September 23

Look for the * for today’s advice.

EAT LIKE COSTANZA DAY

MIND

Caesar Augustus 63

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https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/caesar-augustus/

Augustus reorganized Roman life throughout the empire. He passed laws to encourage marital stability and renew religious practices. He instituted a system of taxation and a census while also expanding the network of Roman roads. He founded a postal service and established a regular police force and fire brigade in Rome.

http://www.pbs.org/empires/romans/empire/augustus.html

This was a fantastic opportunity for a young man from nowhere. Almost at once, however, Caesar was dead – murdered by his own advisors. Augustus was just 19, but immediately threw himself into the backstabbing world of Roman politics.

https://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/emperor-augustus

*Always be prepared to grab opportunities when they present themselves.

BODY

LisaRaye McCoy 1967

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http://lisaraye.com/

Off-screen, LisaRaye captured the hearts of hopeless romantics worldwide as she became a real-life aristocrat upon marrying the former Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands in an extravagant ‘royal’ wedding attended by celebrities and dignitaries such as former BFF Vivica A. Fox, Rapper Da Brat (McCoy’s sister), Ambassador Andrew Young and Perry Christie, the Prime Minister of the Bahamas.  She wore a one-of-a-kind couture gown by Amsale and a Chopard tiara from the personal collection of the only other American actress to marry a royal, Princess Grace Kelly of Monaco.

LisaRaye was also a celebrity who came out years ago stating she decided to be celibate for her own reasons. Clean body, inside and out.

https://blackdoctor.org/272412/lisaraye-fitness-secrets/

*Stay celibate today. Clean body, inside and out.

SOUL

Ray Charles 1930

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http://www.raycharles.com/

Referred to as “The Genius of Soul,” Charles was more than a cover artist or a mimic. He was a bridge, breaking down musical barriers and making whatever he sang his own.

But Charles’ legacy runs deeper than music. His life tells the story of a man who overcame not only racial obstacles in the mid-twentieth century, but also physical obstacles, going blind from glaucoma by the age of seven.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/octoberweb-only/ray.html

https://www.amazon.com/Ray-Widescreen-Jamie-Foxx/dp/B00005JND5

*Listen to Ray Charles. It’s good for the soul. Watch Ray for further inspiration.

MONEY

Andres Cassagnes 1926

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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Andre-Cassagnes

As with so many inventions, the genesis of the Etch A Sketch came about through a fortuitous accident. Cassagnes was repairing an electrical switch and had written in pencil on an adhesive transfer on the switch plate. He noticed that when he lifted off the transfer, the marks were still visible on the other side.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/andre-cassagnes-electrician-who-invented-the-perennially-popular-toy-etch-a-sketch-8480625.html

For more than 50 years, children and adults alike have been discovering the magical world of creativity and pencil-free drawing with Classic Etch A Sketch! The iconic frame, easy-to-use knobs, classic magic screen and shake-to-erase feature — not to mention the endless hours of fun it provides — have made it popular all around the world!

http://etchasketch.com/

French electrical technician André Cassagnes applied his experience with the clinging properties of an electrostatic charge to invent a mechanical drawing toy with no spare parts. He called his creation L’Ecran Magique, the magic screen. Introduced at the International Toy Fair in Nuremberg, Germany, in 1959, the gadget failed to draw much attention. Numerous manufacturers passed over a chance to pick up the new toy, concluding that Cassagnes wanted too much money for it. However, the Ohio Art Company took a second look and invested $25,000, more than they had ever paid for a license. Ohio Art renamed the toy “Etch A Sketch” and began mass production later that year. Saturation advertising on television turned the toy into a must-have item for Christmas, 1960

http://www.toyhalloffame.org/toys/etch-sketch

*Think about your experiences. What could you apply your experiences to create? All you need is one investor to take a second look and invest. Play with an Etch A Sketch for inspiration.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bruce Springsteen 1949

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http://brucespringsteen.net

https://twitter.com/springsteen?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Men really do get better with age

Well, Springsteen does anyway. Just look at him: just turned 70 and he’s still looking sharp and banging out hit albums and three-hour stadium gigs like a man less than half his age.

https://uk.askmen.com/entertainment/music/bruce-springsteen-s-masculinity.html

*Listen to “The Boss” throughout your day. Act like someone half your age today. Baby you were born to run.

FOOD

Jason Alexander 1959 – George Costanza day of eating

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https://twitter.com/IJasonAlexander?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Even Seinfeld actors and creative and production teams disagree about the Jewishness of Seinfeld characters, especially George and his family. Writer Carol Leifer insists that the Costanzas are not Jewish, attributing any confusion to their status as New Yorkers. But co-producer Gregg Kavet believes that “George Costanza, with an Italian name and all, is Jewish,” because his mother was written as a Jewish character, even though her Jewishness was not explicitly revealed.

https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/invisible-jews-on-television/

Breakfast

Éclair -. Only George would try to justify why it’s okay that he ate a partially-eaten eclair out of the trash “It was clean and on top.”

Lunch

Eggplant calzone – When you’re working for none other than George Steinbrenner, you gotta give the man what he wants. And in this episode, what he wants is George’s delicious-smelling eggplant calzone—every day.

