August 31



Maria Montessori 1870

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“Always do what you have shown the child to do! Lead by example, carry jugs, bowls trays with two hands. Be quiet and graceful when placing objects on the table. Sit on the child’s dominant side. Move slowly.”

*With your own children, or if you are around children today, lead by example with all of your actions.


Larry Fitzgerald 1983

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Running workouts, plyometrics, and horizontal jumping like box jumps – Fitzgerald admits he despises these conditioning techniques, but he can’t dispute their value.

*Try these despised conditioning techniques that keep Larry Fitzgerald one of the top wide receivers in the NFL.


Richard Gere 1949

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When you are asked about Buddhism, are there certain themes you return to that you feel are helpful, such as compassion?

“Absolutely. I will probably discuss wisdom and compassion in some form, that there are two poles we are here to explore—expanding our minds and expanding our hearts. At some point hopefully being able to encompass the entire universe inside mind, and the same thing with heart, with compassion, hopefully both at the same time. Inseparable.”

*Expand your mind and your heart. Look into Buddhism today.


Marcia Clark 1953

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Viking paid her $4.2 million for the rights to her story – “the highest price yet for a trial-related book and one of the largest sums ever paid for a nonfiction book.”

“This was the only book related to the trial that even remotely interested us,” said Pamela Dorman, Viking’s executive editor at the time. “Marcia is the person who emerged as the real winner.”

*Marcia Clark lost the “Trial of the Century” but emerged as the real winner (financially). Think of your most recent “loss” – how can you emerge a winner?


Chris Tucker 1971 – watch Friday

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Fans often offer him pot. “They want to say they smoked with Smokey,”

“I’m so glad I don’t smoke—I’d be high all the time.”

*Expand your mind and watch Friday, regardless of what day it is.


Itzhak Perlman 1945 – meatloaf

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*Listen to Itzhak Perlman while making his favorite meatloaf. Enjoy it while watching Friday. Save the leftovers for meatloaf sandwich munchies

SNUB – Deborah Gibson 1970

Review –

  • Lead by example with your actions
  • Larry Fitzgerald workout
  • Look into Buddhism
  • Emerge as the real winner
  • Watch Friday
  • Make Itzhak Perlman Meatloaf

August 30



Ernest Rutherford 1871

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Ernest Rutherford (1871 – 1937) was a New Zealand-born British physicist and recipient of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is often called the “father of nuclear physics.”

*Learn nuclear physics in a nutshell from to celebrate the birthday of the “father of nuclear physics”.


Ted Williams 1918 – eye exam

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He did in fact have 20/10 acuity, meaning he could see from 20 feet away what normal-sighted people could see from 10 feet away.

*Get your eyes checked today. Do it every year on Ted Williams’ birthday. Go to the batting cages and bat at least .400.


Lewis Black 1948

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“I find a lot of similarities between comedy and religion.”

“They both take place on the weekends, and both of them have a certain call and response. And I think laughter, in the end, provides a comfort for people,”

*If you can’t use religion today, use laughter to soothe your soul. Lewis Black can help.


Warren Buffett 1930

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He once acquired a company whose owner counted the sheets in rolls of 500-sheet toilet paper to see if he was being cheated (he was).

*Exercise vigilance over every expense today. Check on your toilet paper too. This was really a smart move during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.


Cameron Diaz 1972 – watch There’s Something About Mary

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*Watch There’s Something About Mary and get your hair styled afterwards.


Bebe Rexha 1989

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“I always order a chicken soup, a salad with chicken on it, French fries, and usually a sparkling water or an Arnold Palmer (laughs). I’ve become obsessed with Arnold Palmers and I’ve made everyone around me obsessed with them too.”

*Eat like you are Bebe Rexha ordering room service.

SNUB – Huey Long 1893

Review –

  • Lear about nuclear physics
  • Get your eyes checked
  • Use laughter to soothe your soul
  • Exercise vigilance with every expense
  • Watch There’s Something About Mary
  • Eat like Bebe Rexha

August 29



John Locke 1632

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Experience: in that, all our knowledge is founded; and from that it ultimately derives itself.”

An abundance of psychology research has shown that experiences bring people more happiness than do possessions.

*What experiences are you going to add to your knowledge and happiness today?


