December 9

Look to the * for today’s advice.

DICK BUTKUS DAY

MIND

John Malkovich 1953

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https://www.johnmalkovich.com/

What single thing would improve the quality of your life?
If one could shut off the modern world and all the information that flows, not necessarily into your brain but at your face, and doesn’t benefit anything or make one better informed.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/73037/16-heady-facts-about-being-john-malkovich

https://www.amazon.com/Being-John-Malkovich-Cusack/dp/B002GMN0QQ

*Be John Malkovich and look to improve the quality of your life today. For as long as you can, shut off the modern world of social media. See if you can go all day.

BODY

Dick Butkus 1942

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https://www.profootballhof.com/players/dick-butkus/

Butkus didn’t really workout at all during his playing days, could you even imagine what he’d be like if he worked out?!

http://www.fitlike51.com/2013/06/training-dick-butkus.html

*We are almost to the end of the year. Look in the mirror with your shirt off. Can you imagine what it would look like if you followed 365DOLF every day?

SOUL

Donny Osmond 1957

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

http://donny.com/

My faith, also really helped me, though for a time, I wondered why my prayers were not being answered.  I have come to know that God gives each of us challenges to overcome, maybe to keep us humble and learn to rely on the love and forgiveness of our Savior, Jesus Christ. It has also become clear to me that a part of the divine plan is to help us grow, to become stronger, which, of course is facilitated by the challenges we face.

http://donny.com/my_beliefs/death-and-soul/

*Use the challenges of today to grow and become stronger. God is giving you these challenges to keep you humble and to rely on the love and forgiveness of your Savior.

MONEY

Lori Greiner 1969

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http://www.lorigreiner.com/

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

https://abc.go.com/shows/shark-tank/cast/lori-greiner

https://www.qvc.com/lori-greiner/_/N-1z141p9/c.html

In business, there are no “nos.” There is just, “How can I?”

http://money.cnn.com/2015/05/06/smallbusiness/lori-greiner-business-advice/

*The old expression – don’t take “no” for an answer. Spin it around and ask “How can I make things work?”

ENTERTAINMENT

Redd Foxx 1922 – watch Sanford and Son

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https://www.amazon.com/Sanford-Son-Complete-Slim-Packaging/dp/B001DSNEME

“Redd Foxx” wasn’t his real name.

Foxx was born John Elroy Sanford in St. Louis on December 9, 1922. He spent his early teens on the Chicago’s south side, moved to New York in the 1940s, and began hanging out with the man who would become known as Malcolm X. It was Malcolm who dubbed the young comic “Chicago Red” because of his reddish hair. Others called him “Foxy,” so Sanford combined both for his stage name: “Redd Foxx.” A quarter century later, his Sanford And Son character would be named after his father and brother: Fred G. Sanford.

https://www.get.tv/gettv-blog/sanford-and-son-10-facts-about-fred-lamont-and-1970s-classic

*Watch Sanford and Son and soak in all of the life lessons you learn from Fred G. Sanford. The G stands for Growth.

FOOD

Felicity Huffman 1962 – ultimate cold weather soup

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As we all know (and the American Heart Association reminds us) one of the best things you can do for your heart is to incorporate a healthy diet into your lifestyle. To write that sentence is easy, to actually do it, is more challenging.

Here is a great, easy recipe that I make almost every week. It keeps wonderfully in the fridge for a quick lunch, or after a workout or even to help out dinner in a pinch. I found this recipe in Jamie Oliver’s cookbook, Jamie’s Food Revolution.

http://whattheflicka.com/food/

http://whattheflicka.com/ultimate-cold-weather-soup/

https://www.amazon.com/Transamerica-Widescreen-Felicity-Huffman/dp/B000ETRCMQ

*Be kind to your heart and make this healthy soup. Enjoy it while watching Felicity Huffman almost win the Oscar in Transamerica.

SNUB – Kirk Douglas

Review –

  • Improve the quality of your life
  • Do you even workout?
  • Use challenges to grow and become stronger
  • How can you make it work?
  • Watch Sanford and Son
  • Make ultimate cold weather soup

December 8

Look to the * for today’s advice.

