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And sometimes you might decide to build your very own door yourself. A different Door. That’s what happened to me. That’s how my twenty-some years in the movie business became the books The Rebel Princess and All The Doors to Hollywood and How to Open Them. Both on their way to the screen.

Before those film years, I had written and published short stories, articles, theatre reviews and a scholarly book about our adversary trial system, Injustice For All. None of which quite paid the rent. So I became a Unit Publicist in Hollywood – working, film to film, to collect and write about everything/anything that the studio might eventually use to promote its product. The film business, I discovered, paid well; its union benefits were excellent. I enjoyed the travel entailed. I was delighted to fly to foreign countries first class, thrilled to find myself in London or Madrid or Douala or Hong Kong in an excellent hotel – all on the company’s dime. I enjoyed the adventures and the people – talented, smart, often amusingly flamboyant – almost always interesting. But as time went by, I gradually became restive – restive to write something beyond press kits again.

But – what might that be?

I had worked with such entertainment legends as Jack Nicholson, James Earl Jones, Patrick Stewart, Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sting, David Lynch and Dino De Laurentiis, among many others. I had done six films with Dino’s daughter, Raffaella. As the studio’s representative, ostensibly responsible for publicizing only flattering news (and quashing the questionable), I had tried (and failed) to stop my director and producer, in a tipsy state in Hong Kong, from throwing water over our hotel balcony at passersby below. I had tried (and failed) to stop our producer (female) from dancing bare-breasted at parties in London, Almeria and Zhouhai (happily, this was before the ubiquity of smart- phone snaps.). I had tried (and failed) to stop our producer (male) director (male) and writer (female) from holding a peeing contest in the women’s room of a fancy restaurant in Mexico City (miraculously, no female diner entered and screamed.) I had tried (and failed) to stop our two lead actresses from comparing their night-time enuresis issues at a dinner party in Beijing with two Red Army Generals who – I was firmly assured by the interpreter – understood not a word of English. (So why did they smile in all the right place?) In Edinburgh I had been unable (of course) to head off – and then stop – an affair between our lead actor and actress that threatened to seriously disrupt the shoot (her husband and three small children were on location with us.) In Madrid, I ‘d tried (and failed) to stop a member of a well-known muscle-man’s entourage from regularly mooning, through his street-level apartment window, startled passers-by; unaccountably, a swarm of indignant gendarmes did not descend. In El Paso, I’d been unable – on the day she’d faithfully promised the thrilled locals to appear at the yearly grand opening of their racetrack – to find the actress who had, on a whim, blithely disappeared, without a word, in an opposite direction. The locals, who had heavily publicized her presence, were crushed. I was appalled – and furious. The actress, when she finally returned, had had a lovely day.

And so forth. And so forth.

I had also, indeed, stood on sets and shared the breath-stopping moment of the film’s first shot; as well as the triumph/relief of the last. I had watched the lighting cameraman’s magic, the gaffer’s efficiency, the grip’s creativity; I had admired the costume designer’s imagination and make-up’s transformations. I had also too often risen at four a.m. in chill and dark, shifted from foot to foot in the boredom of endless retakes far into the night. On outdoor all-night shoots, I had frozen with cold and rubbed my eyes until the lids hurt, against the near-overwhelming need for sleep. I had felt warmed by daily camaraderie and, at wrap parties, been sad to lose it – but so very relieved at the thought of home – and my own bed. How had we all survived the gritty, grinding, tunnel-vision labor of all those months? And – too often – I’d been depressed by yet one more no-good script that had been unaccountably green-lighted – and that was going to cost a king’s ransom to make.

So: What might I write abut? All of it.

I’d experienced the film business, it occurred to me, from its underbelly. It had been my neighborhood for two decades. I had watched, been part of, on a daily basis, the nuts-and-bolt of movie-making. As well as the riveting, sometimes frightening and often either horrifying or hilarious or all-too-predictable dramas of the participants. I believed that few, if any others, had written about this curtained world from the inside – as it actually is in all its dailiness. So I began. I got two books out of it – and perhaps more to come.

