"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom" -- Anais Nin

How to be Smarter: A food blog that focuses on eating healthy, with the  prettiest pictures. How to be Prettier: Just one extra top coat on your nails make them last 2-3 days longer.

How to be (less) Awkward: If you are dating someone long enough, they will eventually start to ask about your ex's. Only volunteer information if you are asked for it, stick to the facts, and stick to the truth. "His name was Brian, he lived in Boston and worked in finance." If asked for more details, do not do comparisons, even if they make your current guy look better--comparing them makes it seem like a competition, which it is not. You already have a sweet new guy to love--the old guy is history. If asked why you broke up, keep it truthful but vague "It wasn't good timing for both of us" or "We worked better as friends."  No mention of who broke up with who unless asked. And finally, I always include something that makes you seem mature "I wish him the best, I hope he finds the right girl." Or "We call each other on our birthdays to catch up." Something that makes it seem like you are not a monster girl to break up with, that you can still be friendly with your ex's.