August 30

Look for the * for today’s advice. 

COUNT YOUR TOILET PAPER DAY

MIND

Ernest Rutherford 1871

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https://www.atomicheritage.org/profile/ernest-rutherford

Ernest Rutherford (1871 – 1937) was a New Zealand-born British physicist and recipient of the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. He is often called the “father of nuclear physics.”

https://www.dummies.com/education/science/nuclear-physics-in-a-nutshell/

*Learn nuclear physics in a nutshell from dummies.com to celebrate the birthday of the “father of nuclear physics”.

BODY

Ted Williams 1918 – eye exam

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https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/williams-ted

He DID in fact have 20/10 acuity, meaning he could see from 20 feet away what normal-sighted people could see from 10 feet away – but the other myths and legends were just that, myths and legends. Although as he entered the Marines as a pilot in World War 2, the ophthalmologist performing Williams’ entry examination said his vision was on the order of a “1 in 100,000 occurrence.”

http://richmondoptometry.blogspot.com/2011/01/myths-and-facts-about-ted-williams.html

http://www.tedwilliams.com/index.php?page=phtips&level=1

*Get your eyes checked today. Do it every year on Ted Williams’ birthday. Go to the batting cages and bat at least .400.

SOUL

Lewis Black 1948

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https://www.lewisblack.com/

The usually foul-mouthed comedian — who abstained from cursing during this interview — says he finds a lot of similarities between comedy and religion.

“They both take place on the weekends, and both of them have a certain call and response. And I think laughter, in the end, provides a comfort for people,” he says.

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91357687

*If you can’t use religion today, use laughter to soothe your soul. Lewis Black can help.

MONEY

Warren Buffett 1930

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http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/

Watch Small Expenses: Warren Buffett invests in businesses run by managers who obsess over the tiniest costs. He once acquired a company whose owner counted the sheets in rolls of 500-sheet toilet paper to see if he was being cheated (he was). He also admired a friend who painted only on the side of his office building that faced the road. Exercising vigilance over every expense can make your profits — and your paycheck — go much further.

http://www.warrenbuffett.com/warren-buffett-10-ways-to-get-rich/

*Exercise vigilance over every expense today. Check on your toilet paper too.

ENTERTAINMENT

Cameron Diaz 1972 – watch There’s Something About Mary

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https://twitter.com/camerondiaz

https://www.amazon.com/Theres-Something-About-Mary-Cameron/dp/B000I9VZ1G

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/theres-something-about-mary-20th-anniversary-cameron-diaz-hair-gel-scene-1202871227/

Diaz, who received a New York Film Critics Circle award for her work, was the key to the film’s success, the brothers said, because she perfectly captured Mary’s sweetness and kindness not only with the intellectually disabled Warren (W. Earl Brown), but the homeless and her eccentric, severely sunburned friend Magda (Lin Shaye)

https://variety.com/2018/film/news/theres-something-about-mary-20th-anniversary-cameron-diaz-hair-gel-scene-1202871227/

*Watch There’s Something About Mary and get your hair styled afterwards.

FOOD

Huey Long 1893 – pan fried kingfish with creamy mashed potatoes

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http://www.foodwise.com.au/recipes/pan-fried-kingfish-with-creamy-mashed-potatoes/

Long – who gave himself the nickname “The Kingfish”, rose from the extremely impoverished Winn Parish in Louisiana to the national political stage with zeal, towering ambition, and a charismatic knack for attracting followers and powerful devotees.

http://mentalfloss.com/article/538463/facts-about-huey-long

https://www.amazon.com/Kingfish-Story-Huey-Long-VHS/dp/6303477151

*Enjoy this pan fried kingfish while watching the movie Kingfish – starring John Goodman as Huey Long.

SNUB – Lisa Ling

Review –

  • Lear about nuclear physics
  • Get your eyes checked
  • Use laughter to soothe your soul
  • Exercise vigilance with every expense
  • Watch There’s Something About Mary
  • Make pan fried kingfish

August 29

Look for the * for today’s advice.

