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Danai Gurira’s Body Is WOW For Shape Magazine’s Latest Issue.

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Danai Gurira is the latest cover star for Shape magazine’s latest issue and her body is serious #goals.

Danai, who was born in Iowa and grew up in Zimbabwe, talks to the magazine about founding an organization with a mission to bring awareness and support to issues affecting women and girls worldwide.

She says, “I consider everything I do that involves any degree of advocacy or service to be self-care. Stepping out of myself to help others is also a way of taking care of my soul, quite honestly. I don’t feel good about who I am if I’m not connected to a larger issue.”

If you love Danai’s body as much as we do, then these tips might help you.

Fitness 09, 2012

On her exercise regimen, she says:

For the last three years, I’ve worked out with my trainer, A.J. Fisher, three or four times a week. I started working with her when I got the role of Okoye. I was about to go into pre-production, and I felt like I needed to amp up my fitness and endurance. I call her the MacGyver of trainers because she can create an elaborate course in your living room with just a coffee table and a couple of resistance bands. She mixes things up—it’s never the same workout, so your body can’t get used to it. She uses methods I was already connected to, like the Alexander technique, yoga, and Pilates, and incorporates them into a very rigorous workout that enables me to strengthen and become more holistically stronger. For me, the coolest thing is when you feel the work pay off. You exercise a lot, and you’re doing your job, shooting long hours. And then you go to work one day, and you have to do something physical…and your body just knows how to do it. That happened for me in The Walking Dead and Black Panther. I thought, Oh, my God, I did that, and it was not difficult. And I knew that my body was getting smarter as I was devoting hours to its upkeep. It delivered at the moments when I needed it to.

On eating clean, she says:

Five years ago, I made the decision to eat cleaner. I try to avoid dairy, I eat mainly fish, and I have a lot of vegetables. It doesn’t make sense as a meal to me if there is no green on my plate. Eating this way truly made me feel better, and so I’ve stuck with it. I’m not a zealot about it, though. I really love fries, and I have them when I want to treat myself. Sometimes when I’m on a plane, I’ll eat a little something I don’t normally have because I’m like, Eh, I’m in the air, so it doesn’t count. It’s all about moderation.

Read the full feature here: https://www.shape.com/celebrities/interviews/how-danai-gurira-trained-iconic-roles?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shape_shapemagazine&utm_content=like2buy&utm_term=curalate_like2buy

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Beyoncé’s Netflix Deal Reportedly Worth A Whooping $60m

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HomecomingBeyoncé‘s behind-the-scenes documentary chronicling her 2018 Coachella performance is not the only deal the pop star has with Netflix, Variety is reporting.

She’s working on two more projects with the streaming giant, with all of them worth $60m.

Homecoming’s deal was about $20m, Variety said, adding that Netflix and Beyoncé’s reps did not comment on the issue.

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4 Management Tips Learned From “Game of Thrones”.

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HBO’s Game of Thrones is back for its highly anticipated Season 8. From Winterfell to Dorne, the characters are busy building their armies, plotting their revenge, and, unbeknownst to some, waiting for the impending horde of White Walkers to arrive on their doorsteps.
Though there are many different types of leaders in Westeros and Essos, each of them can teach us an important lesson in management.

1. Good Managers Need Good Processes.

At a basic level, management can be defined as coordinated action in pursuit of performance. Managers at all levels and functions must design, direct, and shape various organizational processes in order to move the organization towards its goals.

Petyr Baelish (popularly known as Littlefinger) knows this better than perhaps anyone in the Seven Kingdoms. Whether he’s accruing political blackmail as Master of Coin in King’s Landing, arranging strategic marriage proposals, or plotting his way to become Lorde Protector of the Vale, each action he takes is part of a calculated process to move him further along on his quest for power. Though he may have to adjust his strategy along the way, he understands that his success will ultimately rely on a series of carefully coordinated actions with multiple players involved.

2. Each Decision You Make Has Consequences

Decision-making is another managerial process that involves social, political, emotional, and organizational factors, as well as analytics, reason, and fact-based analysis. Good managers must recognize the pros and cons of each option and take into account all of these factors when evaluating which path will result in the best outcome.

Daenerys Targaryen is no stranger to consequences. Liberating an entire region of slaves, wiping out all of the Dothraki Khals in existence, and planning a coup in King’s Landing does not come without repercussions.
Along her journey from exile to Queen of Meereen, she learns that decision making is a delicate balance that requires not only finding the greatest good for all parties involved, but also planning for the future.

3. Learn from Your Mistakes

In order to improve and innovate, managers must continuously reflect and learn from past experiences, both good and bad. By acquiring, interpreting, and applying information from these experiences in the right ways, good managers can improve their processes and implementation skills to drive the organization forward.

And as I’m sure any of the remaining members of House Stark would attest, you must learn from your mistakes (or your father’s, mother’s, and older brother’s mistakes) in order to survive. Perhaps the quickest learner of them all is Arya Stark. 
From reluctant lady-in-training to seasoned assassin, she’s made a huge leap since the start of the series, one that has forced her to grow and leave many aspects of her old life behind in the process.

4. Flexibility is Key

Another important skill in a manager’s toolkit is the ability to remain flexible. Recognizing the need for organizational change stems from multiple sources, both internal and external.
A good manager must identify common dysfunctional habits, understand methods for overcoming such behaviors, and identify factors to help create a receptive environment for change.

Never one to be outwitted, Tyrion Lannister is the master of changing course. At countless points throughout the show, he manages to turn his less than desirable situations into positive ones.
An inexperienced warrior forced to lead the defense at the Battle of Blackwater, he manages to destroy a large part of the enemy’s fleet with minimal causalities of his own men through the creative use of wildfire. Captured by Jorah Mormont on his way to Meereen, Tyrion is delivered to Daenerys as a “gift” to be executed. However, he manages to not only stay alive, but to become a key advisor to Daenerys.

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Check Out The Official Trailer For “The Lion King”

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Walt Disney Studios has released the official trailer for the Jon Favreau-directed “The Lion King”.

The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.

The movie goes into theaters on July 19, 2019.

Synopsis:

“The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

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Checkout Photos From the Premiere of Universal Pictures’ ‘Little’

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The Premiere of Universal Pictures’ “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 201,9 in Westwood, California.

The event was attended by several cast members as well as entertainers in Hollywood.

Issa Rae, Regina Hall, Janelle Monae, Kelly Rowland, Bozoma Saint John, Luke James, Storm Reid, Skai Jackson and more were spotted at the event.

See the photos below.


WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: Kelly Rowland attends The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” at Regency Village Theatre on April 08, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)


WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: Marsai Martin (L) and guest attend the premiere of Universal Pictures “Little” at Regency Village Theatre on April 08, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: Janelle Monáe attends The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” at Regency Village Theatre on April 08, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)


WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 08: Sanaa Lathan arrives for The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 08: Bozoma Sain John arrives for The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)


WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: Kelly McCreary attends The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” at Regency Village Theatre on April 08, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: Skai Jackson attends The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” at Regency Village Theatre on April 08, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Presley Ann/Getty Images)


WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 08: Storm Reid arrives for The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 08: Golden Brooks attends the premiere of Universal Pictures “Little” at Regency Village Theatre on April 08, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 08: Luke James arrives for The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 08: Regina Hall arrives for The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 08: Marsai Martin arrives for The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)

WESTWOOD, CA – APRIL 08: Issa Rae arrives for The Premiere Of Universal Pictures “Little” held at Regency Village Theatre on April 8, 2019 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
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