March 21

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Gary Oldman 1958

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“To become Churchill, it’s like a big sausage-maker. You put all the research in the machine and hopefully out comes the sausage at the end of it,” said Oldman, who has previously brought real-life figures like Sid Vicious, Beethoven, and Lee Harvey Oswald to the screen.

Don’t Give Up

According to Winston Churchill, “continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential.” The thing with individuals today is that they want instant success. However, success is a process that needs to be carefully tendered. You can start small and work your way up to the top. Even in your small continuous efforts, you will succeed.

*Watch Oldman in the Darkest Hour and remember – never surrender!


Adrian Peterson 1985

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“For being agile and quick as a cat, these drills come in handy,” Peterson says. Then it’s on to the heart of his movement work—power and speed training with a combination of plyometric exercises, acceleration work and cutting drills. “Being explosive, being off-balance, being able to push through—these drills will help you with that,” he says.

*His nickname is AD for all day. Today is your day to be called AD as you do his workout and then dominate a flag football game that you’ve organized.


Rosie O’Donnell 1962

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“Radical Christianity is just as threatening as radical Islam in a country like the United States.” Those words were not spoken by Osama bin Laden but by comedienne turned talk-show hostess Rosie O’Donnell on a nationally broadcast program in October. Her statement generated a wide range of reactions. A new nationwide survey of that reaction, conducted by The Barna Group, suggests that although few Americans would challenge her right to make such statements, just as few share her point of view.

*So, do you challenge her right to make this statement? Do you share her point of view?


Forrest Mars, Sr. 1904

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Although he officially retired in 1973 and began unaffiliated businesses selling boxes of chocolates and plant food, among other things, he continued to look in on the business and to call his sons on the carpet for any problems he detected

*Create a business that after you retire, you will still want to be involved with what you did for so long. That would be a nice way to retire for sure.


Matthew Broderick 1962 – take the day off and watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey (who played Jeanie, Ferris’s sister) got engaged just before the movie’s release. Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, who played Ferris’s parents, met on the set of the movie and eventually got married and had two children.

*Yes, take the day off – no matter what. Watch the movie and live life to the fullest today.


Julio Gallo 1910 – beef with red wine sauce

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The Gallo winery was established after the repeal of prohibition in 1933 by two brothers, Ernest and Julio. According to family legend, they read a pamphlet in their local library that gave them enough information to get started.

*Make this beef with red wine (Gallo) sauce. Enjoy it while watching Gary Oldman in The Darkest Hour. Have a Mars candy bar for dessert.

SNUB – Benito Juarez

Review –

  • Never surrender
  • AD workout
  • What are your thoughts on radical Christianity?
  • Create a business that will make you never want to retire
  • Watch Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • Make beef with red wine sauce

March 20

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B.F. Skinner 1904

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The mind that has been restored to prominence by the cognitive revolution . . . executes cognitive processes. It perceives the world, organizes sense data into meaningful wholes, processes information, and so on. In fact, the mind seems to be merely the double of the person whose mind it is. It is a replica, a surrogate, a doppelganger. Take any sentence in which ”the mind” is said to do something and see if the meaning is substantially changed if you substitute ”person.” . . .

*You control your mind, not the other way around.


Pat Riley 1945

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Players leave the gym after morning practice — tired and sometimes sore. They are still required to lift weights each day. Then after lunch and a nap, a night practice session awaits. And don’t forget, players must also learn their playbooks.

This is life at “Camp Riley,” a nickname for Knicks Coach Pat Riley’s grueling eight-day training camp. Riley was so eager to get started, he put the team on the floor to start practice last Friday at 12:01 A.M. So much for easing into camp gradually.

*Start the day off right, by working out at 12:01 AM


Fred Rogers 1928

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“Fred Rogers had a universal appeal and was respected in every neighborhood because he loved children — all children,” Welles said, adding that it was precisely Mr. Rogers’ indiscriminate love of humanity that prompted his decades-long admiration of the Pittsburgh icon.

