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When we find ourselves chewing over a big personal issue--How can I stop smoking? Am I a shop-a-holic? How can I get out of debt?--one of the things that feels almost as good as getting an answer is finding out that we aren't the only one asking this question. Just as misery loves company, so do the curious. On Ask Oprah's All Stars (the second season starts next Sunday, October 16th), we get both to meet other people who share our dilemmas, and receive helpful answers from Dr. Phil, Suze Orman and Dr. Oz. And in some situations (like in the clip below), we're more than happy to let someone else do the asking for us. Check out how the all-star panel decided to address this man's issues with tipping:
Find out what else people are wondering about--and how this troika responded to life's little quandaries.
Season 2 of Ask Oprah's All Stars premieres Sunday, October 16th at 9/8c on OWN
Even those brides who have been envisioning their dream wedding since childhood can become overwhelmed by the details (Fondant or buttercream? All-white paper lanterns or a rainbow assortment?). Most women know that it's the marriage that matters and the wedding is just a big party.
Still, it feels like the stakes are sky-high to make it the best big party ever. That's why the premise of the new OWN series Don't Tell the Bride is intriguing. Cash-strapped engaged couples get $25,000 to put together their ideal wedding, with a catch: the groom has to do everything without the bride's consent...or her knowledge. We're thinking that this could actually be pretty brilliant. Maybe the groom will feel less pressure to do everything perfectly, and won't agonize over every little decision, resulting in a day that makes his beloved weep with gratitude and relief. Or...maybe he'll be just as obsessive as she would be, or, worse, worry about all the wrong things, and do such a shoddy job that his fiancée will decide to call the whole thing off.
That's what the poor guy in the clip below is worried about, and after hearing his take-charge fiancée describe how she feels when things don't go her way, we're thinking his concerns might be valid. What do you think? Can he pull it off? We'll be tuning in next Saturday to find out.
Don't Tell the Bride premieres Saturday, October 15th on OWN at 10/9c. Find OWN on your TV.
Every day there's a new question linked to that night's episode, and you can post your answer and read other viewers' comments on cards pasted onto this virtual space. Today's question ("What do you really believe about yourself?") already has hundreds of answers, including Callie C who says that "I will become content with who I truly am" and Hannah W says that she believes "I will become less afraid, step by step."
This is your opportunity to answer a specific question that will help you look at the Oprah's Lifeclass lesson in your own life, take inspiration from others and see things in a new way. Plus by posting your thoughts on this place of support, you have the chance to be featured in one of the webcasts that airs every night after Oprah's Lifeclass.
Tune in at 8/7c for tonight's class, and then start sharing by answering the question on Oprah.com.
After Oprah's Lifeclass last night, Oprah invited Eckhart Tolle to take viewer questions about the lesson at hand: the ever-elusive ego and how it affects our lives. One viewer, Scott, talked about his addiction to designer labels (at which point Eckhart got a laugh--yes! Quiet, thoughtful Eckhart made a joke!). Then he got quiet and thoughtful and explained that Scott needed to stop thinking about other people and find out who he essentially is: "It's not a story in your head or something your mind is telling you--it's something deeper." They also heard from Skypers and viewers at home. The webcast is like a post-game follow-up, with questions from reporters seeking clarification, wanting to know a certain thing meant--except those reporters are you. Join Oprah at 9/8c tonight on Oprah.com and Facebook for another live webcast with Iyanla Vanzant. They'll be taking your questions via Facebook and spotlighting answers to Today's Question. Keep watching every night this week for more!
Oprah's brand-new series, Oprah's Lifeclass, premieres tonight, and features 25 years of insights and lessons from The Oprah Winfrey Show, complete with an online companion course course that has exclusive videos, articles, quizzes and advice. In this sneak peak of the show, Oprah explains how, by watching and participating, you can get on the path to a better, richer and more fulfilling life. The first episode airs this evening at 8/7c on OWN—with a big revelation from Oprah on what she thinks now about one of her most talked-about moments. Tune in every night this week for a new lesson....and then at 9/8c, go chat with Oprah on her Facebook page and Oprah.com.
Tonight on OWN, Rosie introduces us to her new boy-crush: the handsome, rakish, British comedian and actor, Russell Brand. After they met cute at the airport (of course), Rosie became obsessed with Russell, waxing enthusiastic about him and his "brilliant" humor to anyone who would listen. Watch this video to hear how their romance has blossomed from that chance meeting to a series of "scandalous" emails (can you believe what he wrote to her?!) to...an appearance on tonight's premiere:
The Rosie Show airs nightly on OWN at 7/6c.
Men! What are they thinking? We can't always answer that, but we'll be posting our favorite glimpses into their world in this space every Thursday.
* Over at The Man's Guide to Love, Glass the Tramp has some hilarious and true dating advice. (The Man's Guide to Love)
* Need a gift for the brainy sports fan in your life? This collaboration between McSweeney's and Grantland not only contains essays about Hoosiers, the World Series of Poker, and fathers, but the cover looks and feels like a basketball. (McSweeney's)
* Surprising scientific discovery of the day: Women make men eat more. (NPR)
* "I spent the majority of my life in daycare, after school programs, summer school programs. Having gone through what I had gone through as a child...there were no real male role models in any of these places. There were never any dudes."—Jon Hamm, on why he used to work at a daycare center (because you needed another reason to like him). (E Online)
File this one under: Why didn't we think of that? The Sephora Collection Brush Wand ($10; sephora.com) uses magnets to nest four eye makeup brushes (for lining, smudging, shading, and blending), one on top of the other, into a slim, six-inch stick. A clutter-curbing, money-saving ($2.50 a brush!) stroke of genius.
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