LIGHT MY FIRE DAY

MIND

Mary Queen of Scots 1542

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After her trial for high treason – though, as Mary herself pointed out, she was not an English subject and therefore could not be tried for treason – in the wake of the Babington Plot, Mary was swiftly sentenced to death. On February 8, 1587, she mounted a scaffold that had been constructed at Fotheringay Castle and lowered her head for the executioner with dignity500 spectators watched in horror as the executioner swung a few times before finally decapitating her. It must have been an excruciating death.

According to at least one eyewitness, her little dog had been hidden in the voluminous folds of her dress and was discovered covered in its mistress’s blood and in a state of great agitation. He wouldn’t leave her body. At the end of her life, it seems that Mary still had at least one loyal friend.

https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-mary-queen-of-scots/setareh-janda

https://www.biography.com/people/mary-queen-of-scots-9401343

http://www.vulture.com/2018/09/mary-queen-of-scots-fury-ranking.html

Mary, Queen of Scots has been cleared of any involvement in the notorious murder of her husband, more than four centuries after the unsolved crime took place.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3249401/Mary-Queen-Scots-CLEARED-murdering-husband-panel-experts-examined-evidence-just-428-years-died.html

*Make sure that you have at least one loyal friend – even if it’s a dog. Thank that friend today and let them know that you want them by your side at your beheading.

BODY

Dwight Howard 1985

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

How does one go about achieving the Dwight Howard physique?

Oh, man, I don’t want to give my secrets away, but I do love to see people healthy. If you want a great body, the first thing you have to start doing is running. Getting up early, running, drinking a lot of water, and doing something that’s really going to push your body to the limit, like boxing. Or some type of crazy cardio, like spinning.

Then, your diet. People think it’s all about what you do in the gym, but it starts with your diet. Once you get your diet right, you can start doing more running and different types of cardio.

And push-ups! Lots of push-ups.

https://www.gq.com/story/dwight-howard-real-life-diet

*Get up early and run. Drink a lot of water. Do a boxing workout. And do lots of push-ups today.

SOUL

Sammy Davis Jr. 1925

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http://www.sammydavis-jr.com/

Davis led a controversial life. He converted to Judaism after his accident. He overcame addictions to drugs, gambling, and alcohol. He dated actress Kim Novak, and was the victim of racist threats when he married Swedish actress May Britt; that interracial relationship cost him billing at President John F. Kennedy’s inaugural ball in 1961 due to concerns about the political fallout from his appearance. While Davis was active in the civil rights movement, he broke with many in the African American community by openly supporting President Richard Nixon in his 1972 bid for reelection—most African Americans opposed him.

http://www.onlinenevada.org/articles/sammy-davis-jr

Davis’s marriage to the Swedish actress May Britt in 1960 shocked many Americans. At that time interracial marriage was forbidden by law in 31 states. Davis received virulent hate mail. One person wrote, “Dear Nigger Bastard, I see that Frank Sinatra is going to be the best man at your abortion.”

http://www.wnyc.org/story/192448-sammy-davis-jr/

*Listen to Sammy Davis Jr. songs today and use his story as an example of perseverance.

MONEY

Philip Rivers 1981

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This is how Rivers, a Charger since 2004, didn’t have to relocate even though his team did. In order to remain a San Diegan, Rivers invested in just about the most L.A. vehicle ever. Three days a week during the season he will make the commute from his San Diego home to the Chargers’ Costa Mesa facility. It’s a trek many know too well – and dread. Rivers will do it in a different, more efficient manner.

Essentially, his mode of transportation is a mobile man cave with the seats like those in a first class airplane set side-by-side in the back facing forward, plenty of room for a 6-foot-5 quarterback to fully recline while watching film on the 40-inch television screen separating the front seat and rear cabin. There is satellite TV, WiFi and a small refrigerator Rivers would rather you call a cooler.

For upwards of $200,000 (plus a driver’s salary), anyone can make the freeway melt away.

Still, we’re talking about a man who likes frills the way he likes interceptions. Rivers lives as about as modestly as one can when his career earnings are bumping up against $200 million.

