Jan. 15, 2014 at 5:42 PM ET
1. Maria Shriver launched a Help-A-Thon as part of this week’s #DoingItAll series, and more than a dozen experts offered advice about everything from nutrition to careers.
See what viewers asked — and what TODAY’s experts answered in response.
2. Do you know the difference between drugstore and gourmet chocolates? Jeff Rossen led a blind taste test using New Jersey shoppers as volunteers and the results were split: nearly half said they liked the cheaper sweets better.
Our anchors, on the other hand, couldn’t be fooled:
"I'm not an overnight sensation. I'm a Texan. And I'm a Texas success story,” she told Maria Shriver. “I am the epitome of hard work and optimism."
4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, of “Seinfeld” and “Veep” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine” fame (you see, she’s a stellar comedian), surprised herself when she took a dramatic turn in “Enough Said.”
"These are the jobs I got," she told Savannah. "And don't get me wrong, I love making people laugh. But now it turns out, I really like making people cry."
5. Joy Bauer’s on a mission to help you get a six-pack in six months. Today she dished up recipes — featuring delicious breakfast options and chia seeds — to help you get there.
And that’s TODAY’s Takeaway!