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January 18, 2018 12:58 PM PST

LEGACY SERIES by Robert Maxxim

Worldly and past life visions...Atlantis...Lemuria...Ancient visions...Spiritual sciences.

It's the critically acclaimed LEGACY EPISODE series by Robert Maxxim.

Five episodes called "A must read for every truth seeker".

The author's real vision of previous lifetimes in Atlantis and Lemuria and other worlds where these lives took place.

The LEGACY SERIES, thirty years in the making, features advanced scientific and spiritual concepts, backed with evidence.

For Robert these experiences began as a child with sleep time visits to other worlds. They continue to this day in both wake and sleep states.

He's spent forty years studying science, religion and the science of life. Robert works in the field of information technology.

January 18, 2018 11:44 AM PST

Don’t Sweat Your Child’s Fever!
New Survey Dispels Myths and Misconceptions
about Pediatric Fever!

Many Moms Suffer From
“Fever Phobia” - Feeling Worried, Anxious and Fearful
When Their Child Has a Fever

Dr. Deborah Gilboa, known as “Dr. G,” is an internationally respected family physician, parenting expert and founder of AskDoctorG.com. She has teamed up with Braun Thermometers, the #1 brand recommended by pediatricians, to help dispel common misconceptions about how to detect and treat your child’s fever.

According to a recent survey conducted by Braun Thermometers…

-82% of moms surveyed believe fevers can cause brain damage.

-Almost half of moms surveyed say it’s important to wake their child in the middle of the night to give him or her fever reducing medication.

-4 out of 10 moms believe that using the back of their hand on their child’s forehead is a good way to determine if their child has a fever.

Dr. G joins Ric shares her expertise and set the record straight on everything you should know about fevers. Surprisingly, they are not always cause for concern.

Internationally respected parenting and youth development expert, Deborah Gilboa, MD, is the founder of AskDoctorG.com. Popularly known as Dr. G, she is an industry leading speaker, author, social influencer, and media personality. Dr. G is a board certified attending family physician at Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill Health Center. Dr. G is also the author of the critically acclaimed book, How to Get the Behavior You Want… Without Being the Parent You Hate! Dr. G’s Guide to Effective Parenting (Demos Publishing, LLC), which breaks down 60 key challenges faced by parents of kids primarily in their pre-teen years.
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January 18, 2018 11:39 AM PST

Ric Speaks with Harry Lloyd
("Game of Thrones," "The Theory of Everything") about the Thrilling
New Spy Series "Counterpart"

Starring J.K. Simmons, Counterpart Premieres on
Starz on January 21 at 8pm ET/PT

In the new series Counterpart, Academy Award® winner J.K. Simmons plays Howard Silk, a lowly cog in the bureaucratic machinery of a Berlin-based United Nations spy agency. When Howard discovers that his organization safeguards the secret of a crossing into a parallel dimension, he is thrust into a shadow world of intrigue and danger, where the only man he can trust is his near-identical counterpart from the parallel world.

Counterpart also stars British actor Harry Lloyd as Peter Quayle, an upper-crust agency director whose career begins to unravel as he sinks deeper into the world of espionage and double lives. With a reputation for acclaimed performances in film, television, and theatre, Harry Lloyd is best known for his role as ‘Viserys Targaryen’ in HBO’s Emmy®-winning series, Game of Thrones, and also starred in the Emmy®-winning series Manhattan. In film, Harry appeared opposite Eddie Redmayne in James Marsh’s Academy Award®-nominated film The Theory of Everything, as well as with Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady, Mia Wasikowska in Jane Eyre, and most recently with Glenn Close and Christian Slater in The Wife.

January 17, 2018 11:16 AM PST

Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers: Create a Life that You and Your Child Both Love by Faith Collins

Imagine a life where your toddler or preschooler is happy to do what you ask, and is able to recover and move on, easily, when disappointed.

Imagine getting all of your housework done while your child plays, or happily helps alongside you.

And imagine feeling confident in your skills to help young children navigate the waters of social interactions with one another.

“These things are possible for both parent and child,” asserts Faith Collins, author of Joyful Toddlers and Preschoolers, even if a child is extra sensitive, demanding, needy, belligerent, or all at the same time.

Collins is a preschooler teacher, parent coach and mother, who has witnessed such results repeatedly over many years. Her book is a treasury that provides readers with powerful, easy and positive tools to achieve profound harmony in their own families.

The focus and unique contribution of this book is the principle of a mutually-responsive relationship. Mutually responsive means that both people respond quickly and positively to each other, even―and especially―when they cannot do what the other person wants. In a warm and easygoing style, the author guides parents and caregivers in establishing and maintaining such relationship with their young ones, creating the basis for discipline, education, socialization and a happier life together. Helping our children to develop the skills of mutually-responsive relationship becomes a game-changer in all parent-child dynamics.

