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: 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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Smart is the New Pretty: Let’s Socialize

By |October 19th, 2011|Smart Is the New Pretty|

As women, we are known to be very social creatures.  So, when the buzz word  “social media” started popping up everywhere (and is even now considered a “career”), we thought to ourselves, “Psssh!  We’ve been doing this for years.”  While there are plenty of folks out there who consider themselves to be gurus, experts and mavens in the venue of Marketing/PR 2.0, most of them haven’t a clue as to what they’re talking about.  So, if you’re looking to increase your social presence, it’s probably best not to leave it to the “experts” and start learning yourself!  Social Media is constantly changing so you better keep up!

Now go fire up your Tumblr, Twitter, and Flickr.  It’s time to get social… and while you’re at it, be sure to Tweet, FB, and YouTube with WhyDid.


WhyDid Wisdom: Remembering A Legend

By |October 6th, 2011|WhyDid Wisdom|

“[Y]ou can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” Steve Jobs

Waking up to another rainy morning, it’s almost as if Silicon Valley is crying over its loss.  Whether you are an Apple user or not (who are you?), Steve Jobs is someone who has affected everyone’s life in some way, shape, or form.  More than just pretty looking gadgets that make it easier for us to live our lives on the run and chat with our friends, his attitude towards life and innovation is what really captivated me and millions of others.

Sadly, it is unlikely that our generation will see another like Mr. Jobs in our lifetime.  I don’t doubt that there are more out there like him though.  It was Jobs’ ability to be unafraid to fail that made him truly unique.  It doesn’t matter how smart you are or how many great ideas you have if you never put them out there and really go for your dream(s).  I think we’ve all been frightened by failure and have given up on big dreams.  Rather than doing what we want to do, we do what we think is the mature and responsible thing to do.  I understand that, at times, that’s the necessary decision for survival, but that’s no reason to give up on your passion.  Our generation has become lazy and scared.  We’d rather be reality TV stars than scientists… and that’s just sad.  Fame isn’t what changes the world.  Making a quick buck isn’t either.

No one has a guaranteed amount of life on this planet.  You don’t know what will happen in the next day, the next hour.  Stop being afraid.  Stop being lazy.  It’s okay to fail.  Sometimes that’s the only route to success.

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. … Stay hungry. Stay foolish.” Steve Jobs

We all will die.  Will you live?




Smart is the New Pretty: Date Night Chatter

By |August 10th, 2011|Smart Is the New Pretty|

I’ve always been a firm believer that no matter how beautiful you look in that new Kimberly Ovitz, if you open your mouth and have nothing more intelligent to talk about than which pro athlete one of the Kardashians is dating, then you’ve just wasted a lot of makeup and time in the mirror.  So, to help you lovely ladies out, I’ve found some of the web’s hottest headlines that are totally chatter-worthy:

Even if your date turns out to be a dud, at least you know you were armed and prepared both mentally and physically.




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