November 13

Look for the * for today’s advice.

BIG DAY

MIND

Robert Louis Stevenson 1850

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http://robert-louis-stevenson.org/

RLS is not just the author of Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Search the site, and you’ll find he’s also a poet, a playwright, a Gothicist, a historian, an anthropologist, a Victorian, and a Postmodernist. In short, an outstanding modern writer, constantly experimenting.

https://www.amazon.com/Treasure-Island-Robert-Louis-Stevenson/dp/0684171600

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/robert-louis-stevenson

*Even if you’ve become outstanding in your field, keep experimenting to improve yourself. Read Treasure Island for motivation.

BODY

Chris Noth 1954

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

He wasn’t into skincare. “I paid no attention to it before. I used anything and nothing.” Now he regards a regimen as part of his routine. “It’s kinda like working out. You do it not just because it helps your body, but it also makes you feel clarity, grounded,” he said. “You’re on this earth and have to deal with gravity.”

https://imabeautygeek.com/2010/03/16/work-out-actor-chris-noth-likens-face-care-to-fitness/

Your Daytime Regimen

The morning routine is all about protection from the sun, pollution and the elements, according to Dr. Rogers, so leave your peel pads and treatment products, like retinol, for night.

STEP 1: CLEANSER

STEP 2: TONER

STEP 3: ANTIOXIDANT SERUM

STEP 4: EYE CREAM

STEP 5: SPOT TREATMENT

STEP 6: MOISTURIZER 

Step 7: SUNSCREEN

Your Nighttime Regimen

As your skin naturally repairs itself at night, your nighttime routine should be all about treatment and giving your skin what it needs, says Dr. Rogers. “If your skin is looking dull, exfoliate. If it is irritated, hydrate and protect.” Here’s the best order of skin care products to make sure you get the most out of them:

STEP 1: (DOUBLE) CLEANSER

STEP 2: TONERS, ESSENCES AND BOOSTERS

STEP 3: EYE CREAM

STEP 4: TREATMENT SERUMS, CREAMS AND PADS

https://www.dermstore.com/blog/in-what-order-do-i-apply-my-skin-care-products-infographic/

*Be like “Big” and use today to focus on skincare. Hopefully it becomes a daily routine for you.

SOUL

Whoopi Goldberg 1955

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https://twitter.com/whoopigoldberg

As Whoopi reflected her on her past, she was glad that she made the choice to be different. Even though she experienced more difficulties than if she were to take the common route, it turned out to be a much more enriching journey than what she would have gone through, adding a unique flavor to her performances, letting her stand out amongst the crowd.

http://www.goal-setting-college.com/inspiration/whoopi-goldberg/

https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Patrick-Swayze/dp/B001B2CPH2

https://www.amazon.com/Sister-Act-Whoopi-Goldberg/dp/B00005KAQP

*You want an enriching journey through life. One that will let you stand out among the crowd. Watch her win an Oscar in Ghost or not win an Oscar in Sister Act for motivation.

MONEY

Garry Marshall 1934

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https://www.garrymarshalltheatre.org/

Lori: May I point out that when I was a child living in your house I didn’t get an allowance.

Garry: And that, my child, is the biggest mistake of my life. The biggest regret. The biggest lament. The biggest disappointment.

Lori: All right, all right. I get it. But why?

Garry: Because you and your sister and brother don’t understand the value of a dollar.

http://www.grandparents.com/money-and-work/kids-and-money/marshalls-on-allowance

https://www.amazon.com/Pretty-Woman-Richard-Gere/dp/B006RXQ3GO

The original plot of Pretty Woman (directed by Gerry Marshall) was a little more disturbing, it was called 3,000 – the amount Vivian earned for the week she spends with her client – and that part of Edward’s deal with her is that she stay off the cocaine she’s addicted to for the week they’re together.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/03/pretty-woman-original-ending

*Give your kids an allowance (and nothing else) so they understand the value of a dollar.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gerard Butler 1969 – watch 300

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

https://www.amazon.com/300-Two-Disc-Special-Gianni-Nunnari/dp/B00005JPLW

Did the Spartans really discard their unfit offspring?

Yes. In the movie, we see a government official holding King Leonidas’ (Gerard Butler) newborn son above a cliff. The official is inspecting the newborn to decide if it should be discarded. Greek historian Plutarch (46 A.D. – 127 A.D.) spoke of the Spartan practice of eugenics in his writings:

“If after examination the baby proved well-built and sturdy they [the state] instructed the father to bring it up, and assigned it one of the 9,000 lots of land. But if it was puny and deformed, they dispatched it to what was called ‘the place of rejection’, a precipitous spot by Mount Taygetus, considering it better both for itself and the state that the child should die if right from its birth it was poorly endowed for health or strength.”

http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/300spartans.php

*Watch 300 today. If nothing else, it will inspire you to hit the gym for an ab workout later.

