June 3

Look to the * for today’s advice.

SWEET SOUL AND BLISTERING FUNK DAY

MIND

Allen Ginsberg 1926

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http://allenginsberg.org/

Depending on who you ask, Allen Ginsberg was a songwriter, a photographer, a political gadfly, a gay rights advocate, or the founding poet of the Beat Generation. He was also one of the most divisive figures of the 1960s, described as either an “ambassador for tolerance” or, as his FBI file reads, a “politically dangerous subversive.” But whether you see him as a force for good or evil, he was unequivocally—a force that changed American literature forever.

http://www.hopesingssobeautiful.org/index.php/2017/05/17/the-weight-of-the-world-is-love/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/allen-ginsberg

*Whether you are a force for good or evil, be a force for change.

Body

Rafael Nadal 1986

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https://rafaelnadal.com/en/

During the off-season Nadal trains six days a week for six-and-a-half hours every day – four
on court and the rest in the gym or the pool.

http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/article/gq-sport-rafael-nadal-tennis-fitness-training-tips-workout

*Play tennis, hit the gym, and go swimming today.

SOUL

Curtis Mayfield 1942

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http://www.curtismayfield.com/

Deploying sweet soul and blistering funk – and pouring his gorgeous, honeyed falsetto over it all – Curtis Mayfield veered between breezy optimism and hard-edged political commentary

https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2015/aug/05/curtis-mayfield-10-best-soul-funk

*Listen to Curtis Mayfield and listen for both optimism and political commentary.

MONEY

Anderson Cooper 1967

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https://www.cnn.com/profiles/anderson-cooper-profile

But Cooper is okay with not receiving an inheritance, telling Stern, “I don’t believe in inheriting money. I think it’s an initiative sucker. I think it’s a curse.”

http://www.businessinsider.com/anderson-cooper-wont-inherit-mom-gloria-vanderbilts-fortune-2014-4

*I love this attitude by Anderson Cooper, but it’s got to be easier said than done. Avoid “initiative suckers” in your life, and make your own money.

ENTERTAINMENT

Tony Curtis 1925 – watch The Defiant Ones

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http://www.tonycurtis.com/page/page/8747138.htm

http://www.filmsite.org/defi.html

https://www.amazon.com/Defiant-Ones-Tony-Curtis/dp/B00005PJ6T

Though Marlon Brando was reportedly Kramer’s original choice for John “Joker” Johnson, Tony Curtis diligently proved himself the better choice in the role. In his autobiography, Curtis recalled, ” At first they said I was too good-looking for the part; I didn’t look enough like the a**hole “n*gger-hater” I was supposed to play. So I wore a false nose and made myself look uglier.

http://www.tcm.com/this-month/article/21853%7C0/The-Defiant-Ones.html

*Watch Tony Curtis win an Oscar in The Defiant Ones.

FOOD

Jefferson Davis 1808 – Jefferson Davis Pie

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https://www.civilwar.org/learn/biographies/jefferson-davis

Jefferson Finis Davis, the first and only President of the Confederate States of America, was a planter, politician and soldier born in Kentucky and raised in Mississippi. Davis was the tenth and youngest child of Revolutionary War soldier Samuel Davis and his wife Jane Cook Davis (Finis in Latin means final—the couple wanted no more children after Jefferson).

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/biographies/jefferson-davis

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/12672/jefferson-davis-pie/

*Enjoy this Jefferson Davis Pie while watching the racial-prejudice themed film – The Defiant Ones.

SNUB – Josephine Baker

Review –

  • Be a force for change
  • Play tennis
  • Listen to Curtis Mayfield
  • Avoid “initiative suckers”
  • Watch The Defiant Ones
  • make Jefferson Davis Pie

June 2

Look for the * for today’s advice.

