“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud" -- Coco Chanel

How to be Smarter: A simple way to avoid hurt feelings is: don't get too invested too early. Yes, you love the college, but until you get in, don't make your heart set on it. Yes, the job is perfect, but until you get the interview, don't get too excited. Of course he is the cutest boy in the world--but until he asks you on a date and treats you sweetly, who cares about him?

How to be Prettier: The nail length this season is short, filed nails in bright colors.

How to be (less) Awkward: Please don't go out with makeup powder all over yourself. If you spill powder on your clothes, blow dry it off instead of rubbing it in. And never put deodorant on first--wait until you are in your clothes so you don't get those white lines on your black dress.