WEAR ONE GLOVE DAY

MIND

John Locke 1632

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https://www.johnlocke.org/about-john-locke/who-is-john-locke/

Let us then suppose the mind to be, as we say, white paper void of all characters, without any ideas; how comes it to be furnished? Whence comes it by that vast store, which the busy and boundless fancy of man has painted on it, with an almost endless variety? Whence has it all the materials of reason and knowledge? To this I answer, in one word, from experience: in that, all our knowledge is founded; and from that it ultimately derives itself.

http://www.thegreatdebate.org.uk/LockeEpistem.html

An abundance of psychology research has shown that experiences bring people more happiness than do possessions.

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/10/buy-experiences/381132/

*What experiences are you going to add to your knowledge and happiness today?

BODY

Lea Michele 1986

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http://leamichele.com/

Besides hiking, Lea has a love affair with yoga — hot yoga, to be exact. Of the practice, she says, “#GoodForTheBody [and] #GoodForTheSoul.” We couldn’t agree more!

http://www.popsugar.com/fitness/Lea-Michele-Workout-Diet-37062927#photo-37062927

https://www.verywellfit.com/bikram-yoga-and-hot-yoga-differences-3566754

*Go hiking and take a Hot Yoga class today. Listen to Lea Michele’s music for motivation.

SOUL

John McCain 1936

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https://www.johnmccain.com/

In a family memoir, a campaign ad as well as a televised interview with megachurch pastor Rick Warren, he recalled a guard in his prisoner of war camp in Vietnam who shared his faith one Christmas.

“He stood there for a minute, and with his sandal on the dirt in the courtyard, he drew a cross and he stood there,” McCain told Warren at the Saddleback Civil Forum in August of that campaign year. “And a minute later, he rubbed it out, and walked away. For a minute there, there were just two Christians worshipping together.”

Asked by Warren what being a Christian means, McCain simply replied: “It means I’m saved and forgiven.”

https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/sen-john-mccain-known-veteran-also-man-quiet-faith

https://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/

*If John McCain can share a moment of worship with one of his Vietnam War POW guards, you can share your faith with anyone. Senator McCain passed away in the middle of me writing this. May he Rest In Peace.

MONEY

Iris Apfel 1921

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https://www.instagram.com/iris.apfel/?hl=en

Money doesn’t buy success

“If you’re happy, have found love, are surrounded by good people, doing what you like and giving back to others, that’s success. Selling your soul for a buck is not worth the real price you pay — not to me, anyways,” says Apfel.

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/29/10-life-lessons-from-96-year-old-iris-apfel.html

http://www.magpictures.com/iris/

*I’m sure that the MONEY part of 365DOLF has grown confusing to some. One day it may suggest that it’s all about making money and on another day there may be a suggestion on how to give it away. The bottom line is what Iris has suggested, if you’re happy, have found love, surrounded by good people, doing what you like, and giving back – that’s success.

ENTERTAINMENT

Michael Jackson 1958

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https://www.michaeljackson.com/

Start with yourself

Man in the Mirror is introspective, and seems to tell of a personal experience Michael had, and encourages us to start with ourselves. It’s easy to look at the world and point out the injustices and deficiencies, but more challenging to sit down, soul search, and find ways to be better versions of ourselves.

https://bigthink.com/alicia-wallace/life-lessons-from-michael-jackson

*Soul search to be a better version of yourself today. Listen to the King of Pop all day. Don’t stop till you get enough.

FOOD

Ingrid Bergman 1915 – Swedish Crayfish and Hot Fudge Sundae Party

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https://www.ingridbergman.com/

As a young actress in Stockholm she loved to eat crayfish, with a bib. When she first came to America from Sweden in 1939, she fell in love with American ice cream. ‘A hot fudge sundae was an unbelievable delight,’ she later recalled. ‘In New York City, where I liked the ice cream the best, I could eat four ice creams in a day.’

