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19 Life Truths Betty Draper Taught Us On "Mad Men"

Betty, you're the ice queen we all should aspire to be.

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1. That even when shit hits the fan, there is nothing a glass or two (or a bottle) of wine won't fix.

2. Why say anything when you can let a powerful side-eye...

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3. ...or the even more judgmental disapproving stare speak for you.

See how Betty expertly did both in a single conversation.
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See how Betty expertly did both in a single conversation.

4. It's imperative that you should always be able to throw a side-eye, no matter what you're doing.

5. When it comes to men, they should always chase you and not the other way around.

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Or at least make them think it.

6. You don't have time for your kids' shit.

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7. There will be times that you will just have to lay down the law with your kids.

Especially if they publicly embarrass you.
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Especially if they publicly embarrass you.

8. But sometimes it's important to not give a single-fuck what your kids do.

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~cool mom~

9. Show those receipts and call a bitch out if they try put you down.

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10. It's necessary to give the neighbors something to be jealous and gossip about.

A little insinuation never hurt anybody.

11. If you're going to fight, always have the upper hand and set the rules.

12. Have a masterful resting bitchface...

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...because it makes your smile that much more important and compelling.

13. Allow yourself to indulge.

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14. It's important to release stress.

15. Always look impeccable...

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16. ...even when doing something as mundane as gardening.

Glamour is the best way to slay the haters.
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Glamour is the best way to slay the haters.

17. Don't be afraid to let people know that you're OVER IT.

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"BYE."

18. And don't be afraid to confront someone to let them know that YOU ARE NOT THE ONE.

19. And finally, sometimes you've just got to give no fucks and just take matters into your own hands.

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Neighbors pigeons causing a problem for your family? Grab a gun and take them down, 'cause nobody messes with you and your loved ones.

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