Lea Michele 1986

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Besides hiking, Lea has a love affair with yoga — hot yoga, to be exact. “#GoodForTheBody #GoodForTheSoul.” 

*Go hiking and take a Hot Yoga class today. Listen to Lea Michele’s music for motivation. Don’t be a bully!


John McCain 1936

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In a family memoir, a campaign ad as well as a televised interview with megachurch pastor Rick Warren, he recalled a guard in his prisoner of war camp in Vietnam who shared his faith one Christmas.

“He stood there for a minute, and with his sandal on the dirt in the courtyard, he drew a cross and he stood there,”

“And a minute later, he rubbed it out, and walked away. For a minute there, there were just two Christians worshiping together.”

Asked what being a Christian means, McCain replied: “It means I’m saved and forgiven.”

*If John McCain can share a moment of worship with one of his Vietnam War POW guards, you can share your faith with anyone. Senator McCain passed away in the middle of me writing this (2018). May he Rest In Peace.


Iris Apfel 1921

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“If you’re happy, have found love, are surrounded by good people, doing what you like and giving back to others, that’s success. Selling your soul for a buck is not worth the real price you pay — not to me, anyways.” 

*I’m sure that the MONEY part of 365DOLF has grown confusing to some. One day it may suggest that it’s all about making money and on another day there may be a suggestion on how to give it away. The bottom line is what Iris has suggested, if you’re happy, have found love, surrounded by good people, doing what you like, and giving back – that’s success.


Michael Jackson 1958

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*Listen to the King of Pop all day. Don’t stop till you get enough.


Ingrid Bergman 1915 – Swedish Crayfish and Hot Fudge Sundae Party

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As a young actress in Stockholm she loved to eat crayfish, with a bib. When she first came to America from Sweden in 1939, she fell in love with American ice cream.

‘A hot fudge sundae was an unbelievable delight,’ ‘In New York City, where I liked the ice cream the best, I could eat four ice creams in a day.’

August crayfish parties are one of the highlights of the Swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages.

*With August coming to an end soon, throw a Swedish crayfish party (have bibs available) and show an Ingrid Bergman movie or two or three (she won 3 Oscars). Have hot fudge sundaes for dessert – enough so each guest can have four of them.

SNUB – Carla Gugino 1971

Review –

  • Add an experience to your knowledge and happiness
  • Hiking and hot yoga
  • Share your faith with someone
  • Do what you like and give back to others
  • Listen to Michael Jackson
  • Throw a Swedish crayfish and hot fudge sundae party

August 28



Johann Goethe 1749

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The message Goethe is trying to send us isn’t a plea to understand him, or that we become like him, but rather that like him we should take courage in an infinitely more worthwhile task — that of becoming ourselves.

*Continue to work on becoming yourself.


LeAnn Rimes 1982

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Besides sculpting her body, boxing also relieves her from stress and boosts the flow of adrenaline in her body.

*Do another boxing workout today – to sculpt your body, relieve stress, and boost the flow of adrenaline through your body. 


David Soul 1943

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“I’ve got a better handle on family perspective today. In the days when I was – as they used to call me – “one of the biggest stars in television”, I got the balance wrong. The caring about what I looked like, what I sounded like, what I represented to other people was more important than being with my family. That was the sadness of that period but it doesn’t mean I don’t have time for other people now.”

*Re-balance. Being with your family is more important than anything else today, and every day.


Armie Hammer 1986

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“Oh, it just takes hard work? Why didn’t anybody tell me this? And someone probably did, but I didn’t listen because I was an idiot.”

*Listen. Don’t be an idiot. It just takes hard work. 


Jack Black 1969 – watch The School of Rock

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*Watch The School of Rock and listen to Jack Black’s rock band Tenacious D


Shania Twain 1965 – poutine

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Shania, who worked at McDonald’s in high school, says French fries are her go-to junk food.

*Shania Twain is from Canada – so get some McDonald’s fries and turn them into poutine. Listen to a mix of her music, LeeAnn Rimes, and Tenacious D while making them.

