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A bad day

I called the Nurse Line from work with symptoms: chest pain, trouble breathing, dizziness. My vision was starting to blur. My speech was also unclear. Whatever that was, it happened fast. One minute, I am trying my co-worker’s espresso. …


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As an actor, I am always reading biographies and watching documentary pieces about other actors. Especially method actors: their troubles and achievements seem to flow at the same pace as their characters.
Amazon Original Documents has just released “Val,” a movie where one of my favorite method actors, Val Kilmer…


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My Twitter friend Kim posted an emotional thread where she admitted to coming close to “ending it all.” Her desperation’s culprit was when she felt hit like a ton of bricks by her toxic ex-husband’s remarks about her to their young son. “Why won’t he leave me alone? I am…


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Who are these people behind interesting voices on Clubhouse? Why do they talk like that? Can I get more of my favorite commenters’ insights? Can I mute an annoying chatterbox on my end while they speak (without leaving the room)? No, and no. …


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Whose house is this anyway? It was so much fun at the beginning… Experts I would probably never get to consult with giving out free advice for no reason other than probably loving the sound of their own voices. And I appreciate it. I love the sound of their voices…


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Emotionally scarred by a year locked down, uncertain about the future of my marriage (and my own), and still fearful of this virus - the ever-present threat that can potentially kill or worsen one’s health in ways not yet completely understood. I am, dear reader, hanging by a thread.

My…


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Acting in Covid times

When Stanislavsky decided to develop his famous acting method, he was motivated to experiment with a new way of performing. His goal was for actors to focus on naturalism while leaving the physical and vocal training as foundational layers for emotion.
In the Post-Covid era, actors will work their craft after…


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Planning is a pleasure.

I love planning. I like doing what I planned even better. There is great pleasure in crossing something off a to-do list. Another thing I love is creating boards. Sometimes they are Pinterest-like vision boards. At other times, they are simple checklists with minimal images for inspiration — like the…


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YouTube is finally raising the bar for quality content. Aware of the platform’s power for self-learning, it will start recommending videos you will be happy to watch based on the algorithm.

What is the algorithm?

“The algorithm” is a formula that factors in your search history and preferences to optimize YouTube’s suggested content for…


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It’s the time of the year when many men get overwhelmed by gift shopping for the special women in their lives. Retail salespersons have pre-selected options for the undecided, who will certainly walk in and be grateful to receive any help. …

Luciana Lambert

Actress, mom, writer, ex-lawyer, vegan, witch. The only thing that matters about my childhood is that I survived.

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