Winning His Heart – Lara Van Hulzen

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Winning His Heart

Lara Van Hulzen

Genre: Contemporary

Publish Date: June 26, 2017

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Seller: Tule Publishing Inc.


Michael St. Claire, a widower and single father, fears his heart could never make room for another. Between raising his young daughter Annalise and rebuilding his dreams as a race car driver, love isn't on his mind… Until feisty Franchesca shows up and changes everything. With her mom's health failing, Franchesca needs extra income. An offer from Mike St. Claire to be his daughter's nanny is an offer she can't refuse. She has always dreamed of making it on Broadway and living in New York, but her immediate attraction to Mike challenges all she thought she wanted.  Mike can't deny his feelings for Franchesca, even with the risk of losing his heart again. But he doesn't want to stand in the way of Franchesca's dreams. Will his past and what she wants in the future tear them apart?

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Episode 438 Scott Adams: Persuasion Scorecard For Politics so Far This Year. Who is Winning?

Topics: 

  • Debate and persuasion are NOT the same thing
    • You can win a debate WITHOUT changing anyone’s mind
  • Fact-checking complaints, show you are stuck in “debate mindset”
    • Facts, ethics, morality and persuasion effectiveness
  •  Persuasion Scorecard – Rating various political persuasion plays
  • Jussie Smollett helped convince a lot of people that fake news exists
  • “Rights” are an invention of government to grant or deny permissions
  • If President Trump promotes Gen IV nuclear power solutions, he wins
    • Gen IV is the only available, practical solution for climate change
  • The Left considers climate change their signature issue, and yet…
    • …they aren’t aware that Gen IV is a safe, existing solution
  • Gen IV is what we should be doing, even if climate change isn’t real
  • What if Dems use Executive Orders once they return to power?
    • The EOs they might declare, and what might happen

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Episode 393 Scott Adams: Democrats Once Again Winning the Game No One Was Playing

  • Topics: 
  • The only valid comparison to President Trump, is President Hillary
    • Would her border solution have been as good or better?
    • What would her solution have looked like?
  • 80/20 Rule applies to our future border security solution
    • Improve the worst 20% and get 80% improvement
  • Dems are fighting the President, not a secure border
    • Everybody wants better border security
      • Lots of historical video shows Dems agree with the need
    • Dems just don’t want the credit to go to the President
  • President Trump’s border security strategy
    • He’s put ALL his political capital on the line for this
    • Result will be a substantial improvement
    • Even critics will agree solution is even better than his promise
  • Never underestimate Dems ability to shoot themselves in the foot
  • How do we improve healthcare, without it costing everyone a fortune?
    • Lowering healthcare cost is the key
    • Diff Rules, regulations, startups potential can lower costs
  • If Government makes a big push for better healthcare, lower costs
    • Objective: Universal Healthcare for all…without increased cost
    • If everybody’s healthcare was tracked, would help all
  • Giving up your privacy, isn’t necessarily a bad thing
    • Gays used to be in the closet, was that a good thing? NO
    • Staying quiet and privacy was a problem for acceptance
    • They “gave away” their privacy by coming out of the closet
    • Coming out…benefitted their community immensely

I fund my Periscopes and podcasts via audience micro-donations on Patreon. I prefer this method over accepting advertisements or working for a “boss” somewhere because it keeps my voice independent. No one owns me, and that is rare. I’m trying in my own way to make the world a better place, and your contributions help me stay inspired to do that.

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Taylor Swift Breaks Whitney Houston’s American Music Award Record After Winning 2018 Artist Of The Year

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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’s’ Trixie Mattel On Winning ‘All Stars’ 3 & Dream ‘All Stars’ 4 Cast

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As I Remember It: My 50 Year Career as an Award Winning Writer, Producer, and Studio Executive (Unabridged) – Ken Rotcop

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As I Remember It: My 50 Year Career as an Award Winning Writer, Producer, and Studio Executive (Unabridged)

Ken Rotcop

Genre: Arts & Entertainment

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Publish Date: January 22, 2018

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Giannis’ winning dunk draws OKC’s ire at refs

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Jordan Fisher & Lindsay Arnold On Winning The ‘DWTS’ Mirrorball Trophy

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Jason Derulo: Hiring Black Jockey Would Be Dope, But Winning Comes First

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Packers keep getting hurt, keep winning — but for how much longer?

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Atlanta’s Young Cypher is back with a hot new record, “Winning Team”. Though he hails from down South, “Winning Team” will likely appeal to fans of New York hip-hop, as the track features two Brooklyn OGs, Fabolous and Red Cafe, and Heatmakerz-esque pump-up production.


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Nobel Prize Winning Physicist Accidentally Agrees With Idiot

When you have a minute, and some headphones, this recent TED talk by Nobel Prize winner George Smoot on the high likelihood we are computer simulations is fascinating.

