August 26

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Antoine Lavoisier 1743

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Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier forever changed the practice and concepts of chemistry by forging a new series of laboratory analyses that would bring order to the chaotic centuries of Greek philosophy and medieval alchemy. Lavoisier’s work in framing the principles of modern chemistry led future generations to regard him as a founder of the science.

*Yesterday was Crash Course and today, take this Khan Academy course to learn about chemistry on the birthday of the founder of it. I wish I would have had both of these when I was in school.


Melissa McCarthy 1970

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Melissa said she is not a treadmill kind of girl, and told her trainer that she did not want to feel like a fat hamster on a wheel to lose weight. She said even if it took her longer she wanted to do activities that she actually enjoyed.

*Do an activity that you actually enjoy today. Hiking, hopscotch, hula hooping – whatever gets you moving. Check out McCarthy in a unique role in the movie The Nines


Mother Teresa 1910

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“God had not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.”

Wealth, fame, a big house, designer clothes. To the world, this could seem like evidence of a successful life. But, success doesn’t make you who you are. What do you do when the trial mounts and the road is steep? Be faithful in the highs and lows of life.

*Success doesn’t make who you are. Be faithful today.


Albert Sabin 1906

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It’s not an exaggeration to say Sabin’s vaccine changed the world, and he never patented it or took a dime for it

*If you could change the world but not make any money off of it, would you?


Chris Pine 1980 – watch Star Trek (2009)

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“Princess Diaries” may have introduced us to Pine, but playing Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot made him a star. Pine’s Kirk had, if possible, more swagger than William Shatner’s original, smirking his way through an adventure on the U.S.S. Enterprise alongside Zachary Quinto as Spock and Zoe Saldana as Uhura.

*Watch the swagger of Chris Pine in the Star Trek trilogy.


Macaulay Culkin 1980 – cheese pizza

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A fun prank is to give a pizza delivery guy a terrible tip and then make him think you’re a psychopath who’s trying to murder him. Don’t worry though, he won’t call the police or report the incident to a supervisor.

*Order a Cheese Pizza. Pay in too much cash and utter this – “Keep the change, you filthy animal.” Enjoy the pizza while watching a Home Alone and Star Trek marathon.

SNUB – James Harden

Review –

  • Learn Chemistry
  • Do an activity that you actually enjoy
  • Faithful is successful
  • Would you change the world for free?
  • Watch Star Trek (2009)
  • Order a cheese pizza