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/columnists/kevin-acee/sd-sp-acee-philip-rivers-commute-suv-chargers-0905-story.html

*You may not like frills, and you may want to live modestly, but when it comes to being better at your job AND spending more time with your family, the sky is the limit.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jim Morrison 1943 listen to The Doors

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https://www.thedoors.com/

He was fascinated by the assassination of JFK.

If Jim wasn’t aware of it, he certainly would’ve found it interesting that the first job of his father, Admiral George S. Morrison, when he took command of the USS Bon Homme Richard on November 22, 1963 was to tell the crew that President Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas. “Kennedy’s death occupied a dark corner of the Morrison psyche, making frequent appearances in notebooks and later lyrics,” wrote the website Weirdland. “‘Dead president’s corpse in the driver’s car’ is one of the keystone images from both ‘Celebration of the Lizard’ and the song excerpted from this long poem, ‘Not to Touch the Earth.’”

https://www.rhino.com/article/5-things-you-may-not-have-known-about-jim-morrison

https://www.amazon.com/Doors-Val-Kilmer/dp/B003UN409Q

*Listen to The Doors today and/or watch the movie about Jim Morrison and The Doors.

FOOD

Kim Basinger 1953 – cherry jalapeno honey Mexican pork

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

Nine 1/2 Weeks put sexy food scenes on the map with this unforgettably enticing scene.

Mickey Rourke woos Kim Basinger using her taste-buds only, teasing her with everything he can find in the refrigerator, from sugar-sweet maraschino cherries to tongue-scorching jalapeños. But the honey he puts on her outstretched tongue is the icing on the sexual chocolate cake, and turns their sexy game into a real deal romp on the kitchen floor.

https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2011/09/the-10-sexiest-food-scenes-in-movies/9-and-a-half-weeks

https://www.amazon.com/9-1-Weeks-Mickey-Rourke/dp/B00004XMV6

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/201990/cherry-jalapeno-mexican-pork/

*Make this cherry jalapeno honey Mexican pork so you have cherries, jalapenos, and honey left in the fridge to use after watching 9 ½ Weeks.

SNUB – Nicki Minaj

Review –

  • Thank your most loyal friend
  • Run, lots of water, boxing, and push-ups
  • Persevere
  • Splurge so you can spend more time with family
  • Listen to The Doors
  • Make cherry jalapeno honey Mexican pork

December 7

Look for the * for today’s advice.

PEARL HARBOR DAY

MIND

Noam Chomsky 1928

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Pearl Harbor

Noam Chomsky

Excerpted from Chronicles of Dissent, 1992

QUESTION: Alexander Cockburn likes to tell the joke that the two greatest disasters that befell U.S. power in the twentieth century were the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and your birthday, both on December 7. About the Pearl Harbor attack: you have a kind of non-traditional view of the events leading up to that.

CHOMSKY: I wrote about it a long time ago, in the 1960s. What I think is not very far from what is actually in the scholarly literature. First of all, let’s be clear about what happened. It’s not quite the official picture. About an hour before Pearl Harbor, Japan attacked Malaya. That was a real invasion. The attack on Pearl Harbor was the colony, the military base on a colony of the United States. An act of aggression, but on the scale of atrocities, attacking the military base on the colony is not the highest rank. The big Japanese atrocities in fact had already taken place. There were plenty more to come, but the major ones, the invasion of China, the rape of Nanking, the atrocities in Manchuria, and so on, had passed. Throughout that whole period the U.S. wasn’t supportive, but it didn’t oppose them very much.

The big issue for the United States was: will they let us in on the exploitation of China or will they do it by themselves? Will they close it off? Will they create a closed co-prosperity sphere or an open region in which we will have free access? If the latter, the United States was not going to oppose the Japanese conquest.

https://chomsky.info/dissent03/

https://www.amazon.com/Chronicles-Dissent-Interviews-David-Barsamian/dp/0962883883

*Start reading Chronicles of Dissent by Noam Chomsky today. Chomsky feels the abuses, cruelty and hypocrisies of power more intensely than anyone.

https://chomsky.info/

BODY

Larry Bird 1956

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http://www.hoophall.com/hall-of-famers/larry-bird/

While most players waltzed into the locker room the required 90 minutes before game time, Bird has been on the floor by at least 6:00, more than two hours before tip-off. In the loneliness of Boston Garden, with only attendants and a few Celtics season ticket holders present, Bird shot more than 300 practice shots. “I really don’t count my shots,” Bird said. “I just shoot until I feel good.”

http://hoopthoughts.blogspot.com/2009/05/larry-bird-work-ethic.html

*Get a friend to rebound for you as you take more than 300 shots. Shoot until you feel good.