Then read the same ideas from an idiot, written a few years earlier, here

What does it say about the nature of reality when your top scientists and your village idiots have the same hypotheses?

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What Being a Reality Show Loser Taught Me About Winning at Life

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It’s hard to say which subjects one to more derision — being a contestant on a reality TV show, or failing miserably as a contestant on a reality TV show.

As far as losing on national television in front of millions of people goes, I have special expertise.

I was a contestant on the CBS reality television show Survivor, twice.

The first time, I appeared on Survivor: Redemption Island, where a fiasco of a tribal council earned me the distinction of being the first person voted out that season.

Because I had lots to say and didn’t go down without a fight, I made more of an impression than your typical “first boot” (as we are called). As a result, I was the first “first boot,” after 22 seasons of the show, to be invited back again for a second season.

Being a glutton for punishment and also overly competitive, I agreed to play again. Besides, in my mind it was a virtual guarantee that at the very least, I would top my previous season’s showing. After all, the second time around I was on an “all-star” tribe, and some of my tribe mates were my actual, real-life friends!

If you’ve never seen the show, I totally won the second time! You can stop reading now!

If you have seen the show, you know what happened — I got voted out first, again. (womp womp)

It’s been a couple of years now since my second season, Survivor: Caramoan, aired. To this day I still have strangers come up to me in the street with complete and utter pity in their eyes as they say some version of “I felt sooooo bad for you!” I’ve gotten tons of sympathetic Facebook messages, tweets and the like.

I am “famous” (on a very E-list level) for being either the worst or the unluckiest contestant in Survivor history.

Sounds fun, doesn’t it? Well, I will leave the Survivor-viewing public to decide my legacy as a contestant. On a personal level, my public humiliation was not in vain. This is what being a reality show loser taught me about winning at life:

1. You Must Define Success For Yourself

I’m not going give you the whole “winning isn’t everything” cliché, because let’s face it — it totally is!

The question is, what are you trying to win, and why? I went on Survivor with the intention of winning — the prize is a million dollars, after all — but I quickly discovered that the prize wasn’t the most important thing to me.

In Survivor, as in life, one popular strategy is to keep your head down, do what’s expected of you, and don’t piss anyone off. It’s called “flying under the radar” and it’s how a lot of us approach many circumstances in life. Which is NO way to win in life!

In my “real” life, this has never been my strategy. I’ve walked away from lucrative, secure jobs because they didn’t speak to my heart. I’ve never stayed in a relationship with someone I wasn’t crazy about (and who wasn’t crazy about me) and I’m not one to keep my mouth shut when someone pisses me off.

For me, above all, success is being true to yourself. And that applies to your words, your actions, your career path, your relationships, everything.

In Survivor, the goal is to win one million dollars. I decided that wasn’t enough money for me to be untrue to myself, and about that I have no regrets.

In our real lives, the goal might be to keep a job (even if we hate it), or stay in a relationship (even if it’s unfulfilling), or just to go along with the crowd so that no one rejects us, or says anything bad about us.

You have to be able to live with yourself and your decisions, no one else. Success isn’t just one thing. I know other contestants who made it much further in the game than I ever did, and yet they’re still tormented by the experience, years later.

The point is, success for you is what you say it is. Yours is the only opinion that truly matters about your own life!

2. There Will Always Be Haters

We don’t leave our haters behind in high school. You might not hear from them as loudly, but they’re still out there! If you ever appear on a reality television show, however briefly, you will discover this firsthand.

After my first season of Survivor, I couldn’t help but be curious about what viewers of the show had to say about me. A lot of it was positive, and I got a big outpouring of support from fans who felt that I hadn’t been given a fair chance. (Thank you, supporters!)

I allowed my ego to be fed by those who felt they “loved” me. But not everyone loved me.

At one point after my second season someone created a Wikipedia page about me. (Thank you, stranger! So sweet of you!) I didn’t even know it existed until I started hearing chatter about the campaign to have it deleted.

A group of strangers spent time and energy to lead a campaign to have my Wikipedia page deleted because they felt I didn’t deserve it since I wasn’t “famous enough!” (The irony of my being “famous enough” for them to even care in the first place was apparently lost on them.)

Well, in the end the haters won their campaign and my page was deleted. Congratulations, haters!

There are people out there in Internetland who have viciously criticized everything about me, from my looks to my gameplay to my wardrobe to comments I’ve made in interviews.

I’ve always been a pretty resilient person, but I have to admit some of that bruised my ego. No one enjoys reading strangers gleefully writing about how ugly, annoying or stupid they think you are!

But then I got the gift of one particularly vehement viewer’s comments about me.