FOOD

Jimmy Kimmel 1967 – nachos, wings, and meatball heroes

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https://abc.go.com/shows/jimmy-kimmel-live

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

For the Jimmy Kimmel, throwing the ultimate Super Bowl party means hot nachos, frozen margaritas, and a TV as big as a football field

Killer Nachos: “Tostitos, black beans, cheese, salsa, olives, sour cream, chicken if I’m motivated. I always keep an extra plate in the oven so guests can eat them hot.”

Smoked Wings: “Sauce ’em, smoke ’em, sauce ’em again, then throw them on the grill till they crisp up.”

Meatball Heroes: “I buy meatballs, good rolls, and Parmesan, and people make their own.”

http://www.bonappetit.com/people/celebrities/article/jimmy-kimmel-super-bowl-party

*It will only be about halfway through the NFL season on Jimmy Kimmel’s birthday. A perfect opportunity to practice a Super Bowl party. Maybe make it a “300” Party.

SNUB – Metta World Peace

Review –

  • Keep experimenting to improve yourself
  • Focus on skincare
  • Have an enriching journey through life
  • Give your kids an allowance
  • Watch 300
  • Jimmy Kimmel Super Bowl Party

November 12

Look to the * for today’s advice.

BE A THINKER DAY

MIND

Auguste Rodin 1840

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http://www.rodinmuseum.org/collections/collectiontheme/6.html

“What makes my thinker think is that he thinks not only with his brain, with his knitted brow, his distended nostrils and compressed lips,” Rodin noted, “but with every muscle of his arms, back, and legs, with his clenched fist and gripping toes.” The statue no longer communicated the attitude of a poet presiding over a collection of literary fancies; instead, it captured an introspective moment of any human being – a poet, a leader, a scholar, an everyday working man, or even the artist himself.

http://www.biography.com/news/rodin-the-thinker-analysis

Introspection and reflection are all about getting to know yourself at the core, uncovering your values and then deciding for yourself what the best action to take is. You take the power away from the way you’ve been conditioned, away from the systems that try to hold you in place and bring your focus of control back to where it belongs, within you.

https://expertenough.com/2990/the-lost-art-of-introspection-why-you-must-master-yourself

*Have an introspective moment today where you think with not just your brain but with every muscle, a clenched fist, and gripping toes. Get to know yourself at the core. Be a thinker.

BODY

Anne Hathaway 1982

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https://www.instagram.com/annehathaway/

To get in shape for her Catwoman role, Anne did stunt training five days a week and danced for an hour and a half daily. She also lifted weights and practiced martial arts and yoga. Her intense regimen helped her realize that even in Hollywood, it’s not always about your dress size. “I’ve always thought that skinny was the goal, but with this job, I also have to be strong,” she told Harper’s Bazaar in 2011.

http://superherojacked.com/2017/11/17/anne-hathaway-workout/

https://blackbeltwiki.com/martial-arts-styles

http://www.thedarkknightrises.com/dvd/

*Dance for an hour and a half, practice martial arts (you could get a free first class), and/or yoga today. Watch Ann Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises for motivation.

SOUL

Elizabeth Cady Stanton 1815

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https://www.womenshistory.org/education-resources/biographies/elizabeth-cady-stanton

“The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls.”

http://www.americanswhotellthetruth.org/portraits/elizabeth-cady-stanton

https://www.nps.gov/wori/learn/historyculture/elizabeth-cady-stanton.htm

*Don’t fear the opinions of others or hesitate to tell the truth. Don’t be silent when you should speak today – it’s bad for your soul.

MONEY

Grace Kelly 1929

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https://www.britannica.com/biography/Grace-Kelly

She was her family’s ‘least likely to succeed’

But Grace, the middle daughter, was different. She was the only Kelly who couldn’t command a room, a shy, glasses-wearing girl who avoided competitive sports. The only thing Grace liked was the stage. Up there, she had a defined role besides being the clan’s least likely to succeed, a label that stuck even after her singular 18-month Hollywood triumph during which she made nine films, won an Oscar, married a prince, and retired. When a reporter asked Jack Kelly if he was proud, he suggested they write about her older sister Peggy instead, shrugging, “Anything that Grace could do, Peggy could always do better.” Grace Kelly was the family failure.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20171220-grace-kelly-was-the-family-failure

https://www.amazon.com/Country-Girl-Bing-Crosby/dp/B0002ERWZ0

*Some times winning an Oscar and marrying a prince won’t be enough to please your family. Remember that you measure your success. No one else. Watch her win said Oscar in The Country Girl for inspiration.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ryan Gosling 1980 – watch La La Land

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http://www.lalaland.movie/

https://twitter.com/ryangosling

Gosling can sing — who knew? We already knew that the actor can dance, thanks to his adorable performances back in his Mickey Mouse Club days, but La La Land showed a different side to the actor, with the musical showing off Gosling’s adaptability. He might spend most of the movie mansplaining jazz to his co-star Emma Stone, but their relationship throughout is totally believable – and it bagged him his second Oscar nomination.

https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/film/ryan-goslings-10-greatest-ever-performances-a3960686.html

https://www.amazon.com/Half-Nelson-Ryan-Gosling/dp/B000KX0IOK

*Watch Ryan Gosling almost win the Oscar in La La Land. As a teacher though, I think I’m going to watch him in his other Oscar nominated movie – Half Nelson.

