How to be Smarter: You should keep going, too.
How to be Prettier: If you live in a cold environment, you will never regret getting the coat with the hood. You do not have to put the hood on unless it is really freezing, but it is a nice option to have when temperatures dip.
How to be (less) Awkward: “But the only way to get comfortable with being yourself around other people is to be yourself around other people.” — Great line from The Shy Girls’ Guide to Gaining Confidence.
How to be Smarter: Book Recommendation: Renegades Write the Rules. Good read for those who are interested in corporate social media, and/or applying those strategies to your own business or brand.
How to be Prettier: The best dry shampoo I’ve tried: inexpensive, smells amazing, and did not make my (dark blonde) hair turn grey. Also, it is available at drugstores.
How to be (less) Awkward: The formula for showing respect for others is simple: do not talk down to anyone. The formula for showing respect for yourself is also simple: do not allow anyone to talk down to you.
How to be Smarter: When starting to get bored or lose focus when reading, reading outloud for a few paragraphs can refocus your attention on the information.
How to be Prettier: An easy to help a winter coat look less bulky is to chose a belted style. [I mentioned my winter coat, which I still love, in this post].
How to be (less) Awkward: In general, only the host gets to change the music playlist at a party.
How to be Smarter: Film Recommendation: Page One: Inside the New York Times. Well-done documentary about the intersection of journalism, current events, and online media. [The link is to it on Amazon, but it's also available on iTunes].
How to be Prettier: After a shower, give the bathroom time to clear of steam before blow-drying your hair; it takes longer to blow-dry your hair in a steamy bathroom (and it usually comes out frizzier).
How to be (less) Awkward: One of the easiest ways to make new friends, especially if you are shy, is to deepen the friendships with the people you already know but aren’t close to. Even if you graduated a few years ago, was there someone in your sorority you wish you had known better? Reach out to her with an email and an offer to grab dinner and catch up. Is there a co-worker who always cracks you up in meetings but you don’t work with on many projects? Swing by her desk with an invitation to walk to the post-work Happy Hour together. “Making a new friend” does not necessarily mean new people come into your life, it can also mean people already in your life who then become friends.