July 27



Nikolaj Coster-Waldau 1970

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“The Danes are said to be one of the happiest nations on Earth, after all. The trick is that we Danes have low expectations. My father always used to say to me, “Only fly as high as your ears will take you.”

*Have low expectations for today and see how you feel at the end of it.


Jordan Spieth 1993 – driving range

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“A lot of people wonder how a 21-year-old with average power (I finished 89th in driving distance) can be so successful. The answer is simple: I know how to score.”

*Play a round of golf today or at least hit a bucket of balls at the local driving range, maybe you can outdrive Spieth.


Leo Durocher 1905

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Leo was never what you would call nice. He didn’t grow old gracefully, and it cost him. Life is choices, and Leo made his. Hall of Fame or not, he lived his life.

*Life is choices. What choices are you making when it comes to how you treat people? How will you be remembered? Does it even matter to you? Live your life.


Alex Rodriguez 1975

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“You have an incredible opportunity if you’re frugal and you’re smart and you put your money away early. The ability to have compound interest over 20, 30, 40 years — you can be a very wealthy young person in a very short period of time.”

At 8% simple interest, your $10,000 investment would be worth $34,000 after 30 years. However, using compound interest, the value would balloon to more than $100,000.

*Be frugal. Be smart. And start getting compound interest on your investments and savings today.


Taylor Schilling 1984 – watch Orange is the New Black

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There’s no better place to cheat-learn from other people’s errors than Netflix’s award-winning Orange is the New Black.

*Watch the first season of Orange is the New Black to cheat-learn from the mistakes of Taylor Schilling.


Maya Rudolph 1972 – Bridesmaids Brazilian Skirt Steak

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“I think I will always be the lady who took a s— on the street,”

“This happens to me all the time, people are always like, ‘You’re the lady who took a s— on the street!’”


*Hopefully your experience with this Brazilian skirt steak works out better for you than Maya Rudolph and her bridesmaids. It’s happening.

SNUB – Triple H 1969

Review –

  • Have low expectations
  • Hit a bucket of balls at the driving range
  • You will be remembered by how you treat people
  • Get compound interest on your investments
  • Watch Orange is the New Black
  • Make Bridesmaids Brazilian Skirt Steak

July 26



Stanley Kubrick 1928

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“Learn from others’ work.”

*Find someone successful in what is important to you and copy what they do.


Kate Beckinsale 1973 – 3-2-1 Workout

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The 3-2-1 workout is so named because it involves three cardio sessions, two circuit and one core workout.


*Complete Kate Beckinsale’s 3-2-1 workout. Watch her in Underworld for motivation.


Carl Jung 1875

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To strive to be good, and disregard one’s darkness, is to fall victim to the evil in ourselves whose existence we have denied. The ‘shadow’ is Jung’s term for the dark, unwanted, feared side of our personality.

The shadow personality can also be thought of as the unlived life.

This shadow is experienced as a foe, but it is really a friend because it contains clues as to what the individual lacks, rejects and distrusts.

*Turn toward your fears today – they contain clues as to what you lack, reject, and distrust. What is your “shadow” or unlived life?


Mick Jagger 1943 – The Rolling Stones

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“We don’t like throwing computers away as soon as they don’t work… We like cars to be repaired instead of junked.”

*Have moves like Jagger – before tossing that computer, car, or home appliance, check whether it can be repaired.


Sandra Bullock 1964 – watch The Blind Side

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*Watch Sandra Bullock win an Oscar in The Blind Side.


Helen Mirren 1945 – grilled cheese

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The Emmy, Tony, Golden Globe, and Academy Award winner revealed that she’s rather fond of melted cheese on toast, and thus would like her last meal to be a grilled cheese.


*I know how you can get some satisfaction – eat this grilled cheese. Enjoy it while watching Helen Mirren win an Oscar in The Queen.