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/journalists/bee-wilson/9013696/The-appetite-of-Ingrid-Bergman.html

https://www.amazon.com/Anastasia-Ingrid-Bergman/dp/B00008LDO0

August crayfish parties are one of the highlights of the Swedish calendar and appeal to people of all ages.

https://www.thelocal.se/20150731/get-ready-for-that-crayfish-party

Do you know why it’s spelled “sundae”? Well, there used to be “Sunday Blue Laws” that prohibited soda water from being sold on Sundays. This resulted in no ice cream sodas, which was a popular treat at the time. People began making what is now known as a sundae instead! It is also noted that the spelling was changed from “Sunday” so that the ice cream treat would no longer be associated with only eating them on Sundays, and to not commercialize the word “Sunday” which was thought to be as sacred.

Whether you like banana splits or the traditional hot fudge sundae, there are endless options for creating a totally customized sundae. Why not create an ice cream sundae bar filled with toppings, your favorite syrups and a variety of ice cream flavors.

http://www.easyhomemeals.com/make-a-sundae-bar-for-hot-fudge-sundae-day/

*With August coming to an end soon, throw a Swedish crayfish party (have bibs available) and show an Ingrid Bergman movie or two or three (she won 3 Oscars). Have hot fudge sundaes for dessert – enough so each guest can have four of them.

SNUB – Carla Gugino

Review –

  • Add an experience to your knowledge and happiness
  • Hiking and hot yoga
  • Share your faith with someone
  • Do what you like and give back to others
  • Listen to Michael Jackson
  • Throw a Swedish crayfish and hot fudge sundae party

August 28

Look to the * for today’s advice.

THE MEANING OF LIFE IS SERVICE DAY

MIND

Leo Tolstoy 1828 (9/8 New Style)

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https://www.biography.com/people/leo-tolstoy-9508518

Shortly after turning fifty, Leo Tolstoy (September 9, 1828–November 10, 1910) succumbed to a profound spiritual crisis. With his greatest works behind him, he found his sense of purpose dwindling as his celebrity and public acclaim billowed, sinking into a state of deep depression and melancholia despite having a large estate, good health for his age, a wife who had born him fourteen children, and the promise of eternal literary fame. On the brink of suicide, he made one last grasp at light amidst the darkness of his existence, turning to the world’s great religious and philosophical traditions for answers to the age-old question regarding the meaning of life.

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/06/03/tolstoy-confession/

The True Meaning of Life: In One Word

No matter what job title you hold, how many zeroes you have in your paycheck or where you came from, I know the true meaning of life can be summed up in one word: service.

Service is the meaning of life and what will ultimately bring you joy.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/toan-lam/the-true-meaning-of-life-_b_1574704.html

*Hopefully Tolstoy figured out the meaning of life before it was too late. With all he had, all he had to do to be happy was to give it back.

BODY

LeAnn Rimes 1982

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https://leannrimesworld.com/

Besides sculpting her body parts, boxing also relieves her from stress and boosts the flow of adrenaline in her body.

http://healthyceleb.com/leann-rimes-diet-plan-workout-routine/25202

https://www.etonline.com/leann-rimes-bids-farewell-to-35-in-silver-bikini-at-lake-como-108645

*Do another boxing workout today – to sculpt your body, relieve stress, and boost the flow of adrenaline through your body. Listen to LeAnn Rimes for motivation.

SOUL

David Soul 1943

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https://www.davidsoul.com/

I’ve got a better handle on family perspective today. In the days when I was – as they used to call me – “one of the biggest stars in television”, I got the balance wrong. The caring about what I looked like, what I sounded like, what I represented to other people was more important than being with my family. That was the sadness of that period but it doesn’t mean I don’t have time for other people now.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2012/may/12/david-soul-my-family-values

*Re-balance. Being with your family is more important than anything else today, and every day.

