In order to be way better in every way, complete these 7 badge requirements in full. Then, find someone whose approval means everything to you and ask them to cut the above badge carefully along the dotted line and pin it on you so that everyone can see it. You’ll feel way better once you ARE way better!
- Find a fitness regime that works for you, and smile the entire time you are doing it. This way, everyone will know that you are really enjoying it and do not find it unpleasant in any way.
- Subscribe to a magazine that writes articles about big, very important issues. As the magazines arrive each month, make a stack of them so it is easy for others to see that you value the knowledge inside of them. Make a promise to yourself that you will one day actually read them.
- Find all available scientific knowledge regarding health, fitness, and personal wellness, and make a graph organizing everything you found. Share your data with others so they too can benefit from knowing all of these things.
- Promote body acceptance by selecting a mole on your body and drawing a picture of it. Title your drawing This mole is alright! If you don’t have any moles, choose an equivalent body thing.**
- Cut out the included photo of Beyoncé and put it in your wallet. Let her symbolize whatever you need her to.
- Using a blender, mix all of the ingredients listed on the recipe card below. Tell everyone about the great new smoothie you’ve been eating every morning. Make sure when you talk about the smoothie you recite each and every ingredient on the list, in the order that you mix them. The more ingredients, the more impressed people will be.
- Practice healthy habits by completing this helpful “Be Way Better” chart. Each time you complete one of the activities listed, reward yourself with a gold star!
Jennifer Mills is an interdisciplinary artist and comedian living in New York City. Mills received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she taught in the Departments of Contemporary Art and Performance. Mills currently works in the Graphics Department at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and publishes an online weekly newsletter at jennifermillsnews.org.
Matthew Schlagbaum is a Chicago based interdisciplinary artist, and has participated in solo and group exhibitions across the U.S. He is part of the upcoming “Making Chances” exhibition at Gallery 400, as well as “Chrysalis” at Rainbo Club (both part ofPlatforms: 10 Years of Chances, a multi-site survey celebrating the 10 year anniversary of Chances Dances), and the 8th Annual Governor’s Island Art Fair in New York City. He is a recent Individual Artist Grant recipient from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. He received his MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he currently works and teaches.