FOOD

Russell Westbrook 1988 – peanut butter and jelly sandwich

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https://twitter.com/russwest44?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

In terms of his pregame meal, Westbrook actually likes to eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He believes the peanut butter is just what my body needs in terms of protein, and the carbs from the jelly give him the energy needed to play most of the game.

https://www.muscleprodigy.com/russell-westbrook-workout/

Growing up, food writer Priya Krishna ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich at every school lunch for eleven years, and in that time she (and her mother) refined the recipe to its ideal, such an ideal that she still eats them. Krishna has five tips for the perfect PB&J:

  • Spread the condiments evenly over the entire surface of the bread.
  • Use preserves, which have chunks of fruit, instead of jam or jelly.
  • Stick to strawberry and raspberry, not blueberry or anything funky.
  • Cut the sandwich diagonally.
  • Wrap it in foil, not plastic wrap, so it’s less sticky.

https://lifehacker.com/how-to-make-the-perfect-pb-j-sandwich-1796890899

*The guy averaged a triple-double for an entire NBA season. I’m going to trust his opinion on a pregame meal. Make it your pre-day meal – for what will be a busy day.

SNUB – Charles Manson

Review –

  • Be a thinker
  • Dance, martial arts, and yoga
  • Don’t fear the opinions of others
  • You measure your own success
  • Watch La La Land
  • Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich

11/11

Look for the * for today’s advice.

YOU HAVE BUT ONE LIFE DAY

MIND

George Patton 1885

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https://www.generalpatton.com/

“By perseverance, study, and eternal desire, any man can become great.”

“Never stop being ambitious. You have but one life, live it to the fullest of glory and be willing to pay any price.”

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/maxims-general-george-s-patton/

*On this Veterans Day, listen to the words of General Patton to become great.

BODY

Demi Moore 1962

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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/demi_moore/

The Demi Moore workout and diet are what she used to become G.I Jane. Transforming into Lieutenant Jordan O’Neil, the first female Navy SEAL, was not an easy task. The Demi Moore workout included real Navy SEAL training, combined with a lot of strength, cardio, and martial arts.

For G.I. Jane, the Demi Moore workout would start at 4:00 am.

  • 1 hour cardio on Treadmill (@2% Incline) with Abs Intervals
  • 1-2 hours weightlifting: Chest / Shoulders

https://www.popworkouts.com/demi-moore-workout-gi-jane/

https://www.amazon.com/G-I-Jane-Demi-Moore/dp/1558908315

*Get up at 4 am and try this Demi Moore – GI Jane workout. Watch the movie for motivation.

SOUL

Abigail Adams 1744

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/first-ladies/abigail-smith-adams/

While Abigail was committed to her husband’s role in the new government, she wasn’t shy about her desires for the new nation either, asking her husband to “remember the ladies” in a letter writ-ten to John during the First Continental Congress:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/66600/john-and-abigail-adams-americas-first-power-couple

*Support your souse but don’t be shy about your own desires today.

MONEY

Leonardo DiCaprio 1974 – watch The Wolf of Wall Street

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http://leonardodicaprio.com/

Know What You Want
More than setting goals, look to the future and really figure out exactly what it is you want and how you can get there. Have a vision, an outcome in mind and let that steer your decisions. Belfort didn’t get rich “by accident” – he got rich “on purpose”.

https://www.srpl.net/8-business-lessons-from-the-wolf-of-wall-street/

*Know what you want.  Look to the future and figure out what you want and how you’re going to get there. Get rich “on purpose” – watch Leonardo DiCaprio win an Oscar in The Wolf of Wall Street for motivation.

Leonardo is a guy that we could have used for all the topics today. Check out his website for motivation for your mind, body, and soul.

ENTERTAINMENT

Kurt Vonnegut 1922 – Read Slaughterhouse Five

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

https://d3jc3ahdjad7x7.cloudfront.net/Yl23Al9Pz9PA3NJvumF35vHcWw2IHEtwhFknsYdWWNVjovdc.pdf

https://www.vonnegut.com/

HE GRADED ALL HIS BOOKS.

In an interview with Charlie Rose, Vonnegut discussed his grading system for his books (he also wrote about this system in Palm Sunday, a collection of his works published in 1981). He gave himself an A+ for his writing in Cat’s Cradle and Slaughterhouse-Five but wasn’t as generous with Happy Birthday, Wanda June or Slapstick, which both received Ds.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/88215/13-humanizing-facts-about-kurt-vonnegut

https://www.amazon.com/Slaughterhouse-Five-Novel-Modern-Library-Novels/dp/0385333846

https://www.amazon.com/Slaughterhouse-Five-Michael-Sacks/dp/B0001FVDGY

*This is my favorite book, so I intend to start rereading it every year on this day. You can watch the movie along with Lovely BonesGI Jane, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Good thing your day is starting at 4 am.

