November 7

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Madame Curie 1867

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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.

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


Amy Purdy 1979

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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

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.

*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.


Billy Graham 1918

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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.


Laura Vitale 1986

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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.

*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.


Morgan Spurlock 1970 – watch Super Size Me

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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.

*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.


Captain James Cook 1728 – crockpot brown sugar pineapple ham

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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.

*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.

*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

November 6

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James Naismith 1861

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The ebbs and flows of Naismith’s life, early on, lead him to develop a very strong belief in the importance of nurturing the body, mind and spirit in balance. Throughout his youth and early adult-hood, the realization of not only the importance but the clear interconnectedness of the principles of nurturing the body, mind and spirit were developed through his various hardships and how he lived his day to day life.

During a rugby game in his senior year in seminary, a player on Jim’s team uttered some profanity, then apologized to Jim explaining “I forgot you were there”. These words changed the course of James’ life. From this remark he began to play with the idea of helping men through athletics and the ministry.

*Live your life, day to day, nurturing your body, mind, and spirit. Go to the YMCA today and play basketball and use it as an opportunity to expand your mind and spirit as well.


Rebecca Romijn 1972

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Q: When do you feel your absolute best and healthiest? 
A: Either after a 90-minute Bikram yoga session or after swimming. It’s because of the deep breathing. When I breathe deeply is when I feel best.

*Try a 90 minute Bikram yoga session or go swimming at the YMCA.


Pat Tillman 1976

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As the news had brought such attention to this man who left a multi-million-dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals to fight for his country, his death was a project for careful PR. Military publicity transformed this already principled and courageous figure into a hero–and they did this by rewriting the details of his death.

While the story of Pat’s death may have been the most publicized in the War on Terror, it is Pat’s life, principles and service that are his true legacy. Pat’s family and friends started the Pat Tillman Foundation to carry forward that legacy by giving military veterans and spouses who embody those principles the educational tools and support to reach their fullest potential as leaders, no matter how they choose to serve.

Prior to joining the Army, Pat would often ride his bike to Rúla Búla in Tempe during the day, sit in the dining room to relax and study his Cardinals playbook over a pint of Guinness.

One day, Pat showed up to Rúla Búla with his own drinking vessel: an Imperial 20-oz. Guinness pint glass engraved with his ASU football #42. He asked the bartender to keep the glass on the top shelf behind the bar so it could easily be located whenever he stopped by.

Shortly after 9/11, Pat made the decision to leave behind his football career and join the Army Rangers. After his last visit to Rúla Búla, he left his #42 glass with the bartender, along with a promise to return. Pat’s pint glass remains on the shelf of Rúla Búla’s back bar today.


Check back soon for more info on the 12th Annual Pints for Pat: Tempe held at Rúla Búla in March 2019

*Make plans to attend the 13th Annual Pints for Pat, where it all started, at Rula Bula in Tempe, AZ in March. This is just a small way that you can help the Pat Tillman Foundation.


Ethan Hawke 1970

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After watching Top Gun as a youngster, Hawke knew he wanted to be an actor. “I knew that I wanted to be involved in the arts, and it didn’t feel far-fetched to me. I meet some young people and it just feels so far-fetched to them. I sometimes wish I could just give them the DNA, the gene that says, ‘Nobody else knows what they’re doing either. Don’t worry.’”

*You know what you want to do with your life. Don’t view it as far-fetched. Nobody else knows what they are doing either, don’t worry – just go after it. Watch the “Before” trilogy to see Ethan Hawke being an actor.


Sally Field 1946 – watch Places in the Heart

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Even if you’ve never seen the 1984 film Places in the Heart, in which actress Sally Field portrayed a 1930s southern widow trying to keep her farm out of foreclosure, you no doubt are familiar with Field’s acceptance speech for the Academy Award the role won her. “You like me,” she declared. “You really like me.” With the strong emphasis on the word really, it’s a classic example of the adulation that actors crave.

There are two errors in the previous paragraph, one more important than the other. The minor error: Sally Field did not actually say this line in her acceptance speech. The real line in her speech was, “I can’t deny the fact that you like me, right now, you like me.” We probably misremember the quote because of the other, more important error. It isn’t just actors who are primarily motivated by being liked; we all are. The misquote is so sticky because it exemplifies a central human need.

We all have a need to belong.

