March 29

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John Tyler 1790

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John Tyler was the first vice president elevated to the presidency on the death of the chief executive and the first president to marry in the White House. Nearly 175 years later, two of his grandchildren are still around.

Harrison Ruffin Tyler, 89, is one of two living grandsons of President John Tyler, who was born in 1790, one year after George Washington was sworn in as president.

Just three generations — President Tyler, his son Lyon Tyler, and grandson Harrison — span almost the entire history of the United States.

*Another presidential DYK to start up conversation in the elevator or at the dinner table.


Cy Young 1876

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“The most important are mobility and stability in your shoulders and hips, ‘pillar’ stability, and overall upper and lower-body strength,”

*Do the 10 best exercises for pitchers in honor of the pitching GOAT Cy Young. Maybe one day an award will be named after you.


Walt “Clyde” Frazier 1945

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So has Clyde changed with age?

Yeah, I was kind of an extremist. I liked to go out. Now, I’m an even-keeled guy. I rarely go to discos. The things I like to do now don’t cost me money. A little walk in the park, a kiss after dark. I’ve mellowed with age.

*Do something that doesn’t cost you money. Have soul like “Clyde” and take a little walk in the park with a kiss after dark.


Sam Walton 1918

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Walton – one of the richest men in America – admitted that he barely knew his youngest son and that he even neglected his grandchildren. His wife stayed with him out of commitment. He admitted he spent way too much time investing into his business rather than spending time with those who mattered most – his own family!

*Don’t wait until you are on your deathbed to realize what Sam Walton realized! Make your life count today and leave a legacy that is worth more than any trust fund you’ll leave your children!


Brendan Gleeson 1955 – watch Braveheart

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One of the most common questions I’m asked is how factual Mel Gibson’s portrayal of William Wallace was in the 1995 film Braveheart. The short answer is that is hasn’t an iota of fact in it.

Dubliner Gleeson played hulking warrior Hamish, Wallace’s lifelong friend.

Last seen in Tom Cruise’s blockbuster Edge Of Tomorrow, the honorary Scot is one of the most respected and in-demand actors in the business.

*Whether it’s factual or not, enjoy watching Braveheart today. Remember that ENTERTAINMENT is an escape from reality – not a history lesson. Says the history teacher.


Elle Macpherson 1964 – banana, pear, and vanilla smoothie bowl

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I’m a big believer in good gut health. I know if I nourish my body with clean nutrients for inner wellness, it will show on the outside. I try to live by this every day, then throw in plenty of love and laughter into the mix.

*Work on your gut health by starting your day with Elle Macpherson’s pear, banana, and vanilla smoothie bowl. Have plenty of love and laughter for the rest of today.

SNUB – Lucy Lawless

Review –

  • John Tyler DYK
  • 10 best exercises for pitchers
  • Take a walk in the park with a kiss after dark
  • Make your life count today
  • Watch Braveheart
  • Make a pear, banana, and vanilla smoothie bowl

March 28

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Jason Garrett 1966

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“I have seven brothers and sisters,” he says. “We’re all a year apart. The culture of the household was about doing things the right way. It was about being your best. It was about playing hard. That had a huge impact on me.”

It’s a culture that he has projected onto the Cowboys.

*Do things the right way today. Be your best, and demand it from those around you.


Curt Hennig 1958 Mr. Perfect

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The Perfect Workout is incredibly time efficient– in and out in 20 minutes.

*Stick with the theme of being your best today, as you do the Perfect Workout.


Thomas Clarkson 1760

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On his way home to London he had a spiritual experience. He later described how he had “a direct revelation from God ordering me to devote my life to abolishing the trade.” Clarkson was worried that as a young man if he had the necessary skills to “qualify him to undertake a task of such magnitude and importance”. However, each time he doubted, the result was the same: “I walked frequently into the woods, that I might think on the subject in solitude, and find relief to my mind there. But the question still recurred… surely some person should interfere.”

*Walk into the woods to think in solitude. See if there is something that you should dedicate your life to and if you are the person that should lead to change.


