How to be Smarter: I like listening to "Life is Beautiful" by Amy Correia when I'm working on my computer. Just nice, easy, upbeat music. How to be Prettier: I think a nice low-scoop neck in the back of your dress or shirt can be a little more tasteful, but just as trendy, as a a low-scoop neck in the front.
How to be (less) Awkward: A nice way to stay connected to best friends that are far away is to text about your outfits for the night. Even if you won't see each other, I always love getting the text at 8pm on a Friday: "should I go with the white tank top dress, gold necklace and the black heels?" from friends in other cities, and I am always texting questions like, "should I wear that navy AA skirt with that tank top I wore on my birthday with or without the embellished headband?" I love my friends, and I like knowing what they are hitting the town wearing. And more than once, on workdays, I open the email chain for the day with, "what is everyone wearing today?"