October 21

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Alfred Nobel 1833

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He often described himself as a loner, hermit, melancholic or misanthrope. He once wrote: “I am a misanthrope and yet utterly benevolent, have more than one screw loose yet am a super-idealist who digests philosophy more efficiently than food.” Even from this description, it is clear that this misanthrope was also a philanthropist, or what Nobel called a super-idealist. It was the idealist in him that drove Nobel to bequeath his fortune to those who had benefited humanity through science, literature and efforts to promote peace.




  1. a person who dislikes humankind and avoids human society.

*Don’t be a misanthrope today.



  1. a person who cherishes or pursues high or noble principles, purposes, goals

*Be a super-idealist instead.


Ricky Rubio 1990

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When Rubio is tired of the gym, he and his trainer engaged in outside-the-box training, like going kayaking or hopping on a bike and going for a long ride.


*Go kayaking today, or if that’s not an option, hop on a bike and go for a long ride. Play a game of pickup basketball and be the point guard like Rubio.


Ronald McNair 1950

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“So how was a colored boy from South Carolina — wearing glasses, never flew a plane — how was he gonna become an astronaut?”



Surviving McNair was his wife, Cheryl (Moore) McNair, a son Reginal and daughter Joy Cheray. Cheryl McNair, Ronald’s widow, was the first survivor to file a lawsuit against Morton Thiokol, manufacturer of the defective O-rings. She accused the company of deliberately failing to warn the astronauts about the defects. She reportedly received a settlement in excess of $1 million. Along with other surviving family members of Challenger victims, she founded the Challenger Center for Space Science Education in memory of the entire mission crew. As the founding director, she continues to oversee programs designed to inspire and educate students and teachers in science and mathematics through space education.



Challenger Learning Centers across the country need passionate members of their communities to help in various ways.

Want to help IMMEDIATELY? Spread the word about Challenger Center to your community by sharing our news on Facebook or @ChallengerCtr.

Interested in helping out a Challenger Learning Center? Contact one in your area and get involved.


*Contact a Challenger Learning Center in your area and get involved today.


Kim Kardashian 1980

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“I’m cheap about so many things. I look over everything. I would say I am pretty frugal,” Kardashian said. “You know, I thought the more money I made, that I would spend more. And that’s the opposite. The more money that I make, the more I want to save.”


*Hopefully you have become like Kim Kardashian… in some ways. The more money that you’ve made is hopefully inspiring you to save even more. Look over all of your spending this year and see where you can be more frugal.


Carrie Fisher 1956 – watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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Disney has also stated that there will be no computer-generated version of Leia in Episode IX like there was in Rogue One.



*Not only is it the last Jedi, it’s the last time you will see Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. Watch it with your brother or sister – don’t open mouth kiss them though.


Benjamin Netanyahu 1949 – Israeli Salad

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (Likud ) eats fruit and vegetables at government meetings. His only sin outside of meetings is to eat raisins and nuts, which are healthy but fattening.


*Eat lots of fruits and vegetables today. Snack on some raisins and nuts. End your day with this delicious Israeli Salad. Wash it down with a Princess Leia.

Princess Leia

A simple pink cocktail with gold hues harkens back toPrincess Leia’s infamous gold slave outfit from Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. For a princess-inspired cocktail recipe that is also no-frills, try the Frenchy.

Pear vodka, cranberry juice, and pineapple juice all intermingle for a triple threat.


SNUB – Zack Greinke

Review –

  • Be a super-idealist
  • Go kayaking
  • Volunteer at a Challenger Learning Center
  • The more money you make – the more you save
  • Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • Israeli Salad

October 20

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Tom Petty 1950

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Tom Petty honors hometown Gainesville with a newly released song and video that his family has issued a year after the rocker’s death.

According to Petty’s website, “Gainesville” is a “previously unreleased track from Echo sessions — February 12, 1998.” The tune is included a new box set of songs from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers called “An American Treasure.”

“Gainesville”’ has a sound that is unmistakable Petty. The images on the video include lots of shots of Petty over the years and distinctive “only in Florida” scenes — alligators, beautiful springs, mounds of Spanish moss hanging from huge oak trees and kids of all ages having fun.


Tom Petty always felt as though he was a “musician’s musician” who, with his workman-like approach to things, just cut out the unnecessary stuff and focused on the most important thing: the music.


*Whatever your passion is, take a workman-like approach to it. Cut out the unnecessary stuff and focus on the most import thing. Listen to Tom Petty for inspiration.


Mickey Mantle 1931

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His training consisted of sledge hammering rocks in the coal mines of Oklahoma and farm work, which created an unmatched strength to ball players in his time.


