November 23



Franklin Pierce 1804

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  • one o’clock, a glass of brandy and water and a pint of champagne
  • 5:00 drank more brandy and water
  • 7:30 supped at Parker’s on broiled oysters, beefsteak
  • 9:00 Theatre, and saw Fanny Kemble and her daughter in a private box by mistake
  • 11:00 returned to Parker’s and drank some very old brandy in his private room
  • 12:00 Parker’s for raw oysters and a bottle of Stein Wine
  • 1:00 to the General’s room, drank two pint bottles of champagne
  • 3:00 took a stroll about Fruit Street
  • 4 o’clock repaired

*From 1pm to 4am, live like a former president today.


Kelly Brook 1979

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“My two killer fitness secrets are exercises that Tamayah and I have special names for … the Brook Bum Buster and the Beverly Hills Power Walk!”

‘The Brook Bum Buster is killer but really does the trick and the Beverly Hills Power Walk is basically walking really fast on an uphill gradient on the treadmill – which is brilliant for your thighs and bum! It reminds me of when I lived in LA and I used to see everyone powerwalking around in their sun visors, which is why its our Beverly Hills Power Walk!’

*Do this “Kelly Brook Beverly Hills” power walk today.


Robin Roberts 1960

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Twice she faced life-threatening illnesses. Through it all, she honored her friends and supporters by choosing to make “her mess her message,” something her mother said often. She opened her heart and soul, lifted the veil, and shared her struggle with the worldhoping to inspire and encourage those in need.

“When fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Have faith that if you’re diagnosed with cancer or if someone you love is diagnosed, there are oncology nurses, doctors, clergy and a battalion of other people who will be there and want to help you get through it.”

*Don’t be afraid to make your mess your message. When fear knocks, let faith answer the door. Beautifully said by Robin Roberts.


Snooki 1987

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“I love having my own brand and my own business. I like keeping busy. If I’m not doing anything, I feel like I’m wasting my time. I definitely don’t want to stop, ever. I’ll work until I stop breathing.”

*Find a job or run a business that you love so much that you want to work until you stop breathing. I can’t believe I’m telling you to be like Snooki.


Miley Cyrus 1992

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“I think it got harder when I started touring as both—I toured as Hannah Montana and as myself.”

“I think that’s probably what’s a little bit wrong with me now! I mark that up to doing some extreme damage in my psyche as an adult person.”

*Listen to her as Miley Cyrus, Hannah Montana, or a little bit of both. It’s good for your psyche.


John Schnatter 1961

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Rather than buying or inheriting a business, he really did build the company from modest origins. He set up some used kitchen equipment in a converted broom closet and within months had his own booming pizza business, which eventually grew into a multibillion-dollar company.

*Order Papa John’s pizza for lunch – before you live like Franklin Pierce. Solidify your multi-billion-dollar company while eating it.

BONUS: Rick Bayless 1953

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Salsa Verde Pizza with Goat Cheese and Bacon

Pizza de Salsa Verde, Queso de Cabra y Tocino
*If you want to make your own pizza, try the other birthday boy’s recipe.

“Wrecking Ball”

It’s cantaloupe sweetness is cut with the smoky bite of Mezcal and a spicy sprinkle of pepper flakes.

Make sure you garnish with a melon (wrecking) ball.

*Wash down your pizza with a Wrecking Ball.

SNUB – Asafa Powell 1982

Review –

  • Live like Franklin Pierce for one day
  • Power walk
  • Make your mess your message
  • Run a business that you want to run until your last breath
  • Listen to Miley Cyrus
  • Eat Papa John’s pizza

November 22



Jamie Lee Curtis 1958

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“I shed people, I shed clothing, I shed possessions, I shed ideas. The biggest thing I’ve shed is my own limitations and perception of who I am.”

*Take today to shed one person, one article of clothing, one possession, and one idea. This will help you shed your own limitations and the perception you have of yourself. 


JuJu Smith-Schuster 1996

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When Smith-Schuster had his bike stolen he was forced to walk to practice for a day.

*Either walk or bike to work today. Play football with friends. Go Steelers!


Billie Jean King 1943

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Her “job” was to advance equality.  Tennis was just the way to go about her job.

*What is your “why”? Is your job your primary or a way to make money to advance your “why”?