Lady Gaga 1986

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She focuses on growing her fan base by giving them an incredible experience, whether it’s through purchasing her music, attending her concerts or connecting with her in mainstream or social media. Isn’t that the same goal of most businesses — provide exceptional customer experiences through all channels so they become and remain loyal?

*How will your business provide exceptional customer experiences through all channels?


Vince Vaughn 1970 – watch Couples Retreat

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HONEYMOON IS OVER: Nicholas Malcomson says his honeymoon in Bora Bora was ruined when the resort closed for the shoot of the Vince Vaughn flick “Couples Retreat”.

*Watch Couples Retreat and then book one. SIDENOTE – When 365DOLF becomes a smash hit, Vince Vaughn will be cast as me in the movie. I know my truth.


Reba McEntire 1955 – sweet potato casserole

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One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba has sold over 56 million albums worldwide and is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame. She has won 15 American Music Awards; 13 ACM Awards;9 People’s Choice Awards; 7 CMA Awards; 2 GRAMMY Awards; an ACM Career Achievement Honor; and is one of only four entertainers in history to receive the National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress.

*Listen to a mix of Reba and Lady Gaga while making this sweet potato casserole. Enjoy it while watching Couples Retreat.

SNUB – Julia Stiles

Review –

  • Be your best
  • Perfect workout
  • Take a walk in the woods
  • Provide exceptional customer service
  • Watch Couple’s Retreat
  • Make sweet potato casserole



March 27

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Nora Volkow 1956

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Nora’s research has been instrumental in demonstrating that addiction is a brain disease that undermines the function of circuits that underlie reward, motivation and self-control—and in identifying overlapping circuitry disruptions in obesity.

*There are so many ways to get help for addiction. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, take today to reach out for help.1-800-662-HELP


Matt Harvey 1989

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“Especially during my recovery, I found Pilates to be the most successful workout for my core and stability. During the season, I do it about once a week.”

*Try some Dark Knight Pilates! To make it sound cool.


Virginia Minor 1824

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Recently, naturalization ceremonies have been held in the rotunda, during which visitors have witnessed the inspiring sight of hundreds of immigrants, from countries all over the world, being given the opportunity to enjoy the full privileges and immunities of United States citizenship, won due to the sacrifice and perseverance of people like Dred Scott and Virginia Minor. The example they set in small, seemingly unimportant cases in St. Louis, led to momentous events which changed our country forever.

*The example you set in small ways could lead to momentous events which could change your life forever. Set an example today for someone.


Quentin Tarantino 1963

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Create Limited Choice

In the next section of the movie, “Vincent Vega and Marsellus Wallace’s Wife”, Vincent goes to buy heroin from Lance. Lance presents Vincent with three seemingly identical options in plastic bags. Yet he introduces each option with a name, and where it is from.

From there, Lance reduces choice for Vincent to two options. Two of the choices, Lance explains, are the same price with a very similar high. However, Lance focuses on the more expensive choice. Sure you pay for more, he explains, but the experience will be vastly different.

“The first two are great, but this one? This one is a mad man.”

Lance may be wearing a bathrobe, but in this scene he does a brilliant sell of an expensive product. First, he differentiates each product, naming them to help Vincent see differences. Then, he reduces the buy to an either or. Why? To push Vincent into buying the more expensive, higher quality product.

Too many choices can actually overwhelm the consumer, making them less likely to choose any product at all. One psychologist found that for every 10 mutual funds the employer offered, the participation rate declined by 2%. Why did people participate less when they had more variety? It was so overwhelming, the employees put it off.

*Create limited choice. Especially when you first start your business. Make it easier on the customer and you. And remember, drugs are bad. Watch Pulp Fiction for motivation.


Mariah Carey 1970

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Her voice is an alto; she can cover all the octaves between an alto and a soprano. According to the BBC, “Such a range is so unusual because the human voice is very limited and we use only a small part of it. This makes it very difficult to expand the vocal range and articulate such high notes.

*Yes, I was a member of the Mariah Carey Fan Club back in the early nineties. I still have most of her CDs. Today is my day to have flashbacks of an easier time while listening to my generation’s songbird.