SNUB – Jason Statham 1967

Review –

  • Learn from other’s work
  • 3-2-1 workout
  • Turn toward your fears
  • Fix it first
  • Watch The Blind Side
  • Make a grilled cheese

July 25



Henry Knox 1750

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DYK – Knox witnessed and/or participated in all of the following

  • Boston Massacre
  • Boston Tea Party
  • Lexington and Concord
  • Battle of Bunker Hill
  • Crossing of the Delaware
  • Battle of Yorktown

*This is a great DYK for anyone in the elevator with you or at the breakfast table.


Walter Payton 1954 – run in hot sand

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He ran countless sprints through hot sand, because he believed that it made his legs stronger and allowed him to cut better at full speed.

*Find some hot sand to run in and remember this quote by Sweetness – “Tomorrow is promised to no one.”


Emmett Till 1941

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Emmett Till’s death claimed the nation’s attention, thanks to his mother, who demanded an open casket, so the world could witness what white racists had done to her black son. The incident ignited the fledgling, modern civil rights movement into a raging fire.

*What are you passionate enough to ignite into a raging fire?


Louis Bacon 1956

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Secretive, risk-conscious, a bit paranoid–Louis Bacon has many of the traits of a hedge fund boss. A nice chunk of the $7 billion he plays with is his own.

*Check out turtletrader.com for advice from Louis Bacon and many others on investing.


Matt LeBlanc 1967 – watch Friends

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*Have fun laying on the couch and binge watch as many episodes of Friends as you can today. They’ll be there for you.


Geoffrey Zakarian 1959 – ultimate BLT

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In addition to being a judge on Food Network’s Chopped, and as an Iron Chef, Zakarian is a co-host on Food Network’s Emmy-nominated daytime series, The Kitchen.


*In honor of Louis Bacon’s birthday try Geoffrey Zakarian’s ultimate BLT. Afterwards go to a coffee shop like Central Perk with your friends.

SNUB – Shantel VanSanten 1985

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Review –

  • Henry Knox DYK
  • Run in hot sand
  • Have enough passion to ignite a raging fire
  • Get investing advice from turtletrader.com
  • Watch Friends
  • Make an Ultimate BLT

July 24



Amelia Earhart 1897

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“Follow your passion and don’t give up.”

*Good advice by Amelia Earhart – follow your passion and don’t give up. Even if it kills you (or leads to your disappearance) at least you went down following your passion.


Karl Malone 1963

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“I think by lifting weights, you get power. I also think that you get focus, direction, discipline, and patience.”


*Lift weights today, using this Mailman workout. Play some pickup basketball and dominate inside. Say “hi” to your mailman today too.


Chief Dan George 1899

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“…I am small and weak. I need your wisdom.  May I walk in beauty? Make my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things that you have made, and my ears sharp to hear your voice.  Make me wise so that I may know the things that you have taught your children, the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock.  Make me strong not to be superior to my brothers but to fight my greatest enemy –myself.  Make me ever ready to come with you with straight eyes so that when life fades as with the fading sunset, my spirit will come to you without shame.”

*The above is your prayer for today. Say it word for word from your soul. This could be your “go to” prayer each and every day.


Elisabeth Moss 1982

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“I don’t take acting that seriously. I love my work, but I do not think that I am saving the world.”

*It’s OK to love your job, but don’t take it too seriously. It’s just a job! Unless you are actually saving the world.


Jennifer Lopez 1969

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*It was a big deal when  JLO was closing in on being 50. She’s 51 today and looks incredible. Listen to her music as you work out.


Michael Richards 1949 – Kramer’s Lobster Scrambled Eggs

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*Don’t steal any lobsters to make Kramer’s lobster scrambled eggs. Other choices for Kramer would be to make your own pizza, and your own sauce without a shirt on.