*Feel the need to belong and watch Sally Field win an Oscar in Places in the Heart


Emma Stone 1988 – Home Economics Tiramisu

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Seth: I joined this class because I thought I was going to be cooking with a partner. But she’s never here, and I don’t get twice the grades for doing all the work.
Teacher: I didn’t invent odd numbers, Seth.
Seth: I know, but look at Evan. Just look at him.
Evan: [His partner is tying on his apron] Hey, don’t keep me waiting much longer, I’m getting impatient up here.
Seth: I’m over here in my unit, isolated and alone, eating my terrible tasting food, and I have to look over at that. That looks like the most fun I’ve ever seen in my entire life, and it’s B.S. – excuse my language. I’m just saying that I wash and dry; I’m like a single mother. Look, we all know home-ec is a joke – no offense – it’s just that everyone takes this class to get an A, and it’s bullshit – and I’m sorry. I’m not putting down your profession, but it’s just the way I feel. I don’t want to sit here, all by myself, cooking this shitty food – no offense – and I just think that I don’t need to cook tiramisu. Am I going to be a chef? No. There’s three weeks left of school, give me a ****in’ break!…I’m sorry for cursing.
[Teacher is in disbelief of Seth’s speech]
Teacher: All right, Jules’ partner isn’t here either, pair up with her, station four.
Seth: Jules? Alright I’ll give it another shot – give home-ec another shot.

*Partner up with Jules (Emma Stone) and make this Superbad Tiramisu.

Wash it down with a “Pint for Pat”

SNUB – Thandie Newton

Review –

  • Nurture your body, mind, and spirit
  • 90-minute Bikram Yoga session
  • Help the Pat Tillman Foundation
  • Nobody else knows what they’re doing – go for your dream
  • Watch Places in the Heart
  • Make Home Ec. Tiramisu


November 5

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Jay S Walker 1955

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A striking embodiment of Mr. Walker’s focus on innovation is his vast personal library. Within a multi-level, maze-like setting, the Walker Library of the History of Human Imagination contains thousands of landmark books and museum-level artifacts. The Walker Library has hosted numerous world leaders from business, government, science, medicine, the arts and education as part of Mr. Walker’s commitment to foster thoughtful discussions on the challenges facing the U.S. and the world community.

*What is your personal library looking like. I knew mine had to change when all I had were books about basketball. Hopefully since you started 365DOLF, your library has evolved with you. This is one thing you can pass down to your children as well.

Book a trip on Walker’s today. Watch a TEDMED video of your choosing today.


Odell Beckham Jr. 1992

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“One time, he landed in Los Angeles at midnight and he called me up to do a workout. We ended up doing an intense session from 2 a.m to 4 a.m. That’s the kind of guy Odell is and how dedicated he is.”

*I doubt that your trainer will put you through an intense workout from 2-4 am, so it’s up to you. Think how good you’ll feel the rest of the day, knowing that your workout is over. Play some touch football in the afternoon. You play WR and yell at the QB any time he doesn’t throw it to you.


Ida Tarbell 1857

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Ida Minerva Tarbell once called herself “a bachelor soul” and in many ways her soul along with her intellect and career followed the masculine instead of the feminine expectations of late Nineteenth, early Twentieth century society. She said more than once that she preferred men to women and that women were too emotional to vote or function in the masculine world. Another remark that she made about women seems to express her contempt toward them. She said that the only reason she was glad that she was a woman was because “she wouldn’t have to marry one.”–bachelor-soul-transitional-woman-or-both.html

When Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution cast doubt on the Biblical story of creation, Tarbell studied botanical specimens under her microscope to see if she could prove the existence of God.

Men’s souls have been torn between strength and sensitivity. Today, the situation is even worse. The politically correct crowd cries out for men to be more sensitive, to tame their masculine nature. On the opposing side, the media bombards men with “macho” images of violence and lust. Is it any wonder men are left bewildered about who they should be?

Women are destroying themselves. Internalizing society’s devaluation of the feminine, some women are killing their own natural impulses to pursue a feminist ideal that bears no relation to God’s good design. Other women struggle to conform to a fundamentalist, feminine caricature, which requires denying their full humanity and gifting.

*Do you have a bachelor soul? Does your soul follow the masculine or feminine expectations of today?

Think of ways that you can break stereotypes and norms of your gender. Not just to do it, but to be a more complete person – body, mind, and soul.


Kris Jenner 1955

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I was an airline stewardess, and I worked in my mother’s clothing store and my grandmother’s candle shop. My parents always had businesses, and my grandmother and mother were very independent, which taught me a lot.

*Say what you want about the Kardashians/Jenners – they hustle. They probably learned this hustle from the momma bear, Kris. It helps if you grow up around business owners, (to get a job), but more importantly to learn how to be entrepreneurial. If you didn’t grow up around it, make sure that your children do.


Vivien Leigh 1913 – watch Gone With the Wind

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Gone With The Wind (1939) is often considered the most beloved, enduring and popular film of all time.

