With a show shooting in New York and his career revived, Danny Bonaduce and his wife look for a home with major wow factor in a hip Big Apple neighborhood. They check out a West Village funhouse with a fountain, see-through bathtub, and recycled subway doors. Will this turn out to be the Bonaduces' dream house--or is the asking price too high?
Verne may be Mini-Me in the movies, but in real life he's hunting for a Michigan lake house with multiple guest rooms and ample single-floor living space so he and his family can enjoy maximum comfort and beauty. He checks out a four-bedroom lakeside lodge on Lake Paw Paw; a mansion overlooking Lake Michigan; and a traditionally styled yet contemporary and eco-friendly "green getaway." With each boasting gorgeous views and lots of livability, Verne may need the ingenious help of Dr. Evil to pick the right one.
Stephen Baldwin and his wife are about to be empty-nesters and although they already live outside of New York City's hustle and bustle, they are ready to take their lives even farther Upstate so they can relax and Stephen can focus on his new, charity-based food company, Baldwin's Best. The Baldwin family needs a rustic country estate, with enough bedrooms for their daughters to feel comfortable when visiting home, and a barn to serve as Baldwin's Best headquarters. Stephen and his daughter, Hailey, scour the country estates of Upstate New York in hopes of finding a house where Stephen and his wife can transition into the next chapter of their lives and make Baldwin's Best a big success.
Lisa and husband Harry Hamlin have lived in their house for 20 years, but rather than put their marriage through the stress of remodeling, Lisa wants to buy something new. She visits a strikingly modern home with 20-foot ceilings and a dining room that opens into the backyard, a brand-new house with an extensive yard and gorgeous closets, and a house with a large junior suite for her daughters. Each one will give Lisa something she's dreamed about and will fill some of her family's living space needs, but which one will she choose?
Celebrity Apprentice winner, entrepreneur and legendary singer Bret Michaels is in the market for a new home. Although he's put his sweat, blood and tears into making his 10 acre Scottsdale, Arizona ranch his dream house, he wants to surprise his family with a new home when they return from vacation. Along with his realtor, Janice, Bret hits up the real estate in the beautiful Scottsdale desert. Each home is grander than the next and each will allow Bret to keep up his rock star style while giving him the peace of mind that his family is safe and secure while he's on the road. It's a tall order because Bret also wants some space for himself. What will he decide? With so many grand Arizona real estate offerings, Bret has a tough choice ahead of him.
Now that Corey Feldman's a single father, he and his son, Zen, go looking for a new Feldmansion Fortress. Corey checks out a massive estate complete with game room, bar, parlor, outdoor stage, private bistro, extensive garden, and three guest houses. Is this the right playpen for Corey and Zen, or is it more than they can handle?
U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski of Maryland is the longest-serving woman in U.S. congressional history, and Dr. Libby O’Connell spoke with her during Women’s History Month for Bio.com.
Senator Mikulski began her career as a social worker, stating she wanted “to help people be able to help themselves … taking day-to-day needs and what they’re facing and see what that means in terms of public policy.” These skills naturally progressed into her role as a senator because “social work in the Senate is social work with power,” she said.
When she took her Senate seat in 1987, Mikulski was one of two female senators until 1992. When more women came to Washington, D.C., Mikulski developed workshops and a mentor network to share tips on how to be a good senator. People would ask if she was going to set up a tea for the women of the Senate, to which she replied, “No, it’s a power workshop; just watch us.” She mentored other females about committee assignments, how to meet the needs of their constituents and, most importantly, how to make sure the seemingly small problems from home would never get lost in big government.
Mikulski also celebrates her male colleagues in the Senate: “The great Senator Bob Byrd taught me about the constitution and separation of power,” she said. “Ted Kennedy [taught me] about how you can take good intentions and turn them into good legislation. And Senator Paul Sarbanes taught me the formal … and the informal channels of power.”
Mikulski’s office is decorated with furniture from her childhood home. Her mother’s dining room table sits in the center of the room because it helps her “remember not only the macro issues, but also the macaroni and cheese issues.” She finds it important to “think about the issues that are at the kitchen table so that when we’re at the senate committee table, we remember who we are and where we came from and who we should be thinking about.”
In honor of Women’s History Month, Senator Barbara Mikulski shares her wisdom on Washington and empowers not only women in politics but also women of the global community. Watch our exclusive interview with her.