Former baseball superstar Mickey Mantle, his face drawn and his body weakened from the affects of a liver transplant that saved his life, Tuesday said he wanted to tell children, ‘don’t be like me.’ ‘All you have to do is look at me and see where (my life) was wasted,’


*If possible, find a local farmer and ask if they would like some free labor. They will say yes and might even feed you – well. Another option would be to go to the batting cages and swing away like Mickey Mantle.


Ken Ham 1951

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For instance, Romans 10:9 states, “If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”


*Go to a real-life confessional and confess your sins today.


Snoop Dogg 1971

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Good marketing is being generous

Snoop Dogg is living, breathing, blunt-puffin’ proof that the best marketing tactic is not to ask, but to give.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a Grammy-award winning artist or nerdy gimmick rapper: when Snoop is asked for a feature, he checks his ego at the door and uses the opportunity to grow his network of fans. This marketing ethic has not only earned him lots of green, but it has allowed him to remain culturally relevant far beyond the typical expiration date for rappers. And it’s all because he says “yes” when asked to help other people.


*Be generous with your time. Remember that you are using opportunities to grow your network and remain relevant by helping other people.


John Krasinski 1979 – watch A Quiet Place

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Sitting at 95 percent positive reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and taking in $340 million worldwide, claiming the film “worked” is a bit of an understatement. With a sequel on the way, it’s possible that this is merely the beginning of a game-changing franchise in the realm of horror and sci-fi stories.

The sequel to A Quiet Place lands in theaters on May 15, 2020.


When I saw “A Quiet Place” at SXSW, I jumped out of my seat a few times. Since you’re the director, did that happen to you?
At South by Southwest, it did. I was cutting the movie still and sound editing it 12 to 24 hours before, so it was as fresh as it could be. The greatest gift the audience gave me was their extreme energy, them gasping and screaming really allowed me to see my movie for the first time. I was thrilled.



*Watch A Quiet Place and try not to make a sound.


Nargis Fakhri 1979 – avocado toast

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The beauty posted a picture of a delicious-looking avocado toast, saying, ‘Trying to get my healthy on’ and the toast was the definition of a nutritious meal.

The toast is topped with mashed avocado and one perfectly poached egg, along with some seasoning for flavor.

But this doesn’t mean that Nargis doesn’t believe in indulging herself every now and then. In one of her Insta-stories today, we spotted a ‘hungover’ Fakhri attacking a burger with great gusto, while listening to a podcast in bed. Cheers to good food, Nargis!


*Smoke weed while listening to a mix of Tom Petty and Snoop Dogg while making this basic breakfast. Or if you are hungover, attack a burger for breakfast.

SNUB – Scott Hall

Review –

  • Have a workman-like approach to your passion
  • Be a volunteer farmhand
  • Confess your sins
  • Be generous with your time
  • Watch A Quiet Place
  • Make avocado toast






October 19

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Cassius M. Clay 1810

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Cassius Marcellus Clay was a mass of contradictions. On one hand he was a brawling, idealist yet on the other he was a poet and a towering intellectual, steadfastly unwavering and courageous in his ideals . . . and like all heroes, he was in the right place at the right time . . . and he changed the course of history!


*Be courageous in your ideals like Cassius M. Clay and maybe one day “The Greatest” will be named after you. (Before finding the Muslim faith)


Evander Holyfield 1962

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“The Real Deal” delivered one more time.

Evander Holyfield, boxing’s only four-time world heavyweight champion, was greeted with a standing ovation on Sunday at his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, and he punctuated the moment with a heartfelt speech that focused on the significant contributions to his long career made by his mother and his siblings.

“This Hall of Fame thing is all about the help I got from someone else,” said Holyfield, the youngest of nine children. “My mother would have been so happy.”



  1. Sprint 40 yards
  2. Sprint backwards 40 yards
  3. Do 10 frog jumps (be explosive!)
  4. Do 10 push-ups
  5. Bear crawl (like Spiderman) 40 yards
  6. Bear crawl backwards 40 yards
  7. Sideways run right 40 yards
  8. Sideways run left 40 yards
  9. Do 10 frog jumps
  10. Explosive skipping (knee up as high as possible) forward 40 yards
  11. Explosive skipping (same as above) backward 40 yards


*Not quite as good as Cassius Clay, but pretty close was “The Real Deal” Evander Holyfield. No gym or trainer needed for his heavyweight workout.


John Woolman 1720

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Woolman balanced a workman’s life in New Jersey with visits to Indian tribes and to Friends’ meetings in other states, preaching a doctrine of asceticism and human perfectibility.


In the fourth century, St. Basil the Great talked about the ascetic life as being nothing less than “the life of the Gospel.” St. Paul encouraged Christians to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17). Prayer and silence are the vocation of Christians and spiritual seekers. This spiritual way, this task, can be done anywhere, not just in caves or monasteries. Take a moment at the office or job just to be quiet, acknowledge God, and say a prayer of peace and understanding.


