"In time of test, family is best" -- Burmese Proverb

How to be Smarter: You must give your dreams a combination of time, and a nudge in the right direction, in order for them to happen. How to be Prettier: A great spring eyelet dress--you can get it in black to wear to work with a cardigan over it, or wear it in yellow with gold flats for a Thursday night out.

How to be (less) Awkward: The other day when I was rushing out the door leaving for a trip, I was running around like a madmen when my boyfriend said "Stop panicking and looting your cubby!" In my haste to get out the door, I had grabbed, without realizing, just about everything I could see from my junk cubby by the door--shoes, a sweatshirt, old makeup, I think there was even a bagel thrown in there. Somtimes when people are in a hurry, they grab whatever they can see and make a break for it. The same is true when they feel that that they must flee situations---transfer colleges, transfer jobs, transfer cities. Stop. Breathe. Slow down. You don't need to loot your junk cubby and flee--you can sit down, have a civilized breakfast, clear your head, and then leave. Take your time, whether rushing out the door or rushing out of a situation, to think it over and make more rational choices.