching forsearching, the wreckage of airasia flight
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8501 has been found. katy tur is covering the story for us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: as officials say, they found wreckage and pulled about 40 bodies from the water. that's not even the worst of it. relatives found out this news by watching live local television and seeing those bodies on air without any warning t bears repeating that there were 162 people on board this plane. that includes 17 kids and one baby. overnight, indonesian officials confirmed the worst, having sighted debris and bodies in the water. helicopter rescue teams were lowered into the java sea to recover the wreckage and victims. local tv showed pictures taken by the indonesian air force of brown and orange objects, nen all, things that could be life vests and luggage, according to search officials.
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meanwhile, loved ones were inconsolable. airasia has chartered a flight that will circle the islands so family and friends can play over the area where the plane lost contact. tony fernandes tweeting my heart bleeds for all the relatives of my crew and passengers. nothing is more important to us. halfway into its journey from indonesia to singapore, seconds before it dropped off radar, pilots requested to fly at 38,000 feet to avoid bad weather but their request was denied because of air traffic. now as it looks like a debris field has been spotted, investigators will begin to piece together how it all happened and if weather was, in fact to blame. >> clearly the investigators are on target. they will now begin in earnest, as long as there is daylight to recover the bodies the personal
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effects, the wreckage from the plane and also look for the black boxes that are located in the tail of the plane. >> reporter: even more bad news for airasia as another one of its flights overshot the runway in the philippines. everyone on board was okay. as for 8501 willie it is important to note this is still a search and rescue. back to you. >> katy tur on this story in singapore for us thank you. nbc news aviation analyst greg feith is a former ntsb investigator. good morning. >> good morning, willie. >> we have pieces of debris suitcases, life vests, some bodies. what's your best guess? i know it's early days -- about what we've seen here. >> the fact we have bodies and material from interior of the aircraft suggest that the fuselage broke up on impact with the water. the question is how long -- we know the debris has been floating for at least three
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days. where did it come from? where did it originate from? we know what we have on the surface. that doesn't necessarily translate into a debris field on the sea floor. >> reporter: most of the images of the bodies we've seen -- we won't show them here this morning, show body with his no life vests on. do you read anything into that greg? >> i think it's too early but it would suggest whatever happened was an event that didn't allow for preparation, the crew pilots or flight attendants weren't able to get the cabin prepped telling the passengers we're in a dire situation, don your life vests. it was probably an unexpected event. >> the waters are relatively shallow, 160 feet deep in the java sea. what's the next step? >> they'll have to map all the wreckage continue searching a wider area. because just because we have a concentration of debris doesn't suggest that all of the debris is in that area. so they're going to have to determine, really how far this
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wreckage spread, how long it's been you know, dispersing and try to use it to backtrack to find the debris field on the sea floor. >> despite all the data we may get from the black box and all the other sources, there are things we may never know including conversations that happened in the cockpit, why the captain decided he needed to go from 38,000 feet to 32,000 feet when in fact there were six to 11 plane that is flew through that same area. any idea about why he may have decided to climb? >> i hope from the cockpit voice recorder there is a discussion between the captain and first officer as to what their intent was, why they were deviating and what their deviation plan was. we can't be guaranteed of that. a real question is what did those other six flight crews know that the accident flight crew didn't know? they were able to transit that area successfully. why didn't the accident flight crew have the same information? and what was predicating their decision to climb to 38?
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that's an arbitrary type altitude. why didn't they go to 34? why didn't they go to 36? hopefully those questions will be answered with conversation on the cvr. but there's no guarantee we will ever know. >> let's hope we get answers in the days and weeks ahead. greg feith, thank you very much. savannah? >> all right, willie. bitter cold gripping much of the country heading into new year's eve. out west the las vegas strip is preparing for a rare snow storm. al is out west in pasadena. what can we expect? >> well savannah it's kind of weird. we are also talking about bitterly cold temperatures here in pasadena for new year's day. the morning temperature could be a record 32 degrees. we'll watch that. let's taky look at this other record cold coming across the country. this is a big, bitterly cold air mass. it's not the polar vortex. don't worry about that. we've got windchill advisories and warnings all the way from the pacific northwest into the upper midwest and down into
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texas. temperatures right now are anywhere from 10 to 40 degrees below normal. look at the windchills. 14 degrees below, it feels like in dodge city. 25 in memphis. 2 below in chicago. those are current temperatures. afternoon highs, you can see anywhere from 10 to 40 degrees below normal. billings will be a high of 6. minneapolis, 5. 17 degrees below normal and on new year's day -- i should say new year's eve day, those temperatures spread further east to cleveland, as far south as dallas 43 degrees. this storm out of the west moves pretty quickly. it's a fast mover. that's the good news. but it will have its effects felt by thursday morning, new year's morning. some areas in the rockies could see one to two feet of snow. las vegas, we're talking about a winter weather advisory in effect right now. we're look at one to two inches of snow. it doesn't sound like a lot. consider they have almost no
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snow clearing equipment. wind gusts could be up to 30 miles per hour. greg gutierrez right now is there in las vegas, getting ready. i know they got to a low of 32 degrees, which broke a record. 381 days not going below freezing but they are bracing for a real winter weather situation. >> reporter: hey, al good morning. snow here on the las vegas strip? what are the odds? now there is a winter weather advisory in effect as you mentioned, sin city freezing over? not quite yet. forecasters had said up to three inches of snow were expected at one point. overnight those models shifted a little bit to the east. at this point it's a gamble. still pretty toasty compared to colorado where i just came from. they're expecting record-breaking cold today, as you mentioned. temperatures barely expected to crack zero. it's all part of that arctic
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grasp gripping most of the nation. icy roads in places like montana, iowa and nebraska. here in vegas, though snow is unusual but not unheard of. last time it snowed here on the strip was six years ago. but, you know i don't think it will affect the party much al. >> probably not, gabe. they probably won't even notice it. thanks very much. though they are warning folks to be careful because the roads could become very treacherous. let's look at what's going on as far as new year's eve night. most of the country will be fairly dry. in the southwest we're looking at a bit of a mess. as we look at new year's day, again, fairly dry. we are looking at some icy conditions central texas. look for wet weather, lower mississippi river valley. the southwest still has some snow. and some lake-effect snow still lingering around the great lakes. so we're going to be checking that out. and we're going to give you more about this really dangerous situation that's going to be developing in the great lakes,
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guys a little bit later. we're talking some areas could be looking at two feet of lake-effect snow. we'll get to that in a little bit. >> happy new year. all right, al. thank you so much. high-ranking republican on capitol hill is dealing with fallout of a meeting he attended more than a decade ago. sheinelle has more on that story for us. >> representative steve scalese of louisiana is under fire for a speech he gave at a white supremacist conference in 2002 the third highest ranking house republican. now other members of congress are calling for an investigation. overnight house majority whip steve scalise acknowledged he might have spoken at a convention for white supremacist but was not aware of what principles the group stood for. scalise shot back at criticism saying i didn't know who all of these groups were and i detest any kind of hate group. for anyone to suggest that i was involved with a group like that is insulting and ludicrous.
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scalise said at the time he was making many appearances to oppose a local tax plan. i spoke to any group that called and there were a lot of groups calling. one of the groups that called was euro founded by david duke the former grand wizard of the k ku klux klan. yvette clark, serves as leader of the congressional black caucus called for an investigation into the congressman's actions while others like bobby jindal is offering his support. i'm confident that he absolutely rejects racism in all its forms. meanwhile, michael grimm is calling it quits days after pleading guilt toy tax evasion. the republican congressman admitted to underreporting receipts from a restaurant he
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managed between 2007 and 2010 and employing undocumented immigrants. former president george h.w. bush spent another night in the hospital but doctors say his breathing has returned to normal. nbc's jacob rascon is in houston with the very latest. jacob, good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. that improvement in his breathing, best news from doctors yet. despite the daily updates, the former president remains hospitalized. last night was his seventh night at houston methodist. he was taken here by ambulance as a precaution last tuesday, after he had some trouble breathing. important to note that if the past is any indication, we may only learn just how serious the 90-year-old, oldest former president's condition really is after he gets home from the hospital. sheinelle? >> thank you, jacob. italian officials still can't say how many more people may be missing from a greek ferry that caught fire off the coast of albania. dozens of other names are on the
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ship's manifest and some of the survivors aren't included on that list suggesting they may have been traveling illegally. now to a dramatic rescue in phoenix. firefighters were called to the crash scene where they found an suv in a canal. it was on its side in several feet of water. rescuers cut out the sbnds pulled the driver to safety. the man in his 60s is going to be okay. controversy surrounding the actions of a student assistant football coach during monday's liberty bowl against west virginia. aggie student assistant michael richardson was caught on camera hitting a pair of west virginia players in separate incidents. richardson shoved one player in the second quarter and just minutes later, he hits another player in the back of the helmet. when a & m head coach was made aware of what happened he told the assistant to stay in the locker room during the second half. someone said further action could follow. back to savannah willie and dylan. this was all over twitter. >> i bet it was.
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>> people were retweeting comments about it. it was a big deal. >> it's shocking that he thought he was going to get away with it. it's a nationally televised game. >> accuracy are there. >> officials are standing there. >> it's shocking. let's go to al in pasadena, covering the rose bowl this week. >> actually savannah does that all the time. dylan, how many times on the way over to the map does savannah give you a smack on the head? >> it's a love tap. i told you before. >> you only hurt the ones you love. okay. decent amount of sunshine in the northeast. gorgeous day. sunshine in the pacific northwest. windy in northern california today and wet weather continues in central florida. that's what's going on. we're going to get to your l we come by almost every day to deliver your mail so if you have any packages you want to return you should just give them to us i mean, we're going to be there anyway why don't you just leave it for us to pick up?
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or you could always get in your car and take it back yourself yeah, us picking it up is probably your easiest option it's kind of a no brainer ok, well, good talk good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy and colder start this morning. clouds to start with. some breaks of sunshine this afternoon and the temperatures stay in the 30s later today to near 40 degrees. gets colder tomorrow. 26 in the morning and 36 the high temperature and the wind will be blowing as we ring in the new year. it will be in the 20s at midnight and down to 23 degrees thursday morning. sunshine, thursday and friday. we'll be replaced by clouds and rain this weekend. have a great day. coming up we'll take a look at the lake-effect snow
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situation going on around the great lakes. savannah guys? >> all right, al. we'll talk to you later. two american soldiers who tied the knot in hawaii now have a story to tell as president obama's golf outing inging made them scramble to find a different outing. chris jansing talked to them exclusively. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the golf course president obama plays the most when he is in hawaii. they always warn people planning events when he's in town expect last-minute schedule changes but neither the president nor two u.s. army captains who got married there sunday expected that the commander in chief might become their wedding crasher. newlyweds ed and natalie didn't mind when his cell phone rang right after their i dos. >> ed and natalie? >> hi. >> hi mr. president. >> both army captains their commander in chief phoned in
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some golf course diplomacy to make sure no one was teed off. >> congratulations on your wedding. i feel terrible. nobody told us. i hope the wedding went okay anyway. >> it did. thank you very much. it was a blessing in disguise. >> it might not have seemed that way at first. ed an avid golfer wanted to tie the knot at a tee with sweeping views over the pacific, near the base where they're both stationed in hawaii. >> we knew two things could mess up the wedding. one was weather and the other was the president. >> reporter: so when the president decided to play -- >> you guys having fun? >> the couple got word they would have to move their ceremony. >> reporter: i'm sure his staffers didn't let him know there was a wedding. >> reporter: so you weren't ready to yell at him? >> no. >> absolutely not. >> not at all. >> reporter: the headlines weren't good for white house. it's not the first time that obama's love of golf he admitted his mistake after the beheading of hostage james foley. this photo tells the story of a
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uniquely memorable wedding. >> unbelievable shocked and awed. incredible. >> reporter: two west point grads on the phone with their boss. >> we were watching you golf. >> that must have been kind of painful. >> reporter: ed got to ask the president a question the white house won't ever answer. but the president did. he shot an 84. could you beat him? >> probably. >> reporter: ed is a five handicap. i'm told that's really good. and he natalie both did tours in afghanistan. change in venue wasn't about to throw them. and as west point grads, they both just went into emergency planning mode. no honeymoon for now. many of the wedding guests are sticking around to celebrate the new year with the newlyweds in hawaii. willie? >> chris jansing in hawaii. natalie and ed congratulations and, mr. president, you better get on that registry crate and barrel. get them the blender. >> exactly. dylan is in for carson.
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he has tomorrow night's festivities, getting ready for those. >> sometimes it's hard to stay awake till midnight. will you stay awake? >> i'll try. >> it's hard. it's also really hard for children to stay awake, too. parents try to make it easier. 34% of parents admit to pretending that midnight happens a lot earlier than it actually does. now netflix is trying to help parents pull off that trick. they have created this special three-minute countdown clip featuring the cartoon character king julian. anyone with a netflix account can log on and start streaming this video. at what age do you let your child stay up for the new year's eve countdown? age doesn't matter says 82% of people. 10% say 9 to 12 years old. yoly says if they can make it till 12 let them see the ball.
