April 15

Look for the * for today’s advice

EMMA DAY

MIND

Leonardo da Vinci 1452

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https://www.leonardoda-vinci.org/

Leonardo da Vinci was a true genius who graced this world with his presence from April 15, 1452 to May 2, 1519. He is among the most influential artists in history, having left a significant legacy not only in the realm of art but in science as well, each discipline informing his mastery of the other.

https://www.leonardodavinci.net/

https://www.mos.org/leonardo/node/1

http://www.da-vinci-inventions.com/

  1. CURIOSITÀ (CURIOSITY) — “An insatiably curious approach to life and an unrelenting quest for continuous learning.”

http://www.andreabalt.com/7-ways-to-think-like-leonardo-da-vinci/

*Have CURIOSITA like Leonardo da Vinci. Leave a legacy.

BODY

Emma Thompson 1959

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https://www.businessinsider.com/emma-thompson-turned-down-trump-while-playing-hillary-clinton-role-2018-9

Emma Thompson said Trump once asked her out while she was playing a character inspired by Hillary Clinton

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/09/emma-thompson-donald-trump-date

The 57-year-old thespian has embarked on an ‘anti-diet diet’ – involving no fad foods such as chia seeds, kale and gluten free items – with the help of the Duchess of Cambridge’s dietitian, Louise Parker.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4086048/She-s-one-trust-Emma-Thompson-57-dropped-size-14-10-just-six-weeks-thanks-Duchess-Cambridge-s-diet-guru.html

https://www.amazon.com/Howards-End-Anthony-Hopkins/dp/0767817680

*Have an anti-diet diet day. No fad foods today, just real food. Plants and Animals. Watch Emma Thompson win an Oscar in the movie Howards End for motivation.

SOUL

Guru Nanak 1469

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https://www.sikhs.org/guru1.htm

He strove for religious tolerance and universal brotherhood which comes through in the following hymn:

No one is my enemy, No one is a foreigner, For me, there is no Hindu, no Muslim, With all I am at peace. God within us renders us, Incapable of hate and prejudice.”

http://www.sikhfoundation.org/people-events/guru-nanaks-universal-message/

*This verse is what 365DOLF is all about. Live it. If you haven’t gotten to this place yet, hopefully you will by the end of this year. Be incapable of hate and prejudice.

MONEY

Roy Raymond 1947

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http://www.slate.com/articles/business/when_big_businesses_were_small/2013/10/victoria_s_secret_founding_roy_raymond_had_a_great_idea_but_les_wexner_was.html

This is not to say that the billions of dollars the company now possesses would have prevented him from making that fatal choice. In the end, money doesn’t buy happiness, but giving up on your dreams can be deadly.

http://elitedaily.com/money/entrepreneurship/why-the-man-who-founded-victorias-secret-killed-himself/877370/

https://www.victoriassecret.com/

Why the Founder of Victoria’s Secret Threw Himself off a Bridge

The Victoria’s Secret show costs more than $10 million to put on and is hailed as one of the most important fashion shows in the world.  What is not so known about the company is the tragic story of its founder, Roy Raymond.  Raymond started the company after being influenced by a shopping trip he’d just taken with his wife.

“Our original idea was to have a store where men felt comfortable shopping for lingerie. It all began when Roy went shopping for me, and felt out of place in a lingerie store. Victoria’s Secret tried to change that,” says Gaye, Roy’s wife.   Gaye is now a 65-year old professor at Samuel Merritt University.

The couple had five shops by 1982, and then made the horrible mistake of selling the company for $5 million to Leslie Wexner, founder of The Limited.

http://standardtimespress.org/?p=3424

*Don’t worry about money, but don’t give up on your dreams either. If it’s your dream, see it through.

ENTERTAINMENT

Emma Watson 1990 – watch Beauty and the Beast

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http://emma-watson.net/

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

Emma Watson just gets better as time marches on. She graduated from Brown University in 2014, the same year the then-24-year-old British actress was officially named the new Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N.’s gender-equality arm, U.N. Women.

www.thelist.com/36956/stunning-transformation-emma-watson/?utm_campaign=clip

http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/news/omgyes-the-sex-education-website-that-emma-watson-loves-15912

http://movies.disney.com/beauty-and-the-beast-2017

Belle’s insatiable appetite for knowledge inspires us to learn something new every day. We may not be in school anymore, but we’ll always be curious, and we’ll always be reading a book. And when Belle teaches Beast to read, our hearts melt every time.

https://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Beast-Plus-Bonus-Features/dp/B06XHT77PT

*Watch another Emma in Beauty and the Beast – my wife’s favorite.

