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2WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 EverDeamtofBecominaPinupIfyouhaveeverdreamtofposingasaclassicpinupofthe1950sasultryvixenofthe1930sor40soravampofthe1920sthenhereisyourchanceCelesteGiulianoPhotographyisafullservicestudiowherecustomvintagestyledportraitsarethespecialty.Overthelast6yearsmyteamandIhavetransformedover1000everydaywomanintosexypinupsWeofferthebestqualityandmostprofessionalpinupphotographyavailable.WhetheritsyourrsttimeposingoryouareaproinfrontofthecameraIcanhelpyoufeelcomfortablerelaxedandcondentasyouaretransformedintoaclassypinup.Allpackagesarecompletelycustomizedtocreateuniqueimagesthatreectyouoryourlovedonespersonalityandinterests.Thephotosareaperfectgiftforabirthdayweddinganniversaryorotherspecialoccasions.Theyarealsoafunanduniquewaytodocumentandcelebratemilestonebirthdaysreachingweightlossgoalspregnancypostpregnancyandnewrelationships.Plustheymakeyoufeelsexyandgiveyoutheopportunitytopamperyourselfforaday3WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 4WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 EDITORINCHIEFAlexisNicholsPUBLISHERFrankMonahanARTDIRECTORMeredithHancockDESIGNERJennyRiellyILLUSTRATORDeborahFitzGeraldPHOTOGRAPHERSRaquelRischardwww.rischardphoto.comShaunYenPhotographywww.shaunyenphotography.comONTHECOVERPhotographerRaquelRischardwww.rischardphoto.comModelsWestonBouchrandBerglindIceycredits...14DATENIGHTPLAYLIST....................................16GOALSETTING.................................................8FINDINGBALANCE.........................................26MEETMAXDALATON......................................30FILMFESTIVALS.............................................32MIDSEASONFINALESRECAP..........................34PSAMENAEAM.............................38FLIPMQA...................................................40FLIPMRECIPES.............................................41JOKES...........................................................426MyStoryAuthorScottDamianARTISTIXJEANSCREATIVITYTutorialTimeBurpees22285WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 ArtMeetsFashionAnInterviewwithGregPolissenifounderofArtistixJeans6WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 QYourclothinglineisbasedoffofyourpaintingsasanartist.HowdidyougettheideatomakeyourcreationswearableartAIwantedtoshowtheworldthathandcraftedpaintingsaresuperiortoanycomputerdesign.WhatIdowithmytwohandsandapaintbrushcomesfromwithinmysoul.WereallgivenspecialtalentsImusingminetomaketheworldabetterplace.QHowwouldyoudescribeyourpersonalstyleaswellasthatofthebrandARawrealandeverystrokeofmybrushisdeliberate.Artistixisasrealasyouregonnagetbecauseitsmeitsmyspiritandsoul.Idrawmyinspirationfromwithin.QWhatwasitlikehearingyourpaintingStarsandtripesaninterpretationofthenitedtatesawouldbeondisplayacrossthecountryinVAhospitalsandeventheWhiteHouseArtistandDesignerGregPolisseniSupermodelHanaNitschecoveredinGregspaintforNYFashionWeekArtistturneddesignerGregPolisseniteamsupwithWomensLineDesignerMelissaDawnTaylortocreateuniquewearableartfortheLAbasedclothinglineArtistixJeans.7WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 AIwasfullofgratitudethatIcouldinspirethatmanypeoplebasedonwhatcameoutofmytwohandsandmyheart.QYourecentlypaintedliveattheMemorialArtGalleryinNewYork.HowwasithavinganaudiencewatchyouworkAWhenIpaintmycanvasismyfocus.Itdoesntmatterwhatisaroundme.QYourdesignswerealsofeaturedinNewYorkandLAFashionweek.WhatwasitlikeseeingyourdesignsontherunwayattwoofthemostprestigiousfashionshowsAIfeltthatnowtheworldisabletoseewhatonemancancreatewithhisownhands.8WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 QForNewYorkFashionWeekyouhadsupermodelHanaNitschejoinyouwithaoneofakindhandpaintedshirt.WheredidyougettheideatodothatandwhatwasitlikeworkingwithahumancanvasAIwantedtoshowthefashionindustrythatIcouldcreateashirtbyhandwithmypaintbrushwhichwouldtranscendtoashirt.Itwasjustanothermediumofcanvasforme.QYourlogoincludesthephraseDaretobe.WhydidyouchoosetomakethisapartofyourlineABecauseinmyopinionArtistixisalifestylenotjustabrand.ItsphilanthropicandDaretobecamefrommyhopesthatpeoplewilljointheefforttomakethisworldabetterplaceandIhopemylinecandothat.9WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 DesignerMelissaDawn10WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 QForyourwomenslineyoubroughtonPlayboyModelandDesignerMelissaDawnTaylor.WhatbroughtonthatdecisionAMelissaknowswomensfashionontheWestCoast.WhereasIdidnothavetheknowledgethatIneeded.IveknownMelalongtimeandthiswasaperfectcombinationbetweenourdesignideas.Shespriceless.ImjustsohappythatsheschosenArtistix.QDoyouhaveanyadviceforaspiringdesignersandartistsAFollowyourdream...Self-discoveryisagiftthatcanneverbewasted.QWhatsnextandwheredoyouseeArtistixJeansgoingAMygoalin5yearsistohaveArtistixincountriesacrosstheglobeprovidingjobsandgivingbacktothosecommunities.QHowcanourreaderskeepupwithyouandyourworkAReaderscanfollowmeatpolioriginals.comgregpoliseni.comartistixjeans.comyoutube.comgregpolisseniyoutube.comartistixfashionontwitterandinstagramasartistixfashionandFacebook.comArtistixjeans.11WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 TheStarsStripespaintingandtheclothinglineitinspiredMercedesBenzFashionWeek12WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 13WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 BYMARIASANTOSOneofthemostthrillingmakeitworkmomentsofthelastcenturyhappenedduringtheApollo13NASASpacemission.Gaswaspoisoningtheastronautsinspacewitheverybreaththeytook.TheMissionCommandertoldtheengineersonearththatthelifeofthosepilotswasintheirhandsandgavethemthetaskofconstructingaCO2gaslterfromtheexistingresourcesontheApollo13.RonHowardcapturedtheextremecreativeproblem-solvingsituationinhislmadaptationoftheevent.TheengineersaidThepeopleupstairshandedusthisoneandwevegottacomethrough.Wevegottandawaytomakethistintotheholeforthisusingnothingbutthat.Creativity--YouKnowYouWantMoreOfItThisIsHow14WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 Theengineersneededtocomeupwithanideaondemandandthenexecuteit.Mostofuswouldlovetobeasbrilliantlycreativebutfewofusunderstandthecreativeprocessandhowitworkstogeneratenewideas.Itismorethansittingaroundandwaitingalthoughthatisapartofit.Tobecomeaproblem-solverextraordinaireorprolifcartistandcreateondemandrequiresadeeptrustinthecreativeprocess.OhwhoarewekiddingTodowhatthoseengineersdidrequiresballs.Youareliterallysteppingintotheunknownandlivesdependonyouyourlife.Courageandred-hotdesirethatswhatyoullneedtoplungeintothecreativeprocessandact.WhoneedsalotofideasandnothingtoshowforitTobecomemorecreativeyoumustbewillingtogothroughthewholecycleofpreparationincubationinspirationandendingwithproduction.Seeyourprojectsthroughonceyougetideasandyoullbetrainingyourbraintodeliveroverandoveragainwhenyoucommanditto.IntheApollo13scenariotheengineerswereforcedtodoallofthestepsveryquicklyandunderextremecircumstances.Luckilyyouhavemoretimetoexperiencethecontinualcyclethatmakesuscreatorsandultimatelymorecreative.Butthatdoesntmeanthatyouwontfghtit.Somepeopleresisttheprocessduetofearoftheunknown.Ihavefoundthatunderstandingtheprocesshelpscreatorstrustthemselvesandallowsthemtodiverightin.AccordingtoneuroscientistNancyAndreasenanexpertonhowcreativepeopledotheirthingtheprocessstartswiththePreparationstage.Hereyouarebuildingupaninformationbase.Schoolisoftenthoughtofasthebestoptionforinformationgatheringbutbynowyoumayhaveheardthatsomeofthemosthighlycreativemindsintheworldoftechnologyarecollegedropouts.GatesZuckerbergandJobsdidntgettheircreativityneedsmetatHarvardandReedCollege.Theyneededtoself-teach.Andreasenwarnsthatschoolsdonotencouragepeopletothinkdifferently.ShesaysIfweencouragepeopletospecializetooearlywemaydiminishtheabilitytoseethebigpictureanddiminishcreativecapacity.ThatsnobuenoforoursupercreativepowersSointhisstagedontletanyonespoon-feedyouknowledge.Goonyourowninformationexcursionsandplayoutofthebox.Ifyoureawritertrybotany.Ifyoureapaintertrylearningtocode.Scienceandartloveeachotherandtheymakebrainsmorecreative.Beapolymath-apersonwithbroadinterestsinmanyfelds.EinsteinplayedtheviolinandeorgeLucasdabblesinneuroscience.CleverGeorgenamedQueenAmidalaDarthVadarsbabymamaafterthebraincentersforfearandaggressiontheamygdalabecausefeariswhatultimatelydestroysDarthVadar.IsntthatalwaysthecaseNextisthelaidbackIncubationstage.Thisisarelaxedtimetomakeconnectionsoftenunconsciously.YoucouldbeincubatingwhilewatchingTVgoingforawalktakingashowerreadingridingintrainsetc.WhennewideasoccurtheytendtobeprecipitatedbylongperiodsofpreparationandincubationandtostrikewhenthemindisrelaxedsaysAndreasen.Youwantthatideatohityousorelaxbecauseideasdontliketohappenwhileyoureinconict.Thatmeanschooseyourbattleswiselyfolks.Ohandifyoudontlikethesolitarylifeofthecreativegeniusfndactivitiesthatyouenjoydoingalonebecauseideasliketopercolatewhenyourehavingsomealonetime.Trysolitairereadingpuzzles.Makeitfun.DanceinyourkitchennakedevenBefree.Ifworrycreepsintoyourquietincubationtimebeakidandkicksomemudupasyouwalkintherain.TheInspirationstageistheahamomenttheexperienceofhugeinsight.Itsthemomentyouveallbeenwaitingfor.Youhaveanidea.HowexcitingNowitstimetoact.Makeitsoonerthanlater.ThelaststageisProductionanditsthemostimportantone.Thosewonderfullongperiodsofpreparationandincubationallleadtodoingsomethingwithyourhandsthatyouveneverdonebeforewritinganewarticledrawinganewdesignplayinganewcompositioncodinganewapp.Noneoftheotherstagesmatterifyoudontshowupattheendbyapplyingyourideaandfnishingit.AndheresthesecretTobemorecreativeyouhavetoplaytheshowingupgame.Showingupisathing.Famousartiststalkaboutitalot.WoodyAllenoncesaidthat80oflifeisshowingup.ItstrueYoullneverknowhowgoodtheideaisuntilyoutestit.Doitandeditlater.AtleastasfamouswriterNoraRobertssaysyoullhavesomethingtoworkwith.Bycontinuallyshowinguptotheblankscreennotebookorcanvasyoullbehonoringyourbrainandhowitworks.Itwillrewardyouwithmoreideasveryquickly.Whileyoureatitifyoualsotrainyourcreativitytoshowupanywhereoranytimeyoucanbecomeaportableidea-makingmachine.WhodoesntwanttobeabletocomeupwiththatbrilliantideainahotelroomorduringalayoverinanairportChangeyourlocationswhilecreating.TrainyourMuseshelikesitwhenyouactasherMissionCommander.Nowrinseandrepeat.Beingmorecreativeisamatterofrepetition.Repeatyourprocessagainandagainandagain.Trainyourbraintoliketheprocess.Enjoypreparingandincubatinganddontlettheoccasionaldoubtmesswithyourprocess.Thatcleverbrainofyourswillsticktowhatevertheprogramis.Solettheprogramincludeyouencouragingthefourstages.Youcantmakecreativityhappenbutyoucanpartnerwithyourbrainandletthemagichappen.SourceMaterialSecretsoftheCreativeBrainJulyAugust2014httpwww.theatlantic.comfeaturesarchive201406secrets-of-the-creative-brain372299____________________________________________MariaAntoniaSantosisawriterandcreativitycoachwhousesheruniqueintuitionandbroadknowledgeofvarioussubjectslikeartappliedbehavioralanalysisandmindfulnessmeditationtohelpindividualsfromallwalksoflifewiththeircreativityissues.SheiscurrentlyworkingonanovelandcoachinginSac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Soheresmyshortlistofsongsthatwilldothetrickinnoparticularorder.Iwasneveronetoplayfavorites.Feelittakeitinandpreparetomakesweetsweetlove.1.SleepToDreambyFionaApple2.CrazyInLoveFiftyShadesOfGreyVersionbyBeyonc3.ICantHearYoubyTheDeadWeather4.Ms.FatBootybyMosDef5.YouKnowImNoGoodbyAmyWinehouse6.URAFeverbyTheKills7.DarlingNikkibyPrince8.SinisterKidbyTheBlackKeys9.JustifyMyLovebyMadonna10.TheSeed2.0byTheRootsFeliceLaZaeisasingersongwriterlivinginLosAngelesCA.Shesworkedinmanyfacetsofthemusicindustryfromaudioengineeringtovocalcoaching.Herlyricdrivenmusicisamixofbluesyrockwithagooddoseofsoul.TocheckoutanddownloadhernewGiveItAwayEPgotoherwebsiteatwww.FeliceLaZae.com.DateNightPlaylistSongsThatWillGetYouBothInTheMoodThatrststeamynotethesmokeybeatofadarkkickdrumagutturalscreamorapantingbreath.Allofthesetriggerscanevokeasexualresponsesoswiftandmovingthatallyoucandoisgrabyourloverorcalltheirnameiftheyarentalreadybyyourside.Iloveagoodlovesonglikeanyoneelsebutitsnotthesafesongsthatreallyturnmeon.SureIswoonedandfeltalltinglyinsidewhenIheardTheRighteousBrotherscrooningUnchainedMelodyasPatrickSwayzeandDemiMooremadespinningapotterywheellooksexyinGhost.AndyeahIlladmitIkindawantedtobeKellyMcGilliswhensheprofessedherloveandshortlythereaftermadesweetmovielovewithTomCruiseinTopGun.ThosearealllovelylovemakingsongsbutwithoutthebigHollywoodproductionandcarefullycrafteddialogueformethoselovesongsarealittlebitvanillainthegettingitondepartment.Certainlytheyevokefeelingsofsensualityandattractionbutletsfaceitsometimeswejustwanttogetsohotandbotheredthatwejustneedtojumpourpartnersbones.IrememberfeelingmytemperaturerisewhenIsawZoeSaldanaandJeffreyDeanMorganinTheLosersturnaghtsceneintoanaggressivelovescenetothedarkhypnoticsoundsofURAFeverbyTheKills.AndIrememberthesuddensensualchillIfeltshootthroughmybodywhenIsawthetrailerforFiftyShadesofGreyandBeyoncsbluesydeliciouslydistortedvocalsgrowledoverthevaguelyfamiliarohsorightrenditionofCrazyInLove.SidenoteQueenBeypleasemakeawholealbuminthissultryruggedrocknrollsexyRBvein.Ipromiseifyoudowewillbowdown.Makingloveisfullofsoulandpassion.Itcanbegentleitcanberoughanditshouldalwaysbeuncensoredandenvelopedinrawemotion.Apastimesodrenchedinsuchvisceralemotionneedsasoundtrackthatmakesyousohotyouwanttotakeyourclothesoffandgetsweatywithaworthyopponentinthesheets.ByFeliceLaZae16WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 LiterayDsisPswasingfoeuthowww.literarydesirespress.cominfoliterarydesirespress.com703.764.8003LiteraryDesiresPressisacceptingsubmissionsofallsub-genresofromanceanderoticnovelsnovellasandshortstories.Wearealsoacceptingself-publishedauthorswhowishtoselltheirpaperbacksandorebooksonlinethroughus.17WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 