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d'moni says i'm lucky if i can stay up. i might have to tap into that netflix account at about, i don't know 9:00 9:30? >> i love that idea. i'm going to roll that thing at 9:59. >> for yourself? >> exactly. >> we had a countdown for the kids at 11:50 in the morning. >> they'll never know with the sun out and everything. >> am pm. it's kids! >> dylan, thank you. tragic accident in maryland. state's first female bishop on administrative leave after being involved in a deadly hit and run crash. will charges now be filed? plus did you have a favorite? most captivating photos of 2014 according to our friends at "time" magazine. we'll take a look. first this is "today" on nbc.
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delicious reasons to love chex. good morning i'm tracy davidson. let's get your first alert for forecast from meteorologist bill henley. bill? >> temperatures running ten degrees colder than yesterday morning. you can see the cloudy skies over center city and the live view from the adventure aquarium and 33 degrees and holding in philadelphia. 20 in allentown and pottstown and trenton is 29 degrees. a cloudy morning is slowly climbing temperatures. just 36 by lunchtime and more sunshine breaking through this afternoon with a high of 39. all morning long we have been watching an accident in bucks county and yillian mealy has an update. >> route 309 still blocked off in both directions between
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tollgate road and station road. stick to old bethlehem pike. live look to 76 near conshohocken and 95 southbound is slow moving especially right near girard as you move into center city. tracy? philadelphia police are hunting for an armed robber that held up several hotels across the city. this is the guy police are trying to find. at the quality inn. he jumps the counter and forces them to open the register. he then runs off with cash and cell phones. i'm tracy davidson. another local update in 25 minutes and always get the latest news and weather at nbc10.com. now back to "today" show. thanks for watching.
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we are back at 7:30 tuesday morning, 30th of december 2014. memorable photos of the past seven months. reading "where the wild things are" to school children? what made "time's" list of images of the year? we'll talk about that. >> i'm partial to the jeter shot. for yankee fans it's all about the jeter. wreckage from airasia flight 8501 and the bodies of several passengers have now been recovered from the java sea overnight. the plane crashed sunday morning with 162 people on board. we'll have a live report in our next half hour. new york congressman michael grimm is resigning from office. the republican made that decision after pleading guilty to tax evasion last week.
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he plans to step down on january 5th. mark your calendars. irs says it will begin accepting tax returns on january 20th. the agency had raised concerns earlier this month that year-end changes to tax laws could push back the start of the filing season. just ahead, a lesson on the dangers of oversharing online. what one teacher posted online that led some students to delete their own pages. a bichltyclist hit and killed in a crash. peter alexander has the story this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah good morning to you. this is an awful one. in september, she became a high ranking bishop in maryland under investigation now for this hit and run accident. it left a beloved father of two dead. even church leaders acknowledge it could result in criminal
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charges. >> it will be my special care to nurture all god's people. >> reporter: maryland's first female episcopalian bishop. now on administrative leave after a hit and run crash. tom palermo was killed while riding his bike. witnesses say the driver fled the scene. church officials acknowledge cook was the driver. you can see the point of impact on her car's windshield. in a statement, they say, she returned 20 minutes later to take responsibility for her actions. across baltimore, bike riders say palermo died in a type of violent crash they all fear and they're outraged the driver didn't stay to help. >> that's terrible. maybe he could have been saved if the 911 call had been made right away. >> reporter: it's not cook's first brush with the law. in 2010 court records show she received probation before
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judgment for a drunk driving charge and she was also charged with marijuana and drug pair fer paraphernalia. church leaders are stunned. >> very considerate, very kind person. she is a wonderful priest and has a huge heart. and i am deeply saddened by this event. >> reporter: cook's lawyer wouldn't discuss saturday's crash but told the washington post cook was distraught about the death of the cyclist naturally. and added she's praying for him and his family. baltimore police would not say whether alcohol was suspected to be a factor in saturday's accident. church leader also meet very soon to discuss ways in their words, to move forward. cook's lawyer savannah declined our requests for any comment by the bishop herself. >> what an awful story. we'll be following it. peter, thank you very much. the meteorologist shot outside a tv station in waco texas, is now opening up about
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his recovery. sheinelle has more on that story. >> yes. in an online post patrick crawford says he is getting better and stronger each day, while the still unidentified gunman remains at large. patrick crawford took to facebook monday updating supporters on his condition. i am still in a large amount of pain he writes but i have medicine to help with that. i don't know when i will be back at work but i am very optimistic that it will be soon. authorities say crawford had just gotten into his car december 17th when a man walked up to him and pulled out a semi automatic handgun, firing several times. >> he just started shooting at me as i was leaving the parking lot of kcbn tv station. there was no interaction. i did not know him. >> reporter: crawford was hit twice. his head grazed by a third bullet. authorities say after he was shot he managed to drive a short distance crashing his car near a group of construction workers, who called for help. crime scene technicians searching for clues counted at
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least 12 shell casings. after nearly a week in the hospital crawford was released just in time for christmas. his wife heather, a meteorologist at the same station, posting this picture of crawford smiling on facebook. >> we look at futuretrac for you. >> reporter: co-workers tweeted crawford is our superman a nickname picked up by crawford supporters all over social media. i should mention this morning there is a $20,000 reward for that shooter. >> scary story. >> isn't that scary? >> yes. >> wish him the best. >> absolutely. let's turn to al now. he has the weather out in pasadena. hey, al good morning again. >> hey, guys, good morning. we are here at the rose month pavilion pavilion. this is one of several sites where they will be constructing the 40 floats you will see. you are looking at upwards of 60,000 roses or more. you have to stop and smell the roses. if you do that here you'll be -- it would take you seven or
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eight days to do it all. i've got to tell you, it really is a fragrant place to be. we'll talk more. hoda kotb will be co-hosting with me coming up on new year's day here on nbc. 60th anniversary of the television broadcast on nbc. let's get you started, though. it's not very rosie in the upper great lakes. we are looking at those winds. cold air moving over those mostly unfrozen lakes. we've got another cold front and reinforcing cold air coming in. and that's going to dump a ton of snow over the next two days. by new year's day, look at the snowfall totals we're talking about. watertown, oswego one to up wards of two feet of snow. even around narquette and traverse city three to six inches. there's a lot more winter to go. windy conditions in northern california wet weather in central florida. of course sunshine in the
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northeast. good morning, i'm meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy and colder start this morning. clouds to start with some breaks of sunshine this afternoon, but the temperatures stay in the 30s later today to near 40 degrees. gets colder tomorrow. 26 in the morning and 36 the high temperature and the wind will be blowing as we ring in the new year it will be in the 20s at midnight and down to 23 degrees thursday morning. sunshine thursday and friday. we'll be replaced by clouds and rain this weekend. have a great day. >> my mentor willard scott, would wear a fresh rose or flower in his lapel. if he were here he could wear a fresh flower every hundred years. >> exactly. good thought, al. speaking of fragrant places to be check out this story on trending. those gas station bathrooms,
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live on long after the ball drops in times square tomorrow night. >> editor at large belinda lundstrom is here to share them with us. good morning. >> thanks for having me. >> the death of michael brown in ferguson missouri and the protest that is follow. >> this photo that we chose shows how a lot of people feel about race in america, that you have sort of a dude with a surfer t-shirt on and dreds and heavily armed gentlemen approaching them and it seems like there's unequal treatment. this photo got a lot of attention for that reason. the guy who shot this photo took a rebel bullet. it's a very uncomfortable feet foet to look at. >> the picture really captures a news story we covered every single day. that is the case with the ebola crisis. you selected a picture from
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texas where thomas eric duncan had come down as the first u.s. ebola patient. >> this is thomas eric duncan's apartment, neighbors probably regreth their choice of home at this moment. they're cleaning it out, brought in 15 guys in hazmat suits. he infected two other nurses. actual case of ebola transmitted on american soil. they took out 40 barrels -- they tore out the blinds everything. tens of thousands of dollars. if americans have to do that how in africa that's an impossibility. you don't have the resources. >> impact of great war photography as well. from syria that helped to bring aid into the country. >> right. these are palestinian refugees in syria. a lot of people forget this conflict is still going. because of this photo which was shared and liked and retweeted on social media almost 40 million times aid was able to get through to that town.
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>> let's go over to some other pictures. this is on the lighter side president obama reading "where the wild things are" to school kids and i guess really getting into character here. >> we're on the page where the wild things nash their terrible teeth. this is during the easter egg roll. >> it's kind of a tradition during the easter egg roll to read that book. >> the oscars and ellen's photograph. >> my favorite part of the selfie and kevin spacey. far enough back sort of center photo, not crowding anybody out. >> yeah. >> and a lot of famous women in this photo. the guys just the two bradleys and channing. but really powerful women. >> thank you for picking a photo for willie. derek jeter, obviously. beautiful picture. >> you would think after 3,400
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hits or so you wouldn't get that excited about it. this is his game-winning home run against the baltimore orioles. >> oh, please it was a great moment. mother nature. we'll start with the fire. >> big drought in california. when a fire hits yosemite it really hits. beautiful nature photography one time wonderful and awful. little bit scary and a little bit beautiful. as you can see, this is kind of gorgeous with the oranges but also damaging terrifying. >> what a shot from the world trade center lightning striking. >> lightning striking twice almost a year after that went out. tallest building on the western hemisphere. it attracts lightning. >> lot of photos to look at. be belinda luscombe, thank you. why a mom holding up a towel is now everywhere online. and in honor of matt's big day today and others the
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ask your doctor about lyrica today. lyrica. move forward with less fibromyalgia pain. dylan is over in the orange room celebrating some birthdays. >> it's harder than it looks. but in honor of matt lauer's birthday i'm making myself look asiri dick will you say as possible. this is a giant birthday hat. your birthday was on saturday. >> yeah. >> happy belated birthday to you and to matt as well. this time of year is tough, i would think, to celebrate a birthday and juggle the holidays. denzel washington born december 28th. mary tyler moore, lebron james on december 30g9 and a lot of parents on our face book page have an issue as well. what do they do? i love this one. a lot of folks writing in sending in pictures of birthday
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trees. amber and her daughter's berth day tree. we have dana and her adorable tree for her daughter's birthday decked out in mickey mouse, of course. my twins are born on christmas day. we split the day, different outfits, change of decorations. either way, lots of cupcakes. jamie writes my daughter ally's birthday is december 23rd. she thinks all the pretty christmas lights are for her birthday. i would tend to think that too, but my birthday is in august. >> by the way, where was the orange room when i was little. i would like one of those little balloon trees. >> cute idea. >> i never heard of a birthday tree. >> it's a great idea. >> we'll talk to jake gyllenhaal about his movie. and debut on broadway. talented debut performing and an interpretive dance
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nbc 10 news starts now. good morning, i'm tracy davidson. your first alert forecast from meteor meteorologist bill henley. good morning, bill. >> cloudy and colder this morning. temperatures in the 20s and 30s. 20s in the pocono mountains where they're back at making snow. clouds overhead and clouds will be us for most of the morning. 33 degrees right now in philadelphia. trenton is in the 20s at 29 degrees. and 27 in pottstown. clouds a bit breezy at times. the temperatures in the 30s through the day. on the roads, there continues to be that accident in bucks county jillian mele has the details. >> still out there in richland township route 309 remains closed in both directions between tollgate road and station roads. stick to old bethlehem as your alternate. light volume out there this morning and right now a live look at 95. southbound side right at girard
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avenue and pockets of volume and as you can see, traffic is moving along. that's a little bit of good news and no problems to report on mass transit or septa. tracy? a warning for people who use mass transit. armed robbers are targeting riders. police say there have been nine robberies near the frankfort septa transportation center in the last seven days. as a result they're beefing up patrols. the gunmen strike when the targets are alone. later today, the mother of a man killed by police in mayfair two weeks ago plans to rally at the sight ofte of her son's death. they stopped him for driving without headlights. officers say he reached for a loaded gun and then they shot him. the officers involved are on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. i'm tracy davidson another local update in 25 minutes. you can always get real-time updates on nbc10.com. now back to "today" show. thanks for watching.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up social media schooling. >> more and more pictures are showing up that were inappropriate so i used a teachable moment. >> how one teacher's social experiment taught her students a valuable lesson about what to post online. hollywood superstar jake gyllenhaal stops by to talk about his very big year. ♪ cause i'm come along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ >> husband and wife behind an incredible mash-up of songs perform their viral hit for us "today," tuesday, december 30th,
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2014. 2014. >> happy new year to our soldiers. >> i spend every morning with "today" and now i'm here. >> good morning, las vegas. >> this is my first time in new york and i'm so excited. whoo! >> this is our last chance to be on the "today" show. we're going back to florida. >> hey, south georgia, we finally made it to the "today" show! >> good morning, everyone. it's 8:00 on "today." it is a chilly morning out here on rockefeller plaza. we have a great big happy, boisterous hollywood crowd getting ready to party for new year's eve. once again, happy birthday to matt lauer, enjoying some time off. >> happy birthday matt. crowds are getting bigger and louder by the day. >> they really are. >> as we pull up to new year's eve here just up the block, a couple of days. lot to get to this morning. a check of the top stories
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inside with sheinelle. >> good morning. bodies and debris from the airasia passenger jet that vanished sunday are now being recovered from the java sea. katy tur is in singapore with the very latest. katy good morning. >> reporter: certainly really a tough day out here. officials confirm that they did find bodies and about 40 of them they pulled from the ocean already. that's not even the toughest part. relatives found out this news by watching live local television and seeing the bodies float nth water in the water without any warning. 17 of them were kids one of them a baby. recovery efforts will begin tomorrow in earnest. divers are being sent down to a big, dark shadow which they believe is the bulk of the wreckage. they're hoping to find the black boxes so they can try to determine what happened to this plane and whether or not weather was a factor. a charter flight tomorrow for the family that is will fly around the last-known location of this plane so they can pray
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for their loved ones. sheinelle? >> thank you, katy. extreme winter weather is moving into parts of the country, where people may not be used to freezing temperatures and icy roads. on monday snow and bitter cold caused extensive delays for travelers in the center of the country. frigid temperatures are now spreading all the way into the texas panhandle. and las vegas is bracing for its first snowfall since 2008. third ranking republican in the house acknowledged overnight he appeared at a convention held by white supremacists in 2002. he said he was not aware then what the group stood for, founded by former ku klux klan leader david duke. scary moments monday when a sailboat ran into power lines causing an explosion. a witness captured the sound of the blast on his cell phone. two people were on board at the time on that boat. they were taken to the hospital
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for evaluation. astonished driver had his dash camera rolling monday night when what appears to be a meteor streaked across the skies in new jersey. that's it on the right side of the screen moving to the left. the american meteor society said it received more than 200 reports of the fireball from across the northeast about the same time. there's no room for mistakes when the whole world is watching. workers will be watch testing the new year's eve ball in times square. more than a million people are expected to crowd the streets wednesday night to signify the arrival of 2015. it is now 8:04. let's send it to al amin pasadena. good morning. >> good morning, sheinelle. we are here in rose month pavilion 136th tournament of roses parade kicks off on thursday morning. hoda kotb will be joining me. you know there's no place like
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gnome. sorry. nice folks decorating as we get ready here. let's talk about what's going on "today." we are looking at a lot of wet weather into the pacific northwest. storm system i should say, into northern california. we've got a storm system that's going to be pushing into the southwest, causing problems. wet weather moves off the midatlantic coast. that's good news. for "today," afternoon highs will be anywhere from 10 to 40 degrees below normal through the plains into the rockies, as far north or as far south as northern texas. that is going to be rough stuff. we do see storm system developing bringing snow into the rockies. also the desert southwest as well. windy conditions northern california. northeast looking good. plenty of sunshine but chillier than normal conditions as we continue to track that. that's what's good morning, i am
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meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy colder start this morning. brasks sunshine this afternoon. temperatures in the 30s to near 40 degrees. colder tomorrow. 26 in the morning. 36 the high temperature, wind blowing as we ring in the new year. down to 23 degrees thursday morning. sunshine thursday and friday replaced by clouds and rain this weekend. have a great day. e kicks off 11:00 am eastern. hoda kotb is my co-host. in the 9:00 hour i can't wait. we've got the entire cast of "the love boat." >> stop it! >> they are going to be on one of the floats. yes! the whole gang. >> i will. i will. i really will. coming up next on trending jane fonda kicks off the '80s fitness craze.