He (or she — these comments are mostly anonymous) wrote that not only did they hate me, but they hated me so much they hoped I got cancer and died.

That comment was just outrageous enough for me to feel sorry for someone who held so much anger towards anyone, much less a complete stranger who’d never done a thing to them or anyone they cared about! It also cured me of caring what any stranger has to say about me.

No matter who you are or what you do, someone will be happy to criticize you. Haters hate because they desperately want to make you feel as small as they feel they are. What your mom told you in 5th grade still holds true – you just can’t care what everyone thinks about you.

We’ve all been guilty of hating, myself included! But having my own public haters showed me just how much I never wanted to be that person. I just don’t want to feel hate towards anyone. That feeling sucks.

I know that whenever I’ve found myself feeling envy or judgment towards another person, it has only ever been a reflection of how I feel about myself. The remedy? Focusing on having a lot more love and compassion for me!

3. Failure Is Inevitable; Dignity Is Optional

When those strangers tell me how sorry they feel for me, I usually thank them for their sympathy, but tell them not to. More than once I have landed in the position of comforting someone else about my loss. I assure them that I am okay and my life has gone on just beautifully.

I’m not trying to paint some perfect picture of myself here. There are people who I played Survivor with who are dear friends of mine for life — even two who voted me out! And there are those at whom I will politely smile, say hello and keep it moving. Not everyone is meant to be in your life.

I wish I could say I had never publicly (or privately) said an unkind word about anyone I have played the game of Survivor with. That would be a lie. But I don’t say those words anymore.

A bitter person is not the person I choose to be. I choose to move past my reality TV failure and to define who I am what I have accomplished on my own terms, with my head held high.

One of the unexpected outcomes of losing so badly is the self-reflection it caused. After my second time being voted out, I was faced with going home to the same uninspiring job I had returned to after the first time.

That realization was just depressing enough to inspire me to make some major changes in my life. And that’s just what I did!

As it turns out, I have to thank those bastar– I mean — contestants for voting me out. Not only did I learn that I am tougher than I ever thought I was, but I started taking control of my life in a way I had never done before. After all, I have been in my underwear on national television — in high definition no less — so I really can handle anything.

Now I have a business and a life I love! I am unafraid of taking risks. Every so-called failure has a lesson, if you’re willing to seek it out. As an entrepreneur, I have had my share of lessons! My advice? If you’re going to lose, lose BIG! The important thing is to never lose sight of who you really are in the process.

Francesca is a recovering lawyer, matchmaker, life and dating coach. You can sign up for free inspirations on life and love at www.madetomeasurematching.com or follow her on Twitter @DearFranny.
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Oscar Winning Costume Designer Colleen Atwood Vies For Yet Another Nomination

You might not know her by name, but costume designer Colleen Atwood’s visual impact on the silver screen has hardly gone unnoticed. A frequent collaborator with heavy hitters Tim Burton, Jonathan Demme and Rob Marshall, Atwood has lent her creative talent to more than 60 feature films, including “Edward Scissorhands,” “Beloved” and “Silence of the Lambs.” She’s picked up three Academy Awards for Best Costume Design (“Chicago,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Alice in Wonderland”), with another seven nominations. And she shows no signs of stopping there.

“I moved to New York in 1980 with $ 800,” she told The Huffington Post. “I sewed labels on for bespoke designers in SoHo.” Her technical skills would quickly improve as she’s become known for inconceivably intricate designs and brilliant, one-of-a-kind pieces. Honored recently at the Middleburg Film Festival, Atwood received the Distinguished Costume Designer award.


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Colleen Atwood, with an Oscar-nominated design for “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Atwood’s latest project embodies her strengths, creating far more elaborate designs than fans would recognize from a stage production of Stephen Sondheim’s “Into the Woods.” “The trickiest aspect of about ‘Into the Woods,’ and the thing that changed when it became a Disney film, is that Little Red was played by an adult [on Broadway] and in the film she is played by a child,” Atwood explained.

Rob Marshall, director of the ambitious and star-studded adaptation of “Into the Woods,” in theaters Dec. 25, has had the good fortune to join forces with Atwood on numerous occasions.

“Johnny [Depp] was actually very involved in the creation of [his costume],” Marshall told HuffPost, “because he is a creative force, obviously. He was very inspired by the wolf of the cartoons of Tex Avery from the ’40s, where the Wolf is dressed in a zoot suit and a fedora, and it’s like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.”

“In costuming, a lot of actors dread the fitting — a new form of punishment — but once they’re in the room they love it,” Atwood said. “It’s about presenting a point of view. In a fitting, you can see right away whats not working for an actor.”

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The Witch. A sketch by Colleen Atwood for “Into the Woods.”