*Practice asceticism – take a moment just to be quiet, acknowledge God, and say a prayer of peace and understanding.

“Lead me from death to life, from falsehood to truth. Lead me from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Lead me from hate to love, from war to peace. Let peace fill our heart, world, our universe.”


Charles Merrill 1885

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In 1940, the year Charles Edward Merrill founded the firm we now know as Merrill Lynch & Co., he was 54 years old and had already lived an extraordinarily productive and visible life. A poor boy from the backwaters of Florida, Merrill was forced to leave college by lack of funds. But he schemed his way to Wall Street and made himself wealthy by the time he was 31.


*Start an account with Merrill Lynch today. Start out with their –

Personal Retirement Calculator


Trey Parker 1969 – watch South Park

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Parker grew up in small-town Colorado. While in high school, he and a friend released a comedy musical album, Immature: A Collection of Love Ballads for the ’80s Man. He went on to study at the Berklee College of Music, later transferring to the University of Colorado in Boulder. There he met fellow student Matt Stone, an art and math major with whom he shared an interest in film. The two began working on their first full-length collaboration, the movie Cannibal!: The Musical(1993), while still attending school.


Being Independent For A While Is Good

South Park teaches the lesson of learning to be happy, independent of relationships, in a very unconventional way – through the love life of Satan.


*Watch South Park all by yourself today.


Jon Favreau 1966 – Cuban sandwich

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Along those lines, what is it like to write a fat joke for someone else to say to you on screen?
I think it goes hand in hand with what those other guys are doing. You can’t be self-conscious. You got to lay it on the line for the laughs. You got to get at the truth. The fact of the matter is, man, I’m a 47-year-old dad who likes to eat. And that’s who I am now in my life. And that’s different. That’s different from the 27-year-old guy who’s out in Hollywood trying to get a girl’s phone number.




Favreau admits that the film was the reason he learned how to cook, and learning to cook became a bonding experience for him and his family. He tells Kimmel that his newly remodeled kitchen is his “man cave,” to which Kimmel (oh so unfortunately) responds, “You realize your man cave is a woman cave…”


*Watch Chef and then make the Cuban sandwich from the movie and enjoy.

SNUB – Ashlyn Harris

Review –

  • Be courageous in your ideals
  • The Real Deal workout
  • Practice Asceticism
  • Start an account with Merrill Lynch
  • Watch South Park
  • Make a Cuban sandwich

October 18

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Martina Navratilova 1956

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The enormity of Martina Navratilova’s career places her atop the list when tennis historians debate which player – male or female – is the best of all time. When one of her closest competitors Billie Jean King says that Navratilova is “the greatest singles, doubles, and mixed doubles player who ever lived,” it’s hard not to take those words at face value.


Do what you love – Martina said she would never have achieved such success had she not LOVED tennis. Her passion even led her to defect to the US when her home country (then communist-run Czechoslovakia) made her leave her family behind. Never knowing if she’d see them again, Martina made the unwavering commitment to make the sacrifice worth it by being her best on the court.


*Do what you love and make the unwavering commitment to make the sacrifice worth it by being the best you can be.


Zac Efron 1987

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According to The Times, Efron said: “Amazingly, when I signed up for Tinder, nobody swiped me! They thought [my profile] was fake.”


The main feature of the workouts is supersetting—doing two exercises back-to-back with no rest in between. Not only does this approach save time, it also doubles as cardio, burning more calories and enhancing the “pump” that drives more nutrition-filled blood into the muscles for fast growth.



*Have your trainer put you through a supersetting workout. Or try the Baywatch Body Program.


Chuck Swindoll 1934

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My favorite verse about how God faithfully takes special note of those who serve Him is Hebrews 6:10:

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints.

I love that verse! God is not unjust to forget our service to Him. He is faithful. The verse goes on to tell two things God faithfully remembers about His servants:

  1. He remembers our work—each individual act.
  2. He also takes note of the love within us that prompted the deed.


God the Father

We acknowledge the Creator-God as our heavenly Father, infinitely perfect and intimately acquainted with all our ways.

As the first person of the Trinity, the Father is the source and ruler of all things and is fatherly in His relationship with creation in general and believers in particular.


*God remembers your work and he takes note of the love within you. Take today to acknowledge God as your heavenly Father and the ruler of all things. Know that he is fatherly with his believers – so accept him as your Father and reap the benefits.


Mike Ditka 1939

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The idea that the toughest old dog ever to stalk a sideline at Soldier Field could be brought low by a heart attack seemed unfathomable. But as Ditka reveals in a lengthy interview with The Athletic, the heart attack was anything but mild … and it’s reworked his thinking on life.

“You always think it’s not going to happen to me until it happens to you,” Ditka told The Athletic’s Dan Pompei. “And then there is nothing you can do about it because it just kicks your butt so bad. You know, the greatest gift we have from God is life. But life without health is not worth a darn.”