Donny Deutsch 1957

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“The main money lesson is that it isn’t about money. Money is not going to make you happy. It can solve certain problems, and make things more comfortable, but always plan for a rainy day. Always make sure you are living like the trees aren’t going to always go to the sky.”

*Another reminder that money won’t make you happy, but save it for a rainy day.


Mark Ruffalo 1967

Scarlett Johansson 1984 – watch The Avengers

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*Watch these two share a birthday and several scenes together in as many of The Angers movies as you can.


Hailey Baldwin (Bieber) 1996

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“A cheat day for me, the first thing that I crave, I’ll eat. That’s my rule. So if I wake up and I want pancakes, I’m gonna eat pancakes. If I want a cheeseburger for lunch or for dinner, I’m gonna eat it. If I want fries, I’m gonna eat the fries.”

*As you mourn the death of JFK, use today as a cheat day. Eat whatever you crave.

SNUB – Rodney Dangerfield 1921

Review –

  • Shed your own limitations
  • Ride your bike to work
  • What is your “WHY”?
  • Save money for a rainy day
  • Watch The Avengers
  • Cheat Day

November 21



Ken Griffey Jr. 1969

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“You lose, you smile, and you come back the next day. You win, you smile, you come back the next day.”

*Remember this quote throughout the day. Revisit it before going to bed tonight.


Troy Aikman 1966

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D Magazine: If you’ve got only 20 minutes to work out, what’s your routine?
Troy Aikman:
 Treadmill or Stairmill

What’s your typical daily workout routine?
An hour of weightlifting and 45 minutes of cardio (either Flywheel or a run on the Katy Trail.)

What’s your usual breakfast?
Oatmeal, banana, egg white pancakes.

*If you only have 20 minutes hit the treadmill or stair master. If you have more time, lift weights for an hour and 45 minutes running on a local trail. And you’ve got a breakfast idea to start your day.


Stan Musial 1920

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Thousands of friends filed through the Cathedral Basilica in St. Louis during Musial’s six-hour public visitation.  Hundreds filled the Basilica for the two-hour funeral Mass, while many stood outside.  All came to honor an exceptional human being and to pray for the repose of his soul.

This is what “repose of the soul” means in a Catholic context: that the soul has gone to heaven to be with God for all eternity.

*You want to be honored as an exceptional human being and experience the final reward as a faithful follower. You’re living your life so that your soul can go to heaven to be with God for eternity.


Harold Ramis 1944 – watch Stripes

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“Harold was clearly the most successful comedy writer-director of all time,” said Tim Kazurinsky, who followed Ramis at Second City and later became his friend.

“The number of films that he has made that were successful, that were blockbusters, nobody comes close. Even in light in of that, he was more successful as a human being.”

*Strive to be the best at your profession. Strive to be better as a human being. 


Goldie Hawn 1945 – watch Cactus Flower

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*Watch Goldie Hawn win an Oscar in Cactus Flower. Watch it with your daughter.


Michael Strahan 1971 – bulgogi beef

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Super Bowl champion, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Emmy winner, broadcast anchor and analyst, author, producer, entrepreneur, and level-10 optimist – Michael Strahan

*Be a level-10 optimist today and enjoy Michael Strahan’s bulgogi beef. Don’t get any stuck in your teeth. Check out his website – it’s 365DOLF ish.

SNUB – Brie and Nikki Bella 1983

Review –

  • Win or lose, tomorrow is a new day
  • Treadmill or stair-mill
  • Live your life so your soul can go to Heaven
  • Be the best at your job – be a better human being
  • Watch Cactus Flower
  • Make Michael Strahan Bulgogi Beef

November 20

BE A “10” DAY


Robert F. Kennedy 1925

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Robert F. Kennedy was a true humanitarian and not at all like most politicians. He was moved by things he had witnessed and sought to make a difference. He also asked others who were privileged to do the same.

*Don’t be like most of the people in your profession. Be better than them. Be profoundly moved by things and seek to make a difference. Ask others like you to do the same.


Bo Derek 1956

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“I realize how artificial it is, beauty,”

“I realize that it doesn’t last forever, that’s for damn sure.”

