Episode 15 — The Big Break

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Want to know about your favorite character? Meet them (and the actors who play them).

Wait from this point: 2 hours

Let the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty do the waiting. Who needs to stand in line with restless, sticky kids? Here’s a great piece by poet Molly Peacock on off-beat New York sights that kids will love, without the lines. Serendipity City

And Your Little Dog, Too!

Have a look at pix and video of glamorous Hollywood stars and their darling doggies, who probably live better than you and me. Actually, most dogs probably live better than you and me, when you think about it… Celebrity Pets

Cute guy! But that itch? Could mean dandruff…

Yeah, or head lice! Here’s the website of the first and only non-profit agency dedicated to head lice issues. You can even get a free "Critter Card" that tells you what to look for. Eeeuuuwww… The National Pediculosis Association

California, Here I Come!

It is often said that Los Angeles is not a city, but, rather, a collection of neighborhoods. Here’s a guide to all of them, with history and demographic info, in case your pilot gets picked up. L.A. Neighborhoods

I think I can, I think I can…

It’s official: positive thinking actually does reduce stress, and optimism may even reduce the risk of catching a cold. If the Mayo clinic says so, it must be true… MayoClinic.com

But I’m an artist…

Think your doodles are da Vincis? Here’s a site that can hook you up with an art or design school in your area. All Art Schools

I’ll get right on that…

Pesky management types on your back? Again? Here’s a handy guide to slacking off on the job, with specific techniques for appearing productive when you’re actually watching your favorite web sitcom. Your Guide to Looking Busy at Work

Everybody’s gotta start somewhere…

Rare is the megastar who "happened" overnight. Most of them paid dues for years, appearing in commercials, music videos, and even leased-public access shows. Check out this delightful compilation of the biggies’ humble beginnings, from Jennifer Aniston to Catherine Zeta-Jones. Stars, Before They Were Stars

My bonny lies over the ocean…

Are there miles, leagues, or oceans between you and your significant other? Click this link to see a site with hundreds of user suggestions on managing a long-distance relationship. Long-distance love

I scream, you scream…

People have been soothing their shattered pysches with ice cream for… um… well… a really, really long time. Find out how long, and where it all started, in "The History of Ice Cream." International Dairy Foods Association

I’m Down on Bended Knee…

If you think asking someone for a date is hard, just try asking them to marry you. Here’s a great overview of the marriage proposal through history, with a dollop of advice on how you should pop the question. A Modest Proposal

Once upon a time, there were three little girls…

Have you been on board with Floaters from the start? Or did you jump in in the middle? Here’s a link to the very first episode, so you can catch the parts you missed, see how far Megan, Nisha and Erika have come, or just start all over again and relive your favorite moments. Floaters Episode 1: Look Who’s Stalking