FIRST LADY DAY

MIND

Martha Washington 1731

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https://www.mountvernon.org/george-washington/martha-washington/?gclid=CjwKCAiAt4rfBRBKEiwAC678Kf-CZaoOwLPEGf0mwhfysb_6mvMZTObUK-z6XueWaLMJkoU0CvDz8BoCj0oQAvD_BwE

Just as her husband realized that his every action might set a precedent for future presidents, so Martha, too, was aware that her behavior as first lady would become the template for the wives of future chief executives. One of her most important steps was to initiate a weekly reception, held on Friday evenings, for anyone who would like to attend.

http://marthawashington.us/

*Realize that your behavior may be the template for someone today, and act accordingly.

BODY

Abby Wambach 1980 – mountain bike

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https://www.teamusa.org/us-soccer/athletes/Abby-Wambach

“I like to run, watch-free. I also love to mountain bike in our off-season — going downhill gives me an adrenaline rush!”

http://www.fitzness.com/blog/abby-wambachs-record-breaking-work-out-routine-how-she-fuels-her-body-to-be-the-best/

*I live in Florida so going downhill doesn’t happen very often, but the good news is there’s not a lot of uphill battles either. Run, watch-free, or go mountain biking today. Play soccer later.

SOUL

Wayne Brady 1972

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http://www.waynebradyworld.com/

Following Williams’ death by hanging in August, Brady took to Twitter to express his grief.

“Depression is real,” he wrote. “God Bless Him and his family.”

Now that he’s opened up about his own battle with depression, Brady is grateful for the outpouring of support he’s received.

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/wayne-brady-reveals-longtime-battle-depression-article-1.1999193

*I too battle depression every day. Creating 365DOLF helps a lot. Find what helps you and be passionate about it.

I wish I could reach out to let Wayne Brady know that my dad never missed his show – Let’s Make a Deal, while on his deathbed.

MONEY

Andy Cohen 1968

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http://theandycohendiaries.com/

Andy Cohen is a man that defies labeling. He is the multi-hyphenate extraordinaire. He is a producer, a talk show host, a writer, and a high-level television producer. He basically is the Bravo television network.

All in all, Andy’s net worth is about $10 million.

https://okmagazine.com/news/celebs-makin-bank-find-out-how-much-andy-cohen-is-worth/

*Defy labels. Be a multi-hyphenated extraordinaire.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jerry Mathers 1948 – watch Leave it to Beaver

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http://www.jerrymathers.com/

https://archive.org/details/leave.it.to.beaver.complete.series

June: “Ward, I’m very worried about the Beaver.”

Focus attention on urgent issues. Beating around the bush won’t do. June you must face up to the issue and address it immediately.

https://www.fastcompany.com/1669870/management-lessons-leave-it-beaver

*Don’t beat around the bush or worry about being too hard on the Beaver. Just watch a few episodes of Leave it to Beaver instead.

FOOD

Justin Long 1978 – spicy lobster linguine

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

Martha Stewart and actor Justin Long prepare spicy lobster linguine.

https://www.marthastewart.com/332952/spicy-lobster-with-linguini

https://www.marthastewart.com/993067/spicy-lobster-linguini

https://www.amazon.com/Tusk-Justin-Long/dp/B00N8M8SWY

*Enjoy this spicy lobster linguini while watching Justin Long in Tusk – you may lose your appetite.

SNUB – Dana Carvey

Review –

  • Be a template for someone’s behavior
  • Mountain biking
  • Find what helps your mood and be passionate about it
  • Be a multi-hyphenated extraordinaire
  • Watch Leave it to Beaver
  • Make spicy lobster linguine

June 1

Look for the * for today’s advice.

