Molly Beck's
Smart, Pretty & Awkward

How to be Smarter: “Everything I’ve ever learned about everything (in less than 300 words).” Love all of these phrases.

How to be Prettier: This is so helpful: how to make better-looking slides.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you already know in your heart you’re going to say no to something – whether it’s a new job offer, a brunch invitation, or a date, let the other person know as soon as you can. Saying “maybe” or drawing out the no usually just makes the eventual “no” more inconvenient/painful for the other person.

April 19, 2017

How to be Smarter: The New York Times Lives column came to an end recently, and they rounded up their favorite columns as a farewell. I’ve been reading one a morning for the past few days and it was a great way to start the day.

How to be Prettier: SP&A Discount Code: Shopbop is having a big sale right now (up to 25% off) using code EVENT17. Two of my favorite Shopbop items that I own and love are Stance socks and Paige Denim Hoxton jeans. The new spring items I have my eye on this sale are the Potter Parker Off Shoulder Dress and the Emilienne Pineapple Printed Tie Back Dress (so cute). The expiration date for the sale is 4/16/17. Enjoy!

How to be (less) Awkward: Short but important: the difference between taking something seriously, and taking something personally.

April 12, 2017

How to be Smarter: “Writing with readers in mind does not make you (or me or any writer) a sellout. It makes you a professional.” Quote from this piece that made me think on what is means to write for your readers.

How to be Prettier: Currently obsessed with these rainbow Vans. So spring-y!

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: this bridal party swapped flowers for adoptable puppies(!).

April 3, 2017

How to be Smarter: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Anything: This is long but a great read – and I’d save it for when you need a pep talk.

How to be Prettier: I’ve been traveling a lot recently, which means a lot of travel naps. This contraption is amazing – it takes up less room than my normal neck pillow in my carry-on and it also works great for car and train trips, too.

How to be (less) Awkward: “When you present something to your team, you make sure to do your homework. But the mistake too many people make is to skip over this step when they’re an attendee.” — Quick, meaningful advice on how to speak up more in meetings.

March 22, 2017

How to be Smarter: “You can be right and be quiet at the same time.” This gem and tons of other great relationship advice here (this is a long read, but a great one).

How to be Prettier: These star posters would make such a beautiful gift.

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just the best purchase I’ve ever made

March 15, 2017
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