SNUB – Jennifer Coolidge 1961 (The Original MILF)

Review –

  • Become yourself
  • Boxing workout
  • Re-balance
  • It just takes hard work
  • Watch The School of Rock
  • Make poutine

August 27



Lyndon B. Johnson 1908

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“There is division in the American house now. There is divisiveness among us all tonight. And holding the trust that is mine, as President of all the people, I cannot disregard the peril to the progress of the American people and the hope and prospect of peace for all people…. With America’s sons in the fields faraway, with America’s future under challenge right here at home … I do not believe that I should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes…. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.”

*How many politicians would walk away because of division on their watch? Today is the day for you to step aside if you don’t think you are doing a good job. Let someone else do your job as you find something more suited for you.


Tom Ford 1961

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Live by the Rule of 4

“Four hours of sleep and four baths a day are the trick to being of sound mind and body.”

*Sleep for 4 hours and take 4 baths today.


Cesar Millan 1969

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“Just like the dogs on the show, my life tends to become filled with anxiety when I am scurrying around working feverishly in my own strength, or barking loudly to get my own way, rather than following my Leader. If I were to stop, attain a “calm and surrendered state” through prayer, and wait patiently for God to show me the next step, things would go much more smoothly.”

*Stop. Attain a calm and surrendered state through prayer. Wait for God to show you the next step. Afterwards, play with your dog – it’s good for both of your souls.


Breanna Stewart 1994

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Breanna Stewart, one of the WNBA’s best young stars, recently got injured playing overseas during the WNBA offseason. 

*Work an extra job to support you and your family, but run the risk of breaking down physically and mentally.


Aaron Paul 1979 – watch Breaking Bad

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“Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!” 

*Start at the beginning and binge watch Breaking Bad


Paul Reubens 1952 – Reuben sandwich

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Nothing brings a star crashing to earth like a kid-show host charged with exposing himself in a porno theater

For a great Reuben – grill the sandwich slowly and under some pressure, so the bread gets toasty brown and buttery crisp, the meat gets warmed through, and the cheese is just melted enough to be oozy.

*Enjoy this Reuben (go easy on that Russian dressing) sandwich while watching Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman. Wash it down with a Pee Wee Herman cocktail.

SNUB – Yolanda Adams 1961

Review –

  • Step aside for someone to do a better job
  • 4 hours of sleep and 4 baths
  • Wait for God to show you the next step
  • Working an extra job is a risk
  • Watch Breaking Bad
  • Make a Reuben and Pee Wee Herman cocktail

August 26



Chris Pine 1980

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“I cry all the time — at work, at the shrink’s, with my lady …”

*Don’t be afraid to show emotion today.


James Harden 1989 – dribble, dribble, shoot

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*Get to a basketball court and dribble for 13 seconds in one spot and then shoot. Repeat 100 times.


Mother Teresa 1910

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“God had not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.”

*Success doesn’t make who you are. Be faithful today.


Albert Sabin 1906

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Sabin’s vaccine changed the world, and he never patented it or took a dime for it

*If you could change the world but not make any money off of it, would you?


Melissa McCarthy 1970 – watch Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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*Watch Melissa McCarthy almost win an Oscar in Can You Ever Forgive Me?


Macaulay Culkin 1980 – cheese pizza

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*Order a Cheese Pizza. Pay in too much cash and utter this – “Keep the change, you filthy animal.” Enjoy the pizza while watching Home Alone 

SNUB – David Price 1985

Review –

  • Show emotion
  • Dribble, dribble, shoot
  • Faithful is successful
  • Would you change the world for free?
  • Watch Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Order a cheese pizza

August 25



Claudia Schiffer 1970

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“I try to extract something positive from every situation, even if it’s just learning not to make the same mistake twice.”

*Try to extract something positive from every situation today.


Blake Lively 1987

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Day 3: Pool day

Lively did interval work in the water—and mixed it up by treading water or doing long-distance swimming for about 30 minutes a day.

*This comes from a great website, and is the Day 3 of Blake Lively’s workout week that stresses intensity. Tread water and do long-distance swimming today. Watch her in The Shallows for motivation to swim faster – think Castaway meets Jaws meets Baywatch.


Tim Burton 1958

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“Most people say about graveyards: “Oh, it’s just a bunch of dead people. It’s creepy.” But for me, there’s an energy to it that it not creepy, or dark. It has a positive sense to it.”

*Visit someone special’s gravesite today. It has probably been a while.


Gene Simmons 1949

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“Life is business, and I approach life the way sharks approach life – they must keep moving or else they will drown.