Midday Snack

Chips and dip – George gets caught committing one of the worst snacking offenses—double-dipping a chip—and at a wake no less. “You dipped the chip. You took a bite. And you dipped again!” To which George retorts, “You dip the way you want to dip…I’ll dip the way I want to dip.”

Dinner

Turkey chili with bread – Bottom line is this: If you want the most delicious soup in all the land, you follow the rules set by the “Soup Nazi.” (George never does get his bread)

Marble Rye – You know, George’s dad had a point—if you’re going to bring something to a dinner party, say a marble rye, the polite thing to do is put it out for the guests to enjoy. But if that doesn’t happen, is stealing it back okay? In the words of Mr. Costanza: “What do you mean stole? It’s my bread. They didn’t eat it. Why should I leave it there?”

Dessert

Ice cream sundae – Would you break up with someone if they were caught on TV at a major sporting event (like oh, say, the US Open) with an ice cream sundae dripping all over their face? Well, if that “someone” was George, then you might!

Late night snack

Pastrami on rye – When his girlfriend lights some vanilla incense before they have sex, it makes George hungry. So, he thinks about his dream trifecta: eating, watching TV and having sex all at the same time. But eating a pastrami sandwich while watching a portable TV under the covers doesn’t exactly go over well during foreplay

https://www.eatthis.com/seinfeld-food-moments/

https://www.sonypictures.com/tv/seinfeld/

*Eat like George Costanza all day. Make it like “The Summer of George!”

SNUB – Anthony Mackie

Review –

  • Be prepared to grab an opportunity
  • A day of celibacy
  • Listen to Ray Charles
  • Create from your experiences
  • Listen to Bruce Springsteen
  • Eat like George Costanza

September 22

Look for the * for today’s advice.

TURN THE OTHER CHEEK DAY

MIND

Andrea Bocelli 1958

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http://www.andreabocelli.com/

Andrea Bocelli, the blind Italian opera singer, has praised his mother for rejecting the advice of doctors to abort him on the grounds that he would be disabled.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/7810902/Andrea-Bocelli-praises-mother-for-rejecting-doctors-advice-to-abort.html

https://www.iheart.com/artist/andrea-bocelli-39463/

*Listen to Andrea Bocelli and think about the courage of his mother and the pride she would have in him. Think of the challenges that Bocelli would have faced on his journey to sing what he is singing right now.

BODY
Lazar Angelov 1984

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https://www.instagram.com/lazar_angelov_official/?hl=en

PERSONAL GYM TRAINER ONLINE

Once in a lifetime chance. The best certified personal gym trainer of all times – Lazar Angelov. Achieving great results was never this easy.

https://lazarangelov.academy/

He eats 7 meals a day with 2-3 hours of interval between each meal. Lazar Angelov avoids being on a calorie deficit diet in order to keep his muscle mass.

http://www.lazarangelov.com

*Eat 7 meals today. A meal every 2-3 hours. Look into using Lazar Angelov’s academy online for your training purposes.

SOUL

James Lawson 1928

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http://jameslawsoninstitute.org/

"When you are a child of God... you try thereby to imitate Jesus, in the midst of evil. Which means, if someone slaps you on the one cheek, you turn the other cheek, which is an act of resistance. It means that you do not only love your neighbor, but you recognize that even the enemy has a spark of God in them, has been made in the image of God and therefore needs to be treated as you, yourself, want to be treated Jesus is very clear about this: "do unto others as you want others to do unto you." — which is a rather powerful ethic for personal relationships, regardless of whether family or school or community or nation." --James Lawson, preparing students for nonviolent action at an FOR workshop

https://www.pbs.org/thisfarbyfaith/witnesses/james_lawson.html

*Turn the other cheek with someone today. Hopefully no one slaps you, but if someone is being difficult with you, recognize that they have a spark of God in them.

MONEY

Tommy Lasorda 1927

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https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/lasorda-tommy

Tommy Lasorda, 91, celebrates the Dodgers’ sixth straight division championship like a college kid

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/tommy-lasorda-91-celebrates-the-dodgers-sixth-straight-division-championship-like-a-college-kid/

https://twitter.com/tommylasorda?lang=en

Have A Vision For Yourself. As a player, one of Lasorda’s earliest goals was to rise in rank and one day manage the Dodgers—but he knew the process would be filled with many roles along the way. Not all of them would be sexy.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/donyaeger/2015/08/19/sitting-tight-in-a-job-hopping-culture-tommy-lasordas-tips-on-greatness/#12c920bb14d6

*Perform any role that is going to get you one step closer to the vision that you have for yourself.

ENTERTAINMENT

Joan Jett 1958

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https://joanjett.com/

https://twitter.com/joanjett?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Jett’s 1979 version of the song was owned by The Polygram Company, who were not enthusiastic about Joan or the song. Laguna explains: “They could care less about Joan Jett, they were busy signing every other Runaway. They thought Joan was the loser and they signed the other girls, who we’re all friends with, but I looked at the band and thought she was the Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the band.

https://www.songfacts.com/facts/joan-jett/i-love-rock-and-roll

*If you love Rock and Roll, listen to the Queen of Rock and Roll today.

