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Smart, Pretty & Awkward
Archive for January, 2013


How to be Smarter: Great cure for writer’s block, especially if you are a fiction writer: The Story Starter.

How to be Prettier: Before putting on tall boots, tuck your pants into your (preferably knee-high) socks to create a flat line from pants to boots.

How to be (less) AwkwardFun solution to people checking their phones during meals with friends. [Light profanity].

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Here is the latest Why Don’t You Ask Molly Ford? column, with advice on how to reclaim independence after a break-up.

xo, Molly

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How to be Smarter: New favorite site: Tickets for Charity. A sports and music online ticket agent for popular acts that is partnered with a ton of charities, so a percentage of your purchase price goes to doing good. Great model — enjoy entertainment and help impact positive change.

How to be Prettier: If you are stuck in a beauty rut, ask a make-up savvy friend to spend some time with you in a beauty store or the beauty aisle of your local drugstore, and help you pick out some new products, tools or colors to use. Sometimes just having another set of eyes, especially a friend who knows your current beauty routine and your daily habits, can help add some easy new make-up looks to your routine.

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: If You Give A Little Love. [Great message].

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How to Smarter: Book Recommendation: On My Own Two Feet: A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance. This comprehensive overview of all things personal finance is written in a relatable style, and is probably the most accessible version of a personal finance book I’ve read in a long time. I highly recommend, especially if one of your goals for 2013 is to become better informed about your own financial choices and decisions.

How to be Prettier: Shaving your legs near the end of the shower gives the hot water time to soften the skin for a smoother shave.

How to be (less) Awkward: Helpful, unusual body language tips for the workplace.

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How to be Smarter: Usually dropping a bad habit creates a time gap in your schedule where the bad habit once took place. Now that there is a little extra space in your day, it is the perfect time to focus on filling that slot with a positive habit.

How to be Prettier: Very helpful: four ways to fold bedsheets.

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: Don’t Stop, Don’t Give Up.

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