A nationwide casting search for an actress to play the Southern belle Scarlett resulted in the hiring of young British actress Vivien Leigh, although over 30 other well-known actresses had been tested or considered including: Katharine Hepburn, Miriam Hopkins, Susan Hayward, Loretta Young, Carole Lombard, Paulette Goddard, Margaret Sullavan, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, Norma Shearer, Lana Turner, Joan Bennett, Mae West, Tallulah Bankhead, Jean Arthur, and Lucille Ball. In all, 1,400 actresses were interviewed for the part of Scarlett O’Hara, and 400 performed audition-readings

*Remember it is a long movie (almost 4 hours), so set some time aside and watch this classic. When it’s over, you won’t give a damn about how long it was.


OJ Mayo 1987 – orange mayonnaise salad dressing

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O.J. Mayo broke down in tears when he heard the NBA was going to ban him for at least two years for a failed drug test, and he surely would have cried even harder if he had known the embarrassment, loneliness and aimlessness that would follow.



*Make the Kardashian salad but use the OJ Mayo dressing instead of the Italian. I think they would all be OK with an NBA player’s mayo on their salad.

*And make yourself this Gone With the Wind dessert to enjoy while watching the movie.

SNUB – Famke Janssen

Review –

  • Improve you personal library
  • 2-4 am workout
  • Break stereotypes and norms of your gender
  • Learn from entrepreneurs
  • Watch Gone With the Wind
  • OJ Mayo salad dressing on the Kardashian salad

November 4

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Walter Cronkite 1916

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We know that the real threat to democracy is in half the nation in poverty. We know that Thomas Jefferson was right when he said, ‘A democracy cannot be both ignorant and free.’ We know, we know, that no one should tell a woman she has to bear an unwanted child. We know that religious beliefs cannot define patriotism. We know that it is not how one’s lips are formed but what they say. And we know there is freedom to disagree with all or part of what I’ve just said.

*I really like what Walter Cronkite has to say here. We know what is right, but some chose ignorance because we are free to chose ignorance. If you don’t like what the “most trusted man in America” has to say, you have the right to disagree with it.


Matthew McConaughey 1969

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The key to McConaughey’s diet is eating foods with low GI levels.

As McConaughey puts it “As I’ve gotten older, I realize that being fit and in shape is 90% diet. It doesn’t matter how much you run, it’s how little, or how much you eat.”

Low GI Foods (55 or less)

  • 100% stone-ground whole wheat or pumpernickel bread
  • Oatmeal (rolled or steel-cut), oat bran, muesli
  • Pasta, converted rice, barley, bulgar
  • Sweet potato, corn, yam, lima/butter beans, peas, legumes and lentils
  • Most fruits, non-starchy vegetables and carrots

*Stick to these low GI level foods today. McConoughey is right that it is about what you eat and don’t eat that keeps you in shape or not. I’ve also heard his advice of “sweat every day” – so sweat at some point today. Watch him win an Oscar in Dallas Buyers Club for motivation on weight-loss.


Will Rogers 1879

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The values of American Indians helped inspire ideals the Founding Fathers envisioned for their new nation. Unfortunately, these values conflicted with narrow self-interests. The ideals were never fully realized. But during the social and political unrest of the Great Depression, common-sense philosopher and humorist Will Rogers showed the unifying effect of these values for modern times.

American Indian values lean toward a cosmic identity, a harmony of the individual with the tribe, the tribe with the land, and the land with the spirit of the universe. Central to this quest for harmony is a sense of constancy – the timelessness and predictability of nature as the foundation of existence. This cycle symbolizes eternity- one reality, and it transcends everything in its absoluteness, giving respect to everything.

*Will Rogers is right, we could do a lot worse than going back to the values of the American Indians. Have a cosmic identity today and give respect to everything.


Sean Combs 1969

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Sean “Puffy” Combs is the embodiment of determination and hustle. After quitting Howard University following his sophomore year, he came back to his native NYC and interned at Uptown Records. After that brief music industry education, he launched his own Bad Boy Records in 1993 and the rest is history.

After topping last year’s list on the strength of his Bad Boy Family Reunion Tour and the sale of a chunk of his Sean John equity, Diddy is still making a healthy living thanks largely to a beverage empire that includes Ciroc vodka, DeLeon tequila and Aquahydrate alkaline water.

*Be the embodiment of determination and hustle. Go after what you want to create in life. Listen to Diddy’s music or make a Ciroc drink for motivation.


Ralph Macchio 1961 – watch The Karate Kid (1984)

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Johnny bad boy Lawrence, Daniel’s arch nemesis and major antagonist learns humility in the jaws of defeat in spectacular fashion. As Daniel’s journey becomes complete in a goose bump inducing final scene, Johnny is finally beaten and in the process, overcome with emotion raises Daniel’s hand aloft.

Lesson – There is no respect for others without humility in one’s self.