FOOD

Scott Baio 1960 – ricotta puffs

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https://twitter.com/ScottBaio?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Scott Baio has claimed that he never molested his former “Charles in Charge” co-star Nicole Eggert. Now, he’s revealing that he took a total of five polygraph tests to show he’s telling the truth about the accusations against him.

https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/scott-baio-says-he-took-5-polygraph-tests-to-dispute-nicole-eggerts-sexual-assault-claims

http://www.cooks.com/recipe/yw0tm7ni/scott-baios-ricotta-puffs.html

http://www.scottbaio.com/

*Make one of your 7 meals these Scott Baio ricotta puffs. Joanie loves Chachi and you’ll love these.

SNUB – Ronaldo

Review –

  • Listen to Andre Bocelli
  • Eat 7 meals
  • Turn the other cheek
  • Perform any role to get you closer to your goal
  • Listen to Joan Jett
  • Make ricotta puffs

 

September 21

Look to the * for today’s advice.

CINDERELLA STORY DAY

MIND

Stephen King 1947

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https://www.stephenking.com/

Do it for the joy

I have written because it fulfilled me… I did it for the pure joy of the thing. And if you can do it for joy, you can do it forever.

This is perhaps the most important lesson in the book. If you do something for the joy of it, not only can you endure the difficult journey to success but also your life will be fulfilling. What’s better than that?

https://www.lifeoptimizer.org/2010/08/31/being-successful-lessons-from-stephen-king/

http://www.weirdworm.com/10-mind-blowing-ways-the-entire-stephen-king-universe-is-connected/

The Shining

The Stephen King Top Ten could be argued up and down, but there’s little doubt that The Shining—his most parodied, most famous, twice-adapted novel—is always going to be a contender for the top slot. We rank it number one because it’s in many ways the ideal King novel, the novel scientists would create if they sought to grow a King novel in the lab. Every theme, flat-out terrifying moment, and character is 100% Stephen King working at the height of his powers.

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/every-single-stephen-king-book-ranked/

*You’ve probably seen the movie. Start reading his #1 novel – The Shining

I am writing these words for the joy of it. I truly enjoy every part of putting 365DOLF together. I can endure any journey to its success and if I can turn it into my career, my life will be fulfilling. Find your passion and do it for the joy.

BODY

Faith Hill 1967

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http://faithhill.com/

https://twitter.com/FaithHill?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Pamper yourself at the end of a long day. It’s mandatory. Maybe you’re been dealing with workmen who have ripped apart your kitchen or business concerns. Make sure to end the day with a little bit of you time. “All of us figure out some way to make it work and even the toughest day will come to an end,” she says. “At night, I will throw my feet up on the couch and rest for a moment. I’ll even acknowledge, ‘God that was a long day. But I’m not unique. Everyone has trials and tribulations. Everyone could write a book.’”

http://askinyourface.com/2011/10/21/faith-hills-lessons-for-a-beautiful-life/

http://timandfaith.com/

Running was once Hill’s cardio exercise of choice. Now she favors lower-impact activities, such as brisk 2- or 3-mile walks. She also performs regular 4-mile routines on an elliptical trainer.

https://healthfully.com/stay-slim-like-faith-hill-4464566.html

https://twitter.com/FaithHill?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

*Take a 3 mile walk or 4 miles on an elliptical trainer. And remember to just breathe. Pamper yourself at the end of today.

SOUL

Alfonso Ribeiro 1971

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https://twitter.com/alfonso_ribeiro?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air actor traveled to Salt Lake City Saturday for LoveLoud, a music festival for LGBT youth, because he wanted to help “a community that doesn’t typically have a lot of support,” he told The Advocate.

And he had a message for queer young people. “Be yourself. Be proud,” said Ribeiro. “I just feel like, even as an African-American, we’re all minorities now, and we’re all together, and we all need to support one another and just say that you are loved.”

“We stand together as one against people who don’t want us to exist,” Ribeiro said. “Real equality is what brings us together as one in this journey called life. Love who your heart tells you to love and always come from a place of understanding and compassion. These are the values that bring us together. They unite us.”

https://www.advocate.com/people/2018/7/30/fresh-princes-alfonso-ribeiro-how-intersectionality-saves-lives

https://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Prince-Bel-Air-Seasons-Pack/dp/B004SGWYYC

https://www.foodnetwork.com/shows/unwrapped-20

*Have values that unite people. Love who is in your heart and always come from a place of understanding and compassion. And don’t be afraid to do the Carlton Dance.