FOOD

Stanley Tucci 1960 – Pan-Seared Loin of Venison with Red Wine, Juniper, and Redcurrant

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https://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/stanley_tucci/

Deer can be so plentiful, but people are still wary of eating venison. If you are one of those people, you can substitute beef tenderloin here, but I would argue that venison has a richer, deeper flavor, not to mention being much leaner.

In The Tucci Table Stanley Tucci and his wife Felicity Blunt pay homage to his Italian heritage and her British roots as they share the recipes that have become staples in their own home.

https://www.kitchentales.co.uk/recipe/pan-seared-loin-of-venison-with-red-wine-juniper-and-redcurrant/

Stanley Tucci and his wife Felicity Blunt couldn’t help but reveal some exciting news during a screening of Final Portrait in New York Thursday — they’re expecting!

Tucci, 57, has three other children from his previous marriage to social worker Kate Tucci: twins Nicolo and Isabel, 18, and Camilla, 15.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2018/03/23/stanley-tucci-57-expecting-his-second-child-wife-felicity-blunt/453433002/

https://www.amazon.com/Lovely-Bones-Mark-Wahlberg/dp/B003IBAWZ6

*Growing up in Western PA, I ate a lot of deer meat. I don’t think we called it venison much. Anyways, enjoy Stanley Tucci’s pan seared loin of venison while watching him almost win an Oscar in Lovely Bones.

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET

DRINKING GAME

The Wolf of Wall Street drinking game had to exist. There might not be another movie in existence that inspires it’s audience to want nothing more than to be rich as f*ck, living a life of luxury where you consume drugs and alcohol virtually all day, every day. Lets drink!

https://drinkinggamezone.com/movies/the-wolf-of-wall-street/

*Wash this whole day down with The Wolf of Wall Street Drinking Game.

SNUB – Calista Flockhart

Review –

  • Be inspired by George Patton
  • 4 am G.I. Jane workout
  • Don’t be shy about your own desires
  • Get rich “on purpose”
  • Start reading Slaughterhouse Five
  • Make Pan-Seared Loin of Venison

November 10

Look to the * for today’s advice.

GO TO A GUN RANGE DAY

MIND

Granville Sharp 1735

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https://www.westminster-abbey.org/abbey-commemorations/commemorations/granville-sharp/

As well as his campaign for the abolition of slavery, Sharp held other radical political opinions, supporting parliamentary reform and better wages for labourers. In 1776, he resigned his civil service position in disagreement with the British government’s war with its American colonists.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/sharp_granville.shtml

https://support.indiegogo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204469638-Create-a-Campaign-Step-by-Step-

Volunteer with ONE

ONE’s nationwide network of grassroots volunteers executes campaigns to end extreme poverty and preventable disease. If you’re passionate about ending poverty, we want you to join us. Click on your state to find your ONE organizer.

https://www.one.org/us/volunteer/

Act

There are many actions that you can take to support the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots’ objective of a preemptive ban on fully autonomous weapons. One way is to contact your government to find out its position on fully autonomous weapons: Does it support the calls to ban weapons systems that, once activated, would select and attack targets without meaningful human control?

https://www.stopkillerrobots.org/act/

What can YOU do to promote positive messages and employment outcomes for people with disabilities? Use the Campaign for Disability Employment’s (CDE) tools and products, and join our important dialogue about the value of disability inclusion in the workplace!

https://www.whatcanyoudocampaign.org/join-the-movement/

*Start or join a campaign to end something, support something, or to promote an improvement in something that you believe in – even if it is a radical political opinion.

BODY

Ellen Pompeo 1969

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https://www.instagram.com/ellenpompeo/

https://greenforall.turbovote.org/

To tone her stomach after giving birth, Ellen Pompeo used an intense core workout. Ellen’s trainer Gregg Miele, who also trained Gisele Bündchen and Nicole Richie post-pregnancy, shared Ellen’s ab workout with Self. Ellen Pompeo toned her abs using a stability ball for “around-the-world abs” and plank ups, which are a combination of planks and sit-ups.

http://la-story.com/2010/11/self-magazine-shares-greys-anatomys-ellen-pompeos-diet-and-fitness-tips-tricks/

Sardines

You get heart-helping omega-3 fatty acids, (which you probably knew) and calcium from the bones (which might be news!).

http://www.self.com/food/2010/04/ellen-pompeo-energy-diet-tips-slideshow/1

*You watched Ellen Pompeo in Grey’s Anatomy yesterday, try her intense core workout today. And eat sardines.