SOUL

Aaron Carter 1987

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

https://aaroncarter.com/

“Music will ALWAYS be what transcends all of us and myself.

“The studio has always been my safe haven.

“But the ultimate goal for me is to be satisfied.

http://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/08/11/aaron-carter-breaks-down-in-tears-at-first-gig-since-coming-out-as-bisexual/

*Go to your safe haven today for what should be your goal – to be satisfied.

MONEY

Yasiel Puig 1990

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

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig did not seem too disturbed by the home burglary that took place last week.

“I have too much f–king money in my life,” Puig told TMZ Sports. “I ain’t worried about that s–t. I have a f–king lot of money.”

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2742787-yasiel-puig-says-he-has-too-much-f-king-money-in-my-life-after-burglary

*I guess it would be nice to have this attitude after a robbery. Money is not the key to happiness and that’s why some people feel like they have too much of it. Maybe Yasiel should invest in home security and donate what he saves to charity.

ENTERTAINMENT

Sara Bareilles 1979

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http://www.sarabmusic.com/main/

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

https://www.nbc.com/jesus-christ-superstar

Sara Bareilles turned to pizza after she lost at the Emmy’s on Monday night.

The singer — who was nominated for best supporting actress in a limited series or movie for her role in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”

https://pagesix.com/2018/09/18/sara-bareilles-knows-how-to-deal-with-emmy-rejection/

*Listen to Sara Bareilles. If that doesn’t cheer you up, go get pizza.

FOOD

Terrell Owens 1973 – perfect popcorn

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https://terrellowens.com/

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

Owens also talked about his always controversial touchdown celebrations from his time in the league, and while he did not name a favorite outright, he implies that his “Get your popcorn ready” celebration while a member of the Cowboys holds a special place in his heart.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/perfect-popcorn-recipe-1917417

*Make this perfect popcorn to celebrate Hall of Famer Terrell Owens’ birthday.

SNUB – Johnny Bench

Review –

  • Start reading Chronicles of Dissent
  • Shoot 300 shots
  • Go to your safe haven
  • Invest in home security
  • Listen to Sara Bareilles
  • Make perfect popcorn

December 6

Look for the * for today’s advice.

GREEK FREAK DAY

MIND

Steven Wright 1955

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http://www.stevenwright.com/

A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

http://www.etni.org.il/farside/mindgames.htm

*Have a bad memory today. Clear your conscience and make all your other parts feel so good.

BODY

Giannis Antetokounmpo 1994

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https://twitter.com/giannis_an34?lang=en

Do you remember the first time you heard the ‘Greek Freak’ nickname?

I think my rookie year. I do not know who came up with it. But I think it’s kind of an awesome nickname. I like it.

Why?

First of all, Greek: I always represent my country. And freak: it’s an athlete who does freaky stuff on the court. That’s kind of what I do.

http://time.com/4953259/greek-freak-giannis-antetokounmpo-on-growing-up-undocumented-taking-on-lebron-and-gunning-for-mvp/

The best fitness tip I’ve received is to take care of your body before and after hard workouts. It’s important to stretch and address any injuries as soon as they happen.

http://fit.nba.com/qa-with-giannis-antetokounmpo/

*Here is your reminder to take care of your body by stretching before and after each workout, and address any injuries that you’ve been putting off.

SOUL

Ryan White 1971

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http://ryanwhite.com/

https://hab.hrsa.gov/about-ryan-white-hivaids-program/who-was-ryan-white

My son, Ryan White, died in 1990. Ryan, a hemophiliac, contracted a fatal illness from a type of blood product critical to people with hemophilia. But at the time no one realized that a new and deadly virus was then lurking in the nation’s blood supply.

