How to be Smarter: Spend money on things you use everyday, like a down comforter for your bed, or a high-grade toothbrush. It makes more sense to do this than spending money on things you use less often, like a very expensive luggage set or a ballgown dress you only have occasion to wear once a year. How to be Prettier: Tasteful enough for the office, but stylish enough for Happy Hour.
How to be (less) Awkward: If a boy is texting you on days he knows he can't see you (he's on vacation, he already knows you have plans, etc.), he likes you. And once it crosses the threshold of texting more than 4 out of 7 days a week, it is getting serious.