How to be Smarter: You are always in a position to negotiate. Never believe that what someone else says absolutely goes--there is always a middle to be met at, and concessions to be made on both sides. If you think there is no room to negotiate, the other side has already won. How to be Prettier: Bandolino is one of my favorite brands of shoes--they fit really well, and they are very comfortable. These are my new favorites, in the very spring-like color of blush pink.
How to be (less) Awkward: You can ask things of other people ("would you please be more understanding?") but you must demand things of yourself ("I will be more patient with my brother today.)"