"No one's gonna drag you/To get into the light where you belong" -- "The Sign," Ace of Base

How to be Smarter: The age-old trick of laying out your clothes the night before really does save five or ten minutes in the morning. How to be Prettier: I'm working on a theory about the power of hot pink and grey. I'm loving the look of a high waisted grey skirt with a hot pink tank. Or, for work, a grey dress with hot pink nails. The colors look beautiful together.

How to be (less) Awkward: Does anybody ever like a complainer? Are your problems really interesting to everyone else, all of the time? Does talking about things, instead of fixing them, ever work?