The Rebel Princess, soon to be a mini-series, is a steamy insider’s skinny about a film company on location in Mexico (which I lived at Churubusco Studios with Conan The Destroyer and Dune) – and how movies are really made. All The Door to Hollywood is a series of interviews with some of those behind-the-screen wizards who make movie magic actually happen. They tell film buffs what they do, how they do it, how they got their first jobs, tales of stars they’ve worked with – some adventures they’ve had – and what they love about their work. This book currently headed for reality television, so you can watch the wizards do it all! Both great reads- and definitely paying the rent.

So look round you. Look with a fresh eye. Look at your workplace, your volunteer activities, your church or political groups if any; at your card games and group junkets. Look at your parents’ lives, your children’s, your neighbor’s. Look at your doctor’s waiting room and your children’s – or grandchildren’s – school. Consider the people who catch your attention. Find out what you can about them, imagine their stories. There are ideas, and people interacting in unique ways, everywhere. Every human relationship in fact contains unique twists and depths. And read your newspaper every day. Be aware of the items that stay in your head and stimulate your mind – or touch your heart. Let them germinate. Let them fly. And then write.

Build your own Door to Hollywood. I did.

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Mark Davis was beaming as he posed with fans behind a black and silver ”Las Vegas Raiders” banner. Then the owner of the Raiders got serious about the prospects of getting fellow NFL owners to allow him to move from Oakland to a city the league has long shunned because it has legal sports betting. Little more than an idea a few months ago, the possibility of the Raiders moving to Las Vegas inched a bit closer to reality Thursday when Davis appeared before a stadium commission to not only pledge to move the Raiders to the city, but put $ 500 million into the $ 1.4 billion facility that would house the team.



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Hello, pool party season! Hot sunny days and balmy summer nights mean it’s high time you learned the ways of bathing suit styling. That’s right: Swimsuit outfits are a thing—and it’s all about treating your waterproof suit like a shirt. And what a perfect shirt it is.

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Allow your bandeau to peek out from underneath a button-down shirt, or give a very special wrapped or ruffled one-piece time to shine—paired with everything from denim cutoffs to midlength skirts.

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In a dramatic week for world football, Sepp Blatter, the President of FIFA, gave himself a red card and announced his resignation, and Chris Christie declared his goal of replacing him.

At a hastily arranged news conference in a Dunkin Donuts, Governor Christie said:

“I have always believed that I would make a great President, so for the benefit of the people of New Jersey, America and the world, I will be formally announcing my candidacy for the Presidency of FIFA as soon as I’m done eating. “

As reporters collectively choked on their frosted maple crèmes, Christie continued:

“I have to tell you guys that I would be the perfect person to replace Blatter.

I appreciate that a deep knowledge of football is essential for this job, and I have it! I’ve been watching the Cowboys, the Giants and the Eagles my entire life and I will bring all that know-how to the table for the benefit of American football fans throughout the world.

I also hear that running FIFA is like running the mafia. That’s awesome because I’m the Governor of New Jersey for Christ sakes, so enough said about my qualifications in that regard.

Additionally, I know that the new head of FIFA must have a lot of experience dealing with the US Department of Justice in ongoing criminal investigations. Well, guess what? I’ve been doing that for well over a year now!

Most importantly, I believe FIFA really needs someone to build all the bridges that have been burnt during this entire fiasco. And as I’m sure you will agree, whenever anyone thinks of bridges nowadays, they immediately think of me!”

After his announcement, Christie did not immediately respond to questions from reporters, citing an urgent need to finish his doughnut.

In further developments, other republican FIFA presidential hopefuls also declared their candidacies, notably Rick Perry, Scott Walker and Sarah Palin — the latter of whom called the decision to give the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, “the worst supreme court ruling since Roe v. Wade.”

No matter who else throws their hat into the ring, Christie is likely be the most appealing candidate to FIFA sponsors such as McDonalds, Burger King, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken — particularly given his extraordinary rates of consumption.

However, when contacted for comment, Irma Crook, one of the few remaining executives at FIFA, said: “Chris Christie wants to become the new President of FIFA? Oh my God, quick! Let’s get Sepp Blatter back!”

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5 Ways to Build Awareness This Summer

Recently I accomplished a goal that I’ve been trying to achieve for a long while – I finally got certified to be a yoga teacher. I went to a studio and went through a 12 week long yoga immersion. I was so happy with the wide variety of knowledge and experience that this process gave to me, but this is only just the beginning of my yoga journey. This summer I’m pumped to start teaching, and begin helping others on their own path toward a better life.

