May 4

Look for the * for today’s advice.



Horace Mann 1796

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Mann’s commitment to the Common School sprang from his belief that political stability and social harmony depended on education: a basic level of literacy and the inculcation of common public ideals. He declared, “Without undervaluing any other human agency, it may be safely affirmed that the Common School…may become the most effective and benignant of all forces of civilization.”

*I teach high school U.S. History, so I am around public education all of the time. Inquire about volunteering with a local public school. It will be an eye-opening and rewarding experience – but mostly eye-opening. If you haven’t done so yet, start saving to send your kids to private school.


Rory McIlroy 1989

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It was a sportsman’s workout filled with specific moves to help build stability, strength, flexibility and speed. It may have only lasted around 35 minutes in total but the intensity was enough to make even Rory breathe a little harder.

*Build stability, strength, flexibility, and speed with this workout in just 35 minutes. This workout will get you breathing harder and ready to play like Rory. (Or as my mom calls him – Roy)


Keith Haring 1958

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His paintings and sculptures became very expensive. He wanted everyone to be able to buy his work, so he opened a new store called the Pop Shop to sell his art on posters, buttons, T-shirts, and games.

He also worked with children in schools to paint large murals with them, and he made paintings and sculptures for schools and hospitals in many places.

*Buy a Haring t-shirt and wear it proudly on this day, knowing that the money went to helping kids.


Erin Andrews 1978

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She’ll have to pay the lawyers. It is virtually certain that Andrews’ lawyers took the case on contingency, which means they’ll be paid a percentage of the settlement.

At least she won’t have to pay taxes: The good news for Andrews is that personal injury court verdicts are typically tax free.

ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was awarded $55 million in her lawsuit against the owners of the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University and a hotel guest who used a hacksaw to tamper with her room’s peephole and record a naked video of her.

This case is a shocking wake-up call to employers to solidify your workplace expectations and culture, develop a robust complaint and investigation process, and shore up your codes of conduct and harassment policies.

*With fame, comes opportunities to be exploited. With owning a business, comes opportunities to be sued for something that one of your employees or customers have done. Solidify your workplace expectations and culture before even opening.


Audrey Hepburn 1929 – watch Roman Holiday

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Gregory Peck already had 18 films and four Oscar nominations under his belt when he was paired with Audrey Hepburn, a newcomer who’d had small roles in a handful of movies but nothing substantial. Given his status, it’s no surprise Peck’s contract called for solo top billing in the credits. But shortly after shooting began, Peck called his agent and said Hepburn’s name should appear with his above the title. The agent: “You can’t do that.” Peck: “Oh, yes I can. And if I don’t, I’m going to make a fool out of myself, because this girl is going to win the Oscar in her very first performance.” So maybe he was being pragmatic more than generous, but still. Stand-up guy, that Peck (and a bit of a prophet, too).

*Watch Audrey Hepburn win an Oscar in Roman Holiday.


Lance Bass 1979 – pan fried largemouth bass

Lance Bass Didn't Come Out Earlier Because He Thought *NSYNC Would Be Over

It’s Friday night and you just got paid: What food item are you splurging on?
It’s definitely got to be seafood. I love crab legs and any kind of sushi. Fresh tuna is one of my favorites. And if you put truffle on anything, it makes it fancy.

*Listen to some N’Sync while making this pan fried largemouth Lance Bass. Put truffle on it to make it fancy. Enjoy it while watching Roman Holiday.

SNUB – Kimora Lee Simmons 1975

Review –

  • Volunteer at your local public school
  • Rory McIlroy workout
  • Buy a Keith Haring t-shirt
  • Solidify your workplace expectations
  • Watch Roman Holiday
  • Make pan-fried largemouth Lance bass

May 3



Niccolo Machiavelli 1469

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“There is such a gap between how one lives and how one should live that he who neglects what is being done for what should be done will learn his destruction rather than his preservation.”

*Take today to compare how you are living to how you should be living.


Cheryl Burke 1984

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“Dancing is the best exercise,”

“Not only is it great cardio, but it works everything, strengthening your whole body.”

*Take your better half dancing tonight. Dance like James Brown!


James Brown 1933 – The Godfather of Soul

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What became known as soul music in the Sixties, funk music in the Seventies and rap music in the Eighties is directly attributable to James Brown.

*Listen to the Godfather of Soul James Brown, until you can scream – “I feel good!”


Damon Dash 1971

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“I’m mad at y’all for having the same job for 25 years…I can’t imagine doing the same shit every day having to be told what to do every day…and ask to go on vacation.”

*As I type this, I’m in my 25th year of teaching. I wish I would’ve seen the above quote 26 years ago.


