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Smart, Pretty & Awkward

How to be Smarter: “Writing with readers in mind does not make you (or me or any writer) a sellout. It makes you a professional.” Quote from this piece that made me think on what is means to write for your readers.

How to be Prettier: Currently obsessed with these rainbow Vans. So spring-y!

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just adorable: this bridal party swapped flowers for adoptable puppies(!).

April 3, 2017

How to be Smarter: The Ultimate Guide to Achieving Anything: This is long but a great read – and I’d save it for when you need a pep talk.

How to be Prettier: I’ve been traveling a lot recently, which means a lot of travel naps. This contraption is amazing – it takes up less room than my normal neck pillow in my carry-on and it also works great for car and train trips, too.

How to be (less) Awkward: “When you present something to your team, you make sure to do your homework. But the mistake too many people make is to skip over this step when they’re an attendee.” — Quick, meaningful advice on how to speak up more in meetings.

March 22, 2017

How to be Smarter: “You can be right and be quiet at the same time.” This gem and tons of other great relationship advice here (this is a long read, but a great one).

How to be Prettier: These star posters would make such a beautiful gift.

How to be (less) Awkward: Not awkward, just the best purchase I’ve ever made

March 15, 2017

How to be Smarter: “For This Rehearsal Only“: such a cool video about behind-the-scenes at the Oscars.

How to be Prettier: SP&A Exclusive Discount Code: With the promo code prettier15, SP&A readers can get 15% off your entire order at Cassandra Lynns Design, a shop that sells beautiful handmade items for your home. There’s a ton of beautiful pieces in the shop, but my favorites are the Home Sweet Home String Art, the Wooden Chalk Board, and this quirky Moon Wall Hanging. Enjoy! [Expires 3/31/2017].

How to be (less) Awkward: 15 ways to make sure your body language is positive when working with others.

March 7, 2017

How to be Smarter: “They don’t try to impress anyone. They don’t belong to exclusive clubs or host lavish parties. If they belong to a social or sports club, it’s usually to network or further their business interests. When they engage in such activities, they usually get a return on their investment. They understand that lifestyle creep–buying a more impressive home, driving a pricier car, or wearing fancier clothes–is a danger to their pocketbook.” — From this article on five surprising money habits of the rich (the article inspired me to finally buy a copy and start reading The Millionaire Next Door).

How to be Prettier: Stay healthier, even on the weekends.

How to be (less) Awkward: This honestly just cracks me up: “hustlers don’t sleep“.

February 16, 2017
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