“I’ll never stop hunting more money, I’ll never have enough.”

*Keep moving today and never stop hunting more money. Listen to KISS for motivation.


Sean Connery 1930 – watch The Untouchables

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“You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That’s the Chicago way! 

Thank you for visiting the Official Home of Sean Connery Day. Sean Connery Day is an annual celebration of all things Connery held on August 25th which is the birthday of Sir Sean Connery. On that day everyone is encouraged to “Talk Like Sean Connery” too!

*Watch Sean Connery win an Oscar in The Untouchables and talk like him on this  Sean Connery Day.


Rachel Ray 1968 – dirty martini deviled eggs

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-Have sex in the morning
-Exercise in the morning
-Eat dinner at night: you should eat dinner on the later side, between 7:30 and 9PM.
-What to eat for dinner: you should eat your largest meal in the morning, and lunch should be half that size with dinner being your smallest meal of the day. Choose something filling like soup or stew with a side salad.

*Go to Rachel Ray’s website and take the quiz to figure out the best time of day to have sex, sleep, exercise, and eat for your personality type.

I’m a Bear! What are you? Use this to guide you for the rest of the year.


Each year on August 25, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day.

*In honor of Sean Connery (James Bond), enjoy these shaken not stirred, dirty martini deviled eggs. Wash them down with Rachel Ray’s scotch sour on National Whiskey Sour Day

SNUB – Elvis Costello 1954

Review –

  • Extract positives from every situation
  • Pool day
  • Visit someone special’s gravesite
  • Never stop hunting more money
  • Watch The Untouchables
  • Make dirty martini deviled eggs and a scotch sour

August 24



John Green 1977

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“I’ve known that I have this mental illness for a long time, and I’ve had a lot of therapy and learned a lot of strategies for dealing with my illness. I know the benefits of exercise and meditation and medication and CBT strategies and etc.”

“You may wake up in the morning and wonder, “What’s the point of trying?” With CBT, you learn to tell yourself, “That’s not a helpful thought. Making an effort has lots of rewards. I’ll start by getting out of bed.”

*See a therapist today and ask about CBT strategies that you can use to help with anxiety. Of course you will exercise today and throw in some meditation too.


Cal Ripken Jr. 1960

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On the night before the start of the season in which he would break one of the most prestigious records in baseball history, Ripken played two-on-two wearing loafers, because there was a hoop and there were players. Did his team win? “We crushed,” he said.

*If you can’t get 18 guys and umpires together to play a game of baseball, at least get 4 to play some 2 on 2 hoops and crush your opponent.

No matter what, do not miss work today. Keep the streak alive.


Howard Zinn 1922

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“Think for yourself, act for yourself, challenge and question authority. But do it with others.”

“If you are going to break the law, do it with two thousand people … and Mozart.”

*Think for yourself, act for yourself, and question authority today. 


Vince McMahon 1945

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“You have to begin with passion and then keep that passion burning. That may mean never being fully satisfied, but if you’re having fun along the way, you’ll stay motivated and happy.”

*As you are creating your dream job/business, remember to keep it exciting and fun – it will keep you motivated and happy.


Dave Chappelle 1973 – watch Chappelle’s Show

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*Take a break from reality and enter the world of Dave Chappelle.


Sofia Richie 1998

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Breakfast – toast, blueberries and eggs.

Lunch – Another day, another plate of pasta!

Dinner – white truffle pizza

*Eat like Sofia Richie. Make sure you Instagram each meal.

SNUB – Reggie Miller 1965

Review –

  • See a therapist
  • Play some 2 on 2 hoops
  • Question authority
  • Keep it exciting and fun
  • Watch Chapelle’s Show
  • Eat like Sofia Richie

August 23



Kobe Bryant 1978

“The mindset isn’t about seeking a result—it’s more about the process of getting to that result. It’s about the journey and the approach. It’s a way of life. I do think that it’s important, in all endeavors, to have that mentality.”

*Have the Mamba Mentality that made the late Kobe Bryant so special. Start reading his book today.


Barbara Eden 1931

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‘I spin three times a week. Then I work with a trainer for half an hour with weights. It’s important to lift weights for your bones.’

*Take a spin class today and work with your trainer for half an hour with weights – for your bones. Watch I Dream of Jeannie for motivation.