In the morning Ryan told me something incredible. “Mom,” he said, matter-of-factly, “I saw Jesus last night.”

I didn’t know what to say.

“He told me that I had nothing to worry about,” Ryan continued. “He promised he would take care of me.”

“Ryan, what did Jesus look like?”

Ryan kind of smiled. “Well, he didn’t look anything like that picture I have hanging in my room.”

He never again mentioned the incident. But I thought of it often. I hoped it meant that God would work a miracle and cure Ryan. Is that what you mean, Lord, by taking care of him? Are you going to give us a miracle?

And then, suddenly, looking at Ryan’s angel, I knew that God had worked a miracle. He had taken care of Ryan. How else could Ryan have survived for nearly six years when the doctors had given him only six months? God chose Ryan, an average boy from an average town in Middle America, to do his work—to be an example in the face of ignorance and prejudice and fear, and to sow compassion in the heart of the nation.

https://www.guideposts.org/better-living/health-and-wellness/coping-with-illness/ryan-whites-miracle

*God will chose you to do his work. Are you listening?

MONEY

Johnny Manziel 1992

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https://twitter.com/jmanziel2

https://www.heisman.com/heisman-winners/johnny-manziel/

The Browns sold 3,000 season tickets shortly after picking Johnny Football. The team had been averaging about 40 season tickets a day before the draft. Cleveland fans were reacting to new information in the marketplace and voting with their wallets.

That is a powerful demonstration of the Efficient Market Hypothesis.

The Efficient Market Hypothesis states that markets are constantly pricing in all relevant information and therefore it is hard to beat the markets thru market timing, forecasting, or picking the right stock.

But rather than trying to outsmart all of the other market participants, investors can help capture market returns through broad-based and diverse portfolios. After all, capitalism works. Just ask Johnny Football.

http://www.hollowellfinancialgroup.com/blog/what-johnny-manziel-can-teach-us-about-investing

A basic, diversified portfolio might include several investment categories such as stocks, bond and cash. Your allocation to each of these broad categories should be based upon your investment goals, your tolerance for risk, and your time horizon for needing the use of the money. In short your asset allocation should be an outgrowth of your financial plan.

https://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/the-smarter-mutual-fund-investor/2013/05/31/heres-why-diversification-matters

*If you have a financial planner, take today to discuss broad-based and diverse portfolios as an outgrowth of your financial plan.

ENTERTAINMENT

Judd Apatow 1967

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

Pineapple Express(2008, producer)

Superbad(2007, producer)

Knocked Up(2007, writer, director, producer)

The 40-Year-Old Virgin(2005, writer, director, producer)

Bridesmaids(2011, producer)

http://www.vulture.com/2015/07/every-apatow-movie-ranked-from-worst-to-best.html

*I’m sure that all of these movies have been recommended at some point throughout this year. On Judd Apatow’s birthday watch at least one of his top 5 movies again.

FOOD

Irv Robbins 1917 – Honey Almond Greek Frozen Yogurt

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“He was famous for saying, and we quote him often, ‘We don’t just sell ice cream; we sell fun,'” said Mitchell.

https://www.investors.com/news/management/leaders-and-success/irv-robbins-built-ice-cream-flavor-empire/

https://www.baskinrobbins.com/content/baskinrobbins/en.html

The job at a Baskin-Robbins in Honolulu “wasn’t exactly glamorous, but it taught me some valuable lessons,” Obama wrote. “Responsibility. Hard work. Balancing a job with friends, family and school.”

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2016/02/25/what-president-barack-obama-learned-in-his-first-job-at-baskin-robbins

Honey Almond Greek Frozen Yogurt is the fourth Greek frozen yogurt variety that Baskin-Robbins has offered. Past flavors include Super Yumberry Greek Frozen Yogurt, Greek Sunset Greek Frozen Yogurt, and Berry Fruitful Greek Frozen Yogurt.

https://news.baskinrobbins.com/blog/blog_custom-20180709

*Go to your local Baskin Robbins and get some Greek yogurt, combining the birthdays of Irv Robbins and the Greek Freak – Giannis Antetokounmpo.

