How to be Smarter: Great article from reader Alisa. How to be Prettier: I have recently switched to brown mascara, instead of black, for my daytime summer look. The color is lighter on a summer day than black.
How to be (less) Awkward: Doing magic tricks for an audience are really only appropriate at your niece's third birthday party or on a street corner for cash. Anywhere else (crowded party, a first date) and you look kind of silly and weird.