*Get to know your neighbors today. If you already do know them, spend some time with them. Won’t you be my neighbor? Better yet, do something nice for a neighbor – mow their yard, bring them soup, anything to be a soulful neighbor.


Frederick Winslow Taylor 1856

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Taylor believed in finding the right jobs for workers, and then paying them well for the increased output. He advocated paying the person and not the job and believed that unions would be unnecessary if workers were paid their individual worth.

*Recognize who excels at their job where you work and let them know it. Pay them more if you can, or simply tell them that if it were up to you, you would pay them more because they are worth it.


Spike Lee 1957 – watch Do the Right Thing

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“He was trying to show me his sophisticated side by selecting an independent filmmaker,” Michelle Obama said, reflecting on seeing Do the Right Thing on her first date with her future husband—and the future president. On the 25th anniversary of Lee’s film, Barack Obama recorded a video message thanking Lee for helping him impress Michelle. Other options for that first date? Batman and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids were still in theaters, and The Karate Kid Part III came out the same weekend as Do the Right Thing.

*Do the right thing and watch Do the Right Thing. Make it you first date with someone who could be your first lady one day.


Kathy Ireland 1963 – Far East dreams chicken salad

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911 for Kids International Ambassador

Kathy Ireland serves as International Ambassador of 9-1-1 for Kids and National Chair of Family Services/ Parenting for Athletes & Entertainers for Kids. She has worked with the organization since 1997

*Enjoy her chicken salad, and check out her website too – it is 365DOLFish

SNUB – Ruby Rose

Review –

  • Control your mind
  • Work out at 12:01 am
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Recognize who excels at their job
  • Watch Do the Right Thing
  • Make Kathy Ireland Chicken Salad

March 19

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William Jennings Bryan 1860

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Despite decades spent in the public eye as a political figure, being named one of the five greatest U.S. Senators of all time by a Senate Committee led by John F. Kennedy, and having a statue of his likeness displayed in U.S. Capitol, Bryan preferred the pulpit to the stump, educating to legislating. He saw himself more fit for the Chautauqua Circuit, where he spoke on virtue and spirituality, and educated audiences about political issues.

William Jennings Bryan was hard-working, courageous, and noble in moral principles as well as friendly, charming, and optimistic. He spoke for the common man, and so he became known as “The Great Commoner”.

*Be like William Jennings Bryan today. Virtuous. Spiritual. Hard-working. Courageous. Noble. Charming. Optimistic. Pick one of these to excel at today.


Clayton Kershaw 1988

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In the weight room, everybody has good days and bad days. Clayton Kershaw has a lot more better days than most, but over time, if you can stay reliable and on that regimen, you have a much better chance of succeeding in your program.

*Have a “good day” in the weight room today. Play catch with a friend later.


Elias Hicks 1748

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Elias declared to the English visitor that he could not see how the cruel persecution and crucifixion of Jesus Christ could expiate his sins. It was grace of God which gave power to live a sober, righteous, and godly life. Hicks told Anna Braithwaite, “So long as I feel that peace, there is nothing in the world that makes me afraid, as it respects my eternal condition. But if any of my friends have received any known benefit from any outward sacrifice I do not envy them their privilege.” “But surely,” he added, “they would not be willing that I should acknowledge as truth, that which I have no kind of knowledge of.”

*Regardless of your religion, living a righteous and godly life can help you sleep better at night.


Wyatt Earp 1848

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‘He was run out of a Texas town for trying to sell a rock painted yellow as a gold brick. He was drawn to police work not because of a devotion to the law but because, during the Gilded Age when public corruption was rampant, it was an easy source of cash.

*Were you drawn to your current job because it was an easy source of cash? I know I was. Not a lot of cash, but a steady paycheck. It has brought me very little happiness.