MONEY

Armie Hammer 1986

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

Oh, it just takes hard work? Why didn’t anybody tell me this? And someone probably did, but I didn’t listen because I was an idiot.

http://www.vulture.com/2017/11/15-things-you-learn-while-hanging-out-with-armie-hammer.html

http://sonyclassics.com/callmebyyourname/

*Listen. Don’t be an idiot. It just takes hard work. Watch Hammer work hard in the movie Call me by Your Name for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Jack Black 1969 – watch The School of Rock

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https://www.facebook.com/JackBlack

An improviser down to his DNA, Black was constantly unpredictable, kicking over desks and flying around the room like a dervish. But that made for an even more rebellious mood on set. “All of the laughter that you see coming from us in the scenes was genuine, he’s just the funniest motherfucker,” Brown told me. Even Sarah Silverman, who played the shrewish girlfriend of Mike White’s diminutive Ned, would also hang around—even if she didn’t have many scenes with the kids. “She would mess with us and say shit… like ‘Okay, I’m the cutest one though, by the way, I’m still the cute one!’”

https://www.complex.com/pop-culture/2017/08/school-of-rock-history

https://www.tenaciousd.com/

https://www.amazon.com/School-Rock-Widescreen-Jack-Black/dp/B00018U9G6

*Watch The School of Rock and listen to Jack Black’s rock band Tenacious D

FOOD

Shania Twain 1965 – poutine

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http://www.shaniatwain.com/now-tour-2018

Oven Fries

Shania, who worked at McDonald’s in high school, says French fries are her go-to junk food. Whether it’s this cheesy and mouth-watering recipe for poutine, or garlicky thick-cut oven fries, both are perfect for when a savory and salty craving strikes.

https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/poutine/

*Listen to a mix of Shania Twain and Tenacious D while making poutine (sorry), compliments of this Canadian country gal.

SNUB – Jennifer Coolidge (The Original MILF)

Review –

  • The meaning of life – service
  • Boxing workout
  • Re-balance
  • It just takes hard work
  • Watch The School of Rock
  • Make poutine

August 27

Look to the * for today’s advice.

RULE OF 4 DAY

MIND

Lyndon B. Johnson 1908

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https://www.whitehouse.gov/about-the-white-house/presidents/lyndon-b-johnson/

Finally, and somewhat surreptitiously he came to his surprise withdrawal from the presidential race. Asserting that the country’s “ultimate strength” lies in “the unity of our people,” he acknowledged that “there is division in the American house now. There is divisiveness among us all tonight. And holding the trust that is mine, as President of all the people, I cannot disregard the peril to the progress of the American people and the hope and prospect of peace for all people…. With America’s sons in the fields faraway, with America’s future under challenge right here at home … I do not believe that I should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes…. Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1969/10/the-fight-for-the-presidents-mind-and-the-men-who-won-it/303584/

http://www.lbjlibrary.org/

https://millercenter.org/president/lbjohnson

https://www.amazon.com/LBJ-Woody-Harrelson/dp/B0779K8C3J

https://www.hbo.com/movies/all-the-way

*How many politicians would walk away because of division on their watch? Today is the day for you to step aside if you don’t think you are doing a good job. Let someone else do your job as you find something more suited for you.

BODY

Tom Ford 1961

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https://www.tomford.com/

Live by the Rule of 4

Four hours of sleep and four baths a day are the trick to being of sound mind and body, according to a recap of 24-hours with the designer.

http://www.harpersbazaar.com/fashion/designers/g6127/tom-ford-life-lessons/?slide=9

*Sleep for 4 hours and take 4 baths today.

SOUL

Cesar Millan 1969

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

Just like the dogs on the show, my life tends to become filled with anxiety when I am scurrying around working feverishly in my own strength, or barking loudly to get my own way, rather than following my Leader. If I were to stop, attain a “calm and surrendered state” through prayer, and wait patiently for God to show me the next step, things would go much more smoothly.

http://www1.cbn.com/family/listen-for-the-soul-whisperer

https://www.cesarsway.com/

*Stop. Attain a calm and surrendered state through prayer. Wait for God to show you the next step. Afterwards, play with your dog – it’s good for both of your souls.

