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Archive for March, 2009


How to be Smarter: You must be familiar with the names of all US presidents. You do not have to know the years they served, or their order, but you should be able to reconize all their names.

How to be Prettier: Do not blow dry your hair in the bathroom after a shower. The steam left over from the shower will make your hair frizzy and the moisture will mean it takes longer to get dry.
How to be (less) Awkward: Consolidate what you are carrying at all times. Do not go to class with a backpack, a CVS bag, a waterbottle in your hand, and carrying a book. You must get everything into one bag. Keep hands free as much as possible.

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How to be Smarter: When sending your resume to employers, put it in a PDF instead of as a word attachment — more professional.

How to be Prettier: Http:// with a pencil skirt and flats, is your office look this spring. Full Disclosure: As I write this blog I’m wearing that exact outfit.

How to be (less) Awkward: Just say what you feel. It saves time and usually the problem gets solved faster.

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How to be Smarter: If you are carrying around cash to pay someone, put it in a sealed envelope so you don’t spend it accidently before you see them.

How to be Prettier: Eat crunchy vegetables, like carrots. This makes your teeth produce extra saliva which naturals whitens teeth.

How to be (less) Awkward: Don’t stay in a realtionship with someone because its comfortable, and you’re lazy. Relationship inertia is real; don’t get caught up in it.

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How to be Smarter: If you feel overwhelmed by life, buy folders. Lots of folders in different colors. Every aspect of your life/project you are working on gets a folder. Now use them.

How to be Prettier: It takes four weeks for your eyebrows to grow fully back in after being waxed. Get them done, and then tweeze them daily to keep them maintained.

How to be (less) Awkward: Everyone likes dancing; just some people don’t like to do it in front of others. Remembering this is important when boys say they don’t like dancing. They just mean: I’m afraid if I do it in front of you, you will think I’m a fool.

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How to be Smarter: The most ridiculous thing a person can say to you is, “I wasn’t being myself.” In the physical reality that we live in, does this even make sense? Personality equals personality, 100 percent. People show you how their personality through the actions–which is always a good thing, as it enables you to make better decisions about who will be in your future.

How to be Prettier: Silk is the fabric; any night out in the occasion. A little silk, even if only in the form of a scarf, dresses everything up.

What I can afford (in black/brown):

What I want (in fuchsia):

How to be (less) Awkward: If you get nervous public speaking, right before you go up imagine yourself saying “Hello, I’m Mr. Ed” in a horse voice. Somehow this trick has never failed me.

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