SOUL

Martin Luther 1483

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https://www.history.com/topics/reformation/martin-luther-and-the-95-theses

—“As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, so the soul from purgatory springs”—was, to Luther, “the pious defrauding of the faithful” and a glaring symptom of the need for broad reform.

http://www.economist.com/node/21541719

*Tithing has been suggested, but it shouldn’t determine whether you get into Heaven or not. You give as much to the church or to charity as your heart and soul guides you. Your relationship with God is personal and it does not have a minimum contribution to get into Heaven.

MONEY

Mikhail Kalashnikov 1919

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https://kalashnikov-usa.com/

RT: Do you think he regretted not making much money out of this?

IK: I don’t think so. He was a very modest person. That’s a Soviet kind of engineer. My grandfather also was an engineer, also working in the arms industry all his life. Such people didn’t care about money themselves; they were protecting their nation, saving the lives of their compatriots, that was their basic occupation. You can see from documentaries about Mikhail Kalashnikov, he lived a very, very modest life.

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/kalashnikov-not-interested-in-money-730/

*Today an AK will cost you around $1500. Remember that it’s OK to live a modest life and still get paid for what you have created. Go to a gun range today and relieve some stress.

ENTERTAINMENT

Richard Burton 1925 – watch Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

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http://www.richardburton.com/works/film/

Paint-blistering performances by Burton and Taylor who, as fictional husband and wife, brutally expose their decaying marriage. The two show no mercy in lacerating each other with verbal volleys in front of their dinner guests

https://www.amazon.com/Afraid-Virginia-Woolf-Elizabeth-Taylor/dp/0790732254

*As I type this, I’m upset because my wife just called this “my stupid project” – Ahh marriage. First, I want to watch this movie more than ever, and second, I have more motivation than ever to make 365DOLF a masterpiece. If it fails, I’ll remember that Richard Burton was nominated for 7 Oscars and never won.

FOOD

Tracy Morgan 1968 – lamb chops with creamy polenta and peas

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https://www.tracymorgan.com/

“A doctor said, ‘The two biggest accidents in the world was yours and Princess Diana,’ ” says Morgan. “Think about it. That’s heavy shit.” In the early-morning hours of June 7th, 2014, near Exit 9 on the New Jersey Turnpike, a Walmart truck driver who hadn’t slept in 28 hours plowed his 18-wheeler into the rear of a chauffeured limo-van taking Morgan home from a gig in Delaware. Morgan’s longtime friend James “Jimmy Mack” McNair died in the crash; three of Morgan’s fellow passengers were also hurt and have also since recovered.

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/how-tracy-morgans-near-death-accident-made-him-funnier-113476/

Comedian Tracy Morgan joins Martha to make a Sunday dinner: lamb chops with creamy polenta and peas.

http://www.marthastewart.com/252985/tracy-morgan-makes-sunday-dinner

*Appreciate life as you listen to some Tracy Morgan comedy while making his Sunday dinner. Enjoy it with your loved ones while watching Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.

SNUB – Kieman Shipka

Review –

  • Start or join a campaign to end something
  • Intense core workout
  • There is no minimum contribution into Heaven
  • Live a modest life, but get paid for your creations
  • Watch Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
  • Make lamb chops with creamy polenta and peas

November 9

Look to the * for today’s advice.

INVEST IN MARIJUANA DAY

MIND

Benjamin Banneker 1731

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http://www.black-inventor.com/Benjamin-Banneker.asp

Impressed by his abilities, Jefferson recommended Banneker to be a part of a surveying team to lay out Washington, D.C. Appointed to the three-man team by president George Washington, Banneker wound up saving the project when the lead architect quit in a fury – taking all the plans with him. Using his meticulous memory, Banneker was able to recreate the plans. Wielding knowledge like a sword, Benjamin Banneker was many things – inventor, scientist, anti-slavery proponent – and, as a result, his legacy lives on to this day.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part2/2p84.html

EAT BERRIES FOR BETTER LONG-TERM MEMORY

Another diet-related effect on memory is the mounting research that eating berries can help to stave off memory decline.

study from the University of Reading and the Peninsula Medical School found that supplementing a normal diet with blueberries for twelve weeks improved performance on spatial working memory tasks. The effects started just three weeks in and continued for the length of the study.

https://www.fastcompany.com/3028359/6-science-backed-methods-to-improve-your-memory

*Wield knowledge like a sword today. Be many things and your legacy will live on. And eat berries if you want to have a meticulous memory like Benjamin Banneker.

BODY

Lou Ferrigno 1951

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https://louferrigno.com/

https://ferrignofit.com/

LOU SAYS: “It’s vital to work the lats if you want to build a proportionate physique. Don’t just look good from the front. The back is just as important.”

https://ferrignofit.com/2017/07/four-moves-beastly-lats/

*If you’re looking to change your shape, not just chisel it, you’re going to need to challenge your muscles aggressively to promote growth. If you want to attack the lats, you’ll want to add these four exercises to your routine. These four moves will help you find your wings. Remember, you want heavy weights and low reps. Slow and steady. Lift to failure on that last set. Go Hulk Mode!