MONEY

Charles Rolls 1877

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https://www.rolls-royce.com/

To own a Rolls-Royce is universally recognized as “the ultimate expression that you have made it.”

https://www.theverge.com/2014/10/8/6945371/inside-rolls-royce-the-luxury-maker

*Write down what you will buy one day and at that point, you will say – “I’ve made it.” Now go after it.

ENTERTAINMENT

Aaron Paul 1979 – watch Breaking Bad

Image result for aaron paul jesse pinkman

https://twitter.com/aaronpaul_8?lang=en

Education is Important

“Yeah, Mr. White! Yeah, science!” – Jesse Pinkman

If Jesse Pinkman taught you nothing else, he taught you that education is important. As someone who didn’t do well in school, something he remembered from his high school Chemistry class (with a little bit of help) helped him create and maintain a business that he never imagined he could be a part of.

https://www.theodysseyonline.com/5-life-lessons-breaking-bad-taught-me

http://www.amc.com/shows/breaking-bad

*Start at the beginning and binge watch Breaking Bad

FOOD

Paul Reubens 1952 – Reuben sandwich

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

”Wow,” says Pee-wee in genuine awe, “I’m the luckiest boy in the world!”

He might still be, if Reubens hadn’t walked into that adult movie theater on the evening of Friday, July 26. Nothing brings a star crashing to earth like the words sex scandal, and this particular scandal — a kid-show host charged with exposing himself in a porno theater

https://ew.com/article/1991/08/16/pee-wee-herman-scandal/

https://peewee.com/

The main things to remember for a great Reuben are to keep the filling under control and in balance, so when you bite into it you get a harmonious and succulent mouthful; and to grill the sandwich slowly and under some pressure, so the bread gets toasty brown and buttery crisp, the meat gets warmed through, and the cheese is just melted enough to be oozy.

https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/reuben-sandwich-231677

https://www.amazon.com/Pee-wees-Playhouse-Complete-Paul-Reubens/dp/B00JHH21FY

http://www.1001cocktails.com/recipes/mixed-drinks/106129/cocktail-pee-wee-herman.html

*Enjoy this Reuben (go easy on that Russian dressing) sandwich while watching Paul Reubens as Pee Wee Herman. Wash it down with a Pee Wee Herman cocktail.

SNUB – Savannah James

Review –

  • Step aside for someone to do a better job
  • 4 hours of sleep and 4 baths
  • Wait for God to show you the next step
  • When will you “have made it”?
  • Watch Breaking Bad
  • Make a Reuben and Pee Wee Herman cocktail

August 26

Look for the * for today’s advice.

BE FAITHFUL DAY

MIND

Antoine Lavoisier 1743

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http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/whatischemistry/landmarks/lavoisier.html

Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier forever changed the practice and concepts of chemistry by forging a new series of laboratory analyses that would bring order to the chaotic centuries of Greek philosophy and medieval alchemy. Lavoisier’s work in framing the principles of modern chemistry led future generations to regard him as a founder of the science.

https://www.khanacademy.org/science/chemistry

*Yesterday was Crash Course and today, take this Khan Academy course to learn about chemistry on the birthday of the founder of it. I wish I would have had both of these when I was in school.

BODY

Melissa McCarthy 1970

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

Melissa said she is not a treadmill kind of girl, and told her trainer that she did not want to feel like a fat hamster on a wheel to lose weight. She said even if it took her longer she wanted to do activities that she actually enjoyed.

https://www.pkbaseline.com/melissa-mccarthy/workout

http://www.vulture.com/2018/08/melissa-mccarthy-best-movies-ranked.html

https://www.amazon.com/Nines-Special-Elle-Fanning/dp/B000YW8RN6

*Do an activity that you actually enjoy today. Hiking, hopscotch, hula hooping – whatever gets you moving. Check out McCarthy in a unique role in the movie The Nines

SOUL

Mother Teresa 1910

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http://www.motherteresa.org/

FAITHFUL IS SUCCESSFUL

“God had not called me to be successful. He has called me to be faithful.”

