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Archive for December, 2009

12.31.2009

*Throwback entry from one year ago! Happy New Year’s Eve! Love, Molly*

How to be Smarter: Do good and improve your vocabulary. www.freerice.com.

How to be Prettier: Right now, as your stare at the screen, your face is tensed. Relax. Wrinkles form when your face has made the same expression over and over again. Every once in a while, notice what your face is doing (squinting, tensed, eyebrows raised) and relax it. 
How to be less Awkward: Whether driving or walking, keep up with the flow of traffic. 

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12.30.2009

How to be Smarter: You are not a little girl, so don’t date a man that acts like a little boy.

How to be Prettier: My favorite boots to skitter around in the rain in–love the color and the newly marked down price.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you need advice about your long-term significant other, ask someone who is in a strong relationship you admire. If you need advice about how to go on a first date, ask someone who is a successful serial dater. Tailor who you are asking questions to their area of expertise.

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12.29.2009

How to be Smarter: Holding food directly above a dog will always make them sit because in order for them to look directly up they have to sit down.

How to be Prettier: If you aren’t going to wear your  full-on sequined dress on New Years Eve, when are you going to wear it?

How to be (less) Awkward: People standing in front of you are always more important than a text message on your phone.

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12.28.2009

How to be Smarter: Dry your hands completely after washing them. The extra water can dry out your hands even more after it evaporates, and damp hands spread 1,000 times more germs than dry hands (source).

How to be Prettier: An occasional dress-down outfit during a night out will turn some heads. You stand out when you catch people by surprise.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you are having guests over, make sure to have enough chairs for all. Nothing makes a guest feel unwelcome faster than having to count chairs and realizing they are one short just before the meal.

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12.18.2009

How to be Smarter: This New  York Times article is long, but intensely interesting and well-written. A good message for all, with a significant other or not, not to forget to work on improving relationships that  are so central to your life.

How to be Prettier: If you are going to pull your hair back, the higher the ponytail, the more dramatic it looks.

How to be (less) Awkward: Everyone is trying their best. I’m trying my best, you’re trying your best, we all are trying our best. Some days your best is better than other days, but don’t be mad at yourself if the day ends and all of your goals aren’t completed. It’s okay, sweet girl.

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