“Aging is really hard,”

“Man, when it starts really happening to you, it’s opposite of what you imagine. It’s all the worst parts. And it’s tough. Bette Davis was right; it’s not for sissies, it really isn’t!”

Despite being known for her Perfect 10 bikini body, Bo Derek shuns regular workouts for open-water, horseback riding and caring for her 110-acre ranch in Santa Ynez, California

*Swim in open water, horseback ride, or simply take care of your house (inside and out) today.


Joe Biden 1942

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Biden spoke about his deep faith and religion, and how it has helped him through the loss of his son.

He also shared his deep sense of spirituality, and how it keeps him positive, attributing part of his to his wife, Jill. who leaves inspirational notes for him, including a quote from philosopher Kierkegaard that read, “Faith sees best in the dark.”

*Let your faith, religion, and/or spirituality help you through any dark times today. Leave an inspirational note for a loved one.


Carlos Boozer  1981

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“I had schools telling me that if you come to my school you’ll start right away, we’ll give you a Jeep Cherokee, we’ll give you $1,000 a month, you don’t have to go to class, you just gotta come play ball for us. And that turned me off because I wasn’t used to getting handouts. I was used to working for everything I ever got.”

*Don’t take a handout, because then they own you. Work for everything you want.


Mike D 1965 – listen to The Beastie Boys

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“I’m interested in trying to do things that I feel like I have no business doing. Because that was part of what we did as a band. We weren’t afraid to try shit.”

*You might not have any business listening to The Beastie Boys and that is why you must.


Dierks Bentley  1975 – big steak salad

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Eating like Dierks Bentley does when he’s touring:

1: Skip the big breakfast and lunch and eat most of your calories after 5:30 p.m.

2: Make that big evening meal a giant, fully loaded salad, and go nuts on the protein.

3: Top that off, around 8:30 p.m., with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — and  “a lot of alcohol to lock in the energy boost,”

*Eat like Country superstar Dierks Bentley today – make your first meal a huge steak salad at 5:30. Eat a PB&J at 8:30 and finish the day with lots of alcohol.

SNUB – Future 1983

Review –

  • Be better than your coworkers
  • Swim, ride on horseback, and/or clean the house
  • Let your faith, religion, and/or spirituality help you through any dark times
  • Work for what you want
  • Listen to The Beastie Boys
  • Eat like Dierks Bentley

November 19



James Garfield 1831

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Garfield defeated the most powerful and most corrupt man in the country, Senator Roscoe Conkling, by sticking to his own ideals and believing in himself.

What makes him very rare was that he was his own man. He didn’t hunger for the presidency. He didn’t have presidential fever.

He found himself thrust into this role, and never had to compromise his own values and ideals along the way. He was his own man as president.

*Stick to your own ideals and believe in yourself. Be your own man and don’t compromise your own values and ideals – this makes you a powerful man. 


Jodie Foster 1962

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“I treat my body like it’s my job.”

“So I spend the day in the gym doing karate, yoga, weight lifting and then I go home and cook an organic meal.”

*Treat your body like it’s your job today. Take another karate class. Practice yoga. Lift weights. Go home and cook this organic meal.

CROSSOVER: FOOD – scallops with cherry tarragon sauce


Billy Sunday 1862

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Sunday turned down a $400 per month baseball salary for a $84 per month ministry position. Baseball teams later offered $500/month and even $2000/month, but Sunday remained committed to his ministry for God. Later in life he was offered $1,000,000 to be in the movies, but again declined in order to continue the evangelistic ministry God had called him to.

*Don’t ignore what God has called you to do.


Ted Turner 1938 – net worth $2.12 billion

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Ted Turner’s Advice

Action Item #1: Decide You’ll Be a Success

Action Item #2: Never Quit

Action Item #3: Work Hard

*Hopefully you have already decided that you’ll be a success. If not, today’s the day. All it takes after that is to work hard and never quit.


Jack Welch 1935 – net worth $750 million – “Control your own destiny or someone else will.”

Calvin Klein 1942 – net worth $700 million – “I don’t dwell on success. Maybe that’s one reason I’m successful.”

Jack Dorsey 1978 – net worth $4.85 billion – “Expect the unexpected. And whenever possible, be the unexpected.”


Adam Driver 1983 – watch Star Wars VII – The Force Awakens

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*We are getting close to the end of the year. I think I have suggested every Star Wars movie by now.