FOOD

Seth Rogen 1982 – wiener wellington

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

Friends are forever

Seth Rogen and James Franco first worked together on the cult teen drama Freaks and Geeks in 1999.  The pair have remained good friends and worked together on films such as Pineapple Express.

https://www.dailyedge.ie/7-important-life-lessons-you-can-learn-from-seth-rogen-870912-Apr2013/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5bDr8K4h-w

http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1017512-pineapple-express

https://www.amazon.com/Sausage-Party-Seth-Rogen/dp/B01JBAQNCS

https://www.amazon.com/Pineapple-Express-Seth-Rogen/dp/B001N4TBLG

*Learn how to make it from the very funny video and then invite your best friends over to watch Sausage Party while enjoying Seth Rogen’s wiener wellington. Wash it down with a Pineapple Express cocktail.

SNUB – Nikita Khrushchev 1894

Review –

  • Have curiasita
  • The No Diet Diet
  • Be incapable of hate and prejudice
  • Don’t give up on your dreams
  • Watch Beauty and the Beast
  • Make wiener wellington

April 14

The * marks today’s advice.

PALM SUNDAY

MIND

Fredric Jameson 1934

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https://www.versobooks.com/books/1528-representing-capital

“Genuine thinking” — the liberation of its practice is Jameson’s signature achievement, and the humanity of its vision his indispensable challenge to the American academy today.

https://prelectur.stanford.edu/lecturers/jameson/

Genuine people respond to internal expectations, not external ones. Genuine people spend time thinking about and exploring their own beliefs, ideals, standards, and expectations because they rely on the answers to these questions to give them direction and purpose in life.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-squeaky-wheel/201503/the-7-habits-truly-genuine-people

*Be a genuine person to have your own direction and purpose in life. Explore your own beliefs, standards, and expectations today to give you that purpose.

BODY

Anderson Silva 1975

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http://www.spidersilva.com/

No alcohol or deserts

Stick to high intensity training, get more done in shorter periods of time rather than going to the gym and slugging it for hours. You will build up a sweat and burn fat quicker

http://addictedtoeverything.com/motivational/anderson-silvas-diet-and-exercise-regime/

*Do this high intensity training, possibly at an MMA gym near you, and remember no alcohol or desserts today.

SOUL

Anne Sullivan 1866

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https://www.afb.org/annesullivan/

Keller later referred to that day as “my soul’s birthday.” Over the next 49 years, with Sullivan by her side and serving as her ears, Keller achieved fame as a writer, activist and humanitarian. Together they changed many misconceptions about people with disabilities.

http://www.legacy.com/news/explore-history/article/anne-sullivan-miracle-worker

Please feel free to donate to this worthy cause. Donations to the Anne Sullivan Foundation are currently used to support our Outreach Service, the development of services for people who are deafblind and who wish to continue living in the community and the maintenance and development of our existing facilities.

https://www.annesullivan.ie/

*Another opportunity to donate to a worthy cause – to help change misconceptions about people with disabilities.

MONEY

Pete Rose 1941

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http://peterose4256.com/

Pete Rose is one of the most well-known hitters in baseball history for a variety of reasons. He had the most hits of any player ever. He also had the most at bats and played in the most games. He had the longest hitting streak in the history of the National League – 44 games. He played on some of the best major league teams in the ’70s and was nicknamed “Charlie Hustle.” But he was also banned from baseball for betting. Since his expulsion there has been a large push for his inclusion in the Hall of Fame, a position he cannot attain.

http://baseballjudgments.tripod.com/id93.html

What people keep buying is not just the autograph, but also the experience of getting it. Plenty of ballplayers can engage with the fan base, but nobody does it better or embraces it more than Rose does.

http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/even-after-25-years-pete-roses-ban-from-baseball-is-money-in-the-bank/

*Realize that people may want the experience as much as the product. Keep this in mind as you come up with your business model. Don’t gamble on not giving someone an experience.

ENTERTAINMENT

Adrien Brody 1973 – watch The Pianist

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https://www.thevintagenews.com/2018/03/10/adrien-brody/

The final ghetto scenes in which the starved pianist wanders across the Warsaw Getto required a special commitment from Brody, who had to lose 30 pounds and drop to an unbelievable 130 pounds.