IfyourelikemostpeopleNewYearsDayisspentinafoggyhazelledwithregretheadacheandcottonmouthandborderedbythesadremainsofill-fatedresolutionsmadethenightbefore.Orperhapstherstdayoftheyeariswhenyoumakegranddeclarationsforyourlifehowthisnextyearisgoingtobedifferent.ButhowmanytimeshaveyouactuallyfollowedthroughonevenoneofthoseepicresolutionsMaybeyouvegivenuponresolutionsbecausetheyneverwork.Didyouknowthat3ofHarvardgradsmakemoremoneythantheother97combinedWhatmakesthose3achievemoreHintkeepreading.MoneyisnteverythingButthesegoal-settingtipswillapplytoyournancialgoalsaswellasanyothergoalsyoumayhave.Thisyearmakethedifferenceinyourgoalsettingthatcanmakearealdifferenceinyourlife.CHOOSESelectjust2or3goalsfortheyear.YesyestherearesomanythingsyouwanttoaccomplishButifyouaimyourarrowattoomanybulls-eyesyoullhitnoneofthem.ReallythinkaboutwhatyouwanttoaccomplishthisyearthatisaBHAGBigHairyAudaciousGoal.GotacoupleGoodS.M.A.R.T.MakethemSMARTgoals.huhSisforSpecific.Iwannabehealthiercanmeantoomanythings.Asagoalitmeansnothing.Iwanttoloseweight.SlightlybetterbutseeifyoucangetevenByJoannaKellyCrystallizeyourgoals.Makeaplanforachiev-ingthemandsetyourselfadeadline.Thenwithsu-premeconfidencedeter-minationanddisregardforobstaclesandotherpeo-plescriticismscarryoutyourplan.PaulJ.Meyer18WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 morespecic.Iwilllose0poundsandhavemycholesterolbeinthesafezonesothatIcanhavemoreenergytoplaywithmykidsandsetagoodexampleforthem.NowthatisspecicAspecificgoalwillusuallyanswerthefiveWquestionsWhatWhatdoIwanttoaccomplishWhySpecificreasonspurposeorbenefitsofaccomplishingthegoal.WhoWhoisinvolvedWhereIdentifyalocation.WhichIdentifyrequirementsandconstraints.MisforMeasurable.HowwillyoueverknowifyoureachedyourgoalifyoucannotmeasurethatitsdoneIwanttoearnmoremoneythanlastyear.SurethatissomewhatspecicbuthowmuchmoreApennyAdollarIwillearn5000morethisyearthanlastyear.Iwillearn50morethanlastyear.AmeasurablegoalwillusuallyanswerquestionssuchasHowmuchHowmanyHowwillIknowwhenitisaccomplishedIndicatorsshouldbequantifiable.AisforAttainable.Iwanttolandonthemoontomorrow.IsitspecicSure.IsitmeasurableYup.IsitattainableUnlessyourealreadyinthespaceacademywithaightplanloggedintoyourspaceshipumNO.Iwillyonirginalacticin00usingfundssavedmonthlyfrommysidebusinesssellingwidgets.NowthatisastepintherightdirectionAnattainablegoalwillusuallyanswerthequestionHowHowcanthegoalbeaccomplishedRisforRelevant.Abankmanagercreatesagoaltomake100peanutbutterandjellysandwichesinanhour.SpecicYup.Measurableh-huh.AttainableYoubetcha.ButrelevantNotsomuch.Iwillcreateandimplementasystemtodecreasepayrollandincreasecustomerservicewithresultsshownwithinthreemonthsofimplementation.ArelevantgoalcanansweryestothesequestionsDoesthisseemworthwhileIsthistherighttimeDoesthismatchourothereffortsneedsAreyoutherightpersonIsitapplicableincurrentsocio-economic-technicalenvironment19WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 TisforTime-Bound.Therehastobeaby-whenyouwillhavethisdoneotherwiseyoursuperspecicmeasurableattainablerelevantgoalmightnotbeaccomplisheduntilyoure100Timeisabsolutelynecessarytocreateasenseofurgency.IwillhavegoneonsixvacationsofatleastthreedayseachbyDecember252015.Atime-boundgoalwillusuallyanswerthequestionWhenWhatcanIdosixmonthsfromnowWhatcanIdosixweeksfromnowWhatcanIdotodayWRITEPutpentopaperandwritethemdownMakesuretousethephraseIwillinsteadofIwanttoorMygoalisThissetsyourbraintoworkonitasthoughitisdenitethatitwillhappen.Evenbetteralsomakeavisualdepictionofyourgoalsonposterboardabulletinboardortri-foldscienceboardusingpicturesandothermedia.HaveagoaltogotoParisfortheholidaysPrintpicturesofMontmartreandtheLouvremakea3-DmodelorbuyoneoftheEiffelTowercopyapoeminFrench.GetcreativeDoyouhaveanotebookyouuseatworkDecoratethecoversoyouseeiteverydayPutapostcardfromBoraBoraonthesunvisorofyourcar.InsteadofyourIDputapictureofaMaseratiintheclearviewpocketinyourwallet.Lookatyourgoalsandreadthemeveryday.TAKEACTIONCreatefromyouryeargoaltwelvemini-goalsoneforeachmonththatwillgiveyoubenchmarksthatleadyoutoyourbiggoal.Thenforeachofthesemonthlygoalsbreakthosedownintoweeklyanddailyactionsteps.NowyoucantakeactioneverysingledaythatwillleadyoutowardyourultimateBHAGdontforgetthatisyourBigHairyAudaciousGoalACCOUNTABILITYThenalstepistobeaccountabletosomeone.Studiesshowthatwhenyouarerequiredtoreportintosomeoneyouaremorelikelytofollowthrough.Getanaccountabilitybuddymaybesomeoneelsewhoalsowantstoachievetheirgoalsandmakesureyougiveaprogressreportonceaweekonhowyoudidonyouractionsteps.RememberthoseHarvardgradsThose3whoout-earnedtheirclassmatesTakeaguesswhattheywrotedownyougotitTheirgoalsNowgogettoitandhappygoalsettingachievingRecommendedreadingThinkAndGrowRichbyNapoleonHillAchievementbyDavidByrdMarkSmithTheSlightEdgebyJeffOlsonRichDadPoorDadbyRobertT.KiyosakiThepositiveeffectofwrittengoalswassupportedThosewhowrotetheirgoalsaccomplishedsignicantlymorethanthosewhodidnotwritetheirgoals.Thisstudyprovidesempiricalevidencefortheeffectivenessofthreecoachingtoolsaccountabilitycommitmentandwritingdownonesgoals.SourceSummaryofRecentGoalsResearchbyGailMatthewsPh.D.DominicanUniversityPDFherehttpwww.dominican.eduacademicsahssundergraduate-programs-1psychfacultyfulltimegailmatthewsresearchsummary2.pdfBornandraisedinHoustonTexasandagraduateofNewYorkUniversityJoannaKellynowresidesinLosAnge-leswheresheworksasanactressmodelandwriter.Inherfreetimesheenjoyssharingherwisdomwithupandcomingtalentcoachingchildrenofallagesformodelingandacting.Joannaisalsoanavidblogger.TolearnmoreaboutJoannaandherworkcheckoutherwebsiteswww.waitingforlefty.blogspot.comandwww.joannakelly.me.20WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 21WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 TheManBehindtheWordsScottDamianBySusannahC.HicksMyStory22WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 MyrstintroductiontoauthorScottDamianwasatasmallgatheringofwritersinLosAngeleswhojusthappenedtosharesimilarviewpointsaboutculturetheworldandtheartsplaceamongboth.JustlikeanyotherindustrywriterstendtoocktogethersothoughIhadnevermetDamianpersonallyhisreputationprecededhimandhis2013memoirVoiceAStutterersOdyssey.InfactIhadbeentoldonseveraloccasionsthatitisabookthatyoucantputdownsomuchsothatpeopleIknewpersonallyclaimedtohavereadtheentirebookinjustonenight.Itendtorollmyeyesatthosekindsofreviews.NottomentionIsecretlyfeltthatDamianwasfartooyoungtohavethatmuchofworthtosay.UponmeetingDamianIcansaymyeyesstoppedrollingrightaway.ScottDamianisaforcecharmingcharismaticfunnyintelligentandIadmitrathereasyontheeyes.EvenIstumbledatthemagneticmasculinecharmandenergyuponourrstintroduction.SeveralmonthslaterDamianandIwereslatedtospeakonasmallwriterspanelatahighschoolontheoutskirtsofLosAngeles.IknewoftheotherwritersthatwereonthepanelandwasveryknowledgeableoftheirworkbutnotsowithDamian.LikeagoodlittlewritermyselfIpickedupacopyofDamiansbookatmynearestBarnesandNobleandplannedtoquicklyskimthroughthememoirandIgothooked.Istartedthememoirat1036PManddevouredituntilthenalpageat1thenextmorning.Damiandidhaveplentytosayandthedepthpowerandepicvulnerabilityofhisstoryisgreatlyunusual.WhatIrstfoundsopowerfulasIreadVoicewastheauthorsercelycompleximagery.HisgrittydescriptionsenablethereadertonearlytastethecigarettesmokewaftingthroughhischildhoodhomesmelltheheatofNewOrleansinthesummerandfeelthefearhefeltasaboyaboywhosevoicecamewithsomuchshameandtrembling.AsIcontinuedreadingtheauthorpulledmeinpagebypage.WellIshouldsaytheboypulledmein.Ifoundmyselfwantingdesperatelytoprotectandghtfortheboy.Onlythebestwriterscanpullusoutofournarcissisticnaturesanddrawustowardadeeperunderstandingofwhatitistobehuman.Withthatdeeperunderstandingwelongtoghtandtoactonthebehalfofanother.Damianissuchawriter.ThelanguageofDamiansmemoirisabalancedblendofstunningproseandaccessibility.Itisasiftheauthorknewtheperfectmomenttopullbackandjusttellthestory.Thestoryitselfisfartoopowerfulfartoohumanandtheboyslifefartoostunningtoneedthehelpofprofoundorelitistlanguage...theprofoundnesscomeswiththemomentsofsimplicity.ScottDamianisapassionatemanandisindeedmovedbyhispassionssurroundingarttheexplorationofAmericancultureandthedissectingoftheAmericandream.AsIreadmoreofDamiansworkIdsaythewriterhimselfisnearlymanicinhisexplorationofwhatitisittobeabrokenawedhumanandhowourfamiliesdownfallsandvictoriesoftenservetobringaboutbothfailureandresilienceinus.Eachcharacterhewriteswhetherthecharacterishimselfasaboywithaseverestutteroranunenlightenedstubbornimmigrantfatherthatlovestoomuch-eachcharacterisonaquestfortruthorratherisatoolfortheauthorsownquestforauthenticityinartandlife.ScottDamianwasbornandraisedinNewOrleanstoauatemalanimmigrantfatherandarstgenerationSicilian-Americanmother.Thesedramaticculturaldifferencescertainlyplayedapartinthedynamicmessinessthatexistedinhischildhoodhome.Ahomefulloflovemixedwithahighdoseofdysfunctionandstricttraditionalismwasnothingshort23WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 ofextremelydifcultforthesensitivestutteringartisticboytotake.AsamanthatsameblendofstricttraditionalismartisticmessinessmixedwiththesensitivityandtheidentityofanartistisexactlywhoDamianisandwhoheexploresinhiswork.DamianmovedtoLosAngelesinthelate1990sreadytopursueacareerprimarilyasanactor.Thetheatrethroughouthisadolescenceandcollegeyearsbecameanescapeormoreappropriatelyacopingstrategyfortheyoungmanwithasevereandparalyzingstutter.AsachildDamianhadfoundthatwhenhewasmimickingcharactersfromlmandtelevisionhisstutterseemtonaturallyevaporate.Thoughescapismisapowerfultoolitisatoolofanadolescentandnotofaman.Tragedyandtraumacauseusaschildrentohidebutashealthyadultstheycancauseustondandexposeourtruestself.WhentheleveesbrokeinNewOrleansin2005Damiansatstunnedshockedandshakenashewatchedhisbelovedhometowndrown.Asthecitysankalongwiththerisingofwaterscamearisingofhismemoriesandanunquenchabledesiretospeakandtowrite.WithinthewritingDamianfoundhimselfredeemedtheboyfoundhisvoiceandfoundhiscallingasacreatorandstoryteller.ImmediatelyafterHurricaneKatrinaDamianbegantoworkonhisrstfull-lengthplayCoffeeStains.FittinglyCoffeeStainsisadynamicdirtyfamilydramasetinNewOrleansandwritingtheplayofferedaperfectbackdropforDamiansownselfandfamilialexploration.Tony-nominatedproducerHeatherProvostcamealongsidesoonafterandwithhercamealargegrantfromFloridaStateUniversitytoworkshoptheplay.AfteryearsofworkonCoffeeStainsseveralsuccessfulreadingsandinthemidstofthemovieTheKingsSpeechssuccessDamianwascompelledtowritehisownstoryofhisyounglifeasastutterer.Itwas24WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 astoryverydifferentthanthatofKingGeorgeIVonethatcertainlyismuchmoretruetowhatmostseverestuttererslivewithbehindthewallsofmillionsofmiddle-classhomesthroughouttheUnitedStates.PublishedbyBehlerPublishingin2013DamiansVoicehasbeenrisingsteadily.JustasthatboypulledmeinasIreadhiswordsandwalkedwithhimthroughhisjourneyonthepageitseemsthattheboycontinuestopullScottDamianinupandwithhimaswell.AswesatandIconductedthisinterviewhesharedwithmeanimageofhimselfasaboythathekeepswithhim.Itsaboythatisalittletootanandalittletooskinnyjustasmostboysareatsixwithlankyarmsandglisteningskin.AswespokeofthatboyinthephotographandDamiantalkedaboutthestrongconnectionhestillfeelswithhischild-selfIcouldnthelpbutrecognizetheexplorationoftruththeexplorationofhumanitythatstemsfromhisdeepdesiretohealthatveryboybygivinghimavoice.ThatiswhatDamianhasdonehehasgivenScottDamiantheboyavoice.Themanbehindthewordsisamanstillinthemidstofself-discoveryandstillverymuchinthemidstoftheexplorationtondhistruestandbestself.Perhapsweallare.Damianjusthappenstobebraveenoughtoadmitit.TolearnmoreaboutScottDamianandhisworkcheckouthiswebsiteatwww.Scottdamian.comSusannahC.HicksisaLosAngelesbasedwriter.Hickshaswrittenfornumerousentertainmentandnon-protcompa-niesincludingSAVN.tv.In2014Hickshour-longteleplayTheSummersSisterswaslmedonlocationinCharlotteNorthCarolina.CurrentlyHicksisworkingtocompleteherrstfulllengthplayTriteandhasseveralotherpilotsandabookofessaysindevelopment.AnimageofScottasayoungboythathelikestoreferenceandreecthowfarhehascome.25WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 FINDINGTHEBALANCEWhatTodaysWomenTrulyDesireinTheirMasculineCounterpartsBYHANNAHBORABABYWhatdoesitmeantobeamanintodaysworldWhatdoesitmeantobeamanwhoisgoodwithwomenIdontjustmeangoodatgettingawomanintobed.Imeangoodatengagingawomangettinghertoseeyouhearyouandappreciateyouwithoutusingsubterfugeormanipulation.Itseemsacommonexperiencethesedaysformentofeelinsecureabouttheirabilitytoharnesstheirmasculinityandconnectwiththefeminine.Perhapsthisisbecauseinthepastseveraldecadesourculturehasseenadistinctlackofpositivemalerolemodelsheroeswhowieldtheirpowerwithdisciplineandcompassion.Yetthisisthekindofpartnerthatcapableconsciousandbalancedwomenlongfor.Wellgentlementhetimehascometobecomeyourownheroes.Wewomenarewaitingeagertosupportyouintheprocessofsteppingintoyourfullexpressionofmanhood.Butfrstmenandwomenmustlearnhowtohonoroneanotherandworktogether.Whileoursocietyhasshifteditsemphasistowardsgenderequalityweseemtohavecollectivelymissedthefactthatequaldoesnotnecessarilymeanthesame.Masculinityandfemininityareequallyimportantandcomplementaryenergieseachpossessingdistinctcharacteristicsthatservetosupportoneanotherwhenbroughtintobalance.AncientTantricphilosophymaintainsthatbothmenandwomenpossessacombinationofmasculineandfeminineenergy.Sincethefeministmovementwomenhavebeendevelopingtheirmasculinesidebystrengtheningtheirsenseofpurposethroughhighereducationandfocusonlong-termgoals.Inturnmenhavetappedintotheirfemininesidebyreleasingrigidinsensitivityinfavorofspontaneityandenjoymentinlife.Yetrelationsbetweenmenandwomeningeneralstilldonotfeelbalanced.Compassionatemenarecomplainingthattheempoweredwomenoftodayaretooguardedandcriticalforthemtogetcloseto.Strongwomenarebemoaningthepointthatmenthesedaysseemtooindecisiveunreliableandlackingdirectionforthemtotrust.26WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 