Wealth, fame, a big house, designer clothes. To the world, this could seem like evidence of a successful life. But, success doesn’t make you who you are. What do you do when the trial mounts and the road is steep? Be faithful in the highs and lows of life.

https://faithcounts.com/mother-teresa-7-life-changing-lessons/

*Success doesn’t make who you are. Be faithful today.

MONEY

Albert Sabin 1906

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https://www.sabin.org/legacy-albert-b-sabin

It’s not an exaggeration to say Sabin’s vaccine changed the world, and he never patented it or took a dime for it

http://www.wcpo.com/lifestyle/from-the-vault/from-the-vault-dr-albert-sabin-saved-the-world-from-polio

*If you could change the world but not make any money off of it, would you?

ENTERTAINMENT

Chris Pine 1980 – watch Star Trek (2009)

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https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/entertainthis/2018/11/10/chris-pine-5-best-films-roles-stream-binge-watch-outlaw-king-netflix/1859360002/

“Princess Diaries” may have introduced us to Pine, but playing Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” reboot made him a star. Pine’s Kirk had, if possible, more swagger than William Shatner’s original, smirking his way through an adventure on the U.S.S. Enterprise alongside Zachary Quinto as Spock and Zoe Saldana as Uhura.

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Chris-Pine/dp/B01LT80TN4

*Watch the swagger of Chris Pine in the Star Trek trilogy.

FOOD

Macaulay Culkin 1980 – cheese pizza

Image result for macaulay culkin home alone gif

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

A fun prank is to give a pizza delivery guy a terrible tip and then make him think you’re a psychopath who’s trying to murder him. Don’t worry though, he won’t call the police or report the incident to a supervisor.

https://thoughtcatalog.com/rob-fee/2014/03/15-life-lessons-i-learned-from-home-alone/

https://www.amazon.com/Home-Alone-Macaulay-Culkin/dp/B00008N6NQ

*Order a Cheese Pizza. Pay in too much cash and utter this – “Keep the change, you filthy animal.” Enjoy the pizza while watching a Home Alone and Star Trek marathon.

SNUB – James Harden

Review –

  • Learn Chemistry
  • Do an activity that you actually enjoy
  • Faithful is successful
  • Would you change the world for free?
  • Watch Star Trek (2009)
  • Order a cheese pizza

August 25

Look for the * for today’s advice.

SEAN CONNERY DAY

MIND

Tim Burton 1958

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http://timburton.com/

Don’t bear a grudge

Despite his rather Gothic image, Burton actually started out in the cartoonish, fluffy world of Walt Disney, working as an animator on such feel-good fare as The Fox and The Hound and The Black Cauldron. Eventually he was fired from the studio after making the short film Frankenweenie, which his bosses felt was too dark for kids and a waste of money. Nearly 30 years later he returned to Disney to make a full-length, critically acclaimed version of the film. “There is a twisted humour about it,” he has said about the situation.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1z8K8VQHTFNPZ79gvbVQQzN/nine-important-life-lessons-we-can-learn-from-tim-burton

http://disney.go.com/frankenweenie/

*Think about someone who has hurt you or maybe even fired you. Let them know that you are thinking of them today and that you do not hold a grudge. See what happens next.

BODY

Blake Lively 1987

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https://www.instagram.com/blakelively/

https://childrescuecoalition.org/

Day 3: Pool day

This is definitely not pool play time (AKA no on-trend unicorn floats in sight). Lively did interval work in the water—and mixed it up by treading water or doing long-distance swimming for about 30 minutes a day.

https://www.wellandgood.com/good-sweat/blake-lively-workout-from-her-trainer/

http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/theshallows/

https://www.forbes.com/sites/scottmendelson/2018/10/04/blake-lively-is-an-underrated-actress-and-a-genuine-movie-star/#2c0983c51f43

*This comes from a great website, wellandgood.com and is the Day 3 of Blake Lively’s workout week that stresses intensity. Tread water and do long-distance swimming today. Watch her in The Shallows for motivation to swim faster – think Castaway meets Jaws meets Baywatch.