The most important thing I got out of going through this yoga teacher training is how to build awareness. Self awareness is a skill that all of us can benefit from, and it’s not only applicable to a yoga practice. We can use this skill at home with our families, at work, or even just to reduce personal stress. This concept of being aware is all encompassing, and we can become in tune with our mind, body and spirit. To keep myself on a path of happiness, I’ve been practicing at cultivating some of this awareness everyday. And that’s the best part — it’s only a direction. I’m always practicing, so there’s no failing, only opportunities to improve. Here are five methods that I’ve incorporated into my day in order to become more in touch with myself.

1. Focus on your breath

Breath is the foundation of all life. Everyone has to breathe, and it’s a nonjudgmental life force that can support us when we need it. A couple of things I learned about breath: I learned that breathing through your nose as often as possible is healthier than breathing through your mouth, as mouth breathing invites toxins into the body.

You can also use your breath to focus your attention, and clear your mind. Focus simply on your inhales, and allow your exhales to wash away any thoughts that aren’t serving you. Next time you’re on a commute, breathe away some of that road rage! It’s not easy or simple by any means, and it takes consistent practice. With dedication, though, anyone can use their breath as a very powerful tool.

2. Don’t be afraid of being a beginner

So many people are afraid of failure. This fear prevents us from trying new things, exploring, and improving our mind and body. Don’t be afraid when trying a new yoga pose that might be a little challenging, and approach being a novice with a sense of optimism and playfulness. That might mean going to a yoga class at 6am with a friend when you’re always a night owl. Eat differently, drink tea, change bad habits – we’re all beginners at finding the best lifestyle for ourselves. Getting out of your comfort zone, and starting from square one can actually be liberating!

3. Find your edge

Yogi Joel Kramer once described how finding your edge in yoga means you’re really paying attention to your body.

“The body has edges that mark its limits in stretch, strength endurance and balance. [The] edge has a feeling of intensity, and is right before pain, but is not pain itself. The edge moves from day to day and from breath to breath.” Joel Kramer, Yoga Journal

That last sentence is my favorite. Our edge keeps moving, so we have to really pay attention to how we’re feeling in order to not push ourselves too little or too far. You’re only cheating yourself if you don’t practice on your edge.

4. Mind matters most

I’ve started trying to meditate for at least twenty minutes every morning before my day really begins. Sitting in a comfortable position, hands resting comfortably in my lap, eyes closed, and lips sealed. Our posture influences our attitude, too, so sit tall with confidence – maybe on a cushion. Paying attention only to my breath for 20 minutes and letting my thoughts float by isn’t always easy. Do I do it perfectly every time? Of course not, but it’s not about perfection. It’s about working in a direction to give my mind a break at least once a day. It helps put me in a more peaceful frame of mind to tackle my day.

5. Become less reactive

After I’m done meditating, I really feel like I can think more clearly before I act. Take a breath. How is what I am about to say going to affect the person I’m talking to? Do I really need a third cup of coffee? Do I really feel like drinking so much alcohol tonight? This is supreme awareness that comes into our daily lives. I’m not just reacting to what I think I others want me to do, I’m in touch with that I actually want to do, and what will make me feel good. I finally can properly weigh the consequences of how my actions affect myself and my world.

These are just a few simple tips to take with you, both on and off your mat. Remember: It’s only a direction, there’s no such thing as failure, and keep working at it! Following one or all of these tips will hopefully go a long way toward bringing some beauty and peace into your summer. Namaste!

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Total Abs: Build A Rock-hard Midsection In Four Weeks

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Does Humor Build or Destroy Intimacy?

Expanding on the work of Voltaire, Immanuel Kant wrote in his Critique of Judgment that there are three things that humans can use to counter balance life’s troubles: hope, sleep and laughter.

With the latter of Kant’s threesome in mind, I emailed seven young people I’m mentoring, asking them to write about a funny story from their life. The exercise was part of a larger storytelling workshop I’m running with the Stuttering Association for the Young. I was asking them to find some element of humor in the situations that their stutter can create.