Thisrealitydoesnotmeanthatmenorwomenareinherentlywrongorbaditsimplymeansthatwearestillevolvingasahumanspecies.ThatbeingthecasewhatisthekeytoestablishingabalancedandhealthyrelationshipwithawomanyoundattractiveMoreimportantthanchiseledabsgrandromanticgesturesoreventhatBigOwehaveallheardaboutwhatmostwomenreallycravefromtheirmasculinecounterpartsaretheBigCsContributionConnectionandConsideration.CONTRIBUTIONWeallworkhardtobalancelivesjobsfriendsandfamiliesconstantlygivingtothosearoundus.Whilebothmenandwomenhaveatendencytostretchthemselvesthinwomeninparticulararebiologicallyengineeredtogiveofthemselvesevenbeyondtheircapacity.Whenawomandoesnttaketimetonurtureherselfshelosesthegentleglowofhealthandhumorthatmenndattractive.Ithelpsforawomantofeelthatshehassomeonewhoenjoyscontributingtohernourishmentbothphysicallyandspiritually.Contributiondoesnothavetobeextravagantinfactwomentendtorememberthesmallthingsandappreciatethemevenmorethanbiggestures.Listeningwhenshesharesherexcitementorconcernswakinghergentlywithcoffeeinbedwalkingthedogwhenyouknowsheisworkinglatethesearethethingsthatfuelthereofrelationship.Ourculturehasatendencytoreduceattractiondowntoaphysicalurgewhenreallyitisanenergyexchangeagiveandatake.Attheendofthedaymostwomenlongtoremovethearmortheydonatworkoroutintheworld.Inordertotrulysurrenderhermasculinesidethoughaladymustbeabletotrustthathermanwillstepupandtakechargewhennecessary.Somewomenwithamoremasculineessencewillnaturallybedrawntoamanwhosefemininesideishighlydevelopedwhoishappytolethertakethereins.Ontheotherhandawomanwhoisveryfemininewilllikelydesireapartnerwhoseenergyisdeeplymasculinetobalanceherout.Itisuptoyoutodiscoverwhatcombinationworksbestforyouandownit.FormanywomenthereisnothingsexierthanamanwhonowshisownworthandisusinhisnaturaliftstondfulllmentWeparticularlylovetoseeamandedicatedtothewelfareofhisfamilycommunityandtheworldatlarge.Wewomennaturallywanttosupportourmenwiththeirdreamsjustasweexpectthemtosupportuswithours.Weknowthatbyhelpingoneanotherwecanallgettowherewewanttogo.CONNECTIONTrueconnectionisthecapacitytoseehearandfeeldeeply.Itistheprocessofsurrenderingtothemomentandthepresenceofwhoeveryouarewith.Womenoftenseeamansabilitytoconnectwithanimalschildrenornatureasanindicationofhispotentialformeaningfulrelationship.Beforeyoucanhopetoconnectwithsomeoneelsethouhyoumustrstealetoconnectwithyourself.AskyourselfwhataremystrengthsandtheareasinmylifeIcouldimproveonWhatismytruepurposeBehonest.Awomancansensewhenamanisnotlivinginalignmentwithhistrueselfandthismakesitverydifcultforhertoopenupandtrusthim.Oneofthemostimportantthingsinestablishingandmaintainingconnectionisopenhonestandeffectivecommunication.Dontbeafraidtobekind.Askyourwomanquestionsaboutherselfthatmaygiveyouinsightintohowsheoperates.Payattention.Ifshemakesanefforttoreachoutorinitiateconversationbereceptive.Beclearaboutyourownthoughtsandintentions.Openinguptoheraboutyourstoryinterestsandgoalswillencouragehertowanttoshareherselfwithyouinreturn.CONSIDERATIONManymensharetheexperienceoffeelingdisassociatedfromtheirprimitivedrivingforcebecausesocietyhastaughtthemitisbadandmustbesuppressed.Asaresultmenhavebeentryingtonavigatetheworldseparatedfromthepartwherepassionandintuitionreside.Yetamanwhointegratesthesecomplementaryaspectsofhimselfcanharnesshisprimalenergyandrideittowardsrightaction.Sometimeswomencravethatmasculineintensitybutwealsoappreciateamanwhocanstoptoconsiderwhatkindofenergyaparticularsituationcallsforandcanmakeadjustmentsaccordingly.Itisamajorturn-ontoseeamanholdhispowerknowingwhentostandhisgroundandwhentotakeastepbackwhentoexpresshisanimal-likepassionandwhentobepatientandrespectful.Itisthiskindofdeepcondencethatmakestheladieswanttosnuggleuptoaparticularguy.Ithelpsifyouchooseawomanwhoisopentoyoureffortstobeginwith.Ifyoufocusonaladywhoforsomereasonofherowndoesnotseemopentoyouradvancespushingyoursuitwillonlymakeherwanttocalluphermasculinedefenses.Untilshegivesyouaclearsignthatfamiliarityiswelcomedremainrespectfullyformalsothatshefeelssafeandempoweredtosharehergiftswithouttheaddedpressureofhavingtonegotiateyourpersonalagenda.Inessenceconsiderationisthepracticeofallowingyourownneedstorestlongenoughtorecognizethoseofyourpartner.Whereasmasculinesensualitytendstobehighlyfocusedforwomenseductionisanongoingprocess.Doingthingsthatareconsiderate--likeanticipatingherneedsandtouchingbasethroughouttheday--canservetokeepherinaconstantstateofheightenedawareness.Bytappingintoyournurturingfemininesideyouareinvitinghertorelaxintothestrengthandpassionyourmasculinesidehastooffer.ANEWLYEVOLVINGMANDavidDeidaauthorofTheWayoftheSuperiorManmaintainsthatanewkindofmanisontherise.HeclaimsThismanisunabashedlymasculine...andheissensitivespontaneousandspirituallyalivewithaheart-commitmenttodiscoveringandlivinghisdeepesttruth.AmanwhoisridingthisnewwaveofinvolutionownshismasculinityandusesitinserviceofthegreatergoodthroughContributionConnectionandConsideration._______________________________________________HannahBorababylivesinAshevilleNorthCarolina.ThereamongtheBlueRidgeMou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ByFitnessTrainerRicardoZaratewww.ricardoadamzarate.comPhotographybyShaunYenwww.shaunyenphotography.comWithsomanyworkoutspromisingmanydifferentresultsthesedaysitshardtoknowwhatsfactandwhatsction.Whilehavingthisdiscussionwithanotherofmycolleagueswecametothisconclusionputanybodyyouknowthroughacircuitconsistingprimarilyofburpeesandjustsitbackandwatchthepaindevelopthrougheveryrep.Denitelynotthemostfavoriteexerciseofmanythisexerciseisknowntoshedcaloriesandtrimanybodythatstepsinitspath.Thisexerciseisgreattoincorporatethemusclesofthelegschestshouldersandtricepsallwhileintroducingplyometricsintothemixtoscorchcaloriesandkeeptheheartrateelevated.AvariationoftheBurpeewasstartedasearlyas1939byRoyalH.Burpeeasatnessevaluationandhasstuckaroundeversince.Theexerciseisbestusedwhendonebetweensetstokeeptheworkoutintensityhighandtominimizerestperiods.TheBurpeeiscomposedofsixmovementsandonlyrequiresjustyourownbodyweight.1.Jumpashighasyoucan.28WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 2.Squatandputyourhandsontheooroutinfrontofyou.3.Jumpyourfeetouttoaplankposition.4.Doapushup.5.Jumpyourfeetbackintowardsyourhands.6.Standupandrepeat.29WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 WhenIlookatallofthesocialnetworksoutthereIoftenwonderwhereorhowallofthiscameabout.SolastDecemberIstartedlookingforthepioneerofSocialNetworking.InmyresearchIranacrossa2004articlepublishedbyaLasVegasTimeswriterLisaFergusonwhereshewroteaboutamanwhohadcreatedasocialnetworkin2001calleditvratings.com.AsItypeditvratings.comonmybrowserittookmeontothesiteBuzznote.com.ResearchingthebackgroundofBuzznoteIfoundthemanthatthearticlewasattachedtoa47yearoldgentlemanfromLeesburgVAnamedMaxDalton.EasilyenoughIusedthecontactuspageonBuzznote.comtoreachouttohim.ThreedayslaterIreceivedavoicemailfromhimandquicklyreturnedthecall.Aconfdentsouthernvoiceanswered.WhenItoldhimIwassearchingforthefoundingfatherofsocialnetworkingherepliedWellyoufoundhim.Iaskedforasitdowninterviewwhichhepolitelydeclinedashedidnthavetimebutwaskindenoughtoofferafewminutesonthephone.Thosefewminutesturnedintoa45minuteinterviewthehighlightsofwhichIamsharingwithyouhere.In1997shortlyafterpurchasinganewhomeinSouthRidingVirginiaforhisyoungfamilyhealsopurchasedacomputer.HisPCcamewithAOLsoftwaretoconnectonlinethroughamodem.OnedayhewasinachatroomwatchingpeopletalkingaboutaTVshowonlinewhenhecameupwithawonderfulidea.WhatifsomeonecouldbuildasitesopeoplethataretalkingaboutTVwouldbeabletoutilizethatandmaketheirvoicesheardtoTVexecutivesTheycouldthenincorporatethatintoatelevisionratingssitegivingrealtimerawdatatonetworksandadagencies.MeetMaxDaltonTheFatherofSocialNetworkingOriginallyformedin2001asiTvRatings.comsocialnetworkforTVviewersBuzzNote.comisanoriginalsocialnetworksocialTV.In1997FounderMaxDaltoncameupwithanideatoconnectpeopletogethermorespecificallyconnectTVviewerstogether.BYOLIVIAMAXWELL30WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 OliviaMaxwellisanaccomplishedActorwriterandRadiohost.ShehasinterviewedactorssuchasPeterFondaandBillyCampbellandmusicianssuchasTa-merlanePhillipssonofJohnPhillipsofTheMamasthePapasandGrammy-nominatedGaryLucas.AsanactressOliviahasappearedinsuchmoviesasIrishWhiskeyGettysburgandwithRobertDuvallinGodsandGenerals.Oliviaiscurrentlytakingtimeofffromworktospendmoretimewithfamilyandisanactivistfornon-proftorganiationssuchasChronicymeisease.Forthenextthreeyearshewouldunsuccessfullyattempttondalowcostdevelopertohelphimdothis.In2000whileworkingasanaccountexecutiveatAshburnAbasedNEThewouldhaveconversationswithdevelopersinthecafeteria.TherehebefriendedadeveloperBillCampbellwhowouldthentakeontheprojectforonepercentownershipofthecompany.Billworkedontheprojectonandoffforaboutthreeyearsbuildingtheprototypeuntilherealizedhedidnthavetimetonishtheprojectwhileworkingafulltimejobtosupporthisfamilyandcoachinghiskidssoccerteam.ThatyearMr.Daltonalsowroteandpublishedapatentapplicationforthesiteandthealgorithmsusedforrawdatadistribution.Itvratingswouldidleforfouryears.Bylate2008Mr.DaltonhadbuiltasuccessfulcontractingcompanyandhadenoughmoneytofundtheprojectandhiredDavidHortonwhowasrecommendedtohimbyafraternitybrother.Davidtookovertheredevelopmentofthesitethatwouldnowbecalleditvbuzz.cominFebruaryof2009andwasgiven6monthstocompleteit.Davidwasanindependentcontractorwhoalsoworkedforotherclients.UnfortunatelybySeptember2010hewasunabletocompletetheworkandabandonedtheitvbuzz.comproject.Bymid2011MaxhadlosthiscontractingbusinessandwascommutingdailytoBaltimoreMDwherehewasworkingonsomeprojectswithafriend.Inearly2013hehadsavedupsomemoneyandplacedanadlookingforadevelopertokick-startthesiteunderanewnameBuzznote.com.Hefoundasoliddeveloperthatredevelopedthesite.AlthoughhewantstoaddadditionalfeaturestothesitethatothersocialnetworkscurrentlydontofferBuzznote.comiscurrentlyaworkingsiteyetstillincomplete.IaskedMr.DaltonwhetherhethinksthereisstillroomforanothersocialnetworksandhesayswithouthesitationYes.IaskwhatmakeshimthinkthatBuzznotewouldstillbeasuccessinsuchasaturatedmarket.Hetellsmethatpeoplearealwayslookingforsomethingnew.Whatcaughtmyattentionnextwashiminformingmethatheneversharedhistruemasterplanwithhisdevelopers.Histruemasterplanhesayswoulddisrupttheentiresocialnetworkmarketplace.Althoughheiscurrentlyhavingadifculttimeraisingseedstagefundingtonishthesitehesaysoncethesiteiscompletetherevolutionofsocialnetworkingwillreallybegin.Daltonhasonlyutilizedhisownfundsforthisprojectandsayshewillcontinuetoworkhardandwithvigortomakethishappen.MaxDalton.Ilikedthesoundofhisvoice.Therewassomethingintherethathadmethinking.31WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 FILMFESTIVALSWhatTheyreAllAboutandWhyYouShouldGoByEmilyMessinaAsawriterproducerdirectororreallyanyonewhoworkedonalmhavingyourprojectgetintoafestivalisexcellentexposure.Notonlydofestivalsattractstudioexecsespeciallythebiggeronesbuttheyalsobringtogetherlike-mindedpeopleakaotherproducersdirectorsandwriters.Soifyourelookingtomakeitinthelmindustrynoharmcancomefromnetworkingwithotherswhohavethosesameaspirations.Evenifyourenotapartofalmmakingteamattendinglmfestivalscanbehighlyentertaining.Festivalsoftenscreenlmsthateitherarentgoingtobereleasedtothemassesorhaveyettogetdistribution.Soessentiallyyoureseeingqualitylmsthatmightnotevermeetdistribution.WhodoesntlovehavingasneakpeekofamoviebeforeithitsthemassesFilmingeneralisanaudiencesmedium.Noonemakesamovieorespeciallyatelevisionshowwithoutanaudienceinmind.Festivalsareanexcel-lentwaytodrawattentiontoyourproject.Anyonewhosmadealmorbeeninvolvedintheprocessinanycapacityknowshowmuchworkisinvolved.Frompre-productionperfectingthescriptloca-tionscoutingdrawingtogetherabudgetnottomentionacquiringmoneytoprincipalphotographyfteenhourdaysonasetshootingthelmplusassemblinganddisassemblingequipmenteachdaytopostproductioneditingaddinganyvisualef-fectssubtitlesetc.Theprocessislongandde-nitelygruelinganditsnotforthefaintofheart.AfterallthathardworkwhyonearthwouldyouwantyourlmtositonashelfunwatchedThemainobjectiveforalmisexposurethemorethebetter.YouveheardofCannestheTorontoInternationalFilmFestivalorofcourseSundance.ButwhataretheyexactlyAlmfestivalisapresentationoflmsinoneormorescreeningvenuesusuallyinasinglecityorregion.TheycanrangefromveryhighprolealaSundanceorCannestoverylow-key.Eitherwayletslookatthereasonsyoudwanttoattend.32WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 EmilyMessinaisaScriptCoordinatorbybrainWriterbyheart.OriginallyfromCarlislePAshegraduatedfromOhioStateUniversityin2009andhasbeenwritingandeditinginLosAngeleseversince.Manynow-well-knownlmsgottheirstartatlmfestivals.2009SPreciousstarringGaboraySidbewhohadneverevenbeeninalmbeforePreciousanddirectedbyLeeDanielswentontonotonlygainawidereleasebutitwontwooscars.LittleMissSunshinewhichcameoutin2006directedbyJonathanDaytonandValerieFarisalsowentontowintwoOscars.Bothlmsgottheirstartatsundance.Manytimespeoplebecomedisillusionedbybigbudgetstudiolmsoftentimesitseemsasifthemoneypouredintothemoviedoesntreectthequalityoftheproject.Filmfestivalsatleastsmalleronesareoftenagoodplacetoturnwhenyouwanttoseelower-budgetmovieswhereemphasiswasputonwritingdirectionandactingmorethancertainvisualelementssuchasvisualeffectsorhowattractivethemainactorhappenstobe.Asalmmakeroranyoneelseinvolvedinthemakingofalmfestivalsareagoodplacetogainrecognitionforyourwork.Ifyourlmiswell-receivedthereareprizestobewonandevenifitsjustaverbalhonoreverythingcounts.Everythingfromcashprizestome-diacoveragetojuryawardsaregivenoutallofwhichareagreatreectionofyourproject.Whetheryoureavieweroralmmakerorbothfestivalsareagreatplacetomeetpeoplefromallovertheworld.Whetherthefestivalislocatednearyouornotitundoubtedlywillattractpeoplefromallanglesoftheglobe.IfitsnotlocatednearyouitsagreatexcusetotraveltootherplacesanywherefromNorthDakotatoTorontotoItaly.Mixingandnetworkingwithpeoplenativetootherplacesisoneofthebestwaystobecomeinspiredasanartistsoimmersingyourselfinotherculturesisasure-rewaytofuelyourcreativegenius.Andwhoknowsifyourlmmakesitintoafestivalsomeevenpayfortransportationandlodging.Win-win.ManyfestivalsevenspecializeincertaintypesoflmsthePanAfricanFilmFestivalshowcasescreativeworksbyafricanamericansandtheWomensInterna-tionalFilmArtsFestivalcentersonlmswrittendi-rectedandorproducedbywomen.OtherscenteroncertainthemessuchastheAutomotiveFilmandArtsFestivalwhichscreenslmswhosestoriespertaintoautomotivesinsomeway.Thereisboundtobeafesti-valtosuityourneedsandinterestssostarttheentryprocessnow33WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 