Laura Gouillon

53 Flips | 11 Magazines | 46 Likes | 2 Followers | @LauraGouillon | Delving into all things film, art, music, love, entrepreneurship as I take on the world.

Introducing Our New Podcast for Busy Filmmakers: 'Indie Film Weekly'

Swamped on set, engrossed in an edit, or vanished into a production vortex, but still want to stay on top of indie film news? We got you.<p>Welcome to …

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

USC’s Film School Wants To Make The Future Of Hollywood Less White — And Ready For VR

LOS ANGELES — When the camera pans over the crowd at the Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, it should provide a great look at the past and present of …

Oscar's Best Directors Say You're Getting Ripped Off at the Movie Theater

Eric Myers, a literary agent who lives in Manhattan, went to his local multiplex recently to see the Jennifer Lawrence film <i>Joy</i>. He didn’t like the …

Overwhelmed? 10 ways to feel less busy

Work isn’t working; that much seems clear. If you’re a human being with a job and you don’t feel unpleasantly busy yourself, you almost certainly know several people who do, and who rarely stop mentioning it. The feeling of busyness seems ambient, in the air, even infectious – wafting from your …

Time Management

Meet An Entrepreneur Who Doesn't Believe In Venture Capital

Entrepreneur Brian Pallas doesn’t believe in venture capital. His startup, Opportunity Network is funded entirely from private investors and business partners. The 28-year old hasn’t taken a penny of venture capital. Last year, when I first reported about Pallas’ success, ON was valued at $100m …

Venture Capital

What teens really want to know about sex

Remember how weird it was to ask questions about sex as a teenager? High school teacher Al Vernacchio answers his students’ questions about …

Sexual Health

7 Netflix Documentaries Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.com.</i><p>Netflix (nflx) is great for Friday nights spent on the couch, long study breaks in the library, and</i> …

This Startup Is Making It Incredibly Easy to Start a Business

Silicon Valley payments upstart Stripe said Wednesday it is debuting a new program, called Atlas, to help more entrepreneurs be able to set up U.S. …

A roughly $15-million debut is predicted for 'Gods of Egypt' -- a $140-million film

Movie studio Lionsgate had once hoped that its swords-and-sandals epic "Gods of Egypt" would launch a franchise and help fill the void left by the end of its lucrative "Hunger Games" series. That doesn't look very likely now.<p>The action-packed, special-effects-driven picture, starring<p>Gerard Butler, …

12 Dollar Store Finds That Make Amazing Kitchen Organizers

It doesn't have to cost a fortune to streamline your cooking space.<p>It doesn't have to cost a fortune to streamline your cooking space.

Kitchens

These secret codes have completely changed how I watch Netflix

We've all been there. You sit down on the couch, turn on Netflix, and the next thing you know, you've spent 20 minutes scrolling through shows and movies without finding a single thing you actually want to watch.<p>You feel like you've seen everything before, the recommended choices don't look …

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Big Bet That Facebook Can Make VR Social

This week, inside Facebook's California headquarters, Mark Zuckerberg spent twenty minutes playing zero-gravity ping pong with the president of …

Virtual Reality

Why Women Are the Best Opportunity for Businesses

The Honest Company, which makes natural eco-friendly household products, is set to go public. It was recently valued at $1.7 billion with more than $150 million in revenue.<p>Jessica Alba first got the idea for the Honest Company in 2009, when she had an allergic reaction to an infant detergent …

Love, Sex, and Dating as a Neo-Virgin

Abstaining from sex when you know what it feels like is a lot harder than if you'd never done it at all.<p>I had a very happy, idyllic childhood. Even though I had Baptist ministers for parents, they weren't frightening or hardcore. They were very loving. I was an only child—my parents tried for 13 …

12 Things Successful People Do Before They Go to Bed | Inc.com

The very last thing you do before bed tends to have a significant impact on your mood and energy level the next day, as it often determines how well and how much you sleep.<p>Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely …

Sleep

Top Web Design Trends To Watch In 2016

Web design industry is an ever-changing space and there are many trends that come and go. 2015 has been another amazing year for technological …

UI Design

5 Venture-Capital Tips for Hardware Startups

Get solid advice from Root Ventures Founding Partner Avidan Ross, who reveals what he looks for in hardware startups that come to his firm for …

Color of the Year 2016: Pantone's Leatrice Eiseman Shares Color Trends

Get an insider view of how and why Pantone chooses the Color of the Year, how they landed on two colors for 2016, and tips for incorporating it in …

50 One-Sentence Reminders Every 20-Something Needs To Hear Right Now

<b>1.</b> You are your own greatest asset, and it’s probably time you started giving yourself more credit.<p><b>2.</b> If you tell someone you care about them, the …

The Easiest Cloth Napkins

Up until a few years ago, I was adamantly against using cloth napkins. To me, cloth napkins were formal, uptight, and they didn’t feel good. They …

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Every Swede in the '90s Knew the Dots Design. Now It's Back

Some designs, by way of their ubiquity, have the unusual quality of being at times invisible and at others powerfully evocative of a time or place. …

Design

Ugh, guys — leading men are looking more dirty than dashing in movies lately. Just look ...

Men are suffering at the cineplex this awards season like never before. And we're suffering along with them because we have to watch. Sleeping inside horse carcasses and getting mauled by bears, like Hugh Glass (<p>Leonardo DiCaprio) in"The Revenant,"or trying to survive on Mars by eating food grown …

How to pair wine with your favorite Girl Scout cookies

It's officially Girl Scout cookie season. And even though the cookies can be pretty great crushed into milkshakes, straight out of the freezer or eaten just about anywhere, the folks at the Vivino wine app insist that if you want to take your cookies to the next level, you'll need to pair them with …

Going #Ramen, man. Just hitting that fat, porky #tonkatsu lately like it were a booty call. Extra #chashu #pork and #egg. Naturally. Also went with #takoyaki as an appetizer. #Boom #Japanese #comfortfood I'm taking advantage of the cool weather while it lasts in #LosAngeles. I give it two more weeks, maybe three until summer.

Netflix and Amazon Offer Indie Filmmakers Hope (And Lots of Money)

The biggest players at the Sundance Film Festival are Hollywood outsiders. Amazon and Netflix, with their deep pockets and big ambitions, have picked …

Independent Film

The US' Top Game Design School Will Now Publish Its Own Games

The University of Southern California is home to one of the world's best game design programs. This spring, it hopes to push that reputation farther …

Gaming Industry

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