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/whatever-happened-to-adrien-brody-best-actor-oscar-winner-king-kong-peaky-blinders-de-niro-wes-a7882751.html

Know history, to have a broad knowledge and so not be a sucker. Hitler’s Europe was a world devoid of intellectualism, where they burned books and rewrote history. We have amazing opportunities to learn history from many different perspectives, and judge for ourselves. The challenge is – wading through the immense amount of information we need to deal with every day.

http://www.focusfeatures.com/the_pianist

*Watch Adrien Brody give up everything to win an Oscar in The Pianist.

FOOD

Abigail Breslin 1996 – spaghetti oreganata

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https://www.deseretnews.com/article/695194694/Food-Network-is-featuring-recipes-inspired-by-No-Reservations-movie.html

The Food Network is airing three hours of programming celebrating the movie “No Reservations.” At 5 p.m., “Emeril Live” will feature guest appearances by two of the film’s stars, Aaron Eckhart and Abigail Breslin.

http://www.abigail-breslin.net/

https://www.amazon.com/No-Reservations-Catherine-Zeta-Jones/dp/B00005JPSM

*Enjoy this spaghetti oreganata from the movie No Reservations, while watching Abigail Breslin in it.

SNUB – Baker Mayfield

Review –

  • Be a genuine person
  • Spider workout
  • Donate to Anne Sullivan Foundation
  • Give people an experience
  • Watch The Pianist
  • Make spaghetti oreganata

April 13

Look for the * for today’s advice.

PLAY SCRABBLE DAY

MIND

Thomas Jefferson 1743

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https://home.monticello.org/

https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/thomas-jefferson/

 

  1. Never put off till tomorrow what you can do to-day.
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
  3. Never spend your money before you have it.
  4. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you.
  5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
  6. We never repent of having eaten too little.
  7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
  8. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
  9. Take things always by their smooth handle.
  10. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, an hundred.

 

https://www.jewelsofhappiness.com/10-practical-life-lessons-from-thomas-jefferson/

*Pick one of the above Thomas Jefferson practical life lessons to focus on today. For me, I’m going to focus on #1. I’m not going to put anything off until tomorrow. I’m taking care of everything that I can today.

BODY

Allison Williams 1988

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http://allison-williams.org/

Through her parents, TV producer and radio host Jane Stoddard Williams and longtime NBC newsman Brian Williams, she was exposed to the world of overexposure and, she hopes, inoculated against its common side effects, such as elephantiasis of the ego and bad manners. As a kid, she met presidents and walked on red carpets.

https://www.allure.com/story/allison-williams-interview-march-2017

https://www.soul-cycle.com/

I do two different things. For cardio I do SoulCycle. I really don’t like to run, plus I have terrible knees and get bored on the elliptical. SoulCycle is basically a dance party on a bicycle, and you burn calories and it’s so fun. Then I also do Core Fusion at Exhale Spa locations. It mixes together Pilates and barre method. It’s really hard and kicks my butt, so those two together work perfectly. On a good week, I’d like to do two of each, but on a realistic week, it’s one or two.

http://www.shape.com/blogs/fit-famous/allison-williams-fitness-dieting-and-scoring-gorgeous-skin

https://darebee.com/workouts/core-fusion-workout.html

*You just did a SoulCycle workout, so today it’s going to be a Core Fusion workout. Find a class or a workout online.

SOUL

Madalyn Murray O’Hair 1919

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http://www.newsweek.com/madalyn-murray-ohair-most-hated-woman-america-netflix-atheism-biopic-574697

There were pioneers in atheism, and they weren’t all burned at the stake. “The most hated woman in America” was the sobriquet Life magazine bestowed on Madalyn Murray O’Hair, whose suit against the Baltimore Public School System went all the way to the Supreme Court and ended prayer in public schools in 1963.

https://www.atheists.org/

“An Atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An Atheist accepts that heaven is something for which we should work now — here on earth — for all men together to enjoy. An Atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer, but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, to subdue it and to enjoy it. An Atheist accepts that only in a knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help lead to a life of fulfillment.”

http://www.pbs.org/godinamerica/people/madalyn-murray-ohair.html

*A true leap of faith for some may be that the above description of an Atheist sounds pretty good.

MONEY

Alfred Mosher Butts 1899

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https://scrabble.hasbro.com/en-us/tools

Butts died in 1993 and did not become rich from his invention, but he was able to enjoy the worldwide popularity of Scrabble

http://lemelson.mit.edu/resources/alfred-mosher-butts

*Playing Scrabble could be your entertainment for the day but realize that as you’re working on your business, you want to see the benefits of your hard work. So don’t delay – get busy T O D A Y.