CROSSOVER – FOOD – LOU FERRIGNO’S FAVORITE BODYBUILDING SNACK & RECIPE!

2x a day: 1 can tuna fish in water 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce 1 cup 1 minute oat meal (cooked or uncooked) mix all together  Best PART: It’s Low Sodium and Great for Travel

SOUL

Donnie McClurkin 1959

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http://www.donniemcclurkin.com

You can have abundant life – a life complete with joy, love, peace and much more – John 10:10.  

In order to have a full life, there is an essential knowledge and understanding you must be equipped with to be successful…

https://www.perfectingfaith.com/

*You were created with a God-given purpose. God loves you and deems you more valuable than you can ever imagine. Live with purpose daily.

MONEY

Nick Lachey 1973

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https://www.nicklachey.com/

https://www.98degrees.com/

In a statement, Lachey said, “Ohio is my home, and as a resident and local business owner I am proud to be part of a movement that has the potential to create jobs, reinvigorate the local economy and improve the safety of our communities. Passage of this proposal will result in much-needed economic development opportunities across Ohio, and update the state’s position on marijuana in a smart and safe way.”

http://www.mtv.com/news/2215177/nick-lachey-marijuana/

Top Marijuana Stocks to Watch

Global spending on legal cannabis is expected to grow 230% to $32 billion in 2020 as compared to $9.5 in 2017, according to Arcview Market Research and BDS Analytics. The research projects a majority of that, nearly $23.4 billion will come from the United States. In context of more states voting in favor of marijuana use legalization and business interest sparking across the board, that definitely would make sense.

https://www.investopedia.com/investing/top-marijuana-stocks/

*Do your research and invest in marijuana today. Listen to 98 Degrees for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Eric Dane 1972 – watch Grey’s Anatomy

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

When Eric Dane was killed off at the beginning of Season 9 of “Grey’s Anatomy,” fans of Mark Sloan and his shirtless ways mourned his loss … but it all started to make more sense when he was cast as Tom Chandler on TNT’s “The Last Ship” a month later.

http://abc.go.com/shows/greys-anatomy

*Watch up until the beginning of season 9 of Grey’s Anatomy

FOOD

Sandra “Pepa” Denton 1964 or 1966 or 1969 – sweet potato soup with lots of salt and pepa

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

The aptly-named “Cookin’ with Salt N Pepa” will take the rappers into restaurants across the country, where they sample various dishes and learn culinary techniques.

http://www.today.com/food/cook-it-real-good-salt-n-pepa-share-their-favorite-t62446

*Listen to Salt N Pepa while making their sweet potato soup and enjoy it while watching Grey’s Anatomy.

If the soup isn’t enough, try these salt and pepper chicken wings. Push it real good.

https://www.thekitchenmagpie.com/amazing-salt-and-pepper-chicken-wings/

SNUB – Vanessa Lachey (same day as her husband but in 1980)

Review –

  • Wield knowledge like a sword
  • Attack your lats
  • You were created with a God-given purpose
  • Invest in marijuana
  • Watch Grey’s Anatomy
  • Make sweet potato soup

November 8

Look for the * for today’s advice.

NATIONAL CAPPUCCINO DAY

MIND

Margaret Mitchell 1900

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http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com/explore/destinations/margaret-mitchell-house

SHE WROTE THE BOOK OUT OF BOREDOM.

It was boredom that caused 25-year-old Margaret Mitchell to write 63 of the most beloved chapters in literary history.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/30591/10-fascinating-facts-about-gone-wind

https://www.amazon.com/Gone-Wind-Margaret-Mitchell/dp/B000GISOGS

*You watched the movie just a few days ago, now read the book. See what boredom can lead to.

BODY

Giancarlo Stanton 1989

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https://twitter.com/giancarlo818?lang=en

Stanton’s go-to exercises are push-ups and pull-ups, which he performs throughout the year. According to Stanton, he performs 100 push-ups and 100 pull-ups each day, working out his upper body and arms. This is a huge help when it comes to knocking balls out into the stadium bleachers.

https://www.foodsforbetterhealth.com/miami-marlins-right-fielder-giancarlo-stantons-workout-impressive-home-runs-revealed-19301

*Perform 100 push-ups and 100 pull-ups today. No matter how long it takes. Get to a batting cage and hit bombs.

SOUL

Minnie Riperton 1947

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https://www.allmusic.com/artist/minnie-riperton-mn0000500889/biography

On Saturday night under the stars in downtown Los Angeles, Sumney will join the Decoders, along with more than two dozen musicians and vocalists, to pay tribute to soul legend Minnie Riperton. And the song Sumney’s going to try is a reimagined version of Riperton’s mid-’70s hit, “Loving You.”

