"If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world" -- Mercedes Lackey

How to be Smarter: Here's a fun news story to include on your email chain with your friends today. How to be Prettier: Thinning out your closet is one of the fastest ways to become more stylish. The more clothes I have in my closet, the less creative I tend to be with my outfits.

How to be (less) Awkward: Winters are hard because you can't wait for summer when the days are longer. But everyday it gets lighter for two or three minutes longer, and thought you don't notice a change, over time it adds up. I tell myself it is that way with everything. You don't fall in love in an instance, you fall in little ways and over time love grows. You don't become a whiz at Excel in a day, you use it everyday for work and over time you learn all the shortcuts. You don't wake up and have a beautiful wardrobe, you build your personal collection piece by piece, over time.