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all right. we're back at 8:12. time for what's trending today. let's feel the burn. remember the jane fonda workout videos? >> of course. >> if you miss those days of leg warmers, lee tards, you are in luck. they are being rereleased on dvd and will also be available for digital downloads. >> what does that do? >> willie is watching this it's like watching the yule log. remember her video from 1982? it remains the best-selling video of all time.
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she spoke to shape magazine about all of this and she says i cannot tell you how many people have written to me hundreds of people have lost the vhs, it tore it ripped or people don't have vhs players anymore. >> i guess the exercises are just as effective. i'm trying to figure out what the under leg. >> i have so many vivid memories of my mom doing the leg lift. >> my mom would be in front of me and i would be behind her, trying to do the same thing. >> i love the shorts in that video. >> no one marchs in place like jane. >> she should have won an oscar for that video. >> right. we all know desperate times sometimes call for desperate messages. gas station bathroom comes in to play. you don't want to use it but sometimes you have to. >> if you've got to go you've got to go. downright unpleasant. a shell gas station in the philippines going viral because of its downright luxurious
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accommodations. >> i want to take you to the toilet here because the toilet at the shell station is ridiculous. look at this. >> oh, wow! >> hang out there. >> wow! >> i can almost smell the potpourri. >> i like any video that starts i want to take you to the toilet. >> i want to know what the ladies room looks like. >> i don't know. >> works of art adorning the walls. >> attractive lighting. >> magazine rack. >> another video making round this is morning, local news reporter may have missed her true calling. getting ready for her live shot with a rather impressive warm-up exercise rapping the tongue twister of a song alphabet aerobics. ♪ >> hats off to you, my dear.
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>> every morning, huh? >> don't you guys have a warm-up routine you do in the morning? >> my first job i had a co-host that would make me put a pencil in my mouth and talk like this. >> does that work? >> i think he was setting you up. that's not an exercise. >> helps you articulate. no? >> no. >> but do it again. >> okay. >> willie and i have a -- >> occasionally. >> a way we get ready for the show. >> share love for cher. ♪ it's a woman's world ♪ ♪ that's the truth ♪ ♪ this is a woman's world and i'm stronger that's the truth that's the truth that's the truth ♪ >> i like how willie brings so much intensity to that role. >> you think he's not paying attention and sure enough -- >> you have to do cher correctly. have you to do it the right way. how about the saying mother knows best? one mom may be having some
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second thoughts after she has become a viral sensation. her 22-year-old son was watching tv this mother held up a towel to shield him from some nudity and the show he was watching. he posted the picture, which then led to some hilarious means. let's begin with this one. kim kardashian paper cover. then censoring the world from the movie "the interview," even stepping in the way of the classic marilyn monroe shot. and, lastly putting that towel to good use as a matador. you take one picture in your living room and it's around the world. >> that's cute. another thing is trending this morning. one teacher's lessons about safety and oversharing online. sheinelle has this story. >> this is getting a lot of attention. sixth grade teacher, melissa bower, wrote an open letter and posted it on her facebook page. she wanted to show her students just how quickly things they share could spread. she never expected a response
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from around the world. when sixth grade teacher melissa bower wrote a letter to the internet she was hoping it would go viral. zblie wrote it in capital letters all green writing. >> to show her students whatever they post on social media can quickly spread. >> i notice more and more pictures were showing up that were inappropriate. so i used a teachable moment. i got out a piece of computer paper, green pen and i wrote a little note. >> in it she states the dangers of posting indecent pictures of themselves then posted it on her facebook page asking people to share it. in just eight hours, the post was everywhere. shared in 33 states and four other countries, including australia, saudi arabia england and germany. since then the post has reached all 50 states plus dozens of countries around the world. >> honestly i didn't think it was going to go this far either. i was hoping to reach some family on the west coast and say here it is on the west coast but
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it went much further than that. >> far enough to cause some of her students to delete their posts from facebook and even delete their whole pages. >> i'm not going to put any more photos on my facebook. i'm not going to comment on anything that i like or dislike. >> reporter: students also learn that what they post online could follow them forever, even affecting their future careers. >> if i want to be the president, that might affect me becoming president. >> parents say this experiment helped to teach a valuable lesson about online safety and why it's so important to protect their kids on social media. >> we don't elaborate enough as parents, telling our kids no all the time. what miss moore did, it give them more of an understanding as to why we're saying no to our children. >> she says she's becoming more aware of what she posts online so she can set a good example for her students.
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>> technology is not going away. it's spreading and we need to let our kids know we are paying attention. >> even though she deleted the original post off her facebook page it's been reposted countless times. just because you delete a social media post or photo that doesn't mean it's completely erased from the internet. that's a lesson we all have to remember. >> parents are dealing with it teachers as well. glad she's getting out in front of it. let's go over to savannah with a very busy man right now. >> 2014 has been a big year for jake gyllenhaal. he is ending it by making his broadway debut in "constellations" and getting a lot of oscar buzz for his new movie "night crawler." >> i run a successful tv news business. we film breaking stories. maybe you saw my item this morning, fatal car jacking. >> no i don't have a tv but that sounds cool. >> do you have a cell phone?
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>> yeah. >> does it have gps? >> yes, it does. >> congratulations, you're hired. >> okay. >> jake gyllenhaal good morning to you. >> good morning. you've already gotten a golden globe nomination for this role. do these kind of things accolades still mean a lot to you at this point in your career? i know it's good for the project to get attention. does that recognition feel good? >> of course it does. a small movie we made with no intention of any of that. and the fact that it works, first and foremost is an amazing feeling. the fact that it gets acknowledged anyway is amazing. golden globe is even cooler because my sister got nominated, too. >> proud night for your parents no matter what. >> yeah. >> your character, how will i explain him? i think he's creepy kind of amusing in a way, pathetic disturbing. >> thank you. >> but real emphasis on the creep factor. >> not so much on pathetic more on the creep?
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>> whole lot of creep in this character. >> his intention -- we always thought of it as a success story, american dream and a strange guy who fulfills his own dream and the world that allows that to happen. >> it's interesting. this is the story of the movie, as you well know freelance photographer. one of these cameramen who patrols the city of los angeles at night looking for car accidents, grisly crime scenes. a lot of people think it's a commentary on the news business. you just said he's an american success story. what does that say? >> that's the comedy of it. it's less about the media than how we're all conflicted in what we consume. we can blame it on the media often. that's an easy way of going. but the movie is talking about how we create someone like him. we empower him because we watch what we watch. >> i cannot help but notice the difference between you sitting here today and what we're seeing there. you lost 30 pounds for this
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role. nothing in the script demanded that. obviously you felt that somehow enlightened the character. why? >> well i mean i had this vision of him as a kind of coyote. it takes place in l.a. he's scavaging. he's hungry figuratively hungry and literally hungry because he's not making a lot of movie. i just get these instincts and i vet it through the director and we came up with that and thought it was a good idea. >> as you mentioned, it kind of does thumb its nose at media and the news business. and it's a little bit of a different area. as somebody who has been the subject of aggressive celebrity news coverage was it kind of fun to poke that in the eye? >> he deal with his life and death n terms of the other stuff
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stuff, that's pith in comparison t wasn't really that for me. it was just an incredible character. i guess, yeah, it bleeds a little bit into that world but it's really about the extraordinary character. >> let's talk about your broadway debut in between everything you've been doing this year. does it live up to the hype to go on broadway to make it to broadway? >> yeah it does. it's a real honor. it's pretty cool to be up there. >> i saw the play "constellations" last night. you were just talking about it. it's hard to put it into words. you basically have two people on stage. no set you have to hide behind. it's really a the story of these two people and how that relationship might progress. >> yes. it's a love story. it's a real love story in every different possible universe you know. all the possibilities that one love can take and that the world can bring to it and that the universe brings to all of us.
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it probably is one of the -- i think it's really one of the most extraordinary new works in that's right. i was moved by it when i saw it in london and i'm honored to be in it here. >> it's incredible to watch. i felt like there was a little bit of acting calisthenics that you pull off. it's incredibly intense, i imagine. >> it is. it gives me a lot of energy. i'm working with a wonderful actress who is incredible. that exchange is always -- you get off stage and you're jolted. i think the audience comes with you. we look at it like we're all getting on a rocket ship the audience included before we start. we go up and see how far we can go. >> before i let you go i have to put a picture up of you with your latest role. i think it's in thor. no i'm kidding. you play a boxer. boy, did you inhabit that character. >> he's a boxer. i tried to do everything i could
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to become one and learn that art and that skill the best i could. >> couldn't have been easy though to have to transform your body once again. >> well there's movie hard and then there's life hard. that sort of i guess, movie hard which is pretty fun. what i love to do more than anything. that's more love than anything else. >> you lost 30 pounds you're all jacked up in this one. can i suggest you do a rom com or accountant in your next role? be easier on you. >> i'm taking suggestions. >> jake gyllenhaal thank you very much. >> "night crawlers" in theaters now will be released on blu-ray january 27th. >> savannah has been waiting all morning to show that picture, jake. want to let you know that. viral duo sensation, 6 million views, take you through an entire year of music
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good morning. i am tracy davidson. a m meteorologist bill henley. >> tracy, temperatures are stuck thanks to clouds overhead. we will have a cloudy morning. the view from cape may, 34 degrees now in wildwood. 34 in dover, and not much colder in philadelphia north and west still seeing temperatures in the 20s. with a little bit of a breeze it feels colder. 24 the wind chill in philadelphia. on the roads, a problem on 295. >> good morning to you. a disabled tractor-trailer blocking the right lane.
