Tag: Shayla Stern

The Easy, Inexpensive Way to Make Your Own Movie

Have you ever wanted to make a movie? A lot of people — myself included — have nurtured fantasies about becoming a budding director or attending film school at some point in our lives. But for all kinds of reasons (not having millions of dollars, equipment or know-how to create a movie, for example), you… … Continue reading The Easy, Inexpensive Way to Make Your Own Movie

Think Your Passport Is Valid? Maybe Not

I’ll skip right to the punchline: Check the expiration date on your passport. If you have six months or less remaining, renew it now. Really. Now. Why do I feel compelled to give you advice you didn’t ask for? Because I want to spare you the nightmare I went through recently. I’m not an inexperienced… … Continue reading Think Your Passport Is Valid? Maybe Not

When Putting Yourself in Another Person’s Shoes Isn’t So Healthy

(This article previously appeared on Rewire.org.) Helping other people is part of everyday life, whether you’re extending a hand to a family member or a coworker or at your after-work volunteer gig. Helping can be incredibly rewarding. But it can also be harmful — to yourself — if you’re the kind of person who’s always helping… … Continue reading When Putting Yourself in Another Person’s Shoes Isn’t So Healthy

How to Grapple With an Aging Population

Filmmaker Christine Herbes-Sommers has prided herself on a career of telling “impossible” stories on film — from documentaries like Unnatural Causes, which was about inequality in the health care system, to When the Bough Breaks, about black and white infant mortality.  In her upcoming film project, Coming of Age in Aging America, which will air on public… … Continue reading How to Grapple With an Aging Population