SNUB – Sarah Rafferty

Review –

  • Clear your conscience
  • Stretch before and after your workout
  • God will chose you to do his work
  • Use broad-based and diverse portfolios as an outgrowth of your financial plan
  • Watch a Judd Apatow film
  • Eat honey almond Greek frozen yogurt

December 5

Look for the * for today’s advice.

O.K. DAY

MIND

Martin Van Buren 1782

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/martin-van-buren/

https://famousinreal.life/products/van-buren-boys-men-unisex-t-shirt

OK is an idiom that took the world by storm when it came out of the 1840 reelection campaign of President Martin Van Buren. Born in Kinderhook, N.Y., Van Buren carried the nickname “Old Kinderhook.” Supporters used the shortened “OK” in rallies, and it took off from there.

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5170008

A killer innovation for its time, Van Buren introduced the whole town to the concept of the indoor toilet (most were accustomed to bearing the cold in an outhouse) and, according to Dawn Olson of the National Park Service, to the “novel idea to have running water and indoor plumbing in the 1850s.”

http://mentalfloss.com/article/31798/martin-van-buren-had-really-nice-toilet

*Any time you hear someone say “ok” today, tell them that it’s Martin Van Buren’s birthday and explain how “ok” came to be. You can also impress this poor person with your vast knowledge of Van Buren’s indoor toilet.

BODY

George Armstrong Custer 1839

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https://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/george-armstrong-custer

He organized buffalo hunts to break the monotony of his month-long stay at Fort Hays in 1867. Custer must have also suffered from boredom during his later visits because he supposedly had a Fort Hays blacksmith forge this dumbbell.

https://www.kshs.org/kansapedia/cool-things-custer-s-dumbbell/10153

https://www.mensjournal.com/health-fitness/15-minute-dumbbell-workout/

*I doubt that you can organize a buffalo hunt, so do this dumbbell workout instead.

SOUL

Andrew Yeom Soo-jung 1943

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A South Korean cardinal has prayed for reunification with the North so that, “through trust and reconciliation, may we become one big family again”.

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2014/12/21/south-korean-cardinal-prays-for-reconciliation-with-north/

*Today is the day to reunite with someone. A friend or family member that you’ve had a falling out with. You be the one to reach out to them. If North and South Korea can make an effort, so can you.

MONEY

Walt Disney 1901

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https://www.thewaltdisneycompany.com/

Be Proud of Your Money

In 2013, Forbes ranked Scrooge McDuck as the richest fictional character with a net worth of $65.4 billion (which is open to interpretation).

A gleeful smile is on Scrooge McDuck’s face when he dives into his legendary money pit. The lesson here is to learn that you can enjoy your money and not feel bad about possessing it.

Money doesn’t have to make you feel dirty and doesn’t need to be viewed as the root of all evil. Money is earned through hard work – be it your own or your family’s. See it as something to be proud of versus as an evil tool. As Walt Disney said:

“Some people forget that you can still do good work even though you work with dollar bills.”

http://wellroundedsuccess.com/2017/10/11/five_disney_money_lessons/

*You’ve worked hard all year on your financial goals. Be proud of it. You can do good work with it.

ENTERTAINMENT

Little Richard 1932

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Little Richard exploded the Fifties music scene with his thunderous piano and electrifying stage presence, setting the tone for the future of rock and roll. His unrestrained performances and visceral rhythms were unlike anything audiences had ever seen.

https://www.rockhall.com/inductees/little-richard

https://open.spotify.com/artist/4xls23Ye9WR9yy3yYMpAMm

*Listen to the man who some credit as the creator of Rock n’ Roll.

FOOD

Margaret Cho 1968 – beer can chicken

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http://margaretcho.com/

What do you love to cook most, and how do you prepare it?
I think the most beautiful, simple, poetic thing to make is a roasted whole chicken. Just rub the thing with cut lemons and good oil AND butter, stuff the cavity with the same lemons, stick in a hot oven – make sure to cover the top of chicken loosely with foil for the first 30 min so it doesn’t burn. It’s easy and really delicious and satisfying. Selene Luna puts a half empty beer can inside the chicken too! That’s a fantastic trick! It flavors and moistens the meat as well as cooking it faster from the inside!

http://www.foodrepublic.com/2011/04/01/talking-with-margaret-cho/

https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/beer-can-chicken-recipe-1939861

*Enjoy making this beer can chicken while listening to Little Richard. Enjoy eating it while watching a Disney movie of your choice.