Such a boss move by Ditka. No wallet, no money clip, just a fat stack of bills ready for action.


*Be a boss like Mike Ditka today. Carry around a fat stack of cash and don’t be afraid to use it. Live like there’s no tomorrow. H2P


Ne-Yo 1982

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Originally performing under the name ‘GoGo’, another producer gave Ne-Yo his current stage name, claiming the R&B singer sees music in the same way Neo sees the world in ‘The Matrix’ movie.


*Listen to Ne-Yo and see the world through his eyes.


Pam Dawber 1951

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Bao to the Pork ($8): This sandwich is essentially New York’s Momofuku pork bun jacked up on human growth hormones with a chaser of performance-enhancing drugs. It’s a catcher’s mitt-sized version of a standard dumpling in sandwich form. Stuffed inside a soft custom bao bun from Highland Baking Co. in Northbrook, Ill., sweet plum barbecue sauce, tangy pickled daikon and carrot and cooling cucumber elevate the rich, smoke-smacked pulled pork shoulder. My only critique is that there weren’t any crispy burnt ends mixed in with the pork, as shown on the website. Mauro said it’s the No. 1 selling sandwich so far and promised more burnt ends in the future.


*If you don’t live near a Pork and Mindy’s try to recreate the Bao to the Pork sangwich in honor of Pam Dawber who co-starred with Robin Williams in Mork and Mindy. “Nanu Nanu” – watch a few episodes of Mork and Mindy while pigging out.

SNUB – Lindsey Vonn

Review –

  • Do what you love
  • Supersetting workout
  • God remembers your work
  • Carry a fat stack of cash
  • Listen to Ne-yo
  • Pork and Mindy sandwich

October 17

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Wyclef Jean 1969

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Q: Haitians love proverbs. What is your favorite one?

A: One of the greatest is something my dad taught me. It basically translates to, ‘Don’t bow down to anyone until you go to their funeral and see them rise from the coffin.’ In other words, no matter who you are, you are equal to everybody. Whether it is a king or queen or president, look them right in the eye.


*Remember that no one is better than you. Don’t bow down to anyone today. Listen to Wyclef for motivation.


Evel Knievel 1938

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After a police chase in 1956, in which he crashed his motorcycle, Knievel was taken to jail on a charge of reckless driving.  When the night jailer came around to check roll call, he noted Robert Knievel in one cell and William Knofel in another.  Knofel was well known as “Awful Knofel” (“awful” rhyming with “Knofel”) so Knievel began to be referred to as Evel Knievel (“Evel” rhyming with “Knievel”).  He chose this misspelling because of his last name and because he didn’t want to be considered “evil”.


Evel admits that when the pain gets too much he regrets ever getting on a bike, let alone jumping over 100ft. But when the painkillers kick in, he says he has lived a full life that few can match.


*The worse type of pain is the pain of regret. Live a full life. Don’t be old and out of shape with regrets. Build habits to improve your body for the rest of your life. Take care of any pain that you are having today.


Pope John Paul I 1912

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John Paul I is usually remembered as an extremely “pastoral” figure, someone close to ordinary people who understood their struggles and their dreams, and who knew how to make church teaching accessible and relevant.


Pope John Paul I. Dubbed “the Smiling Pope” by his people, and known for his humor and good-natured attitude, John Paul I (also the first to refer to himself as “the first”) became an instant favorite, especially amongst the younger members of the Catholic church.


*Don’t take religion so seriously. Have fun with it. If your church, and the people in attendance, take thing too earnestly – that is your sign to look for something better. Find yourself a “Smiling Pope”


Mike Judge 1962

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MTV’s Beavis and Butthead wasn’t “rotting your brain” like your mom warned you about. Mike Judge’s hit 1990s cartoon about two immature teenagers who love heavy metal music, junk food, and television could actually help you find a rewarding career.

Paul Ollinger, comedian and author of You Should Totally Get an MBA, explains what he calls the “Beavis and Butthead matrix.” The Beavis and Butthead matrix, Ollinger explains, is a way of sorting out your likes and dislikes into “things that are cool” and “things that suck.” This way, you can effectively filter out career paths that aren’t a good fit.




*Make a 2 column list of “things that are cool” and “things that suck”. Pursue a career with something listed on “things that are cool” column and avoid anything relating to your “things that suck” column. Watch Beavis and Butthead for motivation.


Eminem 1972

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You Can Use Pain to Fuel Yourself to Greatness

Most of us succumb to depression, claiming that life is unfair to us, whenever we experience painful situations.

However, Eminem is not this type of person. He always used pain to fuel him to greatness. The pain of living in a trailer park and the psychological pain he felt because he lacked enough money to sustain his family made him work so hard.


