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Smart, Pretty & Awkward
Archive for March, 2010


How to be Smarter: Date boys that appreciate your sense of humor. What you think is funny is such an entrenched part of your personality, that if you and your boyfriend can’t agree on what jokes are funny, what can you agree on?

How to be Prettier: I want to hang this over my desk.

How to be (less) Awkward: Cards don’t need to be sent only on birthdays. They have the “Thinking of You” and “Have a Nice Day” e-cards for a reason–to send to friends and moms and boyfriends when there is no reason.

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How to be Smarter: Try to live your life as a baseline friendly person, and for a step up, work on being personable.

How to be Prettier: Don’t confuse wearing all black with automatically being stylish. You can wear all black and be stylish–or you can be wearing all black and just be matching.

How to be (less) Awkward: Check Out My Bowlcut.

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How to be Smarter: For an interview, always bring a nice pen in your bag to take notes with. Writing with a nicer pen than a Bic conveys a subtle nonverbal clue of class.

How to be Prettier: Such a unique necklace — the entire site has great jewelry for extremely inexpensive prices.

How to be (less) Awkward: Very hilarious take on yogurt, and the advertising world in general.

P.S. Check out my guest post today on The Wedding Belle!

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How to be Smarter: Go on family vacations when they are offered to you. Not only will you bond with your family, they are usually free, and they won’t be offered to you free of charge forever.

How to be Prettier: Everyone needs a romper for spring/summer this year.

How to be (less) Awkward: Find a quiet place on campus to talk when you need privacy and to escape your dorm room–either a little corner in the auditorium or a nook in the hallway of your building. It’s important to know you have place to talk privately with your friends and family who are not around.

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How to be Smarter: When you intially send someone an email, address them by the most formal way you can. “Prof. Thomas” for your teacher; “Elizabeth” for your RA; “Mrs. Leigh” for your friend’s mother. After they respond, you can address them by the way they sign their email, i.e. “Prof.” for your teacher; “Liz” for your RA, “Cheri” for your friend’s mother.

How to be Prettier: Use a shade lighter than one’s skin tone to cover an inverted scar with. This creates the appearance of a smooth surface. Using a shade darker than natural skintone on a raised scar will have the same effect (source).

How to be (less) Awkward: Don’t watch movies that scare you. It is not childish to say you don’t want to watch something– but it is childish to feel peer-pressured to watch something you don’t want to.

PS: Please check out my interview today on Everyday to Runway!

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