ENTERTAINMENT

Aaron Lewis 1972 – listen to Staind and/or Aaron Lewis

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http://www.staind.com/

http://aaronlewismusic.com/

Aaron Lewis revels in irony. The singer, who once appeared on the cover of High Times magazine holding a bong, arrives for an interview sporting a narcotics law-enforcement cap. Equally ironic is the fact that the frontman for the hard-rock group Staind just released one of the most country-sounding albums of the year. Titled Sinner.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-country/aaron-lewis-on-controversy-being-too-country-and-future-of-staind-121607/

http://www.mtv.com/artists/staind/

*Listen to Aaron Lewis as the lead man of Staind if you want rock. Listen to his solo stuff if you want country.

FOOD

Frank Woolworth 1852 – ham salad sandwich

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https://www.woolworths.com.au/

The Dime Store King

Frank Woolworth was a visionary retailer who pioneered many of the selling techniques still used today. A self-made man, he rose from humble beginnings as a farm boy to become the head of the largest chain of shops in the world.

http://www.grouprecipes.com/55747/woolworths-lunch-counter-ham-salad.html

*Go back in time and make this Woolworth’s lunch counter ham salad sandwich. Make it available for everyone

Greensboro Lunch Counter

Racial segregation was still legal in the United States on February 1, 1960, when four African American college students sat down at this Woolworth counter in Greensboro, North Carolina. Politely asking for service at this “whites only” counter, their request was refused. When asked to leave, they remained in their seats. Their sit-in drew national attention and helped ignite a youth-led movement to challenge inequality throughout the South.

http://americanhistory.si.edu/exhibitions/greensboro-lunch-counter

BONUS – “Anyway, I’ve had my doughnut today. I have a doughnut every morning. The same kind, from a street cart. Vanilla frosted with sprinkles on one half, weirdly. How hard is it to sprinkle the whole thing?”  – Allison Williams

 *Have your daily doughnut for dessert. Get Out

SNUB – Garry Kasparov 1963

Review –

  • Thomas Jefferson life lesson
  • Core Fusion workout
  • You don’t have to believe in God to be a good person
  • Work hard to see the benefits
  • Listen to Staind
  • Ham salad sandwich and a doughnut

April 12

Check out the * for today’s advice.

DON’T STAY IN YOUR LANE DAY

MIND

Henry Clay 1777

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https://henryclay.org/

The Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship hosts their annual Henry Clay Student Congress. Students from all 50 states travel to Lexington, Kentucky to learn the value of compromise, bipartisanship, and policy making.

https://www.ket.org/series/KHCSC/

http://www.henryclaycenter.org/site/

Clay’s last public efforts on behalf of the Compromise of 1850 cemented his position as an advocate of national unity above all else. His stirring denunciation of secessionist rhetoric echoes in a melancholy tone when one considers the enormity that tore the nation apart less than a decade after his death, but its power is undeniable.

http://www.the-american-interest.com/2011/07/01/judging-henry-clay/

https://cateringinstitute.com/the-power-of-compromise/

*All of Congress should have to attend the Henry Clay Center for Statesmanship. Don’t you ever underestimate the value of compromise even if our government officials can’t seem to grasp it. Compromise with someone today.

BODY

Brooklyn Decker 1987

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https://www.finery.com/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/celiashatzman/2017/03/20/meet-finery-com-the-new-site-that-will-change-how-you-shop-and-get-dressed/#5878e8e0501d

Step 1: Jump Rope (100 jumps)

Step 2: Burpees (10 reps)

Step 3: Jumping Jacks with 3-lb weights (25 reps)

Step 4: Mountain Climbers (10 reps)

Step 5: Squat Jumps (10 reps)

http://www.shape.com/celebrities/celebrity-workouts/brooklyn-deckers-fat-burning-cardio-workout

“The worst advice would be when someone told me to stay in my lane. I, at the time, was modeling and was going to make the very cliché transition into acting, it’s one that a lot of people take, and I think that they had the best intentions in mind.”

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/brooklyn-decker-shares-worst-advice/story?id=57228057

*Do the above Brooklyn Decker workout to burn fat. Have you seen her? It works. Don’t stay in your lane today – except when you are driving.

SOUL

Beverly Cleary 1916

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http://www.beverlycleary.com/

In 2000, to honor her invaluable contributions to children’s literature, Beverly Cleary was named a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress.

http://www.dropeverythingandread.com/beverlycleary.html

All of creation was designed with a need for Sabbath rest. From the beginning of time, God modeled it for himself and ordained it for all creation. But the concept of Sabbath rest is something that modern society seems to have forgotten.

https://www.granolasoul.com/beverly-cleary-simplicity-sabbath/

Rest on the next possible Sunday. It must work. As I type this, Beverly Cleary is 102.

