Smart Is the New Pretty: Where Did the Internet Go?

By |January 18th, 2012|Smart Is the New Pretty, WhyDid Wisdom|

You may be thinking to yourself, “What the heck is going on with the internet today?  It’s different.  It’s weird.”  Well, there’s good reason for that.  Many websites are going “black” in protest of SOPA.  WTF is SOPA, you ask?



Smart is the New Pretty: Ahead of the Game

By |January 11th, 2012|Smart Is the New Pretty, WhyDid Wisdom|

It’s no secret that smart is the new pretty, so how about we start this year off with some more knowledge?  Anyone can look good in designer duds, but it’s the girl with the knowing look that ends up the belle of the ball.


Smart is the New Pretty: Holidating

By |December 7th, 2011|Smart Is the New Pretty, WhyDid Wisdom|

Oh yes, it’s time to start the countdown to the holiday season.  Along with all the shopping, soiree’ing, and snowmen building (okay, maybe not)- there’s also probably some holiday smooching in the plans.

  • Groupon has acquired OpenCal which will help you to “schedule” all of your impending appointments. [TechCrunch]
  • But perhaps you are only interested in keeping track of the 25th of December.  Here are five free apps that will help you do just that. [Mashable]
  • Facebook is counting down too… but they are counting the most popular status trends of 2011. [Mashable]
  • Speaking of status updates.  I hear you’re headed out on a first date.  Having trouble trying to figure out what to wear?  The new PickWhichPic app allows you to call your friends in for reinforcement (and is free until Christmas).
  • Realize that you hate everything in your closet?  The Poshmark app will help you clean out your closet and make a little cash. [Refinery 29]
  • Hopefully your date is in advertising… cause you may want to avoid dating investment bankers.  Okay, not all of them.  Just this one. [Gawker]
  • You may, however, want to start dating your lawyer. Free legal pads, anyone? [Gawker]
  • And in case your date does go well, here are ten recipes for the most perfect pancakes. [HuffingtonPost]
  • Then you can write a poem about how much your enjoyed your date on Opuss, you creep. [TechCrunch]


Photo via The Art of Manliness (who happens to have a great holiday date list)

Smart is the New Pretty: Connection Failed

By |November 30th, 2011|Smart Is the New Pretty, WhyDid Wisdom|

We are so attached to our computers and smart phones, it seems nearly impossible to even get through a dinner without someone (or everyone) picking up his or her phone to text, Tweet, check-in, or share a photo.  It begs me to ask the question- have we become TOO social?  And have we forgotten what the word “social” really means?

Perhaps it’s time to put down our gadgets and make real life connections– with the people who are right in front of our faces.  Sure we are all “connected” but are we really “connecting” at all anymore?



Smart is the New Pretty: Back in Black

By |November 23rd, 2011|Smart Is the New Pretty, WhyDid Wisdom|

While many of us are busy stocking the refrigerator and planning out tomorrow’s menu, there are others out there who are plotting a different kind of game plan.  That’s right I’m talking about you crazy kids who take part in a little something called Black Friday.  While I would sooner die than try and take on the madness (check out 10 things I’d rather be doing), it’s a tradition for some and well, it’s good for the economy.

Good luck out there, kiddos.  And jut remember, it’s all fun and games til someone loses an eye.

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