Summary of “Laurie Metcalf Was Hiding in Plain Sight”

At 62, Metcalf is now being widely recognized for what she has always been, an actress of remarkable power, range and skill, a pre-eminent chronicler of the American working woman.
Metcalf would be the first to say that her current tear – which includes three Emmy nominations in 2016 for “Getting On,” “Horace & Pete” and “The Big Bang Theory”; that Tony Award in 2017; the current Oscar nomination; “Three Tall Women”; and a new season of “Roseanne,” the first in two decades, arriving in March – all goes back to being given such meaty parts at an age when most actresses are being forced into retirement.
The first play Metcalf ever appeared in was a high school production of “Auntie Mame.” She had only a few lines, but on the first night, she accidentally got a laugh on one of them.
In 1976, Metcalf joined them and five other actors in a theater company housed in a church basement in Highland Park, outside Chicago.
In a 20-minute monologue in “Horace & Pete,” Metcalf uses only her face to tell a genuinely erotic tale of middle-aged desire.
In “Lady Bird,” Metcalf plays Marion McPherson with enough verve and eye rolls to transcend the cliché of the nagging mother, suggesting with her performance that adolescent energy may not fade, so much as age into a more potent vintage.
“I’m not trying to blow out a camera lens or make the audience’s hair go straight back from my sheer volume, sheer energy level,” Metcalf says, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t hold onto your hat.
At the end of the first week of rehearsal for “Three Tall Women,” I met Metcalf in a Theater Row restaurant, the kind that has a mad dinner rush before the shows start at 8.

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Summary of “Resilience Is Not About Bouncing Back. It’s About Moving Forward.”

When we speak about resilience, we often think of “Bouncing back.” This implies rebounding to how things were prior to experiencing adversity.
Sometimes you physically can’t bounce back, like in the case of chronic illness or the death of a loved one.
It’s highly distressing to carry with you fear, pain, and uncertainty.
It’s even more distressing trying to repress or forget those feelings.
Yes, it’s highly distressing to carry with you fear, pain, and uncertainty.
It’s even more distressing trying to repress or forget those feelings when they’ve been seared into you by situations that are unforgettable.
Following true adversity - I’m talking about the gut-wrenching, hole in your heart, sleepless nights kind - there is no bouncing back.
In the aftermath of adversity don’t try to bounce back.

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Summary of “How To Schedule Wellness Into Your Workday And Still Get Stuff Done”

I bet you’ve experienced more than one morning when you couldn’t get out of bed and swore to yourself that you’ll “Do better” in taking care of yourself from now on.
If your road to work is more of a stressful journey, a better use of this time might be found in distilling your day’s to-do list, or reciting an upcoming presentation to yourself.
Organize your workflow for the day to avoid feeling overwhelmed and wasting the positive energy you’ve already cultivated for the morning.
Once you’ve laid out your to-do list, get to work-which means shutting off your phone and logging out of your email and social media.
If you can’t put down your screen, try using an app or the built-in iPhone setting that turns down that light.
Daily stress can still impede sleep, no matter how mindfully you work to keep it away at night.
Still, the little things can help, like turning your LED alarm clock to the wall, and keeping the bedroom cool and dark.
If you can’t fall asleep, try some relaxing music or white noise, writing in a journal, or working on a boring, small task you’ve been putting off.

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Summary of “Jazz Icon Sonny Rollins on Giving Up Playing and His Legacy”

Intelligent, and witty is his improvisational skill, and so satisfying the sheer, sensuous life force of his saxophone playing.
“But I’ve been lucky, haven’t I?”. What sorts of feelings did putting your archives in order stir up? That material is the stuff of your life, and now you’re giving it away.
Have you come up with any answers? You know, I listen to the radio a lot and there’s a guy that comes on and says, “Have a good day today and enjoy.” I hate the word “Enjoy.” Because to me life is not about enjoyment or, in other words, getting for yourself.
Here’s an incident I remember: I was playing in Munich and we had a nice concert that night, which is not always the case.
It’s up to the individual – you, David; me, Sonny – to try and figure out what the fuck this thing called existence is all about.
Can you point to certain performances or albums or even individual solos where you felt like you were able to achieve everything you wanted to achieve with your playing? Oh, I got there.
Has the notion of you playing your horn alone on the bridge been over-romanticized?I was just looking for a place to practice.
That’s what life is: You mess up, and you try to become aware.

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Summary of “Here’s the Strategy Elite Athletes Follow to Perform at the Highest Level”

“Don’t think about winning the SEC Championship. Don’t think about the national championship. Think about what you needed to do in this drill, on this play, in this moment. That’s the process: Let’s think about what we can do today, the task at hand.”It’s this message that’s been internalized by his players and his teams - which together have four national championships in an eight-year span, one Mid-American Conference championship, have been crowned SEC champions 15 times and Saban has received multiple coaching awards.
In the chaos of sport, as in life, process provides a way.
Saban’s process is exclusively this - existing in the present, taking it one step at a time, not getting distracted by anything else.
As Heraclitus observed, “Under the comb, the tangle and the straight path are the same.” That’s what the process is.
The process is order, it keeps our perceptions in check and our actions in sync.
With our business rivals, we rack our brains to think of some mind-blowing new product that will make them irrelevant, and, in the process, we take our eye off the ball.
The process is the voice that demands we take responsibility and ownership.
The process is about doing the right things, right now.

