Episode 6 — Self Improvement

Episode 6 Links

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

Office Party Etiquette

It’s not an oxymoron. There is such a thing. Heed the warnings; these things can get pretty ugly, especially the next morning. Portfolio.com

Jason Pugatch

Actor/author Jason Pugatch offers up an overview of the acting life that’s hilarious, heartrending, and honest. ActingIsAJob.com

Acting Is a Job

Visit Amazon.com to get a copy of Jason Pugatch’s guide to succeeding in one of the cruelest yet most rewarding professions. Amazon.com

If you want to run in NY…

Learn everything you need to know from the experts. And get a decent outfit while you’re at it. Urban Athletics

Go Tigers!

Visit the Princeton Varsity Field Hockey web site for schedules, records, media guides, and more. Princeton Field Hockey

NO! I’M NOT JITTERY!

Alternatives to caffeine

Green Tea, White Tea, Kukicha Tea

Queen "B"

Whether she was playing Crystal Allen ("The Women"), Mildred Pierce ("Mildred Pierce"), Blanche Hudson ("Whatever Happened to Baby Jane"), or herself via Faye Dunaway ("Mommie Dearest"), Joan Crawford was the quintessential "B-word" baby. Joan Crawford

mr. BLACK is the new beige

Find out more about this hip little dance den in the Village (make sure you try the signature mr. BLACK Smash). Mr. Black

The Mermaid Parade

Check out the details for next year’s parade and mark it in your calendar. While you’re there, be sure to check out the fabulous photos from this year’s parade. ConeyIsland.com

Two Words: Make-up and Ice

They hurt, and they’re even less attractive when you realize that they’re actually just a group of broken blood vessels. Hickey Help

How to Cook White Rice

Cook it perfectly every time, with a little help from Martha. MarthaStewart.com

Will Shortz, Crossword Master

In this interview with Will Shortz, he answers questions about the new documentary film, "Wordplay." NY Times

Special Topics in Calamity Physics

by Marisha Pessi. When you’re done improving yourself, improve your bookshelf. Amazon.com

Don’t Get Too Comfortable

by David Rakoff. Another great book to grow your library shelf. Amazon.com