"Have you got a brook in your little heart/Where bashful flowers blow and blushing birds go down to drink?" -- Emily Dickinson

How to be Smarter: If a boy likes you, he will return your missed calls, even if you didn't leave a voicemail. How to be Prettier: Ruffles, ruffles, ruffles, for the end of summer/start of fall season. On everything--from boots to bathing suits to work skirts.

How to be (less) Awkward: Have a bad memory with bad things and a good memory with good things. Be the first to forget your dumb fight with your best friend or the job interview you had that went badly, and the last to forget your co-worker's birthday and your sorority sister's big test.