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Five Ways To Overcome The Loneliness Of Leadership

by Melanie Parish, MCC, author of “The Experimental Leader: Be a New Kind of Boss to Cultivate an Organization of Innovators“ Being a leader is lonely work. As an executive coach, I hear it from new leaders often — especially if they are promoted from within. They say, “I was doing a good job as an individual contributor, but now I’m not sure what I should be doing after my promotion. I feel really alone.” They find themselves in a leadership role without much guidance and they aren’t sure how ...
Tags: Startups, Leadership, Fortune, Mcc, Melanie, Professionalisms, Leading People, Melanie Parish, Organization of Innovators Being

‘Fantasy Island’ Review: Stay Far, Far Away From Blumhouse’s Horror Getaway

Fantasy Island, the late ’70s/early ’80s TV series that made the catchphrase “The plane! The plane!” wildly popular, heads to the big screen thanks to the fright masters at Blumhouse. As is their want, Blumhouse has warped the show into a horror movie – a move that’s not entirely unprecedented. The original show had plenty of supernatural elements – there was even an episode featuring the Devil. And the old adage of “be careful what you wish for” has been exploited time and time again for scary...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Features, Movie Reviews, Michael Pena, Fiji, Patrick, Gwen, Jacobs, Melanie, Fantasy Island, Ryan Hansen, Blumhouse, Roarke, Lucy Hale, Michael Rooker

Dame Melanie Dawes appointed Ofcom Chief Executive

The Ofcom Board has confirmed the appointment of Dame Melanie Dawes as its new Chief Executive replacing Sharon White. The body will also appoint a new Chair, replacing Lord Burns. Dame Melanie has been Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government since 2015. She will take up her new position in early March. She has held senior roles across the Civil Service, working in partnership across the public and private sectors. She started her career as an economis...
Tags: Europe, UK, Top, Civil Service, People, Radio, Ofcom, Nicky Morgan, Treasury, Sharon White, Cabinet Office, Burns, State, Lord Burns, Melanie, Ministry of Housing Communities

2020 Sundance Movies Sold Include ‘Spree’, ‘Shirley’ and Many More [Continuously Updated]

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival is underway, and we’ve already seen a lot of great movies in the mountains of Park City, Utah. But this year, studios and distributors are being a little more cautious when it comes to picking up any of the buzzed about movies playing at the festival. Last year saw some big deals result in disappointing box office returns, and without many big movies garnering loads of attention, the Sundance market is moving at a slower pace than usual. But even so, there are al...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Movies, Lionsgate, Indonesia, Mexico, New York City, Features, Netflix, United States, Malaysia, Aclu

Vamp or Not? Teeth

When I read Postmodern Vampires: Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture by Sorcha Ní Fhlainn I was struck by her reading of the film Teeth as a vampire film. Teeth was a satirical horror film directed by Mitchell Lichtenstein and released in 2007, and it centred on the myth of vagina dentata – literally vagina with teeth. The reading clearly sits within the realm of the othered woman – just as the vampire generally is othered, and warranted some thought and a ‘Vamp or Not?’ for the film. Ní Fhlainn...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Creed, Dawn, Brad, Melanie, Amazon UK, Vivienne Benesch, Genre Interest, Tobey, Jess Weixler, Hannibal King, Atti, Mitchell Lichtenstein, Use Of Tropes, Vagina Dentata

‘Kajillionaire’ Review: Miranda July’s Con Artist Movie is Strange But Ultimately Sweet [Sundance 2020]

If Parasite didn’t satiate your hunger for family teams of con artists, you might be curious to check out Kajillionaire, the latest work from Miranda July. But while Parasite is a tale of capitalism and class-warfare, Kajillionaire has other things on its mind. In fact, it’s not really even a con artist movie. July uses that scenario to draw us into the surreal world she’s created, and then pulls the rug out from under us to create something far more emotional. The problem with this scenario...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Wood, Sundance, Melanie, Ce, Featured Stories Sidebar, Evan-Rachel-Wood, Dolio, Miranda-July, Kajillionaire, Robert Richard Jenkins Theresa Debra Winger, Dolio Evan Rachel Wood, Melanie Gina Rodriguez

Ask The Editor: Couch Shopping, How to Submit Home Tours & Letting Go of Old Stuff

We're three weeks in to the Ask The Editor series and it's slowly becoming one of our favorites. We want to know what you want to know! Plus, we just think there's a lost romance in getting to write to a semi-anonymous personal with hopes for an answer — and we're suckers for romance. From Brigid: Couch Shopping: Help! Oh, girlfriend, we've been there. Heck, we're still on the hunt for the perfect couch! Aside from a total remodel, purchasing a couch is by far one of your largest home investme...
Tags: Wedding, The Blog, Melanie

