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Smart, Pretty & Awkward
Archive for May, 2010


How to be Smarter: If the person you are seeing doesn’t want people to know you are dating, for whatever reason, you shouldn’t be in a relationship with them.

How to be Prettier: My newest favorite trick for when you don’t have time to wash your hair: running a bit of baby powder through your roots, and then running a dryer sheet over your hair to combat fly-aways.

How to be (less) Awkward: If a friend and her significant other end their relationship, don’t speak poorly of her ex or badmouth their relationship–you never know where life could take them and if they could end up together again; and, if they do, she will always have your harsh words in the back of her mind.

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How to be Smarter: I have a theory that everyone is a reader, just not everyone has found the type of books they like to read yet. Figuring out what you like to read is like channel surfing: try a fashion biography, try a relationship self-help, try a political commentary, try a historical fiction, try a magical realism. Flip through all the genres till you find a style that suits you.

How to be Prettier: Love them or hate them, everyone loves looking at Michelle Tanner grown up.

How to be (less) Awkward: If someone has a profanity-free blog, respect the style and audience they write to and leave only profanity-free comments.

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How to be Smarter: If you are going to argue passionately for one side, whether it be about the health care debate or the decision to chose one college over another, you need to know to be as equally well informed about one choice as the other. Know the facts about both sides so you can make and effectively support your opinion or decision.

How to be Prettier: Finally, this dress is back in stock at Urban Outfitters. I’m going to wear it with my silver flats with rosebuds on them.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you pick someone up from the airport or train station, having a little bag of snacks and a bottled water for them to munch on during the ride home is the ideal way to welcome them–after a hug, of course.

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How to be Smarter: Some types of clothing you cannot wear your whole life. I would suggest wearing the two-piece bathing suits, the miniskirts, the extremely fashion-forward styles now, today, before you miss your socially acceptable opportunity to wear them.

How to be Prettier: Love this green dress, with the waist embellishment and the slight-wrap dress quality.

How to be (less) Awkward: Stuff Other People’s Kids Ruined.

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How to be Smarter: One of my favorite blogs, Oh She Glows, about healthy eating and living.

How to be Prettier: The way a nice vase of real flowers can make your whole apartment or office feel better can not be underestimated.

How to be (less) Awkward: When you can’t think of a compliment to give, use one of this adorable options.

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