CRAWL THROUGH A RIVER OF SHIT DAY

MIND

Marilyn Monroe 1926

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https://marilynmonroe.com/

‘Breakfast. I’ve been told that my eating habits are absolutely bizarre, but I don’t think so. Before I take my morning shower, I start warming a cup of milk on the hot plate I keep in my hotel room. When it’s hot, I break two raw eggs into the milk, whip them up with a fork, and drink them while I’m dressing. I supplement this with a multi-vitamin pill, and I doubt if any doctor could recommend a more nourishing breakfast for a working girl in a hurry.

https://intothegloss.com/2014/06/marilyn-monroe-quotes/

*An interesting way to start your day, but give it a try. You might just have a new morning ritual, thanks to the GOAT – Marilyn Monroe

BODY

Heidi Klum 1973

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

My best advice to readers is to work out with a buddy. They keep you motivated and get you out of bed.

http://www.glamour.com/story/heidi-klum-workout-new-balance

*Get a buddy out of bed and work out with them today. Make it a habit.

SOUL

Brigham Young 1801

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https://www.byu.edu/

The Spirit of Christ is given to all God’s children to enlighten them and help them know good from evil.

The Spirit of the Lord enlightens every man that comes into the world. There is no one that lives upon the earth but what is, more or less, enlightened by the Spirit of the Lord Jesus. It is said of him, that he is the light of the world. He lighteth every man that comes into the world and every person, at times, has the light of the spirit of truth upon him

https://www.lds.org/manual/teachings-brigham-young/chapter-6?lang=eng

*Allow the light of the spirit of truth upon you to really know good from evil today.

MONEY

Markus Persson 1979

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https://minecraft.net/en-us/

In a bit of a warning to all those striving to become billionaires like him, he says he’s “never felt more isolated” than while hanging out in Ibiza with friends and partying with famous people.

http://recode.net/2015/08/29/minecraft-billionaire-markus-persson-hates-being-a-billionaire/

*As you strive to become a billionaire, don’t forget about the people that you would hang out with on the way up. The people at the top may not be for you.

ENTERTAINMENT

Morgan Freeman 1937 – watch Shawshank Redemption

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http://www.shawshankredemption.org/

http://www.morganfreeman.net/

CRAWL THROUGH THE RIVER OF SHIT

“Andy crawled to freedom through five hundred yards of shit smelling foulness I can’t even imagine, or maybe I just don’t want to. Five hundred yards… that’s the length of five football fields, just shy of half a mile.” – Red

Sometimes you have to ‘crawl through a river of shit’ to get out clean on the other side. Life is never meant to be easy or smooth, it is capriciously treacherous in every turn, but it requires liberating our mind, body and soul to believe in an enlightened life.

http://brainprick.com/six-life-lessons-to-learn-from-the-shawshank-redemption/

*Help liberate your mind, body, and soul by watching another GOAT – Morgan Freeman – in Shawshank Redemption.

FOOD

Andy Griffith 1926 – leg of lamb

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https://www.biography.com/people/andy-griffith-9542091

Andy Griffith grew up in Mt. Airy, NC, which became the fictional town of Mayberry on TV. Griffith insisted that the characters in the show reflect a small town way of life as he knew it, without poking fun at rural or Southern people.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/25942/remembering-people-mayberry

http://www.surryarts.org/agmuseum/index.html

http://www.tagsrwc.com/interactive/cookbook/

http://www.tagsrwc.com/cgi-bin/emmforum.pl?action=view&value=173&forum=meat

*Enjoy one of Andy’s favorites from the Mayberry Cookbook while watching episodes of The Andy Griffith Show or Shawshank Redemption.

SNUB – Amy Schumer

Review –

  • Marilyn Monroe morning
  • Get a buddy out of bed to workout
  • Know good from evil
  • Remember the people on the way to the top
  • Watch Shawshank Redemption 
  • Make Mayberry Leg of Lamb

May 31

Watch out for the * for today’s advice.

BROADWAY DAY

MIND

Walt Whitman 1819

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https://whitmanarchive.org/

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/walt-whitman

Be your most authentic self.

Find someone who listens.