Fergie 1975 – best ever black eyed peas

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*Listen to a mix of Fergie, The Black Eyed Peas, and Mariah while making the best ever black eyed peas

SNUB – Buster Posey

Review –

  • Help someone who is struggling with addiction
  • Pilates
  • Set a good example
  • Create limited choice
  • Listen to Mariah Carey
  • Make Fergalicious best ever black eyed peas

March 26

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Leonard Nimoy 1931

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“It’s my adventure, my trip, my journey and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.”

Nimoy taught us about not pushing too hard against the path life sets out for us. He always relished and protected the character of Spock (1975’s “I Am Not Spock” was more about proving there was more to him than just one character, and was followed up by 1995’s “I Am Spock”), and did his best to avoid typecasting. Don’t forget, he appeared in 49 episodes of “Mission: Impossible” (the original “Star Trek” only ran for 79).

This is why Spock’s brain is so unique — he’s got the flexibility of a human mind combined with the strength of Vulcan emotions. Yes, his human side might make it more difficult for him to control his Vulcan feelings, but the integration of the two gives him the opportunity to quickly think in very creative ways.

*Don’t push too hard against the path that life has set out for you. Just make sure that it is your path. Quickly think, in a creative way, if you’ve missed out on your true path in life.


Keira Knightley 1985

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She will usually have a workout that lasts for an hour and a half, three days per week. She does resistance training to sculpt her muscles and build endurance. She also practices stretching and swimming to keep herself in shape.

*Your hour and a half workout includes resistance training, stretching, and swimming. Watch Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice for motivation.


Diana Ross 1944

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Be Happy

There is no better medicine than finding joy in your life. Regardless of life challenges, it’s good to always be happy. “Ross always looks like she swallowed the sun. If you’ve experienced her on stage, somehow you feel like she’s singing right to you and for you. It feels like her light turns your light on.”

Show up for your own life, with joy.

*Look like you’ve swallowed the sun today, listen to some Diana Ross, and have your light turn someone else’s light on.


Steven Tyler 1948

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Aerosmith made more money from ‘Guitar Hero’ than from any one of its albums

So how are musicians supposed to turn a profit? The real answer is probably something like Aerosmith’s strategy. While in an era where it’s basically free to create digital copies of songs, music itself isn’t scarce at all, recognizable and marketable brands of the kind you can sell to, say, the makers of Guitar Hero are still scarce. An artist’s brand is singularly her own, and as such, possesses incredible profit-making potential.

TNT is reporting that, during a feature on an upcoming Australian edition of ’60 Minutes’ the Aerosmith front man was confronted with the rumor that, over the course of his career, he blew $20 million on blow. Tyler came back with a smaller figure.

“No, probably, realistically, 5 or 6, easy,” he said.

*In a world where it is harder and harder to charge people for things, your brand will set you apart. Just don’t spend all of your brand money on cocaine. Listen to Aerosmith for inspiration.


Leslie Mann 1972 – watch This is 40

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So here goes. In honor of turning 30 40 (ahem), here’s what I’ve learned:

I’ve learned that the most important thing in life, business, motherhood and all else is to never compromise on your integrity. Don’t compromise yourself — you’re all you’ve got.

*Watch This is 40 and don’t compromise yourself.


Kenny Chesney 1968 – key lime pie

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Not too tart, not too sweet
My baby loves to watch me eat
Her …

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Her key lime pie

*Listen to a nice mix of Diana Ross, Kenny Chesney, and Aerosmith as you make Kenny’s favorite Key Lime Pie. My wife and I both got sick off of key lime pie in, of all places, Key West. I still can’t eat it, so I’ll pass.

SNUB – Larry Page

Review –

  • Are you on your true path in life?
  • Hour and a half workout
  • Be happy
  • Your brand will set you apart
  • Watch This is 40
  • Make Kenny Chesney Key Lime Pie

March 25

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Gloria Steinem 1934

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Steinem sets the record straight about the oft-demonized feminist movement. Its purpose is not to attack men but “to free the uniqueness of the individual and to understand that inside each of us is a unique human being who is a combination of heredity and environment.” And in this pursuit, tremendous headway has been made, but there is still much more to be done.

The mission of the Ms. Foundation for Women is to build women’s collective power to realize a nation of justice for all.