Get some Tutti Fruiti ice cream for dessert.

Little Richard did not invent the name “Tutti Frutti“; it was a popular flavor of ice cream. The phrase is Italian for “All Fruits,” and the ice cream had little bits of candied fruit mixed in.

SNUB – Paula Patton

Review –

  • Impress people with your knowledge of Martin Van Buren
  • Dumbbell workout
  • Reunite with someone
  • Be proud of your money
  • Listen to Little Richard
  • Make beer can chicken

December 4

Look to the * for today’s advice.

EMBRACE THRIFTINESS DAY

MIND

Jeff Bridges 1949

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http://www.jeffbridges.com/

While Bridges continues to step into powerful acting roles, he has also taken on the role of activist and dedicates his time, celebrity and resources to ending hunger around the world.

http://scienceofmind.com/jeff-bridges-a-candid-conversation/

https://www.nokidhungry.org/ways-you-can-help

https://www.amazon.com/Big-Lebowski-Widescreen-Collectors/dp/B000A7DVR2

*Check out Jeff Bridges’ website. It really is unique and inspiring. Think of donating to his favorite charity, nokidhungry.org and then watch him in The Big Lebowski to reward yourself.

BODY

Marisa Tomei 1964

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Detox Your Day

Whether she’s on location for a new film or at home in Los Angeles, Marisa begins every day with the same ritual: drinking a cup of hot water with lemon. “I never got into coffee,” she says. “It may take me a little longer to get going than other people, but this just feels really cleansing in the morning.” She follows that with a boiled egg drizzled with a little olive oil or some fresh berries and granola with whole-milk yogurt. “I find that protein wakes up my brain and gets me ready for the rest of my day,” she says. To maintain that “get up and go,” Marisa keeps high protein snacks on hand. “I’m a person who has to eat!” she says. “I graze every few hours.”

http://www.shape.com/celebrities/interviews/marisa-tomeis-pleasure-principles

https://www.amazon.com/Wrestler-Mickey-Rourke/dp/B001TOD92C

*Start today by drinking a cup of hot water with lemon. And then graze every few hours with high protein snacks. Then watch The Wrestler to reward yourself.

SOUL

Nick Vujicic 1982

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No matter what you’ve done, no matter how bad you’ve blown it, God stands ready to accept and forgive you. He is waiting for you and His door is wide open.

http://www.lifewithoutlimbs.org/

*It’s been a long year. It’s nice to know that God is willing to forgive your sins for an entire year.

MONEY

Tyra Banks 1973

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

Embrace Thriftiness

Banks enjoys leading a thrifty life. In fact, she’s admitted to taking hotel shampoo and soap from her room whenever she travels, despite being able to buy an entire shampoo company.

https://www.gobankingrates.com/saving-money/5-lessons-americas-next-top-model-host-tyra-banks/

https://zenhabits.net/the-cheapskate-guide-50-tips-for-frugal-living/

*Embrace thriftiness today. Actually see how cheap you can be. Check out the zen habits for 50 tips for frugal living.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jay Z 1969

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http://lifeandtimes.com/

https://rocnation.com/jay-z/

The Importance of the Invisible: Compassion

When speaking of raising his children, Jay-Z says, “The most important thing I think out of all this is to teach compassion and to identify with everyone’s struggle and to know these people made these sacrifices for us to be where we are and to push that forward — for us. I believe that’s the most important thing to show them, because they don’t have to know things that I knew growing up. Like being tough.”

http://www.organicauthority.com/5-life-lessons-from-jay-zs-new-york-times-interview/

*“Best rapper alive.” – listen to Jay Z all day today.

FOOD

Dennis Wilson 1944 – crock pot Beach Boys roast hoagies

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http://www.auntbeesrecipes.com/2015/05/crock-pot-beach-boys-roast-hoagies.html

https://www.thebeachboys.com/

*Listen to the Beach Boys while making their crock pot roast hoagies, then enjoy said hoagies while watching The Big Lebowski.

