How to Make Friends – Don’t be Shy Look People in the Eye

How to Make Friends
How to Make Friends

Hey GirlMoguls – it’s back to school time and maybe you’re starting a new school – maybe you’ll be going with a group of new friends, or maybe you’re going to walk into class that very first day solo and you’re sweating it – just how are you going to make friends?  Are you worried you’re too shy?  Here are some great tips on how to be friendly:

  1. Don’t stress being shy – after all, everyone, even the most outgoing person, feels shy at times.  All you need to make friends is to get your confidence on  – and you don’t need to show up – just try a simple smile and hello to the kids in your class.  Once you get that down – and get a few smiles and hellos in return your can go for the next step
  2. Strike Up a Conversation – it doesn’t have to be a long one.  You could even script it out in front of your mirror at home.  You could compliment someone’s outfit or accessory, or maybe commiserate about the killer English homework.  A small conversation starter might lead to a longer talk
  3. Get Involved – If you want to make friends, but aren’t sure where to start, consider joining an after school club or class where you’re working on something that interests you – and all the other kids in the club.  It’s a lot easier to bond when you already share some common interests – like saving the whales or drawing comics
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Donating Hair: After the Cut!

And here’s an update from real-life GirlMogul Nina

nina-after-the-haircutOMG GirlMoguls! Guess What? I did it! I donated all of my hair to Locks of Love. I feel so proud and empowered, and am so surprised at how happy I am with my new short hair!

Okay, so let’s start from the beginning. I scheduled an appointment at the hair salon to cut my hair and donate it on my birthday. When I woke up in the morning, I was feeling so nauseous and anxious I almost wanted to call and cancel. Then, I talked to one of my best friends who told me that no matter what, I’m still the same person, with or without long hair. That made me feel better, so I decided to stick with my plan.

The time of the appointment came around so I went with my parents to the salon. The hairdresser put my hair in ponytails to cut off. The first one was the hardest, but after that, it became really fun! The hairdresser talked to me about what kind of cut I wanted, and he cut the style in baby steps so that way I could get used to it. After he was done, I looked in the mirror and I was shocked! I looked so different, yet I felt like I was more myself than ever before. I’m really glad I did this, and could help someone while doing something I wanted to do. Tell me your ideas about getting the cut and whether you would ever consider doing something like this! Plus, make sure to check out my “After” pictures!

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Fat Cat Book Club Part 3

fatcat bookOkay, girls, can I just say “Whoa!” I was definitely NOT expecting Cat’s love life to take off the way it did. Just to make sure I’m not spoiling any plot points for you, make sure that you’ve about ¾ of this novel, up to Chapter 61 (that’s page 231). Now that we’re on the same page, no pun intended, let’s talk about some good stuff. Greg, then Nick? What is Cat thinking? I imagine she must be feeling so many emotions. For the first time, she is actually going on just hormonal emotional instead of her usual rational logic. That must be crazy for her!

I’m glad that Cat dumped Greg, though. You could totally tell that he was not as intelligent, and couldn’t keep up with Cat’s fast-paced brains. She’s smart and witty, and he was just not with it. Nick, on the other hand, is super smart. But, he’s such a flirt. From the rumors and stories, we know he gets around with a ton of girls over the summer, even if he may not during the school year. He doesn’t seem like the guy Cat should ideally be with, because he is only interested in her physically. I really hope she makes the right moves with him, and by that I mean no moves.

I’m really glad that Cat is cooking again. I would love to be Amanda! I mean, getting gourmet food and a best friend? What more could a girl ask for? Plus, that food, despite being super healthy, also sounds upper delicious. I’m actually considering looking up some of those recipes and trying them. If you do, please comment and let me know how they turn out!

Anyway, I’m really curious how this so-called Phase II of Cat’s experiment will turn out. My questions from this part of the novel are:

What effect will Phase II have on Cat’s experiment? Will her lifestyle changes and changes in appearance really make that big of a difference on the dynamics of her relationships?

Will Cat FINALLY see herself in the mirror, with Amanda’s help?

What will happen between Matt and Cat? Will ever find out what happened between them, because Matt doesn’t seem to know either!

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