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17 Ways To Trick People Into Thinking You're Cool

Other than having really great hair.

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1. Get better at a skill that you can share with others.

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2. If you don't want to invest a lot of time in coordinating contrasting colors in your home or closet, just stick with one.

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I mean, it's pretty fucking cool to claim that your color is "blue fog."

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3. Take care of your skin because if it glows, people will pay attention to you.

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4. Find something you love about yourself and show it off like every atom in the universe needs to see it.

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5. If you're having people over, stock up on coffee table books that actually interest you.

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6. Declutter! You automatically look 10 times better when you're less of a glum mess.

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7. Learn that it's OK to not have to please everyone.

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8. Don't hide your personality: Wear it.

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9. Even if you know you're faking it on every level, at least look like you have your shit together.

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10. Buy a few distinct, nice-looking everyday objects.

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11. Smile (only when you want to) with the greatest-looking teeth.

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12. Decorate your walls with slightly abstract and visually striking art prints.

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13. Experiment with your appearance: If life's not static, then your looks don't have to stay fixed either.

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14. Don't worry about not being super "fashionable." Just nail down the basics.

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15. Instead of fearing your lack of creativity, open yourself up to it.

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16. Be on top of your ambitions, your social life, and anything else you care about by keeping track of it all.

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17. And, of course, rock the right pair of sunglasses.

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