The Insecurity Ripple

“I don’t care what others think,” people often tell me. “It’s what I think that matters.” That’s true. But what if what you think is tainted? What if it’s misguided? What if, based on a falsehood, you broadcast your insecurity to the world? What kind of ripple effect would that have? For one woman, it…

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Ryan Seacrest: Then and Now

How to Hide in Plain Sight

In Hollywood movies, people who go into hiding change their name and appearance to avoid detection. They wear sunglasses. They ditch their cars. They do everything they can to look completely different. In reality, if you want to hide, all you have to do is get sloppy. Let yourself go. Look like a rumpled bed.…

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What You Can Learn From Lupita Nyong’o

I didn’t know who Lupita Nyong’o was two months ago. She caught my attention at the Golden Globes in early January, and after winning a slew of film awards – including the Best Supporting Actress Oscar – for her role in 12 Years a Slave, she has captured my full attention. You might even say…

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The Red Carpet Food Chain

Movie premieres and award shows are among the world’s most glamorous events. Beautiful people in beautiful clothes always attract attention, but the awards season red carpet circuit takes dazzling to a whole new level. Hard to believe that behind the glitz and glamour are some of the most cut-throat antics of all time. But it…

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Beware The Sparkly People

Studies have long shown that attractive people have an advantage. They get more attention from parents, teachers, and classmates growing up than their less attractive counterparts, and from potential mates once they mature. In the work place, good-looking people are hired faster, get promoted more quickly, and earn an average of 10% more than people…

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