Christina Hendricks 1975 – watch Mad Men

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Actress Christina Hendricks, named the sexiest woman alive by Esquire magazine, is known for playing Joan Holloway on the TV series Mad Men.

*Watch as many episodes of Mad Men as you can today.


Ann B. Davis 1926 – pork chops and apple sauce

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*Just like the Brady Bunch – eat your pork chops with apple sauce – while watching Mad Men

SNUB – Bing Crosby 1903

Review  –

  • How should you be living?
  • Dance
  • Listen to The Godfather of Soul
  • Create your own job
  • Watch Mad Men
  • Make pork chops and applesauce

May 2



Donatella Versace 1955

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“Be brave and fearless in everything that you do, always, with no compromise, ever.”

*Be fearless in everything that you do today. Make it a habit.


Shaun T 1978

You don’t need a gym membership to get your best body back! Tone your belly, butt, arms and legs in only 15 minutes with this miracle workout from fitness guru Shaun T.

*Try this 15 minute workout while watching the video. This almost killed me.


Saint Catherine Laboure 1806

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The Miraculous Medal is the most popular religious medal in the world, and for good reason: it comes from Heaven!

The Miraculous Medal originated in Paris, France, in the year 1830, after St. Catherine Labouré experienced an apparition of the Virgin Mary. “God wishes to charge you with a mission,” Our Lady said to Catherine.

*God wishes to charge you with a mission today – buy a Miraculous Medal to wear.


James Dyson 1947

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“I became obsessed. It took five years of doing nothing but making and testing prototypes. My wife supported us by teaching art. She was wonderful. But most other people thought I was mad.”

*The success of your business will be determined by your obsession with it and the support received towards it. Don’t worry about what people think. 


Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson 1972 watch Moana

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*The Rock could represent every category – especially the BODY. Maybe get an extra weight room workout in in his honor. Check out his website and realize that at one point he was down to 7 bucks – good for MONEY and SOUL. At some point, watch him (hear him) in Moana.


David Beckham 1975 – risotto

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The F Word segment is supposed to be about the pair competing to make a risotto but mostly consists of the two of them exchanging verbal barbs.

*He’s maybe the most popular soccer player of his generation and he even went toe to toe with Chef Gordon Ramsay. Enjoy Beckham’s risotto while watching Moana.

  • Donatella Versace is an Italian fashion designer who has a net worth of $400 million.
  • The Rock, is an American actor and former professional wrestler who has a net worth of $280 million dollars.
  • David and Victoria Beckham: $900 million. Together, the Beckhams are just shy of $1 billion, with both having a hefty estimated net worth of $450 million each.
  • James Dyson REAL TIME NET WORTH $5.2 Billion

*I think I made the right choice for the MONEY section. Don’t forget to vacuum today.

SNUB – Rick Rosner 1960

Review –

  • Be fearless
  • Shaun T workout
  • God will give you a mission today
  • Your success is determined by your obsession
  • Watch Moana
  • Make David Beckham risotto

May 1



Tim McGraw 1967 – Train the MIND with Grit & Grace

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*Go get this book right now. Live by it for the entire month of May (at least).


Jamie Dornan 1982

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*Start your day with 50 (Shades of Grey) push-ups. See how many more you can work in throughout the day. Ask a special someone for a couples workout tonight.


Julie Benz 1972

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“I remember the teacher telling me I should not even try acting. I still have the report card where she was like, ‘You will never be an actor. Your voice is horrible.’ That was the best thing that ever happened to me because I was like, ‘I’ll show you’.”

*Let someone know that they were the best thing that has ever happened to you.


Anna Jarvis 1864

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Jarvis insisted Mother’s Day “to be a day of sentiment, not profit.” Jarvis soon soured on the commercial interests associated with the day.

*Mother’s Day will be here soon. Shop for her today and make your plans to spend the big day with her, not spending a fortune on her. She won’t mind.


Wes Anderson 1969 – watch The Grand Budapest Hotel

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*Watch Wes Anderson almost win an Oscar for The Grand Budapest Hotel.


Anushka Sharma 1988

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  • Breakfast– two egg whites with a glass of fresh fruit juice.
  • Midday snack– cheese toast with lime or coconut water.
  • Lunch– lunch from home, which consists of homemade veggies, dal with two chapattis and salad.
  • Evening snack– protein bars or seasonal fruits. And, to finish off her day, she gulps down a glass of milk before going off to bed.

*Eat like Bollywood superstar Anusha Sharma.

SNUB – Curtis Martin 1973 – H2P

Review –

  • Train the MIND
  • 50 push-ups
  • Let someone know they were the best thing that ever happened to you
  • Make plans for Mother’s Day
  • Watch The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Eat like Anusha Sharma