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295 off ramp to 130. bucks county richland township an accident taking out lanes both directions. the lanes cleared on route it 2. airport road everything is quiet. a montgomery county mom accused of having sex with a high school student is expected in court. this is the 42-year-old, she's the blonde. police say they caught her having sex with a 17-year-old at a park in upper pots grove. she's the blonde there. they say she met the team volunteering for her daughter's cheerleading squad. i am tracy davidson. another update in 25 minutes. get the latest at nbc10.com. thanks for watching.
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8:30 now, tuesday morning, the 30g9 of december 2014. and we are slowly saying good-bye to this year 2014. crowds are big and happy out here on rockefeller plaza. i don't know if you could hear it over these loud crowd folks. oh a duo. it's kind of taken the internet by storm their take on the songs of the year. >> husband, wife team. they do all the big hits in 2014 in 2 1/2 minutes. that's pretty cool. that's coming up in just a
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little bit. also a big announcement. >> yeah. >> coming up in a couple of weeks, garth brooks going to be here and do something that no one else has done on this show. next thursday i should say. number one album on the country charts. he will be here for all four hours of the "today" show. garth brooks next thursday. >> i will be here for all four hours. >> you should be. >> huge garth brooks fan. huge. >> plus more tips to get you ready for new year's eve. we focused on fashion monday. today it's all about makeup smoky eyes faux lashes. >> lot of glitter in that segment. let's get a check of the weather from al out in pasadena. >> hey, guys. we're at the rosemont pavilion. they build nine out of the 40 floats you're going to see. one of the cool things about this the rose parade that sets it apart from others every sifbl surface has to be covered by some sort of organic material. i'm sitting on this pumpkin and
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it's got crushed orange lentil and straw flour, i believe. this is part of the trader joe float as well. it's all very cool. guess what it gets everywhere. i'm going to be wearing this stuff for the next few days. anyway let's show you what we've got going on as far as today. as you head into new year's is concerned. snow developing in the southwest, including las vegas. windy conditions in the pacific northwest. sunshine in the northeast. we're looking for lake-effect snow setting up through the great lakes. tomorrow more of the same. more great lakes snow. look for snow through the southwest. windy conditions in central and southern california. and the warmth is down in florida. 80 degrees in miami. okay. new year's eve central there in times square few clouds temps about 27. windchill of 17. winds out of the west at 8 miles per hour. and then for the rose parade we're going to be looking at some awfully cold conditions. we may set a record.
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records, 32. we'll be awfully close to that on new year's morning. good morning. i am meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy colder start this morning. clouds to start with. some breaks of sunshine this afternoon. the temperatures stay in the 30s later today to near 40 degrees. gets colder tomorrow. 26 in the morning. 36 the high temperature. wind will be blowing as we ring in the new year it will be in the 20s at midnight. down to 23 degrees thursday morning. sunshine thursday and friday will be replaced by clouds and rain this weekend. have a great day. all right. that's your latest weather. savannah people have told me i'm out of my gourd, but i never thought i would be sitting on it. >> no but you really make it look good al. thank you so much. we'll check back with you in a couple of minutes. it's day two of frazzle to dazzle as we get you ready to
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ring in the new year. we are focusing on new year's makeup. pop sugar's beauty expert curvy johnson is here with three different looks that are easy to re-create for your big night on the town or house party. curvy, good morning to you. >> good morning. >> all that glitters on new year's eve, that's where we start. >> exactly. >> i love this look. is it hard to pull off? >> it definitely is not. girls' night out. say you want to sparkle but not go overboard. this is the key. glitter eyeliner. first way i'm going to show you is using brow gel. >> we have yaosh, our model here. >> i'm simply applying it to her lash line. this is acting like an anchor for the glitter we're about to apply. >> like a glue but not gluey. >> exactly. from mac cosmetics. tap a little bit of it off so you don't get too much. i'm gently patting it on to that
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brow gel. >> you dab, dab, dab? >> don't drag it across. you won't get as much glitter as you want if you drag it across the brush. i'm gently patting it. >> you just keep doing it over and over until you get the look you want? >> you can go more subtle. >> i get the glitter all over my face. >> scotch tape. if you get it on your forehead or crease go ahead and remove it. you won't mess up any of the rest of your makeup. >> i would definitely use a rosie -- you don't want to go overboard with your lipstick. urban decay's lipstick revolution to brighten up her lip area. also urban decay has a glitter eyeliner that you can use. >> grab that put it in my pocket for new year's eve. >> go for it.
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>> fake lashes. got to love them. very hard to put on. >> they are. perfect for date night. in terms of faux lashes, leave the glue at home. no glue no problem. self adhesive lashes on the market now. this is from adele. i'll apply it to rachel. turn to me. you place them simply right in the middle of the lash line and then use your finger to really kind of mold them to the kv of your eyelid. they'll stay put all night long without using glue. you don't have to worry about them falling off, getting too messy. open up your eye for me. >> they look good. >> the other key here is if you want to look more natural -- she's wearing liquid liner. this is called stay all day. this is giving the illusion that her lash line is thicker, so they look more natural on the eye. just ku the lash into three little parts and apply them separately and you're good to go. >> if you get the whole strip,
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should you cut off a little bit or you want to use the full strip if they're not as long as your eye? >> exactly. mold it to your eye. if they are too long kt it off and go from there. >> one of my favorite looks i can never pull off, the smoky eye. we all want it but it can get complicated. >> you don't have to use shadow to get the look. you can use a coal liner pencil. kate moss' quintessential look. it's a coal liner pencil. she's simply lining her top lash line. then she'll smudge it with her finger. then she's going to take it to her lower lash line fill in her water line. that will create a nice smolder. >> what do you mean water line? >> where it almost touches the eye. >> other under the eye? >> yes. >> exactly. >> okay. >> she has a little bit of
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shadow to contour her eye. you don't need it. you could just use this and smudge it with your fingers and you're good to go. >> you don't want to do generally a big, red bold lip if you've done the smoky eye? >> one or the other. not both at the same time. she's applying nude cape. this is universal nude. don't match it to your skin tone or it will look like you don't have anything on. a shade or two lighter. not too light or you'll look washed out. >> kirbie johnson, gorgeous models you're ready for your night. find more of our tips on fashion, food and more on today.com. remarkable legacy of a farmer who turned junk into art. viral sensation behind the popular mash up of 2014's biggest hits. they perform live in studio 1a. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:41 with "today's" american story from bob dotson. >> bob is here to tell us what he has discovered. bob, good morning. >> i try to never overlook the small things in life. they could lead to something big. when a 7-year-old gets excited, i stop to see why. think of what you drive by every day and don't see. ♪ >> follow me! >> douglas geist notices more than most. he and his cousins have a five-acre forest built with
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wonder. a lion baby? >> want to see something cool? >> reporter: yep. that's a mermaid riding a submarine submarine. and made out of pick axes. what's this? >> it's a time machine. >> reporter: created by their grandfather, a farmer who also planted art. he would weld together whatever he saw in worn-out tools. people like your dad see the possibilities. >> that's right. everybody else looks up in the clouds and says oh, that cloud looks like a dragon. my dad looked down at the ground and said that wrench looked like a monkey. >> reporter: these creatures so filled his heart, he felt
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compelled to give them life. none of them made him much money. every day for 20 years he hid another one in his woods. he was working on this frog's head when his heart failed and he died at 52. >> there really isn't much difference between this old man and a chunk of rusty mooring chain. >> reporter: nate's children buried him this fall, beneath flowers he made from water faucet handles. what inspired your dad to fill up his woods with art? >> well the city said that he needed to get rid of the junk that he had collected over the years. so he decided to make it art material. material. >> reporter: fine art. be careful of that alligator.
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for his grandchildren to discover. that corn is made out of bolts and screws. not all of his sculptures are ease toy spot. some are just three inches tall. why do you see so much that i can't see? >> because you can see without your glasses. maybe. >> reporter: maybe. all of us hope our lives hold something of value. the man who painted this left more than a forest full of art. the best of nate nichols lives on in them. >> shooting lava.
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>> reporter: nate's family has moved some of his sculptures up next to their home near waldeboro, maine. you're welcome to stop for a closer look at the legacy of a man who couldn't afford to buy fine art but had a vision to make it. guys? >> yes, he did. >> thank you. i love bob dotson's story. i'm a total sucker for a bob dotson story. >> beautiful. songs of the year all in 2 1/2 remarkable minutes. us the duo performs their viral hit live. first this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the toyota concert series on "today" brought to you by toyota. >> 2014 was a breakout year for the husband and wife team of michael alvarado and carissa,
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sensations on pop songs on vine and their biggest songs of the year. their success has led to touring and now a major record label deal. their current album is "no matter where you are." they're with us this morning. carissa, michael, good to see you. >> good to see you. >> talk about how crazy this is. you put up this song as a review of 2014. 6 million views on youtube right now. what have these weeks been like for you? >> it's been a whirlwind. we're hanging on for dear life but we're married so it's nice to be next to your best friend. >> where did the idea come from? >> he brought the idea to me when vine came out. we should start putting up six second covers of music. okay. i've never heard of this app before. we do it. next thing you know we get millions of followers out of nowhere. >> this launch as you mention ed ed, you have a record deal. you've got millions of followers
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on social media and i understand you're touring with oprah. tell me about that. >> we got off tour with oprah. it's magical. she's a very very wise woman. we were the only musical act. it's very special and i think there's actually a picture of us hugging. >> yeah. >> definitely one of the most memorable moments. >> my jaw is to the floor. i couldn't pick it up. >> now i have to ask you, how did you pick the songs? you have most of the big hits in there. you can't do them all. what was the process like? >> the fans actually helped us pick out the song from vine. they would vote what their favorites were. we picked and chose from those and put them all together. >> performing live for us this is us the duo, songs of the year. take it away guys. ♪ how could you own half of me and you give me half you cause the players gonna play
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play play play play haters gonna hate hate hate hate hate hate i'm just gonna shake shake shake shake shake it off shake it off ♪ ♪ cause in a sky in a sky full of star ss ♪ ♪ i think i found you am i wrong for thinkin' that we could be something for real yeah yeah yeah yeah oh ♪ ♪ i want to swing from the chandelier from the chandelier this is the part when i say i don't want to i'm stronger than i've been before this is the part when i break free cause i can't resist it no
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more ♪ ♪ i'm all about that bass about that bass no treble no treble i'm all about that bass about that bass ♪ ♪ because i'm -- clap along if you feel like a room without a roof ♪ ♪ clap along if you feel like happiness is the truth ♪ ♪ the map that leads to you the map that leads to you ain't nothing i can do the map that leads to ♪ ♪ why you got to be so rude don't you know i'm human too ♪ ♪ one less one less no hater i want to love you i want you when i am with you there's no place i would rather be no no no no place i would rather be no no no no place i'd rather be no place i'd rather be ♪ >> all right. entire year boiled down to less
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than three minutes. us the duo, thank you so much. awesome having you guys here. quite a year for you as well. we're back in a minute. this is "today" on nbc. 99 cents. that's all it takes to get a refreshing deal at dunkin' donuts. just because it's cold out doesn't mean you can't enjoy any sized iced tea or iced coffee. just 99 cents all month long. america runs on dunkin'.
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all right. our friend willard scott, has some very special birthday wishes he would like to
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announce. hey, willard. >> and we are in the tap room of the beautiful bristol hotel in connecticut. 238 years old. here is freddy aldrinlg. beautiful lady. she is from indianapolis indiana. 100 years old today. loves to right poetry. can't beat that. this is louise burkhalter. she is from grand rapids michigan. 102 years old today. this is leonard parent from the great state of florida. 100 years old today. he has a great sense of humor. tell him a joke he will laugh for a week then he'll tell you one. alan paul yahrling from wheeling west virginia. 100 years old today. he loves to watch football on tv. you can't beat that. hey, new york i couldn't find a key to that tap. that's too bad. i'll have to wait until the
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bartender gets here. now back to new york where it's always happy time. >> willard, thank you very much. coming up in our next hour. >> something really exciting. >> giggling. >> al has the entire cast of "the love boat" with him in pasadena. >> al is in pasadena for the rose bowl parade and he has the entire cast of "the love boat." >> remember isaac and the opening scene? double shooters. >> she has been doing this all day. >> i know. it's going to be great. >> the cast of "the love boat," meeting your fitness goals in 2015. me sheinelle and dylan and
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good morning. i am tracy davidson. a chilly start for your tuesday. let's get the forecast from meteorologist bill henley. >> tracy, it will be a slow warmup thanks to clouds still with us through the morning. we should start to see breaks in the sunshine. clouds are not holding back. skiers in the pocono plnts are
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making snow through the night. skiers taking advantage of it now. 22 degrees in the mountains, 29 for allentown. philadelphia holding steady at 33 degrees, with clouds over the city. beautiful camera on top of the nbc10 studios. high temperatures in the upper 30s today. philadelphia police are hunting for an armed robber they say held up several hotels across the city. here's the guy they're trying to find. he struck again late last night at the quality inn. he jumps over the counter, grabs the employee at gunpoint and runs off with cash and cell phones. people praying for peace in camden. a vigil started at the cathedral of immaculate conception. one hour of prayer devoted to each of 31 murder victims this year. family members of each victim are invited to attend. do you have plans for new year's eve? if not, not to worry.
