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January 13th, 2011
11:37 AM ET

Romans: financial infidelity a 'symptom'

Christine Romans says one-third of Americans are unfaithful...when it comes to money.

Romans says financial infidelity most commonly comes in the form of little white lies about finances. Whether you are hiding your expensive new shoes from your spouse or lying about paying your bills, your actions could lead to even larger problems, beyond money.

January 13th, 2011
10:11 AM ET

Intern Daniel Hernandez insists he's no hero

Although he denies it, Daniel Hernandez is being called an American hero. His quick thinking and poise in the midst of Saturday's shooting outside a Tucson Safeway supermarket likely helped save his boss Representative Gabrielle Giffords' life.

In his speech at the University of Arizona Wednesday night, President Obama lauded Hernandez for his heroism but the twenty-year-old intern insists he's no hero and says, "I have to humbly reject the title of hero even though the president did call me that." American Morning's T.J. Holmes talks to Hernandez about his first-hand encounter with the President and to Rep. Giffords' Communications Director C.J. Karamargin about his star intern.

Filed under: Arizona
January 13th, 2011
10:10 AM ET

Do Chinese mothers do a better job parenting?

Author Amy Chua says Chinese mothers are doing something right. Chua was raised in a traditional Chinese household–one that emphasized studying and discipline–and she was determined to raise her two daughters in the same fashion.

But when her younger daughter started to rebel at the age of thirteen, Chua recognized there would have to be some wiggle room when it came to her strict parenting method. Chua tells American Morning's Kiran Chetry how parents can strike the perfect balance between being permissive and being overly strict.

Filed under: Parenting
January 13th, 2011
10:08 AM ET

Home-cooked meals increase family, community health

You knows its healthier. You know its less expensive. But sometimes it can be hard to that extra time after work to prepare a nicely cooked home meal. But as Dr.  Mark Hyman suggests, taking that extra 15 minutes to prepare a home cooked meal can do the world in difference for both your life and the life of your children.

Evidence has repeatedly shown that kids who have dinner 5-7 times a week, with a home cooked meal, end up less likely to drink and smoke and more likely to do better in school and have a more meaningful social life. Dr. Hyman joins TJ Holmes and American Morning today to share tips on how to not only "save our health but also save our money."

Filed under: Food • Health
January 13th, 2011
09:52 AM ET

Reps.: Doctors stunned by Giffords' 'incredible progress'

When Rep. Gabrielle Giffords opened her eyes last night  for the first time, spontaneously and on her own volition, since this past Saturdays shooting in Tucson, two of her closest colleagues in Congress were in the room to witness it. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D, New York, and Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D, Florida, were visiting Giffords when the miraculous moment happened.

Today on American Morning, Wasserman Schultz tells Kiran Chetry that the doctors were amazed by Gabby Giffords "incredible progress" in the hospital last night.

Filed under: Arizona • Capitol Hill