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2014/07/11/330781619/35-years-after-minnie-ripertons-death-new-fans-still-find-her

*Listen to Minnie Riperton today with someone you love. It’s good for the soul.

MONEY

Bonnie Raitt 1949

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https://www.bonnieraitt.com/

Pitchfork: You found your biggest success in your forties, beginning with 1989’s Nick of Time and 1991’s Luck of the Draw. Was it strange hitting the top at a comparatively late age?

BR: But that’s not how I measure success. How I measure success is getting to make another record and being able to the come back to the same town and play again cause you sold out the last time. To me, I was successful all the way up to Nick of Time. I had a moderate, steady following, and for about four years there, I had a much bigger following. My career is based on the slow build of an audience based on putting on a good show live and putting out a record every couple of years. I was already doing really well in terms of my goals, to keep my fans coming back.

https://pitchfork.com/thepitch/1060-bonnie-raitt-on-her-legacy-of-playing-hard-working-harder/

*Remember that YOU measure your own success. What are your business or financial goals? If you are meeting those goals, it doesn’t matter what others think. Listen to Bonnie Raitt for justification.

ENTERTAINMENT

Milton Bradley 1836 – play The Game of Life

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http://www.hasbro.com/en-us/

This game attempts to mirror life events many people go through from going to college, raising a family, buying a home, working and retiring.

The intent of the game is to have the most assets at the end of the game, assets are earned primarily by working and earning tokens with dollars amount on them. Additionally the first person to complete the course gets additional money tokens.

There is a very linear board that you move along by spinning a wheel or landing on spaces that tell you to move to a specific space or forward or back. There are a handful of intersections where you can choose to go one direction or another but they ultimately have similar spaces and meet back up quickly. There are a handful of choices regarding insurance and investments but for the most part it is a game of luck.

https://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-04000-Game-Life/dp/B00CM2IFT2

*Get together with friends and family to play The Game of Life board game today. If you haven’t played it since you were a kid, you’ll be surprised at the life lessons that happen. See if it mirrors your life so far.

FOOD

Gordon Ramsay 1966 – cappuccino of white beans

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https://www.gordonramsay.com/

I ask about the swearing. “Fuck!” he said. “When you saw those two Kitchen Nightmares condensed into one – last year when they had those 298 ‘fucks’ – I wasn’t proud of that. There has come a time when, at the age of 43, I’m getting a bit tired of the foul-mouthed bully chef. But I’ve never tried to get the Great British blue-rinse nation to start falling in love with me. I don’t want a radical change where I have to put a woolly hat and scarf on and go round every Women’s Institute and improve their Victoria sponge or show them a much better recipe for spotted dick.”

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2010/mar/14/gordon-ramsay-petrus-interview

National Cappuccino Day – November 8

Enjoy a cup on November 8 as we celebrate National Cappuccino Day! Double espresso, steamed milk and foam. Let’s be honest. Is there ever a bad time for cappuccino? Start the day with a steaming mug of frothy cappuccino, or wind down after dinner with a hot, relaxing cup alongside a rich dessert. Served hot, iced, in a mug, or on the go — there is no wrong way to indulge.

https://nationaltoday.com/%E2%80%8Bnational-cappuccino-day/

This soup is one of my signature dishes, and is sure to play a part on the New York menu. It’s been on the menu of my restaurant in Chelsea since we opened. A thick white bean puree is transformed into a light and frothy “cappuccino”, then garnished with exquisite truffle shavings. It pays to go through the time and effort of using dried beans, as you will not get the same flavour and texture with tinned.

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/cappuccino-of-white-beans-with-grated-truffle-8xvw3ft9zj5

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/2531/cappuccino-of-white-beans

*Enjoy this play on cappuccino as a white bean soup compliments of Gordon Ramsey. When you do make it, don’t mess up or he will fuck you up. Enjoy.

https://www.gordonramsay.com/gr/recipes/coffee-and-chocolate-cups/

*Make these coffee and chocolate cups for dessert. Do not fuck this up.

SNUB – Tara Reid

Review –

  • Start reading Gone With the Wind
  • 100 push ups and 100 pull ups
  • Listen to Minnie Riperton
  • You measure your own success
  • Play The Game of Life
  • Make white bean soup

November 7

Look for the * for today’s advice.

SWEAT FOR FUN DAY

MIND

Madame Curie 1867

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https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1903/marie-curie/biographical/

She immersed herself in French and math and made ends meet cleaning glassware in university labs. She rationed her intake of food until, on more than one occasion, she collapsed of weakness. Science thrilled her, and she earned a degree in physics in 1893 and another in mathematics the following year.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/madame-curies-passion-74183598/

*Immerse yourself in what thrills you. Even if you have to grind to make ends meet.

