How to be Smarter: I really recommend the book I just finished, called Free Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy. It's written for parents, about how to raise kids without fear, but the commentary on society and the media's influence on fear is wonderful. Great read. How to be Prettier: I recently wrote about mint green is a great nail shade for fall; this Jade by Chanel is the perfect color of this trend. It is currently sold out everywhere, but this site tells you how to create it yourself with OPI and Essie brands.
How to be (less) Awkward: Be a conscious hostess: when your guests stands up to leave, let them go. No one wants to feel trapped at a party because you keep prattling on.