MONEY

Larry Hagman 1931

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http://www.larryhagman.com/

“There are few things that J.R. Ewing can’t afford, but patience is one of them.”

https://mercimercyme.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/dallas-the-j-r-ewing-school-of-economics/

J.R.’s emotional detachment may have made him a lousy husband and brother. But it also made him an excellent investor.

https://www.aol.com/2011/09/29/invest-like-j-r-ewing/

Buy oil stocks and energy stocks

Oil prices have a direct effect on the value of Halliburton (HAL – Get Report) , ExxonMobil (XOM – Get Report) and BP (BP – Get Report) shares, and investing in well-known oil stocks will let you know if the oil industry and related energy industries are the right fit for you. Take a look around, see how much debt oil and energy companies are carrying, how much profit they’re generating and how much they’re paying investors in dividends.

https://www.thestreet.com/story/14483632/1/how-to-invest-in-oil.html

https://www.amazon.com/Dallas-Complete-Collection-Seasons-Movies/dp/B004SGWYVK

*Invest in oil today. Make Larry Hagman (J.R. Ewing) proud. Watch some episodes of Dallas for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bill Murray 1950 – watch Caddyshack

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https://www.rollingstone.com/movies/movie-news/being-bill-murray-175080/

Many of us have random impulses, but Bill Murray is the man who acts on them, for all of us. Consider, for example, the time a couple of years ago when he caught a cab late at night in Oakland. Facing a long drive across the bay to Sausalito, he started talking with his cabbie and discovered that his driver was a frustrated saxophone player: He never had enough time to practice, because he was driving a taxi 14 hours a day. Murray told the cabbie to pull over and get his horn out of the trunk; the cabbie could play it in the back seat while Murray drove.

https://www.amazon.com/Caddyshack-Chevy-Chase/dp/B003CRM6PA

Believe in “Cinderella stories.” He may have just been a greenskeeper at Bushwood Country Club, but Carl Spackler (Bill Murray) had big dreams. As he used a grass whip for a golf club and hit flowers (rather than a ball), Carl imagined himself winning the coveted green jacket at Augusta National.

“He’s got about 195 yards left and it looks like he’s got an 8-iron. This crowd has gone deadly silent,” he said as he prepared to hit a “shot.” “Cinderella story, out of nowhere, the former greenskeeper now about to become the Masters champion. It looks like a mira…it’s in the hole! It’s in the hole!”

No matter what your age is, you’re never too old to use your imagination. Everyone has a “Cinderella story”—a lofty goal of some sort that they hope they can achieve. What’s yours?

https://blog.golfnow.com/be-the-ball-and-other-life-lessons-learned-from-caddyshack/

*Caddyshack, Stripes, Groundhog Day, Lost in Translation – all good choices today.

FOOD

Anne Burrell 1969 – ratatouille

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http://www.anneburrell.com/

Anne’s passion for food and cooking began at an early age. Anne feels fortunate to have found a field that satisfies her so completely. “I feel so lucky to have found my true passion in life.”

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/ratatouille-recipe.html

*Bill Murray battles a gopher in Caddyshack and dealt with a groundhog in Groundhog’s Day so enjoy Anne Burrell’s ratatouille on this day. It’s a stretch, I know – just go with it.

SNUB – Luke Wilson

Review –

  • Do it for the joy
  • 3 mile walk
  • Have values that unite people
  • Invest in oil
  • Watch Caddyshack
  • Make ratatouille

September 20

Look for the * for today’s advice.

THE JUNGLE DAY

MIND

Leo Strauss 1899

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https://leostrausscenter.uchicago.edu

“Always assume that there is one silent student in your class who is by far superior to you in head and in heart.” This is the counsel Leo Strauss, among the most consequential teachers and scholars of political philosophy in the 20th century, offered an advanced graduate student who had asked for a general rule about teaching.

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/08/16/leo_strauss_political_philosophy_reviled_but_redeemed_123642.html

*This is good advice for me as a teacher, but all of us will be teachers at one point or another. So this is indeed good life advice from Leo Strauss.

BODY

Juan Pablo Montoya 1975

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http://www.jpmontoya.com/

He is the only driver to win a CART Series title, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona, all in his first attempt.

https://twitter.com/jpmontoya?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“The more you drive, the fitter you get,” Montoya, who turns 40 in September, said. “When I’m at home in the off season, I probably ride about eight hours a week on the bike. I will do Pilates twice a week. I will do the gym a couple times. I will do a little swimming. You do a little bit of everything.”

http://autoweek.com/article/car-life/juan-pablo-montoya-gets-fit-indycar

*Your choice today – bicycle, Pilates, gym, swimming, or a combination.

SOUL

George R.R. Martin 1948

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http://www.georgerrmartin.com/

The nefarious Faith Militant (a.k.a. The Sparrows) in HBO’s Game of Thrones has a rather well-known inspiration. In the show, the powerful King’s Landing cult violently punishes any perceived sin and is led by a mysterious and manipulative man called the High Sparrow. Author George R.R. Martin frequently uses events and ideas from European history for this A Song of Ice and Fire saga, and the Faith Militant is no exception. “The Sparrows are my version of the medieval Catholic Church, with its own fantasy twist,” Martin told EW

http://ew.com/article/2015/05/24/game-thrones-george-rr-martin-religion/

A more modern interpretation rejects the idea of physical torment and asserts that the torture of hell is mental anguish caused by separation from God.

Pope John Paul II “declared that hell is ‘not a punishment imposed externally by God’ but is the natural consequence of the unrepentant sinner’s choice to live apart from God” (ibid., p. 48). Still others have rejected the doctrine of hell outright and believe everyone will be saved.

https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/heaven-and-hell-what-does-the-bible-really-teach/will-a-loving-god-punish-people-forever-in-hell

*Should sin be violently punished? Should sinners pay for eternity? Is God merciful?  I would hope that God won’t punish people for eternity. Watch or better yet, start reading Game of Thrones.

