How to be Smarter: In work meetings, do your best to stay in the eyesight line of decision makers. Although it sounds like a small change, it is much easier to be remembered and considered for projects if you make an effort to be physically visible to those in charge.
How to be Prettier: Beautiful inspiration image of Oscar dresses through the years.
How to be (less) Awkward: Not Awkward, Just Adorable: 31 Great Puns.
I am incredibly (incredibly!) excited to share that Smart, Pretty & Awkward is now a weekly column in Parade Magazine.
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How to be Smarter: Looking for a very fun, thought-provoking New York City event? Check out Monday Night Magic, one of my favorite things to do in the city – I’ve been twice so far in 2014, once in a group and once on a date, and both times had such a blast. And bonus: if you subscribe to their newsletter, you get a second ticket for free to your first show.
How to be Prettier: If you are using a dating application that automatically pulls in your Facebook profile photo for your picture, have the picture be of just you (not you with a friend or in a a group) so there is no confusion for potential suitors over which one is you in the picture.
How to be (less) Awkward: Sometimes when you send a text message with a photo, the text message will go thru but the picture will take a little longer to appear on someone’s phone, creating momentary confusion. For that reason, always include a brief description of the photo in your text, for example “Photo of us at the beach today! Look at Gus!” instead of just “Look at Gus!” so that the recipient knows to expect a photo coming through shortly.
How to be Smarter: Comprehensive list of strong verbs to use to update your resume.
How to be Prettier: Licking your lips before taking a sip decreases the chance of lipstick getting on your glass.
How to be (less) Awkward: When an old friend or old co-worker pops into your mind, do not let the moment go to waste. It takes under a minute to pull out your phone and type a quick message that you are thinking of them, wanted to catch up, wondering how things are going, and/or just wanted to say hello.