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Summary of “A Simple Way to Break a Bad Habit”

Simple right? Well after a while our creative brains say, “You know what? You can use this for more than just remembering where food is. Next time you feel bad, why don’t you try eating something good so you’ll feel better?” We thank our brains for the great idea, try this, and quickly learn that if we eat chocolate or ice cream when we’re mad or sad, we feel better.
In my lab we studied whether mindfulness training could help people quit smoking.
Just like trying to force myself to pay attention to my breath, they could try to force themselves to quit smoking.
We even said go ahead and smoke just be really curious about what it’s like when you do.
Now she knew cognitively that smoking was bad for her.
What she discovered just by being curiously aware when she smoked was that smoking tastes like shit.
She moved from knowing in her head that smoking is bad for her too knowing it in her bones and the spell of smoking was broken.
Now the prefrontal cortex, that youngest part of our brain from an evolutionary perspective, it understands on an intellectual level that we shouldn’t smoke and it tries its hardest to help us change our behavior, to help us stop smoking, to help us stop eating that second, that third, that fourth cookie-we call this cognitive control, we’re using cognition to control our behavior.

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Summary of “11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients”

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life-from stress or relationship issues to managing a mental health diagnosis.
While this isn’t meant to be a substitute for professional help, we asked mental health professionals to share the most impactful and least intimidating strategies that they typically give to their patients.
That’s one of the reasons why it can be helpful to keep a mental health journal, David Klow, licensed marriage and family therapist, founder of Chicago’s Skylight Counseling Center and author of the upcoming book You Are Not Crazy: Love Letters from Your Therapist, tells SELF. You don’t need to do anything in-depth or lengthy-just take five minutes or so a day to write down your thoughts, feelings, or ideas.
Sure, getting regular exercise is important for mental health, but even just taking regular, relaxing walks can be soothing for your mind.
So it’s important to consider your drinking habits when you’re aiming to improve your mental health, says Dr. Clarke.
Quality sleep is a crucial part of your mental health, but it can be especially hard to come by when you’re struggling with anxious or depressed thoughts.
The bottom line: There are a number of small but impactful ways to improve your mental health every day.
Of course, this list is no substitute for getting help from a licensed mental health professional who can walk you through individual strategies that can help you.

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Summary of “Bruce Springsteen on Broadway: The Boss on His ‘First Real Job'”

Though I don’t know if I’d be doing this without the experience of doing them.
It happens every time we go to do a tour, you know?
The guys I know who tried it really gave a good shot at it.
It’s one of the nicest feelings in the world for a songwriter because you know what it is to be without that appetite.
Just for your kids – your kids really don’t know much about your life, you know? We had our kids late, I was 40 when our first son was born, and they showed a healthy disinterest in our work over all the years.
As I say in the book, I know a lot of kids who wouldn’t mind seeing 50,000 people boo their parents.
I don’t know how many would want to see those people cheer their parents.
I’m not using my voice – you know, you’re not screaming.

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Summary of “Our 2 Best Tips for Dealing With Picky Eaters”

First, you want your kid to eat a wide variety of foods, because that ups the chances they’ll consume healthier and more nutrient-rich fare, rather than just chicken nuggets and fries.
Kids who are adventurous eaters growing up, tend to be more adventurous eaters as adults.
Being an adventurous eater makes life easier, smoother, and more fun, allowing him or her to confidently dine in a variety of homes, in a variety of countries, without being the kind of priggish person who turns their nose up at unfamiliar dishes and orders the most Americanized item on the menu.
How can parents nip picky eating in the bud while their kids are still malleable?
Institute the “Try one bite of everything; eat as much as you’d like of what you like” rule.
Meal kit services like Blue Apron – in which you get a weekly box of ingredients to cook into meals at home – work against picky eating in a couple of ways.
When you have children that are picky eaters, you tend to keep cooking the same meals – the ones you know they like – over and over again.
So there you go: our 2 best tips for dealing with picky eaters, as field-tested in the McKay household.

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Summary of “Time to trade Kirk Cousins? Washington Redskins blew it, faces hard truths”

It’s not really a surprise that Washington and Kirk Cousins failed to come to terms on a long-term extension before Monday’s deadline for franchise players.
Team president Bruce Allen released a statement detailing the offer Washington made to keep Cousins in the organization while revealing that Cousins’ representation failed to ever respond to the proposal.
Sure, it’s possible Kirk Cousins could be back in Washington after next season.
Kirk Cousins will become the first NFL quarterback to play under the franchise tag for a second consecutive season, earning $23.9 million, after he failed to come to a deal with Washington before a Monday deadline.
Allen suggests Washington made a generous offer on May 2 that would have given Cousins a record $53 million in full guarantees at the time of signing and $72 million in guarantees for injury.
With that in mind, does it make sense for Washington to try to be proactive about its future and trade Cousins now? And, as is the case with the Oklahoma City Thunder trading for Paul George a year before his own free agency, is there a team out there bold enough to trade for Cousins in the hopes of retaining him next year?
Teams like the Browns and 49ers could acquire Cousins in free agency next offseason, but they could also try to trade for Cousins now and convince the former Michigan State star that his future lies in their city.
If you’re San Francisco, do you offer your 2018 second-round pick and Brian Hoyer to Washington? Would Cleveland be willing to give up Houston’s first-round pick and Brock Osweiler to try to steer Cousins away? And would Washington be willing to take a guaranteed pick and a veteran quarterback to try to move on from the Cousins era with something to show for its efforts? Neither of those options seems particularly appealing, but after a bizarre day, Washington doesn’t appear to have an appealing long-term future at quarterback, either.

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