"From our birthday, until we die,/Is but the winking of an eye" -- William Butler Yeats

How to be Smarter: People are more likely to click links in emails/blogs if they are in green.  How to be Prettier: I have a theory that your life is better if you can look down at your toes peeking out from under the covers and they are painted a color that makes you happy.

How to be (less) Awkward: Many guys are the kind of guys that stay until the end of the credits, metaphorically. And plenty of guys are the kind of guys that want to see the same movie as you, again, metaphorically. Find the guy that wants to sit until the end of the credits and wants to see the same movie as you. I've dated guys where we both wanted to see the same movie, but halfway through, one of us wandered away to get popcorn and never came back. And I've dated guys where we both wanted to stay until the end of the credits, but we couldn't agree on a movie to watch. You have to find the person that wants to watch the same movie, next to you, until the end of the credits.