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How to be Smarter: This is a funny article (literally, it’s written very cleverly) about how to use humor in business. The whole article is packed with great tips, but I love this nugget: “One of the more surprising and effective places for humor is around the negotiations table, where humor can make you more persuasive. In a study by researchers Karen O’Quinn and Joel Aronoff, participants negotiated on the purchase price of a piece of art. When the sellers concluded their final offer with the humorous line “…and I’ll throw in my pet frog,” participants in the study granted 18% more concessions than in the control condition, thereby demonstrating that you should not run a psych study with 10-year-old boys.”

How to be Prettier: Looking for a v-neck maxi dress with sleeves and pockets, under 30 dollars? This one is perfect. I own it in both floral-03 and black.

How to be (less) Awkward: How to respond to an insult. My favorite advice here? First, take a pause. (The link also has awesome vintage footage of Steve Jobs).

August 9, 2017

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