*You will never have balance in life until you watch The Karate Kid (1984). Not parts 2 or 3 or the remake or the reboot. If you don’t watch this today, I’ve got 3 words for you. “Sweep the leg”


Curtis Stone 1975 – chickpea hummus

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When Mother Nature worked out what we should be eating at different times of the year, she did a pretty good job, so listen to her. Food that is in season just tastes better and you really don’t have to do a whole lot to it to make it taste great! It is always less expensive, and chances are it hasn’t been artificially treated or traveled halfway across the world to reach your kitchen.

*Lots of low GI foods go into this healthy snack, including dipping carrots and whole wheat pitas.

Pineapple-Lime Margaritas

Margarita mix be damned! Tuck this winner in the fridge before your guests arrive so it’s ready for the first “Cheers.” Don’t skip the grated lime zest—it’s the key to giving these margaritas good lime flavor. Gold and silver tequila are both great in this recipe—it just depends on your preference. But be sure to use a good-quality tequila.

*If you are having people over to watch The Karate Kid, or maybe a Matthew McConaughey Movie Marathon, make these Curtis Stone margaritas. Make sure you use Diddy’s Deleon Tequila.

This is a big day with some big names. Enjoy it and as always, adapt it as you see fit.

SNUB – Bethenny Frankel

Review –

  • You know what is right
  • Low GI foods and sweat for 10 minutes
  • Have a cosmic identity
  • Be the embodiment of determination and hustle
  • Watch The Karate Kid (1984)
  • Make chickpea hummus

November 3

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Dennis Miller 1953

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Q: In a sense, does your career mirror Winston Churchill’s notion that if you’re not a liberal at 20, you have no heart; if you’re not a conservative at 40, you have no brain?
A: That’s exactly the process I’ve gone through. I’m 53, and I’m a pragmatist. We watched punks blow up our buildings and, what, I’m now supposed to sit around and think about how we wronged the punks? Things get cut and dried as you get older. And what about the people who never, ever change the way they think about things? Those are the people I slide away from at cocktail parties.

Letting go of stubborn principles

“The attitude [of pragmatism] is looking away from first things, principles, “categories,” supposed necessities and looking towards last things, fruits, consequences, facts.”

*Be a pragmatist like Dennis Miller. Don’t be a person that never changes the way that they think about things. I’m not telling you to become a conservative Republican, but let go of stubborn principles.


Kendall Jenner 1995

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“If I’m traveling or don’t feel like leaving my house, these are all the moves I try to get in — in just 11 minutes!”

*Do this Kendall Jenner workout in just 11 minutes. Your dad will be proud of you.


Colin Kaepernick 1987

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“If they take football away . . . I know that I stood for what is right,”

*Stand (or kneel) for something that you know is right, even if it means sacrificing everything. People are destroying their Nike gear in protest of a commercial featuring Colin Kaepernick who became infamous for taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. This would lead a lot of people to Adidas. Our next birthday will teach you that the founders of Adidas were part of the Nazi party.


Adolf Dassler 1900

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Although the brothers joined the Nazi party when Hitler seized power in 1933, it didn’t stop them from getting legendary African-American track star Jesse Owens to wear their shoes as he competed and won four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics.

*So, who should we praise here? The Dassler brothers for ignoring the Aryan race stuff to make more money? Jesse Owens for ignoring the Nazi stuff to get free shoes? Both? Neither?


Gabe Newell 1962 – play Half-Life online

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Named Game of the Year by over 50 publications, Valve’s debut title blends action and adventure with award-winning technology to create a frighteningly realistic world where players must think to survive. Also includes an exciting multiplayer mode that allows you to play against friends and enemies

*Before there was Fortnite, there was Half-Life. If nothing else, your kids might want to join in on this one and help you.


Roseanne 1952 – loose meat sandwiches

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ABC canceled “Roseanne” and fired Barr hours after she sent a tweet that was perceived as racist. In the tweet, Barr said former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett looked like a mixture between the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes.

*Enjoy these Roseanne loose meat sandwiches. Invite some friends over – all of different political affiliations, and talk about Dennis Miller, Colin Kaepernick, Nazi Adi Dassler, and Roseanne Barr all sharing a birthday today.

SNUB – Charles Bronson

Review –

  • Let go of stubborn principles
  • 11-minute workout
  • Stand or kneel for something you believe in
  • Make money that aligns with your values
  • Play Half-Life
  • Make loose meat sandwiches

November 2

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James K. Polk 1795

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Polk rarely allowed himself to become overwhelmed, never feared delegating, and always demanded accountability in return.

*These are 3 great traits to start mastering today. Don’t allow yourself to become overwhelmed, never fear delegating, and demand accountability. You’ve got about 2 months left to be like Polk this year.