BODY

Amy Purdy 1979

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http://amypurdy.com/

Sweat for fun, not work. As a professional athlete, this one may be trickier for Purdy than most. But doing a workout you’re excited about, rather than one you feel forced to finish, is critical to staying on top of your game, says Purdy. “Working out for me…[is] more to take care of myself and get those endorphins going versus it being a job like it was a few years ago

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/blogs/the-fit-stop-8/

https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_purdy_living_beyond_limits/transcript?language=en

http://adacs.org/

Amy was also featured in a Super Bowl Commercial for her partner Toyota which aired just after kickoff. The commercial fettered Amy Running, Dancing, Snowboarding, modeling and speaking all to the voice of the great Mohammad Ali and his ” How Great I am” speech.

http://amypurdy.com/

*Get those endorphins going today by running, dancing, and/or snowboarding. Watch Amy Purdy’s TED talk about living beyond limits, for motivation – you have no excuses today.

SOUL

Billy Graham 1918

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https://billygraham.org/

Limitless God

By Billy Graham   •   November 8   •   Topics: God

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy . . .
—Zephaniah 3:17

The world’s millions could come down to the beach and reach out their hands to be filled with sea water. They could each take as much as they wanted, as much as they needed-and still the ocean would remain unchanged. Its might and power would be the same, the life in its unfathomable depths would continue unaltered, although it had supplied the needs of every single person standing with outstretched hands along its shores.

So it is with God. He can be everywhere at once, heeding the prayers of all who call out in the name of Christ; performing the mighty miracles that keep the stars in their places, and the plants bursting up through the earth, and the fish swimming in the sea. There is no limit to God. There is no limit to His wisdom. There is no limit to His power. There is no limit to His love. There is no limit to His mercy.

Prayer for the day

Almighty God, how glorious are my thoughts of You, for You are everywhere—loving and caring for the minutest details of our lives!

*On Billy Graham’s website you can get a daily devotional and a prayer for the day. This may be something that you want to put in your daily routine.

MONEY

Laura Vitale 1986

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https://www.youtube.com/user/LauraVitalesKitchen

The channel has over 2.8 million subscribers as of early 2017 and has accumulated over 400 million views so far. It is able to get an average of 230,000 views per day from different sources. This should generate an estimated revenue of around $350 per day ($130,000 a year) from the ads that appear on the videos.

http://naibuzz.com/2017/02/23/much-money-laura-kitchen-makes-youtube-net-worth/

http://www.laurainthekitchen.com/

*This makes me realize that I need to get a 365DOLF youtube channel. My ultimate goal is to have a 365DOLF satellite radio station one day.

ENTERTAINMENT

Morgan Spurlock 1970 – watch Super Size Me

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http://morganspurlock.com/

Morgan Spurlock is an award-winning and Academy Award-nominated writer, director and producer and president and founder of full-service New York-based production studio Warrior Poets. His first film, SUPER SIZE ME, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best Directing honors. The film went on to win the inaugural Writers Guild of America Best Documentary Screenplay award as well as garner an Academy Award nomination for Best Feature Documentary.

https://www.amazon.com/Super-Size-DVD-John-Banzhaf/dp/B0002OXVBO

*Get some McDonald’s food (maybe for the last time) and watch Super Size Me. It almost won an Oscar and it may just keep you from eating fast food ever again.

FOOD

Captain James Cook 1728 – crockpot brown sugar pineapple ham

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http://allrecipes.com/recipes/734/us-recipes/us-recipes-by-state/hawaii/

http://www.laurainthekitchen.com/recipes/crockpot-brown-sugar-pineapple-ham/

Natives mistook him for a god when he landed in the Hawaiian Islands. 
During Cook’s third voyage, he became the first European to set foot on Hawaii, which he called the “Sandwich Islands” after his patron the Earl of Sandwich. Hawaiians at Kealakekua Bay celebrated Cook’s January 1779 landing with joyous celebrations, and for good reason: by some strange coincidence, the explorer’s arrival coincided with an annual festival honoring the Hawaiian fertility god Lono. Since the natives had never seen white men or massive sailing ships like Cook’s, they assumed he was their deity and lavished him with feasts and gifts. The Europeans responded by greedily stripping Kealakekua of food and supplies, but when one of Cook’s sailors died from a stroke, the natives realized the strangely dressed Europeans weren’t immortals after all. From then on, Cook’s relationship with the Hawaiians became increasingly strained.

https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-captain-james-cook

*Enjoy Laura Vitale’s brown sugar pineapple ham, using ingredients from Hawaii to celebrate the birthday of Captain James Cook.

Captain Morgan Original Rum & Pineapple Juice

Add a tropical touch with a pour of pineapple juice that picks up on the Caribbean connections of Captain Morgan Original Rum for a delicious mixed drink.

https://uk.thebar.com/recipe/captain-morgan-original-rum-and-pineapple-juice

*And wash it down with a Captain and Pineapple.

SNUB – Lorde

Review –

  • Immerse yourself in what thrills you
  • Sweat for fun
  • Get a prayer for the day
  • Get a YouTube channel
  • Watch Super Size Me
  • Make crock-pot brown sugar pineapple ham