Advanced Style brought us a refreshing take on the ubiquitous street-style blog with portraits of women in their seventies and eighties showing the youngsters how it's done. And now the site's creator, Ari Seth Cohen, has brought these amazing women to life in a documentary film. Advanced Style debuts in San Francisco on Friday, October 10 at the Presidio Theater on Chestnut Street. The 8:20 pm showing will have a special treat afterwards: a Q&A with Cohen and SF's own style maven, Joy Bianchi.
When you're a young lass experimenting with hair color, trying out a red hue or a jet black 'do is fun. It's an adventure. A way to test drive a new identity! But when you're going to the colorist every month to cover gray roots, it's drudgery. Driving across town, searching for parking, then having your head doused in chemicals is not the afternoon a girl dreams of.
"How do you know if you have ADHD?” I Googled. My brain hadn’t been working properly, and I was beating myself up about my inability to focus. What was wrong with me? Why was I so incompetent?
A few years ago, I tried a website called Lumosity. Its creators promised games that could improve cognitive abilities, including attention, memory, problem solving, and mental flexibility. Back then, I decided not to spend $15 per month or $7 for a one-year subscription to the site. But now, with my busy freelance schedule and inability to write a 150-word blog post without stopping to check my email, send an instant message, and pet my cat, I felt desperate to focus. I logged back on to Lumosity.
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