SNUB – Torrie Wilson 1975

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Review –

  • Follow your passion and don’t give up
  • Mailman workout
  • Chief Dan George Prayer
  • It’s just a job
  • Listen to JLO music while working out
  • Make Kramer’s lobster scrambled eggs

July 23



Woody Harrelson 1961

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“I don’t believe in politics. I’m an anarchist, I guess you could say. I think people could be just fine looking after themselves.”

*What are your thoughts on politics?


Stephanie Seymour 1968

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“I was raised in a really strict household in terms of health. We were never allowed to have candy, chips, or soda. I should be more regulated about my exercise, but thankfully I’ve had really good dietary habits. I’ll have a cheeseburger, but I don’t indulge in junk food ever. My favorite forms of exercise are Pilates, swimming, and walking.”

*You have a choice today between Pilates, yoga (again), or swimming. No chips, candy, or soda!


Daniel Radcliffe 1989 – watch Harry Potter

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We can’t win over everyone, but Harry Potter showed us that we can triumph in our relationships with loved ones. Harry Potter always had a support system of family and friends to help him.

*Reach out to your support system of family and friends for support today.


Monica Lewinsky 1973

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“Control your reputation online, or someone else will.”

*Search yourself online and see what could keep you from your dream job or that would keep customers away. Control your reputation online. Have a nice cigar to reward yourself.


Philip Seymour Hoffman 1967 – watch Capote

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*Watch Philip Seymour Hoffman win an Oscar as Truman Capote.


Marlon Wayans – candied yams

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“I hate cooking. But I do make the candied yams every year at Thanksgiving. And they’re awesome! You could definitely get diabetes and cavities from them, but they’re delicious!”


*Make these delicious candied yams for your family tonight.

SNUB – Slash 1965 – yes, Slash and Axl’s wife share a birthday

Review –

  • Think about politics
  • Pilates, yoga, or swimming
  • Reach out to your support system
  • Control your reputation online
  • Watch Capote
  • Make candied yams

July 22



Don Henley 1947

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“We have to stay curious, stay engaged, and, above all, stay fit. Family, friends, travel, music, books, gardening, a little good wine now and then — all these things, coupled with the right attitude, can make aging enjoyable.”

*Stay curious, stay engaged, and stay fit. Actually just try to live by the above quote. Listen to The Eagles and drink some good wine.


Willem Dafoe 1955

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“Have work that you love and also some sort of physical or spiritual practice. Get some kind of healthy routine. For me that’s yoga practice.”

*Yes, yoga again today – it helps you grow old the right way. Watch Willem Dafoe almost win an Oscar in The Florida Project for motivation.


Selena Gomez 1992

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“As a family we go to the communion church. We do everything that’s Catholic, but we don’t really have anything traditional except [that we] go to the park and have barbecues on Sundays after church.”

*The next chance you get, take your family to church and then go to the park and have a barbecue. 


Ezekiel Elliot 1995

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Ezekiel Elliott is a holdout no more as he and the Dallas Cowboys agreed to a six-year, $90 million contract to make him the richest running back in NFL history.


“Because I believe I am the best,” Elliott said.

*Want to make more money? Become the best at something and hold out until they pay you.


Louise Fletcher 1934 – watch One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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*Watch Louise Fletcher win an Oscar in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.


Alex Trebek 1940

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“This past year, I ran into a nutritionist who said, ‘Oh, Alex, that’s terrible! You’ve got to be eating better than that at the start of the day.’ So I changed. I stopped eating Snickers and Diet Pepsi and I replaced them with Milky Ways and Diet Cokes.”

*Answer: Milky Way and Diet Coke. Question: What are you having for breakfast?

BONUS: Albert Brooks 1947 – Defending Your Life – steak, pasta, sushi, and ice cream

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Daniel and Julia pass the time discussing their lives and feasting on steak, pasta, sushi, and ice cream. Not a bad way to … die!

*Watch Albert Brooks in Defending Your Life and then eat like you’ve died and gone to Heaven. Feast on steak, pasta, sushi, and ice cream, just like they do in the movie. Obviously this is a major cheat day.