Daniel Boone 1734

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One of the nation’s most historic routes, the Daniel Boone Wilderness Trail was blazed by the legendary frontiersman in 1775 from Long Island of the Holston at what is now Kingsport, TN, through the Cumberland Gap of Virginia and into Kentucky. It would become the route for hundreds of thousands of settlers of the western frontier.

*Find the closest wilderness trail and blaze like Boone.


Joseph De Piro 1877

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Joseph De Piro was born in Malta on November 2nd, 1877 into a wealthy and influential family. As a young man he thought about becoming a lawyer but then felt that God was calling him to the priesthood.

*What is God calling you to do with your life? Ask and see what God says.


Warren G. Harding 1865

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The only historical ranking he’ll ever top is the one about how much hush money presidents paid their mistresses.

*One way to save money, is to be the opposite of President Harding. He lost the White House china in a poker game – don’t gamble. He hired his friends who weren’t qualified and they were beyond corrupt – hire the right people. And we will never know how much hush money he had to pay to his mistresses – be faithful.


Nelly 1974

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Nelly’s music has the ability to resonate with several different types of crowds. The hood and the hillbillies combined show love to him. He has songs with Gucci Mane, Tim McGraw, and Rick Ross. It’s difficult to apply a lane to this type of versatility.

*Listen to Nelly while you’re hiking a trail today. If you can’t find a trail to hike, do a Nelly workout. Wear Air Force One shoes

CROSSOVER – The Nelly workout

Nelly works his chest hard with pyramid training, lowering reps and adding weight to keep his body guessing

1 Incline dumb-bell press
Sets 4 Reps 15/12/8/6

2 Flat Smith machine bench press
Sets 4 Reps 15/12/8/6

3 Dumb-bell pullover
Sets 3 Reps 15/12/8/6

4 Cable crossover
Sets 3 Reps 10 high/10 middle/10 low (no rest)


Marie Antoinette 1755 – Marie Antoinette’s birthday cake

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And the expression isn’t as callous as it may sound. From an economical standpoint, it was a perfectly logical thing to say.

What Rousseau or Maria Theresa actually said — whatever the case may be — is “qu’ils mangent de la brioche.” This doesn’t mean “let them eat cake;” it means “let them eat an egg-based bread” [source: Goldberg]. The type of bread to which the speaker referred is a more luxe loaf than the typical flour-and-waterbread of the Parisian pauper.

*You deserve some cake today. You’ve celebrated 2 presidential birthdays and you’ve hiked a trail. So make this cake and enjoy. Let them eat cake

If you want a meal, try another Nelly CROSSOVER – His favorite muscle-building meal?

“My specialty is probably turkey burgers. They’re the best, Swiss and American cheese, lettuce, Thousand Island dressing.” – Nelly

SNUB – David Schwimmer Image result for ross geller gif

Review –

  • Don’t become overwhelmed, delegate, demand accountability
  • Blaze a local trail
  • Find out what God is calling you to do
  • Don’t gamble, hire the right people, be faithful
  • Listen to Nelly – over and over again
  • Eat cake

November 1

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Larry Flynt 1942

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“If you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly.”

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows says Shakespeare. A joint appearance on Larry King Live accomplished something like that for Flynt and Falwell. The two men became friends, of sorts, and this led to an unlikely meeting of the minds, where Flynt, at least in one instance, convinced Falwell to abandon a public stance he had taken against Tinky Winky, the purple Teletubby character Falwell argued was a hidden homosexual symbol  because “he is purple, the gay pride color, and his antenna is shaped like a triangle: the gay pride symbol.”

*You have a great DYK about Larry Flynt, Jerry Falwell, and Tinky Winky to share with someone today. And remember if you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly.


Gary Player 1935

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Try to get winded 10 minutes a day. Physical activity is good, and even a little bit of higher intensity activity can go a long way toward boosting your aerobic capacity.

*Get winded for at least 10 minutes today. Go to the driving range and drive golf balls for 10 straight minutes. Play 18 holes if you can.


Stephen Crane 1871

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These poems are Biblical parables for a secular age: instructions for how to press through what we may feel is a lonely, barren desert of a life with clear eyes, dignity and a sense of humor.

*Read Crane’s poems to help you press through today with clear eyes, dignity, and a sense of humor.


Tim Cook 1960

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Fortune magazine cited the head of the world’s largest technology corporation as saying he planned to donate his estimated $785 million fortune to charity – after paying for his 10-year-old nephew’s college education.

“You want to be the pebble in the pond that creates the ripples for change,” Cook told the magazine.

Apple Give Back

Turn the device you have into the one you want.

Trade in your eligible device for an Apple Store Gift Card or a refund on your purchase.1 If your device isn’t eligible for credit, we’ll recycle it for free. No matter the model or condition, we can turn it into something good for you and good for the planet.

