The Persuit of Happiness

The Persuit of Happiness

1. Never Show Up To Meetings Unprepared.

Miranda: Why is no one reeaaaaddddy.

You can’t half-ass your way through meetings/class/important presentations. Don’t do it.

2. Always Know The Important People In Your Field.

Andy: (On the phone) Could you please spell “Gaaabaanah”?

It’s “Gabbana,” bitch. You should always know who the key, very important people are in the place you work — even if you just got started on the job. When I worked at a fashion magazine I used to see the Editor-in-Chief around all the time, and I always made sure to hold the elevator door for them, say hello and smile with my eyes.

3. You Are What You Eat.

Nigel: Corn chowder. That’s an interesting choice. You do know the main ingredient in corn chowder is cellulite.

The other day I was eating donuts for breakfast in my office when one of my colleagues came by and he was all, “YOU’RE EATING DONUTS? THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE FEEDING YOUR BODY?” Yo, can I just eat my absolutely delicious “Hot Now” Krispy Kreme donuts in peace? Anyway, I’ve always been one of those people who just eats whatever I want because, you know, it tastes good. All our lives we hear people chastise us with that saying, “You are what you eat.” I used to just roll my eyes, but as I get older I realize that it’s actually kind of true. You get out of your body exactly what you put into it. It’s not like you have to go all vegan or avoid foods cooked above 20 degrees. But watching what you eat is key to having a fulfilling mind and body.

4. But You’re Also What You Wear, So Work That Poly Blend With Caution, Everybody.

Nigel: (After Andy spills the clam chowder on her sweater) Oh nevermind. I’m sure there’s more poly blend where that came from.

People think that fashion doesn’t matter, that clothes and style are these frivolous things that have no meaning or significance in real life. But guess what? Every time you get dressed you’re sending signals to people, whether those signals...

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