MONEY

Henry Samueli 1954

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http://engineering.uci.edu/about/henry-samueli

Talk to Broadcom’s Henry Samueli, and you get the sense of a man who knows exactly how lucky he is. The son of immigrant parents, Holocaust survivors, the current chairman and chief technology officer grew up stocking store shelves, but made good as an electrical engineer and university professor. And that was before he went on to co-found a multi-billion-dollar maker of broadband-communication chips.

http://readwrite.com/2013/12/09/broadcom-henry-samueli-chips-future/

https://www.broadcom.com/company/about-us/executives/henry-samueli

*Understand how lucky you are. Take that luck and build on it towards your financial goals. Give back to those who aren’t as lucky.

ENTERTAINMENT

Sophia Loren 1934 – watch Two Women

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https://www.oscars.org/collection-highlights/sophia-loren

One of the world’s most iconic movie stars, Sophia Loren has built a formidable acting career, effortlessly moving back and forth between major Hollywood films and Italian-based productions. She made history in 1961 as the first performer to win an Academy Award for a foreign-language role with Two Women, in which she stars as a strong-willed mother who braves an assault to save her daughter.

https://www.amazon.com/Two-Women-Sophia-Loren/dp/B000007SFB

In Vittorio De Sica’s World War II classic, Cesira (Oscar winner Sophia Loren) and her thirteen-year-old daughter Rosetta must flee Rome during the war. As they travel to the village where Cesira was born, they are faced with trials that prove to be too much for both of them.

https://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/two_women

*Watch Sophia Loren win an Oscar in Two Women for free on Snagfilms.com.

FOOD

Upton Sinclair 1878 – Chicago Italian Beef Sandwich

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https://www.ssa.gov/history/sinclair.html

Upton Sinclair was a famous novelist and social crusader from California, who pioneered the kind of journalism known as “muckraking.” His best-known novel was “The Jungle” which was an expose of the appalling and unsanitary conditions in the meat-packing industry. “The Jungle” was influential in obtaining passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act.

https://www.amazon.com/Jungle-Upton-Sinclair/dp/1503331865

“I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident hit it in the stomach.”

http://mentalfloss.com/article/500504/10-things-you-should-know-about-upton-sinclairs-jungle

http://amazingribs.com/recipes/beef/italian_beef.html

*I would suggest to read The Jungle while eating this sandwich, but you’ll need both hands and a bib for this Chicago Italian beef sandwich. Wait until after you eat before reading Upton Sinclair’s masterpiece of muckraking.

SNUB – Van Jones

Review –

  • Always assume that the quiet one is smarter than you
  • Bicycle, Pilates, gym, or swimming
  • Should sinners suffer for eternity?
  • Take your luck and build on it
  • Watch Two Women
  • Make a Chicago Italian beef sandwich

September 19

Look for the * for today’s advice.

POLISH BOY DAY

MIND

Jimmy Fallon 1974

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https://twitter.com/jimmyfallon?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

“Frankl,” says Jimmy Fallon. “Man’s Search for Meaning. I read that book while I was in the ICU—my doctor told me to read it. I highlighted quotes and things. I e-mailed all my friends. I’m like, ‘Dude, you have to read this book—I know the meaning of life.’ ”

http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/tv/a39744/jimmy-fallon-interview/

https://www.nbc.com/the-tonight-show

https://www.amazon.com/Mans-Search-Meaning-Viktor-Frankl/dp/080701429X

Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems and to fulfil the tasks which it constantly sets for each individual.

http://benjaminmcevoy.com/7-lessons-learned-mans-search-meaning-viktor-e-frankl-book-review/

Ask yourself hour by hour whether you are staying true to what life expects from you. You may not be where you want to be in life right now but so what? It’s not all about you. What can you do for life? What can you do for others? Start reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Frankl.

BODY

Alison Sweeney 1976

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https://twitter.com/Ali_Sweeney?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

It turned out I ran at a 10 inclination and a speed of 10 miles per hour. It was the toughest thing I’d ever done, but I learned to let go of my preconceived notion of my limits.

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/workout/real-plans/celebrity/alison-sweeney-fitness-magazine-interview/

*Challenge your limits today. See how long you can run at a 10 inclination and a speed of 10 mph.

SOUL

Twiggy 1949

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http://www.twiggylawson.co.uk/

Organized religion is not for me. Most wars over the centuries have been about religion. I think fate plays a big role in our lives and that if we were nicer to one another the world would be a better place.

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/sep/16/twiggy-model-sixties-shahesta-shaitly

*Similar to yesterday. Just be nicer to people to start making the world a better place.

MONEY

Mario Batali 1960

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http://www.mariobatali.com/

Celebrity chef Mario Batali has agreed to whip up a $5.25 million payment to the captains, waiters and other workers at his restaurants who claimed they had been stiffed out of tips.