*If you want to be a pebble in the pond that causes a ripple for change, you’ve got to start somewhere. Think of donating one of Tim Cook’s Apple products to charity or recycling it for the planet. This might not be a way of making money, but it’s a common theme of those who are.


Anthony Kiedis 1962 – listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers

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Sometimes the Silliest Ideas Make the Biggest Splash – You know the one; it’s the now famous sock outfit. In the earliest of days, one of the first incarnations of the band came out to perform wearing nothing but socks, not on their feet. What’s particularly funny about this story is that Anthony explains the stunt drummed up so much buzz for the band, that when they played their club dates, the promoters and booking agents would actually see to it that the “sock” stunt got written in as a rider in their contracts.

*Wear nothing but a strategically placed sock while listening to the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


Jenny McCarthy 1972 – turkey dinner

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Why She Loves It

“Turkey dinner is a concoction I can mush together. I like the multi-texture and multi-tastes — the turkey with the jam and buttered corn niblets and mashed potatoes — it’s great to have it all on a fork,” she says.

*It is November. Use Jenny’s recipe as practice for Thanksgiving in about 3 weeks. Don’t be afraid to add red hot chili peppers

SNUB – Masahiro Tanaka

Review –

  • If you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly
  • Get winded for 10 minutes
  • Read Stephen Crane poems
  • Give back
  • Listen to the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Make a turkey dinner

October 31

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Christopher Columbus 1451

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Always see opportunities that others don’t

Life has so much to offer, but your success depends on how you see life. For Christopher Columbus, he chooses to see every opportunity where others did not. The Europeans have traveled to China and India through a safe route. However, time came when the Ottoman Turks have invaded and ruled over the land, placing difficulties for travel. In this case, a new way to reach the places has to be discovered. Before, the populace have believed that there was only one way to reach China and India, but Christopher Columbus was wise enough to use the westerly route, rather than passing through the tip of South Africa. The westerly route was indeed shorter and easier to use for travel.

Columbus’ Men Used Native People as Dog Food

In the early years of Columbus’ conquests there were butcher shops throughout the Caribbean where Native bodies were sold as dog food. There was also a practice known as the montería infernal, the infernal chase, or manhunt, in which Natives were hunted by war-dogs.

These dogs—who also wore armor and had been fed human flesh, were a fierce match for the Natives. Live babies were also fed to these war dogs as sport, sometimes in front of horrified parents.

*You have choices today. You can take the path of least resistance or blaze your own trail. Lay out all of the possibilities and choose what is most beneficial, even if it rocks the boat. Hopefully your choice doesn’t involve feeding people to war dogs though. Columbus would make a historic Halloween costume.


Vanilla Ice 1967

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Vanilla Ice has partnered with Zumba Fitness to create a new workout routine, set to a remix of “Ice, Ice Baby” that was created specifically for Zumba purposes and premiered on Mr. Ice himself even helped with the choreography!

*Try it! It’s less than four minutes long, but you’ll break a sweat. And I’m willing to bet you’ll smile while doing it (how can you not when you’re doing ’90s dance moves?). Vanilla Ice would make a fresh Halloween costume.


Michael Landon 1936

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In the sixth episode of the season, Pa recites a short poem during the eulogy for Julie Sanderson which Michael penned himself. Later, Melissa Gilbert read the very same words at her fictional father’s own funeral:

“Remember me with smiles and laughter for that’s the way I’ll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”

*If you are missing someone who has passed, take today to remember them with smiles and laughter. Remember the good times that you had and the way they used to make you smile. Michael Landon from Little House on the Prairie would make a wholesome Halloween costume.


Nick Saban 1951

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Is Saban actually worth the unprecedented paycheck? On a recent episode of 60 Minutes, Alabama chancellor Robert Witt called Saban the best financial investment in the school’s history.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama coach Nick Saban has received a new eight-year deal worth at least $74 million.

*Remember the goal of “being valuable”.  Being valuable is more important than being successful, and Nick Saban is both. Nick Saban would be a winning Halloween costume.


John Candy 1950 – watch Uncle Buck – and yes John CANDY was born on Halloween

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Jennifer Candy, the daughter of John Candy, told the Canadian Press that she always describes her father as being closest to his character in Uncle Buck. He wasn’t too far off to the characters he played — to the relief of many of his fans — but Buck is the one that stuck the closest to home. Candy was a fan of tough love but also liked to have fun, with Jennifer Candy citing the example that he liked to prank call his friends in silly voices.

*Watch Uncle Buck and then dress like him for Halloween. Make prank calls to your friends from a burner phone.


You can make Buck’s huge pancakes.

But you’ll need a pretty big mixing bowl. A chef estimated that you’d need 300g of plain flour, 200g of caster sugar, 450ml of milk, 9 medium free range eggs, 100g of melted unsalted butter, and 15g of vegetable oil to make the stack of gigantic pancakes that Buck makes Miles for his birthday.


