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Six Words on Middle School: ‘The Drama Years’ Giveaway on SMITHTeens

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Drama is metal, I’m the magnet. - Footballgirl217
Lost popularity, gained my best friend. - PurpleStarSunshine
Bible camp is apparently drama camp. - ShayLovely
I’m the one they gossip about. -  Katniss
This week, we’re trying something new in the Games forum on the new-look SMITHTeens and we wanted to invite those of you with teens in your life to check it [...]

Eight Chosen Heebish Six-Word Memoirs

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

This Hanukkah, SMITH teamed-up with Heeb Magazine, to choose a different Six-Word Memoir on The Jewish Life winner each night, a contest. Each of the eight winning scribes will get a free copy of our upcoming book, Oy! Only Six? Why Not More? Six Words on the Jewish Life, which will be available this [...]

“Epic chase scene. With super soakers.” The Ultimate Six-Word Test Drives Go Tweet!

Friday, October 21st, 2011

We’re in the final days of “The Best Test Drive Ever. Period.” contest, which ends on October 23, 11:59pm ET. The challenge is simple and the outcome could be awesome: Can describe your ultimate test drive of a MINI Cooper in just six words? One creative dreamer will get the chance to live out [...]

“Manhattan suit bikini models hoagie jet.” — The Six-Word Test Drive Challenge Revs Up

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

If you had just six words to describe your ultimate test drive of a MINI Cooper, what would they be? “Manhattan suit bikini models hoagie jet,” dreams one entrant of a “The Best Test Drive Ever. Period.” contest from MINI Cooper.
“The Best Test Drive Ever. Period.” concept is simple, and the prize is awesome. [...]

Six Words on the Jewish Life

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

“Found Jewish princess. Good-bye succulent pork.”
“Didn’t get Seinfeld ’til met in-laws.”
“I kvetch. And therefore, I am.”
“Catholic in Jewish neighborhood: double guilt.”
“Moved to Israel. Rest is history.”
From identity and mother issues to unfettered love of carbs and inner conflict over Israel—and the sheer joy of discussing and debating… everything—the Jewish life is a rich and storied [...]

Your Boss in Six Words: Six Words About Work Challenge #3

Monday, August 1st, 2011

We’re halfway through “Six Words About Work,” a special challenge from SMITH Magazine and Mercer consulting that asks you, in exactly six words, to define four areas of your work life. Challenge #3 is almost always interesting and nearly inescapable: bosses. In six words, we want to know about the best boss you’ve ever had, [...]

“Six Words About Work” Contest—Challenge #2 (3 more iPad2s & PlayBooks)

Sunday, July 17th, 2011

More than 2,500 submissions later, we’ve just wrapped up our first “Six Words About Work” challenge: My Job. We’ll announce judge Gretchen Rubin’s winners on this blog and Twitter at the end of the week—three people are about to be very happy with a new Ipad2 or BlackBerry PlayBook.
The good news: We’re giving [...]

“Who Doesn’t Love the Payroll Lady?” Six Words About Work—Last Call Six Days for Challenge #1

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Software programmer: no human interaction necessary.
Certainty is overrated. Became a freelancer.
I am Librarian, hear me whisper.
Thankless, but everyone needs an assistant.
Making things better with wireframes.
Because graduating these days means choose-your-own-adventure.
You want it done by when?
There are just a few days left until our July 16 cutoff date for the first “Six Words About Work” Challenge— [...]

“Parenting: Idiot. Expert. Idiot. Expert. Idiot.” Six Words for My First Father’s Day

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Among the many true clichés about parenting is that you fall madly in love with your child. True, true. For me, I both near-instantly fell in love with my boy but something else happened that I hadn’t quite planned for: I fell in love all over again with my first baby, SMITH Magazine.
How so? [...]

“Mom’s a puzzle. Little Pieces Everywhere”—Six-Word MOMoirs

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Fired therapist, one mother is enough. Sometimes mom needs a timeout. Mommy’s boobies no longer daddy’s boobies. Mom’s big Get Even: my kids. Mom is transgender. Hey new dad! In meeting. Binky in suit pocket. I’m pregnant. I’m not a buddha. A sake mom, not soccer [...]

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