Then, sound a barbaric yawp across the roofs of the world.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/evan-roskos/10-life-lessons-from-walt_b_2811685.html

*You are well on your way to being your most authentic self. Whether you have someone who will listen or not, let the world know.

BODY

Colin Farrell 1976 – run 3 miles, push ups, squats, curls

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https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/entertainment/colin-farrell

Farrell was required to run 3-5 miles every other day. In between those running days, he spends time doing push ups, arm curls and squats.

http://getmascular.blogspot.com/2012/07/colin-farrell-workout-and-diet-secret.html

http://www.focusfeatures.com/in_bruges

*Run 3 miles, do 3 sets of push ups, squats, and arm curls.

SOUL

Nate Robinson 1984

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

That he lasted 11 seasons as a 5-foot-9 point guard in the modern NBA — winning two slam-dunk contests, to boot —  is something of an achievement.

But it wouldn’t be as big as Robinson making an NFL roster, which is what he says he wants to do.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2016/04/20/nate-robinson-wants-to-silence-the-haters-by-joining-the-nfl/

*Think that you’ve done the impossible… Do it again. Prove everybody wrong… Again. Prove it’s not a fluke.

MONEY

Brooke Shields 1965

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https://www.instagram.com/brookeshields/

http://www.healthylivingmagazine.us/Articles/52/

And tomorrow afternoon I have my first sort of really proactive, I called it, fully cognizant, fully aware, have read all the documents, even know the numbers—tomorrow. And I’m fifty.

AS: A financial planning meeting.

BS: A financial planning meeting where I pay attention. I’ve had financial planning meetings before and I tell ya I can’t wait to get out of there. I’m actually going to walk in there like—like an executive producer! That I am.

AS: That you are!

BS: That I am now. I’m going to bring a clipboard!

http://www.wnyc.org/story/brooke-shields-death-sex-money?tab=transcript

Hire a real financial advisor. 

Richards says it’s difficult to be unemotional about your own money. That’s the real purpose of having an advisor.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2015/03/31/the-1-page-financial-plan-10-tips-for-getting-what-you-want-from-life/#310ace7872de

*Meet with a financial planner, have a clipboard, and take notes. If you haven’t done so yet, look into hiring a financial advisor.

ENTERTAINMENT

Clint Eastwood 1930 – watch Million Dollar Baby

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http://www.clinteastwooddvds.com/

http://gentleninja.com/blog/4-lessons-learn-movie-million-dollar-baby/

SPOILER ALERT:

Don’t let your DREAMS haunt you for the rest of your life:

Yes that’s true, the worst thing that can happen to a man is letting go of a Dream he has in mind – as the dream that is not fought for can haunt you the rest of your life.

In the movie Million Dollar Baby , a bid ridden Maggie pleads Clint Eastwood ( her trainer ) to mercy kill her – and she is happy to die as she has reached the goal of her life and seen what is like to achieve what she wanted all her life. So she dies a happy soul.

https://www.warnerbros.com/million-dollar-baby

*Watch Million Dollar Baby as you are striving to reach the goal of your life.

FOOD

Joe Namath 1943 – vegetarian super bowl party

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http://www.profootballhof.com/players/joe-namath/

New York Jets hero Broadway Joe, also famous for being a playboy during the ’60s and ’70s, guaranteed a victory before the 1969 Super Bowl — and delivered. You wouldn’t think that this cocky former athlete would have experimented with vegetarianism as well.

https://www.thedailymeal.com/vegetarian-super-bowl-party

*We are still over 3 months away from football season, or should we say that the Super Bowl was about 4 months ago. Either way, enjoy “Broadway” Joe’s vegetarian party.