MONEY

David Letterman 1947

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http://worldwidepantslicensing.com/LicenseStream/Home/LicenseStream.aspx

Top Ten Things we Learned from David Letterman About Finance

  1. Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses

David Letterman was always his own man. In the warring-with-Leno years, if he’d once attempted to be a “me too” version of The Tonight Show it never would have worked. His career was long because he didn’t compare himself to the Joneses. He won Emmys because he didn’t compete.

Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter, in their groundbreaking book Rich Dad, Poor Dad, caution against “the Rat Race.” We’re so busy comparing ourselves with everyone else we forget our goals…our soul. Who I AM and what I WANT are personal goals, and don’t need to be tied to stuff or competition.

https://www.stackingbenjamins.com/top-ten-things-learned-david-letterman-money/

*How are you different? Are you following your own unique path? What could you eliminate in your life to stop “competing?” – don’t try to keep up with us Joneses.

ENTERTAINMENT

Ed O’Neil 1946 – watch Married with Children

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https://abc.go.com/shows/modern-family/cast/jay-pritchett

Al’s anger is largely directed at women who don’t look like Playboy models, and the show’s misogyny is so casual and pervasive, you fail to notice it after a while. At the same time, for all the enlightened politics of today’s television, I don’t know of another show that so perfectly (if inadvertently) captures the manifold ugly facets of male impotence and rage.

https://www.newsweek.com/2014/09/05/life-lessons-married-children-266338.html

http://www.tbs.com/shows/married-with-children

You could watch him as Jay Pritchett, but take today to watch Ed O’Neill as Al Bundy in Married with Children. SIDE NOTE – On my 21st birthday (7/14/93), I asked my best friend Chad – “Am I drunk or is that Al Bundy?” – I was drunk and it was Al Bundy, dancing at The Magic Twanger in his hometown of Youngstown, Ohio.

FOOD

Andy Garcia 1956 – cream cheese flan

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https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/cream-cheese-flan-234359

This is one of actor Andy Garcia’s favorite dishes; the recipe comes from his wife, Marivi.

https://www.amazon.com/Godfather-Part-III-Widescreen/dp/B0007Y08NI

BONUS: Claire Danes 1979 – salad from Omen restaurant in Soho

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I found myself fantasizing most heavily and most readily about this one salad I eat at a restaurant called Omen, a Japanese restaurant in Soho.

What makes that salad so great?
It was my centerfold salad. It was avocado and arugula—those two primary ingredients. Then a mushroom in there and I think there must be some kind of miso paste in the dressing. Whatever it is, it’s the best thing ever. It’s one of my favorite dishes of all time.

Avocado & Arugula Salad with cucumber, red radish, oyster mushroom & sesame dressing

$14.50

http://www.bonappetit.com/columns/back-of-the-napkin-columns/article/claire-danes

http://www.sho.com/homeland

*Make yourself this Avocado & Arugula salad for dinner and then reward yourself with the cream cheese flan. You can enjoy both while watching Andy Garcia in Godfather 3 and/or Claire Danes in the series Homeland. Or just keep it light and watch episodes of Married With Children.

SNUB – John Hagee 1940

Review –

  • Compromise with someone
  • Fat burning workout
  • Rest on the Sabbath
  • Don’t try to keep up with the Joneses
  • Watch Married with Children
  • Avocado and Arugula salad with cream cheese flan for dessert

April 11

Look for the * for today’s advice.

BRAZILIAN BUTT LIFT DAY

MIND

Edward Everett 1794

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https://harvardmagazine.com/2013/11/vita-edward-everett

At Gettysburg, Everett held the crowd spellbound for two hours. But his words are not the ones that are remembered from that day. When Abraham Lincoln followed Everett to the podium, the president spoke for only three minutes, but what he said entered the national memory and has remained there ever since.

http://www.massmoments.org/moment.cfm?mid=333

*A great DYK conversation starter. “Happy Birthday to Edward Everett. Who’s that? Are you kidding? That’s who spoke before President Lincoln at Gettysburg.”

BODY

Alessandra Ambrosio 1981

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http://alessandraambrosio.com/main2.htm

Over the weekend, rumors spread that this year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai would be Alessandra Ambrosio’s last one ever. Though reports yesterday appeared to confirm the news, the VS Angel refrained from publicly addressing the news herself on social media—until now. In an emotional Instagram post this morning, the model said goodbye to the VSFS, after walking 17 shows.