*Think about what makes you so unique as an individual. Think about your personality and which parts you were born with and which parts you’ve learned. And finally think about which parts of your personality and thought process that you would like to change for the better.


Sarah Jessica Parker 1965

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Her obsession for gym and workouts actually popped up after the birth of her twin daughters in 2009. Apart from spending two incessant hours in the gym, she ran five miles on a daily basis during that time. Her skinny body and the bulging veins of her arms actually manifested the hard workouts she undertook. However, before late, she realized the importance of moderation in workouts and trimmed her extensive workout hours.

*Go for the skinny body and bulging veins version of Sarah Jessica Parker aka Carrie Bradshaw – 2 hours in the gym today and finish it up with a 5-mile run.


Aretha Franklin 1942 “The Queen of Soul”

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But on any given night, when that lady sits down at the piano and gets her body and soul all over some righteous song, she’ll scare the shit out of you. And you’ll know—you’ll swear—that she’s still the best fuckin’ singer this fucked-up country has ever produced.”

*Sit back, relax, and listen to the “Queen of Soul” to soothe your soul today.


Danica Patrick 1982

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Listen to Money Experts and Check On Your Money Daily

*It’s easier than ever, so make the time to check on your money every day. Do it right now!


Elton John 1947

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Elton John Pays Homage to Aretha Franklin, Raises $3.9 Million to Fight HIV/AIDS at 2018 Gala

*After listening to the “Queen of Soul”, Aretha Franklin, listen to Elton John – the man who paid homage to her after her death in August of 2018.


Katharine McPhee 1984 – watermelon and feta salad

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David Foster and Katharine McPhee’s engagement has turned heads due to their 34-year age difference. It will be the fifth marriage for the 68-year-old songwriter, whose last wife was The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alum Yolanda Hadid, and the second for Katharine, 34, who first met David in 2006 when she was 21 years old and fresh off of American Idol.

*Listen to a mix of Aretha, Elton, and Katharine while making this watermelon and feta salad. Enjoy it with that someone special – age is just a number.

SNUB – Kyle Lowry

Review –

  • Think about what makes you unique
  • 2 hours in the gym and a 5 mile run
  • Listen to Aretha Franklin
  • Check on your money
  • Listen to Elton John
  • Make a watermelon and feta salad

March 24

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Steve McQueeen 1930

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Comfort doesn’t always equal growth.

*Say goodbye to a bad habit today and hello to something new – like deliberate practice.


Harry Houdini 1874

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As a teenager in New York City, Houdini was a member of several athletic organizations, competing in bicycle races, foot races, and boxing matches. He would plunge into the fast-moving East River to get his swimming fix, and running a ten-mile circuit in Central Park was an effortless feat for him. He tried out for the U.S. Olympic swim team as a teen (he didn’t make the cut), by 17 he was already an amateur boxer, and by the time he turned 18, he had beaten Sidney Thomas, a British racing champion, in a 20-mile race.

Deliberate Practice Is the Key to Greatness, Conquer Fear and Pain, Keep Pushing Your Limits

*Pick one of Harry Houdini’s early obsessions as a workout today. Swimming, boxing, bicycling, running, or any combination. Conquer pain and keep pushing your limits.


Fanny Crosby 1820

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“Alas and did my Saviour bleed?
And did my Sovereign die?
Would He devote that sacred Head
For such a worm as I?”

And when they reached the 3rd line of the last verse:

“Here, Lord, I give myself away;
‘Tis all that I can do.”

I surrendered myself to the Saviour, and my very soul was flooded with celestial light. I sprang to my feet, shouting “Hallelujah.”

*Surrender yourself to your Savior today and your soul will be flooded with celestial light. Don’t be afraid to shout “Hallelujah!”


Tommy Hilfiger 1951

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“I was bankrupt when I was under 25 years old. I was in my mid-20s with my first business,” Hilfiger says.

“That was the best learning experience I ever had,” he says. “It was my MBA.”

*Don’t work on going bankrupt today, but don’t be scared to follow your dreams either.


