Friday, June 19, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
How to be Smarter: Great article from reader Alisa!
How to be Prettier: I have recently switched to brown mascara, instead of black, for my daytime summer look. The color is lighter on a summer day than black.
How to be (less) Awkward: Doing magic tricks for an audience are really only appropriate at your niece's third birthday party or on a street corner for cash. Anywhere else (crowded party, a first date) and you look kind of silly and weird.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
How to be Smarter: For most big purchases, see it at the store, try it out, decide on a color---then go home and find it cheaper online and have it delivered.
How to be Prettier: Listen to "Boys Boys Boys" by Lady GaGa to get pumped before going out.
How to be (less) Awkward: Boys that are too intense about dumb life things (friendly game of kickball, board games, out-drinking everyone else) will be too intense about dumb relationship things (being facebook friends with an ex, having a girls night without him, not texting back right away).
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
How to be Smarter: Lots of facts to make your smarter are available here.
How to be Prettier: In a pinch, the (unused) seat covers in public restrooms can be used as facial blotting tissues.
How to be (less) Awkward: Try not to double dip at a party. If you really need to get more topping on your carrot stick/cracker/nacho and you've already bitten from both ends, break it in half and dip the inside halves in the container.
Monday, June 15, 2009
How to be Smarter: If you need a word defined, go to Google and type in "define: word" and all the definitions of the word on the internet pop up.
How to be Prettier: Purple eyeshadow looks lovely on brown eyes.
How to be (less) Awkward: Try to be passionate without being dramatic.
Friday, June 12, 2009
"She’s not here anymore. She’s covered in sequins" -- Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (Lady GaGa)
How to be Smarter: Take comfort in the knowledge that no one is a good dancer--and the few that actually are usually look like huge show-offs on the dance floor. Be grateful you're just a normal dancer and get up there and dance. While smiling.
How to be Prettier: Wear heels for nice legs. Sometimes I wear flip flops to the party, carrying my heels, and then ditch the flip flops in my bag before I go in. If it is a super special occasion, and my clutch won't fit the flip flops, I get really cheap sandals from the dollar store and just toss them before walking into the party.
How to be (less) Awkward: Learn all the lyrics to three standard party songs. Options listed here. Then bust them out casually at a social gathering--this is actually more impressive than one might think.