Wash it down with a Big Lebowski White Russian

https://www.thekitchn.com/the-celluloid-p-16-8755

SNUB – Francisco Franco

Review –

  • Check out “The Dude’s” website
  • Detox your day
  • God will forgive your sins for this entire year
  • Embrace thriftiness
  • Listen to Jay Z
  • Make pot roast hoagies

December 3

Look to the * for today’s advice.

MY GIRL DAY

MIND

Anna Chlumsky 1980

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

Only Hang Out with Those Who Are Intellectually Stimulating

http://www.zimbio.com/14+Lessons+We+Learned+from+’My+Girl’/articles/Gk_S28qKYZP/Only+Hang+Out+Those+Intellectually+Stimulating

https://www.amazon.com/My-Girl-Anna-Chlumsky/dp/0800177991

*Try doing this today. It’s easier said than done. See if doing this makes your day better and then try to make it a habit if it does. Watch My Girl for motivation.

BODY

Amanda Seyfried 1985

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https://twitter.com/amandaseyfried

On Pasternak’s 5-Factor Diet, Seyfried eats five times a day: breakfast, a snack, lunch, a snack and dinner.  A snack is half the size of a meal. Every time she eats, there are five factors: a low-fat protein, a healthy carbohydrate, a fiber, healthy fats (or the absence of unhealthy fats) and a sugar-free beverage.

http://www.shape.com/celebrities/celebrity-workouts/how-amanda-seyfried-got-shape-time

*This is your diet for the day. The Pillsbury pesto crescent chicken ring is cheating a little bit for dinner, but stick to this 5-factor diet the rest of the day.

SOUL

Benny Hinn 1952

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To experience a deeper dimension of God’s presence, your soul must hunger and thirst for God in the same way a deer pants for the safety and sustenance of water.

http://www.bennyhinn.org/tag/soul/

*With just a month left, hopefully you have formed a deeper relationship with God or at least a deeper understanding of spirituality and your soul.

MONEY

Ozzy Osbourne 1948

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https://www.ozzy.com/

“The guys at Metal Casino told me that their brand was all about being true, relevant and dedicated to the customer and that really resonated with me,” he said. “To me, that translated as keeping it real, keeping it original, and doing it all for your fans, and that’s all I’ve been trying to do my whole life.”

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171114006265/en/Rock-God-Ozzy-Osbourne-Joins-MetalCasino.com-Brand

*With just a month to go, hopefully your business plan is in place and following Ozzy’s lead would be wise. Keep it real. Keep it original. Do it for your fans.

ENTERTAINMENT

Julianne Moore 1960 – watch Still Alice

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

Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell reminded us “You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone.” For those suffering with conditions like Alzheimer’s Disease (not to mention those burdened with the sadness of witnessing their loved ones going through it), we’d be wise to heed those words, especially when it comes to our awareness of living in the moment. The present is a time that will not come again, so we should make the most of it while we have the chance – and the wherewithal to shape it to our liking.

http://vividlife.me/ultimate/48400/still-alice-urges-us-to-live-in-the-moment/

https://www.amazon.com/Still-Alice-Julianne-Moore/dp/B00XJDYITO

*Watch Julianne Moore win an Oscar in Still Alice

BONUS – watch Chloe

Two of our birthday girls share more than a birthday. Amanda Seyfried and Julianne Moore star in the movie Chloe and share some pretty steamy scenes together. Watch this one late at night, after the kids have gone to bed.

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FOOD

Charles Pillsbury 1842 – pesto crescent chicken ring

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http://www.pillsbury.com/recipes

https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/pesto-chicken-crescent-ring/acc81360-6989-4728-9328-51e2467cb0a4

*This Pillsbury  pesto crescent chicken ring should be your 5th and last meal today. Enjoy it while watching one of the suggested Julianne Moore movies.

SNUB – Brendan Fraser

Review –

  • Only hang out with those who are intellectually stimulating
  • 5-factor diet
  • Your soul must hunger for God
  • Keep it real. Keep it original. Do it for your fans
  • Watch Still Alice
  • Make a Pillsbury pesto crescent chicken ring