BYALEXISMONAHANCliffhangerscliffhangerscliffhangersThispastfallseasonofTVhasbeenfullofdramaandyescliffhangers.ReadonforarecapofwhereyourfavoriteTVshowsleftofflastyearandgetreadyfortheridetocontinuethisyear.Obviouswarning.SPOILERSGOTHAMGothamisstartingtoheatup.Therearesomanymolesandbackstabbersanddoubleagentsitishardtokeeptrackofeveryone.InthetimelinethatisnowHarveyDentisstillaprosecutortryingtodogoodbutwecanseehisdarksidetoo.HegetsGordonandconsequentlyBruceandCatintoalotoftroublewhenhetriestospookLoveCraftintoconfessingtothemurdersoftheWaynes.UnfortunatelyforallLoveCraftisinnocent.AndwhenhetriestoprovethedepthofcorruptioninthecitytoGordonheismurderedandGordonisframedforhismurder.ThisisthelaststrawforthecorruptedmayorofGothamandhesendsGordontoArkam.BecauseofDentsaskingquestionsthetruekillersoftheWaynesarespookedintogoingaftertheoneeyewitnessCat.AssassinscometoWaynemanorandasAlfredghtsthemoffBruceandCatgoontheruntodowntownGotham.TheyarequicklytrackedandcapturedbutweseetherstglimpseofBrucesheroismwhenhedistractstheassassinlongenoughforCattomakeherescape.HisrewardHisrstkisscourtesyofCat.ReturnsToFOXonJanuary5th-87centralSLEEPYHOLLOWSleepyHollowbroughtusrighttothebrinkoftheApocalypse.WithsuchaseriousanddirestorylineSleepyHollowhasmanagedtokeepitshumorevenintoitssecondseasonwhichmakesthisshowafanfavorite.WeleftoffwithMolochrisingandbrininghisdemonarmytobear.OurheroesAbbieIchabodJennyKatrinaHawleyandIrvingbandtogetherforaght.nfortunatelyweloseCapt.Irvingtoademonsswordandthingslookgrimforourheroes.HenrycapturesthemwhenIchabodisunabletokillhisownsonandMolochorderstheHorsemanofWarHenrytokillourheroesandbringaboutHellonEarth.ButourdearMolochbeingthedemonthatheisdidntaskverynicely.HenryturnstheSwordofMethuselahagainsthisformermasterandsmiteshimfromthisEarth.ReturnsToFOXonJanuary5th-98centralMidSeasonFinalesRecapWhatWeAreLookingForwardToinThisNewYear34WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 GRIMMMonroeandRosaliearedesperatetogoontheirpostponedhoneymoonbutareequallyafraidtoleavewithallthatisgoingonandthethreatsagainsttheirinterspeciesmarriage.Thethreatsgetsteppedupwhenadeadfoxislefthangingoutsidethespiceshop.WhenNickputsthemunderprotectivepolicedetailMonroediscoverseventhecopsareathreattohimandRosalie.SergeantWooisconfrontedagainbythewessenworldashehasaruninwitharabidwessen.NicknallyadmitstohimthathecanseethesamethinghedoesbutWoorunsoffinamentalbreakbeforeNickcanfullyexplain.EveryoneisnowchasingAdelinesbabywhoiswithNicksmothertheRoyalswithAdelineCapt.RenardsmotherwithRenardshelpandnowtheResistance.JulietteisstillexperiencingnauseaandheadachesafterthespelltogetNicksgrimmpowersback.Pregnancyisruledoutearlyasthreetestshavecomebacknegative.ButweendonthedramaticcliffhangerofJuliettetransformingintoahexenbiestbeforeoureyes.ReturnsToNBConJanuary16th-98centralSCANDALScandalstartedoffabitchaoticthisseason.Openingalotofstorylinesandnoonereallyknewwheretheyweregoingwithitall.Butboydidtheyreallygoforitinthelastepisodesbeforethemid-seasonnale.PresidentFitzOliviaandJakegotovertheirthree-waylovetrianglelongenoughtotryandtakeoutOliviasevilfather.ItdidntworkofcoursewherewouldwebewithoutourDaddyDearestNoweveryoneisindanger.ButnotjustfromOliviasfatherForyetunknownreasonstheVicePresidentishavinghisownthree-waylovetrianglewithFirstLadyMellieandRepublicanCampaignLeaderElizabethNorth.ElizabethNorthconvincestheVPtogorougeandtostartawarwithWestAngola.HeevenplanshisowncarbombingassignationattemptagainsthimselfbutwhenthatdoesntworkhegoestrulycrazyandkidnapsOliviafromherownapartmentrightunderthenoseofJake.TheVPthenhasthebrilliantideatoblackmailthePresidentwiththisinformationintheOvalOfce.IonlyseebadnesscomingfortheVicePresidentWhileitallseemsratheroutlandishitmakesforsomegreatTVdrama.ReturnsToABConJanuary29th-98central35WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 THEFLASHTheFlashcomesupagainsthisoldestandnewestenemyReverseFlash.TheyellowsuitedmanwhokilledBarrysmotherandsenthisfathertoprisonisbackandlookingtoplaygames.WehaveseveralrunningghtingsequenceswhereitisclearthatReverseFlashisjusttoyingwithpoorFlashBarry.Barryishavingalotofpersonalrevelationsaswell.AfterhearingthatIrisismovinginwithEddieandhavingaheart-to-heartwithhisdadBarryconfesseshislovetoIris.ThingsgetawkwardbutBarrygivesherandEddiehisblessingandthathestillwantstobeherbestfriendbutnowhissecretisoutoneofthemanyway.WhileBarryisbusyCaitlinandCiscodiscoverthatRonnieakaFireStormisstillaliveandnotdoingtoowellasametahuman.HeclaimsnottowantCaitlinshelpbutcontinuestofollowherandevensavesFlashfromReverseFlashbeforewalkingoffagain.TheS.T.A.R.LabsteamhadtriedtocontainReverseFlashwithinaforceeldandlurehimintothetrapwithaTachyonexperimentReverseFlashhadtriedtostealbefore.ThetrapworksbutonlytemporarilyasReverseFlashbreakstheeldandevenbeginsbeatingDr.Wells.AsFlashandReverseFlashghtCiscomakesnotethattheyareproducingredandyellowlightningjustlikeBarrysawthenighthismotherwasmurdered.HetellsDetectiveWestanditbeginstobecomeclearthatthereweretwospeedsterspresentthenightMrs.AllendiedwhichmakessenseassomeonetookboyBarryawayfromthehousethatnight.WeendwithourtypicalcrypticcodaofDr.Wellsnolongerwheelchairboundinhissupercomputerroom.AndhehasaReverseFlashsuitandtoaddinsulttoinjuryhecanmakehisvoicesoundjustlikeReverseFlash.DidhestealitDidheonlycaptureReverseFlashtostudyandmakehisownIshewillhebecomeReverseFlashReturnsToTheCWonJanuary20th-87centralARROWHOLY.WHATJSTHAPPENEDAlrightletsstartthisbadboyfromthebeginning.RasalGhulandhisLeagueofAssassinshavegrownimpatientwaitingforOliverandcompanytondthemSarahskiller.Sotheycometotowntomotivatehimabitthreateningtokill50innocentStarlingCity-iteseverydayuntiltheguiltypartyisfound.TheteamgetstoworkputtingtogethertheirdamagedDNAevidencebutrealizethatitisamatchforoneMr.OliverQueen.WelatercometondanditisconrmedbyMalcolmMerlinscellvideothatitisnotOliverbutTheawhokilledSarahunderamindcontroldrugdaddyMerlingaveher.ShehasnomemoryofkillingSarahorevenofbeinginStarlingCityatall.AndspeakingofSarahsdeathnowTheaandMrs.LanceakaLaurelandSarahsmomwhodroppedbyforChristmasareinonthesecretofSarahsdeathwhichleavesCaptainLanceastheonlypersonwhostilldoesntknowSarahisdead.WealsoseeabitintothebackstoryofRayPalmerasheconfessestoFelicitywhathappenedtohisancandthatheboughtQueenConsolidatedsohecouldmakehissecretA.T.O.M.suitandsavethecitywithFelicityshelp.WealsogetabitmorefromtheHongKongashbacksandseeOliverlearnhowtotortureforinformation.ButduringhistrainingtheygetdistractedandChinaWhitecomestostealMaseoswife.WecanassumethatthingsdidntendhappilyasheisnowpartoftheLeagueofAssassins.OliverknowingthatTheaisunwillinglySarahskillermustprotecther.AndjustasMalcolmplannedhegoesandoffershimselfastheguiltypartytoRasalGhul.MalcolmhopesOlivercankillRasalGhulanderasehisblooddebttotheLeaguebutwouldbejustashappybeingridoftheArrowtoo.OliverandRasalhulghtanditdoesntgoinOliversfavor.WeendwithOliverbeingrunthroughthechestwithaswordandpushedoffthemountainwhileRasalGhulstandsvictoriousandunhurtabove.WhatcanpossiblybenextforArrowReturnsToTheCWonJanuary21st-87central36WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 THEWALKINGDEADThegangisbacktogetheragainminusthetragiclossoffan-belovedBeth.AfterEugenehasconfessedtohislieaboutWashingtonDCthereenginegroupreturnstothechurch.TheretheypickupMichonneCarlJudithandthepreacherfromachurchfullofwalkers.MichonnetellsMaggiethegoodnewsBethisaliveandRickandtheothershavegonetosaveherandCarol.AndRickdiddohisbest.DespitewantingtogointothehospitalallSWATteamstylehelistenedtoTyreeseandtheytryahostageexchange.EverythingisgoinggreattheyhaveBethandCarolbackandareleavingwhenournewestbadleaderDawnjusthastorubitin.ShedemandsthatRickreleaseNoahbacktohereventhoughhehadescapedandonlyreturnedtosaveBeth.BethisnonetoothrilledwithDawnsdemandandcoldlystabsherwithaconcealedpairofscissorstoherdeathasDawninstinctivelyshootsBethkillingherinstantly.InacloudofshockanddespairDaryltakesoutDawnandtheghtisover.WeendwiththeheartbreakingsceneofDarylcarryingthedeadBethinhisarmsweepingjustasMaggieandtherestofthegrouppulluptothehospital.AfterthecreditswearetreatedtoanothersightingofMorgan.Heistracingthestepsofthegroupstillandgoesfromtheschooltothechurch.ThetrailseemstohavegonecoldwhenMorgandiscoversthemapthatAbrahamleftforRickaskinghimtocometoWashingtonDCwiththem.AndsoMorgancontinuesfollowingourgroupReturnsToAMConFebruary8th-98centralONCEUPONATIMETheSnowQueenmayhavebeendefeatedbutevilhasnotleftStorybrooke.Rumpleisbackwithavengeanceandheiswillingtodoanythingtocleavehimselffromhisdaggerwhilemaintaininghispowers.WeseeinaashbacktheueensofDarknessMalecentUrsulaandCruellaDevilleholdBelleforransomforamagicalgauntletfromCamelot.RumplesurrendersthegauntletforBelleslifeandsheseesthehintofthemanbehindthebeastbutwhenBellendsthatsamegauntletinoldsshopsheknowsthetruth.Rumplewasneverandwillneversacricepowerforher.NowBelleonlyseesthebeast.JustatthelastsecondBellestopsRumplefromkillingHookandfreeinghimselffromthedaggerbytakingpossessionofhisdaggerandorderinghimoverthetownlineandoutofStorybrookeforever.NowstrippedofhismagicandaloneRumplemakeshiswaytoNewYorktoenlistthehelpofhisformerpupilstheQueensofDarkness.Theylikeourheroesareonthehuntfortheauthorofthestorybooksothattheycanchangetheplotandgettheirhappyendings.ReturnsToABConMarch1st-87centralDOCTORWHOItsChristmasintheNorthPole.WhoyougonnacallSantaClausehascometoDoctorWhoandtheDoctorisnonetoofondofhim.ClaraandtheDoctorarereunitedataNorthPolebasewithfourotherscientistsandaninrmaryoffourpatientswithwhatwelearnareDreamCrabsakaFaceHuggerswrappedaroundtheirfaces.SantahiselvesandRudolpharethereaswell.OurgroupisattackedbytheDreamCrabsandhastondtheirwayout.ButhowdoyoureallyknowifyouareawakeordreamingOurheroeshavetowakefromnightmareafternightmareinthisalieninducedsleep.ItdoesallowforClaraandDannyPinktohaveapropergoodbyeandweseeDannysacricehimselfagaintosaveClarafrombeingeatenalivebytheDreamCrab.OurheroesloseonememberofthepartytothenightmarebutwiththepowerofbeliefinSantaakatheircollectiveconsciousnesstherestareabletotrulywakeupandforgetallabouttheircollectivenightmare.TheDoctorevengetstoholdthereinsofSantassleighastheymaketheirescapebacktoLondon.WehaveseveralMoffatt-teasersaboutwillClaradieorwillshenot.IntheendClaranallyreallyweswearthistimeawakensyoungandeagertojointheDoctorbackontheTARDISandthroughalloftimeandspace.ReturnsToBBCAmericain2015-98central37WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 BYJAYSCHUSTERWhowouldyoupickasyourstartingveonanall-NBAteamItseemstobeaquestionthatcomesupalotinmycircleoffriends.Eachpersonhastheirownsetofstandardsandechelonsforanall-NBAteam.AdmittedlyasImcurrentlyinmy30sIhaventseenasmuchtapeasIdliketoofplayersfromthe50sand60ssoIwillfullyadmitIamsomewhatbiasedtowardsmygenerationofplayersfromthe80s90sand2000s.AlthoughIhaveseenenoughYouTubeclipshighlightsandhaveseenthenumbersputupbytheseearliergreatstorealizetheyneedtobeinthediscussionaswell.OksohereareFLiPsgroundrulesoncreatingthisall-timegreatteamFliPsAll-TimeNBATeam1.WearetakingaplayerfromeachpositionPGSGSFPFC.2.Thisisnottocreatethebestteamorthe5bestplayerseverjustthebestofalltimeattheirrespectivepositions.3.Welovearguingthissopleasefeelfreetowriteyouropinionofourteamgiveusyourstartingveorjustgenerallycallusmorons.Whateverthecasewerejusthappythatyourereadingthisandoursponsorsaremakingmoney38WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 WithoutfurtheradoFLiPsall-timeNBAstartingveisasfollowsppgpointsgameapgassistsgamerpgreboundsgamePOINTGUARDMagicJohnson13seasons19.5ppg11.2apg7.2rpg5championshipsRunners-upJohnStockton19seasons13.1ppg10.5apg2.7rpg0championshipsOscarRobertson14seasons25.7ppg9.5apg7.5rpg1championshipMagicisourchoicehere.HerantheShowtimeLakerstoperfectionandhelpedtheNBAthroughsomedarktimesintheveryearly80s.ImsureStocktonfansmightmakeanargumentbeingtheall-timeassistandstealsleaderandRobertsonaveragedatriple-doubleforanentireseasonridiculousbuttruebutMagicledtheLakerstovechampionshipsandisoneofthetop10playersofall-timeatanyposition.SHOOTINGGUARDMichaelJordan15seasons30.1ppg5.3apg6.2rpg6championshipsRUNNERS-UPJerryWest14seasons27.0ppg6.7apg5.8rpg1championshipKobeBryant18seasons25.5ppg4.8apg5.3rpg5championshipsThisistheeasiestpositiontochooseofallofthem.Jordanisthegreatestbasketballplayerever.JerryWestandKobeBryantarebothincredibleplayersbutnotinMichaelsleague.Evenretiredfor10yearsMJstillhasthebesthoopssneakersaroundaswellSMALLFORWARDLarryBird13seasons24.3ppg6.3apg10.0rpg3championshipsRUNNERS-UPLeBronJames11seasons27.5ppg6.9apg7.2rpg2championshipsJuliusErving11seasons22.0ppg3.9apg6.7rpg1championshipLarryLegendisnotonlyaTop10playerandquitepossiblythemostclutchperformeralongwithJordanbuthistrashtalkingwasepic.Hewasacompleteplayerandthebestpassingforwardever.LeBronsnumbersaredenitelyworthytobeinthediscussionoftopdogbuthesnotnearlyasclutchasBird.POWERFORWARDTimDuncan18seasons19.9ppg3.1apg11.1rpg5championshipsRUNNERS-UPKarlMalone19seasons25.0ppg3.5apg10.1rpg0championshipsElvinHayes16seasons21.0ppg1.8apg12.5rpg1championshipTimDuncanakaMr.Fundamentalhasbeenamachinethroughoutthecourseofhis18-yearplayingcareer.Addvechampionshipsontohisresumeanditshardtoknockhimfromthetopofthislist.ItwastoughleavingGarnettandMcHaleoffofthislistjustfortherecordbutHayesandMalonearestrongrunners-up.CENTERWiltChamberlain14seasons30.1ppg4.4apg22.9rpg2championshipsRUNNERS-UPBillRussell13seasons15.1ppg4.3apg22.5rpg11championshipsShaquilleONeal20seasons23.7ppg2.5apg10.9rpg4championshipsThiswasbyfarthetoughestcategoryofplayerstochoosefrom.TherehavebeensomanydominantcentersintheNBAthatitmadethisnearimpossibletoparedowntothree.WeknowweleftHakeemKareemandTheAdmiralsoundslikeabad70sbandoffthislistbutthesethreewerethebest.EightstraighttitlesforRussellwhichisimpossibletoduplicatebutChamberlainaveraged50ppgoneseasonandcausedtheNBAtoactuallychangerulestobalanceouthisdominancebeatthatCOACHRedAuerbachRUNNERS-UPPhilJacksonGreggPopovichMASCOTSWerealizewevegottencompletelycarriedawaywiththiscategorybutthisistoomuchfunGotheGorillaPhoenixSunsRUNNERS-UPBennytheBullChicagoBullsSpikeLeeNewYorkKnicks__________________________________________________AnunabashedCelticsfanJaySchusterisBostonbredandraisedandcurrentlyresidesjustnorthofthecity.HeisaProposalManagerforalargecompanyindowntownBostonandgraduatedfromSalemStateCollegeinSalemMA.InhisfreetimeJaylovesplayingandwatchingsportssurprisesurpriseweightliftingandgettingclobberedinbothMonopolyandCluebyhisdaughter.39WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 