Some of them wrote to tell me how difficult the assignment was, how many troubles they were battling in their lives. I worried that they felt my exercise was making light of their difficulties. I worried that I was asking them to trivialize the experiences that meant so much to them. I was nervous that their writing would stray from the hard won insights they had gleaned so far.

Still they persisted, all of them, and they sent in their most hope-filled stories. They wrote specific, and often surprising, stories that showed them as the confident people they are. They got to reinvent their narratives and I got to laugh alongside them for a moment, to feel like all our sorrows were relieved.

I was, I am, enormously proud of them. Many of them wrote their most gripping stories so far. And yet, I saw that humor could also put up a wall. It could become something to hide behind.

I should have realized. It had, at times, been that way in my own life. Make the joke first, preempt it so it can’t hurt you. Laugh the loudest. Tell the most jokes so people will like you. In spite of it. Stand on the outside and observe, so as not to be in the messy, intimate fray of conversation.

As Beth Kephart writes in Handling the Truth, “Funny lives in the overestimated, the caricature, the stretch.” All the magnification and hyperbole that we use to make other people laugh does not always square with the quiet creation of true connections.

I can see the truth of Kephart’s words in my own life, and yet there is in another truth that sits alongside it. The people I feel closest to are the ones I can laugh with, the ones who have a taste for both the tragic and the comic. It is just as difficult to spend our time around those who wallow in the difficulties of their life, as it is to feel close to a person who makes a joke out of anything and everything.

According to the research of psychologist William Hampes, having a sense of humor can generate intimacy and trust. Others are drawn to our playfulness and our jokes put them at ease. It connects us and liberates us. It allows us to see our struggles, for a moment, in a more optimistic light. It invites others to do the same.

I am suspicious of people who never laugh, and I am suspicious of people who laugh too much. I feel closest to those who see the absurdity in awful situations and who laugh as easily as they cry. And so humor becomes a kind of litmus test. Giggling together becomes the start of intimacy, the beginning of something deeper.

What about you? Do you think humor builds, or ruins, intimacy?
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‘Breaking Bad’ ‘Frozen’ Parody Asks ‘Do You Want To Build A Meth Lab?’

In April, Jesse Pinkman answered the question, “Do you want to build a snowman?” in the way only he could. Now, Walter White is at his door with a far more sinister proposal. Forcefully reminding a young Anna that he is the one who knocks, Walt begs Jesse to come build a meth lab. Despite humorous bits like Walt’s pants falling down at the door, the parody is actually quite the emotional ride, and for those who have yet to finish watching the full series, contains some serious spoilers. Watch the video above, but tread lightly.

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101 Workouts: Build Muscle, Lose Fat & Reach Your Fitness Goals Faster

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“Muscle & Fitness” magazine has provided a program of rapid-fire core workouts for those seeking to “get moving” on a weight-training fitness program or for those who wish to expand, freshen-up, and enhance their workout regimen. There are 101 photo-illustrated workouts that allow enthusiasts the opportunity to glance at the photo during a workout to check their faithful following of the routine. Whether a novice or an experienced weight trainer, the chapters offer different programs for levels of progress as well as a guide to designing personalized workout systems. Moreover, fitness and well-being are considered with a presentation on cardio primer and a feature on basic fitness nutrition as well. “101 Workouts For Men” provides a complete one-stop get-fit package for fitness enthusiasts.

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The Men’s Fitness Exercise Bible: 101 Best Workouts to Build Muscle, Burn Fat, and Sculpt Your Best Body Ever!

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Men’s Health Ultimate Dumbbell Guide: More Than 21,000 Moves Designed to Build Muscle, Increase Strength, and Burn Fat

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The easiest, most inexpensive way to build muscle strength, size, and power turns out to be the best, with this supremely effective guide from the world’s largest men’s magazine Workout fads and fitness equipment come and go, but as trainers and bodybuilders know: nothing tops a simple set of dumbbells for convenience, reliability, and versatility when you are trying to build muscles and get in shape. In this book, Myatt Murphy, a fitness expert and longtime contributor to Men’s Health, shows readers how to use dumbbells to develop just about every part of their bodies. For anyone who believes that dumbbells can be used only for arms and shoulders, Myatt Murphy proves them wrong. Featuring 200 photographs, Men’s Health Ultimate Dumbbell Exercises demonstrates how to perform a total body workout and get maximum results. There are exercises here–lunges, squats, dead lifts, curls, shrugs, kickbacks, presses, and more–that develop abs, arms, chest, legs, and shoulders, along with innovative new ways to get the most of this versatile piece of strength-training equipment. With instructions for creating literally thousands of dumbbell exercises for the novice to advanced lifter, Men’s Health Ultimate Dumbbell Exercises will be an indispensable addition to any home gym.