In a sport that has produced a plethora of epic booze hounds, Joe Namath belongs right at the top of the list. Morning, noon or night, you’d find him with a glass of vodka, Crown on the rocks, or a bottle of beer in his hand. The hand not encumbered with booze was usually filled with an attractive young lady. In Joe’s life, the party ran 24/7.

https://drunkard.com/01_07_broadway_joe/

*Wash down all of that healthy food with a vodka, Crown on the rocks, or a bottle of Rolling Rock

SNUB – Lea Thompson

Review –

  • Be your most authentic self
  • Run 3 miles, push ups, squats, arm curls
  • Do the impossible – again
  • Meet with a financial planner
  • Watch Million Dollar Baby
  • Make Broadway Joe’s Vegetarian Super Bowl Party

May 30

Look to the * for today’s advice.

DOWN ON THE FARM DAY

MIND

Randolph Bourne 1886

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http://randolphbourne.org/

Donald Trump’s call to “Make America Great Again” would outrage Bourne: How is it, he would want to know, that, in the second decade of the twenty-first century, we are still indulging in the kind of “tight and jealous nationalism” that had sent the European powers into a suicidal war and wreaked so much havoc on America itself? How have we learned nothing from the disasters of Bourne’s own generation? Less than a year after he wrote his essay, the United States joined the war on the Allied side, unleashing a wave of “100 percent Americanism” more virulent than he had dreamed possible. Nativist attacks, vigilantism, race riots, and censorship were inflicted on a terrorized citizenry, native-born and immigrant alike.

https://www.newyorker.com/books/second-read/the-critic-who-refuted-trumps-world-view-in-1916

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1916/07/trans-national-america/304838/

Randolph Bourne was an idealist. He hoped for a world free of war, a world in which what he called “the productive and life-enhancing processes” were the dominant processes in our national life. It is appropriate, then, that in the Internet age, he is perhaps best known to the general public, not only for his immortal phrase “War is the health of the State,” but also as the namesake of a nonprofit foundation that runs a popular website.

https://mises.org/library/brilliance-randolph-bourne

*Be proud of your country. Be patriotic. But don’t hate other people because they are not from your country. If that’s your attitude, maybe you should still only like people from your high school and no one else.

BODY

Idina Menzel 1971 – blueberries, boxing, and Bikram

Image result for idina menzel

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

Check out the Wicked favorite’s list of ultimate must-haves

Tasty Snack: Blueberries and Pure bars

Healthy Dinner Ideas: Sushi, chicken, tilapia, spinach and Brussels sprouts

Workout Routine: Bikram yoga and boxing

https://www.broadway.com/buzz/172759/blueberries-boxing-bikram-yoga-everything-youve-ever-wanted-to-know-about-idina-menzels-health-fitness-routine/

https://www.amazon.com/Menzel-WICKED-George-Stephen-Schwartz/dp/B010C7SU70

*You’ve got a snack, workout, and dinner ideas. And you can watch Menzel in Wicked

SOUL

Gale Sayers 1943

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http://galesayers.com/

https://www.profootballhof.com/players/gale-sayers/

In 1969, Gale Sayers began writing his autobiography, “I Am Third.” It included a chapter on his friend and roommate, Brian Piccolo. Sayers’ account of his relationship with Piccolo was turned into one of the most popular TV flicks of all time, and, of course, a sports movie classic.

“Brian’s Song” won an Emmy Award, was frequently rerun on TV, and became a staple of school assemblies — its message of racial harmony, friendship, gutsiness and compassion struck a chord then, and still does three decades later.

http://www.espn.com/page2/s/closer/021004.html

https://www.amazon.com/Brians-Song-James-Caan/dp/B00004TJQJ

*Watch Brian’s Song for a refresher’s course on racial harmony, friendship, gutsiness, and compassion.

MONEY

CeeLo Green 1974

Image result for cee lo green gif

http://www.ceelogreen.com/

Focus on selling the things you can’t pirate, the real scarcities. And we’re not talking (as our critics always insist) about tangible goods like t-shirts, but selling the person. Primary Wave may be positioned as publishing and management, but its real business is marketing.

https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20111227/03144517198/cee-lo-green-making-millions-even-if-his-albums-dont-sell.shtml

https://primarywave.com/about-pw/

Collaborate with influencers.