Wintertime Garden Inspiration

January often heralds the official arrival of the winter doldrums. Gail, Joe, Fred, and I are here to offer a cure – inspiration for your gardening plans this year. Last year, we started our series of formal classes on the basics of gardening called Foundations in Gardening. Each class sold out and we had lively discussions with attendees. We are bringing back this series with new beginner-oriented classes on Saturdays in February. Gail teaching in our series last winter Gail Read, ...
Tags: Gardening, Winter, Education, Wildlife, Gardens, Melanie, Gail, Native Plants, Fred Perry, Rhododendron, Small Gardens, Blithewold, Gail Read, Joe Verstandig, Natives, Shade Gardens

Is Electricity the Secret to Great Skin?

When celebs need to de-puff, tighten and tone, they schedule a Melanie Simon electric facial. Can her Ziip at-home device do the same for you? We give it a test run.
Tags: News, Simon, Skin, Melanie, Melanie Simon, ZIIP

KY travels – Komodo Dragons at Rinca Island and Pink Beach, Flores, Indonesia

There’s only 3 more days in 2019, time flies, but it’s still not too late to write about the diving trip at Komodo Islands that I went back in September. This is the first part of the trip – a visit to view the famed Komodo Dragons. Welcome to Rinca Island, here be dragons Since there’s no direct flight from KL to Labuan Bajo, the Western fishing town of Flores closest to the Komodo National Park, we took the flight from KL to Bali, and then Bali to Labuan Bajo. A note though, never fly Lion’s ...
Tags: Travel, Bali, Wikipedia, Kl, Flores, Labuan Bajo, Melanie, Komodo Islands, Rinca Island, Komodo National Park, Rinca, Pink Beach Flores Indonesia, Flow Dive Centre

George Michael’s sister, 55, dies Christmas Day – three years after him

George Michael (Photo: Andrew Macpherson/Universal) One of George Michael’s sisters has died on the anniversary of his death. Melanie Panayiotou, 55, died Christmas Day, three years to the day after her older brother. Her body was reportedly found at her north London home at around 7pm on Christmas evening by her sister, older sister, Yioda Panayiotou. No cause of death has yet been revealed. AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); A statement from Londo...
Tags: London, Life, Lifestyle, Los Angeles, Elton John, George Michael, Michael, Hampstead, Ad Friendly, Queerty, George, Melanie, Yog, Wham, London Ambulance Service, Oak Hill Park

From the man with a three-week erection to the UK’s last MEPs: what happened next?

Plus, an update on the trans man who gave birth, the woman deported to Grenada, and moreLast March, Margaret Simons wrote about the abandoned children of British sex tourists in the Philippines. Brigette Sicat, now 12, was unable to go to school because of ill health, and was living in a leaky shack with a dirt floor and no toilet. Today, thanks partly to the generosity of Guardian readers, Brigette and her family live in decent accommodation, she is a regular attendee at school and her grades a...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Wales, Youtube, Germany, Environment, Life and style, Society, UK News, World news, Transgender, Britain, Asia Pacific, Grenada, Philippines

George Michael's sister Melanie has died – three years to the day after the late singer's passing

The sister of late singer George Michael, Melanie Panayiotou, had died aged 55, three years...
Tags: George Michael, Melanie, George Michael Melanie Panayiotou

The Best (and Worst) Theater in Europe in 2019

The Times’s three European theater critics pick their favorite productions of the year — plus a turkey apiece for the festive season.
Tags: Europe, News, David, Austria, Theater, Warner, Times, Richard, Stephen, Pascal, James, Gadd, Kelly, Harold, Sondheim, Melanie

Comment on salted chocolate chunk cookies by Melanie

I am not an “expert” baker, in fact far from it. But this recipe , followed as written, with ghiradelli semi sweet bars chopped is phenomenal!!! Mine were a bit darker at 11 mins than shown in the pictures, but still soft in the center. Love the chunks of chocolate and the salt. Perfect, and if I make cookies again, these will be the ones I will make.
Tags: Food, Melanie

The 2019 Black List Showcases This Year’s Best Unproduced Screenplays – Here Are Our Ten Favorites

The 2019 Black List has arrived. This fifteenth annual edition surveyed more than 250 executives in the film industry, of the year’s most-liked scripts that have not started or will not begin production in this calendar year. This list has long been an indicator of great scripts which could result in great movies, and previous entries have included scripts for films like Whiplash, The Social Network, The Prestige, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea, Argo, Juno, In Bruges, and countless more. Check ...
Tags: New York, Movies, California, Mexico, La, White House, China, New York City, America, Atlanta, Georgia, Chicago, David, United States, Maine, House