*Listen to Eminem for inspiration to fuel your greatness.


Robert Atkins 1930 – veggie spaghetti with turkey meatballs

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The actual cause of Dr. Atkins’ death, according to the reports, was the head injury that he sustained, rather than the diet program he created. However, these facts should not be used to determine whether or not the Atkins Diet is right for you. Speak with your doctor, a nutritionist, or a dietician and ask any questions you have. They can offer the best advice for your weight loss goals.




*With just 5.7 net carbs, you can enjoy this Atkins Diet veggie spaghetti. Just don’t vomit it on your sweater. Have some M&Ms for dessert.

SNUB – Felicity Jones

Review –

  • Don’t bow down to anyone until you go to their funeral and see them rise from the coffin
  • Build habits to improve your body
  • Have fun with religion
  • Have a living that is cool – not one that sucks
  • Listen to Eminem
  • Make veggie spaghetti with turkey meatballs

October 16

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Oscar Wilde 1854

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No name is more inextricably bound to the aesthetic movement of the 1880s and 1890s in England than that of Oscar Wilde. This connection results as much from the lurid details of his life as from his considerable contributions to English literature.


You only need to strike gold once

Wilde only completed one novel – but The Picture Of Dorian Gray is one of the best ever. Drawing together many of his ideas on aesthetics and decadence, it’s also creepy as anything – and contains many then-shocking coded hints at gay sexuality edgy enough for WH Smith to refuse to stock it.



*This could obviously be the MONEY today, but it could also refer to meeting your significant other, or finding the right religion – you only need to strike gold once. Start reading The Picture of Dorian Gray today.


Bryce Harper 1992

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I don’t doubt Harper will wind up with the richest contract in baseball history, though it may be with the Phillies or White Sox, two teams that haven’t fielded a winning team in half a dozen years. There is little to no buzz from the Yankees, Nationals, Dodgers, Giants and Cubs. When I asked Boras if a team could get him signed for three or four years with a high average annual value, he practically dismissed it and focused on Harper wanting a long-term relationship with ownership that wants to win.


The Washington Nationals outfielder is getting ready for spring training with some work in the batting cage, but he’s been working so much, his hands are full of cuts and blisters.


*Go to a local batting cage and swing away like Bryce Harper.


Noah Webster 1758

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A mind that is intent upon developing a thorough and inclusive Biblical worldview, having a learner’s heart will be one that is full of grace and truth, and for the restoration of the individual and the nation.


*Have a learner’s heart with a Biblical worldview as you strive to nourish your soul. Find the religion that is best for you – you only have to strike gold once.


Charles Dolan 1926

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  • After dropping out of John Carroll University, the Cleveland native got his start creating sports newsreels for TV stations from his home.



as of 9/9/19


In 1995, Charles Dolan handed the reins of the company to James, an unabashedly brash corporate executive, occasional rock singer and avid sailor.


*Don’t be afraid to drop out of college to create a business that you would proudly hand down to your children one day.


John Mayer 1977

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John Mayer wants to can the idea that men must be alpha males and take what they want — including women — and replace it with a new doctrine focused on respect and sensitivity.


*You and your equal partner listen to the soulful John Mayer today.


Tim Robbins 1958 – oven-fried snapper fillets

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Robbins has won numerous awards for his acting including an Academy Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor for Mystic River, Best Actor Award at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Globe for Best Actor for The Player, and a Golden Globe as a member of the ensemble in Short Cuts. He was nominated by the Golden Globes for Best Actor for Bob Roberts and by the Screen Actors Guild for Best Actor for The Shawshank Redemption. He was most recently nominated for A Perfect Day as Best Supporting Actor at Spain’s Goya Awards in 2015 and in 2014 at the Golden Globes.for his performance in HBO’s Cinema Verite.


*Pick any of the above Tim Robbins movies to watch while enjoying his snapper fillets. Wash them down with an Oscar Wilde


Shake first four ingredients without ice. Add ice and shake again. Strain into white-wine glass. Top with Champagne. Sprinkle with nutmeg and add orange twist. Serve in a White-Wine Glass.

SNUB – Naomi Osaka

Review –

  • You only need to strike gold once
  • Batting cages
  • Have a learner’s heart with a biblical worldview
  • Drop out to create your own business
  • Listen to John Mayer
  • Make snapper fillets


October 15

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Friedrich Nietzsche 1844

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“Overman” refers to Nietzsche’s conception of a person who has literally overcome himself/herself and transcended all external influence. In essence, an Overman is an extraordinary person who has superseded the human condition and reached a liberated state of free play and creativity.


Make your own values

“The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

In a world of quasi-ethics based on profit, pseudo-morals based on advantage, and counterfeit love based on possession, it behooves us to make our own values. Like Nietzsche said, “No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” Break away from the humdrum tribe and find that which is indestructible within you. Become a force unto yourself. Shift all paradigms. Demolish all sacred cows.