BYLACI_PAIGEMygirlfriendandIaregoingtoabigpartyonNewYearsDayandtheinvitationdescribesthedresscodeascocktailattire.WhatdoIwearHelpYoucanalwaysaskthehostbutifyoudrathernotcocktailattireisstillarelativelyformaldresscodeasuitorblazertrouserscomboindarkhuesisusuallyrequiredwithshinyshoesinadarkbrownorblack.Unlikeformaldressandtomakeityourownifyouwearasimpleshirtandsuityoucangoforaboldertie.Ifyoursuithasapatternitsbesttogowithasimpletie.Nobowtiesbutbelieveitornotyestopocketsquares.Foraccessorieswearanicebeltandcalf-lengthsockstocomplementtheoutt.Withthesocksyoucanuseitasanopportunitytoletalittlebitofyoushinethroughbywearingapairwithapatternoralittlebitofcolor.Intheendmakesureeverythingiscleanandpressed.WhateveryouchoosehaveagreattimeatyourpartyandHappyNewYeartoyouIamgoingoutforNewYearsEvewithagirlIminterestedinbuthaventmadeamoveonyet.HowdoIinitiateaNewYearskissYoureinluckMostbelieveinthecustomofkissingatthestrokeofmidnightonNewYearsEveanywaysoyouhavethatgoingforyou.Makesuretoletherknowyouareinterestedthroughouttheeveningbutdontbecreepyaboutitbesubtleholdopendoorsgetherdrinkforherlightlytouchherlowerbackwhenyouarenavigatingthroughpeoplebasicallybeagentleman.WatchhersignalsdoessheseemhappywithwhatyouredoingIfthingsaregoingwellabouttenminutesbeforethecountdowntalkaboutresolutionsandtraditionstogetintoasentimentalmood.Standnexttoherjustbeforethebigcountdownstartsreachdowntoholdherhandmakeeyecontactandsmile.CountdowntogetherandwhentheclockstrikesmidnightyoucanpressyourlipstohersandhopeshejoinsinoryoucansimplyaskNewYearKissWhetheryoukissornotmakethebestofitandhaveagreatnighthopefullyitwillbethestartofagreatnewyearwithanewrelationshiponthehorizonBestofluckandletusknowhowitgoes.QAm40WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 WanttomakeagreatmealforguestsoraspecialsomeonebutdonthavemuchtimetodoitinMakeawholeroastedchickenThepreparationtimeisminimalandallyouhavetodoisletitcookintheovenwhileyouentertainyourguests.Ingredients1wholeorganicchickenabout2.5kg5.5lbs2organiclemons1bunchoffreshparsleySaltandPepperOiloleRoastedChickenDirectionsHeattheovento200C400F.Preparearoastingpanwithagridontopsothechickenfatcandripdownandawayfromthemeat.Cleanthegutsoutofthechickenandpatitdryinsideandoutwithakitchentowel.Rubagoodhandfulofoilalloverthechickenandrepeatwithsaltandpepper.Washandcoarselychoptheparsleyandcutbothlemonsinhalf.Squeezeone-halflemonintothechickenandplacethesqueezedhalfplusonemorehalflem-onintothechicken.Thenllupwithparsleyandnishowiththelast2halflemons.Withstringormeatneedlesclosethechickensothellingstaysinside.Placethechickenontheroastingpanandthegutsunderneaththegridandbakeitintheovenforabout1hour45minutesto2hoursuntiltheskiniscrispandgoldenbrownandtheinsidetemperatureofthechickenbreastisminimum75C165F.Whileisitbakingintheovenyoucanbastetheskinwiththedrippingsafewtimesifdesired.Nowtakeoutthechickenandletitsitcoveredwithtinfoiltokeepitwarmforabout10-15minutesbeforecuttingandserving.Youcanprecutthechickenbeforeservingorserveitwholeasyouprefer.-EnjoyServes4RECIPESRecipebyAyoeandBobLaifromtheircookbookThreeMoreBitesPresentsCozyCookingwww.threemorebites.com41WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 Amanandhisgirlfriendarewatchingaboxingmatchinwhichaboxerwasknockedoutintherstround.ThemansaysVeryboring.Itwasalloverin1minute.ThegirlfriendrepliesNowyouknowhowIfeelVoldermortandPinocchioarehavingachat.SoallIhavetodoislieasksVoldermort.YepsaysPinocchio.ApolicemanonhishorsesaystoalittlegirlonherbikeDidSantagetyouthatYesshereplied.WelltellSantatoputareectorlightonnextyearandnesher.ThelittlegirllooksupatthepolicemanandsaysNicehorseyouvegotthere.DidSantabringyouthattooThepolicemanchucklesandrepliesHesuredidWellsaysthelittlegirlNextyeartellSantathedickgoesunderthehorsenotontopofitAvodkaplease.SirthisisMcDonalds.AlrightthenaMcodka.AndSPERSIEitWaystotellawomanismadatyou1Shessilent.2Shesyelling.3Sheactsthesame.4Sheactsdifferently.5Shemurderedyou.TherearereportsthatAOLandYahooareplanningahugemerger.Theyrecallingitthedealofthedecadespecicallythe0s.42WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 Youvejustputthenishingtouchesonyourbook...ctionnon-ctionorchildrensbookandnowyouwanttobepublished.AtRocketScienceProductionswellpersonallyhelpyouthroughthemaze...givingyourworktheattentionitdeservesandgivingyoufullcontrolofthepublishingprocessandprots.ToarrangeforaFREEpersonalconsultationemailusatbepublishedrocketscienceproductions.comLLC43WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETJANUARY2015 ThisFLiPpagebroughttoyouby. LiterayDsisPswasingfoeuthowww.literarydesirespress.cominfoliterarydesirespress.com703.764.8003LiteraryDesiresPressisacceptingsubmissionsofallsub-genresofromanceanderoticnovelsnovellasandshortstories.Wearealsoacceptingself-publishedauthorswhowishtoselltheirpaperbacksandorebooksonlinethroughus. EverDeamtofBecominaPinupIfyouhaveeverdreamtofposingasaclassicpinupofthe1950sasultryvixenofthe1930sor40soravampofthe1920sthenhereisyourchanceCelesteGiulianoPhotographyisafullservicestudiowherecustomvintagestyledportraitsarethespecialty.Overthelast6yearsmyteamandIhavetransformedover1000everydaywomanintosexypinupsWeofferthebestqualityandmostprofessionalpinupphotographyavailable.WhetheritsyourrsttimeposingoryouareaproinfrontofthecameraIcanhelpyoufeelcomfortablerelaxedandcondentasyouaretransformedintoaclassypinup.Allpackagesarecompletelycustomizedtocreateuniqueimagesthatreectyouoryourlovedonespersonalityandinterests.Thephotosareaperfectgiftforabirthdayweddinganniversaryorotherspecialoccasions.Theyarealsoafunanduniquewaytodocumentandcelebratemilestonebirthdaysreachingweightlossgoalspregnancypostpregnancyandnewrelationships.Plustheymakeyoufeelsexyandgiveyoutheopportunitytopamperyourselfforaday EDITORINCHIEFAlexisNicholsPUBLISHERFrankMonahanARTDIRECTORMeredithHancockDESIGNERJennyRiellyPHOTOGRAPHERSAlexanderPellegrinwww.alexanderpellegrin.itHarveyBranmanwww.harveybranman.comCREDITS...ONTHECOVERPhotographerAlexanderPellegrinwww.alexanderpellegrin.itModelLucianaLopesHelloFLiPMagazineReadersImecstatictobetakingoverasEditorinChiefofFLiPMagazine.InthisnewrolemyaimistobetterbridgetheinterestsofbothmenandwomenwhilekeepingtheedgeandairthatFLiPhascometobeknownfor.OurmagazinewillcontinuetoprovideinsightfuledgyfunandinformativearticlestochallengeyourmindandbodybutwithmoresharedinterestsIhopeitwillbemoreconducivetoippingfromonesideofthemagazinetotheother.AsweallknowJanuaryisatimeforreectionandrenewal.Bothsidesofthemagazineprovideinsightfularticlestohelpyouprepareforthenewyearahead.GoalSettingHowtoGetWhatYouWantintheNewYearwillhelpyoutocomeupwithagameplanforstickingtoyourNewYearsresolutionswhileourlatestTutorialTimeNewYearsEveMakeupandbonusHolidayRecipessectionwillmakeyouthelifeofthepartyandtheperfecthost.ThearticleCreativity--YouKnowYouWantMoreOfItistheperfectwaytotapintoyourownimagination.FindingtheBalanceshareswhatmaybetheultimatekeystoasuccessfulrelationshippracticingcontributionconnectionandconsideration.FindYourStoryAnewUncoveringtheHealingPowerofWritingoffersanothercreativeoutletandsharesthewisdomthatafreshstartisindeedachoiceandcanbejustaWorddocumentaway.WehavealsoaddedanewTutorialTimesectiontothemenssidecompletewithpopularworkoutroutinestforbothsexes.Ialwayslovetohearfromourreaders.Ifyouthinkyoumighthaveasubjectarticleeditorialoreventthatcouldinterestuspleasefeelfreetoreachmeatalexisnicholsflipmagazine.net.IhopethisissueinspiresencouragesandfulllsyouasmuchasitdoesallofushereatFLiPMagazine.SowhatareyouwaitingforFliponthroughthepagesofFLiPMagazineAlexisNicholsFLiPMagazineEditorinChiefLetterfromtheEditorPhotoByStephGirardwww.stephgirardheadshots.com4WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 UNCOVERINGTHEHEALINGPOWEROFWRITING..........................14NEWYEARSMAKEUP...............................................................26MODERNDAYLOVELETTERS.......................................................30HOWTOGETYOURDREAMJOB..................................................32TOPTENNATURALREMEDIESFORACNE.....................................34FLiPWBONUSHOLIDAYRECIPES................................................36FLiPWQA...............................................................................40WHENTOTAKEYOURFIRSTTRIPTOGETHER81018MYSTORYOFFBROADWAYSTARKIRSTENHOLLYSMITHFASHIONINPARISHAPPINESSIS...65WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 HapinesisWhatHapinesMeanstoMeDefinitionsofHapinesBYANJEZAANGIEGEGAItisextremelyhardtocapturesomethingintangibleletalonedeneit.Scientistsdonthaveaformulaforit.Poetsseemtohavemanyideasaboutitandyetthetruthiseveryonehasadifferentdenitionforit.WhatishappinessWhatmakesyouhappyIsitthepresenceoffeelingsandpossessionorthelackthereofThereisnorightorwronganswer.IaskedmanypeopleabouttheirthoughtsonthesubjectandIstillcantpinpointonedenitiveanswer.Myideaofhappinessislove.Lifehappens.Sometimeswehaveeverything.Othertimesweloseitall.Butnothinghurtsasbadorfeelsaspoorasthelackoflovecaresupporttrustandfaiththatwhoyouaretodayorwhereyoustanddoesntdenewhatyoucanbecometomorrow.Thoseupliftingthoughtsthathityourheartsoftlysaying...Heydontbesad.Ibelieveinyou.Dontcryyouaremadeforsomuchmore.Someotherpeoplelikemybrotherthinkhappinessishavingajobandconductingalifethatgoesplannedaccordingtoanagenda.Moneymovestheworld-hesays.Withoutityoucantdoanything..Yetheistheonethatfoundlovewithabeautifulwomanthatcaresforhimdeeply-gogureMymotherLenoraGegaateacherof35yearsfromAlbaniathinkshappinessishavingharmonylivinginpeaceandseeingherchildrensucceed.Toherhappinessisrelatingtoahigherpowerandrealizinghownecessarygratitudeandgraceare.Happinessistheabilitytoenjoywhatyouhave.Andtheopportunitytoreachsomethingyoudesire.IconsidermyselfhappybecauseIhaveeverythingIneed.Itsjustamatterofseeingitandbeinggrateful-saysDr.AliElAtatanMDlivinginBrooklynNewYork.Lovemoneyfaithgratitudelife...Everyonehasadifferentanswertoexplainhappiness.Andthetruthiseveryoneisright.BeinganindependentwomanthatalwaysthinkshighlyoflikemindedwomentheireducationalchoicesandcareeropportunitiesitfeltlikeaslapinthefacethersttimeIwatchedaparticularsceneinthelmMonaLisaSmile.IreallyconnectedwiththeleadcharacterplayedbyJuliaRobertsbecauseshefoughttoinspireoneofherstudentstofocusoneducationandnotrushintomarriage.Atonepointshegoestovisitherformerstudentandcongratulateheronhermarriagechoiceeventhoughshedoesntpersonallyagreewithit.Thestudentexplainsthattheirdenitionsofhappinesswerevastlydifferent.Whatonesawasimportantandcrucialtoachieveinlifewasnotsomethingtheothervaluedasdeeply.Mydreamhasalwaysbeentobemarriedandbeawifeserveandmakemyhusbandhappy.ImveryhappywhereIam.Pleaseacceptthatsheexplains.Happinessisastatusofbeingorreachingsomethingthatisdifferenttodifferentindividuals.Thatperspectivehasrootsinourpastandoftenexpressesachoiceorwishthatreectsmorethanjustanindividualchoicebutratheralifestyleafamilyacultureastatusofbeingandliving.Ihopewecanallstandinfrontofthemirrortodayviewahappypersonorknowexactlywhatcausesthatstateofbeingandcontinuepursuingit.______________________________________________WithadegreeincommunicationsabackgroundinpsychologyandaninspirationalbookalreadypublishedAnjezaAngieGegaassuresusthatthecoretomakingadifferenceinpeopleslifeismotivationandinspiration.Followingandsharingthecurrentwell-beingandhealthtrendshasallowedhertodojustthat.TokeepupwithauthorAnjezaAngieGegacheckoutherwebsiteatwww.anjeza.com6WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 7WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 WhentoTakethatFirstTripTogetherThismonthsarticleisdenitelyacaseofdoasIsaynotasIdobecausemanyofmyfavoriterstdateshaveinvolvedanexcitinghike.ButthenImoneofthoseperpetuallysingletypessowhatdoIknowIfIwasgoingtohazardaguesstothebesttimetogoonthatrstgetawaywithyournewbeauandoffertipsonplanningtheadventurethisiswhatImightsayByAeriRose8WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 ThinkaboutthestandardrelationshiptimelinemeetfriendeachotheronFacebookspendtheweekendstalkingtheirpagewithyourgirlfriendsgoonarstdatespendawholeweekendtogethersparetoothbrushinthebathroomsparedresserinthebedroombreakthebodilyfunctionsbarrierghtbreakupgetbacktogethermoveintogetheretc.Ofcoursenoteveryrelationshipmakesittoeverystep.ButifyourbuddingrelationshipseemstobecruisingalongdownthetimelineandyoureitchingforanewadventureIwouldthinkthatsometimeafterspendingtheweekendtogetherbutbeforemovingintogetherwouldbethebesttimetoplanthattripfortwo.IfyouhaventbrokenthebodilyfunctionsbarrierIhopeyouarereadybecausethereisnowayyouwillmakeitthroughared-eyeightmysteryairlinemealsandoranovernighttrainridewithoutatleastalittlegasordrool.IfyouhavemadeitthisfarcongratsCrackopenatravelmagazineandfollowtheseDosandDontswhenplanningthatepicrstadventureHaveyoueverhadtheurgetojustdropwhatyouweredoingpackabagandsetoutonanadventureFiveyearsandovertwodozencountrieslaterAeriRoseisproofthatexcitementindependenceanddiscoveryawaitthosewhoareboldenoughtosayyestolifescraziestchoices.WhennotexploringtheworldwithherlittlegreybackpackAeriRosecanbefoundlivinganomadiclifestyletravelingtheUnitedStatesasanartistandentrepreneur.TofollowAeriRoseonallheradventurescheckheroutonlineataerirose.comfacebook.comaeriroseortravelingwithaeri.com.1Donttakehimsomewhereyouvebeenalready.Donttrytoshowhimsomethingyouthoughtwaswonderfulandyouwanttosharewithhim.Therewillbetimeforthatkindoftriplater.Forthisrstonetrytoavoidplaceswhereyouhavepre-setexpectationsforhisresponse.Dontmakethetripatesthemightpassorfail.Dogosomewhereneitherofyouhavebeensoyoucanshareinthediscoveryandexperiencetogether.2DontgotoasecludedlovenestintheCaribbeanorsomewhereequallyisolated.Eventhoughyouvemadeitpastspendingthewholeweekendtogetherhavingyourownerrandsandyourownapartmentcanbeacomfortingescapeexitifnecessary.Evenifyourehavingagreattimeanisolatedlovenestcanleaveyoufeelingtrapped.Dogosomewherewithversatilityalonetimeculturenightlifeetc.3Dokeepitshortandsweet.Trynottoplananyyearlongaroundtheworldjourneysjustyet.Sticktoaweekendadventure.Holdoffonthebigbucketlisttreksuntilyoucanbesureyouwontgocrazyafter3060300daysofthesamebadsportsjokesandcompulsiveneedtostraightenthesilverwarewhenyoueat.4Doconsiderbothofyourinterestswhenresearchingthelocalattractions.Bewillingtocompromiseonactivities.Encouragehimtodosomethingyourepassionatelyinterestedinbutbewillingtobranchoutofyourcomfortzoneanddothesameforhimtoo.Dontexpecttodoeverythingtogetherthough.Alittlealonetimeishealthyandcanbeexcitingespeciallyifconversationsstarttolaghalf-waythroughthetrip.Takingtimetoexplorealonewillgiveyouhoursoffreshconversationfodderwhenyourebacktogether.5Dontconsiderthetripasuperherosidekickadventure.SureyouwanttoshowoffhowchicandindependentyoucanbewhataculturedtraveleryouarebutstoppruningyourfeatherspeacockThewayyoutwobehaveonthistripisasmallglimpseintothefuture.Sotreatthistriplikethepartnershipyouhopeyourrelationshipwillbeandenjoythejourneytogether.9WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 