Juliette Gordon Low 1860 – delightful caramel bars

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In 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Low gathered 18 girls from her cousin Nina Pape’s school in her hometown to share exciting plans for a new outdoors and educational club for girls. From that first troop of 18 Savannah girls, Daisy’s club grew quickly to become Girl Scouts of the USA, an organization that today serves millions of girls all over the United States and abroad.

Delightful Caramel Bars

Recipe by Stephanie Salmento

Taking home the grand prize in the competition, 15-year-old Girl Scout Stephanie Salmento crafted this deliciously gooey dessert by layering coconut Samoas and buttery shortbread Trefoils with caramels and semi-sweet chocolate.

*Make these delightful caramel bars to give out to trick or treaters. Or make it for yourself and give out Girl Scout cookies to the trick or treaters. Dressing up as a Girl Scout would be a noble costume.

SNUB – Peter Jackson – maybe a Lord of the Rings costume?

Review –

  • See opportunities that others don’t
  • Vanilla Ice  Zumba workout
  • Remember someone with smiles and laughter
  • Be valuable
  • Watch Uncle Buck
  • Make delightful caramel bars


October 30

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John Adams 1735

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Don’t stop learning.

“The more Adams thought about the future of his country, the more convinced he became that it rested on education.

Inspired by the French Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Adams founded the American Academy to promote the ideals that he had previously articulated in the Massachusetts Constitution: to provide education and to “cherish” the interests of the arts, sciences, commerce, trade and natural history.

*Good advice for a country. Good advice for you – don’t stop learning. Watch the John Adams series from HBO or read the book that it’s based on. Take today to write a love letter to your wife.


Marcus Mariota 1993

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HOW: Select a weight with which you can perform Dumbbell Curls for 10 reps. Complete 10 reps and reduce the weight by 5 or 10 pounds. Perform another 10 reps, lower the weight again and perform another set.

WHY: Curls for the girls, bro! Also, this “Run the Rack” finisher provides a nice muscle pump at the end of a training session, and it’s an easy way to add some lean muscle mass.

*Curls for the girls, bro! – complete Marcus Mariota’s dumbbell curls workout and finish with his “Run the Rack” workout. Aloha.


Otis Williams 1941

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My feet have been held to the fire to be able to live through that, see it firsthand, and being moved to tears because we used to walk into restaurants in parts of the south after performing Motown Revue shows there and being told, “We don’t serve n*ggers.” And us being smart, we said to them, “We don’t eat ‘em.”

*Listen to Otis Williams and the Temptations today. It’s good for your soul.


Ivanka Trump 1981

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Prepare for your parents’ future

Another biggie. Depending on your family’s situation, your parents’ retirement and/or care is something you might need to handle along with your other financial responsibilities. Regardless of your personal situation, make sure you are communicating with your parents to understand the realities they face. Are they on track for retirement? Do they have a will and/or beneficiary? Who else in your family (you, your siblings, etc.) has access to their financial accounts and/or information? Ensuring an open dialogue will prevent you from running into blind spots.

Some ideas:

  • Ask family members to commit to helping out on a regular schedule. This could be with caregiving or, if they’re not able to handle the personal care, chores, errands, finances, or insurance claims.
  • Enroll your senior in an adult day program– socialization and care for them, much-needed rest for you
  • Hire in-home caregiving help
  • Find a volunteer senior companion program in your area
  • Use a respite care service
  • Automate as many errands as you can – anything that helps you save time and energy is worthwhile.

*Talk to your parents today about their financial situation. Retirement? A will? Who will have access to their finances? Keep the dialogue open and honest. Try to picture Ivanka having this discussion with her dad.


Henry Winkler 1945 – watch Happy Days

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“So, I’m a nervous guy. How would you direct me to be cool?”

Winkler’s demeanor changes a little. Earnestness washes over him.

“Okay, let me tell you. Honest to God, cool is not outside you. If you’re asking me a real question, I will tell you: being authentic, just being who you are, is cool. It is magnetic. There is nothing, there is no motion, there is no way to be, there’s no hairstyle, there’s no clothing. And because you are who you are, everything looks great. And that’s true.”

Holy shit, I think. I’m getting real-life advice from the Fonz! Eyyyy!

*Learn from the Fonz by watching Happy Days today.


Grace Slick 1939 – The White Rabbit

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Eating this dish will make you taste rabbit in a whole new way. You will realize, perhaps for the first time that rabbit does not in fact taste like chicken, although it looks like it. Rabbit tastes like rabbit. And this, you will see, is a good thing.