Bruce Willis 1955 – watch Die Hard

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If Die Hard was to be a success, the studio knew they needed a bona fide action star in the part, so they set about offering it to a seemingly never-ending list of A-listers of the time. Rumor has it that Sylvester Stallone, Harrison Ford, Robert De Niro, Charles Bronson, Nick Nolte, Mel Gibson, Richard Gere, Don Johnson, Burt Reynolds, and Richard Dean Anderson (yes, MacGyver!) were all considered for the role of John McClane. And all declined it.

*Make Die Hard your first choice in entertainment today. Yippee Ky yay.


Glenn Close 1947 – rabbit stew

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In probably the most disturbing scene in the movie, Alex boils Dan’s kid’s pet bunny. The phrase is listed in Urban Dictionary and on the U.K. site Urban defines it as “after a relationship break-up, the person who wants some kind of revenge, like stalking, or harassment,” and Phrases says, “an obsessive and dangerous female, in pursuit of a lover who has spurned her.” Close herself was uneasy about the scene. “The only thing that bothered me was the rabbit,” she said on Oprah. “I thought it was over the top.”

*After making this rabbit stew, eat it while watching Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.


One of the world’s biggest action heroes has become the ambassador of the popular energy drink Hell Energy

*Wash down that rabbit stew with a cold Hell Energy.

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SNUB – Andy Reid

Review –

  • Virtuous. Spiritual. Hard-working. Courageous. Noble. Charming. Optimistic. Pick one of these to excel at today.
  • Have a “good day” in the weight room
  • Live a righteous and Godly life
  • Is your job just a source of cash?
  • Watch Die Hard
  • Make Glenn Close Rabbit Stew

March 18

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Grover Cleveland 1837

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During the campaign, Cleveland’s record of honesty and virtue was in danger of being besmirched by a smear campaign launched by his opponent. James Blaine, the Republican candidate, accused Cleveland of fathering a child out of wedlock, pointing to the fact that the Democratic candidate paid child support to Maria Halpin in 1874 as evidence. Cleveland’s retort was characteristically simple: “tell the truth.” Ultimately Blaine did, and it was revealed that Halpin had had relations with several married men, one of whom was a close friend of Cleveland’s. Cleveland, a bachelor, agreed to claim paternity so that the other men could avoid being accused of adultery. The personal virtues that Cleveland cultivated over his lifetime were encapsulated by his dying phrase: “I have tried so hard to do right.”

President Grover Cleveland becomes the first sitting president to marry in the White House on this day in 1886.

Cleveland entered the White House as a bachelor and left a married man and father of two. His new wife was a beautiful young woman 27 years his junior named Frances Folsom.

*If you  haven’t done this yet, start cultivating a life of personal virtues. Try so hard to do right today and each day going forward.


Vanessa Williams 1963

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“During times I don’t see my trainer, I run on the treadmill.” She says. “It’s as simple as cutting back on sweets, watching what you eat then eat a lot of proteins and leafy greens. You’ll definitely see the results.”

*Eat lots of protein and leafy greens today and get on that treadmill.


Queen Latifah 1970

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Inspired by Ms. Owens, Queen says that keeping a positive attitude and always being supportive are key to helping a loved one manage heart failure. She also wants to stress that for caregivers, it’s important to care for your own health as well.

*If you are a caregiver, take care of yourself today. If you know of someone who is caring for a sick loved one, help them out today.


Ben Cohen 1951

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The Ben of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream says money is corrupting politics and practically everything else, from health care and student loans to energy and environmental policy. He passionately delivers a message to get money out of politics.

The lesson here is clear: have passion, then, take action.

Ben and Jerry had big ideas that took their company to the next level.

Always remember your customers and the power of word of mouth advertising.

Remember always, the law of reciprocity. When you give back, you get back…

*Have big ideas. Turn those ideas into your dream business. Once you are running your business, always remember your customers and the power of word of mouth advertising – YELP reviews! And as always, when you give back, you get back.


Adam Levine 1979 –listen to Maroon 5

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Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Many people are aware of Levine’s music from Maroon Five – but did you know that his music was initially considered a failure? It’s true. His first commercial rock bank, Kara’s Flowers was formed in 1994 and released its first album, The Fourth World in 1997. It fell flat.