*Make it your goal to become an Overman. The first step is to make your own values.


John L. Sullivan 1858

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Here is my challenge to you, dear reader, take a Saturday off and try John L. Sullivan’s workout sometime! Get up early and start walking for six or seven hours, then run, then swim, then wrestle and then do a boxing workout! Walking that far in and of itself is deeply exhausting, now go to the gym!


*Try this John L. Sullivan workout today. Make it a yearly tradition on his birthday.


Marie-Marguerite d’Youville 1701

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By age 29, she had experienced desperate poverty and suffered the loss of her father and husband. Four of her six children had died in infancy.

In all these suffering Marguerite grew in her belief of God’s presence in her life and of his tender love for every human person. She, in turn, wanted to make known his compassionate love to all. She undertook many charitable works with complete trust in God, who she loved as a Father.


*Turn your latest suffering as a chance to grow in the belief of God’s presence in your life and of his tender love for everybody.


Penny Marshall 1943

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Marshall says that she is still surprised to have had such a successful and glamorous life and career. “I didn’t have a lot of ambition,” she says. So to what does she attribute her success? “I was insecure but fearless at the same time, an odd combination.”

She suspects it helped enormously that her motto in life is: “I’ll try it.”



*You may be insecure about starting your own business – be fearless at the same time. Use Penny Marshall’s motto: “I’ll try it.”


Dominic West 1969 – watch “The Affair”

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In 2014, West kicked off his run on Showtime’s The Affair as Noah Solloway, a married novelist who pursues his passion for Ruth Wilson‘s waitress, Alison Lockhart. The series became known for its steamy love scenes—West often appears in the nude—and its shifting point-of-view narrative, garnering another Golden Globe nomination for its male lead (and a win for Wilson) along the way.


Love needs kind words

Noah once revealed that his wife Helen made him feel like he wasn’t providing enough for the family. He felt that Helen could have given him a pat on the back now and again. That doesn’t justify his cheating, but it could have helped their relationship. Noah’s family has to depend on his wife’s wealthy father for help, which made him feel like a failure.



*Season 1 of The Affair is the best one, watch it with the one you love and appreciate.


Emeril Lagasse 1959 – cheese and beer soup

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Emeril Lagasse Foundation seeks to create opportunities to inspire, mentor and enable youth to reach their fullest potential through culinary, nutrition and arts education.


Cheese And Beer Soup

You’ll LOVE this soup. And be sure to add the Cheesy Popcorn to it to really send it over the edge.


*Enjoy Emeril’s cheese and beer soup while watching Penny Marshall in Laverne and Shirley as they work in a Milwaukee beer distributor. Bam!

SNUB – Ginuwine

Review –

  • Make your own values
  • Attempt a John L. Sullivan workout
  • Turn your latest suffering as a chance to grow in the belief of God’s presence
  • Have an “I’ll try it” attitude
  • Watch The Affair
  • Make Cheese and Beer soup

October 14

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Dwight D. Eisenhower 1890

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Eisenhower smoked three or four packs of cigarettes a day, picking up the habit while he was a student at West Point and quitting only a few years before he became President. His initial attempt involved excising tobacco and the related accoutrements from his daily life, but it didn’t work, so he went in the other direction. “I decided to make a game of the whole business and try to achieve a feeling of some superiority when I saw others smoking while I no longer did,” he said. The politician crammed cigarettes and lighters into every nook of his office. “I made it a practice to offer a cigarette to anyone who came in and I lighted each while mentally reminding myself as I sat down, ‘I don’t have to do what that poor fellow is doing.’”



To use the tool, list all of your tasks and activities, and put each into one of the following categories:

  • Important and urgent.
  • Important but not urgent.
  • Not important but urgent.
  • Not important and not urgent.

Then schedule tasks and activities based on their importance and urgency.



*Try President Eisenhower’s tool for effectiveness today, with all of your tasks and activities. If you haven’t done so yet, quit smoking.


Stacy Keibler 1979

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Yes, and yes. Those are the answers, assuming the questions are “Is Stacy Keibler one of the most gorgeous Superstars of all time?” and, “Do they go all the way up?”


According to Stacy, the key to being fit and healthy is to practice some kind of exercise every day and to sweat at least for 10 minutes daily.


*Sweat for 10 minutes today. Try to do this simple thing every day. Maybe achieve this sweat with a leg workout.


John Wooden 1910

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Coach: The Life and Legacy of John R. Wooden

Join us for the premiere of this free documentary event. The documentary short entitled Coach: The Life and Legacy of John R. Wooden celebrates the lessons and life philosophy of the legendary UCLA basketball coach. Wooden’s legacy reaches so far that he is considered by many to be the 20th century’s most revered teacher and master mentor. You’ll see seldom-before-seen Wooden footage and interviews with some of the most successful coaches, athletes and thought leaders who were all influenced by Coach Wooden’s teachings and philosophies for a successful life. Watch now!