For “Into the Woods,” Marshall used Atwood’s longstanding relationship with Depp to his advantage. “[Atwood and Depp] have worked together on everything from ‘Edward Scissorhands’ to ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ they’ve done a million movies together and I’ve done a million movies with Colleen. So, we were able to find our stylized version of the Wolf, and let Johnny play it.”

Atwood reiterated Depp’s influence in the design process: “Johnny has a certain intuitive sense of style and character that is definitely something he owns,” she said. “I’ve known Johnny for 20 years, so I’ve seen Johnny become Johnny, in a way. In designing for him, I try to give him little magical things: for instance, when I did ‘Alice,’ thimbles for his fingers and a pin cushion ring I found on eBay.”

These “magical things” foster the talent’s eccentricities, Atwood explained, offering something more prominent costume pieces do not. “I don’t particularly like films where I have to go shopping and go through 25 people to decide which white blouse is the right white blouse,” she said. “That’s not for me.”

She’s managed to avoid being pigeonholed throughout her decades-long career, designing costumes for everything from ballets to commercials. But Atwood admits her most remarkable creations have appeared in Burton’s films, and that she’s turned him down just once. “The only time I’ve ever said no to Tim was ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,’ for personal reasons, but initially I was supposed to do it,” Atwood explained. “It was very tough, but its strange, because at the same time, right after I said no, which was heartbreaking because I really wanted to do it, they called me to do ‘Memoirs of a Geisha,’ which was a blessing in a different way,” she said. (Atwood’s work on “Memoirs of a Geisha” was recognized with an Oscar for Best Achievement in Costume Design — her second.) “In my career I’ve been extremely lucky.”

Not every film Atwood has worked on earned an Oscar nod, but that’s not what drives her work. “The Martian Girl dress [for Burton’s ‘Mars Attacks’] went through many evolutions. But it was the most awesome kind of costume, because it was so low tech,” she said. Known for fantastic, hand-made designs, Atwood proves that sometimes all it takes a little glitter and glue to pull off a showstopper. “People just didn’t get [‘Mars Attacks’] at the time and it’s such a cool movie. I remember the premiere was very industry. It’s a shame that the reaction wasn’t more positive — like one finger clapping — and I was really bummed for time. We went across the street to the party and Jack [Nicholson] and he looks and me and says, ‘Who cares! It’s a great movie,’ and I think he’s right and I’m really glad I did it.”

Though often months of planning goes into a single design, a somewhat abbreviated conceptualization has produced exceptional results at least once for the designer.

“I did that mask [worn by Hannibal Lecter in ‘Silence of the Lambs’] and it was loosely based on a hockey mask — and originally it was going have a different surface, but a sample came in to try on Anthony [Hopkins] and it was in raw fiberglass, which looked like skin, and I said, ‘Well, I think it’s done.’ It was so creepy that way that it worked,” Atwood explained. “We had no idea it would be so creepy.”


Hannibal Lecter (Anthony Hopkins) in “Silence of the Lambs,” wearing Colleen Atwood’s now-iconic mask.

The impeccable severity of the costumes for “Gattaca,” 1997’s absorbing sci-fi flick starring Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, were a testament to the designer’s resourcefulness. “‘Gattaca’ had a really low budget, but I found a lot of really beautiful ’30s men’s suits, and I recut some ’80s suits with modern fabric to make it work,” she said. “I could dress that way myself in that it’s urban timelessness, almost like a uniform.”

Amused by the notion that she’d ever imagine herself in, say, seductress Velma Kelly’s shoes, however, Atwood described her design philosophy as it relates to the dazzling pieces she created for “Chicago,” Marshall’s 2002 musical adaptation that racked up six Oscars of 12 nominations (including Atwood’s for the costumes). “When I design costumes, it’s an external thing,” she said, “not something that I see myself in. It’s a vision that I have of other things. My wardrobe, I tend to keep it rather simple.” In her own closet, Atwood reaches for Saint Laurent, and “usually something black.”

To emerging costume designers with aspirations to work in Hollywood, Atwood offers sound advice: “It’s different now, but it’s not different. If you get a job on a film, even if not in the department you want to be in, take it. If you’re good at your job and you work hard, people will notice — It’s a foot in the door … At the end of the day, I’m proud to say that I experience continual joy in what I do,” Atwood said, racking up Oscar nominations along the way.
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Does anyone stay together anymore? A 51% divorce rate is just the norm these days, yet many are eager to jump into the next relationship at the drop of a hat. After one date we are changing our Facebook status and planning out our futures. Lifelong commitment nor serial monogamy seem to be working. We have a fear of commitment but fearlessly jump into every relationship without thinking clearly. Relationships, like jobs have changed tremendously in the past 50 years. It used to be that you find a good company and retire there. Today, jobs change every few years and relationships change even faster. Is there a winner here?
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