Rather than give up, Levine kept focusing on his goal to become a major player in the music industry. He retooled, made some changes renamed the band Maroon 5.

*Keep focusing on your goals as you listen to Maroon 5 today. 


Dane Cook 1972 – egg whites and oatmeal

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Simple: Eat well. You know, egg whites in the morn. Oatmeal. And after that—sex. Remember, if you’re on top, keep your shoulders pinned. Maintain a strong center while holding that plank position, and try to do a thousand reps before you collapse.

*Make eggs and oatmeal for whoever spent the night at your house. Get a quick core “workout” in afterwards.

SNUB – Mike Rowe

Review –

  • Cultivate a life of personal virtues
  • Protein, leafy greens, treadmill
  • Reach out to a caregiver
  • Have passion – then take action
  • Listen to Maroon 5
  • Egg whites, oatmeal, plank position

March 17

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Bobby Jones 1902

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As a golfer, Jones was a giant. In the 1920s, he was “an ultra-athlete,” according to writer and historian Charles Price, “recognized at being better at his game than any other athlete was at his.” While there is no doubt Jones is the finest amateur golfer the game has ever produced, there’s a strong argument that he was the greatest golfer, period.

He played against the course, not the competition

*Good advice for life as well. Don’t worry about what others are doing, live your life to the fullest.


Rob Lowe 1964

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Yet, men take heart, Rob’s buffed body wasn’t always the headline, a few years back the “Parks and Recreation” star spotted a shirtless photo of himself in a magazine’s Worst Beach Bodies and decided it was time to get in shape.

*Take a picture of yourself (before you start boozing) without a shirt on. Hopefully your body is looking better than on January 1, but we still have a long year ahead of us. Take another picture before you go out on New Years Eve.


Nat King Cole 1919

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Epstein boiled this great musician’s life “down to a low gravy”, as jazz musicians used to say, presenting the very essence of Nat ‘King’ Cole, a virtuoso whose music still soothes the soul.

*Listen to Nat King Cole to soothe your soul today.


Gary Sinise 1955 – Lt. Dan

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Lieutenant Dan was always getting these funny feelings about a rock or trail or the road, so he’d tell us to get down, shut up.
Investors sometimes think that since they have this feeling that an investment will go up, or the stock market is set for a correction, that they should listen to that little voice. If you think back, did that little voice help you or trip you up? That little voice is driven by emotion and not logic. Emotion is the enemy in the investment world. Rely on logic as much as possible.

The $23.5 Billion Industry You’ll Feel Good About Investing In

On May 12, one of the world’s most prestigious prosthetic makers, Hanger Inc. (NYSE: HGR), announced that longtime president Richmond L. Taylor would be replaced by Samuel M. Liang of Bayer AG (OTC: BAYRY) subsidiary Bayer Healthcare. It’s a stock worth investing in, but perhaps not right off the bat (the company hit a one-year low of $30 per share around May 6, and has remained around there since).

There are a handful of similarly yoked private businesses that could likely go public in the future, including BiOM, Ottobock, Endolite and Evolution Industries; each offering their own unique proprietary prosthetic solutions and a possible leg up to a better stock portfolio. Keep an eye open for fresh investment opportunities if – or when – they decide to go public.

*Use logic to make an investment today. Look to invest in prosthetic makers in honor of Lt. Dan.


Kurt Russell 1951 – watch Tombstone

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Today, Russell, 64, is known as an actor who marches to the beat of his own drum. He’s a libertarian in an industry of liberals

*Watch Kurt Russell in Tombstone. Make it a St. Patrick’s Day tradition – every time Doc Holliday takes a drink, you take a drink.


Mia Hamm 1972 – Irish Whiskey Ham

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*Enjoy this Irish whiskey ham on St. Patrick’s Day while watching Tombstone Play some soccer (Irish football) afterwards (like Mia Hamm) to burn it all off.