SNUB – Danny Glover 1946

Review –

  • Stay curious, stay engaged, stay fit
  • Yoga
  • Go to church and have a barbecue in the park
  • Be the best to make the most
  • Watch One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Milky Way, Diet Coke, steak, pasta, sushi, ice cream

July 21



Ernest Hemingway 1899

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“Good times should be orchestrated and not left to the uncertainties of chance,”

“Plan fun as seriously as work, for they are of equal importance to Well-Being.”


A Farewell to Arms is all things perfect about the Hemingway style.

*Plan your fun as seriously as work today. Start reading A Farewell to Arms.


Sara Sampaio 1991

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“I wanted to build more muscle, so I went on a protein heavy diet for the 10 days leading up to the show — no sugar, no carbs and no dairy. It definitely worked because I felt how strong my body was after those 10 days. It wasn’t easy though! I love pizza, bread, pasta and candy, so cutting all of that out was very hard.”

*No sugar, carbs, or dairy today – this might interfere with your Hemingway type fun. If nothing else, focus on going protein heavy today.


Josh Hartnett 1978

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Miracle on the Mountain is based on the true story of professional hockey player Eric LeMarque. He survives – physically and spiritually – after being stranded atop the High Sierra Nevada Mountains for eight days. He is forced to face his past and rediscovers his faith as he struggles to survive.

*Watch Josh Hartnett star in Miracle on the Mountain to rediscover your faith.


Romeo Santos 1981

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Romeo has the advantage of coming from two powerful worlds: the street savvy of the Bronx with his strong heritage of Dominican culture and music. He is bicultural; he is bilingual and not shy to demonstrate it.

*If you haven’t pursued speaking another language, today is the day. Just think of how it would open up job opportunities for you and of course benefit your business going forward. Que pasa?


Robin Williams 1951 – watch Good Will Hunting

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*Robin Williams shares a birthday with Ernest Hemingway. Both men had their demons and each of them took their own life. Watch him win an Oscar in Good Will Hunting and learn from Robin Williams’ character.


Ali Landry 1973 – Layered Doritos Casserole

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With spots that perhaps screamed sex more than Doritos, she quickly became very popular with a brand that is often marketed to young men.


*Celebrate a day of fun with this layered Doritos casserole, compliments of the original Doritos “it girl” Ali Landry

SNUB – Don Knotts 1924

Review –

  • Plan your fun
  • Go protein heavy
  • Watch Miracle on the Mountain
  • Pursue speaking another language
  • Watch Good Will Hunting
  • Make layered Doritos casserole

July 20



Sir Edmund Hillary 1919

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His most famous quotation after summiting Mount Everest on May 29, 1953: “Well, George, we knocked the bastard off.”

*Is there something you’ve been putting off for way too long? Have a friend help you finish it today and then utter those famous words – “We knocked the bastard off.”


Gisele Bundchen 1980

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“[Yoga is] so serene that I can be in a state of meditation while I practice … Whether it involves music or mantras or breath work or meditation, [yoga is] a powerful beautiful spiritual practice. Yoga gave me back my life.”

*Get your life back with Yoga


Sandra Oh 1971

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Oh has practiced Vipassana meditation for years now. “It takes a long time to free oneself from chatter: Goals, social media, image, persona,”

“And if you’re able to move through in that way, you can actually start trying to create from a different place.”

*Free yourself from the chatter in your life. Look in to Vipassana meditation.


Ray Allen 1975

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‘I’m in the NBA and I want to make a lot of money, if I want to be around for a long time, I have to make sure I prioritize this job… The money is really a non-issue; it’s really about being effective and successful at your job. The money will come along with it.”

*Focus on being effective and successful at your job and the money will come.


Carlos Santana 1947

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*Listen to Carlos Santana all day today. And smile while doing it.


