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Being a teenager can be hard. Learn how to make the most of your teen years with the advice in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Area of expertise
- Groundbreaking project
- Nerdy clothes
- Good grades
- e-book reader (optional)
Excel at something
Be awesome at something. There are many different types of nerds. Determine whether you're a math, science, literature, sci-fi, music, video game, computer, chess, or some other kind of nerd, and embrace your nerdiness. Confidence rocks anything.
Carry a book with you at all times. Nothing says "I'm a brainiac" like carrying around books that nobody else understands.
Use your smarts to create something
Do something really cool with your intelligence. Conquer new frontiers by writing a computer program, inventing new electronics, or composing an amazing piece of music.
Create your own network of nerds
Create your own network of nerds -- start an underground club and a newspaper.
Own your look
Be proud of your pocket protector, suspenders, high-waist pants, black-framed glasses, and your mismatched accessories. The nerd look is indistinguishable from the hipster look.
Apply yourself to your studies to get high enough grades for acceptance -- better yet, a scholarship -- to a top school, and eventually land the perfect job. You'll be smiling at every high school reunion.