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we have you covered from fireworks, we have ways to ring in the area. grab a smart phone, open the nbc10 app for options for new years fun. i am tracy davidson. another local update in 25 minutes. you can always get the latest on our website, nbc10.com. back to the "today" show. have a great day.
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1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to a tuesday morning, december 30g9 2014. a very enthusiastic and chilly crowd out on the plaza. >> it's cold. >> it's going to get even colder. >> it's been so warm and now new year's eve comes. >> every day it get ace little colder yeah. >> i'm willie geist and dylan dreyer and sheinelle jones in studio 1a. al is in pasadena. talk about the hat.
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we are ready. y. >> guys i am about to explode. >> oh. >> because we have -- this is the princess cruise line's float for the rose parade. and we have the cast of "the love boat," the 50th anniversary of "the love boat." they were on that princess cruise ship. and they are going to be here. i mean we've got isaac. we've got doc. we've got julie. we've got them all. everybody's here. we've got the theme song. coming up in the 9:30 half hour "love boat" mania. >> there was literal shrieking in the studio. oh the cast of "the love boat" 3,000 miles away. >> i know. >> al we'll check in with you in a few minutes. >> whoo! >> all right. a story we've been talking about yesterday as well. search and rescue teams have now found bodies and debris from airasia flight 8501 the site
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about six miles from the airasia jet's last-known location. the plane went missing flying over the java sea sunday. it took a couple of days. given what everybody went through with that malaysian flight some people are in some ways -- relief isn't the right word but at least now we know where the plane is. the indonesian government has said that is the debris from the plane and now the search continues for the blk boxes and bodies as well. >> a lot of them were watching live video and they see these floetd floating bodies being recovered from the water. not that they didn't expect that to be the outcome but to learn of it that way -- >> it was sad to hear also -- it was mentioned earlier this morning. because the bodies didn't have life vests on them you wonder what happened in those moments. there was no time to really prepare for the disaster that was happening. and it just makes it that much sadder and scarier. >> heartbreaking. >> imagining it.
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>> a long investigation ahead. this again, this is just the beginning. we don't have a definitive number on how many bodies have been found. we know multiple bodies have been found. as dylan mentioned, not wearing life jackets, which would indicate there was no time to prepare for whatever terrible fate fell on that aircraft. >> a story still developing. heart talker as they say. two army captains found their wedding interrupted by shall we say, a high-profile wedding crasher? while preparing to tie the knot on the golf course at the marine corps base in hawaii. they got word the day before that they would have to move their ceremony because of the president's golf game. you can only imagine especially as the bride. you have your guests everything planned. >> nervous to begin with. >> then you find out you have to move at the last second. they were told in advance that the president may be in the area and they may have to have a backup plan. but it's just the fact that right before they had to make their change. >> do you get upset at the golf
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course? they put these deposits down and all this money into the wedding and then they tell you, sorry, it's not going to work on the 16th hole? the president is here. >> honestly i don't care who it is. i don't want to move my wedding for anybody. with all due respect to the president i'm not moving my wedding. >> no we're not moving it. >> not on my wedding day. >> it's my day. >> because they had a backup plan it all worked out. the newlyweds got this phone call call, take a listen, after their "i dos." >> ed and natalie? >> hi mr. president. >> congratulations on your wedding. i feel terrible. nobody told us. i hope the wedding went okay anyway. >> it did, thank you very much. it was a blessing in disguise. >> we were watching you golf. >> that must have been kind of painful. >> well so apparently the new wedding location was right above the old one. did you see the pictures? they were beautiful. >> it almost looked like it was more gorgeous than the original. >> picturesque. >> they have a story to tell now. i'm sure they won't happy in the moment but now it's a great
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story. >> the president should play golf with them to make up for it. >> as we said earlier, i think the president needs to get them an awfully nice gift. >> new year's eve is tomorrow night. kind of crazy. how likely are you to stay up till midnight? you're doing a pbs special. >> yes, i am. from lincoln center. i'll be awake. i'll be partying. >> i tried to go out and anchored a morning show. i remember sitting down right when they went to roll the open i didn't know if anything would come out. i went to say good morning and nothing came out. they had to send me home and i wasn't sick. i just went back out to the party. >> what were you doing the night before? >> you know what it is? you're yelling over music and little champagne and those two, i learned, don't mix. so the point is this year i will go to bed. >> you're working new year's day. >> exactly. >> in the morning. here is something that maybe will help you. >> okay. >> netflix is offering this new
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video designed for parent whose don't want their kids to stay up till midnight. this video that is a countdown to midnight that you can stream at any time of the day. >> that's cute. >> it features the character from "madagascar" and they count down for you. it's funny. 34% of parents admit to tricking their kids to believing that midnight actually happens earlier than it does. >> wow! >> netflix is going right along with it. >> that's cute. >> it's fun. i might watch it on loop for fun. >> my daughter got a hello kitty digital watch for christmas this year. we can't lie to her. >> my watch has been dead for a long time. >> really? >> is that right? that's just a prop? >> with all the clocks in your house, you think you're going to fool your kids? >> change them all. >> they would have to be pretty young, i think. >> yeah. i mean really young. at that point, if they're that young, you don't have to do anything for them. just tell them to go to sleep. >> i say let the kids stay up. i don't really care. i think i saw 82% -- some people
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let their kids stay up until midnight. it's one night. >> if you can make it till midnight good for you. most of them pass out before them anyway. >> then they sleep in which is good for you the next morning anyway. >> it all works out. songs turning ten years old in 2015. can you believe -- >> no. >> gold digger by kanye and jamie foxx. ten years ago? ♪ >> that's the radio version broke broke. >> really? >> there's more under there. i'll tell you about it later. >> why? >> and replay by rihanna. >> wow! ♪ >> this is how much she ballooned and blossomed in the last ten years. >> last appearance was on the "today" show. >> really? >> that's right. >> little nugget. >> i was listening to this song and i told our executive
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producer, we have got to get this young woman on the show. she came in -- >> really? >> i have a picture of her with leila who is 6 years old. she did that song. literally her by herself with one person. that was it. >> so al are you to thank for rihanna's career? >> i don't know what's happened to her since. >> al roker discovered rihanna that. young girl has potential. we should put her on the show. >> also another one that's ten years old, "bad day." ♪ because you had a bad day. >> ♪ >> it lives on in commercials. >> any time somebody lost their dash -- >> i can't hear you right now. >> oh, you can't hear -- >> you're back. you're back. >> dirty little secret by the all american rejects, ten years old next year. >> i don't know that song. do i know that song? ♪ one man needs to know i'll keep you my dirty little secret ♪ >> through go.
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♪ dirty little secret ♪ >> al didn't discover them. >> good stuff. >> he didn't. >> no. >> al are you listening? can you hear us? >> i can hear you. >> okay. you know you made it in life when you have fans out there who throw a christmas party in your honor. did you know -- oh, willie -- that you have fans who threw a christmas party for you? >> i actually did not. >> they call it a willie geistmas. >> come on. >> they have pictures. >> oh, my gosh! >> they met you. it was in october, you were the host. >> oh, my gosh! >> that led to -- >> oh, my gosh! >> willie had no idea. >> i had no idea this was coming. >> they made these little willie ornaments, al decorated a tree with lie masks. december 18th in a nice apartment on the upper east side. >> they live in new york? >> yes. >> i would have come to your willie geistmas. all you had to do was call. >> now i'm sure they will. >> hold on. valentine's day is coming ladies. >> oh.
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>> maybe we could -- >> willie -- >> we'll work on that title. >> ellen fell and her friends. >> is that real? >> i'm not kidding. >> that is so cool. >> that's amazing. my first story on "today" i was in south carolina or something. i stood up and they were like oh we were hoping you would be willie and i was like sorry. >> really? >> they do that to me with al. we just came to the plaza to see al roker and i'm like sorry. >> sorry. >> i'm not willie. >> huge crowd this week on the plaza with al roker signs and they look and -- oh. not for you. the rest of us. >> i get it. >> hey, i didn't -- i was going to say, you had geistmas. i was hoping maybe somebody would do al rokwanzaa. >> there's still time i think. >> or even al festivus.
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air your grievances! let's show you what we've got as far as your weather is concerned. it's going to be cold! pasadena on new year's day, new year's day morning could be about 32 degrees. that would be a record. look at the rest of the country, windchill warnings watches and advisories from the pacific northwest all the way into wisconsin and as far south as northern texas, temperatures right now 7 below in sioux city. memphis, it feels like 24 with the windchill. high temperatures today are going to be anywhere from 20 to 40 degrees below normal. amarillo at 21. st. louis, 32. chicago, 21. cold air is on the move again on wednesday. we are looking for those temperatures. 21 degrees in chicago, 11 degrees below normal. dallas at 43. boise, idaho, 23. and we've got the storm system coming out, bringing a lot of snow into the rockies.
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some areas one to two feet and even las vegas is going to be dealing with snow. we're talking one to three inches of snow which doesn't sound like a lot. when you consider they don't have really snow removal equipment, they could be looking at winter weather advisories wind gusts of up to 30 miles an hour. las vegas got down to 32. that broke a record. for that period of time 381 days without a temperature going below freezing until yesterday morning. that's w good morning. i am meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy colder start this morning. clouds to start with. some breaks of sunshine this afternoon. but temperatures stay in the 30s later today to near 40 degrees. gets colder tomorrow. 26 in the morning. 36 the high temperature and wind will be blowing as we ring in the new year it will be in the 20s at midnight down to 23fhfv9 degrees thursday morning. sunshine thursday and friday will be replaced by clouds and rain this weekend. have a great day.
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>> that's your latest weather. in less than 30 minutes, two iconic casts, the cast of "today's take" had meets the cast of "the love boat." >> wait for it. >> oh, my gosh! can the atmosphere absorb that collision? we'll find out. we'll see you in a little bit. one more day to weigh in on your take your pic year in review. we cast our votes for breakout star song of the year and best dressed. go to today.com or usatoday.com to vote. let's see what we've got here. we voted for this, usa today. song of the year, three of us chose "happy" by pharrell. tamron went with "stay by me." i went with lupita best dressed, natalie went with amal. tamron liked beyonce. breakout star of 2014.
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whether your plan is to lose weight or get more sleep, many of us want to get healthier in the new year. >> dr. natalie azar assistant clinical professor. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me guys. >> men who did 20 minutes of daily weight train hg less increase of abdominal fat. >> yes. the big take-home message here is weight training as opposed to just aerobic exercise. the study they did, group of men, weight training for 20 minutes a day, found that they lost more belly fat than their
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counterpart whose just did aerobics plus weight training. why is this important? building muscle burns more calories. muscle burns more calories than fat does. very simple thing. how often do you need to do it? studies suggest different things. as little as twice a week of weight training and for women, big take-home message also, you're not going to bulk up. we don't have enough testosterone. two different muscle groups a day, start with low weights and work yourself up. >> the next number is ten. i thought this was interesting. for someone who quits smoking right now in just ten years they will have the same risk of lung cancer as someone who never smoked? >> as a nonsmoker. that's right. not just to assume if you quit smoking you will have no long-term consequences at all. the risk for copd bronk sbietschitis and emphysema. within five years your risk of
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lung cancer decreases 50%. after ten years, it comes down pretty close to baseline of a never smoker. not a message to smoke until you're 50 and then quit but it's very reassuring. we're encouraging people to quit smoking, there is a light at the end of the tunnel if you do that. >> good new year's resolution. number two. brushing your teeth. >> here two minutes every single day, preferably two to three times a day. certainly in the morning and evening. why is two minutes important? prevent gum inflammation or something called gingivitis gum disease called periodontitis. linked to health issues diabetes stroke, health disease, rheumatoid arthritis. buy an electric toothbrush. there are very expensive brands to very affordable ones as well. that way you know you're getting your two minutes in. >> number nine hpv prevents now
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against nine different cancers? >> nine different strains. the one before this covered four strains. the new gardasil prevents nine cervical cancers in women, ages 9 to 26 to get the gardasil vaccine as well as boys 9 to 15 to prevent against anal cancer. >> sneak this one in real quick. eight hours of sleep a day. >> seven to eight. i could have put 7.5. pushback on this. so many people say they can get by on so little sleep. up at the crack of dawn every day. research suggests that too much or too little sleep can be equally bad for you. this is kind of like the everything in moderation. too little sleep, what are the consequences of that? cognitive dysfunction, poor memory diabetes heart disease and ironically the other end of the spectrum a lot of those health diseases are also associated with too much sleep. so the old adage, 7 to 8 hours
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is rooted in science. >> we'll go 7 1/2. >> 7.5. >> right in between. dr. azar happy new year. >> you, too. >> all the news you need before you head out the door. >> sheinelle has the right idea. breakfast bites. next big hit at your new year's
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up in 21 states on new year's day, lifting pay for millions of workers by $1 an hour. 29 states will have minimum wages above the federal $7.25 an hour. update on the so-called fat gene. early research has shown people who have a certain version of it are more likely to become obese. a new study finds it's most active in people born after 1942. some experts suggest it could be a change in the environment or they say it could be the post-war lifestyle switch to more desk jobs junk food and television. if you're in the market for a new car, listen up. according to edmond's.com the week between christmas and new year's day is the busiest of the year. urging caution before you buy. it's easy to get swept up in the year-end sales hype. be sure to read the fine print, which could change the terms of that great-sounding offer. hope nothing one will break the ice while viewing their creations in beijing.