Faith Collins (M.A. in Early Childhood Studies from Roehampton Univ., London) is a parenting coach and classroom teacher dedicated to supporting relationships with the young children in our lives. Her work is inspired by the pedagogy of Rudolf Steiner and the experience of Waldorf education. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and young daughter, where she is Pedagogical Director for the Rocky Mountain LifeWays Training. Her blog and popular online classes are available at (http://joyfultoddlers.com).

January 17, 2018 09:10 AM PST

KIDZ BOP announces New Tour,
New Album, New Kids…
Billboard’s ‘#1 Kids’ Artist’ – The KIDZ BOP Kids -
Coming Your Way This Summer!

KIDZ BOP Live 2018 Tour

The KIDZ BOP Live 2018 tour kicks off June 1st, stopping in more than 50 cities this year. The ALL-NEW live show is a true pop concert, sung by kids for kids. KIDZ BOP Live 2018 is produced by the same team behind tours for Imagine Dragons, Rihanna, Rascall Flats and Pentatonix; fans can expect the biggest KIDZ BOP show yet! The ultimate family concert event will feature the most popular songs of the year, spectacular set-design, exciting choreography and many, many surprises.

The tour announcement coincides with the release of KIDZ BOP 37, the latest album in the best-selling series. The album, and the live tour, features The KIDZ BOP Kids – who’ve been named Billboard’s #1 Kids Artist for the past eight consecutive years.

The KIDZ BOP Kids are comprised of Ahnya (13), Cooper (14), Freddy (13), Isaiah (11), and Julianna (12), plus three NEW members for 2018: Olivia (11), Shane (13), and Indigo (11).


KIDZ BOP connects with kids and families through its best-selling albums, music videos, consumer products and live tours. In the US, KIDZ BOP is the #1 music brand for kids, featuring today’s biggest hits “sung by kids for kids.” KIDZ BOP has sold over 18 million albums and generated over 1 Billion streams, since the family-friendly music brand debuted in 2001. The best-selling series has had 24 Top 10 debuts on the Billboard 200 Chart; only three artists in history—The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and Barbra Streisand—have had more Top 10 albums.
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January 15, 2018 07:12 AM PST

An All New Season of
Profiles Ordinary People Thrust Into
the Spotlight After Notorious Crimes

Ric Speaks with PEOPLE Magazine Senior Editor
Alicia Dennis About the Compelling Stories Featured
in the Second Season of Investigation Discovery’s
People Magazine Investigates Airing Mondays at 10pm ET/9pm CT

PEOPLE MAGAZINE INVESTIGATES features compelling stories of ordinary people thrust into the spotlight following notorious crimes. Through the lens of PEOPLE’s trusted journalists, each hour-long episode takes viewers to the heart of the crime and is interlaced with archival footage, dramatic recreations and emotional interviews with those closest to the cases. With new facts and emotional firsthand accounts, each episode takes viewers to the epicenter of the crime, as PEOPLE’s renowned journalists divulge the shocking twists and surprising facts they learned while doggedly investigating each case.

Senior Editor Alicia Dennis has worked throughout People’s sections for more than 15 years, earning multiple editorial awards for reporting and breaking news coverage. As People’s senior editor of crime, Dennis oversees a team of investigative reporters who delve into crime stories around the country, bringing millions of readers (in addition to viewers on ID’s People Magazine Investigates) compelling accounts of mystery. Intrigue, and insight from victims and their families.

To learn more about People Magazine Investigates, visit:

January 12, 2018 09:10 AM PST

Winter’s Guiltiest Pleasure is
Back in the New Year:
Siesta Key

Ric Catches Up with Fan Faves Juliette & Brandon
About Heating Up Wintertime!

Summer may be over but Siesta Key is just heating up. The MTV smash hit is returning for eight new episodes premiering Monday January 15th at 10pm ET/PT and all the fan favorites are returning: College student Juliette, heart-throb Brandon, along with Alex, Chloe, Garrett, Madisson and Kelsey. Everyone is focused on “what’s next” in the their careers. Relationships are on the rocks. The drama is set to high. And the "OG’s” will be joined by some new friends who are eager to make their way into the Siesta Key elite.

Siesta Key is the ultimate sun-filled series that follows a group of young adults confronting issues of love, heartbreak and looming adulthood. From the executive producers of MTV’s Laguna Beach, the cameras follow this group of friends in their beautiful Florida hometown, while they come of age and try to figure out who they are and what they want to be. The debut of Siesta Key this past summer was the number one original cable series in its time period.