Rick Springfield 1949

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“When you get depressed you look in and ask what’s going on. Introspection is a great tool for an artist,”

“It does help in a weird way.”

*Look in and ask yourself what’s going on, as you listen to Rick Springfield today. 


Harry Frank Guggenheim 1890

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The Guggenheim family demonstrates how donors who have strong ideologies behind their philanthropic activities create lasting grounded organizations.

*Now that you are making, saving, and investing money, develop a strong ideology behind your philanthropy. If nothing else, take today to think about donating to the Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation or the Kobe and Vanessa Bryant Family Foundation


River Phoenix 1970 – watch Running on Empty

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*Watch the late River Phoenix almost win an Oscar in Running on Empty.


Jeremy Lin 1988

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Point guard Jeremy Lin says he eats a diet that primarily consists of:

  • Healthy carbs (pasta, couscous, rice)
  • Proteins (lean chicken, steak and fish)
  • Veggies and fruits
  • Yogurts
  • Trail mix
  • Granola

*Eat like Jeremy Lin, including a Kobe steak.

BONUS: Kobe Bryant 1978 – griddle seared Kobe

Joe Bryant has said that Kobe was named after a restaurant in Philadelphia. “I don’t know if I should say that, they might want the rights to the name,” said the father of the then-rising star.

*Enjoy this Kobe steak and don’t share it with anyone. Wash it down with Black Mamba punch – in fact, turn the drink into a round of shots, and you take all the shots. 

Black Mamba

House-mulled wine with gin and applejack. The result is a dark purple drink with a bite.

SNUB – Shelley Long 1949

Review –

  • Have Mamba Mentality
  • Take a spin class
  • Look in
  • Develop a strong ideology for your philanthropy
  • Watch Running on Empty
  • Eat like Jeremy Lin with a Kobe steak and Black Mamba shots

August 22



Ray Bradbury 1920

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“Society Dies if We Do Not Think.”

*Society is dying. I teach teenagers and they are addicted to their phones and cannot verbally communicate with other human beings. Read Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 – he warned us.


Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje 1967

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“We lived in the gym! Really, it was like a regimen. We had four weeks’ training before principal photography, which consisted of two hours of fight training with swordsmanship and weaponry, and fight choreography, which is quite grueling, and then an hour of weight training and then an hour of cardio. So we did about four hours a day of working out for about four weeks.”

*Work out for 4 hours today. Combine weight training, cardio, and boxing. Watch the movie Pompeii for motivation


Bill McCartney 1940

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The mission of Promise Keepers is to issue a call to the Body of Christ, to hear and obey the Word of God in the power of the Holy Spirit.

McCartney is also the founder of The Road to Jerusalem ministry. The organization’s mission is to encourage Gentile believers in Jesus Christ to embrace the Messianic Jewish community.

*Hear and obey the word of God today, in the power of the Holy Spirit. Take today to embrace another religion.


Ty Burrell 1967

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“I think I’m not really willing to travel very much anymore, or miss too many dinners away from my kids,”

“[So] there’s a possibility that I may step away from performing altogether when the show is over.”

*Get yourself to a point where you can walk away from your job to spend more time with your family. Watch some Modern Family to get a good look at Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy aka Best Dad Ever!


Kristin Wiig 1973 – watch Bridesmaids

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In Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy put it best: You have to fight for your shitty life. Only you have the ability to change your life, which entails that you stop moping, get up and do something about it.

*Fight for your shitty life and watch Bridesmaids today.


Giada De Laurentiis 1970 – peach and bacon frittata

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De Laurentiis told The Chew hosts that she was called Jabba the Hutt — not because of her looks, but because Star Wars had just come out, and “Jabba” and “Giada” sound too similar for kids to resist.

National Eat a Peach Day

August 22 is the National Eat a Peach Day in the United States. This date was chosen because peaches are harvested between June and August.

*Enjoy Jabba aka Giada’s peach and bacon frittata on National Eat a Peach Day.

SNUB – James Corden 1978

Review –

  • Start reading Fahrenheit 451
  • 2 hours of fight training, 1 hour of weights, 1 hour of cardio
  • Embrace another religion
  • Be prepared to walk away from your job
  • Watch Bridesmaids
  • Make peach and bacon frittata