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life takes energy. energy lives here. good morning. i am chris cato. it is 9:26. time to check your forecast with meteorologist bill henley. warming up out there? >> not yet, not with the clouds they'll be thinning out with sunshine this afternoon. temperatures in the low 30s for most of the philadelphia area. that's a cloudy view from center city. the clouds will depart later today. right now, 33 in philadelphia roxborough reporting 31. currently 34 at 12th and spruce. a warning for people that use mass transit. armed robbers are targeting some
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riders. police say there have been nine robberies in that area in seven days, as a result police beefed up patrols in the area. they say the gunmen strike when targets are alone. investigators say speed and alcohol werekrsm factors in a late night crash in night town section. a car hit a telephone pole breaking it in half and the car landed in a ditch. the 23-year-old driver was killed three passengers hurt one in critical condition. a montgomery county mom accused of having sex with a high school student in a park is expected in court this morning. police say they caught her having sex with a 17-year-old boy in upper pots grove.r?k-w she's the blonde woman in the video here. investigators say she met the teen volunteering for her daughter's cheerleading squad. i am chris cato. another update in 25 minutes. remember, you can always get the latest news and weather at nbc10.com. now we go back to the "today" show. have a great tuesday.
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get ready to sing my friends. it is tuesday, december 30th, 2014. i'm willie geist along with dylan dreyer and sheinelle jones. al is in pasadena with the cast of "the love boat." take it away my friend. >> this is television history, ladies and gentlemen. i'm a little verklempt right now. on saturday night if you were not in front of your television sitting, watching abc because it was the love boat and fantasy island here we go traveling the world.
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most amazing guest stars every week and there they are. that's the way -- daunting looking group. they still are, ladies and gentlemen. here they are. joining us gopher ted lang aka, isaac, and doc, of course. then of course captain mccloud and jill whalen who played vickie the captain's daughter. welcome, guys. >> thank you, guys. >> this is just a thrill i've got to tell you. what was this like? you were this phenomenon every week. what was that like living through that? >> it was like a gift from god. and the gifts keep coming.
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it started in 1977. i just finished the ""mary tyler moore show"," went right into this. they had made it before some of the guys. they were on the second one. >> yeah. >> we predate these people here. >> really? >> yeah. >> yes. >> we were on the second one. we needed gavin and lauren to make the show a hit. that's what happened. >> and then jill. >> of course. >> what was it like as a little kid coming into this thing? >> well i was a huge fan of the show when it started. i was thrilled. but the nicest part is they were so wonderful. they treated me like an adult when i needed to be like an adult but they were so respectful and parental and nurturing. >> that was acting. >> you were a nice little girl though. >> guys what was it? you had the most amazing guest stars who would come in. >> oh, yes. >> such an eclectic group of people. what was that like week after
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week? >> helen hayes. >> people you studied about in acting class. >> it was history of the theater. it really was. >> i looked at my table once at 7:15 in the morning, captain's table, helen hayes, and mildred -- and i wanted to be like him when i was a little boy. here they are, talking about how nervous they are, it's the first scene they're doing. i said my heavens, they're just like the rest of us. they're human. they're not just gorgeous fabulous stars. >> wow! >> and week after week after week after week. >> harlem globe trotters. the village people. >> right. >> hulk hogan. >> i came up to gretta garson. >> i thought it would be a lovely way to say hello to old friends. >> wow! >> milt came it was the first
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time he hfr worked with haley. >> of course the iconic theme song. do you know the words to the theme song? >> some of them. >> hold on a second. jackie we've got -- maybe we could sing this together. >> you sing the lead. we'll back you up. >> we've got some words here. >> right after you, al. get going. >> all right. >> well okay. all right. three, two -- ♪ love exciting and new come aboard we're expecting you ♪ ♪ love life's sweetest reward let it flow it flows back to you ♪ everybody ♪ the love boat soon it will be making another run ♪ just the guys ♪ the love boat promises something for
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everyone ♪ just the girls ♪ set a course for adventure ♪ give us the low part ♪ and love will -- ♪ that's all right. fantastic! all right. that's what's going on aroun good morning. i am meteorologist bill henley. a cloudy colder start this morning. clouds to start with some breaks of sunshine this afternoon. but temperatures stay in the 30s later today to near 40 degrees. gets colder tomorrow. 26 in the morning. 36 the high temperature, and wind blowing as we ring in the new year. it will be in the 20s at midnight down to 23 degrees thursday morning. sunshine thursday a great day. >> thank you so much. we'll be watching. you're going to be on the float
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new year's day. >> we are. >> willie sheinelle? >> i don't know if we can top that. >> we have to follow that? the cast of "the love boat" singing their theme song? thanks a lot, al. lot of fun. if you still haven't planned your new year's eve party, don't worry. we're about to show you how to throw down in style. >> rebecca george is here with ideas on how to ring in 2015 with diy party tricks. good morning, rebecca. >> good morning. i'm all about the last-minute party. come over to my house if you don't have anything to do. >> what is this champs bar? >> champagne, make it center stage. i pick this had up for $100 at home goods. make a diy bar. add your different juices. we have pom. we have orange juice. >> mix it right with the champagne? >> mix it right in. top it with different fruits. strawberries, blueberryies. champagne-infused gummys. >> i didn't know there was such
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thing. >> there is. something for everyone. even the kiddies. look at the bottom of the cart. >> how cute. >> milk and cookies for the little ones so they can also toast at new year's. >> that's cute. >> cheers to you. >> or pound the champagne out of the bottle. that's what i do. that's an entirely different approach. >> for the adults too. >> cheers. >> moving right along, games. also so important. you want to get everyone involved. so many diy free downloadable games you can print. you don't have to worry about spending money, going out or buying anything. new year's eve bingo gets everyone in on the action. this is a new year's resolution board. print out the papers and clip them to the board. willie i'm going to have you tell us whatthe skill you want to learn this year. >> the skill i -- >> and for you, the bad habit you want to kick this year. which i don't think you have any bad habits. >> rebecca, i don't know --
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actually when i take my -- that doesn't sound good. when i take my clothes off i put them on the bed instead of hang them up. >> you have to take care of your wardrobe. >> thank you. >> clothes are everywhere. another good way to say that. >> do something different for food. serve bite-sized breakfast. it's morning, right? >> that's cute. >> stackable pancakes tiny little cookies to make the different sizes. >> look at this one. peanut butter with a little banana on the top. >> i'm all over this. >> you win. >> french toast bites? >> so easy to make stack up the different sized french toast, fruit. >> amazing. i love it. >> little roll-ups. take the croissant, roll them up with egg, sausage, bacon. you have a variety for your guest. >> i'm stealing your ideas. that's what it's all about. >> that's what it's all about. >> tradition. >> my grandmother makes me have a bowl of black eyed peas every year. >> is that right? >> this is a southern tradition.
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it really represents humility starting off the year right. black-eyed peas is something that's so great. look for items that are circular. that represents coins. >> we have a little photo booth set up too. >> you have to take a selfie right? get in front of our selfie wall. hang different things on your wall at home. so cute. >> make or buy these. found these on etsy. so cute right? >> sure. >> i have to get a picture. >> new year's eve "today" show. yeah love it. >> we're back. thank you so much. if you like these, you can find all these tips on our website at today.com. >> that's right. coming up should peanut butter go in the cupboard or fridge? >> i put mine in the cupboard. >> age-old question. how about bread? these are hard questions. take a quiz and find out which [ shutter clicks ]
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up and put it in the fridge. it can spoil. next something really popular for people, two kinds of peanut butter regular peanut butter off the shelf that has some additives in it and then we have just nuts ground-up nuts. these two peanut butters, where do they go? both in the fridge -- >> i'm going to do this too. throw that in there. >> you guys are right. the regular brands can stay they're shelf stable but all the unprocessed ones need to go into the fridge. >> after you open it though. >> after you open it. after you open it. coffee beans. you open them. you use them. what do we do with the coffee beans? >> i put it in the fridge. >> nah. >> i feel like it stays fresher that way. and dylan, you would be wrong. willie is right. >> darn. >> it stays at room temp because the moisture -- >> it's just coffee. >> i got competitive. >> the moisture in the fridge can take away some of the flavor. it can get a little damp. >> really?
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>> let's go on to some of these fancy mixed nuts. what am i going to do with all these extras? refrigerator? >> no. i would shelf these. >> chuck them up here. >> these are actually fridge worthy. after a couple of days because it really needs to be in the refrigerator because you opened them. >> i guess that makes sense. >> hot sauce laying around. what do you do with that? >> you're off to a good start but not now. hot sauce stays at room temp. it's vinegar based. vinegar and chili pepper. >> crustiness around the edge. >> next we're going to go to coconut oil. >> i never oous eveneven used this. >> that's a solid fat. >> coconut oil, sesame oil. >> i think a fat can stay out. crisco can stay out. >> it can't stay out for too long. >> apple pie. >> leftover apple pie, what do
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melts away the cold like a hot delicious bowl of chicken noodle soup from campbell's. ♪ let it snow, let it snow ♪ the average american family plans to spend more than $11 million over the holiday season. before the credit card bills come in january, you may want to look for a low interest rate or zero interest rate. >> some of the best credit cards to check out, here is cnbc's correspondent sharon epperson. >> if you are carrying that $1,100 balance month to month should you ask for a lower interest or switch cards? >> ask for a lower interest rate. if you have a pretty good credit score you could probably get a low-rate card that would be better for you over the long term. >> if you go for the new low interest rate card the ring by
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barclay card 8% interest rate. >> several credit card review sites and many of them pointed to this particular card as the one to have for a low-rate card. the average low rate card is 11% annual percentage rate compared to the average card at 16%. this ring card is at 8%. that's one of the lowest rates you can have and that's for the life of the card. >> you could save a lot of money doing that. >> we have an example of how much you can save here. >> look at the interest of the life over 18 months if it takes you that long to pay off your holiday debt you're going to rack up about $142 of interest over that time with a regular card with this 8% card you could probably get that down to about $71. so you're saving about $71 there. >> let's talk about the balance transfer card. >> balance transfers can happen on many cards. but keep in mind what you really want to look for is a balance transfer card that has that zero percent introductory offer. that's even better right, for 18 months up to 18 months you
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pay nothing in terms of interest. there may be a balance transfer fee. that's something to be wary of. people use it to consolidate debt. trying to get out of holiday debt balance transfer card plan to pay it off before that introductory rate is over and you can make sure that you're not really backracked up that much in interest. >> chase card and citi simplicity card. >> one that has 15 months of zero percent and one that has 18 months but with a balance transfer fee of zero percent. >> sharon epperson thank you so much. >>
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good morning. i am chris cato. 9:56. time for your first alert forecast with meteorologist bill henley on a chilly tuesday, bill. >> it is a cold one, but good news for skiers. the snow is not going anywhere. the clouds thinning out in the pocono mountains. look at the slopes. getting a little busy there. the winds picked up in philadelphia. 8 mile wind in the pocono mountains. 12 miles per hour in philadelphia.
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we are watching clouds especially thicker clouds in delaware and south jersey. clouds will be thinning out as we head into the afternoon. temperatures finally started to move. 30 degrees in pottstown, philadelphia 34 degrees, heading into the upper 30s today. we are following breaking news into the newsroom in philadelphia. police say they have arrested a man responsible for two brutal attacks on women in penny pack park. his name is robert pal en charged with two counts of rape aggravated assault. they say he was in a wisconsin prison for an attack on a woman there. they were able to linc him to these rapes through a dna match. we will follow this and bring more information through the day. philadelphia police are looking for this man responsible for 8 armed robberies at hotels most near the airport. you see that surveillance video of the suspect. he struck at the quality inn last night in ten couple township.
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he forced her to open the register. police believe he hit that hotel three times since december 20th. i am chris cato. another update in 25 minutes. have a great morning.