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/eats/celebrity-chef-mario-batali-ordered-pay-5-25-million-skimming-tips-restaurant-article-1.1035001

In 2017, Batali was asked to take some time off the show after several women came forward accusing him of sexual misconduct. Eater conducted a lengthy investigation and found that Batali’s misconduct spanned decades.

“I know my actions have disappointed many people,” said Batali after announcing he would also step away from his other business ventures. “The successes I have enjoyed are owned by everyone on my team. The failures are mine alone. To the people who have been at my side during this time — my family, my partners, my employees, my friends, my fans — I am grateful for your support and hopeful that I can regain your respect and trust. I will spend the next period of time trying to do that.”

https://www.mashed.com/100771/untold-truth-chew/

*Treat your employees and co-workers with respect. If not, it will cost you money, opportunity, and the loss of respect and trust.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jeremy Irons 1948 – watch Reversal of Fortune

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https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/mar/24/jeremy-irons-have-natural-tendency-benign-dictator-batman-v-superman

“The secret to ageing is to remain interested and not look back. I know some things could have gone better, but at the time that was the best I could do.” And then he says something rather amazing: “I’ve never regretted anything in my life.” I guess getting into trouble doesn’t seem so terrible if you don’t care you’re there.

https://www.amazon.com/Reversal-Fortune-Jeremy-Irons/dp/B000056BP3

The von Bulow case was the dream of the media. It had all the ingredients to catch the imagination of a public addicted to soap-opera excesses: fabulous wealth, sex, drugs, aristocracy, servants, and all the other accoutrements of the international jet set. It contained many features of the classic mystery, including a dramatic piece of evidence: an incriminating black bag containing drugs and a syringe with an insulin-encrusted needle.

https://www.enotes.com/topics/reversal-fortune

*Watch Jeremy Irons win an Oscar for best actor in Reversal of Fortune.

FOOD

Michael Symon 1969 – Polish Boy Kielbasa Sandwich

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http://www.michaelsymon.com/

THE BATALI INQUISITION: MICHAEL SYMON

Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SANDWICH IN THE WORLD AND WHERE CAN I GET IT?

A: THE POLISH BOY AT HOT SAUCE WILLIAMS IN CLEVELAND.

http://www.mariobatali.com/the-batali-inquisition-michael-symon/

Symon’s Polish Boy Kielbasa Sandwiches

At his new Cleveland barbecue spot, Mabel’s BBQ, chef Michael Symon serves a version of the city’s famed kielbasa sandwich that’s topped with slaw and french fries.

https://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/symons-polish-boy-kielbasa-sandwiches

http://www.mabelsbbq.com/

http://www.michaelsymon.com/mabels-bbq/

SYMON SAYS…

NICKNAME:
Symon

LAST SUPPER:
Mom’s lasagna

FIRST KITCHEN JOB:
Rib cook at Geppetto’s

FAVORITE SPORT:
Football

FIRST TATTOO:
Cartoon devil

FAVORITE TEAM:
Cleveland Browns

FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Ray Donovan

MOTORCYCLE:
Customized Harley

DOG:
Olde English Bulldog, Ozzy

FAVORITE COCKTAIL:
Kentucky Mule

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/michael-symon/kentucky-mule-2107405

*If you can’t make it to Cleveland, make Michael Symon’s version of the Cleveland classic – Polish Boy. Wash it down with a Kentucky Mule. Go Steelers!

SNUB – Adam West

Review –

  • Are you staying true to what life expects from you?
  • Treadmill – 10 speed and 10 incline
  • Be nicer to people
  • Treat your employees and co-workers with respect
  • Watch Reversal of Fortune
  • Make a Polish Boy

 

 

September 18

Look for the * for today’s advice.

HUMAN KINDNESS DAY

MIND

Ben Carson 1951

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https://twitter.com/secretarycarson?lang=en

Take the Risk: In the end we only regret the chances we didn’t take
Dr. Carson explains that he could not operate in a field that requires cracking people’s heads open or operating on something as delicate as the spinal cord unless he was comfortable taking risks.  He has many years of experience weighing risks and applies his Best/Worst Analysis by asking himself the following four questions:

  1. What is the best thing that can happen if I do this?
  2. What is the worst thing that can happen if I do this?
  3. What is the best thing that can happen if I don’t do it?
  4. What is the worst thing that can happen if I don’t do it?

http://www.vcyiqy.com/2015/08/3-victory-lessons-you-can-learn-from-dr.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmNP5Z0Info

*What have you been putting off because you weren’t sure if you should do it or not? Today is the day. Apply Ben Carson’s Best/Worst analysis to what you want to do.

BODY

Lance Armstrong 1971

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https://www.livestrong.org/

Human Growth Hormone (HGH): Another naturally occurring hormone, HGH is used by athletes to promote muscle growth and recovery. According to Larry Bowers, the science director of the USADA, there were no available tests for HGH at the time of Armstrong’s first retirement in 2005, so if Armstrong and his teammates consistently used them before that year, as the USADA claims, they could have avoided detection.

https://www.livescience.com/23932-lance-armstrong-doping-tests.html

The use of performance-enhancing drugs shreds the fabric of sport, since it is the ultimate betrayal of a fellow competitor. But what is more relevant: Armstrong’s seven tainted Tour wins or the millions who found in him a reason to believe?