Jessica Chastain 1977 – watch Zero Dark Thirty

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The 2012 war film Zero Dark Thirty made many viewers uncomfortable, including actors Martin Sheen and Ed Asner. The two, along with Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences member David Clennon, claimed the film promoted torture and started a campaign against it during the 2013 Academy Awards season. Zero Dark Thirty received five nominations, but only tied with Skyfall for Best Sound Editing.

*Watch Jessica Chastain in Zero Dark Thirty and decide for yourself if it deserves an award or to be boycotted.


Peyton Manning 1976 – grilled chicken, plain baked potato, broccoli, pasta with marinara, and of course a couple of Gatorades

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Peyton Manning’s preparation for the game also includes his nutrition habits. No matter when the game started, Manning would eat the same pregame meal, which includes grilled chicken, a plain baked potato with a side of broccoli, a bowl of pasta with marinara sauce, and a couple of Gatorades.

*You could go healthy and eat his normal pre-game meal or be glutinous and eat his true loves – Papa John’s pizza, Budweiser, and a chicken parmigiana sandwich. “Chicken parm you taste so good.”

SNUB – Alyson Hanigan

Review –

  • Say goodbye to a bad habit
  • Houdini workout
  • Surrender yourself to your savior
  • Work on your dream
  • Watch Zero Dark Thirty
  • Peyton Manning meal plan

March 23

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Wernher Von Braun 1912

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Wernher von Braun has the prestige of actually taking mankind from the simple beginnings of rocketry all the way to the moon and the planets.  His name is almost synonymous with rocket science.  He is an icon of the space age.

Eventually humans will spread into the cosmos at large. One cannot set a timeline, but by 3001 “interstellar humanity” will likely follow. We do not know what surprises and challenges we will find. But they will be there and humans will revel in them. That is the nature of humans with their inbuilt curiosity and penchant for exploration, one might say the very definition of what it is to be human.

*Here is a good conversation starter for you today. By the end of this year, your name will become synonymous with great conversation. You will be an icon of the water cooler.


Brandon Marshall 1984

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When I first heard the term “mental health,” the first thing that came to mind was mental toughness. Masking pain. Hiding it. Keeping it inside. That had been embedded in me since I was a kid. Never show weakness. Suck it up. Play through it. Live through it.

Now, I realize that mental health means the total opposite.

*See your therapist today. It is not weakness – it is showing strength. Maybe your therapy could be tossing around the football with a close friend.


Joan Crawford 1908 (maybe 1905 or 1906)

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“She said, ‘Sometime soon, I’m going to be earning more money than I need, and I would like to help people. I work with people who make the movies, the ones who have all of those little jobs without which there couldn’t be movies. They are so important, and they do such wonderful work. When they get sick and need medical help, some of them don’t have the financial means they need, so I want to see that they have the help they deserve. I want to pay for a room in the hospital and other costs.’

*You might feel like the “low man” on the totem pole, but you’re probably not. Find out if anyone who makes less than you, needs help at work and provide that assistance today. It will warm your soul.


Kenneth Cole 1954

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I’ve come to realize nobody needs what we sell. There’s hardly a woman who needs another pair of black shoes. Consumers have more choices than they can digest. I believe, after 30 years, I’ve earned the right to be considered, but every day we have to earn the right to be chosen.

*Hopefully you’ve earned the right to be considered but keep fighting for that right to be chosen.


Keri Russell 1976 –watch The Americans

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Nothing heats up a Cold War quicker than an attempt on the president’s life, and when Ronald Reagan was shot on March 30, 1981, there was a real fear that the Soviets had struck. The Americans tackled the issue in the season one episode “In Control,” throwing the characters into the middle of the frenzy.

*Watch Keri Russell in The Americans – Season 1, Episode 4.


Ayesha Curry 1989 chicken parm

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He was like, ‘I had a really bad game one day and I came home and you made chicken parm and it made me happy,'” says Curry.

*Poor Steph Curry. Not only is he an NBA superstar, but the poor guy has to come home to meals prepared by a celebrity chef-wife. Enjoy this chicken parm while watching The Americans – it will make you happy, even if you’ve had a bad day.

SNUB – Kyrie Irving

Review –

  • Be a great conversationalist
  • See a therapist
  • Help somebody out
  • Keep fighting for the right to be chosen
  • Watch The Americans
  • Make Curry Chicken Parm