October 3

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic 1981

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Use elaborate metaphors to make your point

Problems at work? Don’t make excuses for your under par performance – employ a creative/humorous/arrogant metaphor to explain why you have failed to do precisely anything your boss asked you to do.

Like Zlatan at Barcelona.

“When you buy me, you are buying a Ferrari. If you drive a Ferrari you put premium fuel in the tank, you drive on to the motorway and you floor the accelerator.


*Use this exact metaphor with your boss today.


Gwen Stefani 1969

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She recently said she doesn’t care for yoga or Pilates, but prefers traditionally male oriented weightlifting and boxing.



*Listen to some No Doubt and Gwen Stefani while lifting, then do a boxing workout.


Gore Vidal 1925

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Counterpoint to his darker side, Mewshaw tells how Vidal—an otherwise barbed tongue who once said, “Every time a friend succeeds, a little bit of me dies”—had a soul. He often helped others on the sly without drawing attention to himself.


*Help a friend today, without them knowing who did it.


Al Sharpton 1954

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Fortunately for Mr. Sharpton and others who owe taxes, the IRS isn’t too efficient. In fact, a recent government report says the IRS flubs 57% of tax collections.

One other big lesson from Mr. Sharpton? Records.

Keeping good records can help you in a tax controversy. In fact, good records can help keep you out of tax trouble in the first place. Does the IRS care about record keeping? Yes.



*Keep good records and don’t be afraid to question the IRS.


Alicia Vikander 1988 – watch The Danish Girl

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If there was any early obstacle, it may have been Alicia’s coloring: She is not the ice sculpture that Hollywood often imagines for its Nordics. Again and again, she has been asked to wear long sleeves and SPF 100 in order to help the makeup department conjure the desired pallor. “Two years of films where I had to be white as a ghost,” she says now, laughing. “But I’m a real Swede! In fact, I’m a quarter Finnish. Here I go, exploding stereotypes.”


Love knows no boundaries.

Despite the turn of events, Gerda still loves both Einar and Lili, and tries with all her might to accept what was happening to her husband.


*Watch Alicia Vikander win an Oscar in The Danish Girl.


Fred DeLuca 1947 – foot long sub from Subway

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DeLuca co-founded the hugely successfully chain at 17 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, with Peter Buck in 1965. Since then, Subway has grown to over 42,000 outlets worldwide. In 2011, the Wall Street Journal reported that the company had surpassed McDonald’s in terms of outlets. The company’s success continued with the $5 foot long, though a bizarre lawsuit in 2012 famously claimed the sandwiches weren’t really a one foot in length.


*Your choice – you can go healthy (no cheese or mayo on wheat) or splurge with a meatball sub, add cheese, mayo, and bacon. If you go healthy, have a Danish for dessert.

Don’t be like Jared.

SNUB – A$AP Rocky

Review –

  • Use an elaborate metaphor
  • Lifting and boxing
  • Help a friend without them knowing it
  • Keep good records of your money
  • Watch The Danish Girl
  • Eat at Subway 

October 2

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Groucho Marx 1890

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In 1964, Groucho went to East Berlin with a group that included his radio show director Robert Dwan and his 16-year-old daughter Judith Dwan Hallet. They visited the village of Dornum, where his mother Minnie had been born. and discovered that all the Jewish graves there had been obliterated by the Nazis. Groucho hired a car with a chauffeur, and told the driver to take the group to the bunker where Adolf Hitler was said to have committed suicide. Wearing his trademark beret he climbed the debris and then launched himself, unsmiling, into a frenetic Charleston dance routine. The dance on Hitler’s supposed grave lasted a couple of minutes. “Nobody applauded,” Hallet recalled. “Nobody laughed.”


“I would never be a member of any club that would have me as a member.”- Groucho Marx

The most important thing about building self-esteem is to remember that it is self esteem. Your opinion of yourself matters above all else. Stop being a spectator to your own life, viewing yourself and judging yourself as if you were somebody else looking for flaws. Get out of your head and into some positive actions. Reward yourself for these efforts. You are as good as you tell yourself you are.


*Get out of your head and into some positive actions today. Don’t judge yourself from the outside. Be prepared to dance on the graves of your enemies one day.


Kelly Ripa 1970

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Ripa likes to mix up her regimen with a combination of activities, including the dance-cardio class AKT four days a week, SoulCycle two days a week and running one day a week.


It all started when the Riverdale actor, 47, posted a picture of Ripa with tousled hair on the beach. As captured by Comments by Celebs, he captioned the sandy snapshot, “@kellyripa whatever you’re about to ask me, the answer is yes… Miss you boo boo….”

Ripa, who celebrated her 22nd anniversary with Consuelos in May, quipped in the comments section, “Can i get a boob job? Oh and i love you.”



*Try an AKT workout online or try a free first session locally. Think of any augmentations you’d like done.


Gandhi 1869

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Everyone wants to live in a better world. We all hope and pray that the world would change and become a better place for our children, but not many of us want to be an instrument to that change.


*How can you help be the change that you want to see in this world? Remember that God has no religion.


Donna Karan 1948

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Karan now devotes 100% of her time to Urban Zen, the company she started in 2007 with LVMH’s approval. Managing her DK brands and a growing company became increasingly difficult over the years, she says . “I didn’t have time to do it all, and I had to make a very tough decision,” she says. Plus, she adds which a chuckle, “I was getting a little bit on in years.” She is 67.