Every morning Driver would have six eggs, then run 5 miles to the school from his home in Queens. He would eat a whole chicken for lunch and do 1,000 push-ups.


Meg Ryan 1961 – Katz deli turkey sandwich (It’s what she’s having)

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The sandwich came with Russian dressing and slaw, but since Sally’s “picky… she wants everything separate or on the side.”

“If she only ordered the pastrami sandwich she wouldn’t have been faking it,”

They have a sign over the exact spot that states “hope you are having what she had!”

“We do have reports of women who have experienced orgasm from eating,”

“In a recent study, we have reports of people who have experienced orgasm from eating chocolate, tiramisu, tres leches cake, a tuna sandwich, and a ripe cherry tomato.”

*Really enjoy this turkey sandwich for lunch. You can have the organic scallops for dinner and 6 eggs for breakfast. For dessert have some chocolate, tiramisu, and tres leches cake.

SNUB – Rocco DiSpirito 1966

Review –

  • Stick to your ideals and believe in yourself
  • Treat your body like its your job
  • Don’t ignore what God has called you to do
  • Decide that you’ll be a success
  • Watch Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Eat a Katz Deli turkey sandwich

November 18



Alan Shepard 1923

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“I think first of all you have to be there for the right reason. You have to be there not for fame and glory and recognition and being a page in a history book, but you have to be there because you believe your talent and ability can be applied effectively.”

*Apply your talent and ability effectively today. 


Tirumalai Krishnamacharya 1888

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Yamaniyamadi Samadhi yukta – the practice of all the eight limbs must be undertaken with mental restraint (vritti nirodha). All the nuances of the practice should be learned from a right guru.

The Yoga for You

Find the right yoga poses for you. Discover step-by-step pose instruction, expert advice from top teachers, and asanas curated for your needs—all to enhance your practice.

BONUS: Chloe Sevigny 1974

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“I’ve just started doing yoga three times a week.”

“I feel strong and limber, and my sex life is through the roof.”

*Find the right poses for your needs and practice them today. Go to your nearest yoga studio for help and further training. Do it for your sex life!


Nate Parker 1979

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“I feel like we see that a lot in 2016 ― more often now than I ever could’ve imagined. I ask myself: ‘If Christ was here, how would he react to the misuse and misrepresentation of his name and his actions.'”

“’How might we be more effective in holding ourselves as Christians accountable to his actual word?’ I, for one, believe that partisanship should have nothing to do with the actions of Christ. You’re either Christlike, or you’re not.”


*Watch Nate Parker in The Birth of a Nation (2016). Afterwards, ask yourself if you are Christlike or not.


Johnny Mercer 1909

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Under Johnny’s leadership, Capitol was uncompromisingly dedicated to musical excellence, a policy that reflected Mercer’s approach to all his work.

*Be uncompromisingly dedicated to the excellence of your work, Watch Mercer win an Oscar for ‘Moon River’ in Breakfast at Tiffany’s for motivation.


Owen Wilson 1968 – watch Midnight in Paris

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Some prefer to be nostalgic about a romanticized past rather than accepting the messy present and uncertain future.

*You may have watched Wedding Crashers again yesterday for Rachel McAdams’ birthday – make time for Wilson and McAdams again, in Midnight in Paris today.


David Ortiz 1975 – Big Papi Burger

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Ortiz emotionally recalled details of the night he was shot.

“I almost died, man,”

“I was in a coma. People were criticizing me as if I deserved to be killed.”

6-ounce beef patty with red and green peppers, crispy red onions, Big Papi’s Kitchen brand salsa and chirri sauce

*If you don’t live close enough to a Wahlburgers, try to create your own Big Papi burger. 

SNUB – Len Bias 1963

Review –

  • Apply your talent and ability
  • Yoga
  • Watch The Birth of a Nation
  • Be uncompromisingly dedicated to the excellence of your work
  • Watch Midnight in Paris
  • Eat a Big Papi burger

November 17



Danny Devito 1944

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“Because I wasn’t so average. Early on, when I’d go in for a part, people would go, ‘Oh’. [Interested stare.] Later, when they rewind that meeting, it would be, ‘We’ve seen 20 actors for the role of the servant in The Merry Wives of Windsor, but wait a minute, we’ve done this already with this guy, so let’s try this Danny guy.’ I got two Shakespeare parts like that.”