Harley Morenstein 1985 – The Meatball Death Star

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Ground up pork, beef, and veal are pounded into a bowl to create the massive meatball. They then fill it up with some vegetables (purely for aesthetic purposes, Harley explains), pancetta (Italian for “bacon”), and tortellini. The ball is completed, placed inside a circle of garlic bread, and topped with meat sauce.


*Listen to Carlos Santana while making this Meatball Death Star and have some friends over to help eat it. Enjoy it while watching Star Wars or He Got Game.

SNUB – Julianne Hough 1988

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Review –

  • Knock the bastard off
  • Yoga
  • Practice Vipassana meditation
  • Be effective and successful at your job
  • Listen to Carlos Santana
  • Make a Meatball Deathstar

July 19



Herbert Marcuse 1898

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“Entertainment and learning are not opposites; entertainment may be the most effective mode of learning.”

*Continue to learn from the things that entertain you..


Jon Jones 1987

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Jones is: ruthless, obsessive, narcissistic, and basically unconcerned with anything other than winning.


*Try this “baddest motherfucker on earth” workout at your local MMA gym.


Stuart Scott 1965

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“Yes, he brought hip-hop into the conversation,”

“But I would go further than that. He brought in the barber shop, the church, R&B, soul music. Soul, period.”

*Don’t be afraid to bring soul into a conversation today. Boo Yah!


Howard Schultz 1953

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“Starbucks is in my blood. It is such a part of me that letting it unravel simply was not an option.”

*365DOLF is in my blood. What is in yours? Quitting is not an option.


Benedict Cumberbatch 1976 – watch The Imitation Game

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*Watch Benedict Cumberbatch almost win an Oscar for The Imitation Game. This movie was already suggested to you but not as ENTERTAINMENT – remember to use entertainment to learn.


Lizzy Borden 1860 – meatloaf

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Lizzie’s Version

1 pound steak, 1/2 pound pork steak, 1 egg, 1 small onion, 3 soda crackers, herbs, salt, pepper.  Grease tin, cover loaf well with hot water and bake about one hour.

*Make this Lizzy Borden meatloaf – use an axe instead of a knife.

SNUB – Romee Strijd 1995

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Review –

  • Learn from entertainment
  • Baddest Motherfucker on Earth workout
  • Bring soul into the conversation today
  • Your dream business is in your blood
  • Watch The Imitation Game
  • Make Lizzie Borden meatloaf

July 18



John Glenn 1921

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“To sit back and let fate play its hand out and never influence it is not the way man was meant to operate.”

*Influence fate today


Vin Diesel 1967

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“When you’re doing long days on set, or you’ve got a day full of meetings, you want to feel good and engaged,”

“Eating well does that for me. I try to eat every few hours and make sure every meal has some protein and plenty of resourceful carbs.” If you want to be successful, eat before a big meeting so your brain and body have the high-quality, all-natural fuel they need to crunch deals.”


*Eat every few hours today and at some point knock out this Vin Diesel workout.


Nelson Mandela 1918

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“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”

*Continue to be a sinner who keeps on trying.


Richard Branson 1950

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By 22, he founded Virgin Records.

Branson is proof that it’s never too early to start.

But at 61, he’s also proof that being old is just a state of mind: Branson regularly kite surfs and attempts to break world records

*Your age doesn’t matter. Whether you are “too young” or “too old” to reach your financial dreams, if you think you are then you are.


Hunter S. Thompson 1937 – read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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“Yesterday’s weirdness is tomorrow’s reason why.”

*You can watch the movie, but read the book first.


Kristen Bell 1980 – vegan stuffing

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And when she’s not making stuffing, you just might catch Bell making Shepard laugh.

*Watch Forgetting Sarah Marshall while eating Kristen Bell’s vegan stuffing and drinking too much wine.

SNUB – James Brolin 1940

Review –

  • Influence fate
  • Vin Diesel workout
  • Be a sinner who keeps trying
  • Your age doesn’t matter
  • Start reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  • Make vegan stuffing