ForeverDustyForeverKirstenForeveraForceOffBroadwayStarKirstenHollySmithBySusannahC.HicksMyStory10WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 ThatvoiceItsavoicesosmoothsodeepsorichintoneitsastunninglycomplexmixofearthysoulrocknrollwithjusttheslightesthintofsouthernfolkmixedtoperfectionlikeanewineormoreappropriatelyasmoothwhiskey...Inlatewinter2014IwasinvitedtoaneventindowntownLosAngelestowatchKirstenHollySmithperform.ThoughIwasfamiliarwithherasanactressandhadcertainlyheardrumblingsofhersuccessfulone-womanshow-turnedOffBroadwayhitForeverDustyIdyettohavethepleasureofhearingSmithsinglive.ThersttimeonehearsKirstenHollySmithsingin-personyoullneverforgetit.Myjawdroppedwhenthebrightred-lippedleather-cladtallblondebombshellofawomanopenedhermouthtorevealavoicethatshooktheraftersandgotapreviouslydozingcrowdtositupandmovetotherhythmoflegendarystandardslikeSonofaPreacherMansunginanastoundinglyfreshway-whilestillclingingperfectlytotheintendedartistryandsoulofeachballad.SeveralmonthslaterwhileinpreparationforthispieceIsatatafunkydinerinLosAngelessippingcoffeeandwaitingtogettoknowMs.Smithalittlebetter.Likemagicsheappearedagainred-lippedleather-cladandlookingjustasmuchlikeastunningblondebombshellat830AMasshedidat830PM.Thatpowerfulsoulfulrichsmooth-as-whiskeyvoicebelongstoawomanwhohappenstohaveoneofthesweetestkindestdispositionswithwhichIhaveevercomeincontact.Thatdispositionmakesallshesaccomplishedinthecutthroatworldofentertainmentallthemoreinspiring.Smithisareminderthatgoodnesscanshineeveninanindustrywheredarknessseemsalltoooftentowinandalltoooftentoblotoutlight.BorntoPHD-holdingparentsandraisedinPittsburghPennsylvaniaandlaterinDenverColoradoKirstenHollySmithistheeldestofthreechildren.AsachildSmithwasastructuredtenaciousdrivenindependentandhighlyfocusedtoe-headedlittlegirlwithtallaspirations.Thetightlyregimentedscheduleshekeptasachildprovedtoserveandperhapsforeshadowalifetocomethoughstilldecadesaway.AcompetitiveswimmerfromtheageofsixtosixteenSmithseyesweresetsquarelyontheOlympics.WithhoursofintensetrainingbeforeandafterschoolvedaysaweekandcompetitionsontheweekendsitseemedasifshewasbutteryingherwayswiftlytotheOlympicpodium-thatisuntiladolescencehitwithlikesomanyofusamorethanmildcaseofteenagerebellion.Thistookarmholdleadingthetalentedteenintoaworldofpartiesboysandbooze.ThoughnolongerkeepingtherigoroustrainingscheduleSmithwasabletoremainfocusedinthemidstofherrebellioushazetocontinueperformingthoughnotintheswimmingpool.UnabletoleaveherathleticspiritcompletelybehindSmithsoonfoundherselfintheworldofcompetitivecheerleadingalongwithhoursofathleticandvocaltraining.Smithhadbeendeeplyinvolvedinperformingasasingerhavingworkedwithavocalcoachandsinginginchoirsthroughoutheryouthandhighschoolyears.NoamountofhighschoolrebellionwasactuallyabletoforceSmithKirstenHollySmithandcastmateChristianSajousperformonGoodDayNYSmithasDustySpringfeldatNewWorldStagesTheaterinNY11WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 completelyoff-track.Indeedthattenaciousdrivenhighlyfocusedgirllivedonbetweenspurtsofrebellionintermixedwithnaturalabilityanimpressiveworkethicandmountainsofdiligence.ThoughbothofSmithsparentsheldadvanceddegreestheireldofspecialtywasinpubliceducationwhichmademoneymorethantightattimesforthefamilyofve.AscollegenearedSmithknewascholarshipwasanecessity.AttheurgingofherhighschooldramateacherSmithauditionedfordozensofscholarshipswithanastonishingelevenoffered.InherfranknessSmithsharedthatshesimplychosetheschoolthatgaveherthelargestamountofmoneytheUniversityofOklahomaandoffshewent.TheUniversityofOklahomaprovedtobearatherkismetchoice.Oneoftheoldestperformingartsprogramsinthenationitreignsasoneofthemosthighlyrespectedprogramstothisday.Theperformingartsprogramattheuniversityisrunverymuchlikeaconservatory.Howeverthegruelinghoursofrehearsalsandtechniqueclassesseemedtobeaperfectsequeltoherchildhoodyears.Theuniversityrequiredthesamefocusdedicationmentalandphysicalstaminasomuchsothatoutofthethirty-fourstudentsthatenteredtheprogramwithSmithamerefourwereabletograduate.WithgraduationnearinganddesperateforagigSmithmanagedtolandaproductionjobonalmthatwasshootinginOklahoma.WhileinthemidstofthisonebusyproductionjobSmithgrewclosewiththecastandcrewmadeconnectionsandbuiltrelationshipsinawaythatcanseeminglyonlybedonewhileonlocation.Duringthosegrueling18-hoursdaysonsetbondsthatturnfromclaytoconcreteintheweehoursofthemorningarebuilt.ThatgigandthoserelationshipsalongwithseveralotherratherkismeteventsledSmithtoLosAngeleswhereforthenextfewyearsshebookedrolesinlmandtelevision.WhileinLosAngelesSmithconnectedwithfamedactingcoachJohnKirbywhoSmithnotesdramaticallychangedherasanartistandchangedherlife.CallinghimanactorsguardianangelSmithcreditsJohnKirbyforpropellingherworktonewartisticheights.Kirbyalsobecameatrustedcounselorinallthingslifebusinessandart.SeveralyearslaterSmithfoundherselflivinginJapanalongwithagroupofsixtyotherAmericanartistsoneofeightsingersselectedtoperformatabelieveitornottwobilliondollarreplicaofAmersterdaminSouthernJapancalledHuisTenBosch.ThoughaspectsoftheyearlongstayinJapanwereamazingtherewerecertaindifcultiesintakingalong-termgigsofarfromLosAngeles.Howevershewasmakingafantasticlivingasasingerandartist-butthetrade-offbeingsofarawayfromLAwasdifcultforherpersonallyandonherrelationships.JustbeforeleavingLosAngelesforJapanSmithhappenedtomentiontoKirbythatshewasinterestedindoingamusicalonDustySpringeld.Interestedindoingamusicalthatquickperhapsabsent-mindedphraseeventuallyturnedSmithsworldupsidedownandchangedherworkandlifeforever.12WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 SoonafterSmithsreturntoLosAngelesForeverDustywasborn.Smithsone-womanshowwasoriginallyconceivedwiththehelpofanArtsgrantawardedtoSmithfromtheUniversityofSouthernCalifornia.UponreturningfromJapanSmithhadfoundworkatUSCsSchoolofCinematicArtsintheirstellarscreenwritingdivisionasanassistanttothechairofthedepartment.TheartsgrantfromtheuniversityallowedhertodevelopherownprojectandgaveheradeadlinetoperformthepieceinAprilof2006.TheaftermathofthatperformancewasathrilledaudienceareactionsostrongthatSmithcouldnotdenythatshewasontherighttrack.Indeedsomethingwasthere.SmithspentherdaysattheUSCCinemaSchoolofceworkingandassistingfamousandsoontobefamousscreenwritersandhereveningsworkingonherownshow.TherstincarnationofForeverDustythencalledStayForeverpremieredtoadelightedpublicforasoldoutandcriticallyacclaimedrunattheRenbergTheatreinLosAngelesin2008.BythistimeSmithhadbeenhardatworkontheshowforthreeyearsandtheworkwasbeginningtopayoff.Peoplesreactionstotheshowwereastonishing.DustySpringeldwasaforceofnatureandKirstenHollySmithasDustyasawomanandasanartistisjustasmuchapowerfulforceofnature.ThetransitionfromtheonewomanshowtotheOffBroadwaymusicalwithavepersoncasttookoverveyearsfromtheclosingoftheLAproductionandSmithsandtheshowsmovetoNewYorkCitywhereshecontinuedtopoundtheliteralandgurativepavementproducingandadaptingtheshow.KirstenandherwritingpartnerandhusbandJonathanVankinsubsequentlywrotealmaboutDustySpringeldthatwastwiceanalistattheprestigiousSundanceWritersLab.ThebasisofthatlmwasusedtoexpandForeverDustyintothemusicalthatpremieredoffBroadway.Likeamarriagetheone-womenshowmovedandformedandusheredapartnershipwiththelmscriptandthatintothemusical.Itsnotnecessarilyoddforamusicaltotakenearlynineyearsifnotmoretodevelop.HowevertheastonishingpartisthatinmanyrespectsitwasSmithsdrivealonethatpushedtheprojecttoitssuccess.Yesofcourseshehadhelp.ShehadateamherproducingpartnerLeslieBrockettandheroriginalproducerinvestorJorjaFoxCSIalongwithherhusbandasuccessfulwriterhimself.ButitwasateamtheSmithbuiltherselfandSmithwasindeedthedrivingforce.TherewasamountainrangeofobstaclesfromthatrstperformanceinLosAngelestothepremiereofForeverDustyinNewYorkCitysOffBroadwaypremiereatNewWorldStagesTheater.Smithraisedover600000toproducetheshow.Sheco-produceddevelopedcreatedwroteandstarredinwhatbecameonecriticsdarlingofamusical.TheNewYorkpressravedwithfantasticreviewsfromthelikesoftheNewYorkPostsFrankSchecktoPerezHilton.Smithhaddonetheimpossible.Itwasherownpower-thepowerwithinheralonethatdrovetheDustySpringeldstoryForeverDustyfromjustanideaorquickthoughttoamovingjoyfuldeepintentionalrichmusicalandhadNewYorkCityliterallysinging.SowhyDustySpringeldSurprisinglythatquestionhadananswersimilarastowhyIwassomotivatedandinspiredtodoapieceonKirstenHollySmith.InSmithsownwordsItwashervoicethatrstdrewmein.Therewassomethingmagicalaboutit.Itssoulfulpuresexyandpowerful...youjustwanttoknowwhereitcomesfrom...soIwentexploring.Dustywastrulyaforceofnature.Icouldnthavesaiditbettermyself.KirstenHollySmith-itwashervoicethatrstdrewmein.SmithistrulyaforceofnatureSusannahC.HicksisaLosAngelesbasedwriter.Hickshaswrittenfornumerousentertainmentandnon-protcompa-niesincludingSAVN.tv.In2014Hickshour-longteleplayTheSummersSisterswaslmedonlocationinCharlotteNorthCarolina.CurrentlyHicksisworkingtocompleteherrstfulllengthplayTriteandhasseveralotherpilotsandabookofessaysindevelopment.KristinwithLisaLampanelliwhogushedForeverDustyisspec-tacular...Theshowisterrifcthesing-a-longablastthecastcrewbandthebestBRAVO13WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 Inourcultureweareinundatedwithmessag-estellingustoforgetthepastputitbehindusandmoveonwithourlives.NewAgephilosophyinparticularwarnsagainstget-tingcaughtupinourstoryencouragingustoliveinthemomentinstead.Whilethereisagreatdealofwisdomtobehadinthisadvicewhatsmiss-ingisrecognitionthatitisnotalwayseasytojustletgoaswehavebeentoldtodo.Muchlikeamuscularknotintheshoulderorbacktheemotionsconnectedtoourexperiencescannotbereleasedsimplybecausewewantthemtobe.Norcantheybeignoredorpushedasidewithoutfurtherimpact-ingusinthelongrun.FINDYOURSTORYANEWInaninterviewwithFLiPMagazineMetaCommerseMAMFACWPtheFoundingDirectorofStoryMedicineAshevilleobservedthatStoriesareinourbodiessothereisasomaticcomponenttoourhealing.Everymemorywehaveislockedsomewhereinourtissues.Wheneventsoccurinourlivesthataretoomuchforustoprocesscompletelyinthemomentwestorethoseemotionaltraumasawaytobedealtwithatalaterdatemuchasourphysicalbodiesstorefatandothertoxinsunabletobeabsorbed.Thereforereleasingthesestoriesandthefalsebeliefstheyinspirefromouremotionalbodiesisverysimilartode-toxingphysically.Indeedmanyaholistichealerwouldarguethatthetwoprocessesareintertwined.UnfortunatelythereisnoMasterCleanseforouremotions.Healingfrompasteventsenoughtomoveforwardwithoutriskofrepeatingthesameexperienceisamulti-levelprogressionthatoccursinmanystages.Therststepistobreakthesilencetogetthestoriesoutofthemindoutofthebodyandintotheopenwheretheycanbeviewedinanewlight.ANewUnderstandingofMuscleMemoryUncoveringtheHealingPowerofWritingByHannahM.Borababy14WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 Theabilitytoshareourpersonalnarrativeisapowerfulhealingtool.ProgramslikeStoryMedi-cineembracetheknowledgethatwritingcanhelpwiththehealingprocess.AsCommersesaysItcarvesoutaspaceintimegivesuspermissiontospeakthosewordsandhelpsusfndthelanguagetoexplainwhathashappenedtous.Whenwetakethetimetowriteourstoriesdownthephysicalactofwritingoutthethoughtsinourheadscanhaveacleansingeffectinitself.Slowingdownourinternaldialogueenoughtocaptureitonpapercreatesspaceforourinnateinternalwisdomtocomethrough.Webegintonoticecertainpatternsorthemesthatemerge.Weallowourselvestoquestionwhatweconsidertobetruesearchingforfreshper-spectivethatwillallowustotakeownershipofourstoryratherthanremainavictimofit.NotlongagoIhadasituationarisewithsomeoneIwascloseto.Itleftmefeelinghurtangryandbetrayed.ForseveraldaysIallowedthoseemo-tionstostaybottledupinsidemetryingtoratio-nalizethemaway.FinallyIsatdownandwithpainfulhonestywroteoutthedetailsofthesitua-tionandtriedtogivewordstotheemotionsIwasexperiencing.ThroughthewritingIwasabletorecognizewhattherealissuewasIfeltIwasnotbeingseenorhavingmyneedsacknowledged.Ithenbegantolookatotherinstancesinmylifewherethesehavebeenmajorthemes.FromthatawarenessIcouldseealargerpatternandhowmyownactionsweredrivingit.Thisallowedmetotakeresponsibilitynotofthesituationitselfbutofmyabilitytocreateashiftinmylifebyrespondingdifferently.FromaplaceofcenteredcompassionratherthanangerIspoketomyfriendcandidlyaboutwhatIwasfeelingfromwherethosefeelingswerestemmingandhowwecouldbecreativeinourapproachshouldasimilarsituationariseinthefuture.HavingspokenmytruthIwasthenabletolistenasshesharedhers.Ireceivedinsightintowhereshewascomingfromandthisunder-standinggavemethefreedomtoforgivetoletgo.Whatstartedasaconictbecameahealingcorrectiveexperience.WritingasMedicine15WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 