*You don’t have time to do it all, make the very tough decision to devote your time to your passion.


Sting 1951

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Specifically, Lipton asked Sting about his infamous quote regarding “tantric sex,” in which he said he and his wife Trudie Styler allegedly had eight-hour lovemaking sessions. Sting has since backpedaled, saying the whole thing was a joke.

“If we had seven hours, I would demonstrate,” Sting said, to huge laughs and cheers. “Maybe not. But there is some truth to it. The idea of tantric sex is a spiritual act. I don’t know any purer and better way of expressing a love for another individual than sharing that wonderful, I call it, ‘sacrament.’ I would stand by it. Not seven hours, but the idea.”

He then quipped, “Seven hours includes movie and dinner,” getting another round of laughs.


*Listen to The Police and to Sting with your significant other for about 7 or 8 hours.


Don McLean 1945 – Miss American Pie

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Don McLean’s famously enigmatic masterpiece American Pie is about “life becoming less idyllic”, the singer-songwriter revealed after the song’s original manuscript sold for $1.2m (£800,000) at Christie’s in New York on Tuesday.


“A red, white, and blue dessert (with a title that just set half of you to humming that old Don McLean song about driving your Chevy to the levee.



*Listen to a mix of Sting and Don McLean while making this American Pie. Wash it down with whiskey and rye.

SNUB – Johnnie Cochran

Review –

  • Don’t judge yourself from the outside
  • AKT workout
  • Be the change you want to see in the world
  • Devote your time to your passion
  • Listen to Sting
  • Make American Pie

October 1

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Jimmy Carter 1924

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The un-celebrity president

Jimmy Carter shuns riches, lives modestly in his Georgia hometown



Living a Healthy Lifestyle Matters 

He took his family history of cancer as an opportunity to stay healthy, not as an excuse not to. He was proactive and took control of his health, getting tested regularly for possible symptoms for many years. If you have a family history of cancer, speak with a genetic counselor and take President Carter’s example of not living in fear.



*Speak with a genetic counselor today about your family health history.


Mark McGwire 1963

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Mark McGwire says he would have hit 70 home runs without PEDs


Weinberg stresses that McGwire is reasonable in his approach to training and diet. He said many fans would be surprised to know that McGwire’s workouts do not involve heavy lifting, but many repetitions of relatively light weights. Likewise, Weinberg said McGwire is careful in his use of androstenedione and creatine.


*Use light weights with many repetitions and research any supplements that you would like to use. Go to the batting cages and hit 70 home runs.


Richard Harris 1930

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Harris reached deeper, his “classic Jesuit” education in evidence. “Did you ever read Pope John XXIII’s ‘Journal of the Soul’? He was one of the truly great popes and a great spiritual man. He says he would find faith maybe four times a week and then it would leave him. And he’d spend the rest of the day praying to get that faith back. And we thought the pope has faith 24 hours a day. No he doesn’t! He’s in doubt as well. But that’s religion. That’s the beauty of it. The doubt is as important as the certainty.”


*When the faith leaves you today, pray to get the faith back. You could also watch Richard Harris in The Sporting Life if you are sensing an immerging emptiness in your life.


Julie Andrews 1935

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Andrews’ father, Wells, was a very important person in her life. She remembered in her 2009 memoir, Home (via the LA Times), “He treated me and my siblings as his beloved companions, never dismissing or talking down to us.”

But at the young age of 14, Andrews learned shocking news that her father wasn’t the man she called her dad. In the same memoir, Home (via Daily Mail), Andrews recalls an evening in 1949 when she was performing at the house of a family friend. She described, “After I had sung, the owner of the house approached me…That evening the man came and sat on the couch next to me. I remember feeling an electricity between us that I couldn’t explain.” Later that evening, her mother asked her about the man and then proceeded to share, “That man is your father.”


In the late ‘90s, Andrews was the victim of a failed vocal chord surgery that resulted in the loss of her singing voice. That would have been devastating for anyone, but especially a performer whose livelihood had been built on her famous voice. Instead of giving up, Andrews picked herself up, refocused and continued developing her career by throwing her energy into other projects.

*Take today to think about how you can refocus and continue developing your career. What are some other projects that you could throw your energy into?


Zach Galifianakis 1969 – watch Between Two Ferns

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Galifianakis, in his characteristically dry demeanor, barely gets through his time with Seinfeld when Cardi B shows up to make the episode, as Galifianakis puts it, “relevant.”



*Watch some episodes of Between Two Ferns starring Zach Galifianakis – the Barack Obama one may be the best.


Brie Larson 1989 – butter basted halibut steaks with capers

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Have a Snack between Breakfast and Lunch, and Another between Lunch and Dinner

Fatty Fish for Dinner Promotes Better Sleep


Um, Apparently Brie Larson Can Deadlift 215 Pounds After Training For ‘Captain Marvel’

Just in case you doubted the badass-ness.




*Take the advice of Brie Larson for snacking today and have some halibut for dinner – not just for the halibut but to promote better sleep.

For dessert, have a spoon full of sugar – yes, Julie Andrews won an Oscar for Mary Poppins in 1964.

SNUB – Walter Matthau

Review –

  • Speak with a genetic counselor
  • Use light weights with many reps
  • Pray to get the faith back
  • Refocus to develop your career
  • Watch Between Two Ferns
  • Make halibut