"We try to create this interesting appearance to make ourselves feel better about ourselves" -- Sarah McLachlan

How to be Smarter: As Ben Franklin says, “Three can keep a secret if two are dead.” If you don’t want anyone to know, you can’t tell anyone. Even your best friend can be persuaded to spill the beans sometimes.

How to be Prettier: Even if you are trying to grow your hair out, get it trimmed on a regular basis. Split ends aren’t very cute, and it will make your hair grow even faster.

How to be (less) Awkward: Carry emergency cash. It’s beyond embarrassing to have to put back half of your groceries or skip the value meal at BK because their credit card machine isn’t working or you are over your limit. It’s especially mortifying if you are the reason that the whole line has to wait an extra 15 minutes while you run to the ATM in the corner.