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Daring Greatly

These are my favorite parts of this book:"Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It's going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn't change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging. " (p. 10)"When it comes to parenThese are my favorite parts of this book:"Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness.

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The Insider Movie Review & Film Summary (1999)

Michael Mann's "The Insider" makes a thriller and expose out of how big tobacco's long-running tissue of lies was finally exposed by investigative journalism. At its center stands Lowell Bergman, a producer for "60 Minutes," the CBS News program where a former tobacco scientist named Jeffrey Wigand spilled the beans. First Bergman coaxes Wigand to talk. Then he works with reporter Mike Wallace to get the story. Then he battles with CBS executives who are afraid to run it--because a lawsuit could destroy the network. He's a modern investigative hero, Woodward and Bernstein rolled into one.

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Morning Glory (2010) - IMDb

1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards » Edit Becky (Rachel McAdams) is a hard-working morning TV show producer, or at least she was until she got fired. Desperate to get a job, she finally gets an interview with Jerry (Jeff Goldblum) - who is desperate to hire a producer for the struggling show "Daybreak". Becky accepts the job and it proves to be more difficult than even she might be able to handle. She has to fire the sexist co-host, then try to convince egotistical news reporter, Mike Pomeroy (Harrison Ford), to take the job, and then try and get him to actually do the job, properly.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Waiting for Superman

Note: I hesitated to review Waiting for Superman because of our dispute with Mr. Guggenheim about our PBS NewsHour footage, but that dispute was resolved (there’s no truth to the rumor that I threatened to picket the Hollywood opening in my skivvies). It’s an important film about education, a subject I have been reporting on for 35 years, and those two facts outweigh the other consideration. There’s much to admire aboutWaiting for Superman , Davis Guggenheim’s new film about public education. He and his colleagues know how to tell a story, the graphics are sensational, and some of the characters—notably Geoff Canada—just jump off the screen.

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The Dead Key

2. 5 starsThe premise grabbed me so I nabbed this when it was offered. Sadly, it didn't meet my expectations. The story was inspired by real events and those were the best part of the story. I wish that had been the focus. The story we got was a mess. It was a fascinating look at banking procedures though other reviews I've read faulted it for accuracy. I got confused at times, keeping everything straight with events and people, and the constant POV jumping was frustrating. There are two stories i2. 5 starsThe premise grabbed me so I nabbed this when it was offered.

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Leap Year (2010) - IMDb

Learn moreEdit A woman who has an elaborate scheme to propose to her boyfriend on Leap Day, an Irish tradition which occurs every time the date February 29 rolls around, faces a major setback when bad weather threatens to derail her planned trip to Dublin. With the help of an innkeeper, however, her cross-country odyssey just might result in her getting engaged. Written by AnonymousPlot Summary|Plot Synopsis tradition | irish | travel | ireland | journey |   See All (158) » Taglines: Anna planned to propose to her boyfriend on February 29th.

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Forget the name of a movie? Just describe it and this scary-accurate site will find it

What was that movie where all the old actors from old action movies get together in a single film and blow up lots of stuff? Which is the one where Brad Pitt plays death? And remember that movie where Tom Hanks’s best friend is a volley ball? Wait, what was that one movie where that girl was terminally ill but she got married anyway? No, the older one with the singer who was popular back then… In can be beyond aggravating when you have the name of a movie on the tip of your tongue but just can’t seem to get it out. Now, there’s a site that can take the things you do remember about the movie and use them to find the name you’re thinking of.

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The Man in the High Castle Summary

We like to keep our brief plot outlines super-brief, but this is a weird book with lots of plots. Even though the story takes place in 1962(ish), we're tempted to start off with the assassination of FDR in 1933. But that's all background, so check "Setting" for more on that (including the fact that Canada has become a safe haven for comedians, which seems very… accurate to us). There are three main plots told from seven points-of-view, so this can get confusing. And on top of that, they all intertwine eventually. Oy vey. So let's get our graph paper to help you keep track of this.

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Jack the Giant Slayer Movie Review Summary

'Jack The Giant Slayer is an entertaining adventure. It is director by Bryan Singer. Jack has no royal blood. A farmer with a small cottage. Long ago a king invented beans of great sky touching tree to find God. But instead it found giants and war between men and giants occurred. Men won, cut down the tree and the king built a crown to control the giants. In present day of the movie, a monk stole some beans of that tree. In his escape he gave Jack to protect it and later captured by the king's army. Jack took those beans with him knowing nothing about it.

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No Country for Old Men Summary

It's 1980 on the Tex-Mex border. A Vietnam War vet finds a sack of drug money in the desert. An arrested man violently kills a deputy and escapes. And an old sheriff sits around talking about how gosh-dern old he is. Welcome toNo Country for Old Men. Unless you're an old man. If so, exit's over there. Silver foxes possibly allowed. Our Vietnam War vet is Llewelyn Moss. He's out hunting antelope in the desert, but something else catches his eye: human corpses and abandoned vehicles. It seems a drug deal went wrong, and everyone died, leaving behind the drugsandthe money—$2.

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