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/cycling/lance-armstrong-dilemma-liar-and-a-cheatbut-also-an-inspiration-10399127.html

http://www.active.com/cycling/articles/4-ways-to-bike-like-lance

*Take on the last leg of the Tour de France, on a stationary bike today. 116 km. No PEDs needed.

SOUL

Jada Pinkett Smith 1971

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https://www.jadapinkettsmith.com/

The Girls Trip star, who is married to Will Smith went on to detail her experiences with other religions arguing that she practices “human kindness” instead of any specific religion.

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/jada-pinkett-smith-church-of-scientology-leah-remini-l-ron-hubbard-religionw-ill-smith-tom-cruise-a7957031.html

https://www.uphe.com/movies/girls-trip

*Thank you Jada! If everyone practiced “human kindness”, the world would be a much better place.

MONEY

Rick Pitino 1952

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http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/rick-pitino/

But there is one criterion that shows how important Pitino has been to Louisville’s athletic department and why his job had survived until now: He led Louisville as it became the richest NCAA men’s basketball program, and it is not even close.

http://www.businessinsider.com/rick-pitino-louisville-college-basketball-scandal-2017-9

The University of Louisville’s Athletics Association officially voted on Monday to fire men’s head basketball coach Rick Pitino “with just cause” amid a federal investigation that saw 10 people arrested, accused of corruption and taking bribes

https://www.si.com/college-basketball/2017/10/16/louisville-rick-pitino-fired

*When you create value, you can get away with a lot more than someone who doesn’t. But there is a breaking point for everyone.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jason Sudeikis 1975 – watch We’re the Millers

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http://www.warnerbros.com/were-millers

Stylist:
OK, what are we doing today?

David Clark:
Yeah. I say, give me somethin’ that says, ‘I get up every morning at 5:30 and commute for an hour and a half to some bullshit job where my jag-off boss expects me to kiss his balls all day just so I can afford to keep my ungrateful, screaming kids decked out in Dora the explorer shit and my wife up to her fat ass in self-help videos until the day I get up the courage to put a shotgun in my mouth.’

https://www.quotes.net/mquote/1132980

*Watch We’re the Millers to see the horrors of a forced family life. But by the end it all works out for the family of drug smugglers.

FOOD

James Gandolfini 1961 – ziti al forno

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http://www.food.com/recipe/ziti-al-forno-from-the-sopranos-family-cookbook-73939

“No F*ckin’ Ziti?”

It was made clear how important food was to its characters back in the pilot episode. As Tony tells his mother, Livia (Nancy Marchand) that he expects her to be at A.J.’s birthday party with her baked ziti, she calls the house later, crying, to cancel. A.J. responds to the news appropriately frustrated, as he’s now expected to celebrate his birthday with no ziti.

https://uproxx.com/life/sopranos-food-moments/

“Best in the State, Far as I’m Concerned.”

It’s the last Soprano family meal we see them enjoy together. As Tony, Carmela, and AJ (Meadow is busy trying to parallel park outside) consult their menus, one thing unites them: a basket of onion rings. While theories abound to this day over the meaning of the show’s final scene, it’s good to remember that it was in these calm moments when he was surrounded by his family eating a meal that made Tony happiest. As AJ says when he paraphrases his father: “Focus on the good times.”

https://www.mylatinatable.com/homemade-extra-crispy-onion-rings/

https://www.hbo.com/the-sopranos

*Enjoy this ziti al forno while watching the first episode of The Sopranos. Make a basket of onion rings to eat while watching the last episode of The Sopranos.

SNUB – James Marsden

Review –

  • Take the risk
  • 116 km bike ride
  • Practice human kindness
  • Create value
  • Watch We’re the Millers
  • Make ziti al forno and onion rings

September 17

Look for the * for today’s advice.

REGAL BEAGLE DAY

MIND

Warren Burger 1907

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https://www.biography.com/people/warren-burger-9231479

In 1974, Burger wrote for a unanimous court in United States v. Nixon, which rejected Nixon’s invocation of executive privilege in the wake of the Watergate scandal. The ruling played a major role in Nixon’s resignation. Burger joined the majority in Roe v. Wade in holding that the right to privacy prohibited states from banning abortions. He later abandoned Roe v. Wade in Thornburgh v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. His majority opinion in INS v. Chadha struck down the legislative veto.

http://www.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Warren%20Burger&item_type=topic

Although Burger was a lifelong Republican, many of the landmark decisions issued during his tenure represented clear liberal victories. For example, In Swann v. Charlotte-Mecklenberg Board of Education (1971), the Court issued a unanimous ruling supporting busing as a pragmatic approach to reduce de facto racial segregation in schools. However, Burger’s conservatism can be seen in opinions such as his concurring opinion in Bowers v. Hardwick (1986), which upheld a Georgia law criminalizing sodomy.

https://www.oyez.org/justices/warren_e_burger

*Regardless of your political affiliations, always be able to see the other side’s point of view. And try to be on the right side of history.