*What makes you not so average? Use that today to your advantage. Be proud of who you are and use your uniqueness today. Watch Danny DeVito almost win an Oscar in Erin Brockovich or in his TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia for motivation.


Rachel McAdams 1978 – boxing

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“I practiced. I wasn’t fighting. I definitely wasn’t fighting. I just tried to pick it up. Nowhere near the extent that Jake did. It was an excuse to sweat and get in shape. It’s a total head to toe workout. You do one three-minute round and you’re toast.”

*Use boxing as an excuse to sweat and get in shape today. Watch McAdams in the movie Southpaw for motivation.


Minkah Fitzpatrick 1996

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“It was a tough time in my family’s life, but the only way we got through it was by sticking together as a unit, doing everything together, making decisions together and making sure everybody was all right,”

“And then of course, at the foundation of all of that, was our faith. Our faith in Christ kept us all rooted in the right things, kept our minds and our hearts in the right place.”

*Rely on your family and your faith to keep your mind and heart in the right place today. Go Steelers!


Dr. Heavenly 1970

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“Education, preparedness and an equally ambitious and supportive partner have been the key to having it all.”

*If your not happy with your education, preparedness, and/or partner – take today to see how you can improve upon all three so you can have it all. Use today to go to the dentist – make the appointment for 2:30.


Martin Scorsese 1942 – watch The Departed

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Scorsese, has won only one Academy Award in his six-decade career — for directing “The Departed.”

*Watch Martin Scorsese direct an all-star cast and win his only Oscar in The Departed.


Leslie Bibb 1974 – Shake and Bake unfried chicken with a Bibb salad

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Bibb played Ricky Bobby’s (Will Ferrell) wife, Carley, who left him for Cal Naughton Jr. (John C. Reilly).

*Enjoy this Shake and Bake chicken and Blooming Bibb lettuce salad while watching Talladega Nights.

SNUB(S) – Rock Hudson 1925 and RuPaul 1960

Review –

  • Use what makes you unique
  • Boxing
  • Rely on your family and faith
  • Look to improve your education, preparedness, and partner
  • Watch The Departed
  • Make Shake and Bake chicken and a Leslie Bibb Salad

November 16



Tiberius 42 BC

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Tiberius was fascinated by Greek art and culture, deeply immersed in philosophy and literature. So there’s more to him than the monstrous figure.

*Make it so “there is more to you”, than your critics think. Be fascinated with art and culture. Immerse yourself in philosophy and literature. (for example)


Maggie Gyllenhaal 1977

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“Always Eat, Stay Organized, Find a Workout You Love.”

*Plan out all 5 of your meals today and do the workout that you’ve enjoyed the most over these last 10 months. Watch Maggie almost win an Oscar in Crazy Heart for motivation.


Mirza Nazir Ahmad 1909

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‘Love for All, Hatred for None’

*This simple message, from the one time head of the Muslim community, is your mantra for today.


Shigeru Miyamoto 1952

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The father of Donkey Kong, Mario, and Zelda — Miyamoto still approaches his work like a humble craftsman.

*Treat your work like a humble craftsman today. And in your free time, play classic video games like Donkey Kong.


Burgess Meredith 1907 – watch Rocky

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Rocky can finally rise to the top through the guidance of Mickey.

*Watch Rocky through Rocky 3 to learn from the best motivator in the business – Mickey – “You’re gonna eat thunder and crap lightning!”


Amare Stoudamire 1982 – fish tacos

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Mini Fish Tacos with Cilantro Crème Fraiche

#CookingWithAmare: Fish Tacos

*Make these fish tacos and you will be standing tall and talented.

SNUB – Dwight Gooden 1964

Review –

  • Make it so “there is more to you”
  • Meal plan
  • “Love for all, hatred for none”
  • Treat your work like a humble craftsman
  • Watch Rocky
  • Fish tacos

November 15



Georgia O’Keeffe 1887

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O’Keeffe created paintings that evoked a sense of the spectacular places she visited, including the mountain peaks of Peru and Japan’s Mount Fuji.

Paris – #1 in World’s Best Places to Visit

The City of Light draws visitors from around the globe to see iconic attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre Dame in real life.