SOUL

Marie-Eugenie de Jesus 1817

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http://www.vatican.va/news_services/liturgy/saints/ns_lit_doc_20070603_eugenie-jesus_en.html

Her story is that of a woman who, springing from an irreligious background, came to understand that each one of us is called by God to a unique way of service, and that hers was to inspire countless others to strive for the building of the Kingdom of God through education. Her life is marked by her three great loves – for Jesus Christ, for Mary the Mother of Jesus and our mother and for the Church.

http://www.assumptionreligious.org/about-us/st-marie-eugenie.html

*God is calling you to a unique way of service. If you don’t know what that is, take today to pray and reflect on what God wants you to do.

MONEY

Gene Simmons 1949

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

http://www.genesimmonsvault.com/

“Life is business, and I approach life the way sharks approach life – they must keep moving or else they will drown.

“I’ll never stop hunting more money, I’ll never have enough.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32301157

https://www.kissonline.com/

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/tags/gene-simmons/

*Keep moving today and never stop hunting more money. Listen to KISS for motivation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Sean Connery 1930 – watch The Untouchables

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http://www.seanconnery.com/

“You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That’s* the *Chicago* way! And that’s how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? Are you ready to do that? I’m offering you a deal. Do you want this deal?”

https://www.amazon.com/Untouchables-Special-Collectors-Kevin-Costner/dp/B00029NKU6

Thank you for visiting the Official Home of Sean Connery Day. Sean Connery Day is an annual celebration of all things Connery held on August 25th which is the birthday of Sir Sean Connery. On that day everyone is encouraged to “Talk Like Sean Connery” too!

http://seanconneryday.com/untouchables-film-quotes/

*Watch The Untouchables and talk like Sean Connery on Sean Connery Day.

FOOD

Rachel Ray 1968 – dirty martini deviled eggs

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https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/

Bears
-Have sex in the morning: morning testosterone is highest within the first hour or two of waking, and sexual desire is strongest. It’ll also give you a dose of oxytocin, making you peaceful and calm as you start the day.
-Exercise in the morning: Dr. Breus says to elevate your heart rate immediately upon waking. If you wait too long, you may talk yourself out of it. If you can exercise outside, the exposure to sunlight will help wake you up.
-Eat dinner at night: you should eat dinner on the later side, between 7:30 and 9PM. This will help you avoid late-night binging.
-What to eat for dinner: you should eat your largest meal in the morning, and lunch should be half that size with dinner being your smallest meal of the day. Choose something filling like soup or stew with a side salad.

https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/lifestyle/health/23542_the_power_of_when_breus_quiz

*Go to Rachel Ray’s website and take the quiz to figure out the best time of day to have sex, sleep, exercise, and eat for your personality type.

I’m a Bear! What are you? Use this to guide you for the rest of the year.

https://www.rachaelray.com/recipes/dirty-martini-eggs/

NATIONAL WHISKEY SOUR DAY

Each year on August 25, people across the United States observe National Whiskey Sour Day.

http://www.rachaelrayshow.com/recipe/13121_Scotch_Sour/

*In honor of Sean Connery (James Bond), enjoy these shaken not stirred, dirty martini deviled eggs. Wash them down with Rachel Ray’s scotch sour on National Whiskey Sour Day

SNUB – Claudia Schiffer

Review –

  • Don’t bear a grudge
  • Pool day
  • God is calling you to a unique way of service
  • Never stop hunting more money
  • Watch The Untouchables
  • Make dirty martini deviled eggs and a scotch sour

August 24

Look to the * for today’s advice.

DO NOT MISS WORK DAY

MIND

John Green 1977

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https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcourse

One user asked how he deals with his anxiety while appearing at press events for the screen adaptation of his novel Paper Towns. 

