"Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are" -- Amy Bloom

How to be Smarter: People worth being in relationships with will want to make you happy because they like you. If you are expressing what you want and need from a partner--in a cool, rational way--and not getting it, it may be time to move on. How to be Prettier: There isn't always time to spend an hour at the gym. But there is usually time to do 30 jumping jacks during Teen Mom, or 20 sit-ups while you are on hold on the phone, or squats while you floss your teeth. Fit in what you, where you can, as often as you can.

How to be (less) Awkward: I found this blog about braces adorably awkward and very endearing.