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/models/a13817284/alessandra-ambrosio-victorias-secret-goodbye/

https://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/brazil_butt_lift.do

Ale (or Alessandra) demanded that she wants to have long legs, thinner thighs and also a tight buttock. Leandro worked on her query and as a result, he gave birth to a great idea called “Brazil Butt Lift”

http://healthyceleb.com/alessandra-ambrosio-workout-routine-and-diet-plan/3487

https://www.amazon.com/Beachbody-Brazil-Butt-Lift-Workout/dp/B00337MOMO

*Perform the Brazil Butt Lift today.

SOUL

Ethel Kennedy 1928

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http://www.ethelmovie.com/

https://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/The-Kennedy-Family/Ethel-Skakel-Kennedy.aspx

Despite a life of privilege, Ethel Kennedy is no stranger to tragedy. Her parents were killed in a plane crash in 1955. Besides her husband, she lost two children — Michael in a skiing accident in 1997 and David from a drug overdose in 1984 — and the family has had its share of legal troubles.

http://www.news-gazette.com/news/local/2014-05-11/ethel-kennedy-still-pillar-strength-her-family.html

*No matter how great someone’s life looks, remember that people are dealing with life’s tragedies all of the time. You don’t know what the people that you encounter today are dealing with.

MONEY

Michelle Phan 1987

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http://michellephan.com/

Michelle Phan may have got a humble start on YouTube, but she is well on her way to helming a billion-dollar unicorn: her subscription beauty sampling business, Ipsy, last month raised $100 million to value the company at over $500 million.

“I didn’t have a roadmap, I just did it because it was meaningful to me and I wanted to disrupt the beauty industry,”

https://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2015/10/05/how-michelle-phan-built-a-500-million-company/#74556048c4a2

https://mashable.com/2016/02/13/michelle-phan-starting-over/#p2OuvDMzuSql

“The first advice I give to any women who want to become an entrepreneur is find a problem that you see in any industry, and if you’re very passionate about it, find a solution,”

http://time.com/money/4929765/youtube-sensation-michelle-phan-founded-a-500-million-company-heres-her-advice-to-aspiring-entrepreneurs/

*You might not have a road map – do what is meaningful to you. With YouTube and social media, the sky is the limit to be an entrepreneur. Find a problem and solve it online for people. What industry can you disrupt? 

ENTERTAINMENT

Joss Stone 1987

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http://www.jossstone.com/

Joss Stone is a free spirit full of positivity and substantial spunk, who has chosen how she wants to live her life and has made those dreams come true.

https://hightimes.com/culture/high-times-interview-joss-stone/

*Listen to the positivity and spunk of Joss Stone.

FOOD

Jennifer Esposito 1973 – banana French toast

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

Actress Jennifer Esposito came by The Chew to talk about her struggle with Celiac disease and to whip up her No-Bake gluten-free Banana French Toast recipe.

http://www.eatthis.com/jennifer-esposito-gluten-free/

https://nypost.com/2016/03/13/actress-jennifer-espositos-bakery-ensnared-in-43m-suit/

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-chew/recipes/banana-french-toast-jennifer-esposito

https://www.amazon.com/Crash-Sandra-Bullock/dp/B002WQB0Q8

*Enjoy Jennifer Esposito’s banana French toast while watching her in Crash.

SNUB – Percy Julian 1899

Review –

  • DYK Edward Everett
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
  • Everybody is going through something
  • Do what is meaningful to you
  • Listen to Joss Stone
  • Make Banana French Toast

April 10

Seek out the * for today’s advice.

BUILD YOUR BRAND DAY

MIND

Mandy Moore 1984

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https://www.nbc.com/this-is-us

ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR PARTNER’S PAST, BUT RESIST THE URGE TO CYBER-STALK

“It’s normal to be curious about the way that the ex looks, etc.,” she says, “but don’t reach out to the ex or attempt to talk to or stalk him or her. This is unhealthy behavior that will upset your new relationship and destroy the trust that you are building.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/better/health/6-important-relationship-lessons-we-can-all-learn-us-ncna802341

Moore’s passion for singing and the stage can be traced back to Park Maitland School, where she attended from kindergarten through sixth grade in the late 1980s and early 1990s. She lived in Longwood with her family but attended the Maitland school because it had a reputation for supporting children and their natural talents — especially in the arts.

https://www.orangeobserver.com/article/this-is-us-star-mandy-moore-discovered-her-talents-at-park-maitland-school

https://www.facebook.com/mandymooremm/

*Regardless of what your relationship status is, take this advice from Mandy Moore and leave your ex and your partner’s ex alone.