At God’s footstool, to confess, A poor soul knelt and bowed his head.I failed, he cried. The master said, Thou didst thy best. That is success.”


*When you are at God’s footstool will you confess that you have failed? Can you confess that you did your best? Watch the Wooden documentary for inspiration.


Ralph Lauren 1939

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In the 1957 DeWitt Clinton High School yearbook, Ralph Lauren wrote “millionaire” as one of his life goals.

Today, he has an estimated net worth of $7 billion


*Can you remember what you wrote for your senior yearbook as one of your life goals? How’s it going? What would the 18-year-old you think of your financial situation today? Adjust accordingly.


Usher 1978

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Usher is asking a Georgia court to dismiss a lawsuit by Laura Helm that alleges he knowingly infected her with the herpes simplex 2 virus (HSV-2). Usher claims he owed Helm no “duty of care” and that she knew of the risks of unprotected sex.


*Listen to Usher with that special someone – you know the risks.


William Penn 1644 – Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

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Penn petitioned King Charles II for additional land to the west of the Delaware River, and he received a charter for this territory in 1681. He was made proprietor and governor of the new colony, which the king titled “Pennsylvania,” and he moved there in 1682. He immediately began to direct this “holy experiment” by planning the new colony’s government, writing its constitution, distributing land to settlers and establishing positive, peaceful relations with the local Indians.


Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

My mom’s side of the family was German and Irish. Settling in Pennsylvania, they adopted some of the cooking and customs of the Pennsylvania Dutch. This is a Dutch dish Mom loved, and today it’s my favorite garden salad. It tastes delicious alongside a plate of homegrown tomatoes.



*Growing up in PA, I ate cucumbers like this about 3 times a week and never got sick of them.

SNUB – E.E. Cummings

Review –

  • Use Ike’s tool for effectiveness
  • Sweat for 10 minutes
  • Confess that you have failed
  • What would the 18 year-old you think of your finances?
  • Listen to Usher
  • Make Pennsylvania Dutch Cucumbers

October 13

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Margaret Thatcher 1925

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A daughter of the working class, she pulled herself up by her shoelaces to forge a political career, against the prevailing and misogynist view about a woman’s place in society. Succeeding on her own merits, she was largely unsympathetic to the needs and frailties of others.



*Pull yourself up by your shoelaces today. Succeed on your own merits, but don’t become unsympathetic to the needs and frailties of others.


Jerry Rice 1962

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He owns virtually every significant receiving mark. Some of the more notable career records include receptions (1,549); receiving yards (22,895 yards); most 1,000-yard receiving seasons (14); total touchdowns (208); and combined net yards (23,546).


It was kettlebells today. I did three sets of 20, then three sets of 20 squats. And after every set, I go for a 400-meter run. I do one lap around the track, and then I come back and I do the second set. Then I go do another lap around the track. So I’m incorporating getting my heart rate up but also some running in between.


*Try this kettlebells workout yourself, or ask your trainer to help you out with it. Maybe one day you’ll break Jerry Rice’s records… no you won’t, no one will.


Saint Francis Caracciolo 1563

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It is for men, and not for Angels, that our Blessed Lord resides upon the altar. Yet Angels throng our churches to worship Him, while men desert Him. Learn from Saint Francis to avoid such ingratitude, and to spend time as he did, in adoration before the Most Holy Sacrament.


*Don’t desert God. Go to the altar and worship him. Be grateful for all he has given you by spending time in adoration before him.


Jerry Jones 1942

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While Smith is the first to admit that he made a few “‘youthful’ financial decisions,” including a $100,000 splurge at age 20, the Hall of Famer also picked up some valuable lessons during his lucrative, 15-season career. And it was Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones who gave him the best money advice he ever received.

“He taught me about finances with a simple statement,” Smith recalls in an interview with CNBC. “He always said, ‘Have a big front door and a small back door. Take in as much as you can, and spend as little as you can.'”



*Remind yourself today to have a big front door and a small back door. Write it down and put it somewhere that you’ll see it every day.


Sacha Baron Cohen 1971 – watch Borat

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If you are finding it difficult to change – to approach groups, to improve your posture, to be more sexual, to alter your style of dress, to think of yourself as someone quality people want to be around, or whatever your deep internal barrier may be – then have SOMEONE ELSE do it for you. Find a character to model – whether it be a character from a movie (or even a cartoon), a real person you know, or a completely made-up individual. It doesn’t have to be someone who you admire completely: they just have to possess a trait that you lack and desire.



*Watch Borat and start to create your own alter ego who possesses a trait that you lack or desire.