In a word: Poorly,” Green wrote. “I’ve known that I have this mental illness for a long time, and I’ve had a lot of therapy and learned a lot of strategies for dealing with my illness. I know the benefits of exercise and meditation and medication and CBT strategies and etc.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-green-has-a-refreshingly-honest-take-on-mental-illness_us_55ce0297e4b055a6dab010ca

http://www.johngreenbooks.com/

You may wake up in the morning and wonder, “What’s the point of trying?” With CBT, you learn to tell yourself, “That’s not a helpful thought. Making an effort has lots of rewards. I’ll start by getting out of bed.”

https://www.webmd.com/depression/guide/cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-depression#1

*See a therapist today and ask about CBT strategies that you can use to help with anxiety. Of course you will exercise today and throw in some meditation too. Watch some of John Green’s Crash Course videos to learn something new today. As a U.S. History teacher, I would like to use these videos instead of actually teaching each subject.

BODY

Cal Ripken Jr. 1960

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https://baseballhall.org/hall-of-famers/ripken-cal

On the night before the start of the season in which he would break one of the most prestigious records in baseball history, Ripken played two-on-two wearing loafers, because there was a hoop and there were players. Did his team win? “We crushed,” he said.

http://espn.go.com/mlb/hof07/columns/story?id=2709473&columnist=kurkjian_tim

https://www.ripkenbaseball.com/

*If you can’t get 18 guys and umpires together to play a game of baseball, at least get 4 to play some 2 on 2 hoops and crush your opponent.

No matter what, do not miss work today. Keep the streak alive.

SOUL

Howard Zinn 1922

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https://www.howardzinn.org/

That was the spirit of Howard: think for yourself, act for yourself, challenge and question authority. But do it with others. As he writes in Marx in Soho, “If you are going to break the law, do it with two thousand people … and Mozart.”

https://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/lessons-from-howard-zinn

https://www.historyisaweapon.com/zinnapeopleshistory.html

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https://www.teachingforchange.org/teacher-resources/zinn-education-project

*Think for yourself, act for yourself, and question authority today. Consider donating to Teaching for Change and start reading A People’s History of the United States. As a U.S. History teacher, I would like to use nothing but Zinn’s books and website.

MONEY

Vince McMahon 1945

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

Keep It Exciting and Fun

You have to begin with passion and then keep that passion burning. That may mean never being fully satisfied, but if you’re having fun along the way, you’ll stay motivated and happy. McMahon says, “I have a voracious appetite, for life and everything in it.”

https://www.franchisechatter.com/2014/10/04/how-to-get-rich-5-business-lessons-worth-learning-from-vince-mcmahon/

https://www.wwe.com/

*As you are creating your dream job/business, remember to keep it exciting and fun – it will keep you motivated and happy.

ENTERTAINMENT

Dave Chappelle 1973 – watch Chappelle’s Show

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https://twitter.com/davechappelle

It’s not just a show — it’s a social phenomenon. Dave Chappelle’s singular point of view is unleashed through a combination of stand-up bits and street-smart sketches. Hailed by critics and beloved by fans, Chappelle’s Show brings the funk and the noise — and some of the funniest comedy on television.

http://www.cc.com/shows/chappelle-s-show

*Take a break from reality and enter the world of Dave Chappelle.

FOOD

Marlee Matlin 1965 – noodle kugel

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

When her father had a “Deaf Child” sign installed on her street, Marlee learned to see it as an opportunity. “At first I wasn’t crazy about the sign. Instead of helping to protect me, I thought of it as telling everyone I was different, that I needed to have ‘help.’ But it was my mom and dad who told me I should look at the sign a different way. That sign said, ‘I’m Marlee! Want to stop by and say HI? I’ll be your best friend!’ None of the other kids had a sign of their own in the neighborhood! And they were right. What a feeling of validation that was!”

http://www.handsandvoices.org/articles/fam_perspectives/mmV81.htm

http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/marlee-matlins-noodle-kugel-201079

https://www.amazon.com/Children-Lesser-God-William-Hurt/dp/B0000507P9

*Watch Marlee Matlin become the youngest to win an Oscar’s Best Actor award in Children of a Lesser God while enjoying her traditional Passover Kugel

SNUB – Reggie Miller

Review –

  • See a therapist
  • Play some 2 on 2 hoops
  • Question authority
  • Keep it exciting and fun
  • Watch Chapelle’s Show
  • Make noodle kugel