Voice Tracker of the Year winner announced

Melanie Martin from Ontario, Canada has been crowned Voice Tracker of the Year by Voice Tracker Hub, supported by RCS. Melanie currently hosts a live Breakfast show for ‘Big 101.1’ in Barrie, and also voice-tracks for ‘Hits 100’ in Little Current and ‘91.5 The Beat’ in Kitchener. In their annual contest, Voicetracker Hub has been hosting a global talent search to find the world’s greatest voice tracker offering a prize of $500. Judge Mike Cass of Virgin Radio, UK said: “I loved Melanie’s pace...
Tags: Awards, People, Radio, Kitchener, Melanie, Ontario Canada, Voicetracker Hub, Mike Cass, Voice Tracker, Virgin Radio UK, Lyndsey Marie, Melanie Martin, Voice Tracker Hub, RCS Melanie

Wonderfully Inspired Wedding Ideas in Downtown Winnipeg

What happens when a talented team of Canadian wedding pros get together to create a little wedding day inspiration? Oh, you know —   all kinds of beautiful things! That's what. Melanie Parent Events teamed up with The Flower House on this day, and lucky for us, Casey Nolin Photography was behind the lens to capture all of this dreamy goodness.From the photographer, "You don't have to travel across the ocean to get that European feel. We stayed right in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. This stunni...
Tags: Gold, Canada, Wedding, Coral, Blue, White, Blush, Peach, Yellow, De Luca, Melanie, MJ, Navy Blue, Styled Shoot, Daze, Flower House

Ben Stiller to Direct and Executive Produce NBC’s New Sitcom Home

Ben Stiller to direct and executive produce NBC’s new sitcom Home According to Deadline, NBC has given a pilot commitment to Emmy winner Ben Stiller‘s forthcoming American remake of Channel 4’s British comedy series Home, which will center on a couple who takes in a Syrian refugee. The series adaptation will be directed and executive produced by Stiller, who had also recently signed on to direct another series titled Severance for Apple TV+. The two shows will be his latest TV projects since...
Tags: Home, UK, TV, Movies, Nbc, Showtime, TV News, Ben Stiller, Jay, Bbc Studios, Mark, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Lionsgate Television, Stiller, Melanie, Dannemora

VC-backed Next Insurance expands C-suite with two new appointments

Palo Alto, California-based Next Insurance, a digital insurtech company, has named Melanie Chase as chief marketing officer and Effi Fuks Leichtag as chief product officer. Chase is a former Fitbit executive while Leichtag is an ex-Yelp executive. Next Insurance is backed by MunichRe, Redpoint Ventures, Nationwide, Markel, American Express Ventures, Ribbit Capital, TLV Partners, Group 11 and Zeev Ventures. PRESS RELEASE PALO ALTO, California, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Next Insurance, the lead...
Tags: Google, California, US, America, Trends, People, Palo Alto, Chase, Fitbit, General Mills, Melanie, Clorox, Palo Alto California, KIFI, Effi, Next Insurance

Groom Style – Sean

A wedding so beautifully done in a French antiques store was where Melanie and Sean said ‘I do’. The day was intimate and special – much like the blossoming of their relationship. The Bride, Melanie tells of Sean’s attire for the day! Sean found his perfect suit, almost by accident. He had pretty much decided on the suit he wanted until he spotted a three piece Ted Baker suit. It was absolutely perfect, even the lining matched the wedding colours of burgundy, blue, rose quartz and rose gold. Con...
Tags: Wedding, Ted Baker, Sean, Melanie, GROOM, Groom Style

We. See. TREATS!

Max and Henry are on it! Such handsome boys, Melanie and Richard. Probably spoiled, too! ;) Sheltie Nation - Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers on the Net!
Tags: Crafts, Richard, Max, Henry, Melanie, The Sheltie Perspective, Sheltie Nation Largest Community of Sheltie Lovers

Exclusive: ‘Red Letter Day’ Clip Offers a Bloody Tease of a Suburban Battle Royale

