"The golden age is before us, not behind us" -- William Shakespeare

How to be Smarter: The book "Ignore Everybody (and 39 Other Keys to Creativity)" was written by a fellow blogger, Hugh MacLeod. I highly recommend.   How to be Prettier: The only tip I have for sticking to a workout is buying an ipod and filling it with the kind of songs that you love, and then only allowing yourself to listen to it when you are doing something physical. 

How to be (less) Awkward: When you go to someone's house, plan ahead, feet-wise. If you know it is the kind of house where you have to take off your shoes, either bring socks or make sure you don't wear shoes on the way over that will make you feet smelly.