SNUB – John Boyega

Review –

  • Play against the course (life) not the competition
  • Take a picture of yourself with no shirt on
  • Listen to Nat King Cole
  • Invest in prosthetic makers
  • Watch Tombstone
  • Make Irish Whiskey Ham

March 16

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James Madison 1751

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Madison was the consummate constitution-maker, outstanding primarily because of his extraordinary combination of theoretical powers and practical political skills.   His ability to combine the philosophical and practical aspects of constitution-making and to join seemingly opposing tendencies into a coherent whole, is what made him ultimately so successful, unsurpassed by any of the hundreds of constitution-makers in other nations who have followed in his path in the centuries since.

If you lead the way, expect some to consider you crazy.

“Benjamin Franklin had once said of Adams, that he was ‘always an honest man, often a great one, but sometimes absolutely mad.’”

*Lead the way today and be honored if someone thinks you’re crazy.


Blake Griffin 1989

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Blake Griffin’s workout includes:

  • Running on sand for 40 minutes. It increases his lower body strength and improves his balance. On some days Matrisciano make Blake run ankle deep in sand while dragging attached weights.

*Easier said than done, but find a way to run in sand today for 40 minutes. Check out his website – he’s got a lot going on in his life besides basketball.


Jerry Lewis 1926

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For decades, muscular dystrophy has been associated with Jerry’s kids. That is, Jerry Lewis surrounded by children during the annual Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Labor Day Telethon. From 1966 to 2010, Jerry Lewis hosted this annual telethon to benefit those with muscular dystrophy. Muscular dystrophy (MD) represents a group of nine inherited muscle disorders. The telethon went on without Lewis from 2010 to 2014, ultimately ending in 2015.

*Consider donating to the MDA today


Andrew Smith Hallidie 1836

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Hallidie lived to see the fruition of his many years of strenuous efforts. Cable railroads spread to Oakland, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, New York, London, and Sidney. Many of his inventions were used, and the collection of large royalties for a long period made him wealthy. In later years he enjoyed relating how he lost a substantial sum through an oversight. In spite of being thoroughly familiar with the problems and after years of experimenting with the cable system, he overlooked the importance of patenting a slot sufficiently narrow to keep out the carriage wheels.

*Patent your million dollar idea right now! I patented 365dolf through


Lauren Graham 1967 – watch Bad Santa

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There’s no right way to live.

What brings you joy may not be what you thought would bring you joy — don’t be afraid to shift gears.


If you’re going up for a character who’s got a fetish for Santa, you’ve really got to sell it. “I had to audition doing the scene where I first straddle Santa,” Graham recalled to Uncut. “So I’m basically in front of a room full of executives humping a chair. I really did love Billy Bob though, even more than the chair. With a character like this you have to make a big decision. I just thought: she loves anything to do with Christmas, she totally doesn’t see what’s disgusting about this particular Santa. He fulfills a strange kinda fantasy for her.”

*Eat some sandwiches while watching Bad Santa


Flavor Flav 1959 – Flavs Fried Chicken

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Flavor Flav’s fried chicken restaurant in Clinton, Iowa has closed less than four months after opening earlier this year. Flav’s Fried Chicken, the first of a planned chain co-owned by the Public Enemy emcee and reality television star, struggled with bounced paychecks to its employees. Flav initially denied the eatery’s difficulty in paying its staff but told television station WQAD that he pulled the plug on the restaurant because “there’s a lot of employees that weren’t getting paid.”

*Shockingly, Flavor Flav’s restaurant has closed, but try the following recipe in honor of what could have been.

SNUB – Alexandra Daddario

Review –

  • Lead the way
  • Run in sand for 40 minutes
  • Donate to the MDA
  • Patent your million dollar idea right now
  • Watch Bad Santa
  • Make Flav’s Fried Chicken

March 15

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Andrew Jackson 1767

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Be a Badass

Andrew Jackson was the first president on which an assassination attempt was made. And he is the only one who gave his would-be assassin a thorough thumping.