Another way to gain a new audience and extend brand awareness is by collaborating with the top influencers in your industry.

https://www.inc.com/murray-newlands/15-marketing-strategies-that-inspire-strategic-thinkers.html

*365DOLF continues to tell you about the importance of marketing. In the end, it’s the money maker. Listen to CeeLo Green for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Duncan Jones 1971 – watch Moon

Image result for duncan jones

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

It would be unfair to say Duncan Jones was flying under the radar ahead of his feature film debut, Moon. In fact, for a mere $7 million sci-fi movie made by a newcomer with one recognizable actor, the anticipation was at a veritable fever pitch for one simple reason: It was an intriguing space mystery movie made by David Bowie’s son.

https://www.gq.com/story/moon-retrospective

http://www.sonyclassics.com/moon/

*Watch this intriguing space mystery made by David Bowie’s son – Duncan Jones.

FOOD

Bob Evans 1918 – weekend brunch casserole

Image result for bob evans the man

https://www.bobevansgrocery.com/

Bob Evans believed in treating strangers like friends and friends like family; and those principles are alive today at every Bob Evans Restaurant.

http://www.healthlife.com/resources/recipes/item/?15371-Weekend_Brunch_Casserole

https://www.restaurantmealprices.com/bob-evans-prices/

*Invite some friends and/or strangers over for brunch and make them this Bob Evans brunch casserole. Or just meet them at your local Bob Evans restaurant.

SNUB – Wynonna Judd

Review –

  • Don’t hate someone because they’re not from your country
  • Blueberries, boxing, and Bikram
  • Watch Brian’s Song
  • Marketing is the money maker
  • Watch Moon
  • Make a Weekend Brunch Casserole

May 29

Look for the * for today’s advice.

JFK DAY

MIND

John F. Kennedy 1917

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Don’t fear death

Adorned with medals and worsening back pains after his heroics, Jack still reported back for duty and built a reputation for taking incredible risks with his attacks. Norman Mailer described this as “the wisdom of a man who senses death within him and gambles that he can cure it by risking his life”.

Later, JFK would shrug off assassination risks, saying, “If someone is going to kill me, they are going to kill me.”

https://www.shortlist.com/instant-improver/lessons-from-jfk/60983

https://www.jfklibrary.org/

http://www.jfk50.org/

As the years have gone by and other presidents have written their chapters in history, John Kennedy’s brief time in office stands out in people’s memories for his leadership, personality, and accomplishments. Many respect his coolness when faced with difficult decisions–like what to do about Soviet missiles in Cuba in 1962. Others admire his ability to inspire people with his eloquent speeches. Still others think his compassion and his willingness to fight for new government programs to help the poor, the elderly and the ill were most important.

http://www.jfklibrary.org/JFK/Life-of-John-F-Kennedy.aspx

*This is why you want to live life to the fullest – so that you don’t fear death. While alive, be like JFK – have coolness, inspire people, have compassion, and a willingness to help the poor and elderly. If you haven’t figured it out yet, JFK is my favorite president.

BODY

Carmelo Anthony 1984

Image result for carmelo anthony

http://www.thisismelo.com/

https://www.youcaring.com/puertorico-956698

“But there were times I stayed away from all meats. I played with my diet a lot.” Anthony went on to say that he went meat-free for around three weeks during the offseason. “That was bad,” he said. “I was struggling.” First no carbs, then no meat? So what did he eat?  “It was all fish and vegetables, juices, things like that.”

http://www.mensfitness.com/sports/basketball/meatless-melo

*Today you live off of fish, vegetables, and juices. Play basketball today and shoot every time you touch the basketball and play no defense.

SOUL

Patrick Henry 1736

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http://www.history.org/almanack/people/bios/biohen.cfm

“Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! — I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,1841228_1841749_1841737,00.html

*Choose liberty over death.