Marie Osmond 1959 – teriyaki chicken wings

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I learned a great lesson from my mother on her deathbed. She counseled me on the importance of taking care of myself so I wouldn’t end up in an unhealthy body like she did. During my mother’s illness, I remember too, my oldest son saying to me, “Mom, we love you, and you’re beautiful no matter what, but would you consider losing some weight? We want you to be around for our kids someday.” Here I am today, a healthy grandma who is insanely in love with my first grandson!



*Listen to some Donny and Marie while making Marie’s teriyaki chicken wings. Enjoy eating them while watching Borat. Very nice!

SNUB – Paul Simon

Review –

  • Pull yourself up by your shoelaces
  • Kettlebells workout
  • Don’t desert God
  • Have a big front door and a small back door
  • Watch Borat
  • Make teriyaki chicken wings


October 12

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Luciano Pavarotti 1935

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In 1998, Pavarotti was presented with the Grammy Legend Award. By that time, only 11 other artists had ever been given the same award, including Billy Joel, Liza Minelli and Michael Jackson.


“I think a life in music is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life.” – LUCIANO PAVAROTTI


*Complete this sentence – I think a life in ____________________ is a life spent in beauty and is what I have devoted my life.


*Listen to Pavarotti for inspiration.


Ryan Clark 1979

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Clark was an undrafted free agent who signed with the New York Giants in 2002. He spent two years there before going to the Washington Redskins in 2004. In 2006, Clark signed with the Steelers, where he spent the next eight seasons. While there he was a member of the team that won Super Bowl XLIII.


Ryan Clark gets a pedicure and talks about the time he almost died.

Along with approximately 1 in 12 African Americans in the United States, Clark carries the sickle cell trait, a genetic abnormality that can affect red blood cells.


When To Get Tested?

Routinely as part of newborn screening; if you are in a high risk group and were born before newborn screening was mandated and want to know if you have sickle cell disease or are carrying the sickle cell trait; when you have signs and symptoms of anemia or abnormal results from a complete blood count (CBC)and your healthcare practitioner suspects sickle cell disease or trait


*If needed, get tested for sickle cell. Then go get a pedicure. Go Steelers!


Kirk Cameron 1970

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Kirk was not raised in a church-going home and describes himself as an atheist from a very young age. By the age of 14 he was so convinced there was no God that he laughed at those who said there was. But that all changed one afternoon as he sat in his sports car pondering the first Gospel message he had ever heard.


The purpose of this site is to present the wonderful gospel truth that there is one true and living God to whom all men are accountable and who has provided a means of redemption and salvation for fallen mankind.

If you subscribe to atheist belief then please take the time to read some of the articles and Biblical messages published here. It is our prayer that you will come to find the one true and living God as we have!


*Today is the day to believe in God. Today is a day that the Lord hath made.


Dick Gregory 1932

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Due to many avenues that were not as available to a person of his hue, Dick had to create his own.

“This country is set up for entrepreneurship” – Dick Gregory

His career started off as a stand up comic to which he parlayed into many other avenues. He was lecturer, social critic, activist, actor, writer and an author of several books including his bestselling autobiography, “Nigger”. Dick did his best to not let anything stop his path. He even ran for mayor of Chicago in 1967 and ran for President of the United States in 1968 as part of the Peace and Freedom Party.


*Sometimes when some avenues are not available to you, you must use other ways to get where you want to get. Draw upon your circumstances and surroundings and utilize those in the only way you can.


Hugh Jackman 1968 – watch Les Miserables

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With live orchestra and including hit songs from:

The Greatest Showman
Les Misérables
The Boy From Oz


Anyone can change their lifestyle.

Within the first three scenes, we see Jean Valjean’s need for transformation. The protagonist goes from lowly prisoner 24601 who stole a loaf of bread to feed his nephew to the factory owning mayor named Monsieur Madeleine. So if you wanna lose that extra weight or stop your smoking habit, look to Jean Valjean for inspo. If he can do it, so can you.




*Watch Les Miserables. Try not to cry. Or if you want more action (and violence), watch Hugh Jackman in Logan. Make plans today to see his world tour.


Jean Nidetch 1923 – shrimp with zucchini and tomatoes

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The first Weight Watchers meetings were held over a pizza shop. The owner couldn’t figure out why the hundreds of people lining up outside never bought anything. Nidetch worked with him to create a Weight Watchers milkshake that became a bestseller.



*Enjoy this shrimp dish, knowing that it’s only 1 weight watcher point. Wash it down with a 7 point milkshake.

SNUB – Marion Jones

Review –

  • “I think a life in _________ is a life spent in beauty.”
  • Get a pedicure
  • Believe in God
  • Create your own avenue
  • Watch Les Miserables
  • Make shrimp with zucchini and tomatoes