"All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on" -- Havelock Ellis

How to be Smarter: Life is long (if you are lucky); there will be people you meet that aren't very fun that life forces you to be involved with on a regular basis. Try to find one thing about this type of non-fun people that is okay, maybe even tolerable, and focus on that thing. Examples of things to focus on: the fact that they are important to someone you do love; the fact that they know a lot about random movies; the fact that they bring in cupcakes to work every Thursday. Grasp onto that little thing and love it. How to be Prettier: Eyebrows, mani/pedi once a week, get a little sun, have clothes and shoes in your closet that you like. Do these things right and the rest falls into place. 

How to be (less) Awkward: Secret to dating the best boys: don't date boys that spit in front of you; don't date boys that don't make you laugh; don't date boys that don't tell you they like the way you look in your glasses.