MONEY

Bob Hope 1903

Image result for bob hope

http://bobhope.org/

In 1983 Forbes placed Hope on the Forbes 400, with an estimated net worth of $200 million. But Hope thought the estimate a gross exaggeration. Shortly after publication, he issued Forbes a challenge: “If my estate is worth over $50 million, I’ll kiss your ass. I mean that.”

By the mid-1980s Mr. Hope, then in his 80s, was already tidying up his estate and liquidating much of his property in an orderly manner. Forbes ultimately estimated his remaining land holdings to be worth just $85 million. Throw in another $30 million he had in miscellaneous investments and you arrive at a net worth of $115 million–not quite the $200 million we had estimated a year earlier, but more than enough to collect on Mr. Hope’s bet.

He never paid up.

http://www.forbes.com/2003/08/04/cz_pn_0804hopeedit.html

*Don’t ever underestimate your worth. You may end up having to kiss someone’s ass.

ENTERTAINMENT

Annette Bening 1958 – watch The Kids are All Right

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https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/life/people/2018/05/26/happy-birthday-annette-bening-still-sassy-at-60/35394901/

I guarantee that if you’ve been married or in a long-term committed relationship for more than five years, you will watch this movie and find yourself nodding in recognition.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/5-reasons-to-see-the-kids_b_781821.html

https://www.amazon.com/Kids-Are-All-Right/dp/B003L20ICE

*Watch The Kids are All Right with your spouse or someone you are committed to.

FOOD

Melanie Brown 1975 – Mel B’s killer army slop

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https://www.instagram.com/officialmelb/

If you had to eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I’d like to say only Indian food but sometimes it gives me heartburn because of the spices, so I’m going to be realistic and say what I call Mel B’s killer army slop: ground turkey, a lot of chopped garlic and red onion, two tins of tomatoes, red and green peppers, sometimes a chilli pepper and a little bit of sweet corn – boom!

https://www.womenshealth.com.au/mel-b-reveals-the-eating-and-exercise-regime-that-helped-her-lose-16kgs

*Eat Mel B’s killer army slop and wash it all down with JFK’s favorite daiquiri.

JFK’s Favorite Daiquiri

  • 3 ounces light rum (or flavored rum if you truly have no shame)
  • 2 ounces fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce fine sugar of simple syrup
  1. Combine all together in shaker, shake vigorously with ice.
  2. Serve without ice, garnish with lime wheel.

This is great. It’s great for summer. It’s great for the pool. It’s great for sitting around the Oval Office planning your next extramarital conquest and wondering if you’ll ever earn your dad’s approval.

http://www.itsjessright.com/home//celebrate-jfks-birthday-how-he-did-with-a-daiquiri/2016

SNUB – Daniel Tosh

Review –

  • Don’t fear death
  • Fish, vegetables, and juices
  • Choose liberty over death
  • Don’t underestimate your wealth
  • Watch The Kids are Alright
  • Eat like Mel B

May 28

Look to the * for today’s advice.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL 2019 – (just 1080 school days to go)

MIND

Ian Fleming 1908

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http://www.ianfleming.com/

Ian Fleming (1909-1964) was a mid-century English Man of Mystery. With a silk cravat around his neck, cigarette holder in one hand and gin-and-bitters in the other, Fleming was the image of a 1960s sophisticate. But as he strolled barefoot on his private beach at GoldenEye, in Oracabessa Bay, he dreamed up one of the most lasting characters in global literature and cinema. Today, Fleming Villa remains the inspiring setting for pleasure and imagination.

http://www.theflemingvilla.com/#about

Your space should inspire you—and reflect your unique personality. 

Breathe some life into your space, so you’ll want to stay longer.

Decorate with images that speak to you. 