Ah, suburbia. Where better to unleash a bloody massacre that chucks any sentiment of loving thy neighbor into a woodchipper? Cameron Macgowan ’s feature debut Red Letter Day tells the story of a special event where letters in red envelopes are mailed to every citizen of Aspen Ridge, with instructions to kill a selected target or be killed. Early trailers indicate cul-de-sac warfare of the goriest variety, and now /Film has an exclusive clip that confirms Macgowan’s violent affair. In the ...
Tags: Movies, Video Clips, Lewis, Tim, Melanie, SFX, Michael Tan, Featured Stories Sidebar, Red Letter Day, Aspen Ridge, MacGowan, Cameron Macgowan, Melanie Dawn Van de Schoot, Kaeleb Zain Gartner, Dawn Van de Schoot


Here's another story of a surprise older age pregnancy.  This woman was 48 when the symptoms she assumed were due to menopause turned out to be a pregnancy.  With two grown kids, she and her husband were planning out their retirement. I've repeatedly said....women over 40 and even 45 can be quite fertile indeed.  The unexpected rate of unplanned pregnancies in women over the age of 40 is second only to teenagers!  This should be encouraging if you are trying to conceive over 40...
Tags: Health, Infertility, Mark, Tom, Melanie, Sandy Robertson, NATURAL CONCEPTION

Retiring From Ballet Theater, a Dancer Gets What She Needs

After 15 years, Melanie Hamrick, a ravishing mainstay of the corps de ballet, opens the next chapter: choreography and raising her son with Mick Jagger.
Tags: News, Dancing, Jagger, Mick, Ballet Theater, Melanie, Hamrick, American Ballet Theater, Melanie Hamrick, Apollo (Ballet

Art and the Church: an odd couple or Gospel powerhouse?

USA (MNN) -- Sometimes it’s ignored. Sometimes it’s just poorly done. Art and the Church have a fickle history and artists don’t always know where they fit in the Great Commission. We spoke with Melanie Spinks , an art professor at Wingate University, Leighton Ford Ministries representative, and guest speaker for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship . She says rather than have a contentious relationship with art, believers can approach art with a missional mindset. (Photo courtesy of...
Tags: Usa, Church, Melanie, InterVarsity, Georgia State University, Georgia State, Spinks, Don Richardson, Digital Marketing Collaboration, Martino Pietropoli, Melanie Spinks, Wingate University Leighton Ford Ministries, Unsplash Spinks, Alice Achterhof, Unplash, Amaury Salas

When Rejection Crowds Out the Rest of the Story

I was eleven when we moved from a rural town nestled in Amish Country, Pennsylvania with its roadside stands selling shoo-fly pie and fresh corn to New Jersey with its louder, more colorful everything. My dad was entering the Army, so we lived on base, our comings and goings marked by rising gates and armed guards. Because our August arrival found the school on base full, I was enrolled in sixth grade at an elementary school off base. As I began up the bus steps, Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics p...
Tags: Friendship, Inspiration, Bully, New Jersey, Army, Community, Jesus, Rejection, Friendships, Courage, Pain, Carpenter, Teresa, Melanie, Eurythmics, Marnie

"She caught her fiance sexually assaulting a bridesmaid, police say. They got married anyway."

I only clicked through to that WaPo article to see how far into the comments you have to go before someone analogizes the fiance to Trump and the woman to his voters.The first comment went up 6 hours ago. At 5 hours ago, you get: "This doesn't surprise me. After all, look who Melania married." Which produces: "Not relevant but funny"/"I think it's relevant. It shows how low women will go to get their man"/"I think you mean it shows how low Republicans will go to protect their man"/"Doubt that Me...
Tags: Law, Weddings, Doubt, Trump, WaPo, Melanie, Melania, Ann Althouse, Analogies

Designer of the month – MYINKI

Meet our designer of the month, French sales assistant and illustrator Mélanie of . Her designs are as sensitive and sincere as our interview with her. Self-taught, bright, and a little melancholic, it was her mother who gave Mélanie the desire to draw. She eventually traded in her pencil for a brush and discovered a new world of self-expression through shape and form. Painting is like her diary, her way of putting her inner experiences down on paper. Name: Mélanie Age: 26 Residence...
Tags: Marketplace, Melanie, Instagram Facebook, T-shirts, Designer of the Month, Spreadshirt, Montélimar France Occupation, Inki, Boris Cyrulnik

Sound Therapy

An August garden has a unique set of sounds that I look forward to every year. Although I love the quietude of a garden, August’s ensemble of nature’s sounds is a comforting reminder that flora and fauna are so closely linked.  I can’t imagine an August garden without hearing the songs of the American goldfinch. They are the last songbirds to breed, laying their eggs in August. One can’t help but notice the bright yellow color of the males as their flight pattern swings elegantly up a...
Tags: Gardening, Gardens, Melanie, Gail, Pollinators, Cutting Garden, Goldfinch, Becca Kristen