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Exciting #GraniteFlats  news today! 
Netflix will be the official streaming home to BYUtv's Cold War drama series "Granite Flats." The first-ever scripted series for BYUtv begins its third season May 15, and all three seasons will be ...
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We quickly lost count of all the delightful elements of Audrey's doodle. So in the spirit of this year's theme, we asked Audrey to spend a day with the doodlers to turn her illustration into a moving animation. As an animator and director for a day, she made sure we twinkled each light and ...
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I think that the pressure, as a woman, to be this perfect multi-hyphenate in every area of our life hampers our ability to do what we love and share it.
I pretty much know exactly when I've had a serious epiphany and the direction of a project I've been struggling with is going to change… because I suddenly find myself re-arranging the living room o...
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Selection and attention bias really change how we perceive the world around us and in turn how we measure ourselves against that backdrop of elusive perfection.

It is much healthier to realize most situations and outcomes are not perfect, but rather we do the most we can as best as we can with what we know and have at that moment.

The extra pressure and scrutiny from others (whether legitimate or self-imposed) looming over our heads doesn't help, and perhaps we fear ridicule in response to "failures" or "faults". But as you mentioned, people really do appreciate honesty and authenticity more.

A part of your article also reminds me of a sentiment shared by Sir Richard Branson, which (paraphrased) is essentially to start before you feel ready -- not haphazardly or carelessly, but with confidence in yourself to move forward and grow through experience, no matter where it takes you. The "perfect" time to start is now :)

On another note, +Taryn O'Neill, I think it's awesome you're championing  #ActressesForSTEM  and women in STEM, and I appreciated your post on why the upcoming series Cosmos matters (for those who haven't read it yet:  http://operationbabe.tumblr.com/post/78792748209/why-cosmos-should-matter-especially-to-hollywood ). Reaching that Hollywood audience is directly in line with what Ann Druyan and Neil DeGrasse Tyson said about the show being for everyone, but being even sweeter to reach people who didn't know they might have an interest in science or even people who may think science isn't applicable to them or that it is out of reach for them to take part in it.

Another reason Hollywood should have an interest in STEM is to invest in their future behind the cameras; I didn't even know the movie industry had awards for scientists and engineers for advancing the capabilities of the tech for creative-making tools.
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I am a true inspiration and knowledge junkie -- thus such a helpful ep! I find 'Reading List' in Safari to be a helpful place to 'stack the crack'. 
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A post I wrote to help demystify the ins and outs of a TV set -- a 'what to expect when you're expecting' for actors!
Wanting to switch gears from my regular existential style of post, I asked our talented founder and editor Helenna if there was a topic she'd like me to explore. She wondered if I would write abou...
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I didn't go see Elysium because, though I liked the world I saw in the trailer, it looked like it was going to be a Matt Damon action movie. It looks like I was right to think that. More science in my science fiction, please! ;)
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Acting in Hollywood is a crazy business so I offer up a few suggestions on how to build your armor to survive it...
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This is fantastic! Love learning about the brilliant minds behind this film and the paths that brought them together. Plus my new kitty is named Ripley :)
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Who's the cutest wittle chest burster ever?  You are you wittle devil you!  :D
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If you're a #Cosmos  fan make sure to tune in right now!
 
Smart Girls co-founder and executive producer Meredith Walker will be virtually sitting down with Ann Druyan, executive producer of 'Cosmos'

Do you have a question for Ann? Be sure to post it on the hangout page and we might answer your question LIVE! 

Ann Druyan is an acclaimed author and television producer, and the widow of renowned astrophysicist Carl Sagan. Sagan and Druyan co-wrote the original COSMOS series, collaborated on numerous books, articles and speeches, and co-created the Robert Zemeckis-directed film “Contact, “starring Jodie Foster

Druyan served as Creative Director of NASA’s legendary Voyager Interstellar Message Project, a record containing sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth intended to communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials. The contents of the record were selected by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan. In addition to the natural sounds of the surf, wind and other elements of nature, the record contains recordings of Druyan’ s brain and nervous system impulses. These recordings were taken at Bellevue hospital in New York, just days after Druyan and Sagan had declared their love for each other. During the recording process Druyan meditated about “the wonder of love, of being in love,” so that extraterrestrials might be able to decipher the sounds and form an understanding of human emotions. Druyan’ s brainwave recordings are still moving through interstellar space at 35, 000 miles per hour.

 There are two asteroids named for Druyan and Sagan that are in perpetual wedding-ring orbit around the sun.

Amy Poehler's Smart Girls is an online community for young girls and the young at heart, which encourages women in volunteerism, activism, cultural exchange, and self-expression through the arts. Founded by best friends, comedian Amy Poehler and producer Meredith Walker, the organization is dedicated to helping girls cultivate their authentic selves. Our motto is: You Change the World by Being Yourself. 
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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It's always a pleasure hearing Ann speak about her experiences.
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You need more than just a pic / res and reel as an actor these days! Here are some suggestions to help you build your awesome actor's arsenal:
Hello lovelies, I hope the beginning of your 2014 journey around this solar system has started off with energy and excitement. I am in the midst of reflecting on all the posts I have written for Ms...
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I love the profile pic Wonder Woman it's Hoyt ur hott with those beautiful green eyes
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I finally found common ground between my love of acting and science!
Being a science nerd is the best. Seriously. Every morning I get an email blast from Science News Daily that contains at least 10 mind blowing stories about new discoveries in science. They could ...
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My newest post for Ms in the Biz, a web magazine for women in entertainment and media!
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twitter @tarynoneill: Actress, writer, webseries producer, lover of scifi (with an emphasis on the science), martial arts and all things badass.
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Hey there! Welcome to my Google + account.  I'm trying to be more diligent about posting here! Check out my website www.tarynoneill.com and my twitter feed @tarynoneill to find out more about me. 
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I was a national medalist in Canada in ice dancing (ie. figure skating!)
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