WheretoBeginCultivatingadailywritingpracticeandmak-ingitapriorityisthekeytounlockingthepowerofwritingasmedicine.JuliaCameronauthorofTheArtistsWayrecommendswhatshecallsMorningPages.Firstthinginthemorningafteryouwakeuptrywritingthreepageslonghandofyourinnerstreamofconsciousnesswhatevercomestomind.Inadditiontode-clutteringyourmindandgettingyourcreativejuicesowingthisisanopportunitytoobservehowyourowninternaljudgmentperfectionismandcensorcanshowupinyourday-to-daylife.Mostofwhatyouwriteneedneverbeseenbyanyoneandmuchofitmightseemlikegibberish.ButifyoustickwithitIcanpromisethejewelsofyourownwisdomandinspirationthatwillbegintoshinethroughthemuckwillamazeyou.StoryMedicinesCommersemaintainsthatwemuststartthewritingprocesswithreverenceandrespect.Bepatientandlovingwithyourselfasyoubeginyourpractice.Allowforthefactthatchangedoesnothappenovernight.Aboveallwritetogainunderstandingandclosurenotjusttoblameorcastigatethoseinvolved.IfyoufeelinneedofmorestructureorsupporttohelpyouinthisprocessyoucanlookforprogramslikeStoryMedicineAshevillewww.storymedi-cineasheville.cominyourownareaorgetcon-nectedwithafliatedgroupssuchastheNationalStorytellingNetworkwww.storynet.org.Throughuncoveringourstorywediscoverourhiddengiftsandgivenstrengths.Wemayalsobecomeawareofopportunitiestowitnessothersastheysharetheirownstories.Whenwewriteenoughandlearntolistenwediscoverthateveryoneisstrugglingtoarticulatesomethingsimilarthedesiretobeseentobevaluedtohaveourtalentsacknowledgedtondsafetyacceptanceandpurpose.Webecomeawarethatourstoryispartofalargernarrativeandsooursbecomeslessofapersonalprocessandmoreoneofhealingfortheentirehumanfamily.Wereal-izethatindividualswhochallengeushavetheirownstoryandtheirownstruggles.Withthisun-derstandingwecanthenndacceptanceforgive-nessandrelease.Asweundergothisprocesstondourstoryanewwegrowinwisdomidentitysenseofselfpurposeanddirection.GoonstartwritingyourstorytodayHannahM.BorababylivesinAshevilleNorthCarolina.ThereamongtheBlueRidgeMountainssheworksinchilddevelopmentstudiesyogaandnutritionhelpsfacilitateholistichealingworkshopsandishardatworkonherrstnovel.Hannahdrawsherinspirationfromvariousschoolsofmindfulnesspracticeintegrativehealthandalternativeliving.Shehailsfromalonglineofhealersandfeelsgratefultobecarryingonthetradition.Visitherwebsitewww.sirenstory.com.TheLargerStory16WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 Youvejustputthenishingtouchesonyourbook...ctionnon-ctionorchildrensbookandnowyouwanttobepublished.AtRocketScienceProductionswellpersonallyhelpyouthroughthemaze...givingyourworktheattentionitdeservesandgivingyoufullcontrolofthepublishingprocessandprots.ToarrangeforaFREEpersonalconsultationemailusatbepublishedrocketscienceproductions.comLLC17WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 FashioninParisACollectionofImagesfromtheFashionCapitaloftheWorldBYALEXISNICHOLSWWW.ALEIXISNCICHOLS.COMPHOTOGRAPHYBYALEXANDERPELLEGRINWWW.ALEXANDERPELLEGRIN.ITMODELLUCIANALOPESHTTPINSTAGRAM.COMLULOPES021Parisiswidelyacceptedasthefashioncapitaloftheworld.GivingusthelikesofCocoChanelandChristianDiorwhowouldntregarditassuchPhotographerAlexanderPellegrinshowsusjusthowspecialthismagicalcityisthroughthiseditorialandwaskindenoughtoanswerafewquestionsforusabouttheprocess.18WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 19WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 QHowdidyoucomeupwiththeideaforthiseditorialAImetBrazilianmodelLucianaLopesduringaphotoshootinMilanafewyearsago.WeimmediatelyhititoffIenjoyedworkingwithhersomuchthatItoldherthatIwouldliketodoanothershoottogetherbutshewasleavingforParis.IjokedwewouldshootinParisthennotexpectingittoactuallybecomearealitybutafewmonthslatershecalledmeandtoldmeashopinParisneededsomepicturesfortheirclothinglineandwhatyouseeisthefnishedproductofthatcollaboration.QOnceyouhadtheideahowdidyougoaboutchoosingthelocationstofeatureAIloveParis.AfterNewYorkCityitiswhereIwouldgotolivesoshootingtherewasadream.Choosingthespecifclocationsinthecitywasnotasimplethingforme.ItisahugecityandeverystreetcornerisperfectforaphotoshootbutwehadlimitedtimesoIchosetwosymbolswhichinmyopinionrepresentParisthebestMontmartreandtheEiffelTower.QHowwouldyoudenefashioninParisAParislikeMilanthecitywhereImfromisthecapitaloffashion.Theretheyhavetheheadquartersforthemostprestigiousbrandsofhaute20WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 couture.Thenaddthehistoryofthecitysquaresbridgesandthegreatroyalpalacesandeverythingtakesonadifferentavor.ThisallinspirestheuniqueavorofParis.QWhatwasitlikeshootingonthestreetsofParisandatthehistoricEiffelTowerAParishasalotofhistorythegreatoutdoorstheSeinetheTrocaderotheEiffeltowerandthelistgoeson.InshortshootinginthestreetsofParishasacertaincharmlikenowhereelse.Itfeltlikebeinginamovie.QHowdidyoudealwithtouristsatthesepopularlocationsDidtheyevergetinthewayofyourshotsAWeknewthatwewouldndtouristsorpassers-bywhenweshotsoweexpectedthat.Forthesetinlingeriewehadarrangedabitmoretimetoshoottoavoidobstaclesjustincasetheycameup.Peoplecameandwenteitherfortourismoutofcuriosityamodelandaphotographeralwayscreatealittlecuriositybutthebeautyofstreetfashionisalsotoincorporatethepeopleandthereforealsotoseizetheirexpressions.HoweverasParisiansthepassers-bywereprettyaccustomedtothesetypesofeventssoweworkedwithalotoftranquility.21WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 22WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 QDoyouhaveanyfunbehindthescenesstoriesfromthisshootyoucouldshareAThefrstthingthatcomestomindisthatwhenwecameintoabarandLucianaaskedthebartenderforaplacetochange.Withastartledfaceheimmediatelyofferedhisowndressingroomtoher.Clearlyhehadneverhadamodelinhisbaraskingforsuchathingbefore.Helookedveryexcited.QIlovethatyouchosetoeditsomeoftheimagesinblackandwhiteisthereaparticularreasonforthatAIreallyenjoycolorsbutsometimesIrealizethatactuallycolorsdistractattentionfromthemainsubject.IhaveaddedmanydetailsinsomepicturesandforthesereasonIchosetoedittheminblackandwhite.Thenblackandwhitewithitslackofcolortakesonacertaincharmandtakesusbackintime.QThecolorredisahugepartofthiseditorialinthemodelslipstickthebackgroundsandwardrobe.WasthatintentionalIfsowhydidyouchoosethatparticularcolor23WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 AIrealizenowthatyoureaskingmethatthereissomuchredinthephotos.LucianaandIconsultedbeforeourshoottoagreeontheclotheslocationsmake-upetc.Redismyfavoritecolorsoletssaythatitwaseasyformetoorganizeeverythingaroundshadesofred.ItisalsothecolorofpassionthecolorofloveandParisisofcoursethecityoflove.QWhatwasthemostenjoyablepartofthisparticularshootforyouEditingTakingthePhotosPlanningtheShootetc.AThewholethingwasawonderfulexperience.ButifIhadtopickthemostenjoyablepartformewasplanningthelocationsfortheshootbecauseIwalkedaroundthecitymyselftodecide.AsaresultIgottoknowthecitybetterndmanycornersthatcertainlyIshalluseinsomefutureshootingandIalsogottorealizesomeshotsofstreetphotographyanotherpassionofmine.WorkingwithLucianawasalsoabeautifulthing.Sheisveryprofessionalcooperativeandreallylovesherjob.Ihopetoshootagainwithher.WhereWhoknows24WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 HereatFLiPMagazinewecertainlylookforwardtoseeingmoreimagesfromphotographerAlexanderPellegrinandModelLucianaLopez.Thankyoubothfortakingthetimetoanswerafewofourquestionsandwecantwaittoseemorefromanothertimelesscity25WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 TutorialTimeByMakeupArtistandHairstylistAngelaLaRosewww.angelalarose.comPhotographybyHarveyBranmanwww.harveybranman.comModelAlexisNicholswww.alexisnichols.comNewYearsMakeupCelebrateNewYearsEvewiththisstandoutlook.EverygirllovestogooutandgetdolledupforNewYearsEveparties.WedecidedtoshowyouadramaticlookthatiseasyfunandwillforsuregetyouthatNewYearskissyouvebeenhopingforYoullNeed-FoundationorBbcream-Concealer-Browneyeshadow-Blackeyeshadow-Eyeshadowbrushes-Dark-coloredshimmereyeshadoworallovercolor-Eyelinerliquidgelorpencil-Eyebrowcolorshadoworpencil-Mascara-Bronzer-Blush-Blushbrush-Bronzerbrush-Largepowderbrushorpuf-Translucentpowder-Nudepinkorbrownlipcolor-Fakeeyelashesoptional26WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 1.Traceinyoureyebrowsusingyoureyebrowcolorshadoworpencilandllinsparsepatchesofhair.2.Applythebrowneyeshadowwithalargeeyeshadowbrushblendingalloveryourlidandjustabovethecrease.3.Usingblackeyelinergelorpencilsmudgecoloralloveryoureyelid.4.Usingasmallereyeshadowbrushblendoverthelinerwithblackeyeshadowandblenditupintothebrownshadow.NoteYouthenmayhavetoblendoverwithbrownmultipletimestoblendasmuchaspos-sible.5.Usingyourngerorasmallshadowbrushaddshimmerontopofyourlidovertheblackshadow.6.Usingtheeyelineragainapplyathinwingshapedlineontopofyoureyelidjustaboveyourlashline.7.Applyblackpenciltoyourwaterline.8.Blendblackandbrowneyeshadowsunderyoureye.9.Addmascaraandfakelashesifdesired.10.Applyfoundationorbbcreamalloverfaceblendingasyougo.NoteIfyouwantmorecoveragestartbybungonalightlayeroffoundationthenaddBbcreamontop.27WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 14.Applyaloosetranslucentpowderallovertosetmakeup.15.Applylipshade.11.Applyconcealerunderyoureyearoundyournoseandoveryourblem-ishes.12.Applyalightdustingofbronzerunderyourcheekbonesalongyourjawlineandonyourforehead.13.Applyblushfocusingontheapplesofyourcheeksandblend.NoteAgoodmarkistosmileandstartonthehighpointofyourcheekblendingbackwardstoblendinthecontour.28WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 29WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 BYALEXANDRAKAYWILLIAMSWhenIwasalittlegirleachafternoonmymotherwouldwalktothemailboxattheendofthedrivewaywhereIwouldwatchhersortthroughendlessbillsadvertisementsandcards.ItwasonlywhenIsawherseparateoneindividualletterfromthepilethatIwouldbegintojumpforjoy.Iknewthatitwasaddressedtome.ModernDayLoveLettersUsuallyifIgotanythingatallithadmoneyinitthustheexcitementbutthistimetherewasnomoneyorgiftcardsoranygiftotherthanlanguage.Howeverunlikeastandardgreetingcardthiswasahandwrittenloveletter.Itoreopentheenvelopeandpinedoverthewordswrittenonthepage.Althoughaphonecallwasalsonicetherewassomethingsointimateandprivateaboutmyownpersonalloveletter.Theletterwastangibleandnoonecouldevertakeitawayfrommenoteventime.TodayIreceiveplentyofmailbothinhardcopyanddigitalform.Isortthroughthejunkmailthebillsinvitationsandsavethedates.Myfridgeremainsamagnetictrophycaseforapersonwiththemostfriendsgettingmarried.PleasedonotmistakethisascomplainingasIamtrulyhappyformymarriage-readyfriends.HoweverIamsimplyinthestagesofaseriousrelationshipandamcontentwithkeepingitthatwayforafewmoreyears.30WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 InthebeginningofmyrelationshiptoletscallhimRyanbecausenowyouarepicturingRyanGoslingandImokwiththatwewerefacedwithalongdistancerelationshipbasicallyforcingustopartakeinwrittencommunication.Weplayedthegamecompletelytryingtosurpriseoneanotherwithrandommessagestoshowthatwewerestillthinkingabouteachotherfrommilesaway.Wesentphotosvideossnapchatsandanythingelsethatwouldkeepusoneachothersminduntilwemetagain.IntherstfewmonthswedatedRyansbirthdaywasapproachingandIneededtosendhimsomethingspectacular.HowdoyouimpresssomeonefromadistanceYousendthemaveryimpressivecarepackage.Trustyouwilllockhimdown.Thepackagebeganwithaloveletter.NoIdidnotprofessmylovetohimafterafewmonthsbutIdidtellhimhowmuchIenjoyedspendingtimewithhimhowmuchIthinkaboutourconversationsandhowhewasslowlybutsurelybecomingmybestfriend.Iwashonest.WiththatletterIattachedafewofhisfavoritethingsandsomepromisesforwhenIdseehimnext.FlooredbytheamountofeffortIhadputintothisgifthecalledmeimmediately.Hewantedtotellmethathereceivedhisbirthdaypresent.HewaspleasantlysurprisedbyhowmuchIhadlistenedtothethingshehadtoldme.Hewasoverwhelmedbutinagoodway.AfterayearofdatingmynowboyfriendRyanbroughtupthegiftandadmitteditwasallwonderfulbutwhatreallystruckhimwastheletter.HesaidItmademerealizehowmuchthisgirlcaresaboutmeandthatIneverwanttolethergo.Itwasthemomenthefellinlovewithme.Icontinuetowritemyboyfriendandotherfriendshandwrittenletterstothisday.Ihavenevermetsomeonewhodidntappreciateitortellmethatitdidntmakethembeam.Imakeanefforttoputasmileonsomeonesfaceandshowthemthatsomeoneouttherelovesthem.Thereisareasonwhyithasworkedforsomanyfamousromancesthroughouthistory.Itspersonalandprotected.Aletterisneverpubliclyscrutinized.BeingintheFacebookgenerationwearesodesensitizedbytextingemojistweetsstatusesthatwecanbeoverwhelmedwithmeaninglessandconsistentupdates.Iknowalotoftrivialthingsaboutmostofmyfriends.ForinstanceIdontknowifmyfriendisactuallyhappybutIdoknowthathisfraternityjustboughtapetalligator.Youmaythinkthatbeingasthoughtfulastowriteapersonalletterisoutofyourelementorevenscary.IunderstandthatIamawriterforalivingandthatwritingshouldcomenaturallytome.ThatistruebutmyboyfriendisthefurthestthingfromawriterandIcherisheverywordthathewrites.Ifitsvulnerableandtruthfulitsworthreading.SoIdareyoutobebraveandwriteyourveryownmoderndayloveletter.LetyourlovefyFirstclassmailthatis______________________________________________AlexandraisalifestylejournalistandscreenwriterfromsunnyCalifornia.Whenshesnotwritingyoucanndherexploringlocalfoodspotsorspendingtimewithlovedones.Sheisaloverofrootveggiesyogapantsandkitchendanceparties.31WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 BYCATHERINEGOLDSMITHWhenmostentry-levelpositionsnowrequireafewyearsexperienceandthecompetitionforjobshasneverbeenerceryoucantaffordtooverlookasingledetailinyoursearchfortheperfectposition.Youvesubmittedyourapplicationandresumeawaiteddiligentlyandnallygetthecallyouvebeenhopingfor--yougottheinterviewButnowwhatcanyoudotomakesurethenalstepofthehiringprocessisperfectPlanaheadforyourarrivalItmayseemlikeyourarrivalissomethingthatdoesnotneedtobeworriedaboutuntilthedayoftheinterviewbutplanningforthisstartsrightaway.Ifyourenotamorningpersondontscheduletheinterviewfor9AMjustbecauseyouthinkitiswhattheinterviewerwouldwant.Companiesmostoftenholdseveralinterviewsoverafewdaysforanopenposition.Schedulingtheinterviewfor10or11willnotmakeorbreakyourbigdayandalsoHowtoGetYourDreamJobInterviewAdvice32WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 