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> it's the big countdown, very soon to new year's eve. today is booze day, tuesday, december 30th. we have a fun show for you today. >> if you've ever wondered -- >> this is important. if drugstore beauty brands measure up to what the pros use, we might actually have your answer because we're using twins, all right, and -- one will be wearing the expensive stuff and the other the less expensive stuff. we'll try to figure out how that works. we'll find out if it's good. i think the drugstore stuff is just fine. do you? >> i'm going to cough. keep going. >> okay.
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anyway and if you're into the right bra -- >> go ahead. >> anyone? and you can't seem to find what you're looking for, we'll show you how to get perfect fit. by the way, as liliana vasquez knows, when you have the right bra, it changes how your dress looks, doesn't it? are you choking? >> i'm all upset, very excited that the musical is over but it was received so beautifully. >> you guys the musical -- we want to go on record saying it was a huge hit. >> a hit. >> everybody is talking about it. and it was so much fun to watch. i'm sure you can catch it online if you missed it. we did save a little extra stuff for you, a special treat. the outtakes are sometimes funnier -- >> regis is around you can sometimes guarantee it. >> i was talking about -- i'm talking about -- what am i talking about?
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>> leave me alone. i'm tired. >> come on, hurry up! there is a typhoon coming down fifth avenue. polar vortex. >> are you laughing? we're working our [ bleep ] off here. you go -- >> you know if this is a joke that you're all playing on me i'll get every [ bleep ] one of you, i mean it. >> stupid pants. ♪ we pretend to care i swear there are ring tones everywhere ♪ >> no tweeting. >> how do i get out of this [ bleep ]. really i don't work here. you know what i mean?
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>> gentlemen -- >> surely he's ready to quit. >> late on that one. >> that's a take. >> there were others that we can't show you. i'm sorry. but wasn't it a fun time. >> it was. >> we had a ball. >> congrats to sal. our -- >> you know our soon to be discovered sal and regis. >> i want to give david friedman his due because a lot of talk about the fact that i wrote it and i'm not sure i want that on my resume now, but david did write the music. >> all right. if you ever have been and you'll be at new year's eve parties coming up if you've been cornered by somebody and stuck in a dead boring conversation -- >> happens to you a lot. you go to every event. >> you're listening and usually there is a moment where you realize the conversation is dead it is over. >> hoda zones out. >> i do. i start looking at -- >> you just did it a few minutes
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ago, i started talking about david friedman and you're going, oh do we have to mention him one more time? i know you, hoda. >> i totally zoned out. you are right. but here's what you're supposed to say if you're trapped and you can't get out and there is no one to rescue you. you should say things like this. >> i'm going to refresh my drink, may i get you anything? and then you go. no i'll stop at ladies' room first. >> if that doesn't work try to come up with topics that are more interesting. sometimes i try to do like current event stuff. >> what if i was saying boy, we have the world -- the worst sports season here last year, didn't we? >> yeah. bored. >> i know. you're supposed to come up with something more interesting. >> oh. anything is more interesting than that. you know what i would have brought up? my favorite team. can i just show you this sweet
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t-shirt. the saints. look at this t-shirt. please read it aloud. >> you can live in any city in america, but new orleans is the only city that lives in you. wow. >> this just came from the sahardis who are here they came from new orleans to visit. nice family. that's a beautiful saying. >> new yorkers feel that way i think. new jersey -- some of them do. new jersey gets a bad rap sometimes. >> yeah, it does. but you know what you just know when the conversation is -- >> you know what i tell people ticktock, i'm running out of time. ticktock, don't bore me. i'm running out of time. right? just be honest. >> what you yell in the studio when everyone is taking too long is blah. >> or? >> aging. what are you look forward to this year?
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we are bored officially now and you probably are too. >> as you are having your holiday parties or wrapping up new year's parties, did you know this -- >> this is shocking. >> more than a quarter of americans have had intimate relations at work holiday parties. at the party. >> uh-huh. >> do you know where they had their intimate relations? >> all over the place. wherever they could. especially with a conference room it is empty. >> and roomy. the mail room because nobody is going there. >> and the worst one is the boss' office which is a big -- >> that's a big you know what. >> take your job and -- >> uh-huh. >> the survey was done by trojan. we're not talking about the usc kind of trojan. where my son and my daughter was. i wish they would change their names. >> trojan. there are certain things that couples fight about, little stupid things.
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>> do you and boots fight over anything? >> we only had one fight. >> really? >> yeah, one major one. >> can we settle in? >> no. it was one of those where there was a misunderstanding about a trip. still a little steamed about it obviously. it was kind of a big one, but only one. and you have to have -- >> that was almost two years. >> not arguing, there are all kinds of issues. buzzfeed put together a one minute video of everything that couples fight about. take a look. >> you promised we weren't going to be late. you made a promise. >> i can't hear you. >> i'm going to be in the car. starting the car. >> what's wrong? >> nothing's wrong. what's wrong? >> nothing. >> leave me alone. are you seriously not even going to try to talk to me? >> you locked the door. >> i feel like you're not even attracted to me anymore. >> no i am of course i am. >> no you're not.
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oh my god, are you crying? >> you know i am. >> i'm sorry, okay. i take it back. i'm sorry. you never apologize. >> are we still fighting? >> yeah. >> it is all about the makeup relationship. that -- that's the last thing on my mind if i'm angry. >> do you let things go or do you hang on -- >> eventually. i learned. i learned as i've gotten older it is much better to. i don't want to be that person. at the same time i give it its due, if you know what i mean? >> i try not to bring it up again, but sometimes it seems to seep in. i try hard. i said about this one thing, i'm never bringing it up again and i didn't until right this minute because i really haven't. >> i can't wait until commercial break and get the juicy tidbits. >> twitter says 2014 was the year of the selfie. >> if you're wondering 2014 is
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officially the year didn't you just say that? >> why are you repeating me? >> i don't know. selfie was mentioned more than 92 million times on twitter, a 500% increase from 2013. >> there is a game. there is a game out. it is called the selfie game. >> what else would it be called? >> you need four people. >> we're going to try. we pick seven cards? >> seven cards. you go first. you read your card and maybe show your card to the camera i won't look. or -- >> okay. so i'm not supposed to say what it is. just do it. i'm supposed to take a picture of myself? i don't know how to do that. >> i'll do it. but you do what they tell you to do. >> what do i do? i hate these things. >> do whatever the expression is. okay. where is it? >> i don't know. it is in the cloud. >> do it again. >> i'll put it up. >> oh there it is. okay. >> i like that.
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flattering. >> you said okay you are -- can i see it again, please? you are -- you drank spoiled milk. >> no. >> what is it? >> you flashed the paparazzi while getting out of a limo. >> good one. okay. i'm going to do it. okay. you go. you -- >> i haven't seen it yet, hoda. >> i don't know what mine is yet. okay. >> okay. >> okay. okay. >> how long is this show today? >> wait. >> okay. surprise. >> wait let's show it. it is very complicated. there it is. just show it here. >> okay. i know what this one is. you're horrified at the smell of your own armpit. right? >> too funny. no mine is you came home to a surprise party.
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kind of a fun game. >> it is. >> want to do another one? >> yes, one more. >> you go. okay. hold on. okay. okay. >> my turn right? >> yes. i'm not looking. go. you got to hold it yourself. okay. oh, no. oh, no. okay. let me see. >> i don't know -- >> you got it. >> did it go? >> i don't know. do it again. >> i still have you. okay let's see. >> where is it? >> we're semiintelligent people. anyway. >> i don't know what -- i'll tell you what yours was. you didn't do it. just do it one more time please. no we have to. it is not fair. okay go. just push the white button. you have to push it. okay. that was it. you did it. >> okay. >> all right. so that is -- >> do you know how many channels -- >> this is -- is that you? hugh jackman? >> no there is a stop light so
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you act normal. that's me acting normal for the cop. >> there is a lady named helaine and she's taken this -- this selfie business to a whole new level. she draws on her mirror okay like scenes and then she takes a selfie and inserts herself in it. >> called mirror me. >> here she is at a birthday selfie. the cake that was cute. cleaning. that's so clever. >> yeah. >> marilyn monroe. >> oh my gosh. >> holding the phone. >> and our favorite. >> with the wine bottle. >> kim kardashian. >> that is awesome. good job. does it take you two seconds to make a decision or do you spend a lot of days weighing the options. >> find out what your decision-making says about you and how it could be affecting your happiness. >> yes. >> after this.
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from picking out clothing to deciding which movie to watch, our days are filled with countless decision-making. >> but did you know that there are two types of decisionmakers out there. one tends to be happier than the other. look at what happened when joey from "friends " tries to make a decision. >> you trafld aveled a lot, right?
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>> yeah i've been around. >> what route should i take northern route or southern route? >> if you take the northern route, there is a man in illinois with a beard of bees. >> problem solved! >> but on the southern route, there is a chicken that plays tic-tac-toe. >> i'm back to square one. >> such a cute show. if you are like joey your decision-making may be causing you stress and anxiety. the good news is you can change that. >> elizabeth bernstein wrote all about it in in her column called "bond" and gretchen rubin who brought us the project -- the happiness project is the author of" happen "happier at home". >> we didn't realize you could be happier making decisions one way or the other, right? >> there are people who are maximizers and want to look at every single thing, spreadsheets, weigh every option take forever. they make good decisions but they're less happy than the people who are satisfiers and
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they make quick decisions and they're happy with them and move on. >> can you be a combination of the two? >> absolutely. like i know a guy with a satisfier when he was renting an apartment, he's very easily figured out the apartment he wanted, but when he wanted to buy an apartment, he was a maximizer. >> money is being invested. >> right. he just wanted to find the perfect -- the absolutely best choice and he got analysis paralysis. >> sometimes there are big decisions like that. sometimes lurkyou're looking at a menu and they're like should i get the grilled cheese or -- >> one time. >> it drives you crazy. >> a sandwich. >> how do you work in a relationship where one of you is a maximizer and one of you is less -- >> but why -- you can make quick decisions and make poor decisions. and have to live with the repercussions of that. >> research shows the people that look at all of their decisions, even though they come to a very good one, they still think there is a better one out
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there, they still -- >> perfectionist. >> yes. >> there is no such thing as perfection. so do we know that intellectually but we don't accept it? >> when people want to keep -- they want to find the best option but then they regret it buyer's remorse, maybe even anticipatory regret what if i decide to buy this vacuum cleaner and then find a better one. i'll kick myself. they have a lot of anxiety around these decisions. they spend a lot of time making them but then regret them later. >> if somebody is listening and nodding their head how you to change from that type of decisionmaker to one who makes quick ones? >> be mindful and say most decision don't require extensive research. i'm going to visit two websites and make a decision. i'm going to think about three vacation spots and do the research. i'm going to interview -- narrow it down. and remind yourself like don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. >> you have a deadline. >> have a deadline. >> what do you guys each -- quick decisions or -- >> i'm a satisfier and learning about this was comforting to me because my mother is a maximizer. i felt guilty about the fact i
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wasn't doing more research. now i'm like -- >> if you get the greatest car deal in the whole world, the minute you drive off the lot, you own it -- it already lost value. >> why are you taking us there? >> it is reality. we have to just accept it. >> stop sweating over all the little -- >> it was interesting, you guys thanks. >> thank you. we appreciate it. put on your thinking caps. >> it is brain teaser tuesday. and only their hair dressers know for sure. >> drugstore versus high end makeup. oh, twins! at book club they were asking me what you're doing now, janice. blogging. your blog is just pictures of you in the mirror. it's called a fashion blog todd. well, i've been helping people save money with progressive's discounts. flo, can you get janice a job? [ laughs ] you should've stuck to softball! i was so much better at softball than janice, dad. where's your wife, todd? vacation. discounts like homeowners' multi-policy -- i got a discount on this ham. i've got the meat sweats.
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all right, it is time for brain teaser tuesday. before we get to it we have characters outside 30 rock. out the window you never know who you're going to see. the best christmas sweaters. >> we're going to put your minds to work with another riddle provided by the friends at brain games on the national geographic channel. >> here is the riddle. take away my first letter and i am unchanged. take away my second letter and i am unchanged. take away all of my remaining letters and i am still unchanged. what am i? >> a word with no letters? i think i know. we'll let you know too after this break. >> plus can you tell the difference? >> we'll see how high end hair and makeup compares to drugstore brands. >> liliana is here to hook you up with the right bra.
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[coughing] dave, i'm sorry to interrupt... i gotta take a sick day tomorrow. dads don't take sick days, dads take nyquil. the nighttime, sniffling sneezing, coughing aching, fever, best sleep with a cold medicine. every time a bargain trash bag breaks you throw your money away. bargain bag users go through 60 more bags a year than glad users. glad, strength that saves. things made with love are the best things.
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you put your heart into it make it special. you go out of your way to show how much you care. and that's exactly how we grow our avocados all year round. with love, from mexico. good morning. i'm chris cato. it's time to see how the forecast is shaping up with bill henley. getting any warmer out there? >> it's slowly warming up and slowly becoming sunny.
