"Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on" -- Bob Newhart

How to be Smarter: This New  York Times article is long, but intensely interesting and well-written. A good message for all, with a significant other or not, not to forget to work on improving relationships that  are so central to your life. How to be Prettier: If you are going to pull your hair back, the higher the ponytail, the more dramatic it looks.

How to be (less) Awkward: Everyone is trying their best. I'm trying my best, you're trying your best, we all are trying our best. Some days your best is better than other days, but don't be mad at yourself if the day ends and all of your goals aren't completed. It's okay, sweet girl.