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Mens Health Power Training: Build Bigger, Stronger Muscles Through Performance-Based Conditioning

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One of the nation’s elite strength and conditioning coaches presents a unique training program designed to help men achieve functional strength and muscular balance throughout their bodies For decades, the conventional measure of an individual’s strength was the amount of weight he could bench press. Now, that measure is being challenged by expert trainers like Robert dos Remedios who argue that the variety of movement patterns used in functional training is the real key to getting bigger, stronger, and more powerful. In Men’s Health Book of Strength, this acclaimed collegiate strength and conditioning coach describes in detail the methods he has used to develop hundreds of Division I scholarship athletes, including several current NFL players. The key features that make this book a standout in the fitness field include: exercises geared toward functional strength that can be utilized in real-world situations, from playing sports to lifting furniture training sessions that are short, intense, and highly effective compound, multijoint exercises that replace the less-effective isolation exercises found in many fitness books no-nonsense dietary information utilizing a new and innovative food pyramid developed by the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition that will optimize strength gains, recovery, and physical progress

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How Not to Build a Boat

There is always some progress, even when things are at their worst, because then you don’t have to do over again all the negative things you’ve already done. — Alberto Giacometti

Through an unlikely and unintended set of circumstances I met a fit and weathered man a few years my senior. While showing me around his goat farm, he referred in passing to his boat, and, intrigued, I asked him about it. He said he’d been building a 105′ sloop for the past twenty years, and was still working at it. I said I wanted to have a look. Within an hour my son and I were trying to be of some use and trying not to get caught up in the lines. I expressed my admiration for what he had accomplished, and he suggested what he had learned in the process of building a boat for past twenty years — “I know how not to build a boat.”

I learned to make etchings pretty much on my own. I even tried things out on students in my classes and learned from their mistakes, which were of course my own mistakes. I learned lots of ways to do things wrong.

I wonder about the value of telling students they’re making a mistake, even while they’re making one. I used to tell students exactly how not to do something, and then they would decide to listen and do just what I told them not to do. So I stopped telling them and let them make their own mistakes. Mistakes are things you learn not to do again; you have no reason to even to think about them again. Mistakes in art generally have little consequence; no one gets harmed, except maybe some art supplies.

But avoiding mistakes doesn’t create something beautiful or useful, let alone a 105′ sloop.

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Nick van Nes with Mass Transit 105 in the distance. Photograph by Brian D. Cohen

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How to Build a Financial Model

How to Build a Financial Model


My storyI remember when I was a junior in college and had just received my summer internship with an investment bank. I knew there was going to be intensive training on financial modeling but my school did not equip me with the proper skills for my internship. Sure, the core curriculum taught me the basic theories of finance and accounting, but I had no practical and mechanical experience with building dynamic financial models in Microsoft Excel. I decided to hunt down information in the vast resources of the Internet; I simply typed into the Google search: “How to Build a Financial Model.” The results were less than satisfactory.I have come across a variety of financial modeling books that are filled with different methods and sometimes even esoteric theories of financial modeling. The reason why I find these books so difficult to understand and use is because they tend to emphasize the finance and accounting theories underlying the model rather than focus on the step by step directions to actually build the model. When investment banks train their employees to build a model, they literally hold the employee’s hand and this is what the book strives to do.Who is this book for?This book is for anyone with an inkling of interest in the business world. Financial models help assess the situations of real companies and give a finance oriented insight into problems surrounding businesses. A financial model can be used by an investor to assess a stock pick or help a private business owner forecast the health of his/her company. The book is so easy to use that I have tested the guide with people who have had no prior knowledge of finance or accounting and they have all been able to easily construct and to some degree interpret the model. The model is for people who want to learn how to build a dynamic model from scratch (i.e. blank spreadsheet), develop their analytical skills and perhaps pick up a few of the handy Excel shortcuts that I point out along the way.

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