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the skies are starting to clear over center city. brightened up a lot. that's the view from the adventure aquarium. 34 in philadelphia. 30 for pottstown. trenton at 31. the breeze is blowing. it does feel like it's in the 20s. high temperatures will climb into the upper 30s today.ing breaking news in philadelphia. police have arrested a man responsible for two attacks on women in pennypack park. 38-year-old robert palen is charged with rape and aggravated assault and other offenses. he was in a wisconsin prison for an attack on a woman there, and they say his dna links him to the assaults in pennypack park. we will bring you the latest at 11:00 a.m. a mom accused of having sex with a high school student in a park will face a judge today. a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 42-year-old iris gibney. they caught her having sex with a 17-year-old in a park. she's the blonde woman in the video. investigators say she met the
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we're back on this "today" show with this booze day tuesday. before the break, we gave you this riddle. take away my first letter and i am unchanged. take away my second letter and i am unchanged. take away all my remaining letters and i am still unchanged. what am i? >> i was going to say -- >> i was going to say god, but that's not it too. >> the right answer is a mailbox. you take away the letters. >> oh. >> still unchanged. okay. >> i like god better. now on to drugstore brands versus high end beauty. there is an old saying you get what you pay for. >> we have two sets of twins. one twin with high end products and one with drugstore brands. here with the results is "today"
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contributor and stylist to the stars, louis licari. ♪ >> hello. >> louis, you got a couple of sets of twins and you did the whole redo on them. >> they're identical, completely. >> let's bring out -- >> only talking about hair or hair and makeup? >> whole thing, hair and makeup. >> catherine and christina are here. both single 30-year-old videographers, always on the go. okay. so tell us the kinds of -- so we're supposed to guess -- hold on. hold on. tell us about what you did. >> all right, well complete hair color, to begin with and, of course makeup one of them is by drugstore, one is by -- >> i'm going to go -- >> i hate to do this to you too. i'm going with -- sorry. sorry. okay. are we right? >> are we right, ladys? >> no actually i'm the drugstore. >> what? >> tell us what you did, louis.
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>> both have hair color. if you have one splurge item i think the hair color, that's -- fashion accessory, you take with you. it doesn't wash off. the other thing that is important as far as face. buy an expensive foundation. so -- >> we got them wrong. >> you got them wrong. >> okay. >> this is what they're using. >> this is everything from styling products to color. this was the color we use. but the styling products you see these are high end products. this is what we use at the salon. this is our salon color choice. and -- >> enid oh's makeup. >> it is hard to tell. i can't believe how much -- >> look at the hair here. here it looks like you had highlights put in. >> yes. >> and this looks like it was put all over your hair. >> yes, but, remember overall color can be salon color as well. >> thank you, ladies.
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>> thank you. >> here comes jennifer and carrie. they are sisters too. they're both married with kids. jennifer is the mother of three who works as a project designer. carrie is a mother of two who works as a health care administrator. >> not seeing double, ladies. >> we are. drugstore and high end. >> which one is which? >> this seems so rude. >> honestly. >> they both started out looking completely different. >> i don't even know. i'm totally making this up. >> okay. >> and then -- wait. okay. and then -- >> would we know? >> i want to add it to -- >> all right. so -- guess what hoda you win the prize. you got it right. >> yea. >> tell us. >> how you can tell is if you look at the high end, the color is more vibrant. there is a slight pinch of red. >> they both look great. >> at home you use at home
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color, it goes on automatic. a little blonder. but as far as application, since i did the application, you know it is pretty close, i think. and look at the makeup. her makeup is brighter lips bit more vibrant. >> makes you want to go to the drugstore. that close of a look. amazing. >> still have louis put it on and do your face. >> stay within the shade of your own color, don't do anything dramatic. you're set. >> stay on. >> all right. exercise, drink less and save money in the new year? >> how to keep the resolutions. >> all about the bra. >> find the right one for you. lilliana's got it for us, right after this. you don't need to think about the energy that makes our lives possible. because we do. we're exxonmobil and powering the world responsibly
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if you've ever done this put a dress back on the rack because you thought you would never find a bra to wear with it we have exactly what you need. >> go ahead and buy that sexy
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plunging dress or one shoulder number for new year's eve because here with those right bras hard to wear looks, is the author of "the cheap chica's guide to style," lilliana vazquez. >> by the way, this is one of my things. i own one bra -- one type of bra and i take the straps down, i stuff them in. >> she does. >> but you say there say right bra for everything. >> there are so many fashions that are fashion forward but not bra friendly. i have all of the tricky solutions to those fashions here with me today. >> okay. >> who do you have here? >> our first gorgeous model is my mom. >> she's beautiful. >> your name? >> tiana. >> she has the one shoulder. she loves to wear the bra, not going to go strapless or braless. this is from eva. it has one strap here and it is fully reversible. you can go left shoulder or right shoulder.
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mom, how do you feel? do you feel supported? >> girls are lifted we like that. >> yeah. >> really tight. a lot of support and reversible so two bras in one. >> perfect. >> beautiful. >> let's talk about kimberly here. >> hello, kimberly. >> you remember j. lo in that plunging gown the versace number. this is our more moderate version of it. this is a very deep v but a sheer panel here. you can't wear a bra that goes across at the bust. you can see it. the solution is the plunge u strapless backless push-up bra from victoria's secret. this sits really low here. i did it in nude. you match your skin tone you won't see it through the sheer panel and stickies on the side. you stick the cup, stick it to the side. stays in place. what do you think? >> it doesn't move. >> did you apply new stickys? >> exactly. you have to apply new stickies and make sure you apply the stickies, your skin is dry, no lotion no shimmer or it will
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not stick. >> okay. thank you. >> now we have lauren. and she is wearing a jump suit. jump suits now are huge. the problem with a jump suit is that it is super clingy. it clings to all the parts you don't want it to cling to like the belly, the thighs. so this is a one piece shaper. it has a built in bra, with shape wear so you have a smooth line. you step into it just like spanx. the bra is built in. you don't have that gap between your shape wear and bra where you get a little bit of bulge. >> the real trouble with jump suits is going potty. >> yes, exactly. take the whole thing off. exactly. >> thank you. >> and then last but not -- >> this one -- >> turn around for us. how many times have you seen these gorgeous backless and you're like never going to get it i can't wear a bra. she wears a d cup bra and she is in the -- this is from fashion form this is actually a body suit. so not only is it backless and
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strapless, but it has a little bit of control shape wear across the tummy. this is by fashion form and hassed has adhesive here and in the cup. you can play with the straps. she can get a strap in here if she wanted to. we went ahead and do it all bare back beautiful. >> how does it feel? does it feel like you have support? >> lifted. >> she's lifted. >> that's all we can ask for. >> lilliana thank you. >> and miracles can happen. >> we'll tell you how they can change your life. >> and need help with new year's resolutions. before fibromyalgia, i was active. i kept on top of things. i was energetic. then the chronic, widespread pain drained my energy. my doctor and i agreed moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. she also prescribed lyrica.
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universal truth about most new year's resolutions, as soon as you make them you pretty
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much break them. >> here with gath eppdgets to help keep you going is steve greenburg. we're very self-conscious. what are we doing? >> one of the resolutions people make for the new year is more exercise. this is multitasking. this is an under the desk elliptical training. you're burning calories working your legs it is a great way to go when you're you know while you're at work or at home or what not. this is a balance ball chair from the folks at gayam. you're on this little thing, the whole day, working your core muscles. >> posture. >> it is great. i tried this out, it really does feel good. it is a good new year's resolution. >> this say workout a little bit. >> it is. >> how much are these? affordable? >> those are $100. this is less about $70. >> i'm exhausted. >> taking care of exercise. another resolution is more sleep. so this is the nap ball it
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looks like a regular bulb but it is an l.e.d. bulb. half an hour exposure to it increases melatonin, helps you sleep better. >> whatever makes you feel better and sleep better. >> from hammacher schlemmer. >> this is mood design. you can change the colors and it helps with communication. >> what do you mean? >> double purple might mean tonight's the night. >> oh. >> green could be like take off -- >> you put colors in the room. >> you set the colors yourself or you're significant other and it gives you a message, what you want. helps with communication. >> okay. >> next if you want to decrease your drinking consumption -- >> yes. >> this might be something you want to consider. eye i i want you to do this now. put this on. >> we're not going to blow on that. >> are you sure about that? >> you blow on it. >> you hit the start button
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here. and of course it is not doing it as i want it to do here on tv but you blow on it and this is wearable and bluetooth and keep track of how much -- >> for new year's eve. >> great for new year's eve. >> everything is so attractive too. >> cute. next you want to become -- learning, maybe become a better baker. this is called perfect bake. the way it works, has a bunch of apps smart scale here. for example, when you're making cookies, right here add the chips. you don't have to measure the chips. it automatically does it for you. you hit the right point, it tells you to stop and you're at the right point. let's say you don't have enough chips, you can calibrate it -- >> that is so clever. >> super easy to use. >> those are salted chocolate chunk. next relaxation this is called the we me. robotic little gadget that helps you relax. >> it goes on your back. >> goes on your back and
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massages you. >> put it on me. >> here you go. >> oh my gosh. >> isn't that great? >> yes. >> and pretty good. little feelers. >> are you not holding him? >> no he's on his own. >> good-bye. >> isn't that great? >> that's weird. >> kind of a cool thing. >> thank you. >> next we have the fitness counters that count how many steps you take. >> pedometers. >> this is the cash smart watch. this counts how much money you spend. you enter it on to your watch, put in your budget it goes on your phone and you can do things like the -- see how much money you spent on something. i'm going to spend money here. you add in how much money it is and it tells you -- you put it in boom you add it to your budget. i went over my budget whatever it was. >> tell me about the guitar. >> this is amazing. this is a training wheels for your -- for your guitar.
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add it to your guitar and you can play your song. maybe if i push the button ss, it is so -- ♪ should old acquaintance ♪ >> you get the idea. ♪ should old acquaintance be forgot ♪ ♪ and never brought to mind ♪ ♪ should old acquaintance ♪ >> we have to go. >> okay. we got it. >> thank you. >> to you believe in miracles? >> you might believe in one after our next story. but first this is "today."
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he's a new york times number one best-selling author and served as the keynote speaker at the 2012 national prayer
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breakfast. >> now eric metaxis is tackling a new project in a new book called "miracles." so good to see you again. >> hi fancy. how are you? >> these aren't just miracles we hear about other people. tell me why this book is different. >> these are -- first of all, every miracle in this book this 30 miracle stories, i talk about miracles, but the second half of the book is stories of miracles that happened to people i know personally, people i know very well so these are not crazy stories. these are people that i can give you the names and phone numbers and you can ask them the details, the details are in the book. they're very inspiring. they're mind blowing. i said why don't people know? this is actually happening. >> what types of miracles are you talking about? >> what would you like? we have -- i have some friends that were at death's door i mean literally, like they were dying, and they had miraculous healing. but my favorite one, the one i have to put in there, a couple -- dear friends of mine in connecticut, their marriage was beyond dead dead buried
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and forgotten about. and one of them he just didn't want to let go and started praying. the story -- i won't tell it here, it is one of the most amazing stories and when i decided to write this book the first one that is in this book just to give you hope this is truly miraculous. not like interesting. it is mind blowing, miraculous and it happened. these are friends of mine. >> what is the difference between one person's minor miracle and one's coincidence? >> i get into that. a miracle -- i don't put any coincidences in the book. i have a lot of friends, i have a story. that could be a coincidence. i'm interested in knowing if there is something beyond this world and did that something or someone poke into this world, i'm talking about -- >> an impact. >> a miracle that nobody would deny that they would say, i don't know what i believe, but that freaks me out. that's amazing. >> divine presence? >> absolutely. >> you were a devout atheist. >> i was not exactly where i am
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now. i have three stories of things that happened to me. and you can torture me -- there is no way that i would say, yeah maybe it is -- you know. there is certain -- when the parting of the red sea happened people didn't say it is a coincidence. it is a miracle or -- >> i think given the way people are feeling today, i understand why they're gobbling up your book. i think you want -- most people you find do believe, right? >> most people do. i'm speaking to people in the mainstream. people who have an open mind. but i do say, let's be critical let's not be gullible and say everything is a miracle. but let's absolutely say what do we think is going on out there and most people are hungry to know. >> thanks so much eric. to read an excerpt from "miracles," go to klgandhoda.com. >> tomorrow, our countdown to the new year. >> plus, a look back at all the fun we had in 2014. have a great day, everybody. might as well expect a miracle or two. >> okay. >> all right.
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right now at 11:00 a.m., it's the news that loved ones feared. debris and bodies are found in the java sea two days after the plane vanished. good morning. the discovery of debris, bodies and human remains has devastated family members of the airasia passengers. but it will help the investigators figure out what caused this tragedy. indonesian tv showed footage of the debris spotted ten miles from the last known location. search crews found the emergency exit door a light jacket and a suitcase. the cockpit and data recorders have yet to be recovered.

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