Ground your space with a colorful area rug—for visual interest and soothing sound-absorption.

https://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/decorating/home-office-decor-ideas

*Today is the day to start rearranging your house, (or at least your work area) to make it the setting for pleasure and imagination. You may not have a private beach but you can find ways to make the place where you live be more inspiring and entertaining. Maybe you’ll come up with the next James Bond.

BODY

Jim Thorpe 1887 – get your heart checked

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https://www.cmgww.com/sports/thorpe/

Describing Jim Thorpe as a great athlete would be doing him a severe injustice. A better description would be calling him the greatest athlete of the 20th Century. This label will probably be debated by many, but Thorpe’s accomplishments speak louder than words. King Gustav V of Sweden told Thorpe: “Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world.”

Thorpe died on March 28, 1953 of a heart attack.

http://www.cmgww.com/sports/thorpe/bio/bio.html

For prevention & peace of mind

Don’t let heart disease and stroke get in the way of the life you love. Schedule an affordable, accurate health screening today.

https://www.lifelinescreening.com/

*Even if you are the greatest athlete in the world, get a heart check-up today.

SOUL

Gladys Knight 1944

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

Today, Knight and husband William, along with various other members of the family, oversee her busy career from the Las Vegas headquarters. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, performer, restaurateur, and businesswoman with a spiritual outlook on her life. Her faith in God has been the driving force behind all of Knight’s endeavors, guiding her through her many successes.

http://gladysknight.com/

*Have your faith in God be the driving force behind all of your endeavors, guiding you through your successes. Listen to Gladys Knight for inspiration today.

MONEY

Jerry West 1938

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http://www.hoophallawards.com/west.php

But does the NBA pay Jerry West royalties for using his image and printing it on the mountains of merchandise they sell?

The short answer is “No.” That’s also the long answer, because the NBA won’t admit that it’s Jerry West on the logo.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/63937/does-jerry-west-get-royalties-being-nba-logo

*Get paid for what you deserve – don’t settle for anything less.

ENTERTAINMENT

Colbie Caillat 1985

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

YOU ALREADY ARE PERFECT

And because you are perfect, you shouldn’t think less of yourself. Throw away self-pity, don’t give time to self-hate, and most importantly, stay away from people who make you feel bad about yourself.

https://music.allwomenstalk.com/lessons-for-women-from-colbie-caillats-try/2

http://colbiecaillat.com/

*Stay away from people who make you feel bad about yourself and listen to Colbie Caillat today.

FOOD

Kylie Minogue 1968 – shrimp on the barbie

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https://www.kylie.com/

Kylie Minogue isn’t so busy touring that she can’t keep up with the Kardashians to some extent, though it hardly sounds like the Aussie pop star is a fan. After learning that Kylie Jenner—who’s only Kardashian-adjacent anyway—has been trying to trademark their shared first name for the last two years, Minogue petitioned the U.S. Patent and Trademarks Office not to forever link (or however long trademarks last) the name “Kylie” with lip injectors and a failed PacSun clothing line. Now, that lame joke is ours; Minogue filed her own scorching burn with her letter, in which she refers to herself as an “internationally-renowned performing artist, humanitarian and breast cancer activist known worldwide simply as ‘Kylie,’” while Jenner is merely a “secondary reality television personality.” We think Minogue can now add “reputation arsonist” to her list of skills.

https://news.avclub.com/kylie-minogue-isn-t-having-kylie-jenner-s-attempt-to-tr-1798257366

http://www.food.com/recipe/australian-shrimp-on-the-barbie-142234

*Listen to a mix of Gladys Knight, Colbie Caillat, and the one and only Kylie Minogue while making her Australian shrimp on the Barbie – even if they do call them prawns in the land down under.   

Wash it down with a vodka martini – shaken, not stirred.

SNUB – Patch Adams

Review –

  • Make your work space more inspiring and entertaining
  • Get your heart checked
  • Have your faith in God lead you to success
  • Get paid for what you deserve
  • Listen to Colbie Caillat
  • Make shrimp on the barbie