Yet Jackson never regretted the decision, saying, “If he had shot me through the brain, sir, I should still have killed him.”

*Be a BADASS today.


Fabio 1959

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But one needs no prior knowledge of Fabio to appreciate what is possibly our greatest national treasure: Fabio Fitness, an hour-long exercise tape in which the blond hunk and his lady friend Brenda show you how to get fit for Fabio.

*Watch and do the workout to Fabio Fitness. It is truly our greatest national treasure. Use today to get a more stylish haircut.


Saint Nicholas 270

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The true story of Santa Claus begins with Nicholas, who was born during the third century in the village of Patara. At the time the area was Greek and is now on the southern coast of Turkey. His wealthy parents, who raised him to be a devout Christian, died in an epidemic while Nicholas was still young. Obeying Jesus’ words to “sell what you own and give the money to the poor,” Nicholas used his whole inheritance to assist the needy, the sick, and the suffering.

*Sell stuff on eBay and save the money to buy toys this winter for kids in need.


Jimmy Swaggart 1935

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For those of you who think Jimmy Swaggart’s peccadilloes in the 80’s permanently knocked him out of the televangelism arena, think again. With the launch of his SonLife Broadcasting Network, Swaggart is now pulling in roughly half a million per day during his monthly four day beg-a-thon. That sum does not include the donations that are called in, mailed in, or made online during the rest of the month. It also does not include proceeds from the mountains of books, CDs and Bibles that the ministry relentlessly peddles, or the untold millions Swaggart receives in rental income from his extensive real estate holdings.

*We can learn a lot about making money from Jimmy Swaggart but most of it would defeat the purpose of bettering our soul. Rental income is one thing to look into though.


Will I Am 1975

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*Own your own uniqueness today and listen to Will.I.Am and the Black Eyed Peas



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If Eva Longoria likes you, she will cook for you. The Jane the Virgin producer has been whipping up dishes in the kitchen since she was little — cooking mouth-watering meals for her nearest and dearest, expressing love with plates of enchiladas and bowls of tortilla soup — and it remains her favorite way to show appreciation to those close to her. “Cooking is such a personal thing to share with somebody, and that’s why I love to do it,” Eva told ¡HOLA! when she published a cookbook, Eva’s Kitchen: Cooking With Love for Family & Friends. “I wanted the book to be a peek into my life, because cooking is such a big part of my life,” the actress shared. “The book is a memoir of my life, told through food.”

*Listen to Will.I.Am while making Eva Longoria’s enchiladas rojas. Enjoy eating them while watching her in Desperate Housewives.

*Wash down the enchiladas with an Old Hickory in honor of Andrew Jackson.

While it’s unclear exactly who created The Old Hickory, Stanley Arthur’s Famous New Orleans Drinks and How to Mix ’em states that “according to hoary but unsubstantiated tradition” it was one of Andrew Jackson’s favorites during his time in the Crescent City. Jackson was stationed in New Orleans for about a year during the Battle of New Orleans (1814-1815) and as legend has it, he liked this tipple so much it was named after him. Which begs the question: Why was Andrew Jackson called “Old Hickory?”

I thought you might ask.

The nickname dates back to around 1813, when Major General Jackson was short on supplies, and ordered to disband his troops. Rather than send his men out on their own with limited rations to make the trek home, he used personal money to obtain supplies and walked back with them on foot, having given up his horses to the sick troops. It was stubborn loyalty. Jackson also tended to strike up fights to preserve his honor. Many a brawl and even a few duels lead to a tough reputation—Mr. $20 came to be called ‘Old Hickory’ by his men, since hickory is one of the toughest kinds of wood.

SNUB – Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Review –

  • Be a badass
  • Fabio Fitness workout video
  • Buy toys for those in need
  • Look into rental income
  • Listen to Will.I.Am
  • Make enchiladas rojas and an Old Hickory