givesyousometimeinthemorningtomakesureyoudontrushandforgetsomethingimportantlikecopiesofyourresume.YoualsowanttobethinkingmostclearlytohavethisveryimportantdiscussionaboutyourdreamjobAlsomakesuretodoadryruntotheinterviewlocationacoupleofdaysbeforeatthetimeyouplanonleaving.Youmaythinkyoureonyourwaytoarrivingearlybutthenitbecomesapparentthatyourdirectionsappdidntknowaboutadetourorthattrafcismuchmoreridiculousthanexpected.Figureoutthequirkstoyourrouteandyoucanpreventgettinglostandplanforyourarrivaltime.ButdontshowuptooearlyArrivingearlyforaninterviewmayseemlikecommonsensebutdidyouknowthattheydontwantyoutooearlyAhiringmanageroncetoldmethatitannoyedherwhenapplicantsshowedupforaninterviewmorethantwentyminutesearlybecauseitmadeherfeelpressuredtonishtheworkshewashopingtocompletebeforetheinterview.Rememberthatyourinterviewerhasanormaljobatthecompanytooandplanshisorherdayaroundthetimeforwhichtheinterviewisscheduled.Fifteenminutesearlyisperfect--justenoughtoshowthatyouareeagerfortheinterviewandexcitedaboutthejobwhilestillbeingconscientiousoftheinterviewersotherresponsibilities.ReviewyourresumeReviewingyourresumeisanimportantstepinyourinterviewpreparationbutparticularlysoifithasbeenalongapplicationprocess.DidyourstapplyforthispositionamonthagoIfsoyoumayhavetakenonadditionalresponsibilitiesatyourcurrentjobthatwouldberelevanttoyourpotentialnewposition.YoumayhaveevenleftyourpreviouspositionaltogetherThingslikethisareextremelyimportantforyourpotentialnewemployerstoknow.Ifyoureviewyourresumeandbringupdatedcopiesthatreectanychangestoyourexperiencesincethebeginningoftheapplicationprocessyouwonthavetoworryaboutfeelingsillyiftheyaskyouquestionsaboutoutdatedinformation.DressforsuccessPossiblythemostimportantqualityforajobinterviewiscondenceandlookingyourbestisoneoftheeasiestwaystoaddanextraboost.Thebestthingtodoistowearanouttthatisbusinessformal.Evenifyouwouldnotbewearingapencilskirtblazerandheelsonadailybasisitshowsthatyouaretakingthisopportunityseriouslyandareconscientiousofyourrstimpression.ThesamehiringmanagerImentionedearlieralsooncetoldmeshedidnthireawomanbecausesheshowedcleavageattheirinterview.Ifyournormalstyleisontheirtiersideplayitdownforaninterviewtoshowyouarecondentinyourskillsetandwanttobetakenseriously.Pickoutyourouttaweekearlyandhaveitdrycleaned.YoudontwanttohaveanensembleinmindjusttorealizeatthelastminutetheresastainyoudidntseeMyhairusuallyneverlooksasgoodasitdoesrightafterIgetitstyledatasalon.Whenyouretryingtoexudecondencehoweveranewhaircutorcolorcanbehitormiss.RightbeforeIinterviewedformycurrentpositionIwentintomynormalsalonforwhatIaskedtobeatrimandanupdatetomycurrentcolor.Insteadthenewstylistcut5inchesoff.InsteadoffeelingsupercondentaboutmyhairstyleonmyinterviewdayIworeithalfupinabarrettetohideit.Unlessyoutrustyourstylistimplicitlyplayitsafeandscheduleyourhairappointmentforeitheracoupleweeksbeforeyourintervieworafter.RememberwhatIsaidabouttradinginsomethingirtyforbusinessformalThisappliestomakeupaswell.Makesuretopickfoundationandconcealerthatisaclosematchtoyourskincolorandthatitiscompletelyblended.Nowisnotthetimetotryoutthatnewcontouringtechniqueyousawontheinternet.Sticktoneutralcolorsonyourlipeyesandcheeks.RehearseSilenceisuncomfortableinaninterviewsoyoudontwanttopausetheconversationtoolongtothinkofananswer.Rehearseanswerstoanyquestionsyouthinkyourinterviewersarelikelytoaskandevenresearchinterviewquestionsthatarepopularforyoureld.Afavoriteinterviewquestionisaskingaboutapersonalweakness.Thisisatrickyquestionsoprepareanansweryourecomfortablewithaheadoftime.Makesuretothinkofquestionsyouwouldliketoaskaswell.Askingquestionsattheendshowsthatyouaresincerelyinterestedinyourfuturewiththecompany.ThisisyouropportunitytolearnaboutbenetsorpotentialpromotionsSometimesinterviewersanswermanyquestionsyoumayhavehadduringthecourseoftheinterview.Rehearseafewgeneralquestionsthatyoucanuseinanycircumstance.TwogreatexamplesoftheseareWhatwouldanaveragedaylooklikewiththispositionandWhatisyourfavoritepartaboutworkingwiththiscompanyItisimperativethatyourehearseyourbodylanguagealongwithquestionsandanswersforyourinterview.Aswomenwetendtobemoresubmissiveinourbodylanguage.Itisespeciallyimportanttopayattentiontothisduringajobinterview.Whenyoumeetwithyourpotentialemployermakesuretoshakehisorherhandrmlywhilelookingthemintheeyeandintroducingyourself.Duringtheinterviewmakesurenottocrossyourarmsinfrontofyouordgetandmakesuretolookatwhomeverisaskingquestionswhenyouanswer.Youwanttoscreamcondenceandkeepinganopenstancewhilelookingsomeoneintheeyeistheperfectwaytodothat.Ultimatelythemostimportantthingsaretoletyourskillsbethefocusandtoshowtheinterviewerthatyouarethebestapplicantforyourdreamjob.Ifyouplanaheadshowyoureseriousandletyourskillsshinethroughyouresuretobeonyourwaytoanamazingcareer______________________________________________________________________________________________________CatherineGoldsmithisa26-year-oldcivilbusinesslitigationparalegal.Shehasworkedinlegalsupportfor6yearsandiscurrentlyemployedatageneralpractice.SherecentlymovedtoBaltimore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TOP10NATURALREMEDIESFORACNE34WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 BYMELODYJONESIsyourskinproblematicandsensitivetoallofthechemicalsusedinmostacneproductsWouldyouprefernottoclutteryourbathroomsinkwithanarrayofcostlyskincareproductsDoyoueverwonderifthereissomethingthatcanhelphealyourskinthatdoesntcostoverahundreddollarsandcomeinafemininepinkbottleWhynotusemorenaturalremediessoyoudonthavetoworryaboutthelong-termeffectsofusingharshchemicalsonyourskinWearebreakingdowntheTop10NaturalRemediesforAcne.Mostoftheseremediesmayalreadybeinyourhomeandifnottheyareonlyaquicktriptothelocalhealthorgrocerystoreaway.TeaTreeOilTeatreeoilisanaturalbacteriakiller.Italsorelievesinammationintheskincausedbyacnebreakouts.Allyouneedtodoisdiluteitwith2partswaterand1partteatreeoilanddabitonyourproblemareas.Youllseefastresultsasitgetstoworkveryquickly.TipIfyoundthattheoilisstilltoostrongforyourskinaddmorewatertoyoursolutionanddiluteitevenfarther.AppleCiderVinegarAppleCiderVinegardoesawonderfuljobofbalancingthePHlevelsofyourskinwhichcreatesanalkalineenvironmentwherebacteriaareunabletosurvive.Useitthesamewayyouwoulduseanastringentoratonerbydabbingitonwithacottonball.TipIrecommenddilutingitwithwaterasitcanhaveastrongsmell.Useitasanighttreatmentjustbeforebedsoyouwontgooutintotheworldsmellinglikeabagofonions.IfyouandyourbedmatecangetoverthesmellyouwillseedramaticresultsinyourskinthatareveryworthitCucumbersWhetheryoueatthemorjuicethemcucumbersareawonderfulwaytosupportyourskinswilltoglowCucumberscontainsilicawhichincreasesskinselasticityandmoisture.Addthemintoyoursaladsorrunthemthroughyourjuicerforawonderfultreatforyourskin.RawHoneyandCinnamonBothoftheseingredientsarenaturalbacteriakillersandhaveaprofoundeffectasanacnetreatmentwhenusedtogether.Mixthese2ingredientstogetherandapplytoyourfaceasyouwouldafacemask.Thehoneyprovidesmoistureratherthanoilwhichisdifculttondinanythingoverthecounter.Thecinnamonwillhelptobalancetheskinandevenoutyourtone.EggWhitesCrackafeweggsandremovetheyolks.Eggwhiteshelptorebuildskincellsandfademarksandblemishes.Stir2eggwhitestogetherandapplytoyourfaceasamask.OnceitdriesrinseitoffandvoilaTurmericPowderThisspiceisusedinalotofIndiandisheshoweverwhenappliedtotheskininitsrawformitisoneofthemostbacteriaghtingandanti-inammatorysupplementsyoucannd.Reducerednessfromrosaceaandclearupblemisheswiththisamazingrootpowder.Mixwithwatertocreateapasteandspreaditontheskin.Leavethemaskyouvecreatedonfor15to20minutesbeforewashingoff.AloeVeraYoucanbuyitasagelorifyouareluckyenoughtohaveanaloeveraplantyoucangetitfreshfromtheleafAloesoothesandtightenstheskinandcanprovideanaturalface-liftwhenusedasamask.Itisalsoantibacterialsoitnotonlystopsoutbreaksitpreventsthemfromhappeningagaininthefuture.PotatoesPotatoesarepackedwithpotassiumandsulfurwhichhelptoreduceacneandblemishes.Theyalsosupportthegrowthofnewskincells.Allyouneedtodoiscutapotatoinhalfandrubitincircularmotionsoveryourfaceforabout2minutes.Letthepotatojuicedryandthenrinseyourfacethoroughly.LemonJuice-LemonsarenaturaldetoxiersandalsohelptobrightenyourcomplexionYoucandilutelemonjuiceinwateranduseitasanastringentorsqueezethejuiceinhotwateranddrinkit.TipAlotoftimesweneglectourinsidesandapplyabunchofthingsontopofourskinwhentherealissueiswithin.Cleanseyourbodybydrinkingwarmlemonwatereachmorningandwatchtheeffectsithasonpreventingfuturebreakouts.BeetsBeetsareanaturaldetoxieroftheliver.Inalotofcasesespeciallyforwomenacneissimplyhormonal.Withhormonalacnetherereallyisntanythingyoucanputonyourskintoreduceitbecauseyourliverisresponsibleforyourhormonebalance.Youhavetocleanseyourliverandbeetsareoneofthemosteffectiveandeasiestwaystodothat.JuicethemorthrowtheminasaladWhenyourliverisfunctioningthewayitshouldyourskinwillautomaticallyclearupandglowthewayyouknowitshouldOnenalpieceofadviceDontforgettoleaveyourfacealoneStoppoppingyourpimplesandsqueezingtheblackheadsandjustLEAVEYOURFACEALONEBytouchingyourfaceyouarejustaddingtothebacteriacount.Alsowhenyouburstapimpletheremnantshitotherpartsofyourfacecausingbacteriatogrowindifferentplaces.SoonyouwillhavemorepimplesthanyoucancountItsoktojustleaveitaloneforawhile.Trustyourbodyitishighlyintelligentandconstantlyhealingitself.Ihopeyouenjoyedthisarticleandhaveanewoutlookofwaystoclearupyourskin.IbetyouhadnoideahowmanythingsyouhaveinyourkitchenthatsupporthealthyskinRememberdonttrytouseall10remediesatoncepickacoupleandhavefunwithit__________________________________________________MelodyJonesisalupussurvivorturnedentrepreneurbloggerandorganicbrandconsultant.AfterbeingdiagnosedwithLupusat17shesethersightsoneducatingherselfandndingthebestwaytocopewiththedisease.Whatshefoundwasmorethanawaytocopebutawaytothriveandlivehappily.Throughherholisticlifestylechangesthatincludedjuicingandmakingcleansinganddetoxingapartofherpermanentlifestyleshehasfoundapassionforeducatingothersonndingtheirownwaytolivingahealthyandhappylife.Sheteachesherclientstheartofcreatingtheirownauthenticdietandlifestyle.Hercustomjuicecleansesandmealplansareinhighdemandandshetakesjoyinhelpingpeopleexpandtheirpersonalconnectionwiththemselvesandwhattheychoosetoputintheirbodies.TolearnmoreaboutMelodyandherworkcheckoutherwebsiteatwww.thelifedetox.com35WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 SeafoodPaellaBonusHolidayRecipesIfyouhaveeverbeentoSpainyouhaveprobablytastedpaellaatleastonceortwice.Itlooksprettycomplicatedandhasalotofingredientssothismightdiscouragesomepeoplefrommakingitathome.Wecertainlywerealittleintimidatedbythebeautifulpicturesofdifferentpael-lasandwemighthavethoughtwecantpossiblymakethatathomeandmakeitlookanythinglikewhatwehavebeenserved.ButyouknowwhatItispossibleandaslongasweprepareevery-thingaccordingtotherecipeandfollowtheinstructionsstepbystepitsimplycantgowrong.Serves4-636WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 Ingredientsforthemarinade2freshredchilipeppersseedsremoved1largehandfulofcilantro3teaspoonsgroundcumin1tablespoonpaprika2clovesofgarlic6tablespoonsoilJuiceof1lemonDashofsaltDirectionsforthemarinadeStartbymakingthemarinadesosimplymixalltheingredientstogetherinafoodprocessoruntiltheyarecompletelycombined.Setthemasideinalargebowl.Ingredients150g5ozbabysquidorsquidrings275g10ozcodlletsorotherwhiteshcutintobitesizepieces12largeprawnswithtail8largescallopscutinhalf350g12ozmusselsscrubbedandbearded250g1cuprice1bunchofspringonions1largezucchini1redbellpepper1orangebellpepper250g1cupcrushedtomatoes4dl123cupchickenstockorwater2tablespoonsoilSaltPepperDirectionsPreparealltheseafoodrst.Exceptforthemusselsplacealltheotherseafoodsintothebowlwithmarinadeandletitsitfor1-2hourscoveredinacoolplace.Makesuretoscrubthemusselsthoroughlyandremovethebeard.Setaside.Cookthericeuntilitisalmostdone15minutesleft.Eithercookitinapotorricecooker.Chopthespringonionspeppersandzucchiniintobitesizepieces.Preparethestockifyouaremakingitfromabouilloncube.Heattheoilinalargepanwithalidthatwilltallyouringredients.Fryalltheveggiesforafewminutesuntilsoftened.Removefrompan.Addthealmostcookedricetothepanandstir.Poursomeofthemarinadefromtheshoverthericeandstiruntilcombined.Addthecrushedtomatoesandchickenstockorwaterstiragain.Mixintheveggiesandpressthetopalittleat.Nowplacetheshsquidscallopsshrimpandmusselsnicelyontopofthericemixtureandpourovertheremainingmarinade.Turntheheattomediumormediumlowandcoverthepanwithalidandletitcookforabout10-15minutes.Donotstirasthiswillruinthenicelookofthedish.Testtoseeiftheseafoodhasbeencookedenoughandgiveitafewmoreminutesifsomeofitisstillraworundercooked.Removeanymusselsthathavenotopenedduringcookingastheyarenotsafetoeat.Servethewholepanonthetableandletpeopleservethemselveswithalargespoon.37WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 Thisrecipeisperfectifyouwishtoimpressyourdateorsignicantother.Oystersmayseemintimidatingtocookbuttheyareactuallyquiteeasytomakeagreatdishoutof.Ingredients6mediumlargewholeoystersbutpickhowevermanyyoulikeandcanafford6teaspoonsofbutteroneteaspoonperoysterFreshtarragonchoppedPepperHotsauceorTabascotosuityourtastebudsDirectionsScrubandrinsetheoystersandplacethemwiththeatsideupinabakingpan.Hereyoucanusetinfoiltosupporttheoystersandkeepthemlevelinthepan.Bakethemuntiltheystarttoopenthismighttakebetween5-20minutes.Oncetheyopentakethemoutandremovetheatpartoftheshellkeepingasmuchoftheliquidinthebottomshell.Dontwastethegoodavors.Whiletheoystersarebakingyoucanmakethebutter.Takeaboutateaspoonofbutterperoystermixwithchoppedfreshtarragonpepperandhotsauceortabascojustafewdropsforalittleaddedspici-ness.Youcanplayaroundwiththeavorsofthebutterandmakeitmoreorlessspicyasyoulike.Addateaspoonofbuttertoeachoysterandputthembackintheovenfor2-4minutesuntilthebutterismeltedandstartstobubble.Nowtheoystersarereadytoserve.GrilledOysterswithTarragonbutterServes2RECIPES38WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 WinterSmoothieIngredientsHalfthumbsizedginger12apple1banana12teaspoongroundcinnamon1tablespooncocoanibs1tablespoonalmondbutter2cupsalmondmilkorllituptill0.75LDirectionsBlendalltheingredientsinablender.AndremembertoonlyblenditalittleyoustillwantthecocoanibstobepresenttheyaresoyummytochewonServeinatallglassandcozyupnexttothereplace.ThissmoothiewasaresultofasmoothiecompetitioninVan-couver.Weonlyhad5minutestocomeupwiththesmoothiewithalargevarietyofingredi-entstopickfrom.AlthoughthecompetitionwasachallengethejudgesreallylikedoursmoothieandgaveusaprizeIfyourelookingforawarmingsmoothiethiswinterdenitelygivethisrecipeatry.Weresureyoulllikeit-Wehopeyouenjoyedthesebonusholidayrecipes-BonApptitServes1RecipebyAyoeandBobLaifromtheircookbookThreeMoreBitesPresentsCozyCookingwww.threemorebites.com39WWW.FLIPMAGAZINE.NETNOVEMBER2014 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