Say hello to Grace Slick. Lover to Morrison. Friend of Joplin. Arrested more times than Lemmy. Took more drugs than Winehouse. Mouth like a trucker

Slick herself has always maintained that White Rabbit was aimed at hypocritical parents and their habit of reading drug-laced stories to children at their most impressionable age.

“In all those children’s stories, you take some kind of chemical and have a great adventure,” she told writer Mark Paytress. “Alice In Wonderland is blatant. Eat me! She gets literally high, too big for the room. Drink me! The caterpillar is sitting on a psychedelic mushroom smoking opium!”

She also argued that the song was about the importance of education: ‘Feed your head,’ the rousing climax to White Rabbit, was intended as a call to liberate brains as much as the senses.

*Enjoy making The White Rabbit while listening to Grace Slick – lead singer of Jefferson Airplane.

Feed your head.

SNUB – Devin Booker

Review –

  • Don’t stop learning
  • Dumbbell curls workout
  • Listen to The Temptations
  • Prepare for your parents’ future
  • Watch Happy Days
  • Make White Rabbit

October 29

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Frans de Waal 1948

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Dr. Frans B. M. de Waal is a biologist and primatologist known for his work on the behavior and social intelligence of primates. His first book, Chimpanzee Politics (1982), compared the schmoozing and scheming of chimpanzees involved in power struggles with that of human politicians.

Frans de Waal demonstrates that animals–and humans–are “preprogrammed to reach out.” He has found that chimpanzees care for mates that are wounded by leopards, elephants offer “reassuring rumbles” to youngsters in distress, and dolphins support sick companions near the water’s surface to prevent them from drowning. From day one humans have innate sensitivities to faces, bodies, and voices; we’ve been designed to feel for one another.

*Remember that you have been designed to feel for one another. Reach out to someone today that you know could use some help or at least a kind word.


Gabrielle Union 1972

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Union has given a special message to her fans. She has said that everybody should try to jog whenever one gets some spare time. She advises to begin at level 5 for a minute and then drop it to 3. The next step is to bring your heart rate back down and then attempt for 5.2. Repeat the same going down process and aim for 5.5. In her opinion, six rounds of jogs, walks or sprint/walks can really make a difference. All you need to do is to practice them consistently and never give up.

*Complete Gabrielle Union’s 6 rounds of jogs today. It helps if you are married to a future NBA Hall of Famer.


Bob Ross 1942

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Don’t fear mistakes; they are part of growing up.

“We don’t make mistakes. We just have happy accidents.” – Bob Ross

Ross taught us to always look on the bright side, even when we’ve messed up. What is a mistake but another lesson to learn? Everything has its silver lining.

*Forgive yourself today. Any recent mistakes were just happy accidents and another opportunity to learn.

Use Bob Ross’s website and paint a picture today – with happy little clouds.


Galen Weston 1940

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Weston concluded his speech by sharing some words of wisdom with the graduates: “Success is actually moving from failure to failure without any loss of enthusiasm. As you head out into your life, take what you have learned from this great university, be brave and never lose your enthusiasm.”

*Has your business idea failed? Is it failing as we speak? Move from failure to failure and be brave without any loss of enthusiasm.


Richard Dreyfuss 1947 – watch The Goodbye Girl

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The wind is taken out of Dreyfuss’ sails when he opens in a production of Richard III, which has been sabotaged by the director (Paul Benjamin), who insists that Dreyfuss portrays Richard as a hip-swinging homosexual. The play closes after one performance, and the once-overconfident Dreyfuss goes on a self-pitying drunken binge. Touched by his vulnerability, Mason begins falling in love with Dreyfuss despite her lousy track record with men. Richard Dreyfuss became the youngest ever “Best Actor” Oscar winner as a result of his performance.

*Watch Richard Dreyfuss become the youngest ever “Best Actor” Oscar winner in The Goodbye Girl

We’re going to need a bigger boat.


Dan Castellaneta 1957 – D’ohnuts

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The voice of Homer Simpson is strictly a vegan and doesn’t drink alcohol.

Practices tai-chi.

At first for the voice of Homer Simpson, Dan tried to imitate Walter Matthau, but he had trouble with certain emotional registers and intonations with the voice, so he slightly changed the present voice of Homer beginning at the beginning of the second season of The Simpsons.

His voice characterization of Krusty the Clown on The Simpsons was based on Chicago television legend Bob Bell who portrayed WGN-TV’s Bozo from 1960-1984.

In 2002, his trademark phrase “d’oh” from The Simpsons was considered valid, and added to the Oxford English Dictionary.

*Enjoy these Homer Simpson D’ohnuts and maybe a Duff beer.

SNUB – Winona Ryder

Review –

  • Reach out to someone
  • Rounds of jogging
  • Don’t fear mistakes
  • Move from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm
  • Watch The Goodbye Girl
  • Make D’ohnuts