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Smart, Pretty & Awkward
Archive for June, 2012


How to be Smarter: A significant other should want to be significant in your life. They should want to attend your work events, meet your friends, be there for you during hard times. If someone is balking at being there for significant moments or to meet significant people in your life, they might not be the right person for you.

How to be Prettier: Awesome site to create your own (free) word clouds, perfect for creating unique desk or office decorations.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you have forgotten someone’s first name, ask them for their last name. Usually out of habit people say both, even when just asked for their last name (“Ford, Molly Ford”).

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How to be Smarter: Eleanor Roosevelt is a personal role model for me, which is why I picked up the book My Year with Eleanor; but by the end of the book, the author, Noelle Hancock, was another role model for me. Both Eleanor and Noelle’s fearlessness is inspiring, and I highly recommend the book.

How to be Prettier: A short dress that has a conservative neckline can be made appropriate for office or daytime wear by adding a skirt over the bottom half of it.

How to be (less) Awkward: “Why am I different from the others?” “Why do you need to be like the others?” [One of the best commercials I've ever seen].

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How to be Smarter: A helpful list of words to reference when writing or revamping your resume.

How to be Prettier: To avoid a fake-looking smile in posed pictures, let the muscles around your eyes relax and crinkle slightly with your grin.

How to be (less) Awkward: How to hail a cab in NYC.

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How to be Smarter: How to Make it Happen. [Awesome video].

How to be Prettier: An SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code “prettier”, you can get $10 off any $100 order at hair and beauty store Misikko. [I've been a devoted Chi flat iron enthusiast for years].

How to be (less) Awkward: Sometimes when I feel nervous for something, I ask a friend to suggest a song to listen too. Not only do I usually find out about new music, but there is something really nice about someone choosing a song just for you to relax too.

P.S. I finally joined Pinterest! I started pinning some of my favorite SP&A quotes here.

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How to be Smarter: How to make your mornings more productive.

How to be Prettier: If you are looking for more coverage when wearing a sheer maxi skirt, layer a solid-colored miniskirt underneath.

How to be (less) Awkward: Animals acting out awkward social situations (#12 is my favorite).

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