BODY

Daisy Ridley 1992

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https://www.glamour.com/story/daisy-ridley-star-wars-rey-january-2018-cover-story

The parallels between the actress and her Star Wars character are almost comically—cosmically?—accurate. Like Jedi-in-training Rey, Ridley was plucked from obscurity (London, not a junkyard in Jakku) and thrust into a role of great responsibility: reenergizing one of the most beloved film series of all time while holding her own opposite veterans like Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, and Mark Hamill, who returns as Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

http://www.starwars.com/the-last-jedi/

Daisy Ridley Rey Workout Wednesday: Full Body Strength Training

Exercise Sets Reps
1. Barbell Back Squat 3 8, 5, 3
2. Overhead Press 3 8, 8, 6
3. Bent Over Row 3 8, 8, 6
4. Lateral Raise 3 12
5. Barbell Walking Lunge 3 12 each leg
6. Spider Curls 3 10

*Complete this Jedi workout today. There is no “try”

SOUL

Babyface 1959

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http://www.babyfacemusic.com/

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds is one of a kind. Aside from his own hit singles and albums over the years, he helped mold many of the industry’s best R&B and soul artists for the last few decades.

http://theboombox.com/babyface-legend-award-boyz-ii-men-bobby-brown-brandy-2015-soul-train-awards/

*Sit back, relax, and listen to the soul soothing music of Babyface. And when can I see you again?

MONEY

John Madden 1936

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https://www.easports.com/madden-nfl

http://www.profootballhof.com/players/john-madden/

A lot has changed since Oakland Raiders Coach John Madden spent time on trains drawing up plays with EA (EA) founder Trip Hawkins in 1988. But one thing has remained consistent: The football franchise is still a perennial bestseller for the game publisher.

“Madden is instrumental for EA in the sense that this is relatively easy money,” said Peter Warman, founder of video game research firm Newzoo, who noted that the Madden games sell well on mobile platforms.

But that success does come with a price. EA pays the National Football League and NFL Players Association $50 million to be the exclusive video game licensee, and the company pays John Madden an additional $2 million for the rights to his name.

http://money.cnn.com/2013/09/05/technology/innovation/madden-25/index.html

*Playing Madden could be your entertainment for the day, but realize how much money John Madden has made from lending his name to this video game franchise. He built up his identity as a successful coach and color commentator first. To be a brand you have to create the brand.

ENTERTAINMENT

Charlie Hunnam 1980 – watch Sons of Anarchy

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http://www.fxtv.com.au/sons-of-anarchy

He is known in some quarters as the guy who backed out of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” He is known in others as the conflicted capo of a California motorcycle gang in the FX series “Sons of Anarchy.” Four years ago, he starred in Guillermo del Toro’s “Pacific Rim,” and a decade before that played a menacing albino Confederate in Anthony Minghella’s “Cold Mountain.” Across the pond, in his native England, he rose to fame as a teen, playing a coltish gay youngster in the breakout series “Queer as Folk.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/movies/charlie-hunnam-interview-king-arthur-guy-ritchie.html

*Watch Charlie Hunnam as the conflicted capo in Sons of Anarchy.

FOOD

Shay Mitchell 1987

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

She said “Unless I’m prepping for something that requires I be really strict with my food, I really do try to eat healthy and clean – but will also have a slice of pizza if that’s what I’m craving.” God bless her. She also said that she loves to switch up her workouts with spin, hiking or boxing. On an everyday, this is what Shay eats to fuel her workouts and to get her amazing body:

For breakfast: A smoothie with 1 scoop of protein powder, a big handful of spinach, 1 frozen banana, 1/2 cup of almond milk, 1 tsp. powdered peanut butter, 1 tsp. ground flax, water and ice.

Snack: 2 mashed hard boiled eggs with chili oil, salt and pepper.

Lunch: A huge salad (preferably from a restaurant called Sweetgreen’s) that has organic baby carrots, spinach, shredded kale, spicy broccoli, raw beets, bean sprouts, spicy quinoa, roasted sesame tofu, hot sauce, and carrot chili vinaigrette. If you can’t tell, Shay loves spicy food which definitely revs up her metabolism!

Dinner: Baked salmon with a side of asparagus.

 

https://www.narcity.com/healthy/this-is-what-shay-mitchell-eats-in-a-day-to-get-her-perfect-body

*Eat like this Pretty Little Liar, all day today.