BODY

Jimmie Johnson 1975

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https://www.jimmiejohnson.com/

THE JIMMIE JOHNSON FOUNDATION

About the

FOUNDATION

The Foundation is dedicated to assisting children, families and communities in need throughout the United States. To date, more than $7.7 million has been contributed to various organizations. The foundation currently focuses on K-12 public education.

https://twitter.com/JimmieJohnson?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

His advice: Switch up your program often to get the best results. Reorder your exercises or structure a different progression. If you’ve been lifting heavy for weeks, mix in a “light” day with high reps. If you’ve been doing all cardio, start lifting. Make sure you keep adjusting.

http://www.mensfitness.com/sports/nascar/how-nascars-jimmie-johnson-stays-fit

*You know what type of workouts you’ve been doing more of lately. Mix it up today. If you don’t work out today, you must donate to Jimmie Johnson’s Foundation.

SOUL

Phil Jackson 1945

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https://twitter.com/philjackson11?lang=en

A Twitter follower asked Phil Jackson to post a picture of his two New York Knicks championship rings. The former player and legendary coach did him 11 better and posted a picture of the 13 championship rings he won during his career.

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2013/05/phil-jackson-championship-rings

“There must be more” he said to himself.

The moment began a spiritual journey which brought him to Zen meditation and the religious practices of several Native American tribes. He had grown up in a strict Christian background in which he had not found what he now needed.

http://www.themarkofaleader.com/phil-jackson-zen-at-work/

http://www.meditation-zen.org/en/zen-online

*There is more. Try to find a local class or go online to practice Zen Meditation today.

MONEY

Willard Marriot 1900

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https://www.marriott.com/default.mi

Like Paris Hilton, Bill’s kids grew up as hotel heirs, their family name plastered on buildings. But they are the anti-Hiltons. Raised as Mormons, they were taught to be humble and work hard. As teenagers, they worked scrub jobs at the company as training in the Marriott way.

http://www.washingtonian.com/2007/04/01/growing-up-marriott/

EMBARK ON A BEACH RETREAT AT OUR SANTA MONICA HOTEL

Luxury travel awaits at JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot. Our beachfront hotel provides an unparalleled location on Ocean Avenue near the Santa Monica Pier and Santa Monica Airport.

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxlm-jw-marriott-santa-monica-le-merigot/

*Be humble and work hard. Teach these traits to those who mean the most to you. Spend the night at a Marriott for inspiration. Maybe book a room in Santa Monica to hang out at The Regal Beagle with Jack, Larry, Mr. Furley, and the girls.

ENTERTAINMENT

John Ritter 1948 – watch Three’s Company

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Ritter Rules

Ritter Rules are life-saving reminders to recognize, treat and prevent thoracic aortic dissection, a deadly tear in the large artery that carries blood away from the heart. Named for actor John Ritter, who died of a thoracic aortic dissection, Ritter Rules combine knowledge with action. Know the urgency, symptoms, who is most at-risk and which imaging tests are required to diagnose this medical emergency.

https://johnritterfoundation.org/ritter-rules/

 

http://www.threescompany.com/

The Regal Beagle pub was the local neighborhood hangout where the roommates usually relaxed and had some mixed drinks or a beer and a sandwich with each other, met each other, and their dates. Its main entrance, near where the main bar was located, contained one of three main sets: the roommates’ apartment (#201), their landlord’s apartment and the The Regal Beagle. Itself, all which were set minutes from the beach in Santa Monica, CA.

http://threescompany.wikia.com/wiki/The_Regal_Beagle

And as the sitcom’s defenders were always quick to point out, for all their talk about sex, the characters usually slept alone.

https://tv.avclub.com/three-s-company-pushed-the-limits-of-double-entendres-o-1798259407

http://mentalfloss.com/article/76954/16-regal-facts-about-threes-company

*Get together with two friends and watch a few episodes of Three’s Company. They’ll be waiting for you.

FOOD

Joe Bastianich 1968 The Really Good Burger

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https://twitter.com/jbastianich?lang=en

Beginning with almost Dickensian roots, working in his parents’ Felice and Lidia’s Italian restaurant in Queens, washing dishes, cleaning the sidewalk, and touring the jungle-like meat markets of the Bronx, Joe Bastianich’s life charts a culinary adventure that ends with this nice Italian boy becoming one of America’s premier restaurateurs — as well as a New York Times bestselling author and TV personality.

Burgers:
Burgers are ground fresh daily from USDA prime Black Angus B&B Las Vegas beef
The Really Good
Potato bun, Heritage bacon, Gorgonzola, onion, Chianti mustard $16

https://vegas.eater.com/2013/12/9/6317569/behold-the-menu-at-b-b-burger-beer-from-batali-and-bastianich

https://vegas.eater.com/2017/7/31/16070514/b-and-b-burger-and-beer-closing-venetian-restaurant

http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/joe-bastianichs-energizing-italian-recipes

*In honor of Chief Justice Warren Burger’s birthday, enjoy Joe Bastianich’s Really Good Burger.

SNUB – Patrick Mahomes

Review –

  • See the other side’s point of view
  • Mix up your workout
  • Zen meditation
  • Be humble and work hard
  • Watch Three’s Company
  • Make The Really Good Burger