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How to be Smarter: The blogging community is a great place to start if you are interested in learning about a new topic, or want to apply some fresh ideas to your life. If you want to start eating better, find some blogs to love on healthy living. If you want to start saving better, look for personal finance blogs and apply some of their strategies. Interested in homeschooling? Fashion? Running? There’s a blogging community for that. Reading blogs is free, and the mix of information with personal stories is both informative and entertaining. (Feel free to leave some of your favorite blogs and their genre in the comments if you have any you’d like to share).

How to be Prettier: When getting a beauty treatment from a professional (i.e. hair stylist, nail technician) ask their opinion of what you should do before telling them what you want. Sometimes their answers might be something that doesn’t work for your lifestyle or isn’t what you are looking for, but other times their idea might be something you really like and never would have thought of on your own. (And it’s okay to ask for their professional opinion and then not take their suggestion, just saying “Hmm, I’ll think about that for next time! But today I’d like…” works if you’d rather stick with your original plan).

How to be (less) Awkward: An email is forever, and sometimes people re-read emails several times if what you are saying is especially sensitive or important. Pick your word choice¬†carefully, and double-check you are being clear before you push “send.”

November 7, 2011

10 Responses

  1. Talleybeth says:

    I love this fashion blog:

    thesartorialist.com

    It’s a great example of high class and edgy street fashion and how runway looks can translate to daily wear.

  2. Amanda says:

    I really like http://www.absurdadventurers.blogspot.com because the stories are funny and ridiculous. I can also really see myself and my sisters in the girls who write it.

  3. Cat says:

    A good friend of mine started a blog in June about her experiences with becoming Vegan and losing weight, and it’s one of my favourite blogs to read. Each post is funny as well as inspiring. Plus, there are some delicious vegan recipes every once in a while!

    http://georgiatryingsomethingnew.blogspot.com/

  4. Erica says:

    I like dailygarnish.com for healthy recipes :)

  5. splendid says:

    http://www.livelovepasta.com/
    food delicious food!

  6. Jaime says:

    Search for delicious recipes – IN PICTURES! Delicious visual overload. Best way to procrastinate and inspire your kitchen. http://www.tastespotting.com/

  7. Kristina L says:

    http://simpleorganic.net/ has inspired me to “green up” my life.

    I love http://ashleyannphotography.com/blog/ for its design, decorating, and photography advice.

    And http://joannagoddard.blogspot.com/ has been a long-term favorite.

    But nothing compare to pinterest! (I know it’s not technically a blog, but it’s so fun.)

  8. Sarah says:

    I love reading this blog to aid in my personal growth as a feminist, social justice activist, and women of color in the 21st century, it’s more broad than that, but that’s generally what I use it for:

    http://vanessagotswag.tumblr.com

  9. Emily Audrey says:

    I love the quotes on this site, many are very inspiring:)

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