SNUB – Steven Seagal 1952

Review –

  • Leave your partner’s ex alone
  • Jedi workout
  • Listen to Babyface
  • Build your brand
  • Watch Sons of Anarchy
  • Smoothie, snack, salad, salmon

April 9

Look to the * for today’s advice.

BEAUTIFUL SOUL DAY

MIND

Abraham Ribicoff 1910

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https://connecticuthistory.org/abraham-ribicoff-kennedy-confidant-and-connecticuts-first-jewish-governor/

At the 1968 Democratic National Convention, during a speech nominating George McGovern, he went off-script, saying, “And with George McGovern as President of the United States, we wouldn’t have to have Gestapo tactics in the streets of Chicago.”

http://broom02.revolvy.com/main/index.php?s=Abraham%20Ribicoff&item_type=topic

*Don’t be afraid to go off-script today. Especially if it is to prove a point.

BODY

Kristen Stewart 1990

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http://kristen-stewart.org/

“I have been criticized a lot for not looking perfect in every photograph,” she says. “I get some serious shit about it. I’m not embarrassed about it. I’m proud of it. If I took perfect pictures all the time, the people standing in the room with me, or on the carpet, would think, What an actress! What a faker! That thought embarrasses me so much that I look like shit in half my photos, and I don’t give a fuck. What matters to me is that the people in the room leave and say, ‘She was cool. She had a good time. She was honest.’ I don’t care about the voracious, starving shit eaters who want to turn truth into shit.

https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2012/07/kristen-stewart-vanity-fair-cover-story

https://www.bikramyoga.com/

http://themadones.us/

From On the Road, her glowing skin improved. She actually adopted Bikram Yoga to repair her 22 old frame.

https://healthyceleb.com/kristen-stewart-workout-routine-diet-plan/5110

https://www.amazon.com/Clouds-Sils-Maria-CLOUDS-MARIA/dp/B00YQ5BDEC

*Take a Bikram Yoga class today and some classy photos of yourself afterwards.

SOUL

Jesse McCartney 1987

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http://jessemac.com/

http://buildingabeautifulsoul.com/

I don’t want another pretty face
I don’t want just anyone to hold
I don’t want my love to go to waste
I want you and your beautiful soul

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/jessemccartney/beautifulsoul.html

*Looks are fading. A beautiful soul lasts for eternity. Listen to Jesse McCartney for inspiration.

MONEY

Hugh Hefner 1926

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http://hmhfoundation.org/site/

Even when Hefner does manage to sleep, he doesn’t dream much anymore. He is that rare man without fantasies. He has lived the life he wanted to live, inside a world that he has built to his exacting and permanent specifications. He talks sometimes about the “remaining years,” but not in the way most of us speak about them, with vague notions of unfinished business and aspirations. His only hope is that nothing else changes. “I want the rest of my life to be very much like it is now,”

https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a20903/hugh-hefner-interview-0413/

Do what you love

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/workopolis/6-career-lessons-from-hugh-hefner_a_23227403/

*Just think if Hugh Hefner would’ve settled on a job to make money instead of doing what he loves. When you get to the end of your life, don’t have regrets. Long to live the last days of your life as you’ve lived most of your life. Wear pajamas all day today.

ENTERTAINMENT

Gerard Way 1977 – listen to My Chemical Romance

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http://www.gerardway.com/

http://www.mychemicalromance.com/

The Black Parade is a towering achievement – a record that defined a generation, changed and saved lives, and transformed the New Jersey emo contenders into the emo scene kings the world still pines for the return of to this day.

https://www.kerrang.com/features/three-cheers-versus-the-black-parade-which-is-the-best-my-chemical-romance-album/

http://mychemicalromance.warnerbrosrecords.com/

*Listen to My Chemical Romance – actually watch their videos today – very cerebral.

FOOD

Sunny Anderson 1975 – chicken pan-sagna

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http://sunnyanderson.com/

Forget baking! Make delicious chicken lasagna on the stovetop using just one pan.

http://sunnyanderson.com/recipe/chicken-pan-sagna/

*Listen to a mix of Jesse McCartney and My Chemical Romance while making Sunny’s chicken pan-sagna. Enjoy it while watching Kristen Stewart in Clouds of Sils Maria.

SNUB – Dennis Quaid 1954

Review –

  • Go off script
  • Bikram Yoga
  • Have a beautiful soul
  • Do what you love
  • Listen to My Chemical Romance
  • Make chicken pan-sagna