How to be Smarter: Pretty informative article about the American flag in time for the holiday. How to be Prettier: If you are going to get your hair done for a special occasion, be sure to wear a loose fitting top (a zip-up hoodie is ideal), so you can change clothes later without messing up your hair.
How to be (less) Awkward: If someone is trying, with good intentions, to make your life easier, you must say thank you even if they didn't help you as much as you would have liked. If a small toddler tried to help you carry the laundry upstairs but ended up dropping most of it, you would still thank them for their effort. If a co-worker tried to help you by organizing some files but accidentally messed up a few, they still need to be thanked for their effort and their attempt to make your life easier.