In the final episode of the summer, called “Juliette’s Midsummer Dream,” Juliette’s cruel intentions take a turn as her feelings for Garrett become real. Meanwhile, Kelsey’s decisions catch up with her as Alex realizes he’s been running from the best thing he’s ever had. Elsewhere, Madisson finally tells Alex how she really feels and Pauly pushes Chloe to her limit. See what happens next!
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January 12, 2018 09:05 AM PST

Investigation Discovery Re-Examines
One of the Most Gripping Cases of
All Time in the Special Three-Night TV
Event, Jodi Arias: An American
Murder Mystery , Premieres Sunday January 14th for Three Nights at 10pm ET/9pm CT Only on Investigation Discovery

Ric Speaks with Investigative Journalist Beth Karas
about One of the Most Shocking
Murder Mysteries in History

A whirlwind romance transformed into a fatal attraction followed by a salacious trial tailor-made for the tabloids. Investigation Discovery takes viewers deep inside the murder case of Travis Alexander and the legal circus that followed in JODI ARIAS: AN AMERICAN MURDER MYSTERY. The special three-part limited series provides a comprehensive exploration of Alexander’s death and the subsequent court proceedings as Jodi Arias was tried for first-degree murder. Featuring all-new and exclusive interviews with key players in the case, Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery showcases a stunning look into Jodi’s bizarre, attention-grabbing behavior that led to her arrest and conviction.

One of the subjects interviewed for the special is Beth Karas, an investigative journalist who blogged from the Arias courtroom daily. For nearly two decades, Beth offered insight, analysis, and on-the-spot reporting on legal stories from courthouses across the country. In addition to Jodi Arias, Beth has covered high-profile cases such as Casey Anthony, Jerry Sandusky, and Drew Peterson. She has appeared as a legal expert on virtually every cable and network news program, including Nightline, Dateline, TODAY Show, Good Morning America, HLN, and Inside Edition.

To learn more about Jodi Arias: An American Murder Mystery, visit: https://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/jodi-arias-an-american-murder-mystery/

January 11, 2018 12:22 PM PST

Learning To Be A Disciple by Luella Campbell

Discipleship and sonship are intimately connected Jesus was a Son to His Father and a rabbi to His disciples. His goal was to teach His disciples how to be sons by introducing them to the Father and calling them to follow Him and imitate Him as God’s beloved Son. They were to be His replicas on earth, training others to follow Him.

Jesus was a Jew, born and raised in the Jewish language and culture of His day. Out of this richness He invited and trained uneducated men to take His yoke, learn from Him and go into the world to set people free from their yokes of bondage. Westernization has obscured the Biblical meaning of discipleship and pawned believers who have lost the truth and simplicity of following Jesus. The church has been fragmented by theology and tradition instead of being united by the Spirit of Jesus. Jesus stripped Judaism of its impositions by taking people back to the Torah and explaining what God meant, not what rabbis imposed on it.

This book is an attempt to re-introduce believers to Jesus’s yoke by teaching them to embrace the spirit of Torah, which reflects, not rules or religion but mercy, based on the love of the Father.

About The Author
She is a trained nurse, and has a Diploma in Theology and in Ministry. As Pastoral Assistant, she teaches, writes teaching materials, articles for her church magazine and daily blogs on four websites. Her first book, Learning to be a Son, was published in January 2015.
Also available at www.amazon.com

January 11, 2018 09:34 AM PST

Revolutionary South Beach Diet Marks Its
15th Anniversary

Renowned Cardiologist and Creator of The Program,
Dr. Arthur Agatston, Joins Ric
to Discuss The Continued Health & Weight Loss Benefits Of A
High Protein, Low Sugar, Low Carb Diet; Why After 15 Years
The Diet Still Works; And How Living The South Beach Lifestyle
Can Positively Affect Heart Health.

Fifteen years ago, renowned and revered cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston introduced the world to the South Beach Diet, a revolutionary high protein, low sugar, low carb approach to dieting; promoting good fats, good carbs, healthy protein and high fiber. The South Beach Diet principles have stood the test of time and it is the trusted choice of millions. There are more than 23 million copies of The South Beach Diet and its companion books in print worldwide. Dr. Arthur Agatston talks with Ric about the continued health and weight loss benefits of a high protein, low sugar diet and why after a decade and a half, the evidence supporting the principles of the diet is stronger than ever. Following the South Beach Diet and living the South Beach Diet lifestyle can positively affect heart health while you lose weight. The South Beach Diet has recently become available as a home delivery program, making it even easier and more convenient to follow.

Dr. Agatston can be found on the Web at www.SouthBeachDiet.com
and www.EverdayHealth.com. He lives in Miami Beach, Florida.

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