• Comedian Carol Leifer is a four-time Emmy nominee for her writing on "Seinfeld," "Modern Family," and "Saturday Night Live," and now she's sharing her wisdom from a 37-year career in her new book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying."

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    Her best advice? She quotes the oft-cited "’Find a job that you love, and you'll never work a day in your life.’ And then I think stick-to-it-iveness and tenacity. … I talk about doing the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson, but that happened after auditioning 22 times."

    The comedian has one other important piece of advice for anyone trying to make it in show biz: Always tip the waitstaff. "I've been around long enough that I've actually run into women who've made it as performers and commented that they waited on me and I was a nice tipper," Carol says, remembering a run-in with Kate Flannery from "The Office," who waited on Carol years before Flannery’s TV debut.

    Carol also reflect

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  • On Fox's "The Following," Shawn Ashmore plays trusty FBI agent Mike Weston, but even though he's a popular main character, it doesn't mean his job is safe. "What I think is so great about the show is that we do lose main characters," Shawn says. "It raises the stakes."

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    During the first season of the show, the creators offered a disclaimer to the staff. "They sat us all down and said, 'Listen, some people in this room will not make it through the first season. It's not because we don't like you, it's not because we don’t like your performance or the character, but that's the kind of show that we're making.'" Shawn says that when he receives a script, he automatically flips to the end to make sure he's not killed off. "I don't know how I survive!"

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    Now that his character has made it through Season 2, Shawn's had time to grow closer with his fellow cast mates, and with such a heavy plot, t

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  • If you're working out regularly and not seeing results, it might be time to take a good look at your gym habits. Bahar Takhtehchian is the editor-at-large of Shape magazine, and she shared six mistakes keeping you from getting the results you want.1. Bad posture. "A lot of times you'll be at the gym and you'll see people hunched over," Bahar says. "That's a bad thing because when your body's hunched over, that's causing your muscles to exert more effort to stabilize." Incorrect form also causes your body to use up more oxygen.

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    2. Working out on an empty stomach. "Up until an hour beforehand, you want to take in 200 to 250 calories, because if you don't have energy, you're not going to be able to actually go through your workout," Bahar says.

    3. Chronic stress. Extreme stress causes your body to release the hormone cortisol. "Studies have shown that when you release cortisol, you're not able to recover as well after you work out," Bahar says

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  • The last time Anna Chlumsky joined Ali on "Daily Shot," the expectant mom was looking forward to the birth of her daughter, Penelope. Just six months after the little bundle of joy's arrival, Anna's daughter was already having Hollywood moments.

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    Anna brought her family to London for a "Veep" shoot and happened to be staying in the same hotel as Lady Gaga. Anna's nanny was in the lobby with the baby when the eccentric pop star descended the stairway in a signature wild outfit. She looked into the stroller and simply said, "Gorgeous."

    "She's Gaga-approved!" Anna says.

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    The actress is looking forward to the new season of "Veep," which brings her character, Amy Brookheimer, the vice president's chief of staff, onto the campaign trail. "It's just basically opening the doors to our mayhem," Anna teases.

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  • As you get older, you might notice that you're losing sleep, your hair is thinning, and your waist is getting thicker. What's going on? Dawn Cutillo is a holistic health practitioner and the author of "The Hormone 'Shift'," and she stopped by "Daily Shot" with some answers.

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    How do you know if you're premenopausal? "Basically, you feel like you have PMS every day," Dawn says. "You start to gain weight, you have problems with your mood, you can't sleep as well … and then you get the hot flashes." That shows you may be starting to enter "the change."

    Hot flashes result from dips in estrogen levels, and they're a sign that "the ovaries are starting to shut down," Dawn explains. But what triggers these unpleasant episodes is actually falling blood sugar — something to keep in mind when you're about to have caffeine or a sugary snack.

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    Still, Dawn says there is one way to ease the effects of shifting hormones

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