*Make plans today to travel internationally. Get out and see the world.


Karl-Anthony Towns 1995

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Towns focuses on movement quality, not quantity

“People in high school get hung up on lifting heavy weights and all this stuff,”

“Don’t do that. Make sure you do your exercises with purpose and great technique.”

*Lift lighter weights today with purpose and great technique. Play some hoops and dominate inside and out.


Shailene Woodley 1991

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“My religion is the Earth, man. I believe in trees.”

The Shailene Woodley Foundation strives to empower, encourage and train people of all ages, backgrounds to choose activism as a lifestyle.

All It Takes was founded in 2010 by Lori and Shailene as a global call to action.

*Have a religion. The Earth as a religion is fine. It’s OK to be more spiritual than religious. Activism as a lifestyle is a noble endeavor and happiness comes from participating in ways that you are passionate about.


Jimmy Choo 1948

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“Identify your spending style. Tackle your spending triggers.”

Understand Your Spending Triggers

In many cases, knowing how to stop spending money has to do with identifying the emotional and psychological triggers that cause us to spend. So the next time you head out the door, keep these in mind:

Time of Day

Shop during times when you have more energy and feel less stressed.


Take away the temptation by steering clear of spending environments.


Avoid shopping during moods that will cause you to impulse buy.

Peer Pressure

Don’t be scared to let your friends know that you’re trying to spend less.


Don’t let your lifestyle become bigger than your budget

*Eliminate your spending triggers. Don’t buy those Jimmy Choo shoes


Sam Waterston 1940 – Watch The Killing Fields

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“I mean, the truth is that at any time in this business you could fall off the edge of the world.”

The Killing Fields is a career-defining triumph for director Roland Joffé and a masterpiece of American cinema.

*Watch Sam Waterston almost win an Oscar in The Killing Fields.


Beverly D’Angelo 1951 – wet sandwiches

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Rusty Griswold:
Mom, my sandwich is all wet.

Ellen Griswold:
They’re all wet… Oh God!… The dog wet on the picnic basket.

*Dance with this sandwich. Kiss this sandwich. Then enjoy your wet sandwich.

SNUB – Ol’ Dirty Bastard 1968

Review –

  • Make plans to travel internationally
  • Lift lighter weights
  • Activism could be your religion
  • Identify your spending trigger
  • Watch The Killing Fields
  • Make wet sandwiches

November 14



Charles, Prince of Wales 1948

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Prince Charles will break with the Queen’s habit of discretion when he becomes King and continue to speak out on issues close to his heart.

*What is something that your family has always done, so by default you do it? Think about something that you want to change about your life regardless of family tradition, and do it.


Josh Duhamel 1972

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Duhamel and ex-wife Fergie would use rivalry at the gym to keep things lively.

*Find someone who you can compete with and let your rivalry make things lively at the gym today.


Joseph Simmons 1964

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“Records sales weren’t as high as they was. I was a little unhappy with what was going on so I started going to church. And when I started going to church I started to feel better. Things were starting to look brighter for me. I started to see that learning the principles of God was helping to shape my life better.”

*Go to church. You will start to feel better. Things will start to feel brighter. The principles of God will help you shape your life better. Listen to Rev. Run and Run DMC for inspiration. Walk this way.


Patrick Warburton 1964

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“My first job was as a box boy in a grocery store. Then I went from the first year of college to being on the road with (psychedelic ’60s band) The Electric Prunes.”

*I hope that you have a story like Patrick Warburton. Reflect on a time when you were just surviving but having fun doing it. Find a way to thrive while having a good time too.


Yanni 1954

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“To have a Ph.D. at 24 and go into practice and have children and do the same thing over and over again–it would drive me crazy.”

*Sit back. Relax. And listen to Yanni. Focus on what you want to do – day to day.


Condoleezza Rice 1954 – Condoleezza Rice pudding with berries of mass destruction

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Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and first African American woman to hold the post.

*The key to eating this dessert is to keep looking for those berries until you find them all.

SNUB – Joseph McCarthy 1908

Review –

  • Change a family tradition
  • Compete with someone at the gym
  • Go to church
  • Thrive while having a good time
  • Listen to Yanni
  • Make rice pudding with berries