"Lucid dreaming is just a dream in which you realize that you're dreaming," Jared explains. "It's a way to sort of steer your dreams in the direction you want," Dylan adds. "Witness them like you're witnessing this waking life."
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So how do we do it? If there's something you would like to dream about (the guys say the most popular lucid dreams are about flying and sex), practice "dream incubation." When you're falling asleep, keep the image in your mind and say, "I will go back" to this dream, Dylan advises.
It's also possible to practice remembering your dream after it occurs. "Wake up slowly and motionlessly," Jared explains. "Think about what the experience was like, and then when you do get up, quickly grab a dream journal and start writing down anything you remember, even if it's just...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Wed, Mar 12, 2014 10:58 AM EDT | Comments
Rosie Perez is known for her great roles in "Do the Right Thing," "Fearless," "White Men Can't Jump," and "Pineapple Express." Now, she's also an author, sharing stories from her childhood and early career in her new memoir, "Handbook for an Unpredictable Life."
Both Rosie and Ali spent years working on the Fox sketch comedy series "In Living Color" — Ali as a cast member and Rosie as the choreographer of the show's dance troupe, the Fly Girls. During their mini-reunion, they both had hilarious memories to share.
Rosie remembered one peculiar moment after hours when she went upstairs at the studio to get a snack. "Jim Carrey was there on a pogo stick." Rosie recalled, "I was like, 'What the hell are you doing?' He said, 'This is how I get ideas!'"
Another one of Rosie's favorite memories happened before Heavy D & the Boyz made a guest appearance on the show. "His dancers had a beef with one of the Fly Girls, and they had a fistfight in the parki...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Mar 11, 2014 11:04 AM EDT | Comments
Are proper manners a lost art? With cell phones hanging out at dinner tables around the country, you might say so. That's why Anna Post — the great, great granddaughter of the legendary etiquette author Emily Post — came by to share some modern-day etiquette tips for our tech-obsessed world.
When it comes to weddings, don't post too frequently on social media. Not only will you annoy your friends and followers, but you could also give someone the wrong idea. "You want to keep wedding talk to a real minimum, and make sure none of your wedding talk could be heard as an invitation to the wedding," Anna says.
And absolutely no tweeting the day of the event. "Who are you tweeting?" She asks. "All of the people who weren't invited?"
If you're getting annoyed with a friend who just won't put a phone down at the dinner table, there are two ways to tackle the tech rudeness. "Just stop talking," Anna recommends. "As soon as you stop talking, th...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Tue, Mar 11, 2014 10:53 AM EDT | CommentsOn ABC Family's "Twisted," Avan Jogia plays a 16-year-old alleged sociopath who has spent five years in juvenile detention for the murder of his aunt. Despite the heaviness of the show's storyline, Avan says the set between takes couldn't be more fun.
"When we're not shooting we're just making jokes," he says. "Drama is very funny. When you're doing drama, it's all very intense, and then it's 'cut' and it's nothing but jokes for 20 minutes."
When they're not joking around, the young stars have certain routines in between takes. Kylie Bunbury, who plays Lacey Porter, "always has red vines," Avan says. "I’m drinking tea constantly."
When Avan isn't shooting, he spends time working with Straight But Not Narrow, an organization he co-founded that teaches young adults how to be allies for their LGBTQ peers. "It boils down to human empathy," Avan says of the organization, which attracts celebri...Read More »
- Ali Wentworth | Daily Shot | Mon, Mar 10, 2014 11:14 AM EDT | Comments
In "The Widow's Guide to Sex and Dating," 32-year-old Claire Byrne becomes a widow when her well-to-do husband is killed in a freak accident. Over the course of healing and learning to move on, she dates a myriad of different men as she attempts to live a meaningful and passionate life.
The story is similar to that of Carole Radziwill, a journalist who became a widow at 36 after her husband died from cancer. While Carole drew on parts of her experience after her husband's death to pen the novel, she's quick to note that her story is not the same. "I was a very messy widow," she says. "Claire, the protagonist, is much more together than I ever was."
The novel takes readers through Claire's experience with a number of different men, though, Carole says, "It's very hard for Claire to go on a second date with someone."
Carole says she went through many dating phases while exploring the dating scene after her husband's death. "I had...Read More »